Relics and Omens

Relics and Omens

“Relics and Omens” is an anthology in the Dragonlance universe, also known as “Tales of the Fifth Age: Book One.” Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, this collection was published in 1998 and contains short stories set during the Fifth Age of Krynn, an era marked by the recovery from the Chaos War and the rise of new forms of magic. The anthology explores how people of Krynn adapt to the changes brought about by the Fifth Age and the role that relics and omens play in shaping their destinies.

The anthology consists of the following short stories:

  1. “Heart of Goldmoon” by Laura Hickman and Kate Novak – A tale about the heroine Goldmoon, who embarks on a journey to save the River of Souls and restore the balance of the world.
  2. “Wayward Children” by Richard A. Knaak – A story that follows a group of young adventurers who uncover a dark secret and find themselves caught in a battle between good and evil.
  3. “The Undefeated” by Paul B. Thompson – A tale of an aging knight named Sir Alec who, along with his companions, must confront a new and dangerous threat to the land.
  4. “Easy Pickings” by Douglas Niles – This story follows a kender named Topknot and his friends as they embark on a daring quest to steal a magical artifact from a powerful and dangerous foe.
  5. “The Dragon’s Eye” by Jeff Grubb – A tale about a group of adventurers who uncover a mysterious artifact, the Dragon’s Eye, which grants them a glimpse into the future and sets them on a path to shape the destiny of Krynn.
  6. “Silver and Steel” by Kevin T. Stein – A story that follows a silver dragon named Quicksilver and a human warrior named Lian as they join forces to battle a deadly threat to the world.

These stories, along with others in the anthology, delve into the complexities of life in the Fifth Age, exploring the struggles and triumphs of the people of Krynn as they adapt to the changes brought about by the new era. Each tale highlights the importance of relics and omens in the unfolding destinies of the characters, showcasing the resilience, courage, and hope that define the world of Dragonlance.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: TSR08386
  • ISBN: 0786911697
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 1st
  • Status: Available
  • Pub. Date: Apr 1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Timeline: 393 AC (10 SC)