After four years Chronicles of Talislanta has finally reached Final status! For those of you who don’t remember we have a multi-step system for rating a scanned books status:
Missing: We don’t have a scan yet.
Stage 1: Scan Processing (rotation, renaming, organization, etc.. of images)
Stage 2: Ready for clean-up by volunteers, As-Is PDF created with bookmarks
Stage 3: Cleaned Image Verification, OCR’ed, turned into PDF, Bookmarked
Final: PDF is complete, no further work needed, released to public
Just before Christmas 2014 I was contacted by thatoldfool. In his great generosity he had cleaned up the entire book. There is a reason the remaining books haven’t been cleaned up yet. It is a monumental undertaking, to say the least. However, he reports that he has devised an automated process for cleaning up the images.
He said he knocked this book out in a few days time! Due to my busy schedule I wasn’t able to verify the scan and add OCR and bookmarks until after Xmas. But I have finished and the book is now ready. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get in touch with him since right after Xmas. So keep those fingers crossed. If he surfaces again we might see one or more books getting cleaned as well.
None of this would be possible without thatoldfool. You sir have my deepest gratitude and thanks. For those of you who have print copies, you can’t beat the white background available in this new version of The Chronicles of Talislanta. I have also gone through and removed any pencil marks I found in the book, as well as the artificial border, created by the page edges, present in the original scan as it had its binding in tact when scanned.
Viva La Talislanta!!!
|The Chronicles of Talislanta|
|Original PDF (299 MB)Optimized PDF (63.3 MB)
Best Quality, Non-Image-Processed PDF (799 MB)
|Follow the accounts of Tamerlin. Traveler, self-styled wizard, and obscure author of ancient times as he explores the magical land of Talislanta. Discover the myriad wonders and oddities of a forgotten age including; the Dream Merchants of Phantas who sail the skies in fabulous windships bearing the most costly and exotic wares. The Maze-City of Altan, carved over centuries of time from a single mound of violet stone. The Aberrant Forest, the Sindarans, the Crimson Citadel, the Xambrian Wizard Hunters, and the many strange peoples, places, and creatures native to the world of Talislanta.|
|Edition 1st||Pages 120||Released Feb 1987||ISBN # 0961077042||Stage Final|