You set sail form your home lands and set sail for Tyr Lysia. You land along the southern shore on the Gold Island. As you head inland you come upon the small hamlet named Happy Cow Farm. Two High Elves notice you and beckon you to come closer. Hunter Drogo asks if you can help him and his partner, Tim Nightowl hunt down a deer. They have almost no experience and could use any help you give them.
Show us how to hunt deer!
Oh a Dryad! Would you mind helping us! Your people's hunting skills are legendary. Would you mind helping us? We are hunters trying to shoot a deer, but we barely have any experience in deer hunting. Perhaps you'd be able to show us a little something.
You agree to help out and soon find a deer just outside the Happy Cow Farm. Drogo's eyes light up when he sees the size of the deer. He thinks it's head will look great above his fireplace. When you inquire about the carcass he says it can rot for all he cares. As a Dryad you've grown up around nature and have learned to live with it and from it. This senseless waste of meat has you incensed. They're only trophy hunters! You decide to show your displeasure and teach them a lesson.
Very Good! A real humdinger! Just look at those antlers! They'll look great above the fireplace. The rest of the carcass can just rot here. It'll make the bugs and worms happy. Hehe!
Nightowl pleads for you to stop. He says it was only a deer. But when he sees the look in your eyes he concedes that killing a deer only for it's antlers is wrong. The got caught up in the thrill of the hunt and never thought about the end result. They both take off like Ker herself is after them.
Stop it! It... it was just a deer! Well I guess you're right. Nobody should kill a living being for no good reason. I realize that now. Forgive us, we were blinded by hunting fever.
You see some more hunters a short distance away and head over to talk to them. Seems they already heard about the incident with Drogo. He and his buddies decide that a 'tree-hugger' like you has no business telling High Elves what to do. They attack but a seasoned hunter like you has no real problem eliminating them. You can't understand the arrogance from these elves. You're not denying anyone their right to hunt. But you dislike their reasons why.
You're really in a bad mood now as you head into Sloeford. You speak with a local resident named Thelendra. She says that the town has decided the surrounding area should be re-forested. But a man named TyBosso is preventing the plan from being realized. In fact, he's forcing his slaves to clear even more trees.
Stop TyBosso's lumberjacks.
Hello there. You are a Dryad, aren't you? Listen, it was decided a while ago that the woods around the village should be reafforested. But TyBosso prevents us from doing so. In fact he forces his slaves to lumber all the trees. Please make him stop.
You walk out to the nearby woods to see what is going on. The Slave Overseer says that his boss, TyBosso DeElfici needs more ships for his business and they need to cut down as many trees as possible. So greed is stopping the re-planting of trees. You ask him to stop and he can't believe you're serious. The next thing you know you're being attacked. After you kill the overseers, Slave Theodus thanks you for freeing him and the others.
Careful! It's dangerous here, you better move aside! TyBosso DeElfici has ordered new ships which will enable him to send his goods out all over the world even faster. What did you say? You want us to stop! You're kidding, right?
He had debts he couldn't pay off to TyBosso and forced into working for him. They'll hide out in the mountains until the inevitable search for them winds down and then make their way to the Human realm. Well, at least one problem is solved. He did mention something about that house over there.
Thanks for saving us, strangers. We were forced into drudgery because we couldn't pay our debts to TyBosso. We'll hide out in the mountains and emigrate to the Human realm as soon as the dust of our escape has settled.
You go to check it our and can't believe what you see. They are killing cows and dumping them into the river! When you confront Lohen he says that's the way it's always been done. He doesn't care about polluting the river with bloated carcasses. He doesn't care about the fish or any of the other wildlife that depend on the waters. The mayor pays him one silver per cow and the poisoned water helps keep the Kobolds away from town. You can never remember being so angry in your life. You give Lohen and his Stable Boys a beatdown they'll never forget and head straight for the mayor's house.
Yes, that's the way we do it. Old and weak cows are killed and thrown into the river when they cannot give any more milk. Sure, the water won't get any healthier but who cares? The river runs to the ocean. And fish cannot catch an upset stomach.
The mayor gives us one silver coin per cow because the poisoned water deters Kobolds as well. That way we all benefit.
Mayor Wilkes explains that they were butchering the cows to prevent the Kobolds from getting them. If they knew about all that meat they'd never get rid of them. But it seems it doesn't matter now since the little Kobolds are all over. He doesn't seem to think there's anything that can be done so you agree to go out and kill a few to prove him wrong.
Bring me Kobold heads!
The cows? Yes I'll have them slaughtered. Why not? It doesn't make any difference anymore. The Kobolds are everywhere, attacking everything that gets in their way. As long as they are around I can't take the cows to town. If they found out that there's tons of beef they'd never eave. Since you know and do everything so well...why don't you kill a few Kobolds and bring me their heads!
You travel to the High Elf Outpost and kill enough to bring back 10 Kobold Heads to show him that they can do something about the problem. That seems to re-energize the mayor. He promises to get the townsfolk together and see what they can do to solve their problems.
You! I didn't expect to meet you again. I see you've been successful.. Well maybe there is still a chance for us! I'll talk to my farmers. Maybe we can get something on its way together.
You decide to head towards the Kobold Camp to see what is going on with the Kobolds. On the way, you meet Knickknack on a bridge just north of Celestial Dome. He wants you to help poisoning the water!
Hey, woman from wood! Help must you! Mother Earth commands. We kill cows and pour blood in water!
This ends the first part of this chain quest and begins the next one. Head to Kobold Camp to continue in the second part, Kobold Blood.
Note: Sometimes you will only 'subdue' them and not kill them.
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