On a bridge just north of the Celestial Dome Knickknack told you he wanted your help killing cows and dumping them into the river. Now kobolds may not be the nicest creatures out there, but they are definitely not evil. They're more a part of nature than a force against it. You are forced to kill Knickknack and his behavior really bothers you. Something isn't right here.
Hey, woman from wood! Help must you! Mother Earth commands. We kill cows and pour blood in water!
So you decide to go up to the Kobold Camp to see if you can learn anything. You meet Tschakschak the Exiled. He tells you the chef is spiking the soup. He's putting some ingredient in the broth that is making all of them go crazy. After eating the soup all they want to do is destroy things. Tschakschak was exiled because he refused to join the others and have the soup. If you kill the chef he says you'll be doing everyone a favor.
Kill the chef!
Hello, tree woman! Just the person I want. The chef made another one of his soups. One that drives everybody nuts. The jerk pust something in there that makes them all go crazy so they don't want to do anything b ut destroy things! They banned me because I refused to eat the soup. If you'll kill the chef you'd be doing us all a big favor.
So you head into the camp and find Master Chef Niggle. He doesn't offer you any soup which is fine with you because he says it won't 'agree' with you. Right after chatting he attacks. Looks like he's been sampling from the pot himself. You take him out and spill the stinking brew on the ground so no one else can eat it.
No, no, no, my soup won't agree with you!
You head back to Tschakschak and tell him the news. He's glad that problem is taken care of and asks if you're with the elves or nature. Of course you're on nature's side. Guess the elves and kobolds are not friendly neighbors. More than likely the next time you meet you'll be enemies again. At least the kobolds won't be crazy when that happens. With the mystery solved you head off to Thylysium.
Good, but we still won't make peace with stinking Elves!
Where do you stand? Elves or nature?
I see. Here. That's our thanks. Now go. Next time you'll be back to being nothing but a jerk to us.
This ends part 2 of the chain quest. Part 3, Life in the City, starts on the northern side of the elven capital, Thylysium.