Shortly after entering the Old Sycamore area you’ll happen to intrude on a confrontation between the area’s local pests: Kobolds, led by Chief Sootscale to the east, and the Mites, represented by Seneschal Vaggik to the west. It seems the cause of their dispute is some relic the Kobolds misplaced… or that was stolen by the Mites. In retaliation the Kobolds attacked the Mites and stole their relic, urged on by a shaman named Tartuk.
The truth of the matter is in doubt, and a cool-headed adventurer not set on genocide or ready to jump to conclusions may be able to make a [Neutral] dialogue choice (provided they don’t [Attack] outright) which will cause both sides to let you pass in peace and hopefully find out the truth. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re calling a halt to the hostilities, merely that you won’t be physically involved as they murder each other. To qualify for this option your protagonist must have some form of Neutral alignment, be it Neutral Good, Neutral Evil, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral or True Neutral.
If you opt to side with the Kobolds, they’ll be neutral to you as you explore above and below ground, allowing you to reach their leader, Chief Sootscale, in his underground lair with little bother save a few Giant Spiders. When you find him, talk to Chief Sootscale and be sure to pick the dialogue option “I may need the relic to enter the hall, if Tartuk is already there.”, which will cause Sootscale to simply hand over the stolen Mites’ Relic. If you also ask “How can I help you in your war?”, he’ll ask you to kill the Mite Queen, promising a reward. Accepting will start the quest Death to Queen Bdaah!. Don’t worry, accepting this quest doesn’t lock you into an alliance with the Kobolds, nor does it provoke the Mites.
To complete this quest at any point, you need to kill Queen Bdaah or defeat her and allow her to withdraw from the Old Sycamore. You can do this by merely going into her lair and defeating her. If you kill her, you can loot her for a Scimitar +1 and a Headband of Alluring Charisma +2.
|Reward: For defeating Warrior Queen Bdaah|
|200 XP / 100 GP|