The small band of heroes slowly crawled out of the area with the mites. With the promise of reward the heroes pressed on to one of the area kobold tribes. The kobold lead them in many directions almost seeming that he had no idea where he was going. Part of the way there they ran into a creature known as a basilisk. The legends say that a steely look from such a beast turns its victims to stone before it consumes you as food. The druid talked with the spirits of the forest and a large field of thorns and brambles encompassed the beast and slowed it down. Most of the party tried to keep it at a distance, but the one known as Porkchop fired once then decided to engage it. As he approached the basilisk Porkchop in its gaze and turned him to stone. The constant barrage of magic and arrow was finally enough to fell the beast. The elf, who knew of this creature, had heard it said that if you bath victim in the blood of the basilisk that turned it, the victim will turn back. They hastily applied the blood of the basilisk to Porkchop and soon his skin of stone finally turned back to normal.
After the fight they finally found their way to the kobold warrens where they were greeted with many words of a dialect that nobody understood. There was much chattering of many kobolds and they group was taken to the chief. The chief had offered them treasures if they would dispatch the tribal shaman and return thing to normal. They were lead to through a series of tunnels where they saw the shaman, of a purple color, standing over his cauldron stirring the vile brew inside. Some tried to attack him, but were unsuccessful as their hits never seemed to touch the shaman. Then it was found out that the clever shaman had created an illusion that seemed was stirring the cauldron. The thralls of the shaman attacked and they shaman was found out. The wizard tried to cast a spell and was unable to effect the shaman. Then, in a clear human tongue, the shaman spoke to the elf about knowing what he was doing and he should be helping him and not trying to attack him. Eventually the party proved too much for the “kobold” that wasn’t and he was felled. The chief had given the party treasure for its services and the elf had made a diplomatic tie to the tribe of kobolds for services, at a later date, with compensation.