As I mentioned in my last blog, one of the quests I recently completed with Hamllin (Level 15 Fighter) was the Cannith Challenge, Extraplanar Palace: Buying Time. If you aren’t familiar with this quest, it is based off of the special event, The Treasure of Crystal Cove. The idea of the quest is to protect a team of kobold miners so that they can gather up purple and green crystals. You also have to lead the kobold miners using special torches to the stashes of crystals. To complete the quest, the kobolds need to turn in a certain number of crystals within a specified amount of time.
However, something struck me odd about these crystals. When you run through the quest you realize that you cannot pick the crystals up yourself. Only the kobolds can pick them up and haul them away to the foreman. Now why is this? Is there some type of enchantment put on the crystals that don’t allow your characters to interact with them?
I actually just think our characters our just overly mean and feel that “mining crystals” is beneath them and they are too good to do kobold work myself. Or it could be that the crystals are so magically enhanced that it takes specially trained kobolds to harvest them. Yeah we’ll go with that one..lol.
Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the Extraplanar Palace!!