Tober and Avery return to The Oasis with their gathered evidence from the hidden kobold lair. They take the information to Elurian, who somewhat commands Tober (though a bit condescendingly) and asks that they go investigate the other locations to stop the kobold plot. After examining the map, the closest location lies to the north of The Oasis.
Tired from all their travels, Tober goes back to his home, where he introduces Avery to Uncle Pete. Friendly old Pete welcomes Avery into their home and offers him a place to sleep. Avery accidentally takes Winston’s bed, angering the badger and nearly getting Avery bit. They awake to the smell of cooking bacon, and Avery wanders into the kitchen excitedly but finds Uncle Pete in little more than an apron, one that hung a bit too high. Scarred a bit by the experience, Avery is eager to leave on their way to the kobold camp to the north.
They travel that next day north for some time until they come across a clearing in the forest that looks like it had been crudely chopped down somewhat recently. Out in the clearing are a fire and several tents occupied by kobold soldiers. [Pick up here]