Gotta justify the reason for creating a union somehow...collecting shards is as good a reason as any.
"...At least it tells us they understand our language; they're just not willing to speak to us in it. -Who knew they were French?"
Originally Posted by DDO Chronicle
The same reason that chickens cross a road.
Here's a riddle for you: What do you call people who play the game for only a day and apparently know everything?
Squirrels store nuts and kobolds are nuts about crystals, duh! Which means that kobolds are squirrels or weigh as much as a duck or something!
They mine crystals in a futile attempt to try to forget Waterworks.
"Swords will cut you wide open!" - Trip Fisk
It all comes back to Lolth (or is it Lloth?), doesn't it? Clearly, kobolds mining crystals is just another tendril in the Spider Queen's plot to take over the world, or whatever it is evil spider ladies do. It's arachnids all the way down!
It puts the crystals in it's bin, or else it get's the hose again.
Kobolds mine for crystals because "Three week old rat stew make kobold whole family hate you!".
Last edited by Fnordian; 07-26-2013 at 08:35 PM.
Everybody knows that kobolds are related to dragons.
They make dragonshard fragments out of the crystals they mine.
They're just trying to do the best they can, without getting any further infractions.
It was either that, or work at Wonka's Chocolate Factory (also for slave wages). Since the Kobold metabolism doesn't do well with large doses of sugar, the Union bosses opted to mine for crystals. Some kind of orange guys ended up getting the chocolate gig.
Kobolds believe that the souls of ancient powerful kobolds are within the crystals. If they do not recover them quickly enough then those souls explode out of anger, never to return. Purple crystals have the more powerful kobolds within and the green crystals have the common kobold soul.
Well thats what the crazy kobold in atraxias told me anyways.
Because it's the only job around for which they 1) get paid and 2) are protected by us.
They tried to stay on their own in Waterworks and we trashed them.
They were enslaved by Shan To Kor hobgoblins and various other tribes of giants and other goblinoids all around Xendrik and each and every time we showed up and trashed them.
Heck, they even sided with two powerful black dragons and holed up in an active volcano just to have us stomp the dragons and raid the volcano with impunity.
At least during Crystal Cove mining they are paid (and so if something happens to the miners their families still get to eat for a few days) and we have to defend them so their death rate is at an all time low.
That's the reason ... and shinies!
Kobolds mine for dragonshards because they are often found with a slight growth of phosphorescent (and psychoactive) moss upon them. Kobold drugs is big bizness.
It's a job and you have to start somewhere.. With experience they can try for a position in the Platinum Mine which is easier and a lot more lucrative.
We, kobolds, take crystals to fill those enormous barrels we carry... but can not remember why carry those enormous barrels.
Phylantrios, Spellburst, Toikos (Argo)
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