The Southern Marches
A purple scaled kobold
Tartuk is a purple scaled kobold and in a leadership position of the Sootscale tribe. Speaks Taldane
The party was brought to Tartuk after they showed and handed over the little idol Nyx found in the mite caverns under the giant sycamore.
Tartuk identified it as a replica of the great idol of Sharptooth, and bestowed upon the party a quest to recover the great idol.
Basically everyone was able to read that he had no intention of turning over the magic elven boots he offered, and instead planned to have the party killed upon their return.