You say, 'Hail, Elder Tal Almad'
Elder Tal Almad says, 'Welcome, traveler. Are you here to meet with someone or are you new to this place?'
You say, 'I am new to this place'
Elder Tal Almad says, 'Please take some time to look around, but be sure to speak with one of my fellow Elders prior to tampering with anything that may resemble a magical portal. Tampering with the wrong object or in the wrong location on this island may take you to a very different and dangerous plane of existence.'
You say, 'I'm here to meet someone'
Elder Tal Almad says, 'Well then, if you do not need my assistance, I will continue my work. May you find that which you seek.'