|Area(s)||Area South of High Hedge, High Hedge|
|Place(s)||High Hedge Estate|
|People involved||Melicamp, Melicamp the Chicken, Thalantyr, Skeleton|
|Reward(s)||2000 Exp, Reputation +1|
When walking around the north east part of Area South of High Hedge, you will encounter a talking chicken (x 4543 y 407). Sometimes the chicken is being attacked by a wolf.
You'll need to make sure that the chicken survives or this subquest is voided. Once it's safe, go speak with it. The chicken will explain that he is a mage who's spell went wrong. You can attempt to dispel the magic yourself but it wont work.
You're left with the option to take the chicken to his 'master' Thalantyr at High Hedge Estate. If you agree, the chicken will hop into your inventory as an item.
Take the chicken to High Hedge, and speak to Thalantyr (he may need speaking to twice, the first time he dismisses you). Tell him that you have a talking chicken. The conversation goes on for some time. At no point tell Thalantyr that you'll leave him to it.
Thalantyr tells you that he'll need the skull of an undead creature. Skeletons are a spawning creature in High Hedge, outside the estate. If you're having trouble finding some, try resting in the outdoors.
Collect a skull from a skeleton, and return to Thalantyr. It is recommended you save at this point because there is a chance that the reversal process will kill Melicamp and you will not gain a reward.
Talk to Thalantyr and he will attempt the spell 'antichickenator'. If it goes well, talk to the mage again and recieve your reward. If it fails, the chicken will explode and Thalanty will tell you that magic is a dangerous power that can't always be controlled.