if you remember, spitfyre advised you, at the beginning of the speech, to seek out instructor karkath for your first lessons as a dragon adventurer. take the eastern path behind spitfyre and you will soon leave the forest for more dragonish climes. just over the border between forest and mountain, on a bluff overlooking the road on your right as you leave the forest, you will find the good instructor.
greet karkath as you would any npc (right click and choose greet option) and listen to the brief speech. karkath will give you your first quest, and we will get to that later, but first - 2 bits of important info. karkath makes mention of your quest log and the dragon lore book.
accessing your quest log (in case you need a refresher, as i covered it with derexx a while ago) is easy. click on the blue gem that provides access to the game options menu and choose the quests option. this brings up the quest journal, which provides info on current and finished quests - like how many times you have done a quest (quests like trophy hunting, bottle cap collecting, and similiar are repeatable), steps you need to finish a quest, options to delete, etc. as you can see from the log, karkath gave me a quest to loot a grulet tusk.
both karkath and spitfyre mention the dragon lore book located in the shrine area. lying on a covered pedestal, a large book holds the answers for newbie hatchies. it can give you a brief overview of abilities and actions, the life stages of dragons, and other useful info. next to the enecyclopedia, you will see the binding shrine. you can bind here if you wish, but really, you prolly won't be on skalkaar long enough for it, and the island is small enough to run around on in very little time.
gonna end for now, because there is a lot to talk about regarding the first quest, and i don't want to make the posts too long and boring!
see you soon with details about the quest and the aftermath!