8, 8, I forget what is for
Well it's about time your joined in Malrex! I've been missing you.Yep. It's not a strange thing to say. It's pre-determined that kobolds are in the cave system A of Caves of Chaos. It's predetermined that if they walk down the passage in Cave A there is a pit trap there...because its written in the module.
Unfortunately you're way off-point about "pre-determined" in this context. Object-perminance is your pre-determined.
Having Cave A swapped with Cave D by the DM because he thinks the kobold's are more interesting (or level-appropriate) is the Inevitable Ogre.