Kobolds are black little furballs, which some find cute in an ugly sort
of way. In fact, because of their horrendeous appearance, a common
saying for an extremely unattractive human is, "kobold ugly." These
hairy-breasted creatures are perhaps three feet high and just as round,
with close-set, gleaming red eyes and large jaws of showing rows of
tiny sharp teeth. The mouth is so large that its big white, tooty smile
seems to splits the furry mass nearly in half. The red and purple and
black and purple and red kobold has gnarly, twiglike three-fingered
hands and tiny three-toed feet.
Anatomically, these feral creatures look very similar to the less
aggressive paskalds. Lore claims that the two species can easily
be identified because the kobold's middle
toe is slightly shorter than the toes that flank it, but this has
become more challenging since the Great Monster Uprising
, as kobolds
have discovered fashion and taken to wearing boots.
To become mobile, the kobold retracts its limbs and weapons into its
fuzzy black body, and tumbles down tunnels and across plains with
tremendous speed. Before they turned fierce, their idea of a good time
used to be to roll up to a farm house late at night pretending they
were tumbleweeds and peek through the farmer’s keyhole.
Kobolds tend to use their big mouths like they use their hands-for
biting, grabbing, holding, and consuming anything that gets within
bite-reach. The weapons of their enemies are quickly devoured, as well
as their enemies themselves. This indiscriminate gluttony is easily a
kobold's weakness and one of the most successful ways to ensure their
defeat, tossing them magical potions of extremely potent effects
(though they are easily distracted by effects of non-lethal
substances). Other uses for their maws include immediately
extinguishing enemy's torches with incredible wads of saliva.
While the vocal utterances of high-voiced kobolds are mostly comprised
of gibbering, chittering, savage yells, and trillings, most are
well-versed with the languages of men.
These humanoids are very capable combatants and, if attacked, will always
fight back; if not attacked, they will fight back anyway, even if they
have to chase their prey for several bloits before being given the
opportunity to fight back. Their thin, stick-like arms are easily able
to wield miniature weapons;
the trident being one of the most common, as well as the battle axes.
For creatures without opposable thumbs, they are notorious skilled
knife fighters, often having a blade secreted about their person.
Wounds dealt to a kobold have
resulted in the spillage of black blood.
Kobolds dwell in deep caverns or in very dark forests (where an
unprepared adventurer might wander, but never in plain
dull places such as the Peltoid Valley
), where their small tribes, or
usually overseen by a central chief. They find the absence of hair on
other beings to be a lack of modesty and thus are highly offended at
the "naked" humans. When shaven, their dog-faced features are obvious.
unexplainable methods, an alarm system in GUE Coal Mine #502
hundred well-armed and vicious kobolds with swinging battle axes at any
In the days of the Great Monster Uprising
of the Second Age of Magic
kobolds were reported in the following regions: The Dark Forest
, Frigid River Valley
, The White Cliffs
, White Cliffs Beach
, Aragain Falls
, Flathead Mountains
, The Gray Mountains
, Antharian Caves
, Granola Mines
, Peltoid Valley
, Mines of Mendon
, The Coast Road
in Greater Borphee
, The Lost Castle of Y'Syska
, and the G.U.E. Tech
Training Grounds in the Ethereal Plane of Atrii
Additionally, these organized and, unfortunately, smart pests
constructed numerous magical and mechanical traps,
mazes and puzzles in viritually every region across the world. They
were most frequently branished the following weapons: battered long
bows, bricks, charred sticks, cudgels, door knobs, flint blades, pairs
of cheap knuckle dusters, paving slabs, small kobold statues, single
tattered leather gloves, old short bows, rusty knives, and vicious toe
blades. Like most humanoid clans, kobolds organized into a tiered
structure. The lowest rank being unnamed...
Kobolds are members of the Supernatural and Fantastic Wayfarers
Also of note, is the Dread Kobold of Jearr.