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A nimble reptilian folk struggling to make their way

Kobolds are small, upright walking humanoids that resemble a curious cross of reptile, goblin, and small toy dog. Their movements are quick and bird-like, and their small frames belie their cunning and ingenuity, traits that have become necessary in surviving against a world of creatures more powerful than they.

Kobolds are creatures of the dark, found most commonly in mines, enormous underground warrens, or the dark corners of the forest where the sun is unable to reach. Due to their physical similarities, kobolds loudly proclaim themselves the scions of dragonkind, destined to rule the earth beneath the wings of their great god-cousins, but most dragons have little use or care for kobold kind.

At their worst, kobolds are cowardly, weak scavengers who eek out a living in abandoned caves, service to greater and more powerful races. At their best the kobolds are surprisingly intelligent builders and miners who apply themselves to any problem as if their lives depended on it--because chances are, it does.

Racial Adjustments

Type: Humanoid (Reptilian)

Abililty Modifiers: +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, -2 Strength, -2 Constitution

Small: Kobolds are Small and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a -1 penalty to their CMB and CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.

Normal Speed: Kobolds have a base land speed of 30 ft.

Darkvision (Ex): Kobolds can see in the dark up to 60 ft.

Natural Armor: Kobolds have a +1 natural armor bonus.

Crafty: Kobolds gain a +2 racial bonus on Craft (trapmaking), Perception, and Profession (miner) checks. Craft (trapmaking) and Stealth are always class skills for a kobold.

Light Sensitivity (Ex): Creatures with light sensitivity are dazzled in areas of bright sunlight or within the radius of a daylight spell. A dazzled creature takes a -1 penalty on attack rolls and sight-based Perception checks.

Automatic Languages: Common and the kobold pidgin/creole of Draconic. Bonus Languages: Orc and Goblin.

Kobold are most commonly found in Kaldir Crown Mountains, Dire Wode, Broken Peaks

Contributor: Chris Schuettpelz