Kobolds

Kobolds, like drakan or naghila, appear to be, at least superficially, reptilian. But where the drakan resemble dragons and the naghila seem most like lizards, kobolds resemble geckos. They are generally small— rarely taller than 4 feet. They are fast and agile, and though little more civilized than lizardmen, they are a good deal more intelligent. To the untrained observer, there is no visible difference between male and female kobolds. Their hides are all varying shades of green, sometimes with striped patterning in shades of red, brown, or other shades of green. Their tails are flexible and remarkably strong – almost prehensile, and they have dextrous, clawed fingers and toes that make them talented climbers on wood or stone.

Like the naghila, kobolds clothe themselves only for the sake of utility – lacking external genitalia and avoiding climates to which they are not naturally suited, the only purpose for clothes is to carry tools, or in some cases decorative display. Belts, bandoliers, arm- and thigh-bands are all fairly common, but shirts, pants, boots, or even breech-clouts are essentially unknown among their kind. Primitive necklaces, bracelets, and tail-bands are not unusual for those of higher rank.

Their territorial preferences tend to be drier and somewhat cooler than naghila, though there is some overlap. They do not like open country however, and tend to stay in forests or, sometimes, mountainous territory well-riddled with cave systems.

Kobolds

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