Kobold

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About

The first and oldest of the civilizations to emerge on Teraus, the kobolds are keepers and protectors of knowledge, both magical and mundane.

Physical Description

Kobolds are small, bipedal reptilian humanoids. Most stand around 3 feet tall and weigh about 35 pounds. They have powerful jaws for creatures of their size and noticeable claws on their hands and feet. Often kobolds' faces are curiously devoid of expression, as they favor showing their emotions by simply swishing their tails. Kobolds' thick hides vary in color, and most have scales that match the hue of one of the varieties of chromatic dragons, with red scales being predominant. A few kobolds, however, have more exotic colors such as orange or yellow, which in some tribes raises or lowers an individual's status in the eyes of his fellows.

Society

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Relations

They sometimes be havin' beef with the Shard, but mostly they cool. These cats love to drop knowledge on people and anyone who listens, they call them bros.

Alignment and Faith

These guys try staying neutral and shit cuz they be writing everything down and want to get both sides.

Adventurers

Kobolds rarely leave their cozy warrens by their own choice. Sometimes those who set out on adventures are the last of their tribe, and such individuals often settle down again as soon as they find another community willing to take them in. Usually, though, those who leave do so on a quest to gain knowledge, especially those of the Hooded Scribe order. These kobolds who do leave, often find themselves drawn to centers of knowledge and learning and find themselves in a struggle between settling down in these locations or seeking the unknown and potential new discoveries.

Kobold Traits

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2 and your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Age. Kobolds reach adulthood at age 6 and can live up to 120 years.

Alignment. As scholars, Kobolds are neutral, but their reliance on the strength of their group makes them trend toward law.

Size. Kobolds are between 2 and 3 feet tall and weigh between 25 and 35 pounds. Your size is Small.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Magical Linguist. Kobolds gain a +1 bonus to the DC of spells they cast that have the language-dependent descriptor or that create glyphs, symbols, or other magical writings. They also gain advantage on saving throws against such spells.

Shards of the Past. Kobolds share genetic memories with their ancestors that grant them insight and knowledge. Pick one Intelligence skill. You have proficiency with that skill.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Draconic.