Kobolds are reptilian humanoids about the size of a gnome or a halfling. They have scaly hides, naked, nonprehensile tails like those of a rat, and doglike heads with two small horns. Their skin ranges from dark, rusty brown to a rusty black color, and they have glowing red eyes.
These sadistic creatures usually consume plants or animals, but are not averse to eating intelligent beings. They have cowardly tendencies, spending most of their time fortifying the land around their lairs with traps and warning devices (such as spiked pits, tripwires attached to crossbows, and other mechanical contraptions.
Kobolds speak Draconic with high pitched voices that sound like that of a yapping dog.