Under the Fifth Sun
Kobolds are short, usually wiry humanoids, typically found in higher-magic areas. Unlike Dwarfs, they do not grow facial hair. They are typically regarded as pests in many (most?) human communities because they apparently have an irrational fascination for mechanical devices and the pieces and parts thereof, and tend to scrounge (or outright steal) those bits and pieces that catch their fancy. Some say they have a knack for finding the one critical piece of a device, and, inevitably, that is the piece they are attracted to most. They are also frequently disliked because of their dietary habits: They can (and do) eat virtually anything organic, even carrion.