Ruins of Old
Kobolds generally dislike the other humanoid races that roam the ruins of old. They are isolationists who see others as a threat, and they surround their underground ruins of the old society with traps to keep outsiders at bay. Kobolds also have a persecution complex, taking offense from simple misunderstandings. When kobolds do interact with other races, they do so with a chip on their collective shoulders, sensitive to even the smallest disrespect. As lawful evil creatures with a love for revenge, kobolds respond to perceived insults with actions rather than words, often blindsiding the offenders. This paranoia and oversensitivity means kobolds often enter conﬂicts where none need have occurred. Other races regard kobolds suspiciously at best, since more than one member of another race that sought rapprochement has never returned from kobold-held territory. Kobolds’ antisocial behavior becomes raw hatred in the presence of lizardfolk and vanara, whose affinity with the natural directly opposes the kobold fascination with the old technology. If kobolds have any respect for members of other races, it is based on the mutual interest in the numenera. Because of this, kobolds sometimes get along with hadozee and lupin. But only when those races are also interested in the revival of the old technological society, just like their tiraki ancestors are. Nezumi are also interested in the numenera, but they often live in close proximity to kobolds and they are quite territorial and often seek conflict. So kobolds and nezumi rarely find common ground and are more likely to be engaged in continuous territorial battles.