|Creation||28 Hollow 1425 DE|
Caesinsjach, a legendary green dragon, a so-called Sentient Creationist, made the first Kobold. He named this first of a new race, Pruzaan Aar, Draconic for "best servant".
Thousands of years later, Pruzaan Aar earned a new name. After defeating a powerful demon lord, he took its name, becoming better known today as Kurtulmak.
While he attended Caesinsjach's needs, Pruzaan Aar plotted escape and the downfall of his creator and master. One of the things he found in Caesinsjach's sprawling lair was a nearly expended life forge. He used this in secret to create more kobolds like himself and then cunningly mixed them in with those that Caesinsjach had created after making him. Caesinsjach seems to have known about his machinations and was even amused at his plotting. Caesinsjach was highly intelligent, yet it seems Kurtulmak outwitted her, for she was forced to free the kobolds. Most left with Kurtulmak.
In 4566 DE, Caesinsjach's home world of Vu Kes was consumed by the Nine-Tongued Worm. All the world's inhabitants, including Caesinsjach and her loyalist kobolds were obliterated.
Those that left with Kurtulmak went to Bal-Kriav. Kobold legends would have you believe that it was Kurtulmak's great magic that got them to safety, but in truth their route of escape was the work of Bruh Kreniik. He created an intra-system rift that took them to a world then known only as Sphere 411, their new home.
Kurtulmak taught them the art of living off others - theft, looting, pillaging and the like. The only good thing he seems to have bestowed upon them is their skill in mining and engineering.
- Garl Glittergold, from a Plaque of Aphalur - "The Makings of Kurtulmak"
Kobolds are spread across the lands of Bal-Kriav. Their largest populations are found in the Aerie of Dragons.
Kobolds are expert miners, equal in most respects to dwarves. Most kobold civilizations worship Kurtulmak.
Kobolds are prone to pick on creatures smaller than themselves, and seem to take crude delight in inflicting pain and misery upon their captives. Though they generally are aware (and resentful) of their physical disadvantages when compared to the larger humanoids, humans, and demi-humans, they are also very respectful of authority and will do as they are ordered if ruled by an obviously more powerful (and lawful evil) creature or being. However, kobolds automatically dislike anyone much larger than themselves on the basis of size alone, and though they will carry out their leader’s will in such cases, they will likely also seek to pervert the intent of their orders in some minor way to show their resentment .
|Kurtulmak's Gift||free Weapon Finesse feat with light pick|