“They all know each other. They swap information. The trolls have their long call. With the kobolds it's more like the long snitch.”
— Sally Linsay
Kobolds, old German name for mine-spirit, are a type of heavily built, but short elf. They are able to step, and some speak english. Many, like Finn McCool, trade with other species, and are obsessed with human culture. They are also sometimes called by humans "ringtails" or "urban foxes".