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General Information
Wilder regions of the Northern Realms
Common Speech (?)
Goblin Speech (?)
Physical Description
No taller than a human child
Other distinctions
Dog-like faces

Kobolds are short, humanoid creatures, similar to goblins.

In Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni[]

According to Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni PnP RPG, kobolds and goblin are the same race. They are gnome-sized, savage, mischievous humanoid creatures that live mostly underground. They hate daylight and are active above ground only at night. A single kobold isn't really dangerous, but can be quite a pest. They piss in people's milk, vandalize houses or steal chickens.

Other work of Andrzej Sapkowski[]

Some forest kobolds inhabiting an abandoned lumberjacks' glade near Ktova village appear in chapter eleven of the Warriors of God novel. Shortly after his escape from Trosky Castle, Reynevan is ambushed by about twenty of them; they are described as hirsute creatures being as short as human children, with short legs, long arms and ugly, dog-like faces.

They are featured similarly in his The Eye of Yrrhedes role-playing game, which suggests they and goblins are separate, though related, kinds of creatures. Mountain kobolds from the tribe of the Crookednose are 1.20 meters tall, have dog-like faces and, contrary to the forest ones from the Warriors of God, they have hairless, reddish skin. They wear leather and fur clothes and are armed with yatagans, cudgels and light crossbows. Despite their superior eyesight in the darkness, they still illuminate their habitats with oil lamps and lanterns, treating them as a luxurious decoration. Cruel brigands, they attack without hesitation when they have the advantage. They peculiarly hate gnomes, being in a constant state of war with them.

The author also wrote a feuilleton titled Ya hoi! Ya hoi! Ya harri hoi! about the origin and role of goblins, orcs and similar creatures in the fantasy genre. A copy of it can be found here.