Kodite is a what...
Kodite is nearly 17 now; last year around the time of the Autumn Equinox we met a goblyn. Her name is Salamander. I had met Salamander before this but Kodite had not been with me then. Salamander presented Kodite with what she called a “shinny”. His eyes lit up and I could see something within him clicked. I did not understand it at all, and I doubt I ever will. The dwarf called Ironside, whom we had met before in our homeland, saw the exchange. He came to us where we had gathered with the Northern Alliance at OcktoberFest later that evening. Kodite was wearing the trinket he had been given smiling happily. Ironside sat down beside me, running his hands over his beard; the hints of ginger in his beard catching the fire light, he turned looked at me and softly spoke “He’ll cherish that.” He indicated the trinket, “Kobalds, like other monsters, have an affinity for things that gleam.” I looked at him and blinked. He did not just tell me my baby brother, the most important thing in the world to me was a monster; it was not possible. I blinked again, and he smiled sadly. I remembered back to the day I met Ironside for the first time. The day I stopped him from killing my little brother, he knew then. My friend, a man I deeply trust and care for had just told me my brother was a monster. A monster, my brother was a monster. I asked him, “When you fixed our roof, you knew then, that was why you were trying to kill him then wasn’t it?” He nodded. He could see I needed space and time to process, so went about speaking with Chiron the Bearshirt about acquiring a new pipe, giving me the space I needed. Ironside called Kodite a kobold, which I later found out is a lizard looking being. How had I not seen this? Who am I trying to lie to, I saw the signs throughout my life, and I just choose to ignore them. This explains the orange skin, the scale like patches of skin, and the strange language he had when he came to us. I was 23 when I found out my brother was a monster. I descried that night, this changed nothing, he is still my brother, I raised him. I shall love him none the less no matter if he is monster born or human born.
Antoinette of Thunder Guard