The Long Marches
Occupying an ancient keep from an earlier age, the Bolt kobolds are highly organized (for a race of minions) and fighting with traps and blades against The Dead. Lead by Rikkit, the Bolt kobolds are currently helping merchants through the increasingly dangerous moors, in exchange for timber and metal.
Incredibly, this alliance is working, with the Kobolds providing one or two scouts to each caravan. When the dead present themselves, the Kobolds seem to erupt from the hills to defend the shinies. The village and merchants are becoming increasingly comfortable with this arrangement, although it stretches the little monsters thin.