Maybe another one of the Reasonables? I wouldn't doubt that at least one of them has at least some experience with long range melee weaponry.
Anyway, back to the Myth Adventures kobalds, since I just found the book with their description in it, Myth Alliances. Also,
>not read because it costs money
And yet we have people in this thread that have read Tolkien, the 40k novels, and the Discworld saga. That's a poor excuse especially since volumes 1 & 2 each contain six books and are ~25 USD.
They can speak in emoticons and are computer programmers extraordinaire. "They are helping to maintain our reality. Field agents such as I gather up factual information. These analysts translate it into formulae that we are working on to explain how everything fits together. They help us decide what crops to grow, what profesions to take up, what parcels of land to develop... oh, everything. We call it the Unified Field Theory."
Their computers are symbiotic to the point where the user and the computer won't be able to live without each other to the point where suicide is common, so keep the sandmen away. However they can be adapted to work in all magical environments and can be powered from either magic or electricity if equipped with a dual power system.