As a fan off the dragonlance series i've always loved the kender - with them its a hate em' or love em' thing, no inbetween - but I also considered them to be a joke race, because frankly, they were. They did however come out of the first dragonwar victorius, having singlehandedly destroyed an invading army supported by dragons and killed their general (a dimwitted hobgoblin but still). They also fought ferociously enough during the second invasion of kendermore by the black knight, that the evil order decided to spare them from their planned genocide in the hope that they could be brought into the service of evil. This seemed a little strange on the face of it, so I dug into it a bit. According to the wiki - always an uncertain source - the kender army had the collective ability to taunt enemy armies into charging them. The military potential of being able to turn the opponents welltrained troops into an angry mob of fighters should be obvious and probably explains some of their success. Another part would be them being a race of adventurers, which is pretty OP. Just look at shinecatcher. So the question becomes, do the kindir have the kender's ability to taunt? Could they exploit it to lead bands of enemies into traps? Unfavorable conditions? Breaking ranks?