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Goblin
Goblins
skill 4-9
stamina 3-7
Type Humanoid/Goblin

Goblins are a small race related to Orcs and Trolls, and are believed by many to be the third creation of Hashak, who had become embarrassed at the crudeness and stupidity of his earlier creations and refined his original design still further.

Origins and DistributionEdit

DescriptionEdit

The Early YearsEdit

Certainly there are many physical and even spiritual similarities: the Dark Gods breathed Evil over the earliest Goblins, infecting them with Chaos so that many of their offspring even today are mutants; Goblins dislike sunlight and organise themselves similarly to Orcs; they even have a closer body structure to them than races such as the Doragar.


However, there remain a few other legends of note, such as the theory that Goblins are the product of Orc interbreeding with another race - perhaps even Humans - before the Godswar era; or that they are related to the Little People, such as Sprites and Woodlings. It is important to note that no self-respecting Goblin would tolerate being told such a thing, particularly since the latter theory would also mean that they are related to Elves!

Goblins fought alongside their larger but stupider brethren during the First Battle, and are credited with the invention of many early forms of siege engine.

The Zenith of Goblin CivilisationEdit

In south-west Khul there is evidence of a once great Goblin civilisation whose peak of sophistication and culture was thousands of years ago[1] during Irritarian times. It was during that period that Gravalan emerged as the Goblin hero who first defeated the Portal of Evil using a legendary sword that is now known as the Sword of Gravalan.

Much of the area still bears the mark of the Goblins, from the incredible temple statues to their gods buried within the forests of Transoxalia to the names of geographic features such as Lake Mlubz. The wizard who resides on an enigmatic isle in that lake, although apparently of Human origin, has much respect for the Goblins of that era and on his isle is a vast repository of many of their ancient books, manuscripts and other important artefacts.[2] Interestingly, Goblins live side by side with Humans in the town of Neuburg in the north of that region.

Goblins in Modern TimesEdit

Goblins have spread all over Titan with even more rapidity than the Orcs. There are even a few variants on the main Goblin species, including the ferocious Marsh Goblin and the tough Hill Goblin. It is known that Balthus Dire kept a large number of Hill Goblins as the backbone of his army, but elsewhere it is plain that Goblins are seen as inferior to Orcs, as they were frequently bullied into the front ranks of armies by their larger cousins.

Today, Goblins tend to form their own regiments and use their superior intellect to trick Trolls into taking their place in the front lines. It is curious that, unlike Orcs or Trolls, a Goblin will often be able to lead a perfectly content life as a farmer or hunter; although there is not a Goblin born who wouldn't exchange his plough for a club or axe to rob a traveller if he could get the drop on him.

Hashak's Goblins

A depiction of the interrelationships and evolution of the race of the Goblins

Related racesEdit

Sub-typesEdit

Special AbilitiesEdit

As creatures living primarily underground, Goblins have the aility of Dark Seeing, enabling them to operate comfortably in gloomy conditions.

Other MediaEdit

Further NotesEdit

Further Information in CanonEdit

More information can be found at:Source[3]
The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook (pg23, pg30, pg37, pg41 (17), pg43 (19), pg44 (20), pg67 (43#), pg74 (49#), pg75-78, pg79, pg90 (65), pg95 (69), pg97 (71), pg100, pg110 (85#),

pg118 (93#), pg127, pg128, pg139 (115), pg141, pg150, pg155, pg163 (140), pg210, pg213, pg220 (195))

Out of the Pit (Large) (paraCover*, pg15#, pg28#, pg41, pg43, pg46, pg56, pg60-61#*, pg67-69, pg88, pg90-91, pg102, pg115 , pg126-127)
Allansia (pg51, pg61-69, pg78, pg90, pg129, pg135, pg141, pg150, pg189*, pg192, pg194-196, pg211, pg213-217, pg219-220, pg222-223, pg226, pg228-229, pg231-233, pg237, pg245-246, pg254 -255, pg257-258, pg265-267, pg270*, pg271-pg280, pg283, pg288-289, pg291, pg293-294, pg309-312, pg314)
Blacksand! (pg16, pg105, pg131, pg138, pg166, pg201, pg206, pg219, pg243)
Dungeoneer (pg14, pg17, pg43-45, pg46, pg49, pg50#, pg51-53, pg54*, pg55-60, pg62, pg71, pg75, pg76-77, pg80, pg89, pg102, pg127*, pg139, pg178, pg19 5, pg220, pg242, pg260, pg261, pg385, pg388#)
Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-playing Game (pg47-48, pg62#, pg136*, pg139#, pg172#, pg229#, pg239)
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (pg21, para19#, para68, para161#, para102, para216)
The Citadel of Chaos (para33, para60, para213#, para295, para339*, para380)
The Forest of Doom (pg20, para6, para9#, para85, para117#, para160, para168, para176, para187, para203, para230*, para232, para286, para292, para297)
City of Thieves (para22#, para62, para72#, para198, para208)
Deathtrap Dungeon (para81, para124#, para333)
Island of the Lizard King (para164, para195*, para285, para322#, para367)
Scorpion Swamp (para1, para27, para56, para141, para173, para372)
Caverns of the Snow Witch (para28, para33, para39, para43, para86, para102, para140, para143, para145#, para155, para171, para188#, para240#, para248, para254*</no wiki>, para276, para314, para330, para332<nowiki>#, para347, para366, para386#)
Temple of Terror (para262)
Seas of Blood (para106, para118, para131, para270, para321, para348)
Trial of Champions (para46*, para224)
Creature of Havoc (paraTales of Trolltooth Pass pg17, para157, para229, para284, para299, para341#)
Beneath Nightmare Castle (para14*, para129, para280)
Crypt of the Sorcerer (para6#, para16, para23, para60#, para65, para77, para116, para129, para155, para190#, para213, para258, para350#, para391<nowi ki>*</nowiki>)
Phantoms of Fear (para2, para16, para30, para36, para54, para77#, para119, para132, para170, para176, para221, para228, para258, para263, para269, para299, para315, para325, para330, para379, par a381)
Chasms of Malice

(para97, para126*, para136, para176#, para210*, para226#, para308*?, para324#, para329, para3 37, para362, para380#, para381, para384, para392*)
Slaves of the Abyss

(para166, para189#*, para388)
Stealer of Souls

(para60, para72, para88, para104, para120#, para129, para225, para267, para300, para348#)
Daggers of Darkness

(para12, para46#, para58#, para62, para66, para117, para121#, para171, para187*, para198, para224, para230*?, para288#, para325, para329, para346*?, para354, para360, para370#, para390)
Armies of Death (pg12, pg21, para24, para52*, para62, para88, para106, para109, para123, para135, para147, para153#, para178*, para207, para216, para229, para28 3, para289, para304, para316, para323, para326, para344, para356, para360, para394, para399, para400)
Portal of Evil

(pg16-17, para20, para29, para31, para66, para67, para74, para79, para81, para89, para90, para97, para103, para117, para120, para136, para140, para149, para152*, para161, para172 , para185. 187, para196*, para198, para199, para203, para220, para231, para232, para252, para257#, para258, para267, para282#, para294, para303, para308, para319*, para323, para327, para336, para343, para346, para353, para370, para387, para392)
Fangs of Fury

(para24, para26, para27#, para38, para43, para49, para64, para80, para93, para101, para108, para113, para118, para119, para139#, para149#, para1 51, para153#, para160, para169, para180#, para189, para208, para215#, para218, para227, para239, para250, para252, para256, para283, para286*</now iki>, para288, para289, para318, para319<nowiki>#, para360, para362, para378, para382#, para386, para387, para394)
Dead of Night (para147, para203, para294)
The Keep of the Lich-Lord (para36#*, para37, para383*)
Legend of the Shadow Warriors (para393)
Return to Firetop Mountain (para17, para21, para34, para68, para72, para84, para114, para129, para130, para142, para163, para164, para169*, para184, para189, para190, para207, para215, para252, para276, pa ra327, para339, para340#, para343#, para355, para358#, para370#, para371, para379, para384)
Night Dragon (para60)
Deathmoor (para28*, para161, para176, para287#)
Knights of Doom (para271)
Revenge of the Vampire (para148, para363#, para388)
Template:Eyeofthedragon(para146, para293#)
Template:Howlofthewerewolf(para2, para85, para162, para368)
Template:Stormslayer(para232, para329, para345, para378)
The Trolltooth Wars

(paraCover*, pg2*, pg10*, pg11-15, pg18, pg20-22, pg23*, pg24-25, pg29, pg31*-34, pg59, pg65-68, pg94*< /nowiki>, pg95<nowiki>*, pg134, pg183, pg185, pg189, pg203, pg204*, pg205*, pg206-218, pg241-244, pg245*, pg246-pg247)
Demonstealer (pg127)
Shadowmaster (paraCover*, pg2*, pg3*, pg10*, pg13, pg16-18, pg29, pg32, pg42, pg66, pg69*, pg70, pg72, pg84-85, pg8 6*, pg90, pg94, pg96*, pg97, pg99, pg105, pg106*, pg107*, pg120, pg128, pg149, pg152, pg168, pg175-176, pg179-180, pg186, pg201, pg203, p g205, pg209*, pg217)
Kharé - Cityport of Traps (para56*, para264, para359, para365, para368, para386, para426, para471, para505, pg214, pg222)
The Seven Serpents (para275, para343, para346, para358, para459, pg207-208, pg217)
The Crown of Kings (para73*, para443, para517, para646, para730, pg359, pg367)
The Shamutanti Hills (para47#, para66, para68, para144, para155, para186, para190, para192, para217#, para246, para255*, para259, para309, para328, para358, para407< nowiki>#</nowiki>*, para428, para442)
The Sorcery Spell Book (pg32*, pg38*-39, pg97)
Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World (Large) (pg14, pg24, pg30*, pg32, pg34-pg35, pg38*, pg39, pg40, pg41, pg41-42, pg45, pg47, pg60, pg62-63, pg70, pg75, pg77, pg79, pg80*, pg 81*, pg82, pg83, pg84, pg9?, pg94, pg97, pg102, pg103, pg105, pg118, pg121)
Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World (Small) (pg11, pg18, pg40, pg54*, pg55, pg58, pg65, pg67, pg73, pg74*, pg75, pg77, pg78, pg79, pg83, pg83, pg84, pg91, pg98, pg126, pg131, pg133, pg150, pg1 61, pg170, pg174, pg175-183 (pg176*, pg179*, pg180*), pg183, pg184, pg184, pg186, pg187, pg187, pg189, pg213, pg223, pg235-237, pg238-240, pg243, pg276, p g285)
Warlock Issue 1 (pg4*, pg18, pg21 (19#), pg26 (68), pg28 (71), pg29 (88), pg30 (102), pg44 (216), pg48 (260))
Warlock Issue 2 (pg4#, pg5, pg17 (353#), pg28 (8), pg29 (14#), pg30 (21#), pg31 (35#), pg33 (47*), pg35 ( 55, para59), pg36 (75), pg37 (81, para87), pg38 (92, para106), pg42 (121, para125), pg43 (131), pg46 (177#, para180))
Warlock Issue 4 (paraCover*, pg14#, pg19, pg26 (12), pg27 (23), pg28 (31), pg29 (34#, para35), pg31 (54), pg33 (68, para73), pg34*, pg35 (7 7, para83), pg38 (110), pg44 (151, para161), pg46 (171#), pg48 (180))
Warlock Issue 5 (pg10, pg14, pg15, pg21)
Warlock Issue 6 (pg16-17*, pg24)

NotesEdit

# - denotes a reference with statistics
* - denotes a picture

GalleryEdit

To be used within full article: Images can be found where asterisks are highlighted above

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Portal of Evil - ???
  2. Portal of Evil - ???
  3. Complete list of references catalogued by FF Titan Bestiary

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