Creatures of the dark, creatures of the Flame, goblins are the primary threat that dwarves are faced with as they tunnel through the depths of the ground. On their own, goblins are hardly terrifying foes. In packs, though, goblins are nearly impossible to stop. In swarms, goblins have been known to take over entire cities, killing thousands of dwarves in the process.
No one knows how the goblins came to be. Some suspect that they were created in the same laboratory as the dwarves. Others think that they were created by some god that the dwarves undoubtedly offended. Whatever the case, while not much may be known about their origins, their destructive capabilities are certainly well-known.
Height: - 1-2 feet
Characteristics: - Primarily eat stone, though they do have a taste for blood. - While not made from stone, since they eat it, goblin skin and bone tends to be quite hard and rocky. - Almost never travel alone. - Triangular faces, very angular bodies.
Habitat: - Underground. Primarily in the central mountains, but nearly anywhere that caves exist.
Other notes: - Any actions that allow goblins to thrive are considered treasonous by most dwarves. This can be as simple as leaving food out overnight, allowing the smell to attract the creatures. - Despite the extreme stigma surrounding them, shortly after the Dwarven Civil War, attempts were made by both Tornor and Dirnor to breed the creatures with the intent of releasing them into Taninor mines. This plan backfired fantastically, and destroyed numerous working mines in both of the dwarven schisms.