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Hobgoblins

Article written by Kranar Drogin & Uziel


The Hobgoblins of Krynn are usually over six feet in height, can have a ruddy yellow, tan, dark red, or red-orange skin tone, brown-gray hair that covers their bodies, large pointed ears, and flattened, vaguely batlike faces. They closely resemble their smaller cousins the Goblins. They are faster than a Human, and have a much stronger endurance. Hobgoblins bore easily and will pick fights with their inferiors, but will protect party members that are weaker than their opponents.

NameHobgoblin
TypeHumanoid
SubtypeGoblinoid
Size6 ft
ColoringYellow
Tan
Red
Red-Orange
RelationsGoblins
Bugbears
LandsSikk'et Hul
Estwilde
Throt
Taman Busuk
Qualinesti
Old Aurim
Steamwall Mountains

Most hobgoblins thrive on war, terror, and an impulse to oppose all other races. There are some though that are understanding of civilization, and want to bring this to their goblin kin. These hobgoblins are called donek, or renegades in the goblin language. The most famous donek is Lord Toede.

Hobgoblins live in semi-nomadic auls, or tribes in Common, and are led by a murza. The murza will have a troop of assassins, shamans, bodyguards, and always a rival who wants to kill the current murza. Hobgoblins almost always defer to a bugbear, but will dominate any goblins in their group even going to live with larger goblin tribes to serve as leaders. The auls are usually dedicated to conquest and warfare.

If a person were to come upon a hobgoblin settlement, they are usually tent-like villages. Built of wood and skins, they can be quickly taken down and moved if needed. Usk-Do (Hiddukel) is the chief god among hobgoblins, except in the nation of Sikk'et Hul. They speak the Goblin Language, Camptalk, and Common.

Types of Hobgoblins

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