Wandering tribes of goblins, hobgoblins, and bugbears dwell throughout Eliroth. They are widely regarded as unintelligent and uncivilized, deserving attention only for the sake of eradicating them. Not all goblins are dim-witted, however, and a few are able to rise beyond their ilk. Stories tell of goblins and, to a small extent, bugbears and hobgoblins, who have joined groups of adventurers and accomplished great feats. Like heroes of other infamous races, a few goblins have been able to gain enough renown to be accepted into cities, even if the welcome remains somewhat cold.
They are generally short-tempered and inclined to fits of rage. They lurk in the shadows of civilization, striking at the vulnerable. Although few goblinoid adventurers are able to profess truly altruistic intentions, they nonetheless welcome any good that might arise from treasure-hunting and exploration.