||Standing 60 to 120 cm, These nasty little monsters delight in swarming other humanoids which they then eat.
Goblins primarily haunt the frontier lands where the military doesn't have a strong presence. Individually they are not very threatening and are considered the weakest of monsters. However, their numbers grow fairly quickly due to their ability to come into maturity at an accelerated rate, making them a rapidly increasing threat if not dealt with quickly.
Goblins are commonly found in caves and rely on attacking or stealing from settlements to sustain themselves, including the raw flesh of sapient species. The place a group of goblins are living together in is referred to as a 'goblin nest'. Goblins are an all-male species, but possess the ability to breed with any race with the pregnancy always resulting in goblin children. Even within the span of one week, a single captive can be forced to birth several new goblins. As such, women are among what they take from settlements to use for breeding until their eventual deaths at the hands of their goblin captors.
Goblins have an excellent sense of smell, especially when it comes to prey. They can even smell metal, making them dangerous to anyone wearing metal armor. They also have excellent night vision; if they detect any light in their nest, they know there are intruders.
Occasionally a birthing of a larger, stronger and smarter goblin, a hobgoblin is smuggled off and a new nest is started with it as the leader. If found the fledgling will be surely killed out of fear of a challenge of leadership.