Goblins are small humanoid creatures found near villages or in the wild. They group themselves in bands and are accepted as sentient despite savage behavior. They are similar to kobolds but form separate race. A distinct sub-race of goblins known as leprechauns inhabits Brokilon forest.


Goblins are short and grow no taller than human children.[3]


Though primitive, goblins managed to create their own language. Members of the race often form bandit parties and warbands along with kobolds, ogres, and orcs.[1]

Reception by other races

To entertain the ever so demanding crowds, public venues like the Claremont Arena sometimes have goblins in the pits facing off against a wolf, an endrega, or another dangerous beast.[4]


Goblins are at least remotely social creatures as they gather in bands and together can make quite a noise.[3]

They are savage and mischievous, known to vandalize houses, steal stuff they deem interesting like chickens or mining equipment and generally hinder miners from progressing deeper underground, even attacking them at times.[2] They hate daylight and are active above ground only during the night.[5]


Goblins already lived in the areas of modern-day Northern Kingdoms when the First Landing happened in the 760s and fought several wars with Nordlings, ultimately losing and retreating further into wilds.[3]

A notable goblin faction inhabits the Kestrel Mountains. Up to the first half of the 13th century, these goblins practically controlled parts of the range but they were subdued by huntress and mercenary Merrinda Hewroth.[6]


  • Andrzej Sapkowski wrote a feuilleton titled Ya hoi! Ya hoi! Ya harri hoi! about the origin and role of goblins and similar creatures in the fantasy genre. A copy of it can be found here.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Eye of Yrrhedes, Andrzej Sapkowski's role-playing game of an ambiguous connection to the Witcher Continent
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sword of Destiny
  4. The Tower of the Swallow
  5. Baptism of Fire
  6. Szpony i kły
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