“No, no. Do take candle. Lit targets easy to hit.”
Goblin mythology tells it that the gods ordered too many orc hearts and not enough of the other bits when they were making all the races. So, they had to make do by cutting goblins down to half size. They’re as wild as any orc, and as brave as any orc (sort of), and they love marauding like any orc. But they’re short, and a bit fragile, and rather angry and resentful for it. Fortunately, bows even the score, and their archery skills rival those of even the Blond Elves... Well, no, actually, but they do tend to hit more heroes than other monsters. Usually.