Our next creature has ties in ancient mythology ... and many RPGs.
Here is author Arthur Daigle to talk about the goblins of his short, Celebration.
The goblins of Other Place are short, stupid and mildly crazy. They live in ruins, caves, and wastelands, where rents are surprisingly affordable and no one tries to kick them out. Pulling pranks and setting traps is considered a goblin national pastime, and avoiding the consequences of their actions takes up a shocking amount of their time. They're not welcomed by civilized races due to the mess, confusion, chaos and property damage they inflict. For all the goblins' flaws they can be surprisingly faithful when their loyalty is earned and will do their level best to help a friend. Of course having a goblin's friendship is not always a good thing.