Introducing new creature - Hobgobblin proposal

Ivan the Immigrant

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Now after playing this game for some time, I must say I am most impressed with Gobblins. They are the best creatures in this game. I don't know who did them, but whoever was, he did them brilliantly. Especially the way they are behaving when they charge in attack and the way they sound. Most certainly they are the best part of Exiled Kingdoms. Far more better than anything in game. So I am proposing new creature which would be very simmilar yet a bit different - Hobgobblin. They could be just little bigger (not too much) than Gobblins and slightly stronger ( not too much). And I would place them on map in 3 or 4 areas close to where Gobblins are. Let's say north of Lanegar Valley. I would make them whitish grey color, very simmilar to Gobblins and just sligtly bigger. I'll try to do some simple visualization and post it.

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Hobgobblins should be bigger than Gobblins and smaller than Orc Grunt. And should be not confused with Orcs. They should be very simmilar to Gobblins. This picture I posted resemble more of Orcs. I'll try to visualize it better.


Maybe they should appear the same just little bigger and slightly stronger. Like this:

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And I would place them somewhere in this area. In the hills and mountains(and caves) beyond Sagar forest. Example: I-11, I-12, J-10, J-11 and J-12. At some point they could be found together with Gobblins since they are related thus it is certain they should interfere. Just where Gobblins area of control finishes, Hobgobblins area of control begins. There could also be some story about Gobblins and Hobgobblins relations. They could be generically(genetically) of the same provenience but Hobgobblins are bigger and greyish instead of green.

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Actually this creature more resemble Ork than Gobblin so I am crossing it out...
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Second one is much better IMO. Since Gobblins and Hobgobblins are related they should definitelly look the same.
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Let's say acording their size in the game, Gobblins are about 0,8 to 1 m tall creatures. So Hobgobblins should be about 1,2 or 1,3 tall. Acording to Tolkiens story Orcs are about 1,5 m tall therefore Hobgobblins height is just between two(Gobblins and Orcs).
 

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This is how tall Hobgobblin should be.
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Yes I know, I might be a little boring but it's very fun to be able to participate in game such is this. At least with some proposals...:cool:
 

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Here I croped Gobblin from the game and just changed color turning it into Hobgobblin.

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And this is proposed size in the game. Just slightly bigger than Gobblin. Maybe 20% bigger?

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Of course they don't need to be exactly the same. Hobgobblin can be changed to differentiate from Gobblin.

Maybe Hobgobblin could be grey instead of green and wearing long white cloak...and also taller red hat...

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Loose scenario for Gobblins and Hobgobblins could be as following:

"Long time ago Gobblins and Hobgobblins were the same race known as Hobbits. But their ancestor turned away into greed and possesive love for unique object, a ring forged by powerfull deamon. After losing his 'precious', as he was reffering to the ring in his insanity he went to mountains for many years. As Golum was not Hobbit any more but just a freak and monster, after many years spent in the mountains he recalled his childhood, his old village and his family. A spark of Hobbit revived deep in him once more and he wanted to have family again. As he was nothing but the monster any more, he climbed down from the mountain, and abducted a Hobbit girl bringing her to the mountain. She gave birth to his two sons. Stronger of his sons was eating more food becoming bigger and expeled his younger brother to the south. Stronger of Golum's two sons inhabbited northern mountains thus his skin become pale and grey. His descendants were called Hobgobblins while younger son went to lower lands and his offspring became known as Gobblins..."

This pretty much matches Tolkien's story. Since Golum once was Hobbit but after becoming a monster he started a new evil race named by merging his name(Golum) and name of what he was before(Hobbit): Golum + Hobbit = Gobblin. Although descendants of his stronger son put honorable prefix Hob(from Hobbit) before name Gobblin to be distinct from their weaker and lower cousins Gobblins....


So esentially like Orcs were once humans, Gobblins and Hobgobblins were once Hobbits.
 

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Another proposal would be Sea Gobblin. Same size and strength as regular Gobblin just blue. It could have some fins between fingers since it is assimilated to sea. It is very good swimmer. It lives near sea coasts and river estuaries...

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Though I would place only small clan of Sea Gobblins somewhere around New Anthur and maybe Solliga.

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Actually, hobgoblins will happen! they will be added to the game and I already have plans for them. :)
 

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DavidBVal":3mgbbvfx said:
Actually, hobgoblins will happen! they will be added to the game and I already have plans for them. :)

Nice to hear that. Off course I hope you don't mind because I dared giving some proposals on my own in this thread. I just enjoy this. After all this is your game. I hope I am not too much anoying...
 

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Feel free to share your ideas, that's what the forum is for! I mostly have a pretty clear picture of what I want to do and add to the game, but might pick small details here and there from people's ideas, why not. ;)
 

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