Hobgoblins are a race of monstrous humanoids that originated from the far east lands north of the Yu-Yu Ling Empire.
Sages debate their exact origins, but it is commonly agreed that the first hobgoblins date back to the first demon war that destroyed the ancient empire of Xan’adar.
Some theorize that hobgoblins were corrupt elves that made pacts with demons cursed and transformed into monsters hell-bent on war.
Others believe they were the product of dark and forbidden magic by powerful human mages of the Yu Yu Ling Empire, created to protect their northern borders from demon invasions, only to have them later turn on their masters.
Another theory believes they are from another world, crossing a realm-spanning bridge, to conquer a new world, but ran afoul of the demons already attacking Xan’adar. Their arrival is now seen as a double-edged sword that proved the deciding factor in overcoming the first demon war, but their lingering presence plagued the world with their perpetual quest for supremacy via war. It is also theorized that goblins accompanied the first hobgoblin into the world as their slaves.
Whatever the origins are, there is no doubt of the ferocity and danger hobgoblins pose for all races and peoples of the world.
Over the millennia, warbands have crossed the world, and now inhabit pockets of the western continent in their fortified settlements. They wage war on their neighbors for the glory of conquest.