A matriarchal society where women the beings who primarily raise children as the only one suitable to lead the Goblin tribes.
Matron bloodlines are treasured in this society only women control power and at the very pinnacle of this female controlled society are three matrons, one of them being Pickler's mother. Marriage is determined based on the best breeding options not on love. The clan is also placed before the needs of the few.
Men in the society are seen merely as labor or a means to expand the population. Praes population restrictions while containing Goblin numbers has also affected men damaging their standing in society. Many male goblins from a young age work as miners. Goblins ability to see in the dark is especially helpful, some never see the light of day. The only hope to rise in position is to join a military institution. Only the strongest are chosen, such as Robber. The selection process almost always results in candidates seeking to kill one another having only the very best be selected as well as members with weak blood being eliminated from the clan.
Goblin intimacy is foreign to humans Catherine has noticed that Pickler's ear twitch when she is particularly excited. Also touching one another means that an individual wishes to mate with another, instead of a friendly gesture. Alpha males are vicious, clever, and fearless an allusion to why all Goblin sappers are exceedingly daring.
As the average Goblin is not taller than four feet the characteristics that they view as endearing are necessary in order for a Goblin to protect and survive in the harsh world that is Praes. Goblins have long ears and sharp teeth. They are omnivores able to eat both vegetables as well as meat but Goblins have been known to eat eyeballs as snacks.
Goblin governments are held by the matriarchs. They have been uplifted by the legion of tower who offer military positions to outstanding goblins. The Goblins focus on use of machinery as well as the use of scouts soldiers to supply the legions. Although they eventually allied with Amadeus and Malicia they still have kept both the names that they inherit a secret going as far as murdering any who teach their native tongue to outsiders.
An outstanding order that whoever releases secrets will not only endanger thier lives along with any they have kept in contact but their families lives are also considered forfeit. While Saker and Ranker are progressive seeing fit to pulling the Matrons into a new age cementing a shaky alliance there is still a strong urge to distant themselves from the dread empire. Many of the other Matrons believe the Legions are prone to catastrophic mistakes that lead to collateral damage. In the recent wars Matrons have contacted foundling in order to increase the Goblin population ensuring they will come out on top no matter the outcome of the coming wars.
Goblin society is rumored to have named but this like many other secrets in Goblin society has not been revealed as of late. The only know instance of a Goblin named is Chider who previously was a claimant to the name Squire and later became Squire for a brief amount of time.