Years passed since the day the goblin found that first jewel. He snatched and stole everywhere he went, saving only the best magic jewels for his collection. The collection grew until it contained enough magic power to potentially save the lives of tens of thousands of people. But he was happy just to have the powerful stones, choosing not to use them. He attached them to his treasure chest as decoration.
A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous grotesque dwarf-like creature. They are attributed with various (sometimes conflicting) abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin. In some cases, goblins have been classified as constantly annoying little creatures somewhat related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually depicted as small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf. They also often are said to possess various magical abilities. They are also very greedy and love gold.
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