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Is it lore breaking to role play a civilized goblin?

bilka04
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Hello all!
I am rather new to The Elder Ecrolls Online and I cant wait to jump into the roleplay because that is ELDER SCROLLS game! :D
Anyway I was thinking to make a goblin assassin character (skinny and short orc) but I am not sure if that isn't breaking any game lore. I can't remember of any goblins that were accepted in the society and/or of any goblins that are reasonable and somewhat intelligent. My backup plan is my character to be a half goblin but again not sure if it is alright to create a new race here. That sounds even more lore breaking. And my third option is to roleplay him in the wilds, never enter cities. A deserter from the clan. But that would kinda ruin my leveling and pretty much most social contacts that I may create otherwise :P

Thanks in advance for your responds and have a great day :)
  • Jim_Pipp
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    While goblins are generally despised, there are examples of intelligent goblins who can talk and make deals with the other races of Tamriel. In an ideal roleplay community you may be attacked or at least challenged to dual by more racist characters (especially the altmer who keep goblins as slaves), but more fair-minded citizens may be willing to let you be.

    FYI - there is a really good goblin polymorph (a costume that completely transforms you into a goblin) available for free from quite an early quest in Stonefalls.

    You quite often see players wearing the polymorph, so it gives the impression that there are some goblins tolerated in cities.
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  • Jim_Pipp
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    p.s. the lore got retconned, and goblins and orcs are not related anymore. Orcs are a kind of elf.
    Edited by Jim_Pipp on January 9, 2017 12:06PM
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    There was a Riekling chief in the single-player games who could speak language understandable by the player and gave you a few quests. You're probably fine.
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  • Druachan
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    Jim_Pipp wrote: »
    p.s. the lore got retconned, and goblins and orcs are not related anymore. Orcs are a kind of elf.

    My altmer has gone for therapy on reading this

    :)
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  • Druachan
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    I'd say you're fine there. As they say you might experience distrust and outright hostility from some people's and less from others but then that's what the role play is for. Course your character may very well be a disreputable and foul creature anyway :).
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  • Ghettokid
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    Druachan wrote: »
    Jim_Pipp wrote: »
    p.s. the lore got retconned, and goblins and orcs are not related anymore. Orcs are a kind of elf.

    My altmer has gone for therapy on reading this

    :)
    Your altmer will go to hospital next.

    Orc
    Edited by Ghettokid on January 24, 2017 7:38PM
  • BlackSparrow
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    Yep, sounds interesting. Go for it. Just be prepared to prove your worth to a lot of uppity elves. :)

    And as @Jim_Pipp said, go for the goblin polymorph in Stonefalls for maximum roleplay effect. It's about in the middle of the map, a little southwest of Ebonheart, and while the transformation requires a specific item take up a slot in your inventory, I believe you can keep using the item after the quest is completed.
    Edited by BlackSparrow on January 24, 2017 7:38PM
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  • driosketch
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    Do the Goblin's Affection quest in Stonefalls. I don't remember the exact location, but I believe it's middle west in the zone, near a wayshrine. You don't even need to complete the quest, just start it to get the transformation gem.

    After, I recommend doing the questline for the Auridon public dungeon, Toothmaul Gully, for some insight into goblin culture.

    As an aside, you can also do Goblin Marq in Stros M'kai, north west, for some flavor of a non-goblin inserting himself into a tribe.
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  • Druachan
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    Ghettokid wrote: »
    Druachan wrote: »
    Jim_Pipp wrote: »
    p.s. the lore got retconned, and goblins and orcs are not related anymore. Orcs are a kind of elf.

    My altmer has gone for therapy on reading this

    :)
    Your altmer will go to hospital next.

    Orc

    oh yeah! lol, I am kidding, I love orcs, well maybe love is too strong a word.
    Say please, before you AAAAAaaaarrrgghhh at me.
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