Goblin symbol book
|Goblin symbol book|
|Released||31 May 2005 (Update)|
|Also called||A History of the Goblin Race|
|Quest item||Lost Tribe|
|Examine||A book about the ancient goblin tribes.|
|High alch||0 coins|
|Low alch||0 coins|
The Goblin symbol book, or A History of the Goblin Race, is a quest item in The Lost Tribe quest. The player shows Reldo a brooch, which prompts him to tell the player to search for the book on the northern bookcase on the west wall in the Varrock Library. It has symbols in it that help the player navigate the maze of tunnels leading to the Dorgesh-Kaan mine.
After completing the quest, it is re-obtainable from the Varrock Library or any bookcase in a player-owned house.
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A History of the Goblin Race
Goblin tradition holds that their race was created by a war-god in order to fight a war against other gods.
(They never name their god, so whether it is the same as any of the gods worshipped by the other races is unknown.)
The legends also speak of goblins fighting against goblins during the wars, so it is likely that gods other than their creators used them as footsoldiers.
Although goblins are still warlike, it is probable that in earlier ages they were more organised than they are now, especially if they were under the direct command of one or more gods.
This is corroborated by finds unearthed at various archaeological sites, including the large excavation east of Varrock.
Armour and weapons have been found, obviously made to fit goblinsbut far more well-made than their current equipment.
Almost every piece of ancient goblin equipment has one of a number of symbols on it, and by correlating these symbols with the sketchy records that survive from the Third Age it has been possible to identify twelve distinct goblin tribes or regiments.
The separate identities of the tribes have long since dissolved and no goblins remember the symbols, although their generals may still recognise the ancient tribal names.
In the following pages I present a list of the tribes and their symbols.