The hobgoblins are a proud people who once vied to become the dominant race on the planet. They allied with the human warlords of eastern Krosia under the rule of the Lich-King. They marched for the west, determined to conquer the continent and then the world. They could have won the Lichwars, but the majority of their adult population was wiped out in the first Kirinal Catastrophe.
After the Lichwars the remnants of their armies limped back to the East. They became a forgotten people. But the hobgoblins wait and they watch. They see the rise of the new age in the West and they hunger to take their rightful place in the world order.