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Hobgoblin Trooper

Hobgoblin Trooper CR 1

XP 400
LE Medium humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5


EAC 11; KAC 13; +1 vs. combat maneuvers
Fort +3; Ref +5; Will +1
Defensive Abilities battle hardened


Speed 30 ft. (25 ft. in armor)
Melee standard taclash +5 (1d4+3 S nonlethal)
Ranged azimuth laser rifle +8 (1d8+1 F; critical burn 1d6) or stickybomb grenade I +8 (explode [10ft., entangled 2d4 rounds, DC 10])
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with standard taclash)


Str +2; Dex +4; Con +1; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +1
Skills Athletics +5, Intimidate +5, Stealth +10
Languages Common, Goblin
Gear lashunta ringwear I, azimuth laser rifle with 2 batteries (20 charges each), standard taclash, stickybomb grenades I (2)


Battle Hardened (Ex)

Hobgoblins are trained for combat from an early age, and they quickly learn that a foe can do much more than just hurt you. Hobgoblins gain a +1 racial bonus to AC against combat maneuvers.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, advance unit (3–6 plus 1 kanabo commando), squad (3–12), warband (4–16 plus 1 hobgoblin lieutenant)

Hobgoblins are a militant and merciless species that organizes quickly, reproduces rapidly, and adapts well to changing conditions. They are similar in appearance to goblins but are significantly taller and more muscled. While goblins are anarchic and gleefully destructive, though, hobgoblins are highly ordered and do nothing without a purpose.

Most hobgoblin societies are paramilitary states, with no distinction between the government and the chain of command. They can be as small as a single starship crew or as large as a conquered world. However, these governments grant nothing unearned to any hobgoblin, and only those who show an aptitude for more advanced knowledge are given access to it. The young are considered fully trained junior soldiers as young as 14 years old, while some receive secondary education to become technicians, spies, or engineers at 16 years old.

A typical hobgoblin is 5 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.

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