Goblin was a small man with high-pitched voice. He was one of the Black Company's sorcerers. He was not a typical battle mage like the Ten Who Were Taken. He was more skilled in creating illusions and sleeping spells, which made him more useful in reconnaissance and infiltration missions. He had an ongoing feud with his fellow sorcerer One-Eye. They often attacked each other with insults or illusion spells, but that was how they were expressing their friendship.
After the Black Company was recruited by Soulcatcher, their employer established a psychic link with Goblin, in order to relay an important message. This caused the tiny sorcerer a great deal of pain and made him wary of the Taken’s power. Later he created an amulet for Croaker, which Silent used to track the Annalist, in order to back him up in case of trouble. Goblin also used his illusions in the capture of the rebel leaders Feather and Journey.
After the Black Company opposed Lady, Goblin was part of the group that ambushed and killed The Limper. Once the two sides made peace and killed the Dominator, Goblin and One-Eye pierced his skull with the Silver Spike and imprisoned his soul there. After the Battle of the Barrowland those two choose to remain with Croaker, while Silent joined Darling's group.
On their way south Goblin followed Croaker to The Lady's tower, but insisted on leaving as soon as possible. When Croaker and The Lady finally had the promised dinner in Opal, Goblin and One-Eye cast an illusion spell on the Annalist in order to have some fun. Croaker appeared like a fire demon, which terrified everybody there, while he was unaware of the illusion.
After the Black Company reached Taglios, Goblin was promoted to a counterintelligence officer, responsible for hunting enemy spies and problematic cult leaders. During the Siege of Dejagore he remained trapped in the city. There the Black Company formed two factions and Goblin was among those who opposed Mogaba.
Goblin and One-Eye survived the siege and participated in the next campaign against Longshadow. The two sorcerers didn’t enter the Shadowgate and avoided Solcatcher's trap. They opposed the new political order in Taglios and worked with Sleepy to free the Captured. Goblin even managed to create a trap, which permanently injured Soulcatcher's leg.
It took them many years, but Sleepy's Company finally organized a rescue mission in the Plain of Glittering Stone. Unfortunately for them they also encountered the sleeping Kina. Goblin attacked her by himself in order to buy time for the rest to escape. He was presumably killed him battle.
Later Goblin returned to the Company, but they all were suspicious of him. They were right to suspect himas he was now in service of Kina. Under her orders he strangled Narayan Singh and replaced him as Daughter of Night's guardian. The two escaped from the camp together.
Once Goblin was finally captured with the help of One-Eye's spear and One-Eye's old black felt hat (which he had been secretly enchanting with spells in case such a fate befell him) part of him was temporarily restored. He went on a suicidal mission in the glittering stone and destroyed Kina with the spear. Her death caused an explosion which killed the sorcerer.