Curse of the Kobold: A Halloween tale

Metal Tech News - November 1, 2023


Last updated 11/10/2023 at 6:42am

Closeup of the face of green goblin with a miner’s light strapped to its head.

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The Kobold was feared by German silver miners who believed the goblin poisoned both their bodies and their precious ore.

Deep in the dark mines and forests of Germany, in the days long before electricity when flickering torchlight made shadows come to life, whispers told of mysterious and ominous creatures waiting to prey on the hapless and unaware. One of these, the Kobold, was a particular bane of German silver miners, poisoning their silver ore so that the metal that emerged was mere powder, not the lustrous i...

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