"The Goblins' dreaded War Drums struck terror into the hearts of even their bravest foes."
――Sarpadian Empires, vol. IV
The War Drums enabled Goblin and Orcish armies to crush the sparsely defended Dwarven cities.
When creating a new War Drum, Goblin designers sought out the highest quality skulls. Serra Angel skulls were most highly prized, although most acknowledged that the skull of the exotic Sea Serpent made for a richer tone.
"Defending the outer trenches, we strained our eyes in the darkness. All we could hear was the Drums' terrible pounding. Dobbs, on my right, broke first. Soon, we were all heading for the walls."
――Corporal Peter Douglas, courtmartial testimony
"Goblins charge with a deafening war cry. The cry doesn't mean anything――it just drowns out the drums!"
――Reod Dai, mercenary
The goblin idea of music is to hit something with a stick.