Goblin-ken is an unspecific term used to refer to several different beastfolk, including goblins, ogres and gremlins. Although technically elves, orcs are considered to be goblin-ken due to the common belief that they are somehow related to goblins. Malacath is the patron of the goblin-ken, although only the orcs are known to worship him. The goblin-ken are used as slaves by the Altmer of Summerset Isle. During the Camoran Dynasty, hundreds of goblin-ken were set free by the rulers of Summerset Isle and allowed to settle the lands north of Valenwood. The orcish tribes chose to settle high in the Wrothgarian Mountains, near Old H'roldan, which was a part of High Rock at the time. This was due to their dependence on a rare shaggy giant centipede herdbeast that can live only at high altitudes on alpine and sub-alpine forage. The goblin-ken founded Orsinium (literally translated as Orc-Town) at the location. After the first sacking of the fortress by the Order of the Diagna and the subsequent rebuilding by Gortwog gro-Nagorm, Orsinium had apparently become solely inhabited by the orcs, with no further reference to their fellow goblin-ken.