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Simbja is a goblin warrior who is a member of an adventuring party that is encountered in the Underdark near the drow city of Ust Natha.


Simbja will seek to engage in missile combat with his shortbow and arrows. If forced into melee combat he will stab with his dagger.


In the original Shadows of Amn goblins are classified by race as either hobgoblin or kobold and classified by class as either hobgoblin or thief. This is not fixed in the Enhanced Edition of either game. However, it is fixed in the Siege of Dragonspear where goblins are now properly classified as race: Goblin and class: Fighter.

For the sake of proper classification within this wiki and to follow the correct D&D classification, goblins are classified using the Siege of Dragonspear classifications. In Simbja's case the developers gave him a race and class of hobgoblin, but since the developers used goblin animation for him, it must be surmised that he is a goblin and not a hobgoblin. Thief is chosen over Fighter for class since he is equipped with armor and weapons usable by a thief and he is given a special ability of 100 points in the move silently skill.

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Installation of the Sword Coast Stratagems mod makes a few changes to this creature. The original weapon proficiencies are removed. Shortbow proficiency is changed to 4 pips, and dagger to 2 pips. Thus, the bow fire will have a slightly faster APR, damage and to hit chance. An SCS default AI script is assigned for better tactical response and behavior.