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Yelps
Yelps
Release date 28 February 2012 (Update)
Combat level 84
Race Goblin
Members only? Yes
Quest NPC? The Mighty Fall
Location Yu'biusk, Goblin Village
Sells items? No
Gender Male
Examine Voted the most worthy goblin champion. Somehow.
Notable features Former host of the Squeal of Fortune
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Yelps, real name Dimwit,[1] is a cheerful and wealthy 35-year-old goblin businessman who ran the Squeal of Fortune, a special wheel that rewarded adventurers with prizes every day.[2] He describes himself as the richest, smartest and smallest goblin to ever live[3], and appears to have an obsession with spinning wheels and being punched. Due to this, most of the other goblins dislike him, and Bandos himself apparently despised him.

After the Squeal of Fortune was removed from the game, players decided Yelps's future via the Power to the Players poll system, which included the options of allowing him to retire gracefully, being strapped to a circus target wheel, being killed, or never being seen again. Ultimately, players voted to have the option to kill Yelps, with 42% of the vote, and as such he features as one of the three bosses in The Mighty Fall, serving as the champion of the goblins in the tournament between the Bandosians.

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Goblin Village

Goblin Village, where Yelps grew up.

Dimwit was born in year 134 or 133 of the Fifth Age to two unknown goblin parents. He grew up in the Goblin Village, an Asgarnian goblin settlement found to the north of Falador.

At some point during Dimwit's childhood, an accident occurred that resulted in him hitting his head, which resulted in him falling a set of stairs and biting his tongue, causing him to scream in pain loudly, which earnt him the name Yelps. Tired of his screaming, the leaders of the village tied Yelps to a spinning wheel and played games with him, and from then on he became the butt of many jokes around the village. [4]

The Squeal of FortuneEdit

Squeal of Fortune

Yelps spinning the Squeal of Fortune.

Not much is known of Yelps after his childhood, but at some point he came into the possession of a large horde of treasure that formerly belonged to a princess known as Alice and took it for himself.[5] In 169 of the Fifth Age, he used his new-found wealth to establish the Squeal of Fortune, a large wheel that could be spun for prizes from his stash of loot.[6] Adventurers were able to gain tickets for the wheel through a variety of means, including completing quests, killing monsters, buying them, or completing challenges for the Burthorpe Imperial Guard, in addition to one or more free spins every day. Yelps would often run special promotions, offering certain prizes for a limited period only.

Soon after the end of battle between Armadyl and Bandos a couple of months later, the Squeal of Fortune was shut down after it was discovered that Yelps did not actually own the treasure he was distributing[5] and replaced with a similar game known as Treasure Hunter, hosted by the same Alice whose treasure had been stolen. Her own game functions in much the same way as the Squeal, but does not involve any punching or wheels, instead featuring treasure chests, much to Yelps's disdain.[7]

The Kyzaj TournamentEdit

The following takes place during The Mighty Fall.

Left without a job, Yelps tried to reintegrate himself back into goblin society, but this did not go very well, particularly due to the other goblins' dislike of him.[8]

Some time later, Yelps attended the Kyzaj Tournament, a competition held between the Bandosians on Yu'biusk to decide who would lead them in the wake of Bandos' death. The goblin high priest tasked him with guarding the goblin camp during the tournament,[9] and Yelps believed that he would not be taking part in the actual tournament.[10]

Fighting Yelps

Yelps fights the World Guardian on Yu'biusk, using his special ability.

Despite this, the other goblins voted him as their champion, and he was forced to take part in the first round of the tournament.[11] He fought against the World Guardian, who was acting as the champion of the Dorgeshuun in Zanik's place. Yelps was assisted by his bodyguards in the battle, and attacked using a special ability that involved spinning and teleporting around the arena.

Yelps was ultimately defeated, and he begged for the World Guardian to spare him. The latter then had a choice between killing or sparing him. If he was executed, he would scream and claim he would give the World Guardian spin tickets, while Generals Wartface and Bentnoze were extremely pleased that "dumb-dumb Yelps [was] gone".[12] The victor was then able to loot his treasure chest.

If spared, he would be extremely grateful, and thanked the World Guardian with an expired spin ticket and his remaining cash. He then cheered them on for the remainder of the tournament, and once the World Guardian proved victorious, he returned to Goblin Village, where he got a job as General Wartface and General Bentnoze's new assistant, replacing Grubfoot, who had left for Dorgesh-Kaan the year prior.[13] Although he remarked that it was honest work, he admitted that he missed the game show scene, and expressed an interest in joining "a couple of fellows who do some sort of show in some sort of pit."[14]

DialogueEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

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Woohoo, extra spin for the win! (link)
Yelps' voice on claiming a spin ticket
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Woohoo, extra spin for the win! (link)
Yelps' voice on claiming a spin ticket while wearing a diving helmet
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Extra spin for the win! Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! (link)
Yelps uses his special attack during the Mighty Fall.
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Please don't kill me! What are you doing? I'll give you all the spin tickets! All of them! NOOOOOOOOOOO! No more spins! (link)
Yelps pleads for mercy and is executed by the player.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yelps' Top Trumps card
  2. ^ Mod Nexus. "Spin and Win on the Squeal of Fortune!". 28 February 2012. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Yelps, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "I'm Yelps, the richest and smartest goblin that ever lived. It comes in handy, because I'm also the smallest goblin that ever lived."
  4. ^ RuneScape Top Trumps, RuneScape. "Yelps grew up as the butt of jokes. Originally named Dimwit, Yelps gained his name by accidentally hitting his head, falling down stairs and biting his own tongue. Fed up of his screaming and hollering, the leaders of Goblin Village tied him to a spinning wheel, and played games with him."
  5. ^ a b Yelps, "The Mighty Fall", RuneScape. "It turned out the treasure I was givin' away actually belonged to some human princess or something, so I had to give most of it up."
  6. ^ Yelps, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "I used to run this game, see? Lucky people would punch me in the face to win prizes!"
  7. ^ Yelps, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "She's still runnin' the game but... *shudder* There's no punchin'. Not even a bit! There are... treasure chests!"
  8. ^ Yelps, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "I've been trying to reintergrate into goblin society, but it's not going so well."
  9. ^ Yelps, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "The highpriest told me to get my best gear on and guard the camp! Here I am!"
  10. ^ Yelps, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "Not on yer life! I'm no warrior!"
  11. ^ General Bentnoze, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "No one sure why Yelps goblin champion. Probably cos him disposable!"
  12. ^ General Bentnoze, The Mighty Fall, RuneScape. "I can't hardly believe it. Dumb-dumb Yelps is gone."
  13. ^ Yelps, Goblin Village, RuneScape. "I got a job as Wartface and Bentnoze's manservant. Since Grubfoot left for Dorgesh-Kaan they've been doing their own cooking and cleaning and it has not worked out well, let me tell you."
  14. ^ Yelps, Goblin Village, RuneScape. "It's good honest work, but to be honest I miss the pomp and the razzmatazz of the game show scene! I've heard there are a couple of fellows who do some sort of show in some sort of pit. I thought I might apply there."
  15. ^ Mieliki Tapio, Tree Gnome Stronghold, RuneScape. "Mieliki has rewards, yes, but people must help Nyriki to earn them. Mieliki is not some stupid goblin giving rewards for free."

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