|Release date||28 February 2012 (Update)|
|Notable features||Host of the Squeal of Fortune|
Before the SquealEdit
Yelps was born some time in the Fifth Age to unknown parents. It is unknown exactly where Yelps was brought up. Unlike most goblins, he is seemingly pacifistic and friendly. Yelps does not seem to follow the goblin 'Big High War God' Bandos, but, if he does, he seemingly rejects his teachings of war, similarly to another goblin, Grubfoot.
At some point Yelps came into the possession of a massive hoard of coins and items. It is unknown exactly where or how he obtained these, but the variety of items he possesses, which include items from the God Wars Dungeon, TzHaar City and Eastern Lands, suggests that he is extremely well-travelled.
Establishing the Squeal of FortuneEdit
In year 169 of the Fifth Age, Yelps opened up the Squeal of Fortune, a special wheel that rewards items out to those who spin it, by causing a giant boxing glove to punch him in the face. He allowed adventurers up to two spins on his wheel a day, with a promise of winning something every time. A few months after the Squeal was established, he managed to make a deal with various quest-givers to make them reward adventurers two extra spins for every time they complete a quest.
Later that year, in a massive update to his Squeal, Yelps started rewarding adventurers for skilling by giving them free spin tickets for use on his Squeal. Meanwhile, various monsters had somehow got a hold of some tickets, and Yelps was happy to reward adventurers who retrieved them by allowing them to use the ticket for an extra spin. Yelps also made a deal with the PBJ, leprechauns, Balthazar Beauregard and the Burthorpe Imperial Guard, meaning that adventurers can gain up to one extra spin a week by participating in the activities they host.
At the same time, Yelps started selling spins in various packages, seemingly having turned his squeal into a profitable venture, begging the question of whether he had intended this all along, having not just opened the Squeal out of the goodness of his heart.
The Squeal of Fortune proved a massive success News of his success had even reached the gnomes of the Tree Gnome Stronghold, although the gnomes seemed to be less impressed with him, with Mieliki Tapio referring to him as "a stupid goblin that gives you things for free". Around this time, Yelps upgraded the Squeal, replacing the boxing glove by a sharp arrows, presumably for a bigger impact on his body.
Yelps also made another deal with the Imperial Guard of Burthorpe, the terms of this meant that Yelps would give a free spin to those that helped the Imperial Guard stock their supplies by completing various challenges for Captain Haskell.
A dwarf named Ivar was recently attacked and robbed of his blueprints. These very same blueprints mysteriously showed up on the Squeal the next week, implying that Yelps could be linked to various criminal activity.
- Yelps seems to be a masochist, as he seemingly enjoys the pain provided by people spinning his squeal, which causes him to be punched in the face.
- He is one of the few Goblins whose name is not a combination of a body-part and an unpleasant word. Other goblins who are like this include Greldo and Thump-thump.