Just don't ask them about the goblin/robot war. The goblins are still pretty sore about it, and the robots have archived the memory, so they'll just stare at you blankly when you bring it up. It's not a subject for polite conversation.
Suggested conversation topics:
Seasonings for rotten meat
De-fragmenting neural nets
Skinning of small helpless animals
Viruses and anti-viral programs
Derogatory comments about elves
Derogatory comments about electrical surges
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