Kikanuti, the Grandmother of Goblins, was a fertility goddess.
She possessed the portfolios of Life, Water, Protection, and Wisdom.
She treasured all goblins as her beloved grandchildren, and delighted in each of them.
She was content to be a quiet presence in the goblin pantheon, remaining in the background while the more ambitious goblin deities pursued their own agendas and plans for their mortal worshipers.
Kikanuti remained a reliable advisor and a source of wisdom; her clerics were respected by all goblin leaders for being level-headed and sensible.
This might have remained the case for all time, until the terrible disaster that befell the gods when an alliance of qlippoth lords wreaked havoc on the divine realms, determined to destroy as many gods and mortal souls as possible. While the good-aligned gods managed to protect their faithful, many gods of all alignments fell in battle, their immortality ended in horrible violence.
When the qlippoth lords were finally routed by the combined leadership of Sarenrae and Asmodeus, the goblin pantheon was one of the many that had been decimated by the onslaught.
Maglubiyet, the goblin god of war, seized this opportunity to try and take control of the pantheon, and sought to drive goblinkind into endless war and depravity.
He did not count on the fury of the grieving Grandmother of Goblins, already bloodied and enraged by the loss of her children, who challenged him to a lethal duel and used her trickery and cunning to best and then slay him.
The Goblin pantheon was much reduced, and Kikanuti's duel with Maglubiyet convinced the few remaining that they should pursue their goals separately, leaving Kikanuti in control of Maglubiyet's holdings and an empty pantheon.
She sadly resigned herself to her loneliness, and ruled her worshipers with solemn wisdom for years before she was approached by Drethic, the mother goddess of the orcs. She was a living cautionary tale why one did not allow a war god to take control of one's pantheon, and she had heard of Kikanuti's success in her diefic duel. Sympathetic to Drethic's cause, Kikanuti used the resources of Maglubiyet's realm to arm Drethic, allowing her to grow strong enough to conquer her own pantheon and defeat her vile husband.
After that, all might have been well, but twice had Kikanuti caused the downfall of a war god, and now Gorum had taken notice. Gorum, uncontested god of war and battle, challanged her to a duel.
With grim resignation, she prepared for the most harrowing battle of her life, and devised what she hoped would be a cunning battle plan, and bid goodbye to her holy realm for the time being.
Her faithful steam cherubs and the cleansed, the faithful souls of her deceased followers, only had faith to sustain them for the longest night of their endless lives.
But in the morning light of Nirvana, their faith was yet again rewarded.
Kikanuti was bloody, but triumphant.