The goblins, as I have them in my world, the goblins have a strong tribal identity, because they are the weakest race, and thus can only hope to survive by sticking together. Thus, Groggar would not be outcasted, because they would need every fighter they can get. Groggar was simply outcasted from his peers, not the actual tribe, because of his genius. Go to Comment
I would have been interested to see some of the spiritual connotations and concepts associated with the labyrinth, or perhaps a tad bit of history of the classical maze. I was aware of the difference before reading this submission, which is very much more about labyrinths not being mazes. Go to Comment
Some parallel worlds have different time-flows, like the fabled dwelling-places of the elves: those who visit them under the hill for a night return to find that years have passed in this world. Perhaps it is the gate leading between the worlds which causes the alteration. If a gate were 'misaligned', the shift from '| |' to '| \' or '| /' as it were would lead to that difference, much as a light-beam split and bent by a prism ends up taking a longer path. There might even be a mathematical function linking degree of misalignment to alteration of time-rate.