Yop is a goblin, who lives in the Queen's Castle.
He had watched young Raven, ready to tattle to her mother if they caught Raven doing anything kind.
The Storybook of Legends Raven puts on a sweater as she leaves her room. Queen Castle was chilly. There were far too many unoccupied rooms to bother lighting fires in all their hearths. When her mother had ruled, the castle had teemed with servants, soldiers, and creatures of the shadows. And all of them had watched young Raven, ready to tattle to her mother if they caught Raven doing anything kind.
“Raven,” her mother would say, “Yop the Goblin heard you apologize to a rat for stepping on its tail. Such behavior must stop!”
“But I didn’t mean to step on its tail,” she’d say.
“Not that. The apology! The Evil Queen never apologizes for anything. You must learn that now.”
Raven preferred the castle mostly empty. Raven Queen's Story