I'm not talking to the Hobbets, I'm talking to YOU, gentle reader, drinking your coffee and staring at your screen. I invite you to join in a thought experiment:
Imagine that you are a Monster: Maybe a Dragon, or a Mobat, or a Spider-Moose, or maybe your face is made out of squid. What you look like is not important to the thought experiment. The most important thing is that, you love the darkness, and you love eating meat. That's two most-important things, I guess: darkness and meat.
Imagine, my darkness-and-meat-loving friend, that you live in a deep, dark chasm in the earth. You live in a cavern system so vast there is a long echo
and it takes 5 seconds
for an object to freefall. So primally ur-dark that a wise and experienced Druid
would never dream of flashing an artificial light down here!
Here you are, resting in your cavern, hungry and bored, staring at the cracks in the ceiling. All of a sudden, one of the cracks lights up!
You've lived your entire life in darkness, so a bright lantern light like that is definitely going to get your attention. Taking a closer look, you see the web is thrashing, like your little friend the Spider-Goat has caught a feisty one! And then a second
light appears. Looks almost like... a lantern on a string? That's weird: Spider-Goat usually does a better job than this, smashing lanterns. Better go check it out.
Have the oblivious Hobbets attracted unwanted attention from The Deep with their lantern light? Tune in next time, as we roll on the Underdark Wilderness wandering monster table...