Under their leader, Pyrite, who was first a [Mining Chieftain] and later a [Magestone Chieftain], the Gold Stone tribe avoided contact with humans. When adventurers or local guards still came for them, this particular tribe would throw precious minerals at them and escape while the Humans went after the valuables. This led to the legend of the Golden Goblin.
On their march there, the Gold Stones were overwhelmed by Rags' tactics and integrated into her tribe. Before that, Rags had already absorbed Jawbreaker, Sword Taker and Bloody Hand tribes. Pyrite, the old Gold Stone Chieftain, received a crossbow bolt into the chest and submitted to Rags, easily surviving Rags' assault.
Rags then continued to absorb the Redfang Tribe.