Originating from the edge of the Feywild, Gnomes now live on the outskirts of Deluge. They are a people obsessed with experimentation, both magical and mechanical with their home cities being places of great innovation and a high death rate from experiments going wrong. There are a number of all Gnome cities (none of which are on the map) where Gnomes live in relative peace. In this insular environment gnomes rarely venture out into the rest of the realm preferring to stay self-sufficient working on their inventions.
There are a number of Gnomish families that shunned the idea of an exclusive environment and have now lived in Virgregnum and Forgeheim (though similarly Fey, Anteiva is deemed to formal and boring) for many generations forming the outsider groups. Gnomes raised in these mixed societies’ (and those kicked out of their cities for being trouble makers) are the ones that become adventurers. Unlike their relatives in all gnome environments the outsiders are passionate tricksters often driving those around them to distraction. They maintain their drive to experiment and will often try something new at the least opportune time.
Loyal to their party, Gnomes will often augment themselves with either mounts or mechanical aids to make them more combat effective and less of a liability. While some of their actions (particularly in battle) might seem completely insane to others they will always have a greater purpose in mind even if others cannot see it.