Tales of Viridia
The Gnomes hail from the western continent. They are a race of tinkerers and inventors, with varying success in these endeavours. They have an innate overwhelming curiosity and drive to improve things, but many suffer from a short attention span.
Generations ago, they lived in what is now known as the Clockwork City. They created an underclass of automatons, who grew tired of servitude and, after a bitter war, cast the Gnomes out of their ancestral home. To this day, those Gnomes who know the history of their people still carry the shame and fear, and sometimes anger, towards their ancestors and the mechanical people they created.
Today, the Gnomes are most commonly found among the Dwarves, who took many of them in after their exile. The two peoples’ mutual love for creating and crafting led to them forming a strong bond that survives to this day. Some smaller Gnome colonies also exist in their homeland, but despite the influx of people from the exile they are but shadows of what they once were.