Gnomes are a people without a land, having had their homeland on the Estara Penisula seized by the Gnolls some 200 years ago. Since then, a great diaspora of Gnomes have wandered the world, some alone, some in caravans, some looking to trade wares and keep moving, others in a depserate attempt to find a new homeland.
The Gnomes are the most technically gifted of all the races, their nimble minds and small hands always widdling away at some task. Their knowledge of the stars, mathematics and alchemical knowledge rivals that of the Elves. They alone possess the secrets of vehicular flight, and many gnomes are best known as airborne traders, piloting slow-moving derigibles and ramshackle gliders across the Xanzilisa as couriers, traders and (for an exorbitant fee) transportation. While the aerial route is quick and certainly bypasses many of the dangers of terra firma, the skies above Inemyr are not without their own perils including giant bats, griphons and the barborous Aarokocra.
Gnomes are wandering scholars, scouts and keepers of their custom. They will, typically, jump at any opportunity to reclaim Gnomish artifacts, collect lore from their field of study, or put a pack of Gnoll to the sword.