Gnomes have been the enemies of Dwarves for many centuries. The two races are descended from a common ancestor, and the conflict between them originally arose when the Gnomes wished to focus on mechanical innovation rather than subterranean exploration. They found that their interests corresponded closely with those of the Humans, and left the Dwarven cities to live with humankind. As there has been increased interaction between the races, Gnomes have gradually learned to become more tolerant of their distant cousins.
While Gnomes are much shorter than Humans, their wiry forms are more strong and durable. They have an incredible ability to regenerate, and are resistant to poison, disease, and magical attacks. Their intelligence and quickness make them well-suited for many different professions, although they are not as skilled in fighting as some of the other races.
|Races of Alyria|
|Human • Elf • Half-Elf • Dwarf • Ogre • Fey • Gnome • Halfling • Dracon • Minotaur • Drow • Sidhe|