A famous Gnomic saying goes, "If you want to undo a
knot by hacking it to death, get a Gor'Tog.
If you want it unraveled, get a Gnome." This simple truth
is a cornerstone in understanding Gnomes. Though smaller in
stature and physically weaker than even the Halflings,
Gnomes are wily, quick on their feet, and excellent at solving
Originally, Gnomes eked out a desperate, savage subsistence
at the bottom of the food chain. At some undisclosed point
in history they formed an alliance with the Gorbesh Empire.
In exchange for safety from predators, they provided the war-like
race with clever inventions and served as advisors. Nearly
all the Gnomes in the Dragon's Realms were among, or decended
from, those who defected with the Kaldar
to journey north. Gorbesh Gnomes are almost never seen outside
the Empire cities, as they are guarded over as jealously as
See the race charts for answers
to all of your biological questions!
Some famous Gnomes in history:
The Prophet Trimbolt, Jinkens, King Benpar IV, and Prince
Did you know?
Though not quite as long-lived as Elves and Dwarves, Gnomes
do have lifespans reaching beyond the 200-year mark.