The Coming of Magic
Gnomes are the smallest of the known civilised races in the world, rivaling even goblins in stature.It is widely regarded that Gnomes are a branch in the evolution of Dwarves back when overpopulation and lack of space was a problem. This is reinforced by the co-habitation of Gnomes within Dwarven lands and the similarities in stamina and constitution that gnomes share with their brethren. Gnomes possess brilliant minds and make excellent tinkers and engineers, giving them a great niche as the ones who deal with the finer intricacies of technology that Dwarves cannot comprehend. Gnomes rival Goblins in their technological ingenuity, but lack the sheer breakthrough advances that the Goblins have made.