Gnomes in Xyllomer
"Hitherehowareyoudoingtoday ... oops.. Sorry I guess I need to
slow down a bit to speak with you. We gnomes are fast folk..
fast talking, fast moving, and fast thinking. I guess you could
say we are too busy collecting new things to stop and slow down
for just anyone. Now if you got some kinda deal for me... I'll
make you a better one. You got the coins... I got the time to
talk with you... nothing like the sound of clinking coins.
Calric, our god would be proud, I took a man... I mean uhm... I
made a deal with a man, made 125 percent profit. But then... we
did establish the money system of Xyllomer... so you can't
expect a common folk to be able to out-wit me at my own system.
You know... there are a lot more gnomes in the world than you
would think. We are great at getting places that you really
don't want us, and even better at getting there without you
seeing us get there, and even better at getting what we want.
*wink* We may be one of the shortest of the civil folk, but that
doesn't mean we can't have the largest pockets."
The smallest race in Xyllomer are the gnomes. Their normal height
is about 100 cm and they usually weigh around 45 kg. They are
naturally born with six fingers on each hand, which might be a
reason why you find many of them in the mages or pickpockets
guilds. Their hometown is Ki-Eren-Home, south of Ganhwyll, though
there also is also small settlement of gnomes near Razza, called
Strengths and weaknesses:
As they are small, they never develop a decent strength, so you
won't find many of them in warrior guilds. Also their bodies are
physically rather weak. They make it up with their superior brains
which not only work quicker than the average human or elvish
brain, but also gave them a certain resistance to magic.
Gnomes are considered cunning inventors. Once a clever gnome
invented the famous gnomenboots. A gnome wearing them can reach
hyperspeed and simply rush past you. Sometimes, though, you'll see
an unlucky gnome end up at a closed citygate as some of the taller
races find it particularly funny to stop a hyperspeed gnome that
way. Also there exists a gnomenhat. Gnomes wear them fixed closely
to their head. It looks funny, but is difficult to get off and
Among the gnomes there are also subraces known, gnomes which come
from certain areas, and have adapted the features and traits of
their homes strongly enough to look different from the average
gnome. Those are the hillgnomes and the
Hillgnomes are known as a subrace of the gnomish race.
They tend to live in stone houses or caves in the
foothills, but also in the mountains.
The most renowned dwelling of hillgnomes is the valley
of Treshnish in the mountains of Morisot.
They tend to have sun-tanned skin and they tend to be
smaller than the average gnome, but not less inventive at
Hillgnomes enjoy the closeness to nature, a good, stout
meal and an evening spent in happy company.
Brooklings are known as a subrace of the gnomish race.
They tend to live near the river, living from the rich
catch of fish.
The most reknowned dwelling of the brooklings is the shores
of the river Lime which flows through Tangradim into the
They tend have sun-tanned skin and they are taller than the
average gnome. Probably due to their healthy diet of fish.
Brooklings are a seclusive race who prefer the company
of their own folk to others, yet they will often come
to Tangradim on market day.