Before the Darkening Dawn's Light
There are various groups of gnomes scattered throughout the outlaying lands. There are three mains groups; the Farming Gnomes, the Tree Gnomes, and the Gnomes of the Arts.
The Farming Gnomes are the biggest group. They live mostly in the north eastern region of Tyrra Val. They are well known for the quality of their produce and other crops. These Gnomes have been living in this area the longest of all the races.
The Tree Gnomes are one of the lesser known mysteries of Tyrra Val. Legends say that long ago a group of Gnomes fleeing from oppression disappeared into The Moudy Forest. It has long been speculated that this is the location of the mysterious Gnomish Academy.
The Gnomes of the Arts does not refer to one specific group of Gnomes, but to the various Gnomes who choose to make their livelihood as artisans and magicians. These Gnomes typically do not except any money, but love to barter for their services.