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Type HUMANOID ETC
General Alignment ALIGNMENT
Typical Languages LANGUAGES
Habitat CORMANTHOR, UNDERDARK
Subraces SUBRACE OR NONE
Deities DEITIES
Groups GROUPS

Gnomes

The human scholars of Candlekeep refer to the gnomes as the Forgotten Folk, for their willful evasion of the great wars and tragedies that color the history of Faerûn’s other races. While the gnomes have been slaves of powerful nations such as Netheril and Calimshan in the past, they have never been conquerors. For the most part, they have lived in out-of-the-way forests and hills, untroubled by the conflicts that occupy human, elven, and dwarven attention.

That has changed as the number of humans in Faerûn has grown. Many gnome youngsters now question the wisdom of attempting to remain completely separate from other societies. Change within gnome communities is slower than in human ones, but more and more young gnomes are leaving home to live as travelers or adventurers.

Subrace Adulthood Middle Age Old Venerable Maximum Age
Gnome, Rock 40 100 150 200 500

Main Article: Rock Gnomes