Gnomes: The original gnomish homelands were found in the lands currently controlled by the Franks. After the “Blood Wars” vast areas of the land in northern Gaul was devastated, and entire gnome clans destroyed. The remaining clans sensing the coming change began to look for a new place to settle. The extreme xenophobic attitudes of the Franks and the retreat of the Roman Empire left few places safe to move to. And unexpected welcome came from the dwarf holds. Most gnomish clans now reside near one of the Dwarfish Holds, and have taken over as intermediaries for the dwarves.