The Emerald Eye
Gnomes reside along the Arumlen Mountains, between the Ersrock Union and the Verduran Forest, and along the Wossyk River. Gnomes are a calculating and shrewd race, known for their opportunism but also fantastic breadth of knowledge. The Gnomes of Goldimar are known for their banking and artificing talents, while the Gnomes of Mikkalen are known for their druidic temperament and connection with nature. For most of their history, Gnomes resided in or near the Arumlen Mountains. Due to their location on numerous ore veins, Gnomes became experts at rare metals and coinage. Along the Arumlen Mountains, the Gnomes founded Goldimar, Dagger Town, and Gefreinwed. Golidmar is well known for the location of the Central Bank, a sprawling domed structure that houses the wealth of the Ironlands, and the [[Artificer’s College]], a quiet campus of dark brick building that house the Gnomish technological experiments. Profit the Prophet, Walsee’s avatar, came unto the Gnomes of Goldimar, and opportunistically evangelized their faith through the Hyrulan Desert during the War of the Five Races.
When an impressive gold mine was discovered in the midst of the Wossyk Forest, Gnomish merchants flocked to the region and founded Mikkalen with the Half-Elves, near the mine. However, early in the Third Age, Aurixen the Goldflame seized the mine and destroyed Mikkalen. The survivors fled east, founding New Mikkalen, where The Fighters of the Flame was first founded. Gnomes worship Walsee, and are good-aligned.