Nightmares of the Last War
Gnomes are among the most inquisitive of races. They seek knowledge in all its forms and tend to careers which allow them to fulfill this thirst: bards, historians, alchemists and librarians, as well as spies. The gnomes rule the nation of Zilargo, one of the oldest nations of Khorvaire.
Because of this drive gnomish society is a complex network of gossip and intrigues, which would drive most other races mad, but is the bread and butter of gnomish life.
Many gnomes in Sharn are in some way tied to house Sivis or Kundarak, although those that aren’t often work in clerical or intellectual pursuits.