The Middle Isles
Gnomes are malevolent spirits of the wood and earth, and oft resemble the form of the natural element they prefer. They are tricksters, alternately malevolent and mischievous, mercurial and inclined to great rages when deceived. Their dwellings are most often found by the banks of rivers, in stands of ancient trees, or in shallow tunnels dug in the earth. They are small, weathered folk with a penchant for red caps, full beards, and cow’s milk.