Legend of the Abyss
A small and mysterious race. The gnomes are said to have appeared from a rift caused by the Tearing. They are the only race other than Humans known to be able to innately use Arcane magic without a human blood transfusion. Gnome blood transfusions have never been successful.
Without every having any sort of traditional home in the world of Abyss, and having a nack for being able to make odd technology with magic. The Gnomes have become the leading merchants and inventors throughout the world. Many have small fleets of underwater vessels that travel the depths of The Endless Ocean to network to different underground rivers that concentrate to many parts of Hallrgard.