Gnomes are known for the ease with which they dig tunnels and their love for gems. Their underground realms are always lavishly decorated. Human miners are their worst enemies. Once a gnome realm is discovered, it will attract a hundred desperadoes looking for riches. Sometimes the gnomes manage to prevent this by causing cave-ins and elevator failures as soon as they fear discovery.
All gnomes found on the surface, in forests and hills, love animals and speak the language.
HD 1 AC 5 1d6 MV 6 ML 8 XP 10; speak with animals, stone talk and earth swim at will
Numbers: a clan with 5d8 miners, led by a gnome with 5 HD and accompanied by 1d6-1 giant badgers (possibly none).
Names: Joyful, Sitting, Diamond Love, Emerald Ring, Happy Happy, Lore Beard, Gift Giver.
Treasure: they love gems. 30% for 1d6×1000 gp, 80% for 5d10 gems, 30% for 2d10 jewelry, 30% each for three magic items.
Terrain: caves, forests.
Player Characters: gnomes have a level limit of 6; in all other aspects they are like halflings.