Game Of Gnomes - A Song of Nice Attire
The origin of this diminutive race is shrouded in mystery. Arriving in a grand fleet at the port of Limani in the Middle Imperial Period, they claimed their homeland had been overrun and they had been forced to flee overseas, and requested permission to settle in Imperial territory. Initially they were treated with suspicion and forced to live on their boats in port for almost a year, but when the assassination of the Emperor led to a protracted civil war over the succession, they were able to prove themselves to the future Emperor Isagoras as expert spies and scouts. Their support in the feild of espionage was instrumental in winning the war for him and he consequently allowed them to settle in cities and towns across the Empire, where many remain to this day. Their perceived sneaky and untrustworthy nature however means they are often confined, or confine themselves, to specific quarters or areas of cities.