The Ballad of the Melting King
The Gnomes are another ancient race of Edelstein, However like the halflings they stay far out of worldly conflicts and try and live there lives secluded in the forest. These beings are known for the overwhelming friendliness, as well as eccentricity.
Gnomes have innate magical powers, more then most of the races in Edelstein. To some that is wonderful, however to the people of Shorr that is horrid, and they would rather not interact with Gnomes if possible. The reason Shorr had never gone after Gnomes during the great war, was because they stuck to the forests of Quinn, and in that time they were not interested in that area.
However now that Shorr is trying to claim Quinn as there own, Gnomes have been slaughtered rampantly, because they are the main inhibitors of the forest. Some say the Gnomes of the Deepwood have constructed an entire underground city within the roots of the True Bark, which is one of the biggest trees on the planet. However this is just speculation because most do not travel that far into the Deepwood of Quinn.