Although Gnomes originate from Dwarves that dug too deep, some gnomes have bounced back into heavily surface dwelling deviations. This includes the group known as Freckle Gnomes. The lush Ruby Forest has one set of inhabitants who will most likely go unseen by any traveler but who have mischievous effects that are legendary. Freckle Gnomes are usually nonviolent when not threatened but terribly annoying. They have a love for stealing shiny objects, playing practical jokes, and eating other people’s food. These games are not limited to outsiders and are practiced regularly amongst themselves. This helps explain why few Freckle Gnomes live in organized societies where accountability is necessary. One kingdom, which was only set up through intense patience of Majiles, breaks the mold. Freckle Gnomes, no matter the circumstance, always retain a profound love of nature which is evident in their architecture which builds on the contour of branches and trunks of the large ruby trees.
Culture: Freckle gnomes usually live in communities of less than one-hundred. They will only band together and work for a common cause when seriously threatened. Freckle Gnomes greatly enjoy the company of other short races but do feel usually quite uncomfortable when confronting larger acquaintances. Freckle Gnomes have begun to have success in befriending Tygrol who do an excellent job of keeping Bone Troll numbers thin. Bone Trolls and Jungle Giants are generally the races that provide threats to Freckle Gnomes but no organized hatred is present.