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  • Lifeword Book

    An ancient practice of gnomish invention that has fallen out of fashion among the [[Forest Gnomes|forest gnomes]] themselves (now opting instead for [[Clan Scrolls]] to emphasize family and reducing the temptation to speak ill of the dead later (see: [[ …

  • Deathbook

    This counterpart of the [[Forest Gnome|Gnomish]] custom of keeping a [[Lifeword Book]] is written after death by those who knew the deceased well, in order to provide a fair and balanced record of the life of the deceased. Incidentally, the Human name …

  • Clan Rolls

    The [[Gnomish Customs|gnomish tradition]] of [[Clan Rolls]] has origins that have been long lost to antiquity. Numerous researchers into gnomish culture speculate that the practice was originally borrowed from the [[Mountain Dwarves]] by visiting [[ …

  • Lifework

    Sages have debated endlessly about the purpose and drive that causes exemplary members of the [[Gnomes|Gnomish Race]] to adopt a [[Lifework]]. Some of the grimmer views postulate that it stems from the arcane properties of gnomish blood itself. The …

  • FirstFather

    Among [[Hill Gnomes]] the tradition of [[FirstFather]] is defended vigorously on the most ancient of [[Clan Rolls]]. All [[Hill Gnome Clans]] being established by the birth of a male gnome that exceeds the clans [[BirthNumber]] are destined to become [[ …

  • Gnomish Sign for Silence

    The gesture of an index finger, outstretched and placed over the lips. The [[Gnomish Sign for Silence]] is rumored to have been the [[Lifework]] of a particularly creative [[Forest Gnome]] whose name has been, quite unfortunately, lost.

  • WiderClans

    The [[WiderClans]] is a name given to [[Gnomish Clans]] with a very high [[BirthNumber]]. This typically results in a much larger Clan Population. [[ThinClans]] by contrast have a very low [[BirthNumber]] and often splinter early and often.