The Wayward Fae
They came to our realm full of bright eyed wanderlust. Casting their fairer magics and expressing a child like innocence to the harsh ways of Vierda, the Gnomes of Til Na Drah were nevertheless accepted among shattered folk of this world. Arriving in 143 EL The fleeing Gnomes of the Fairer realms had clearly been on the move for sometime. So much in fact that they no longer knew why they had left there distant homeland centuries ago. One thing is for sure though whatever it was still searches for them till this day. As while the Gnomes might have forgotten there ancient foe it certainly hadn't, which becomes evident to any who learn of the dark phenomenon afflicting the gnomish people.
Known as The Waning it has haunted these fae for hundreds of years. A whole five percent of their population is expected to be afflicted with the curse every decade. This isn't a natural disease or malady by any stretch of the imagination. it causes a gnome to fade from existence itself. Over the passing of a few hours to a day at most the person will slowly grow more and more insubstantial till they are pull completely from this world to an unknown fate.
"They took my mother, they took my brother, they took my child and in the end they surly will have me too."- from the lips of a grieving mother.
Gnome are a humanoid folk of small stature and bright of lock. Their hair is of such lush and vibrant hues that many other folk believe they simply dye their gnomish manes to create such lavish effects. That of course is untrue but has not stop the spread of such tall tales about such strange and foreign people among the other folk of Vierda.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
These Fae are naturally gifted in perception beyond human capabilities. Some among their kind can even see into the darkest of nights with utter ease. A gift of their long year toiling in the shadows of below, such Kin are often referred to as the Deep Gnomes or The Svirfneblin.