The gnomes of Malitika and the halflings of Malibukir have a very long history tied in together, so by this time they have a unified religion. According to them, the world was once nothing but ocean, but then Hava (the winds) blew back the ocean and created the land. Then, three gods appeared, out of the waves of the ocean: Hasanee, Samud, and Sundarata. Sundarata was a very beautiful goddess, and she loved beauty more than anything. She looked upon the desolate land, and began to create beautiful forests and gardens upon it. Both Hasanee and Samud were enraptured by the beautiful goddess, and determined to win her heart. Samud began to till the soil on one of the two islands the Hava had revealed. He created a beautiful and practical home. Meanwhile, Hasanee went to the other island, and created illusions of magic that appeared to be an incredible garden, with flowers as tall as trees and other wonders. Sundarata was impressed by Hasanee, and so she chose him of her two lovers. She conceived with him, and gave birth to twins, male and female, the first gnomes. However, then Hasanee’s illusion flickered, and she realized it was but an illusion, trickery! Furious, Sundarata left Hasanee and went to Samud’s island, which had been beautifully and wholesomely cultivated. She stayed with him, conceived and gave birth to another set of twins, male and female, who would be the ancestors of all the halflings. Since that time, halflings have worked hard to till the earth, while gnomes have been playful pranksters who use magic. Ever fickle in love, Sundarata still goes back and forth between her two lovers and visits her children on each island, encouraging them to be creative and have fun, but also to seek the truth and not be duped. As such, gnomes have determined to seek true knowledge. While they still specialize in illusion magic, they also seek to understand and see through illusions to the truth. And they seek knowledge and understanding of everything about their world.
- Religious, Pantheon
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