Found throughout Midgard in small numbers, gnomes have a single primary home, the dark forest of Niemheim and its surrounding territory. They have a terrible reputation as swindlers, kidnappers, diabolists, and charmers. As individuals, the small folk in their amusing hats and pointy boots seem silly. However, as a race they have struck diabolical bargains for power with Baba Yaga or archdevils, and this has led them to turn inward. Their only close allies are the shadow fey, though goblins and kobolds and gnolls are not particular in their choice of friends, either.