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Deep gnome (svirfneblin)

Stat adjustments +2 dexterity, +2 wisdom, -2 strength
Innate spells displacement, alter self
Size small
Standard alignments any non-evil
Classes restricted paladin, ranger, druid, inquisitor
Normal adventuring starting age 61-96
Average life span 350

Racial Traits

Hatred +1 to attack bonus when fighting dwarves and lizardfolk
Spell Resistanc +1 to spell resistance
Illusion Resistance +2 to saves vs illusion spells
Stalker +2 to stealth skill


Also known as svirfneblin, these gnomes are considered more dangerous, and to some, more vicious than their cousins. However, they are actually of similarly good intentions as their surface kindred. They are, however, distrustful of most outsiders, and may come across as antisocial, having a dour nature that is not given to the humor and openness of their above-ground cousins. They are much given to stealth as a means of survival in their underdark homes, which consist of large, complex cities carved from stone. Their society is divided by sex: women are in charge of food and the running of the city, while the men do the mining and patrols. They have a distinct passion for metalwork and gemcraft (especially rubies) even above that of their surface cousins. Their skin ranges from medium brown to brownish gray, the color of the stone they live within. Males are bald and beardless, while women have stringy hair of dull gray shades through to pale white. Their eyes are black or gray. As a race, they tend more toward neutral alignments than their lighter cousins.

deep_gnome.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/17 01:23 by titania