Glimmer gnomes are a more stoic breed of gnomes descendant of the illegal gnomish slave stock of Athalin. In captivity many gnomes developed unique skills and abilities which they used to escape from their former captors. Since then the escaped gnomes decided that Halfling and Gnome communities had been bullied by the larger more warlike races for too long and through selective breeding and subtle magics further developed and honed the abilities that would ensure children would never again be subjugated.
Glimmer gnomes realize that they will rarely be able to match larger opponents toe to toe so many of their number have perfected the art of silent death; those who survive an attack by a Glimmer gnome report that all they saw of their opponent was a faint glimmer before they were struck.
Glimmer gnomes function as defenders of common gnome communities, and are willing to ally themselves with
Description and Personality: Glimmer gnomes are physically similar to common gnomes if much more lanky and athletic, this is because they eat for sustenance and not for pleasure. Their skin is usually a shade or two darker but often still within the normal range for gnomes. Glimmer gnomes usually have gray or silver eyes, though their eyes reflect little light.
Personality: Compared to ordinary hill gnomes glimmer gnomes are more sullen and reserved. Preferring to live on the outskirts of society if they live in society at all. Glimmer gnomes often resort to crimes of subsistance like pickpocketing, burglary, and con artistry.
Relations: Most other races know nothing of Glimmer gnomes and consider them to be aggressive, reclusive gnomes. Those familiar with the distinction, including most gnomes themselves, treat glimmer gnomes with a degree of well warranted suspicion.
Alignment: Glimmer gnomes do what they must to survive but prefer to do so without impinging on the rights or freedoms of others for fear of becoming like their athalish masters. They have a pronounced tendency toward neutrality.
Glimmer Gnome Lands: Glimmer gnomes have no lands of their own. They are common in Karalon where many were exiled by Redorf III.
Religion: Glimmer gnomes occasionally venerate Rosmertha. Their religious attitudes are expressed more often in their distaste for Athalish relegion particularly for Mechlas
Language: Glimmer gnomes often speak Athalish and Gnomish
Names: Glimmer gnomes are fond of aliases and fiercely protective of their birth names, seldom revealing them even to long term companions. Hedwinn, Torik,
+2 Constitution, +2 Dexterity, –2 Strength, -2 Charisma: Glimmer gnomes are swift and surprisingly hardy however, their small statue leaves them with less raw brawn and they are often overlooked in social situations.
Small: Glimmer gnomes are small creatures, and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
Speed: Glimmer gnomes have a base speed of 30 feet, they are deft runners for their size.
Low-Light Vision: Glimmer gnomes can see twice as far as humans in conditions of poor illumination.
Darkvision 60 feet: Glimmer gnomes can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Shifty: Gnomes receive a +4 racial bonus on stealth skill checks (which stacks with their size bonus) and a +2 bonus on perception checks of all kinds, and sense motive checks.
Gnome Magic: Glimmer gnomes with a Charisma of 11 or higher also gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—invisibility, ghost sound, dancing lights, prestidigitation. The caster level for these effects is equal to the gnome’s level. The DC for these spells is equal to 10 + half the glimmer gnome's level + the glimmer gnome’s Charisma modifier.
Weapon Familiarity: Like ordinary gnomes glimmer gnomes treat any weapon with the word “gnome” in its name as a martial weapon. in addition glimmer gnome rogues and assassins may add gnome hooked hammers to their weapon list.
Hatred: Gnomes receive a +1 bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures of the reptilian and goblin subtypes due to special training against these hated foes.
Defensive Training: Gnomes get a +4 dodge bonus to AC against monsters of the giant type.
Languages: Glimmer gnomes begin play speaking Athalish, Gnome. Gnomes with high Intelligence scores can choose any of the following: Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, and Orc.
Favored Class: The favored class of glimmer gnomes is bard or rogue. This choice must be made at 1st level and cannot be changed.
Racially Favored Class: If a glimmer gnome chooses bard or rogue as a favored class they receive both +1 skill point and +1 hit point (rather than one or the other) any time they take a level in that class. This choice must be made at 1st level and cannot be changed.
|Base Age 55|
|+2d4 Barb, Rogue, Sorcerer|
|+3d6 Bard, Fighter, Ranger, Paladin|
|+5d6 Cleric, Druid, Monk, Wizard|
|* Middle Age 120 years|
|* Old 170 years|
|* Venerable 230 years|
|* Max age +3d100 years|
|Base Height||Height Modifier||Base Weight||Weight Modifier|
|Glimmer gnome Man||3'0”||+2d4||40||X 1|
|Glimmer gnome Woman||2'11”||+2d4||35||X 1|
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