Gnomes live in the polar regions of the planet Tendakor. Tendakor is the fourth planet from the sun in the Terra dimension, and it exists in the same location as Mars in the Earth dimension.
Gnomes share this world with Dwarves and Halflings. While dwarves tend to dominate the planet politically, Gnomes still maintain their own culture.
There are two general types of Gnomes on Tendakor. The gnomes who live in the northern polar region and the gnomes who live and inhabit the southern polar ocean. Regardless of what region they inhabit, Gnomes share similar traits.
Gnomes are female-dominated peoples. In the North, where the economy is dominated by reindeer and caribou herds, Gnome women spend a large part of the year out on the ice herding and hunting and maintaining the herds.
In the south, Gnome women rely on the sea. They are whalers and deep-sea fishers who spend most of their lives on their boats.
Whether at sea or out on the tundra, gnome women form important bonds with the other members of their team. Their society is organized by a number of clans that share the small region that they live in. Each clan has a female chieftain and an all-female counsel that dictate all levels of society.
Gnome women are hardy people. The harsh conditions of their homeland have honed their survival skills.