On Urban Gnomes
On Urban Gnomes:
Gnomes are just as described in the Core Rulebook, rarely forming lasting relationships with other races. In the early days of the Idyrran Kingdom, however, an enterprising gnome named Wilholm Goldtrader became Director of the Idyrran Bank. At the time, banking was little more than simple lending and trading and a safe place to store contracts. Wilholm introduced many radical ideas, including discounting, borrowing, lending, standardization of money, speculation in grain as well as money, and so on. He, his rather large family, and allied gnomish families expanded banks to many large cities and began using a system of traders to facilitate communication and trade between banks.