Part I - Introduction
The history of the gnomes is a long and prodigious one. Ours is the record of knowledge and might itself. Through our three pillars of Scholars, Praetorians and Templars, we have built an impressive and far-reaching society of success and accomplishment. Our enduring dedication to the progress and the improvement of all civilization is a boon to all the other citizens of Amalur, and our generous contributions to the amicable relations between other kingdoms and governments has cemented the gnomish people as a valuable ally in any situation. Indeed, were it not for our achievements in the study of magic and alchemy, many advances would not have been made in the pursuit of a greater understanding and learning of Amalur itself.