Adventures in Ledevic
Avaric is, for most intents and purposes, the homeland of the gnomes. Though, any gnome would correct this bit of common knowledge, claiming that Avaric is only their largest city, not their homeland. For some reason, unknown to all other races, the gnomes refuse to divulge their racial origin, stating that is a gnomish matter, or otherwise deflecting the question. Despite their mystery, the gnomes of Avaric have brought a wonder to the world: clockwork. Even more, they’ve brought standardized time. There is an immense, Central Clocktower in Avaric, and all other gnomish clocks are timed to this structure. In this way, the entire world has access to globally-accurate time. However, only gnomes fully understand what makes these creations tick, and it is a closely-guarded secret. In all other ways, the gentle slope of Avaric is like that of any other large city: bustling, full of other races, and with a wide variety of shops, salons, restaurants, and specialty services.