Far beneath the surface of the earth dwell the Svirfneblin, or Deep gnomes.
Like their above-ground dwelling cousins, Svirfneblin bear a resemblance to
small, thin dwarves. Their skin is granite-colored, usually medium brown to
brownish gray. Gray eyes are common to this commonly evil race. Most male
Svirfneblin are completely bald, while the females have stringy gray or black
hair. Deep gnomes range in height from approximately three to four feet
Traits and Abilities:
The Svirfneblin are a peaceful and intelligent race, making them extremely
good priests. These beings are quite sure-footed and as such are naturally
sneaky, but their peaceful way of life usually prevents them from being
successful highwaymen. Having evolved deep in the ground, Svirfneblin have
gained the natural ability to see warm-blooded creatures in the dark. For
the same reason, however, they are quite vulnerable to light.