Gnomer or "The Moot" is a powerful Gnome Kingdom located in the region north of Westbridge, and centered in the city of Gnomerogen. Gnomer has sided with the Kingdom of Lucerne against the forces of Lord Malfoy, and this has greatly assisted the war effort.
Gnomer is heavily feautred in the Echoes of the Mountain story of which Silas Nonu is a POV Character and details the Gnomer lands throughout his life but also through the stories of his uncle.
Gnomer was founded by the Gnomes of whom finally founded there own kingdom after realizing they would find no tolerance amongst the humans of Thedas of whom were increasingly hostile to them. Gnomer grew steadily within its protected mountain valley, and grew out to settle several cities outside of just the capital of Gnomerogen, and during this time they grew to be heavily allied with Noveria while heavily rivaled with the Empire of Tevinter. Gnomer would come under assault during the Downfall of Numeron by a massive force of Troggs of whom were secretly unleashed by the forces of the Skaven who wanted a large deposit of warpstone that was located in the deep reaches of Gnomerogen, and while at first the Troggs pushed back the Gnomes the war ended with the Gnomes holding out in Gnomerogen if only just. Over the generations the Gnomes would push the Troggs increasingly out of Gnomerogen but there numbers in the lower levels were too high to completely push out due to the fact they were being constantly reinforced by Skaven overlords.
Gnomer was founded by the Gnomes of whom finally founded there own kingdom after realizing they would find no tolerance amongst the humans of Thedas of whom were increasingly hostile to them.
Gnomer grew steadily within its protected mountain valley, and grew out to settle several cities outside of just the capital of Gnomerogen, and during this time they grew to be heavily allied with Noveria while heavily rivaled with the Empire of Tevinter.
Siege of Gnomerogen
Main Article : Siege of Gnomerogen
See Also : Trogg-Gnomish War
Gnomer would come under assault during the Downfall of Numeron by a massive force of Troggs of whom were secretly unleashed by the forces of the Skaven who wanted a large deposit of warpstone that was located in the deep reaches of Gnomerogen, and while at first the Troggs pushed back the Gnomes the war ended with the Gnomes holding out in Gnomerogen if only just.
Fighting over the Lower Levels
Over the generations the Gnomes would push the Troggs increasingly out of Gnomerogen but there numbers in the lower levels were too high to completely push out due to the fact they were being constantly reinforced by Skaven overlords.
Council of Heathfall
|Council of Heathfall |
You can stand alone, and join an evil people corrupted by darkness or...or you can join with us. I don't come here to threaten you. I don't come here to make demands. I come here because my King is tired of these monsters running around doing whatever they want. Today you can make a decision to stop them. Stop them here.
Following the Invasion of Westbridge and the collapse of the House Malfoy control base north of Westbridge the power brokers of southern Thedas would begin to realign themselves with an eye for Lucerne and away from Tevinter. With House Arryn of Heathfall as the leadership caste of Heathfall they had been members of the Kingdom of Lucerne in everything but name, but preceding the Invasion of Westbridge Heathfall was finally made a member and took a heavy role within the Invasion of Westbridge. Dowenshire would become the target of Lucerne due to its power and position and to secure it Edmure Tully a R'hllor Knight, and Edmund Blackwood would travel to Dowenshire in order to try and convince the Theocracy there to join Lucerne. Edmure Tully, and Edmund Blackwood would arrive in the town of Dowenshire with a contingent of Riverland lords including a healthy mix of R'hllor knights, and Dragon Knights, and were treated well by the Dowenshire Theocracy due mainly to their mistreatment by the forces of the Deatheaters of whom had reacted violently to their defeat at Westbridge by massacring many villages on their way north into Tevinter. Using the hatred of the Dowenshire Theocracy of the Deatheaters to their advantage they were able to convince the Theocratic leadership of Dowenshire to support the Kingdom of Lucerne in return for their retaining their religious independence. Due to this Dowenshire, and Heathfall were already all but members of the Kingdom of Lucerne, while the Kingdom of Noveria, and Gnomer were powerful and had independent ideas but also wanted an alliance to assist in defending themselves against the encroachment of The Empire, or Tevinter. Noveria in particular stood right on the doorstep of the Empire of Tevinter and was already seeing a dramatic rise in the number of Tevinter troops amassing on the borders with them without any sign of diplomats coming with them.
Assassination in Hossberg
Main Article : Tevinter Assassinations in Hossberg
The city of Lydes, and its dependent Kingdom of Anderfells would also become intertwined after the Tevinter diplomat Cho-Ninimdor Narthriel arrived in the Kingdom of Dole's capital of Inrathous and met with the king of Anderfells son Anders Feron. The meeting would go well enough with Anders being open to improving relations with Tevinter but then collapsed completely following a conversation between Ninimdor and Marik Feron the eldest son of Prince Anders where in Ninimdor let slip the further desire of Tevinter to expand into Thedas and more specifically Lydes. Following this argument Diplomat Ninimdor returned to Tevinter and relayed the now broken relationship, but downplayed his role in this instead blaming Prince Anders for the break down. Following this High Archon Thomas Malfoy would send an elite force of Death Eaters to the Anderfells in order to ambush and kill the Anderfells leadership as well as the Grand Prince of Lydes who had traveled to Hossberg to meet with the King of Anderfells. Arriving in the Anderfells capital of Hossberg it was the Deatheaters who used the meetings of Lydes and Anderfells to ambush both parties and during this ambush they would kill Marik Feron, and his wife while also maiming the face of Anders Feron who survived only due to the arrival of Grand Prince Tylor Griggs and his elite Personal Guard instigating a skirmish in the palace. During this skirmish most of the Deatheaters were killed, while Tylor Griggs was injured quite badly and dozens of guards killed but Anders Feron survived the attempted killing. Following the interrogation of the surviving Deatheaters it was discovered to be a part of a larger plot and with all this evidence the border was closed with Tevinter and while war was not declared the two nations would be in a state of near war.
Anders Feron would thus arrive in Heathfall and without really anyone having to communicate to him about moving forward he gave the distinct impression to Dran Arryn that he and his family wanted and desired two things in the form of revenge for the murder of Marik Feron, and for the Lucernians to assist them in getting Viola Feron back from her holding in Tevinter. Dran Arryn would be the one that was finally able to bring everyone together when he was able to have everyone send representatives to Heathfall for what people came to call the Council of Heathfall. The meeting would take place in the large town of Heathfall only three months following the death of Marik Feron, and six months following the Coup of Tevinter, and the Lucernians would send the Labeouf's, Starke's as well as Saiden Scarlet and a party of his people, while the leaders of all the nations came to Heathfall outside of Lydes of which Tylor Griggs was still recuperating from the injury he had suffered during the Tevinter ambush on the Anderfells capital of Hossberg, and thus instead sent his son Bylor Griggs of whom would act as the Lord of Lydes during the meeting.The Gnomes of Gnomer were the second last group to arrive and led by their High King Gelbin Mekkatorque it would be Saiden Scarlet, and Robb Starke that would meet them at the gates of Heathfall and had a long talk with both the king and Silas Nonu. The Gnome King had brought Silas Nonu alongside Tinken Cogbonk, Fimbus Puddlefizz, and Ressa Beddlespark alongside some thirty Gnomish soldiers of whom would act as his guards of sorts but Tinken Cogbonk would accompany Silas Nonu to speak to Robb Starke, and Saiden Scarlet out of the ears of the guards of both groups. The four would discuss how the Gnomes would side with Lucerne during the council, but they also said that there assistance to the alliance would be minimal as they were fighting a war in their capital of which they had finally turned the tides on. The four would discuss the Gnomer invention of underwater boats of which could move men, and supplies without risk of being caught by defending ships, and this was something both Saiden, and Robb Starke needed to be brought to the attention of the King of Lucerne, and made Silas Nonu not discuss the offer with anyone else until the King had heard. Eventually there discussion ended and they were forced to attend the overall meeting with the rest of the group where they found Eddard Starke already beginning the discussion. The final group to arrive at Heathfall was the forces of the Kingdom of Noveria of whom arrived in heavy numbers and influence with the king himself coming to Heathfall accompanied by nearly five hundred men, two of his five council members, and the princess of Noveria also came in the form of Anna Orlais II. of whom he was ready to marry off to further strengthen any alliance he might make while in Heathfall. The Noverian forces were met by Shia Labeouf and his beloved Meghanna of whom took them towards the Heathfall Keep where the meetings would take place and during this time the Noverian King showed himself to also be very hateful towards the forces of Tevinter.
One of the main things discussed during the council was what there strategy was going to be to resisting the might of Tevinter if the conflict did come to a head. Noveria would be struck heavily as well as the Anderfells, and for that reason it was decided that Noveria would be heavily fortified against attack, and at the same time they were going to send a large troop of the Order of the Grey Dragon to rebuild several of the fortresses of northern Anderfells for the coming attacks. Lydes was prepared to finance much of the rebuild of northern Anderfells under the condition that Lucerne name them an Arch Duke within their kingdom and they became the head of the State that would be created north of Westbridge. This was heavily argued amongst the table, but eventually Dran Arryn was willing to accept this for a position of Grand Lord and lordship over his own province, as well as becoming the vassal of House Lovie over House Griggs. By this point the news was coming southward of how violent northern Tevinter was becoming due to the rising cult falling behind the Deatheaters, and this alone would scare all those assembled at the council to their shared cooperation in regards to defending against Tevinter.
Points of Interest
See Also : Gnomerogen
Gnomerogen is Located in Dun Morogh, the technological wonder known as Gnomeregan has been the capital city of Gnomer for generations.
Recently, a hostile race of mutant troggs infested several regions of Dun Morogh - including the great gnome city. In a desperate attempt to destroy the invading troggs, High Tinker Mekkatorque ordered the emergency venting of the city's radioactive waste tanks. Several gnomes sought shelter from the airborne pollutants as they waited for the troggs to die or flee. Unfortunately, though the troggs became irradiated from the toxic assault - their siege continued, unabated. Those gnomes who were not killed by noxious seepage were forced to flee, seeking refuge in the nearby dwarven city of Ironforge. There, High Tinker Mekkatorque set out to enlist brave souls to help his people reclaim their beloved city.
Main Article : Gnomes
The ingenious gnomes, masters of technology and the former denizens of Gnomeregan, are a race of diminutive humanoids centered around the Kingdom of Gnomer inside Thedas. Gnomes are a diminutive, wiry race of tinkers who live underground. They are great mechanics and inventors, renowned for their knowledge and eccentric natures. The gnomes had a vast city, Gnomeregan, built into Ironforge Mountain, but invading troggs destroyed it and slaughtered many of its citizens forcing them to withdraw into New Tinkerton. The eccentric, often-brilliant gnomes are one of the most peculiar races of the world. With their obsession for developing radical new technologies and constructing marvels of mind-bending engineering, it is a wonder that any gnomes have survived to proliferate.
See Also : Silas Nonu
Silas Nonu is one of the more influencial and intelligent of the Gnomish Kingdom of Moot, and in this way he stands on the Tinker Council of Gnomer. Silas Nonu is a well renowned Magi user, but on top of this he constructed a Golum that accompanies him into every battle, and with each victory he is said to add an upgrade to his Golum as a sort of reward to it.
Silas Nonu was born inside Gnomermogen and during his early life he was forced to deal with the massive Trogg invasion that struck the Kingdom of Gnomer. During his fighting for the Gnomes against the Troggs he became attatched to a Golum he would create, and he became a very destructive force as he mounted the Golum and used his Magi to fire from the defence that the Golum provided him. As the Troggs pushed back the Gnomes it was Silas Nonu that was one of the last of the Gnomes to abandon Gnomermogen, and this is a point of great pride for the gnome. As the gnomes have attempted to regain their old home it is once again Silas Nonu that stands on the forefront on the back of his Golum.