Gnomes live in Northern Africa and the Middle East. The Ottoman empire is in full effect but has no wishes to continue expansion into the desert or into the lands of their allied dwarves. Gnomes also live in one part of Spain and are known as Moors, though they are most likely to be called gypsies. Gnomes have been researching magic for almost the entirety of the time between the arcane cataclysm and the present, which makes other peoples worrisome of gnomes in general. They have few rules on magic use and development but are careful that everyone is responsible, with harsh punishment for those caught being mischevaus and/or irresponsible with magic. Those using magic recklessly or dangerously usually have a hand cut off for example.
Gnomes work as per the rules of the SRD. Gnome aging is human times 1.5.