To avoid discovery by Humans, Gnomes live in hidden in underground Lodges. One such Lodge is struck by a toxic waste tragedy, caused by ignorant Humans. The sole survivor, Dilric, faces a long and dangerous journey to find another Lodge. While trying to come to terms with the loss of his friends, wife and daughter, he faces many dangers. Suffering from chemical burns, fatigue and inconsolable anguish Dilric is attacked and seriously wounded. From the depths of despair, he is hauled back on his feet by duty. He feels it is his duty to his lost friends and family to carry on. He also feels an ever-increasing desire to avenge their senseless deaths. His often-misguided intentions lead him into surprising situations… Will Dilric ever forgive Humans for the destruction of his home and kin? And, will he ever find comfort in a female companion again? Join him on his quest to find out about that and other intriguing aspects of Gnomic life, technology and magic. The appendix provides comprehensive details about Gnome folklore.