During SW II a group of Daran Gnomes is becoming restless. In the wake of war, a group of gnomes is beginning to stir, unsatisfied by their treatment among humans, who seem to only use them for their scientific weaponry including simply explosives. This group lives with the Helcrani and in 549 b.S., when a war breaks out with the Sanhorrhim elves, more and more resentment grows among gnomes.
As the war progresses, an undercover black market is discovered and gnomes are appalled to discover that a human trade organization is taking the weaponry they develop and sells it to other tribes for outrageous prices, pulling in a tremendous profit.
In the wake of several injustices done against Daran Gnomes living amongst the Helcrani, a group of gnomes led by Albingor Delebar demands that the government acknowledges these injustices and do something about them, but because of the wars being fought, nothing is done. Despite numerous proposals and rallies and even strikes where several gnomes refuse to work, the government can do nothing. This group of gnomes calls themselves Separatists, and during the first few months of its existence has hundreds of members join.
After getting no justice from the government, the Separatist Gnomes, still led by the revolutionist Albingor Delebar, leave Helcrani lands. No one knows quite where they go, but it is commonly believed that they move from village to village where Daran Gnomes can be found and rally them to join the movement.
In an attempted trip around the western side of the Ancytharian Sea, a group of traders and adventurers comes across a tribe of gnomes living in the Goltherlon forest. Calling themselves the Golgnomes, these gnomes demonstrate having much knowledge in the way of scientists. Because of their behaviour and many of the antiques found throughout several of these gnomish villages, they can obviously be connected to the Separatist Gnomes of the Helcrani tribe.