The Ilumnos Series
The Gnomish Engineer
He is a very old gnome with a long messy braided beard and strange mechanical goggles resting atop his head.
After being kicked out of Na’er Doeh for breaking the “Tallahaar” (gnomish for a collective decision of the elders of each family which is binding and at the penalty of exile) for refusing to stop fighting the Fire Dwarves. He has spent many decades trying to lure and trap the Fire Dwarves’ Machine Constructs as to take them apart to understanding their workings.