"Crazy, hyper-energetic and insatiably curious, gnomes are a wonderfully chaotic addition to any party. Gnomes don’t look like a threat and can quickly disarm suspicion with good humour. The common folk are often curious about gnomes, likely never having seen one before, but they are rarely hostile or fearful (D&D 5th Ed)."
Gnomes are uncommon races on Iyvis, although they can be seen in most large cities. They are generally friendly on Iyvis and are trusting and curious of other races. Gnomes have a handful of towns and smaller cities where they are the commonly seen, but these are few and far between, mostly being quite remote, in forested or mountainous areas.
This led to the sub races of Forest Gnomes and Rock Gnomes, though there are no Deep Gnomes in this world.