|A new Horizons Dev Journal can be found at RPGVault. Creative Director David Bowman gives us a little rundown of the history of some of the races in the game. Here's something about Rachival, the fallen seat of the gnomes:
Nestled on a high steppe betwixt the Northern and Southern Granitefall Mountains, Rachival was the racial capital of the Gnomes before it was sundered by the Undead Horde 30 years ago. The Undead Horde crushed the last remnants of the Gnomish army after the Gnomes had been cut off from the other Living Races as the Undead Hordes marched south against them. Shortly thereafter, the Gnomish state dissolved and the remaining refugees of the Gnomes made a desperate run to the north for Tazoon. To this day, the Gnomes have not been able to reform their state; most of their ancestral lands, including Rachival, are still under the domination of the Undead Horde. With the victory of the Living Races at the Battle of Tazoon and the subsequent Peace Accords signed by all the Living Races, however, the Gnomes stand their best chance ever to reclaim their lands and fully reestablish their seat of power.