Regarding Gnomish Gods, I thought I'd just quickly post the bio of Baervan Wildwanderer. If you've played Baldur's Gate 2, he's the God that Aerie worships.
Baervan Wildwanderer is gentle, good natured and mischievious, and his penchant for good-natured mischief rivals Garl Glittergold himself. Though sometimes Baervan plays jokes on other creatures, it is hard not to like him. The Masked Leaf's tricks are much more pointed than [is] typical of the Forgotten Folk [ie. gnomes], and if Baervan wants to send someone a message, he does so in the form of a joke. Baervan is patron of the forest gnomes, rare and secretive kin of rock gnomes.
He also has a raccoon companion called Chiktikka Fastpaws. The rest is about how his clergy is organized and we can skip that...
As for his dogma:
The great forests of the outdoors await those Forgotten Folk daring enough to venture forth from their burrows. Wander the great woodlands in search of excitement and sylvan sites of incredible beauty. Defend and protect the creatures of the forest and the woodlands in which they reside. Be ever curious, and follow life wherever it may lead.'
...I thought I'd bring it up since that reminds me of Xaris.
there is so much roleplay happenin and opportunity for more, I'll leave you all to it for the time being, throwing in small converations perhaps from the npc's, but I want to allow for all the converastion I can before throwing the next part in.