Downhill Throne had seen many different things. It remembers falls and civil wars, battles in caves and in narrow tunnels, where gnome fought the gnome and runic magic smelted the stone and poisoned the mind; it remembers underground empire built by masters of dragons, who's will bended cruel fire-spitting creatures, living ones and dead ones; it remembers centuries of decline and separation of small gnomish clans, slowly dying in isolation.
Gnomish Downhill Throne is also called Second Throne. You better don't ask about the First one - gnomes don't like to talk about their past, about their old capital buried under the Moundhammer - huge mountain peak in the north of mountain ridge Karraig.
They don't like to talk - but still remember.
History of the Second Throne - is the story of Phoenix, story of how remains of once great race rise again from ashes and oblivion.
This also the story of one man... well, one gnome.
King of gnomes, Alvin the Stone-hearted, Alvin the Merciless, Alvin-With-Human-name. The king who during less than a century succeeded to unite eighteen downhill clans and give start to a new great country of gnomes.