Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes

“Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes” is the second anthology in the Tales series, a part of the Dragonlance universe. Edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, this collection was published in 1987 and contains short stories that delve into the lives and adventures of some of Krynn’s most intriguing and amusing races: the kender, gully dwarves, and gnomes.

The anthology consists of the following short stories:

  1. “The Game of Chance” by Roger E. Moore – A gnome named Balifor gets caught up in a dangerous game of chance, risking his life and inadvertently causing chaos among the other races.
  2. “Harvests” by Nancy Varian Berberick – A gully dwarf named Sestun becomes entangled in a plot to steal the magical Blue Crystal Staff, leading him on an unexpected journey.
  3. “Finding the Faith” by Mary Kirchoff – The story follows a kender named Earwig Lockpicker on a quest to find his faith in the gods of Krynn, leading him to discover a powerful magical artifact.
  4. “The Trap” by Michael Williams – A gully dwarf named Glitch and his friends discover a mysterious magical trap that could potentially save their tribe from a dangerous enemy.
  5. “The Great Gnome Invention” by Roger E. Moore – Gnomish inventor Conundrum embarks on a humorous adventure to showcase his latest invention, ultimately learning the importance of friendship and teamwork.
  6. “Into the Heart of the Story” by Michael Williams – A tale about a kender named Tyorl, who becomes involved in a magical journey that intertwines with the world of storytelling itself.

These stories, along with others in the anthology, explore the unique quirks and characteristics of the kender, gully dwarves, and gnomes of the Dragonlance world. Each tale offers a blend of humor, adventure, and heart, showcasing the colorful lives of these races and their place in the broader tapestry of Krynn.

Detailed Information:

  • Publisher: TSR/Wizards of the Coast
  • Catalog #: 177240000
  • ISBN: 0786936347
  • Type: Novel
  • Print Edition: 2nd
  • Status: Available
  • Pub. Date: Apr 2005
  • Pages: 368
  • Timeline: 381 AC