The City of Cauldron
The Gnome District of Cauldron – Unofficially known by the gnomes as “Jzadirton”
Gnomes have a rich history in Cauldron. Gnome architects and artisans designed and built much of city. One one these architects, a gnome wizard named Grelfri Jzadirune also found time to carve out a secluded enclave beneath the city for himself and his kin. About 75 years ago a mysterious curse known as “The Vanishing” caused many of the gnomes to literally fade away from existence. Many of the gnomes who escaped the curse took residence in the area above the enclave. This area of town became unofficially known as “Jzadirton” and continued to be rich in gnomish culture. Jzadirune’s location had been forgotten over the years, except to the most astute of gnomish scholars. As is time goes many of the gnomes left Cauldron for other pursuits. Because one the gnomes responsibilty had been for building and maintaining the city’s underground structures & sewer systems, these fell into disrepair. (There was also a HUGE flood that occurred about 30 years ago that reached all the way up Ash Avenue and destroyed many of the building along the shore.) This caused most, if not all of the areas in town that resided around the lake to fall into the hands of the lower class, due to the smell and cleanliness (or lack there of) of Crater Lake. It wasn’t until two wealthy gem merchants named Neji & Bibbford Glimmerid moved to Cauldron that Jzadirton experienced a renaissance of sorts.
It was about 15 years ago that the Glimmerid’s came to Cauldron. Neji and Bibbford were attracted to the rich gnomish history of the district and settled there. Not ones to be deterred by the lasting affects of poverty, they moved into a lakeside manor if not only to prove that the slums of Cauldron can prosper once more. And prosper it did. The altruistic Glimmerids put a huge amount of money into the district and the result was the revitalization of the once great Jzadirton. Over time many of the gnomes who lived in the city migrated to this area.
It was this great project that inspired the previous Mayor, Lord Worwick Navalant, to grant Bibbford nobility. Being modest and down to earth, Bibbford reluctantly accepted the title. At first dismissing the lavish lifestyle of nobility, Bibbford has come to enjoy the perks and benefits of Cauldron’s upper class. Much to her dismay Neji needs to bring Bibbford’s head out of the clouds at times, but is not concerned because his occasional opulence does not supercede his deep kindness and generosity toward the city.