The EQ Players Official Community Site has an overview of the gnome city Ak'Anon. Gnomes are a fairly important race within the EverQuest IP and their lore is equally as deep:
Ak'Anon, home of the gnomes, is a maze of tunnels beneath the Steamfont Mountains on the continent of Faydwer. The entrance is dug into the face of one of the mountains and is guarded by warriors of both clockwork and mortal build. Dark and grand with carvings and jewels, the city is filled with the strange machinery of gnomes, and powered by cold water.
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