The Haunted Valley
The gnomish village of Starlight also lies in the Spring Valley, but in lies in two realms at once, the real world and the realm of faerie. Starlight takes its name from how it appears in the Realm of Faerie. Located in the depths of a large grove of California Black Oak, that appears the same in both worlds, but when you cross over into Faerie, it is always a star-strewn night sky, nary a moon to blemish the deep dark of the primeval forest.
The Faerie side of this region is held in sway by a small piece of the Gloaming court. Though this noble being has not been seen in decades, it is still a place that those interested in studying the night, the heavens, stars and the nocturnal in all aspects are welcomed here. It is not at all evil, but many non-fae do not understand the difference.
Many of the gnomes have houses on both sides of the circle and the village population is truly larger than it seems as there are folk living on the other side who call Starlight home in Faerie but have never stepped over to the Prime plane.