The Gnome Border Wars took place around six months before the events of The Wishsong of Shannara. The Gnome Border Wars of the Eastland raged for many centuries between the Gnomes and Dwarves, who had a bitter rivalry due to the fact they shared the Eastland between them. The conflict eventually led to the Gnomes being driven into the Northern Anar Forest and east of the Cillidelan (First King of Shannara). King Raybur managed to drive the Gnome tribes East of the Cillidellan and North of the Central Anar.