Gnomes at first glance are believed to be the descents of Dwarves, but apart from their stature, there a few similarities. A continual need to keep busy pervades a gnome community. Boundless energy and enthusiasm for living shine from every inch of their being. When meeting a Gnome, one should expect a larger than life personality, a love of jokes, and a dedication to completing any task they undertake.
Eager to see what the world has to offer and willing to be inspired by its wonder, gnomes greet adventuring with gleeful curiosity. They are inventive and resourceful, each in their way. Innate talents are first seen in a gnomes youth and fostered by parents. A gnome may show an appreciation in the arts and take up music, poetry, storytelling, or writing. Others will follow the path of science, creation, tinkering, or craftsmanship. Whichever talent is discovered will be meticulously groomed at a young age until retirement. Gnomes also value a quick mind and the ability to find solutions to any problem cleverly. They appreciate witty conversation and intelligent debate, especially rapid-fire wordplay. Many Gnome idioms make their way into conversations.
Gnome Idiom Examples"As the Hawk flies" - Travel and ignore distractions.
"Footpatch" - Hair on top of a gnomes foot.
"I'm thinking in knots" - Confused.
"Longer than a gnome wedding" - Very lengthy affair.
"Pitching a Tent in the Rain" - Waited too long to begin.
"Quit braiding my beard!" - Stop teasing me.
"You've carrots in your ears" - Insulting your intelligence. Dumb.
Short in stature, Gnomes average slightly over 3 feet in height, rarely exceeding 4 feet. Their skin ranges from dark tan to a woody brown, with fair hair and eyes that can be any shade. Gnome males prefer carefully trimmed beards or long sideburns. Both genders are fond of complicated hairstyles, which often feature complex braiding and weaving with gems and jewels. Lightfoot and Tinker gnomes rarely wear shoes or boots. Their large feet are covered in curly fur resembling the hair on their heads with leathery soles. Deep gnomes stand apart from their gnome cousins with gray, mostly hairless skin and excellent dark vision.
Civilization and Culture
Gnomes love names, and most adopt many of their life. Many Gnome names come from accomplishments or variations on the names of ancestors or distant relatives (if the relative is famous).Male Names: Alston, Eldon, Nim, Pock, Sindri, Warryn
Female Name: Breena, Donella, Lilli, Nyx, Roswyn, Tanni
Nicknames: Badger, Double Barrel, One Shoe, Sparkle Belt
Culture and Cultural Heritage
Gnomes aren't prone to devoted worship; some even doubt that deities are worth devotion, seeing deities as tyrants stopping freedom of creativity. Gnome clerics and paladins are rare but possible, and never elected to hold any leadership role in the gnome community. Gnomes do celebrate the Harvest Festival and Winter's Crest, mainly for a reason to celebrate and drink.