consist of a number of different types. The most common is the Forest
Gnome who rarely comes into contact with man. The Garden Gnome lives in
old gardens and enjoys telling melancoly tales. Dune Gnomes are
slightly larger than their woodland breathren and choose remarkably
drab clothing. House Gnomes have the most knowledge of man, often
speaking his language. It is from this family that Gnome Kings are
chosen. Farm Gnomes resemble their House brethen, but are more
conservative in manner and dress. Siberian Gnomes have been more
interbred than other Gnomes and associate freely with trolls. They are
much larger than the other types and have an infinately more nasty
nature. It is best never to evoke the ire of such Gnomes for they
delight in revenge.
Origin :Originating in Scandinavia, Gnomes later migrated to the lowlands some 1500 years ago.
Gnomes are usually an average of 15 centimeters tall, but with its cap
on it appears much taller. Their feet are somewhat pigeon toed which
gives them an extra edge on speed and agility through the wood and
grass. The males weigh 300 grams, and female is 250-275 grams.
male wears a peaked red cap, a blue brown-green pants, and ether felt
boots, birch shoes, or wooden clogs. Around his waist is a belt with a
tool kit attached, holding a knife, hammer, etc. They are fair of face,
though the boast rosy red cheeks. Long beards adorn their faces and
turn gray far sooner than their hair.
The female wears gray or
khaki clothing, consisting of a blouse and skirt (to ankles). She also
has black-gray knee socks and high shoes or slippers. Before she is
married, she dons a green cap.
Prior to marriage her hair in
hanging down, the outfit is complemented by a green cap and braids with
which later disappear under a scarf while the green cap is replaced by
more somber tones after she marries.
are the guardians of animal kind and show little preference for their
animal friends, not withstanding their aversion to cats both wild and
domesticated. They are known for freeing wildlife from man's traps and
for operating on farm animals whose owners have neglected them or who
are simply to poor to afford a vetrinarian. Their enemies are mainly
Trolls, and other beings who would try to destroy them or their homes.
Otherwise, they are mostly peaceful beings.
Lore : Gnomes
tend to live in hilly meadows and rocky woodlands. In Huygen's book, it
says they live in three trees, the house itself, with a hidden entrance
from another tree, and then a third is the supply room, with grains,
beans, potatoes and everything else the gnomes may need during the
Powers :Most Gnomes are 7 times stronger than a
man, can run at speeds of 35 miles per hour, and have better sight than
a hawk. These abilities help the Gnome to do many things, such as find
wounded, dying animals for which they feel they are responsible for.
Because of their love for animals, all the animals of the forest are
the Gnome's friends and are willing to help him at any time. Many
people say that gnomes have elevated practical jokes to an art form.
But most especially they love gems and jewelry and are considered by
many to be the best gem cutters and jewelers in existence
Element : Earth
are generally vegetarian and never worry. The main meal consists of:
Nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, beechnuts, etc), mushrooms, peas, beans, a
small potato, applesauce, fruit, berries (all kinds), tubers, spices,
vegetables, and preserves for dessert. As a beverage, the gnome drinks
mead dew (fermented honey), fermented raspberries (which have a very
high alcohol content), and spiced gin as a nightcap. The gnome eats no
meat, so often consumes the nectar of the high rotein plant called 'Vicia Sepuim'. fluffy willow catkins, dressing them up like dolls.
Source : Wil Huygen's books, Gnomes, Secrets of the Gnomes and The Complete Gnomes