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"A toadstool is just as good to serve as a gnome stool."
--Anonymous Gnome Poet
The Gnome is one of a race of creatures with origins in Renaissance-Era European mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, accounts of its existence arose within the occult works of physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (also known as Paracelsus)