Gnomes are creatures that live underground and deep in the forest. They are smaller than regular human size and come in various forms depending on their origins.
The wizard Tarabas is able to create Gnomes by giving life to non-sentient vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and mushrooms, and they become his and his mother Xellesia's slaves. Gnomes can easily be turned back into their non-sentient forms and eaten. They have many different personalities, some are loyal to Tarabas and some are discontent with their status as slaves.