Notes: Gnome Paladin Progress
The trainees don’t seem to understand they concept of sacrifice. They have a strong since of community responsibility, but they view boons and burns as things to be shared equally. The idea that one individual should do all the suffering alone is foreign to them.
The more I study the history and philosophy of the Paladin Orders, the more I see gnomish society through the lenses of the tall folk. Our pragmatism is extreme compared to may other races. Humans and dwarves have had priest and paladins as cornerstones of their civilizations for a long time. Both those societies outlawed the practices of warlocks as well. Gnomes on the other hand openly accept warlocks with little second thought, and our priests are new to the game. They are still feeling out how they fit in with the rest of gnome kind.
How did we get to this place? Gnomes have gone from an ancient history as the custodians of the watchers to summoners of demons who have alienated themselves to the light. How do we go back? Why don’t we seem to want to?