Journal Entry, SEPTransgear 1st, 2017



As former admiral of the gnomish submarine fleet, I know a lot of gnomes who went on to become unscrupulous scourges of the seas.  Some of my favorite gnomes!

Celebrate with them later this month on Pirates Day, 20th of Septransgear.  Tell them I sent you!  Seriously make sure you mention I sent you, I get a commission for each… uh… PARTYGOER that shows up!  Go buy a round.  Seriously.  Buying a round for everyone reduces chances of being stabbed by 20.9% and robbed by 17.2%!



Gnomish Zodiac

I promised after renaming the days of the week and the months, that I would post some old Gnomish Zodiac stuff that was sitting neglected in a library. A few notes:

1.  I have not updated the old Month names to reflect the ones I previously announced.

2.  These are considered old superstitions by most gnomes.

3.  I can’t match the constellations pictured to actual stars on Azeroth.

4.  I have condensed some VERY long passages in to their core ideas.

Introduction: “The universe is a large turning wheel.  Each of these signs is a part in a larger machine.  The role we play in life is a part of a larger whole.  These signs are meant for those who feel lost or out of place to find a calling that resonates with them as individuals.”

Z01Aqueducts – JANutensil 21 – FEBregan 19

Represented by pipes. These gnomes are a constant stream of fluid ideas. Great at communication, they bring others together and facilitate idea exchanges. These gnomes are humorous and sometime pushy. They are extroverts that keep things moving.


Z02Prisms –FEBregan 20 – MARchitect 20

Refract and focus light.  These gnomes are focused.  They tend to be stable innovators preferring iteration on current inventions to radical new concepts.  They make it a point to specialize and try to be the top expert in their specific field.


Z03Ammo – MARchitect 21 – APRoil 20

The extreme forward edge.  Ammo gnomes are the first in to any situation.  They are the most likely to explore and make new discoveries about the nature of the world that others can use in inventions.  These spontaneous gnomes are great at sensing the causes of phenomenon and explaining them.


Z04Turbine – APRoil 21 – gMAY 21

Turbines work hard and consistently. Turbine gnomes are the most reliable and hard working.  These gnomes never give up, and can have trouble changing course. Turbine gnomes are always thinking. They are even handed and consistent in their actions.


Z05Genius – gMAY 22 – JUNique 21

Sources of raw imagination. Genius gnomes come up with truly mad ideas, not just inventions but ‘what if’s’ about the natural world that other gnome seek to explain or disprove.  These gnomes create explosive advancements.


Z06Clutch – JUNique 22 – JULtility 22

A control or operating mechanism. Clutch gnomes enjoy using new tech as opposed to designing or building it.  These gnomes are most likely to be pilots. They tend to only master enough engineering to keep devices working.  When in a group they feel a need to be in charge.


Z07Gyro – JULtility 22 – AUGizmo 21

Gyroscopes control orientation.  Gyro gnomes are the moral compass of gnomish society. These gnomes focus on the good and practical implications of inventions and ideas for the good of gnome kind.  They are known for having strong character and being traditional and conservative in their work.


Z08Visor – AUGizmo 22 – SEPTransgear 23

Visors create a focus and safe view from a distance.  Visor gnomes are observant.  They take in the world, learn and archive.  They are the most content to be taught rather than learn through experimentation.  Sometimes considered aloof, these gnomes prefer objective analysis to spontaneous experimentation.


Z09Lever – SEPTransgear 24 – clOCTogear 23

Levers use a fulcrum to do work. Lever gnomes know how to get the most with the least.  Their plans tend to be brilliant and simple. They are usually the first to come up with a solution and can lack patients with those that want to overly complicate a problem. They prefer Measurement and Success over Trial and Error.


Z10Scoops – clOCTogear 24 – NOVibgear 22

Scoops dig in to new area and bring fresh resources.  Scoop gnomes have the most diverse skill sets of any gnomes.  Unlike some of their hyper focused cousins, these gnomes study and explore in broad ranges.  They want to learn and teach everything they can, and let other gnomes worry about the practical applications.


Z11Sentient-Automaton NOVibgear 23 – DECentgear 22

Sentient Automatons are fully independent devices – Sentient-Automaton gnomes are the most independent of all.  They tend to be extremely pragmatic.  These gnomes are most likely to ignore safety warnings, and discover some of the most dangerous devices.


Z12Corkscrew – DECentgear 23 – JANutensil 20

Corkscrews take the most direct path in to a problem.  Corkscrew gnomes like to plunge directly in to the heart of a problem.  They go straight for the source while others deal with the symptoms.  They are very dedicated, and usually think they know best.