|Rock gnomes are the most common type of gnomes in the region, and are usually just called gnomes, since they are the only sort that surface dwellers ever see. Equipped by nature with keen curiousity and a knack for mechanical workings, gnomes excel at intricate crafts such as gemcutting, toy making, and clockwork engineering. Gnomes adore animals, gems, and jokes, especially pranks. Gnomes stand 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall, with skin that ranges from dark tan to woody brown. Their hair is fair, and their eyes are often some shade of blue. Gnomes generally wear earth tones, but decorate their clothes intricately. Males favor carefully-trimmed beards. Gnomes live 350 to 500 years.
||Neverwinter Nights 2 is based on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons, and the depiction of gnomes is sort of like a human child, though males often have adult human features such as beards. The 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons changed the look radically, giving gnomes a wispy-thin faerie look and separating them very much from humans, dwarves, and halflings in appearance.