Of course I exist. I find it insulting when Im refered to as a figment of ones imagination that only appears after one has ingested hallucinegenic
drugs. Thats untrue. I always appear BEFORE you ingest cannabis or hallucinigens to see if you wont share them with me.
As for gnomes, gnomes, like elves and dwarves, are part of Scandinavian lore, tho gnomes are more folkish. They are considered benevolent nature and
earth spirits who often bless homes, gaurd cattle and children, and bring wealth if treated with respect and kindness.
By the way, in Scandinavia, elves could be very dangerous if angered, causing impotence, cattle blight, and misfortune. To placate angry elves, it was
customary to pour offerings of beer, butter, or cream upon flint knives, which were called elf shot, as they were believed to be weapons elves fired
to strike misfortune and pain into their victims.
Remeber that. BEER. Offer me beer, and I shall not unleash the forces of evil upon your home, cattle, or genitals.