The gnome had been planned to be a male the whole time I had this section of the arc outlined, but when I went to draw him he was anything but adorable… so I rethought things and went with a Warcraft inspired female for the character. I think she is adorable so that works. I might rethink the hair/eye color on her though since blue is more in the realm of necromantic things and undeath in ZR.
She’ll stick around after the arc though.
Plus gnomes give me an excuse for some steampunk inspired elements.