Gandy

A self-portrait of the artist on his 400th birthday.

A self-portrait of the artist on his 400th birthday.

P. Gandy Gandermun is perhaps the most renowned Gnome in all of history. So loved is he by the Gnomish people that his given name is the subject of countless sayings in the lexicon. The son of humble geese farmers, Gandy went on to become a scholar, artist, explorer, and inventor, and is credited with creating a plethora of devices including the dinkwhirler, the scrumplebeeker, and the glamer-box, a rare, Faerie-dust-fueled machine that records and reproduces sound.

His work and copious written volumes in the fields of ontology and epistemology influenced the way Gnomes think and view the world, and his precepts are still canon at the Gnome Academy in Mirth. His critical musings on the aesthetics of nature and color have shaped Gnome identity and fashion for a thousand years.

But perhaps most importantly, if not most notably, Gandy set out to chronicle the history of Eem in a series of ninety-two volumes, a journey that took him all over the world and back again. Unfortunately he never finished his life’s work before he died of natural causes; but what remains today of his massive tomes (many of the volumes have been lost to time, calamities, and book thieves) still stands as the most comprehensive view of Eem’s history that has ever been recorded.