Gnomes speak their own language, Gnome. They usually take the time to learn one or more local languages as well. Particularly bright gnomes may know additional Shadow languages, including Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, and Orc.
Gnomes have the following traits:
Special Combat Bonuses: Gnomes gain a +1 species bonus on attack rolls against bugbears, goblins (and other goblinoids), and kobolds. Gnomes also gain a +4 dodge bonus to their Defense against giant-type creatures (such as ogres and trolls); this bonus represents special training that gnomes undergo, during which they learn tricks that previous generations developed in their battles with giants. Note that any time a gnome loses his positive Dexterity bonus to Defense, such as when he’s caught flat-footed, he loses this dodge bonus, too.
Illusion Mastery: Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against Illusion spells cast by gnomes.
Speak with Animals (Sp): Once per day, a gnome can use speak with animals as a spell-like ability to speak with a burrowing mammal (a mole, gopher, ground hog, and so forth). It has a duration of 1 minute, and the gnome is considered a 1st-level caster when he uses this ability, regardless of his actual level. Low-Light Vision (Ex): Gnomes can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. They retain the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
Saving Throw Bonus: Gnomes gain a +2 species bonus on saving throws against illusions.
Skill Bonuses: Gnomes gain a +2 species bonus on Listen checks. Gnomes who have one or more ranks in the Craft (pharmaceutical) skill also gain a +2 species bonus on Craft (pharmaceutical) checks.
Bonus Feats: Gnomes gain the bonus feat Archaic Weapons Proficiency. They may treat gnome hooked hammers as archaic weapons instead of exotic weapons. Gnomes with Charisma scores of 10 or higher gain the bonus feat Magical Heritage.
Gnome: CR 1/2; Small humanoid (Shadowkind); HD 1d8+1; hp 5; Mas 12; Init +0; Spd 20 ft.; Defense 11, touch 11, flatfooted 11 (+1 size); BAB +0; Grap –5; Atk +0 melee (1d3–1 nonlethal, unarmed strike) or +0 melee (1d3 electricity plus paralysis, stun gun) or +1 ranged (blindness, pepper spray); Full Atk +0 melee (1d3–1 nonlethal, unarmed strike) or +0 melee (1d3 electricity plus stun, stun gun) or +1 ranged (blindness, pepper spray); FS 5 ft. by 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.; SQ special combat bonuses, illusion mastery, speak with animals 1/day, low-light vision; AL varies; SV Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +0; AP 0; Rep +0; Str 8, Dex 11, Con 12, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 11.
Skills: Computer Use +1, Craft (pharmaceutical) +3, Hide +4, Knowledge (technology) +1, Listen +3, Read/Write Gnome, Speak Gnome, Speak Language (any one), Spot +1.
Feats: Archaic Weapons Proficiency, Magical Heritage, Simple Weapons Proficiency.
Spell-like Abilities: 1/day—light, mage hand, prestidigitation. Caster level 1st.
Possessions: Stun gun, pepper spray, windbreaker, casual clothes, cell phone, PDA.
Advancement: By character class.
Gnome Smart Hero 3/Shadowjack 3: CR 6; Small humanoid (Shadowkind); HD 3d6+6 plus 3d6+6; hp 38; Mas 12; Init +0; Spd 20 ft.; Defense 16, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+1 size, +2 Dex, +3 class); BAB +2; Grap –3; Atk +2 melee (1d3–1 nonlethal, unarmed strike) or +2 melee (1d3 electricity plus paralysis, stun gun) or +5 ranged (blindness, pepper spray); Full Atk +2 melee (1d3–1 nonlethal, unarmed strike) or +1 melee (1d3 electricity plus stun, stun gun) or +5 ranged (blindness, pepper spray); FS 5 ft. by 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.; SQ special combat bonuses, illusion mastery, speak with animals 1/day, low-light vision, read/write code, online presence; AL varies; SV Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +4; AP 3; Rep +5; Str 8, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 15, Wis 8, Cha 13.
Skills: Computer Use +8, Craft (electronic) +8, Craft (pharmaceutical) +6, Decipher Script +8, Disable Device +8, Forgery +6, Gather Information +5, Hide +6, Knowledge (business) +8, Knowledge (current events) +6, Knowledge (popular culture) +6, Knowledge (technology) +8, Listen +1, Profession (any one) +3, Read/Write Gnome, Read/Write Language (any two), Repair +8, Research +11, Search +6, Speak Gnome, Speak Language (any two).
Feats: Archaic Weapons Proficiency, Educated (business, technology), Gearhead, Magical Heritage, Renown, Simple Weapons Proficiency, Studious.
Talents (Smart Hero): Linguist, savant (Research).
Spell-like Abilities: 1/day—mage hand, message, prestidigitation. Caster level 1st.
Possessions: Stun gun, pepper spray, windbreaker or overcoat, casual clothes, cell phone, PDA, notebook computer, multipurpose tool.