They are the Guardians of the Isle of Wonder. There are five Sense Gnomes, one for each of the five senses. They all have a habit of speaking in rhymes. The sense gnomes toss invaders into the sea, to send them to the Realm of the Dead. Vizier Alhazred had contacted them to tell them to kill Alexander. However, Alexander was able to trick each of their senses one by one with a flower of stench, a mechanical nightingale, a mint, a Rabbit's foot, and Invisible ink.
If Alexander failed to trick one of them, however, they would throw him into the ocean.
- Tom Trow, the Smell Gnome
- Grovernor, the Sound Gnome (Hearing gnome)
- Grump-Frump, the Taste Gnome
- Trilly Dilly, the Touch Gnome
- Bill Batter, the Sight Gnome
The Sense Gnomes appear in fan fiction games. See Sense Gnomes (unofficial).
Behind the Scenes Edit
One possible source of inspiration is the Blind Men and the Elephant, an East Indian folktale. In the story, six old men born blind encounter an elephant, but themselves do not know what it is. Through their senses they attempt to determine what it is.
Another possible inspiration is the Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. In which the title character encounters various characters each with their own unique senses, and conscripts them into his party.
The death message is "Guess those gnomes couldn't reach a con-SENSES". This is a pun on the word consensus, but it is a bad pun because the gnomes actually did reach a consensus because the word "consensus" means "agreement".