Dr. Darius Gnomalus was a gnome and Head of Psychology at the Gnome Institute of Knowledge, a scientific research organisation based in the Tree Gnome Stronghold. He was interviewed for the paper Gnomic Negotiations, a text about gnomish humour.
During the interview, he was asked about his opinion as to whether gnomes used humour as a self defence mechanism against insecurity. He responded negatively, attacking the idea and claiming they could be serious before exploding, sending bits of gnome everywhere. Dr. Darius then revealed that it was a synthetic replica he had created as a joke and made comments about the interviewer's gullibility and possible oxygen deprivation, causing the interviewer to end the interview in disgust.