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Gnomes are Great!
Gnomes are Great.jpg
Type Side Quest
Preceding In Wolf's Clothing
Succeeding Gnomes are Evil!
Start Brightwall
End Brightwall
Reward 10 Guild Seals

Gnomes are Great! is a quest in Fable III. It becomes available during the quest Leaders and Followers.


Brian in Brightwall has devoted his life to collecting gnome statues (to the extent that his family has disowned him, and "best friend" is Jonathan, one of his gnome statues.) Jonathan's birthday present hasn't arrived and Brian wants you to find it. Head to Mistpeak Valley to find the delivery coach carrying Jonathan's package. Follow the quest path until you come to a pair of mercenaries contemplating their recent attack. Keep your distance for a bit, as their conversation is rather funny. Move in, eliminate the mercenaries, and collect the gargoyle near the carriage. Now return to Brian in Brightwall. When you arrive, Brian tells you to place the gargoyle on the nearby pedestal. Do so, and wait for the small scene to play out, ending the quest.


Brian in Brightwall wants your help retrieving a very special package.


You have breathed life into an entire garden full of gnomes, an act that could not possibly have any negative consequences in the future.


  • The gargoyle statue picked up is the same type that taunted people in Fable II, though now it's silent.
  • At the end of the scene the gnomes begin to talk, but instead of taunting the player they give generally good advice.
  • After finishing the quest, Brian and his gnomes begin to sing in unison, but completely out of time.
  • If the player stays long to listen to the gnomes sing, you will notice that after the fifth verse the gnomes actually don't sound as bad as they did in the beginning.
  • If you stop and listen to the mercenaries at the carriage, they will have a very philosphical conversation regarding intrinsic and extrinsic value as well as free will and determinism.
  • After killing the mercenaries at the carriage, upon closer inspection you will see that the dead carriage driver hanging out of the carriage door bears a striking resemblance to Murgo from Fable II.
  • Brian will greet you differently at the start of this quest after you become king or queen.

Gnome Song[]

In the morning when I wake up and I stumble out of bed,
I put my pointy hat on my little pointy head.
And it doesn't much matter if the sky is rain or shine,
Because a gnome is a happy fellow almost all the time!
I said a gnome is a happy fellow almost all the time!
We said a gnome is a happy fellow almost all the time!!

Ooooh I travel round the land and wherever I roam,
From the mountains in the distance to the meadows back at home,
I raise my head and say in a loud resounding voice,
Being a gnome is awfully nice!!!

All the gnomes on the right say "pointy little hat"!!
Pointy little hat!
Pointy little hat!
And all the gnomes on the left say "two foot tall"!!
Two foot tall!
Two foot tall!

And again lads!!



Fable III Quests
Side Quests
An Ancient Key Animal Liberation Awakening Back to the Salt Mines Bored to Death Bounty Hunting Chesty's Chess Chicken Chaser Convict on the Run A Day at the (Chicken) Races The Debt An Evil Presence Escaped Convict Escaped Prisoner Excavation Factory 'Volunteers' The Final Insult Framed for Murder The Game Gift Wood for Driftwood Gnomes are Great! Gnomes are Evil! Gone But Not Forgotten Hobnobbing With Hobbes In Mourning An Island Getaway The Key to a Greater Key Kidnapped Leverage Lumberjacks Wanted! The Man Who Knew Just Enough A Marriage of Inconvenience Mercenary Customs Miners Required Missing Child Missing Play Mortar and Mourning The New World One Ring to Find Peace, Love, and Homicide The Pen is Mightier... Pest Control The Prophetic Hermit Reaver's Unmentionables A Relic of Ages Past Rescue the Miner's Brother Restoration The Silverpines Curse Special Delivery Temple's Treasure Whorezone

Relationship Quests

Understone The Voice Reaver's Wheel of Misfortune Mercenary Camp Shooting Range
Traitor's Keep Manhunt Undeath Sentence Reconstruction Prison Management for Beginners