Arcane Gnomes benefit from slightly different racial traits. These traits are in addition to the basic Gnome traits. Arcane Gnomes are smart but brash; they are a little too eager to finish what they start and often take dangerous shortcuts with projects. They have little skill or time for the natural world and cannot speak with animals. They still enjoy the companionship of animals, but these relationships are more like that standard master-pet relationships in Human societies.