Gnomish ships are possibly the most ingenious creations on earth – when they are not broken. No two gnomish ships are alike, and each of them has some new, different, and highly unusual gizmo on it. They look like flying junkheaps, but the gnomes have never really cared about the appearance of what they make. They have everything from short-term shield boosters to single-use maneuvering jets. Their weapons can be just about anything, from razor-sharp gear launchers to chicken-shaped plasma emitters. Their sensors are highly advanced and not only have a much greater range than other sensors, but also can be designed to realize what they are sensing and even to search for specific things. For instance, there is a gnomish sensor array designed specifically to detect alcoholic beverages. Another one can detect rave parties. (Don’t ask me how!) Gnomes were the first to invent plasma reactors, now standard on all spacegoing vessels.