To Collect the gods
Even considering the extended families common in gnome society, Krasgnaugh, or simply Krass much to his chagrin, came from a large family. Family is especially import to him, and he is very fond of adopting new companions into his ever extending ‘family.’ Most recently he ‘adopted’ (kidnapped really) a certain hob-goblin named Keth, and attempted to adopt a young girl, whom he and the party had rescued along with several others, to which the party gave him no end of grief and strange looks.
Krass speaks of his family often, especially his younger brother Ghis. As a young gnome, the youngest and smallest in such a large family, he was often overlooked or even forgotten. He was not unloved, as gnomish families are like to be very close knit, but in order to avoid simply slipping into the woodwork, he developed an extremely outgoing and enthusiastic (some would say eccentric) personality. Because his family was predominately female (ten out of his thirteen total siblings) he took it upon himself to guard and care for his younger brother when he arrived. The two became very close knit, and it was when Ghis was threatened by a group of local thugs (the story varies by how Krass tells it, though it never fails to come off as legendary) that Krass’ latent arcane skills were revealed. Though the local town had plenty of accomplished Wizards and Sorcerers who could have train Krass, it was decided that sending him to an official school would be best. During his schooling, Krass maintained strict contact with his brother, often sending letters within weeks of each other. As an adventurer, he still maintains communication with his family, as evidenced through new stories he never hesitates to tell, however because no actual letters have been found on his possession, and no mail could possibly reach those remote places, it is assumed that he uses some hereto unexplained magical communication. However, it does not seem that he has returned home since leaving for the academy.
In his stories about protecting his little brother from thugs, Krass consistently includes how he felt getting beaten up and being unable to protect his family. Because of this, he strongly associates power with the ability to protect others. This somewhat noble philosophy manifest itself, however, in his seemingly haphazard obsession with fire and fire based spells. In his effort to acquire more power, he accumulated various fire based offensive spells, earning his somewhat tongue-in-cheek title ‘the Dehumidifier.’