Grind is very different to the other Gnomes: he is serious and strict and always sits in his armchair at Pixieville Bank. In the gnome community, Grind is an example for everyone. He has built a fortune and holds a unique and enviable social position. Grind knows that he is greatly respected by the other Gnomes and he prides himself on this. No one has seen him smile, just as no one has ever seen him give a loan; he is stingy beyond belief and deeply attached to his bank. The Gnome treats the savings of his clients as they were his own and the thought that his clients might withdraw their money anguishes him.