Spoiler: MAJOR CS3/4 spoiler George's commitment was initially genuine but after his memories were restored he realized that he'd liked being 'George Nome' a lot more than he liked being 'Copper Georg'. Which is why he gave the Courageous crew a fighting chance to survive the bomb he planted and ultimately turned on Alberich. As an aside, I'm still groaning at how obvious the 'G. Nome' pun was and how we generally overlooked it as being so blatant it couldn't be serious. Ha ha, Falcom. As for the Gnomes as a whole... it's really hard to say because George and Franz are the only ones we know about. I mentioned that they haven't maintained a coherent society like the Hexen and that appears to have started some time after 371 since they were still a unified group up until the end of the Zoro-Agruga crisis. They're assumed to have been behind various historical incidents in Erebonian history past that point which contributed towards the end result of the Great Twilight but we don't get details on that. Alberich certainly believes that restoring the Great One would be a good thing, likening it to how the Septian Church helped build a new Zemuria after the Great Collapse except that after the world war, the Gnomes and everyone allied with them would build a new order based on SCIENCE! rather than religion. This is why Alberich tried to recruit Irina and Schmidt to the cause. Alberich also seems to have been onboard with Ishmelga's belief that the strife brought on by war would spur progress and that would be a Good Thing. If you've watched Babylon 5, it's basically the philosophical stance of the Shadows. Not in a number of turns but there are battles where you'll get bonus AP for getting a boss to a certain threshold of HP. CS4 has a lot more fights like this and does include turn limits.