the gnome greets you with a firm handshake and says "'ello mate, me name is Gnorbert. I must ask you these questions three, 'ere the other side ye see. no wait, that's another adventure. come with me, lad!"
he takes your hand and pulls you further down the path before whispering "whew, about time someone came along and chose the correct guide. that wizard, wily as 'e may be, really has no idea what actually lies ahead." gnorbert continues down the path, pulling you along and whistling an out of tune song. after what feels like miles of walking, he stops and says "well 'ere we are my lad, it's the end o' the line for you. you didn't answer the wizard's question and so I have to part ways with you now."
before you can ask the gnome what he meant by that, you are surrounded by his kinfolk. you are pulled to the ground before you have a chance to draw your weapon, and the last thing you see is a gnome's spiked boot rushing down towards your face. the world fades.