NEPA Known World
Gnolls are ferocious humanoids of low intelligence. They resemble a cross between a human and a hyena. Their whole bodies are covered in reddish-brown to black fur which becomes shorter as it surrounds their faces and clawed hands to reveal grey colored skin. Their pelts vary from mono-colored to spotted and their eyes are either yellow or black. They live in rough, rugged wasteland and wilderness areas. Gnolls may use all weapons but most do not work metal; they steal most of their metal weapons from humans. They are strong but dislike work and prefer to bully and steal.
In Karameikos, Gnolls mostly inhabit the northern mountainous regions along the border of Darokin. Most Traladarans note their strong resemblance to the description of the beastmen defeated by Halav and are thus very frightened of them. The Song of Halav describes the beastmen and their attack many centuries ago.