The Gnoll is the evil that haunts the wilderness. The threat that keeps children in line when necessary. The fear of caravan guards everywhere.
These typically horned or antlered, feral-faced humanoids are large and well-muscled, almost always standing over 6.5 feet, and with some specimens approaching 8. There are many wild stories of their appearance, and some of the variation seems to be supported by reality. It is certain that clans in more mountainous areas often sport ram’s horns and cloven hooves, while those in lower forested areas are often more canid in appearance and often have branching antlers. Stories often attribute such other features as boar-like heads, large tusks, or raptoran beaks.