"Men I can deal with, orcs I can cope with. But gnolls... Gnolls are real bastards."
- FaelanGnolls are a humanoid race that most closely resemble hyenas that dwell in the Eastern parts of Ilarion.
It is believed by some that gnolls have traces of demonic blood, which may be evidenced by unusual features found among some of the gnoll bloodlines. These may include talons, gleaming red eyes, or black fur with fiery orange spots.
Gnolls like to attack when they have the advantage of numbers, using horde tactics and their physical strength to overwhelm and knock down their opponents. They show little discipline when fighting unless they have a strong leader; at such times, they can maintain ranks and fight as a unit. While they do not usually prepare traps, they do use ambushes and try to attack from a flanking position.