THe Gnolls

Of Shadowgate

Gnolls of Shadowgate

Alignment: any non-good except LN
Classes allowed: fighter, cleric, thief, barbarian
Normal adventuring starting age: 8-11
Average life span: 35
Stat adjustments: +2 strength, +2 constitution, -2 intelligence, -2 charisma
Skill bonuses: +2 stealth, +2 perception
Misc bonuses: +2 natural armor
Level adjustment: 1
Commonly found: Offestry valley, Dagger mountains, Talzashaar’s Teeth, underdark

Gnolls are about 7 1/2 feet tall hyena-like creatures. They live underground and travel in packs. They use fear and intimidation to its full capacity. They will work with other races and overcome their hatred only when it is completely necessary. They dislike any kind of manual labor and are ruled by their hunger. They eat anything warm blooded, but prefer to eat intelligent creatures as opposed to animals because they scream better. Their skin is a greenish gray color, darker around their muzzle, and they have a short mane that ranges in color from reddish gray to dull yellow. They will work together with orcs, hobgoblins, bugbears, and ogres. If the gnolls feel themselves to be stronger than their partners, however, they will turn on their partners and eat them. They dislike goblins, kobolds, giants, humans, and demi-humans.

Restricted (level adjusted) races can automatically be rolled on HM accounts in creation. Other un-rollable combinations (atypical alignments or classes for a race) will need to be requested via the avatarmail command, and are usually likewise restricted to HMs and those players with a prior standard of good roleplay. Please be patient – depending if the request is unusual, it may involve some discussion before it is approved or denied, so these applications usually take until the following weekend or so to process. In such submissions, please include a description of your character’s personality and general attitude, as well as at least a moderate summary of their history – it does not need to be a full background, but we must know what has shaped your character, and what their current attitudes and nuances are, in order to approve or deny the request.

Useful MUD helpfiles: gnoll, request characters.

Complete Book of Humanoids (2e sourcebook)
Racial notes (4e)