Gnolls

Differences between Elfhamish gnolls and Mboshu Gnolls.

Elfhamish gnolls are based on striped hyenas. Mboshu gnolls are based on spotted hyenas.

  • Elfhamish gnolls have larger crests down their spine and bushier tales. Their fur is striped. Their faces are a little more doglike and their ears are pointed.
  • Mboshu gnolls have spotted fur and sparse tails. Their faces are more bearlike and their ears are rounded.
  • Elfhamish gnolls live primarily in Runfield and the northern areas. They have thicker fur coats as protection against the cold. They also tend to put on a little padding in the autumn as the season grows colder.
  • Elfhamish gnolls are about 20% smaller. They are both shorter and less bulky.
  • There is little sexual dimorphism among Elfhamish gnolls. Unless a female is pregnant or nursing it is hard to tell the two genders apart without making them drop their pants. Both are equally aggressive.
  • There is more sexual dimorphism in spotted Mboshu gnolls. Females tend to be larger by about 10%. Females are more likely to be territorial than males and are much more agressive.
  • Elfhamish gnolls do not commit fratricide as pups.
  • Mboshu gnolls lose about 25% of their pups to fratricide
  • Elfhamish gnoll packs are about half the size of Mboshu gnolls.
  • The prosocial Mboshu gnolls are slightly smarter and far more apt to work cooperatively
  • Although both are scavengers, Mboshu gnolls prefer to hunt for the majority of their diet. (Striped gnolls adapted to life scavenging near settlements. There are no settlements for spotted gnolls to scavenge at)
  • Striped gnolls form monogamous pair-bonds.
  • Spotted gnolls are more promiscuous and do not form pair bonds (although the females do prefer males they are friendly with.)
  • Elfhame gnolls have better eyesight. Mboshu gnolls rely more on scent.
  • Elfhame gnolls have territories that will overlap. Mboshu gnolls fiercely defend their borders and when they have to through another territory they will go out of their way to appear friendly and non-threatening.

Gnolls

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