A gnoll is a fictional creature in various fantasy settings, often depicted as a humanoid hyena or dog-like creature. They are typically portrayed as being savage and ferocious, with a preference for hunting in packs and using their sharp teeth and claws to attack their prey. In some fantasy settings, gnolls are also known for their ability to speak and organize themselves into tribes or clans. Gnolls are a common enemy encountered in many role-playing games, and they have appeared in works of literature, such as J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.