The Reign of Men and the Lessons Forgotten: Wicked Fantasy
They are not the result of the mating of a gnome and a troll. Anyone who looks at one could figure that out in five seconds. They look nothing like trolls nor do they bear any resemblance to gnomes. A gnoll looks more like a hyena standing upright.
And gnolls do not call themselves gnolls. That word was invented by the aforementioned scholar and stuck in the human language ever since. “Gnolls” call themselves the dach’youn. It means, “we the trodden.” (The less formal name is dach.) The name does give them a sense of self-awareness, but not as one might think. It is not a title of self-pity, but only a realistic understanding of their place in the world.
For the Pack—tackles one of the most misunderstood races in all of fantasy literature: gnolls.
Disregarded as simple pack animals, the dach’youn have long been seen as simple pack animals, but there is so much more to their culture than men suspect. In fact, gnolls know secrets men may never discover.