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It was the Shadow Lord himself that first unleashed these fearsome wolfmen upon the continent of Quon. Though gnoles are able to speak the common tongue, albeit in broken form, they have no unique customs or culture of their own. Never taking up weaponry, these ferocious beasts rely solely upon tooth and claw guided by animalistic savagery to render their enemies bloodied and lifeless heaps. Some have gone so far as to speculate that the gnoles are the former vikings of the northlands, their bodies controlled by dark sorcery.

At night these ferocious beasts grow stronger, automatically regenerating their health. Nevertheless, they are hunted by brave adventurers at all hours, in order to obtain the gnole's coveted claw, which can be worth up to 10,000 gil if used in the right situations.

Family Information
Type: Beast
Common Behavior: A, S, L
Uncommon Behavior: H
Weak to: Resist Vs. Ice Resist Vs. Lightning
Strong to: Resist Vs. Dark
Common Job(s): Monk
Traits: Increased attack speed (full moon) and higher accuracy (new moon)
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Drain: Susceptible to Drain
Notes: Detects by sound (H) as well as sight (S) while in standing position.

[edit] Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Cacophony: - Grants the user Magic Attack and Magic Defense bonuses. NMs only. Verification Needed, Grants target Counterstance effect CheckCheck Information Needed
Fevered Pitch: - Physical damage, Defense Down and Stun effect. CheckCheck Information Needed
Plenilune Embrace: - Large HP Recovery, increased attack power, Magic Attack, erases and sometimes erase negative status effects. Healing erase effect increases closer to the Full Moon. CheckCheck Information Needed
Call of the Moon: - Gnole gains the effect of intimidation. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Nox Blast: - Cone-effect that does knockback, minor damage, and sets TP to 0; only used while standing. CheckCheck Information Needed
Asuran Claws: - Multi-hit melee attack; only used while standing. CheckCheck Information Needed
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

[edit] Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Lugarhoo Forced Spawn by trading a Filthy Gnole Claw to the ??? at G-11. Information Needed Abyssea - La Theine
Rugaroo Timed Spawn every 4 hours at (H-10). 83 La Vaule (S)
Voirloup Information Needed Information Needed Jugner Forest (S)
Vulkodlac Forced Spawn by trading Gnole Pellets to the ??? at (H-11). Information Needed Jugner Forest (S)

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Zmag Ognjeni Vuk (ANNM), Greater Gnole (ANNM)

Campaign NMs: Alpha Gnole Anders, Anders's Guard, Moonfang Warrior

Other NMs: Skoll (Moblin Maze Mongers - Revitalization Team)

[edit] Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Gnole 65-67 Batallia Downs (S) located at the F-7/8 grid lines
68-72 Vunkerl Inlet (S)
Decrepit Gnole 73-75 Jugner Forest (S)
Lobison 80-82 Jugner Forest (S)
80-82 La Vaule (S)
Fusty Gnole 81-82 Xarcabard (S)
Luison Information Needed Abyssea - La Theine

[edit] Historical Background

Gnoles (more commonly written as: gnolls) share many similarities to the were-hyenas of African bushman folklore. As well as the tall dog men (known as cynocephales) catorgoized by early European explorers. Their association with hyenas was more then likely due because of a hyenas tendency to dig up and eat human corpses. The Gnole originates from modern fantasy literature, specifically in the short story “How Nuth Would Have Practiced His Art Upon the Gnoles”, found in the collection of short stories: The Book of Wonder (1912) by Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett). These creatures were evil, cunning inhumans that were not described in much detail outside of collecting emerald and living in a house of some kind; the art accompanying the work portrayed them as giant ape-like creatures. The term gnole more then likely comes from the Middle English word noll meaning a troublemaker or hooligan. Gnoles in other representations are shown to usually be a half-man, half-wolf species of humanoid, with savage and aggressive tendencies. These creatures were the likely inspiration for the Gnoll in the Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy RPG game. Gnoll may be a typo of Gnole, intentional or unintentional, which first appeared in Dungeons & Dragons- original edition (1974). These Gnolls were bipedal hyenas that were savage and wore gear made from horn, leather, and metal. This version's name origin was meant to be a merging of Gnome & Troll. Regardless gnoles have become a staple in many fantasy rpgs and MMORPGs. As far as Final Fantasy goes they were first used in Final Fantasy IX and recently introduced in Final Fantasy XI in the Wings of the Goddess expansion.

Pages in category "Gnoles"

The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total.

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