Gnoll brutes are the largest and nastiest gnolls, made stronger by their privileged position in the food chain. Gnoll brutes are the cream of gnoll society; they are tall, usually reaching just 8 feet in height, with lean but powerful builds. They have blunt snouts and large yellow teeth. They wear the best armor and use shields plucked from the bodies of their victims. Scraps of armor cover their thick yellow-green fur, and a wicked looking flail is held in one hand. Gnoll brutes expect deference from those around them and have no concept of fear. They take the pick of the food and loot and leave the rest behind for others to fight over. The idea of subtlety is lost on a gnoll brute. A brute will charge into combat with the nearest opponent and pound away until it falls down. Gnoll brutes do not hold notions of single combat or honor and will generally team up and surround a single foe until it is dead.