A hyena was a type of pack animal known for its shrewdness and hunting skills and for its disturbing laugh-like call.[3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Hyenas came in different varieties but commonly had stripes on their fur, weighing about 120 pounds (55 kilograms) and measuring a about a yard (meter) in length. Their fur coloration gave them an advantage when hiding within areas of tall grass.[3]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Hyenas fought in packs and were intelligent enough to send some of the members to circle and flank their prey. They were capable of tripping with their sharp jaws.[3]

Reputation[edit | edit source]

Gnolls, unsurprisingly, had a strong affinity for hyenas, keeping many as pets or guards.[6] The Mulhorandi god Set also favored hyenas, using them as omens for his followers.[7]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Habitats[edit | edit source]

In the Shining South hyenas were known to be found in and around the Channath Vale, Dambrath, Durpar, Estagund, the Gnollwatch Mountains, the Great Rift, and the Shaar.[8] North of this region, they could be found wandering the Raurin desert.[9]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Desert of DesolationDungeon #34: "On Wings of Darkness"Dungeon #63: "Blood and Fire"Out of the Abyss
Card Games
AD&D Trading Cards
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Blades for Daggerdale

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