Compared to other gnolls, Krote was very thin, with a sunken snout and eyes. He had mustard-colored skin and tattered ears.
Krote was a shaman of the god Gorellik in the Burnt Fur gnoll tribe living in the Samek Valley. He was banished from the tribe in 1366 DR for not submitting to the ice devil Vreesar. He joined Martine and, with help of the hermit Vilheim and the gnome outcast Jouka, helped her fight against Vressar. Krote was decisive in the killing of the devil. Afterward, Krote decided to travel with Martine.