Pathfinder - Legacy of Fire
Gnolls are native to Katapesh, and most citizens recognize them as the most widespread threat in the nation. Gnolls consider Katapesh the birthplace of their race, and do not take kindly to the intrusion of outsiders. Gnolls attack settlements and raid caravans not only for the joy of the kill and the prof it it brings, but because they see Katapesh as their homeland and their actions as justified defense — as if they needed an excuse.
The largest gnoll settlements exist in the mountains, most notably White Canyon and Pale Mountain. Hundreds of gnolls make their homes in these areas. In addition to these settlements, dozens of smaller gnoll encampments litter The Barrier Wall mountains and The Brazen Peaks. Bands of gnoll nomads roam the plains and deserts in search of prey as well. No region of Katapesh is entirely free from gnoll influence.
Despite their ferocity, Katapeshi gnolls posses their own unique culture and occasionally enter cities peacefully. Gnoll slavers appear in Okeno and Katapesh with slaves for sale, and generally behave themselves long enough to purchase weapons, supplies, poison, and drugs. Occasionally, a gnoll may lose control in a city and attack a tempting target—someone who appears weak, alone, lost, or overly aggressive—but for the most part gnolls are accepted as buyers and traders like any others in these two cities.