The canyon is not a single passage but a network of branching gulfs whose walls narrow overhead. The gnolls live in hide tents in the most sheltered areas, or dig burrows at the base of the canyon walls. Rath Sandstalker conducts frequent raids on caravans and small settlements, seeking healthy humanoids to sell at the Fleshfairs. The warriors of Fort Longjaw attempt an attack from time to time.
Despite the lingering fear many people have of the monstrous population here, the gnolls have not been a unified threat since the Siege of Solku, when the tribe assailed the city of Solku. Even so, persistent rumours speak of of Noor, the Red Sultana, who it is said is attempting to gather the gnolls under her banner for another assault on the city, and then beyond.