The ruffnaw was a black furred predator native to the Dark Wood. Its height was twice as that of a Gelfling from the Drenchen Clan and many times bigger around. The ruffnaw had thick oily fur coated in dirt and mud and its eyeless face was spiked with hundreds of long whiskers. The end of its pointed nose was a red flanged cluster of nostrils that flared when it took in the open air, flashing a warning crimson. The color was a sign of danger, and so were the huge hooked claws that made up the creature’s front paws. It only feared the hollerbat.