Gruffs appear as bipedal goats with white fur, digitgrade legs, hooved feet, claws, and tightly-curled horns; their size varies by age. Average Gruffs have a height around five foot six and do not wear clothing, while older Gruffs range from human size to twenty feet tall. Older Gruffs may wear clothing, wield weapons, and even use very powerful magic - the Eldest Gruff has, killed several Senior Council members in battle and still wears the purple stoles as a trophy on his belt.
They give off a scent that is somewhere inbetween a skunk and rotting eggs.
They are considered quite intelligent and are adept at using anything between oaken cudgels and submachine guns.
Like all Fae, Summer or Winter, gruffs are weak against cold iron or steel.
Their hooves are also vulnerable to damage if hit behind the ankle; such a hit can lame them indefinitely.
Gruffs are very similar to satyrs, half-man half-goat creatures from Greek mythology.
They like to fly on rainbows. (Dresden files ref?)
Role in the Summer Court Edit
Among the Summer Fae, Gruffs serve as enforcers and bodyguards; they are noted for their ability to kill trolls, and are of reasonably high rank-"up there", as Harry Dresden puts it. Like the fairy tale, younger Gruffs are sent at a target first, with their older (and larger) brothers continuing the pursuit if they fail.