The Gnaw, also known as the Eternal Gnaw, is a creature exclusive to the The Gorge event. The Gnaw demands to be fed by the residents of the Elder Bog, threatening them with mermification when not given food. According to various profile background descriptions, the Gnaw's plague of mermification killed off most of the goats in the dimension, and the remaining ones started worshipping the Gnaw.
Interactions with the Gnaw are exclusively conducted through The Altar of Gnaw, where players snackrifice prepared dishes in exchange for coins and a delay in the Gnaw's punishment. While not directly seen in-game, the Gnaw is visible on the Hangry Meter which governs the progress of a round of gameplay. Through the Hangry Meter, players can determine the Gnaw's current mood. It's mood affects the depletion of the Hangry Meter, so it is critical for players to pay attention to it.
When the Gnaw grows more restless, it will cause minor quakes. As the Gnaw's wait for a meal grows longer, it will roar periodically, during which it causes a quake with more intensity. The time between quakes will also become progressively shorter. Once the Gnaw's mouth forms a frown, it has been left waiting for a meal for too long. At this point, the quakes will be quite numerous and the Hangry Meter will begin dropping faster.
Players can also observe what the Gnaw thinks of the dish it ate. It will look happy when it eats a dish that matches the craving, and angry when it eats a dish that does not match the craving. The Hangry Meter will drop drastically and the Gnaw's patience will be shorter when it eats the wrong dish.
If the Hangry Meter reaches its end, the round is lost and the players are transformed into Merms.
- The Gnaw resembles a Worm Hole.