monster Ape

Ape

Western Gorilla at Bronx Zoo. Stavenn

Western Gorilla at Bronx Zoo. Stavenn

An ape is any member of
the Hominoidea superfamily of primates. In less scientific language, it has
various meanings, although it often (but not always) excludes humans.

A few other primates, such
as the Barbary Ape, have the word “ape” in their common names (usually
to indicate lack of a tail), but they are not regarded as true apes.

Except for gorillas and
humans, all true apes are agile climbers of trees. They are best described as
omnivorous, their diet consisting of fruit, grass seeds, and in most cases some
quantities of meat and invertebrates—either hunted or scavenged—along
with anything else available and easily digested. They are native to Africa
and Asia, although humans have spread to all parts of the world

Ape

Large animal

Hit Dice4d8+11
(29 hp)
Initiative+2
Speed30 ft.
(6 squares), Climb 30 ft.
Armor
Class
14 (–1
size, +2 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple+3/+12
AttackClaws
+7 melee (1d6+5)
Full Attack2 claws
+7 melee (1d6+5) and bite +2 melee (1d6+2)
Space/Reach10 ft./10
ft.
Special
Attacks
Special
Qualities
Low-Light
Vision
, Scent
SavesFort +6,
Ref +6, Will +2
AbilitiesStrength 21,
Dexterity 15, Constitution 14, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 7
SkillsClimb+14, Listen +6, Spot +6
FeatsAlertness, Toughness
EnvironmentWarm forests
OrganizationSolitary,
pair, or company (3–5)
Challenge
Rating
2
Advancement5–8
HD (Large)
Level
Adjustment

These powerful
omnivores resemble gorillas but are far more aggressive; they kill and eat anything
they can catch. An adult male ape is 5-1/2 to 6 feet tall and weighs 300 to
400 pounds.

Combat

Skills: Apes have a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened.

APE LORE

Originally posted by Eric Cagle

Evandar_TAybara of the Wizards Community forums.

On
this Thread

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (nature) can learn more about apes. When a character makes a successful
skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from
lower DCs.

Knowledge (nature)

DC 14

This hairy,
heavyset primate is an ape. This result reveals all animal traits.

DC 19

Apes are
omnivorous, but primarily feed on fruit and plants. However, they are powerfully
built and highly territorial, and can pose a danger to intruders. Before
an ape attacks, however, it usually displays seemingly violent acts of aggression,
hoping to scare off the interloper.