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Ape, Dire Ape

Dire Ape CR 6 (Combatant)

XP 2,400
N Large animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +13


HP 90
EAC 18; KAC 20
Fort +10; Ref +10; Will +5


Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee slam +16 (1d8+11B)
Multiattack 2 slams +10 (1d8+11B), bite +10 (1d4+11P)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities ferocious charge


Str +5; Dex +2; Con +3; Int -4; Wis +2; Cha -2
Skills Athletics +13, Intimidate +13, Survival +18


Environment warm forests
Organization solitary, pair, or troop (3-12)

Apes are the largest of the primates. An adult male ape is 5-1/2 to 6 feet tall and weighs 300 to 400 pounds (30 to 40 bulk). These animals are heavily-muscled and incredibly strong. Their bones are also very dense.

While this makes it unlikely they will break a bone, the density also prevents apes from swimming.

Some apes move about by knuckle-walking. They tend to put on violent displays of aggression to warn away intruders to their territory. They will only attack if they are truly threatened, but will usually give chase to those who run away from their aggressive displays.

Dire apes are more savage and bestial versions of the generally peaceful gorilla. They tend to attack anything that enters their territory without warning. A dire ape stands about 9 feet tall and weighs from 800 to 1,200 pounds (80 to 120 bulk).

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