Monday, 15 August 2011


No. Enc.: 2d4 (3d6)
Alignment: Lawful
Movement: 120' (40')
Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1d8 + 1
Attacks: 2 (howling stick/bite)
Damage: 1d6+1/1d4
Save: F1
Morale: 6
Hoard Class: VI

Man-sized apes with red-tipped dark fur, faces with luminous, intelligent eyes and prehensile feet. They are renowned for creating and using tools like stone choppers or walking sticks. In fights they prefer the howling stick, a heavy club shaped with fluted edges and holes so when swung it makes an eerie wailing. Those facing a niamis wielding a howling stick in battle must make a save vs. paralysation or suffer a -1 penalty to hit while in their presence. A niamis can climb walls with 70% ability and often runs along tree limbs to approach or escape foes. They live in tight-knit packs and co-operate with other primates against larger foes, something unscrupulous races take advantage of.


  1. I like the details (like their weapons). It makes them stand out from other ape creatures.

  2. These fellows are partly inspired by Rise of the Apes, partly by real-world ape tool use. More on that later.


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