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Primate, Giant Marmoset

The creature has bands of shaggy black and gray fur with a long tail and clawed paws.

Giant Marmoset
CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +4 (1d4), bite +4 (1d6) or 2 claws +4 (1d4), tail slap –1 (1d6)

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 10
Base Atk +2; CMB +2; CMD 14 (18 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +12, Perception +11, Stealth +6; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception

ECOLOGY

Environment warm forests
Organization pack (2–5), family (6–11)
Treasure standard

Giant marmosets are larger, more aggressive relatives of the smaller marmoset. Their fur is gray or black, with black fur predominant over the back and neck. Their tails reach a length of 5 feet and are colored in alternating bands of black and pale gray. They sustain themselves on a diet of tree saps and gums (using their sharp teeth to gnaw holes in the bark), small animals, and various fruits and nuts. Giant marmosets make their homes among the trees, rarely touching the ground unless hunting living prey. They are, on occasion, tamed by wild tribes of halflings and used as mounts in times of war.

Giant marmosets prefer to attack from surprise, tossing large stones from the sides of cliffs at their prey, hanging from branches by their tail and swinging down to surprise their prey, or dropping from the trees on their unaware foes. They attack using their claws and bite or claws and a tail slap.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Marmoset, Giant from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Jean Wells.