Gray Ape Pirate King

Gray Ape Pirate King CR 8

XP 4,800
Tombotu fighter 6
N Large monstrous humanoid
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +19


AC 21, touch 10, flat-footed 20 (+7 armor, +1 Dex, +4 natural, -1 size)
hp 121 (11d10+61)
Fort +11, Ref +7, Will +7 (+2 vs. fear)


Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee +1 earth breaker +20/+15/+10 (3d6 + 14/×3), bite +13 (1d8 + 4) or bite +13 (1d8 + 4), 2 claws +13 (1d6 + 4 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks rend (2 claws, 1d6 + 12), weapon training (hammers +1)


Str 26, Dex 13, Con 20, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +11; CMB +20 (+24 grapple); CMD 31
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Cleaving Finish, Endurance, Furious Focus, Great Cleave, Improved Cleaving Finish, Improved Surprise Follow-through, Power Attack, Surprise Follow-through
Skills Acrobatics +3, Climb +20, Diplomacy +4, Intimidate +15, Perception +19, Profession (soldier) +5, Sense Motive +3, Stealth +3, Swim +14
Languages Althindu, Common, Tombotu
SQ armor training 1
Other Gear +1 breastplate, +1 earth breaker


If you hit a foe, attack an adjacent target at the same attack bonus but take -2 AC.

Cleaving Finish

Make additional attack if opponent is knocked out.

Furious Focus

If you are wielding a weapon in two hands, ignore the penalty for your first attack of each turn.

Improved Cleaving Finish

May use Cleaving Finish any number of times per round.

Improved Surprise Follow-Through

When using cleave or great cleave, all additional opponents are denied their Dex bonus.

Surprise Follow-Through

When you are using Cleave, your second foe is denied its Dex bonus.


Forming the middle level of the pirates’ hierarchy, the decurions are skilled leaders who gained their positions through steady service and demonstrations of fighting prowess. Each commands roughly 10 gray ape legionnaires and reports to a pirate king. Their rank precludes them from claiming they were just obeying orders should the pirates ever be captured, at least according to the laws of the kingdom of Minara.

The majority of gray apes are simply soldiers, once in the service to the growing power of their kingdom. Today they form a solid core of warriors in service to their pirate king. Not all the legionnaires are happy with their lives as pirates or with having abandoned their oaths and duties on Smoking Island. Still, they are obedient to their commanders and carry on. Others love this new lifestyle of fighting, feasting, and decorating themselves with gaudy loot.

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Isle of the Angry Apes, ©2020, Frog God Games; Author Kenneth Spencer.

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