13 January 2016

Earthdawn 4E: Anatomy of a Creature 07 - Gaunt Ape

This is the seventh 4E Anatomy of a Creature, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

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Here is another example of a new potential creature generated through the use of the templates. There are a few different varieties of undead presented, including the cadaverous and rotting flesh kinds. This is on the low end of the skeletal track, being less powerful than the standard ape.

Gaunt Ape

Challenge: Novice (First Circle)
DEX: 7       Initiative:                7       Unconsciousness:    NA
STR: 8       Physical Defense: 8       Death Rating:            29
TOU: 6       Mystic Defense:    7       Wound Threshold:  9
PER: 5        Social Defense:     7       Knockdown:               10
WIL: 4       Physical Armor:   1        Recovery Tests:        2
CHA: 3       Mystic Armor:      0
Movement: 12 (Climb 12)
Actions: 1; Unarmed: 11 (12), Bite: 11 (13), Thrown: 8 (10)
Enhanced Sense [Smell] (2)
Great Leap (6)
Immune to Fear
Resist Pain (2)
Special Maneuvers:
Brittle (Opponent, Blunt Weapon): Opponents attacking the gaunt ape with a blunt weapon gain an additional success on a successful Attack test.