Winged Monkeys
— Monday Monster

Telecanter recently posted on One Sentence Monsters, so here’s the write-up of a monster I’m planning to include in the Forbidden Jungle:

Spider monkeys with the feathered wings of large birds, winged monkeys can be cowed into servitude by powerful wizards or witches.

Winged Monkey

No. Enc.: 1d6 (4d8)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 90 (30)
     Flying: 150 (50)
Armor Class: 5 [14]
Hit Dice: 1+1
Attacks: 1 (bite)
Damage: 1d6
Save: F2
Morale: 7 (but see below)
Hoard Class: XX
XP: 21

Winged monkeys are normal-sized monkeys with feathered wings. They generally live in large groups and favor jungles and ruined cities. Clans will be led by a 2 HD winged monkey or perhaps a flying ape.

Winged monkeys have a great fear of magic, suffering a -2 penalty on morale checks when spectacular displays of sorcery, such as lightning bolt or fireball, are involved. This fear leads many of these creatures to become enslaved by powerful wizards and witches out of fear.

Though timid and easily frightened off, they gain a +2 modifier to morale checks when carrying out the orders of a leader because they fear angering their lord.

One winged monkey can carry about 75 pounds, but two or three of them can work together to carry more.

(White Box) Winged Monkey: HD: 1+1; AC 5 [14]; Atk 1 bite (1d6); Move 9 (Fly 15); Save 13; XP 30
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5 Responses to Winged Monkeys
— Monday Monster

  1. Timeshadows says:

    Get them, my pretties!

  2. bat says:

    There is a Marvel comics series for the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and while I am not an Oz fan, the artwork is awesome and the flying monkeys are all over the place.

    Slick monster.

  3. bat says:

    They are a little spendy for Marvel comics, but I had to buy the set and, as I said, I am not even a big fan of TWoO.

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