Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
33	STR	23	16-	Lift 2,400 kg; 6 1/2d6 HTH Damage
18	DEX	24	13-	OCV:  6/DCV:  6
23	CON	26	14-
17	BODY	14	13-
8	INT	-2	13-	PER Roll 11-
8	EGO	-4	13-	ECV:  3
25	PRE	15	14-	PRE Attack:  2d6
6	COM	-2	10-

9	PD	2		Total:  9 PD (3 rPD)
7	ED	2		Total:  7 ED (3 rED)
3	SPD	2		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
12	REC	0
46	END	0
46	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  100

Movement:	Running:	7"/14"
		Swimming:	0"/0"

Cost    Powers & Skills
10	Arm Smash:  HA +2d6; Hand-to-Hand Attack (-1/2), END 1
15	"Tusk-Like Fangs":  HKA 1d6 (2d6 with STR), END 2
12	Taloned Fingers:  HKA 1d6 (2d6 with STR); Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 1
6 	Thick Hide:  Armor (2 PD/ED 2)
4 	Heavy:  Knockback Resistance -2"
2 	"Stupefying Quick":  Running +1" (Total 7"), END 1
-2	Can't Swim:  Swimming -2"
3 	Sharp Senses:  +1 PER with all Sense Groups
5 	"Smelling Out His Trail":  Tracking for Normal Smell
5 	"Creatures Of Darkness":  Night Vision
4 	Arms That Hang Nearly To The Ground:  Stretching 1", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); 
	Always Direct (-1/4), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4)

10	Combat Skill Levels:  +2 with Hand-To-Hand

3	Acrobatics 13-
0	AK:  Forests On The Eastern Shore Of The Sea Of Vilayet 8-
3	Climbing 13-
2	Concealment 11-; Self Only (-1/2)
3	Shadowing 11-
3	Stealth 13-
88	Total Powers & Skills Cost
188	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
5	Physical Limitation:  Large, up to twice human size (roughly 7' tall and 880 lbs) (I, S)
10	Physical Limitation:  Limited Manipulation (F, S)
10	Physical Limitation:  Near Human Intelligence (F, S)
15	Psychological Limitation:  "Is Wary, For All His Strength" (C, S)
15	Psychological Limitation:  "Hates The Sun And Moon" (C, S)
15	Reputation:  Man-eater 14-
43	Experience
188	Total Disadvantage Points

Ecology: Gray apes are massive flesh-eating primates who dwell deep in the forests on the eastern shore of the Sea of Vilayet. Nocturnal by nature, they shun virtually any light source, even moonlight, and lurk in only the deepest and darkest sections of forest.

Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. For all their size and strength, gray apes are wary predators, and will often lurk in deep shadow before springing out to attack their prey.

Powers/Tactics: Far faster than their bulk indicates, gray apes like to strike from ambush, hiding themselves in heavy brush before attacking. They have been known to hurl great rocks at foes, but don't seem capable of creating or using any other weapons.

Appearance: A gray ape stands over seven feet in height, with short legs, arms long enough to brush the ground, massive shoulders, and a hairy swag belly. The ape's face has close-set ears, flaring nostrils, and white tusk-like fangs. They are covered in shaggy gray hair shot-through with sliver.

Designer's Notes: Gray apes appear in two Conan stories, Iron Shadows on the Moon and The Hour of the Dragon. They are basically huge flesh-eating gorillas, and I'll admit to basing this character sheet off of the Guardian Ape character sheet found in the HERO System Bestiary. Game Masters can use them as a template for any number of ape-like monsters.

(Gray Apes created by Robert E Howard, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Gray Ape Hero Designer File

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