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Monkey Swarm

A single monkey can cause mischief. A troop of monkeys, emboldened by their numbers, can cause utter chaos, attacking anyone and looting anything in sight before scattering away with whatever they can carry.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 16

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Monkey SwarmCreature 2

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 172
Perception +8
Skills Acrobatics +8, Thievery +8
Str +0, Dex +4, Con +0, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha +0
AC 16; Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +6
HP 20; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Resistances piercing 3, slashing 3; Weaknesses area damage 3, splash damage 3
Cacophony (auditory, aura) 20 feet. The monkeys' awful racket of screeches and howls drowns out other sounds. Any creature performing an auditory action in the area must yell over the din, requiring a successful DC 15 Fortitude save or Performance check to project loudly enough; on a failure, the action is lost.
Speed 25 feet, climb 20 feet
Ransack Two ActionsTwo Actions The swarm rummages through the possessions of a single creature within its space, attempting a Thievery check against the creature's Reflex DC. On a success, the monkeys take one random item of negligible Bulk that the creature is wearing but not closely guarding, such as an object in a loosely carried pouch.Swarming Bites Single ActionSingle Action Each creature in the swarm's space takes 1d8 piercing damage (DC 18 basic Reflex save).

All Monsters in "Monkey"

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Source Bestiary 3 pg. 172
Monkeys vary greatly in size, color, and behavior. Some are distinguished by bright orange fur, others for black fur in sharp contrast with a white face. Some produce distinct noises, like howls that can be heard from a village away. Others vie for dominance within ever-changing social hierarchies. Their size and aptitude for climbing allow them to quickly escape threats; combined with being a little too clever for their own good, this allows them to get up to all sorts of mischief and usually escape to do it again.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Thieving Monkeys

In populated areas near jungle terrain, clever monkeys have been observed stealing objects from humans and holding them as ransom for bits of food. This doesn't always go as planned, as the victim is often afraid to go near them, and there's a chance that a traveler might encounter a monkey still holding onto ill-gotten gains from a previous heist.