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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Monster Book: Ant, Giant

Here's the next A monster in the book: 

Ant, Giant

NO. ENC.:  2d4 (4d6)
ALIGNMENT:  Neutral
MOVEMENT:  180’ (60’)
ARMOUR CLASS:  3
HIT DICE:  4
ATTACKS:  1
DAMAGE:  2d6
SAVE:  F2
MORALE:  7
HOARD CLASS:  VI
XP:  80
AVG. HP:  18

This creature is a monstrous version of the common ant that measures up to 6 feet in length and 150 pounds in weight.

Giant ants are hardy and adaptable.  They are omnivores and will eat almost anything.  An ant nest will have a total population of 14d6 ants and one queen.  At any given time, 4d6 ants will be found in the nest with the queen, whilst the rest are out gathering food.  The queen will be much larger than her offspring, reaching up to 12 feet in length and having 8 hit dice.  However, the queen herself does not have any form of attack or movement.  Giant ants will never retreat if defending their queen.  Whilst their queen lives, giant ants have a morale of 12 and will sacrifice themselves to save her.  If their queen in slain, or they are encountered away from the nest, they have a morale of 7.

Giant ants will tend to only have a small amount of treasure.  What there is, will usually be just an accumulation of belongings from past opponents.  In some rare instances, though, giant ants will inexplicably mine precious metals.  This occurs in about 30% of nests, and there will be as much as 1d10x1000 gold pieces worth of raw gold nuggets stockpiled.

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