Gigantopithecus

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Primates
Threat level 5
Gigantopithecus
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class C2
Pain Sensitivity 15%
Max Blood 47
Agility +2
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 24 HP
BODY Upper body - 94 HP
Lower body - 71 HP
LIMB 2 arms - 47 HP
2 legs - 47 HP
EXTREMITY 2 hands - 35 HP
2 feet - 35 HP
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? Yes box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The gigantopithecus (often shortened to giganto) is a creature belonging to the Primates category.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has three attacks: Bite, Strike and Steal.

Bite

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 2 5 +5 57% 51% 46% 37% 29% 14% 3%

Strike

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Blunt Melee 3 2 +2 54% 49% 43% 35% 27% 14% 3%

Steal

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (All ACs)
Special Melee 1 5 N N/A
  • Inflicts no Pain or Limb Damage.
  • The creature will attempt to steal a random equipped weapon, piece of LBE or piece of clothing or armor from the target's inventory.
    • If there are no compatible items in the target's inventory, the technique fails automatically.
    • Otherwise, both the attacking creature and the target creature must roll 2d6+Agi to determine whether the stealing attempt succeeds.
      • If the attacker's roll is equal or superior to the target's, Steal is successful.
      • On a success, the creature will steal one random item among the listed possibilities above, transferring it to its own inventory.


Equipment

Load-bearing equipment

  • None

Equipment and inventory

Gigantopithecuses do not carry any equipped items at all, and have no items stored in inventory.


Other information

Skills:

  • Combat skills: Unskilled (all combat skills)
  • Non-combat skills: Unskilled (all non-combat skills)


Overview

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Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.

Primates are a category of quadrupedal creatures capable of standing upright on their hind legs. They are considered to be the closest genetic ancestors of humans. All primates may be colloquially referred to as "monkeys", however this is a colloquial term and is not considered a correct term.

The gigantopithecus (full scientific designation: gorilla gigantopithecus), or simply giganto as it is colloquially referred to, is the largest of the primates in the Mazes, and one of the tallest and biggest creatures in the world, averaging at 7 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 700 to 800 pounds.

Being even taller than the sasquatch, the giganto consequently has an even larger brain, which has translated into greater ability to understand complex concepts. While not sapient, biologists believe that gigantos may be at the edge of sapience, and may well be the link between non-sapient primates and humanity in general.

Gigantos are not just enormously tall and strong, they have enough intelligence and dexterity to understand the use and maintenance of weapons. Gigantos have been spotted carrying stolen load-bearing equipment and firearms and some have even been observed firing and reloading them, suggesting that they could be a species of feral animal-people. However, biologists heavily disagree on whether to consider them as such, as they are so closely genetically related to humans that if they were capable of speaking languages, they would likely be considered an offshoot species of humanity outright.

The gigantopithecus is, whether by choice or by necessity, a solitary creature that has few opportunities to reproduce and fewer opportunities to find a peaceful existence. It is universally feared by all creatures smaller than itself, and demonized by sapients as a dangerous creature, despite there being no evidence of them having the outward violence of a bloodape and being merely territorial and concerned for self-preservation.

However, as intelligent and reserved as it may be, assuming that the gigantopithecus is a friendly creature and running up to them with friendly intentions is a very dangerous, near-suicidal prospect. If you have to face a giganto in a fight, make sure to check whether it is armed or not, as it will not hesitate to fight back using weapons. The same standard strategy as with other primates still applies: powerful weapons, expanding ammunition is preferred.