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Small monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 13 (3d6 + 3)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft.

12 (+1) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 11 (+0)

Skills Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Common
Challenge ½ (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Pack Tactics. The gribbon has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the gribbon’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.


  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Dart. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 26/60 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.


This wicked little creature looks like an oversized monkey with leathery bat wings. It clutches a needlelike dagger in its claws.

Gribbons, at first glance, resemble large monkeys with bat wings. Closer examination, however, reveals facial features of a more human than simian nature. Their bodies are covered with a coarse, brown fur, and their hands end in powerful and sharp claws. These creatures are fiercely territorial and prefer to swoop down from the treetops and assault trespassers without warning. Though they greatly prefer forests, gribbons have been known to reside in caves and caverns, especially those higher up with outcroppings where they can perch and survey their territory.

Gribbons are equally as likely to attack their opponents with weapons (preferring daggers and darts, though sometimes employing shortswords) as they are with their claws. Their favorite tactic is to grab an opponent, fly above the ground and drop it.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb