King Ape R.C.C.
Okay, I admit I was in a silly mood when I wrote this, but
how often can you play a character who is related to the ''Eighth Wonder Of
The World''. That's right, the king of movie monsters had relatives, and
they are thriving on Rifts Earth, and the Nightlands.
These giant ape like creatures are believed to be survivors
from pre-Rifts times. Considered very rare to the point of being mythical
by pre-Rifts texts, except for a few documentaries about the rare captured
King Ape. Usually such apes either were killed or escaped. King Apes are
believed to be a very distant cousin to man, being descended from the first
erect hominids, but branching off from man's ancestors long ago. Other
radical historians suggest that the King Apes are from another dimension,
not native to this earth at all. They have gone so far as to suggest that
the pre-Rifts documentaries about the discovery of King Apes were hoaxes or
King Apes are found in remote areas all around the world, in all
environments. From mountain lairs in Asia and Europe, to jungles in
South America, and Africa, to the isolated forests of North America. Their
powerful swimming abilities may also allow
for them to travel from one land mass to another.
Kings Apes are some of the strongest creatures in the megaverse, and continue
to grow larger and stronger as they age. Luckily older King Apes often
become hermits, retiring to remote places, wanting little to do with other
King Apes rarely associate with their own kind except their mates, and they
usually mate for life. Young are chased off by the parents at around 9 or
10 years of age. Young usually wonder for years, settling down later in
Although most King Apes are solitary creatures, young apes are curious about
civilization, and often become attached to a person or group of people who
are nice to it.
Nightbane notes: On Nightbane Earth the King Ape
is very rare, but a good number of these creatures have taken up residence
in the Nightlands. Ancient King Apes live deep in the wastes, where few
creatures can stand up to their physical power, while young ones
are often the prey of powerful supernatural hunters, who do not want to
compete with them when the get older.
Created by Mathew R. Ignash, March,
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