Thieves & Kings
Giant Fire Ant (Warrior)
Medium Beast, Unaligned
Armor Class : 14 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points : 52 (7d10+14)
Speed : 40’
STR 15 (+2), DEX 13 (+1), CON 15 (+2), INT 1 (-5), WIS 9 (-1), CHR 2 (-4).
Skills : -
Senses : Blindsight 30’, Passive Perception 9.
Languages : None
Challenge : 2 (450 XP)
Strength of the Ant : Lift/Carry/Drag has a multiplier of STRx50 for a warrior ant.
Hive Mind : When within 10’ of another ant of it’s nest, or while inside the nest, a worker ant’s has an effective INT 10 (+0) due to the influence of the hive mind.
My Life as an Ant : Giant ants have a racial bonus to Wisdom (Survival) checks when tracking by scent, and a racial bonus to Strength (Athletics) checks involving climbing, gaining advantage on any such rolls.
Multiattack : The Giant warrior ant makes one bite attack and one sting attack.
Bite : Melee Weapon Attack : (+4) to hit, reach 5’, one target.
Hit : 6 (d8+2) slashing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 12). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained and the giant warrior ant can’t bite a different target.
Sting : Melee Weapon Attack : +4) to hit, reach 5’, one target.
Hit : 6 (d8+2) piercing damage, plus 22 (4d10) poison damage, or DC 12 Constitution save for half poison damage.
Giant ants are among the hardiest and most adaptable vermin. They operate on instinct, driven by simple needs such as food and reproduction, but as a group can operate efficiently to defend their own nest. Different colonies find food through various means, some herd smaller insects for honeydew, while others actively hunt smaller insects. Almost all keep fungus farms for the raising of their young and to feed the queen.
Worker ants are the younger, smaller members of a colony, about 3’-long, while older “soldier” or warrior ants are larger and hardier. It is these soldiers that are often encountered away from the colony, as the older ants risk themselves doing forage and defensive tasks, while younger workers spend their time caring for the next generations and the queen, and tending nest fungus farms. Queen ants, usually only a single one found in each nest, are a large creature, 9’-long.
Carry Prey Home : Both predators and scavengers, warrior ants work together with others in an organized fashion to bring down larger prey and carry it back to the nest. While they might ignore animals away from teh colony when foraging for food, they will quickly move to overwhelm prey when hungry or threatened.
Giant warrior ants stand nearly four (4) feet tall and can weigh 400-lbs. They communicate with each other primarily through pheromones, but also use touch and sound.