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Grippli

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Grippli
A grippli archer.
(Creature)
Type Humanoid
(grippli)
CR 1/2
Environment Warm forests or marshes
Alignment
Adjective Grippli
Images of gripplis

Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 149

Gripplis are humanoids that are clearly related to tropical tree frogs.[1]

Appearance

Gripplis appear as small, humanoid tree frogs with slight but very agile frames. They stand just over two feet in height, but possess remarkable agility and the ability to climb rapidly. Gripplis are normally brightly coloured like the tropical tree frog they resemble, though their bright colour fades as they age. They typically weigh just over thirty pounds.[1]

Ecology

Gripplis reproduce via egg laying and after hatching it takes less than a year for the juvenile grippli to mature to adult size. Unless they meet a violent end, which considering the dangerous environments they inhabit is very possible, gripplis can live to 60 years old. They typically hunt and eat giant insects as well as mundane fruit.[1]

Habitat and society

Gripplis are common in Garund, especially in the Mwangi Expanse and the Sodden Lands.[2] With the rise of the Angazhan-worshipping charau-ka across the Expanse, most of the grippli tribes have migrated westward towards the Sodden Lands with many now dwelling in the Kaava Lands.[3] Gripplis can also be found in Tian Xia in the Valashmai Jungle.[4] It is from the ruins that dot these deadly jungles that researchers have gleaned accounts of the grippli race's origin, supposedly they were imported from across the stars to Golarion.[3] Gripplis are not commonly found in Avistan.[2] They normally form primitive societies deep within tropical jungles or marshland. Despite their reclusive nature they will normally trade with neighbouring societies for metals and gemstones that they cannot obtain themselves.[1]

While some might speak Common, among their own kind they speak their own language called Grippli.

References

An article about gripplis appears on pages 8–11 of Blood of the Beast.