Mongbats

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Mongbats
Mongbat
Mongbat, from Memoirs of Sir Cabirus
First appearance: Ultima V
Last appearance: Serpent Isle

Mongbats are a type of monster native to numerous worlds which resemble a hybrid between a monkey and a bat. They appear in Ultima V, VI, VII and VII Part Two, as well as the Ultima Underworld series.

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Frequently attacking in small flocks, mongbats congregate in dungeons and in mountainous areas. They assail their victims bare-handed, not appearing to have any proficiency with tool use, and tend to follow an attack pattern in which they swoop down to attack a victim before circling out of reach. While a single mongbat is hardly a challenge for a well-outfitted warrior, their use sheer numbers can easily overwhelm the ill-prepared.

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Resembling a monkey as much as a bat, these winged anomalies are swift and powerful in their attacks. Though seldom encountered except in the deepest dungeons, encountering one in the dim subterranean light can unnerve even the stoutest among you.
The Mongbats rank even worse than Imps as the most pestiferous elements in our underground abode. Resembling a cross between bat and monkey, these brown avians have no honor, but instead conduct battle by swooping down to score a hit, then flying off to circle out of range of one's weapons. Even worse, the beasts are so swift and nimble that they are difficult to hit even in close combat. These evil pests are most accurate in their diving attacks, though fortunately they are too small to cause great damage with any single blow. We would exterminate these vermin if we could.
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This bizarre and frightening creature is a cross between a bat and a monkey. Its attacks are fast and powerful, but it usually only inhabits the deepest dungeons.
These airborne primates are fast and tough, with a vicious disposition. This hybrid species thrives both below ground and above, where they dwell in rocky and mountainous areas. Apparently the concept of a fair fight is foreign to them, and they prefer to bombard their enemy from above, or swoop in and score a hit, then fly off before their opponent can retaliate. Mongbats are singlehandedly responsible for the fact that the best archers in Britannia dwell near the Serpent's Spine mountains.
In appearance, a cross between a small boy and a bat, this nimble creature is capable of quick, aerial strikes. Fortunately, a mongbat's small size renders its attack little more than a painful nuisance.

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  1.  "Winged Monkeys". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2011-01-09.