15QQ THE SECRET OF GRONDAK. Grondak the Gorilla rests here in luxury, swinging in a hammock.
Grondak the Gorilla (AC 6; MV 12”; HD 4+1; hp 27; #AT 2 hands and 1 bite; D 1-3/1-3/1-6; SA Rending (1-6); XP 265)
Grondak is Gertrude's little brother. He cannot speak but can understand the common language. He has the key to the hidden panel on the statue in Room 15PP and he regularly empties it of any offerings made to Gorbog the Mighty.
Grondak has collected a small treasure pile over the past months. There are four sacks of gold crescents holding 59, 74, 127, and 312 coins respectively. There is a silver urn worth 250 gold crescents and a ruby ring (value 500 gold crescents) with a hidden catch holding a tiny white pill that, if swallowed, will heal all hit points, diseases, insanities, curses, and similar maladies. Treat finding the hidden catch as finding a secret door for probabilities.
He has also collected a fair amount of food, which he has eaten already. Grondak has no need for his treasure and will be willing to trade it if he can be given bananas. He is willing to trade one sack, urn, or ring for each banana with which he is supplied.