Themberchaud as depicted in Out of the Abyss, p. 53

This article was originally published in October of 2023 and is being republished with additional content.

Themberchaud, the husky red dragon from Honor among thieves is well established in D&D lore. He appears in the 5e adventure Out of the Abyss. You can find a stat block for him there, but it is just a reprint of the adult red dragon stat block from the Monster Manual.

If you want something that will play a little more like the character we meet in the movie, I’ve got the stat block below for you. Themberchaud is a red dragon that has grown accustomed to a sendentary lifestyle. He has gained weight and lost the ability to fly. Although the movie depicts him with almost no ability to fly, I’ve still given him the ability to fly ten feet per turn.

AI-generated token art for Themberchaud.

Themberchaud Token

The other change I’ve made is giving him the ability to create clouds of flammable gas. This ability increase the amount of damage he can deal with his breath weapon. He’ll need it to offset the fact that he can’t fly. A flightless dragon against an appropriately prepared party in D&D is a dead dragon. Themberchaud needs to pack a little more punch, or he’s a joke instead of a threat.

You can download the Foundry Virtual Tabletop export here:

As usually, I’ll be deploying Themberchaud in the DungeonSports Coliseum for playtesting, and I’ll be back with updates as needed. In the meantime, you can check out the other stat blocks I’ve created.


Ian · December 6, 2023 at 9:41 am

Not bad. I am curious. Why not give him powerful build to represent the Dragons bulky physique, reduce his movement by 10, and give him an ability like, “limited flight (4-6): Dragon gains flight 40 ft. 3 rounds. The dragon must end its turn on the ground. ” or something to that effect. I would also give him DR 3/- to represent his bulk as well. Probably change his breath weapon to (5-6) to represent his difficulty with igniting it, but, giving him an aura where any flame based attack, spell, or ability actually has double the range, Damage, and all DCs are +2.

You could also give him a roll-over attack where the dragon rolls up to 1/2 its movement speed in a straight line, dealing 6d10+Str Mod to all creatures in a line (equal to the Dragons size). Reflex save for half. Just some thoughts.

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