Age of Despair
The Red Dragon Highlord and cleric of Takhisis
Verminaard is a dark cleric of Takhisis, imposing in his black and red dragonarmor and horned helmet. He rides a huge red dragon, and when on the ground is usually accompanied by elite baaz bodyguards. In battle, he wields a huge two-handed mace made of some exotic black metal.
Verminaard, LE human cleric 10
AC 15 (highlord dragonarmor, 17 shield of faith)
HP 66 (10d8 3), detect evil and good, shield of faith
Resistant: fire, cold (dragonarmor)
Nightbringer (3; shield of faith +2 AC; freedom of movement; open w/ bane; first thee rounds have an extra attack; first attack is +10
Baaz heavy infantry, lawful evil draconian, 5HD
AC 18 (half plate, shield, natural)
HP 30 (4d8 +8)
Move 20’, 30’ on all fours with wings; disadvantage to maneuver in flight
Str +2, Dex +1, Con +2, Int -1, Wis +1, Cha +0
Advantage on saving throws against magic; resistant to fire
Inspired by dragons: d4 when in the presence of dragons, similar to bard ability
Claw/claw +5 1d4 +2 (4) and AC 14 without shield, OR
Sword +5 1d8 +2 (6) with shield
On death, they turn to stone, and if killed by a piercing or slashing weapon, the wielder must pass a DC 13 Dexterity save or have their weapon stuck for the 1d4 rounds it takes for the baaz body to crumble.
Challenge rating 1
Verminaard, Dragonlord of the Red Wing.
C8; AL LE; S14, 112, W16, D10, C15,
Chl8; MV 12"; hp 50; AC 1. Spells:
1st Level: curse, cure light wounds (x2),
detect good, cause fear
2nd Level: hold person, chant, augury,
snake charm, spiritual hammer
3rd Level: animate dead, cause disease,
4th Level: cause serious wounds, cure
Wears plate mail *2. Carries Nightbringer
mace *5 (see appendix 4).
Verminaard is a cleric/fighter
With nighbringer, a powerful mace that does bonus damage to good targets, and can forcibly blind on impact if it strikes successfully.
Verminaard, human cleric (Takhisis, war) 5/fighter 5
AC 16 (1, 3/day blindness DC 15 Con, evil) +8 2d6 +4
Ember, chaotic evil adult red dragon
Flamestrike, chaotic neutral ancient red dragon