D&D 5E in Ancient Greece: Aeetes’ Bulls

Check out the first post in this blog series for classes, bloodlines, and the bulk of this conversion!

It would be ridiculous to try and out-do what Sean has already brilliantly done for D&D 3.5 in The New Argonauts so at the start of every one of these posts I’m going to 1) thank him for making that supplement (thank you Sean!) and 2) tell you to go download it (it’s free–give it 5 stars because damn). This blog series is not intended to be a reproduction of that product, only a conversion update. Go get it.

Aeetes’ Bulls (aka Khalkotauroi or Bulls of Colchis)

Large construct, unaligned
Armor Class 13 (natural)
Hit Points 85 (10d10+30)
Speed 40 ft.

20 (+5) 10 (+0) 17 (+3) 2 (-4) 11 (+0) 4 (-3)

Saving Throws Dex +2, Wis +2
Skills Perception +2
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned
Senses passive Perception 17
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Keen Hearing and Smell. Aeetes’ Bulls have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.

Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (2d12+5) piercing damage.
Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). Aeetes’ Bulls exhale fire in an 10-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 17 (5d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

The bulls normally charge and gore on the first round of combat, then breathe fire, then gore until they can breath fire again.

This magically animated quartet of bronze fire-breathing bulls was a gift from Hephaestus to king Aeetes of Colchis. Jason of the Argonauts tied them to a yoke and plowed a field with dragon’s teeth to win the Golden Fleece from Aeetes.
An Intelligence (History) check reveals the following information: 8—One of the gods gave four bronze bulls to a mortal king. 12—The bulls breathe fire hot enough to kill a man. 16—Jason yoked them to a plow and sowed a field with dragon’s teeth to win the Golden Fleece.


Tune in next week for Aeetes’ Dragon
and thanks for stopping by. 😀



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