A chatkcha (pronounced: /ˈɑːtkɑːCHAT-k-cha[4]) was a type of exotic throwing weapon invented by the thri-kreen and unique to them.[1][3][2]

The chatkcha was a kind of triangular throwing wedge with three piercing points. The thri-kreen carved it from a crystalline material. It could deal critical injuries to a target, and was effective to 20 feet (6 meters) and could be thrown up to 270 feet (82 meters).[1][2][3] A thrown wedge that missed its target could even return to the thrower.[1]

A warrior needed to be highly trained to use one, as it would cut an unprotected hand, but it was much more familiar to the thri-kreen.[1][2][3] Collectors would pay for one in good condition.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 David Cook, Steve Winter, and Jon Pickens (1989). Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (MC3). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-88038-769-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bruce R. Cordell (April 2004). Expanded Psionics Handbook. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-3301-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 16. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  4. Dungeons & Dragons FAQ (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. (2003). Retrieved on May 22, 2018.