Species: Dark Basilisk
Birthday: Sunday, August 9, 2009
Basilisk adults are capable of traveling at great speed, but it's no odd sight to see one wrapped lovingly around its magi's shoulders. Wings once used for flight still decorate their backs, though these large serpents do not have the gift of flight. If necessary, a basilisk will even submit to curling into a small ball for journeys, sleeping away hours of journeying. A common sight on The Keep's walls are a group of light basilisks happily sunning themselves, eyes closed in contentment. When not in the company of magis, basilisks enjoy socializing with other creatures or retreating to their stony cave, a place where they can use their sight with no concern.
Commonly known to turn any mortal who looks them in the eyes into stone, basilisks usually hide deep in caves. When raised around humans, they willingly allow their eyes to be covered, but as they grow older learn to keep their eyes closed around magis. Their high sense of smell and hearing allow them to navigate without sight perfectly, fully aware of their surroundings. To creatures basilisks are harmless, their gaze holding no extraordinary powers. Basilisks use surprise when attacking enemy magis, and are usually peaceful. The species consists of dark basilisks, nocturnal, with black and green scales that glitter metallically. Light basilisks are albinos of their species, with crimson eyes and shimmering pale scales.