Frozen Male Hatchling
Species: Dark Basilisk
Birthday: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
As hatchlings, baby basilisks are kept blindfolded to avoid injuring magis. As they age, their other senses are extremely honed, making the need for sight nonexistent. When playing with other creatures, though, they are harmless and have no need to avoid eye contact. Out of their backs grow wings, though you've never seen them in use. Like any reptilian, they love basking on rocks in the sun, and exploring through long grasses in search of insects.
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.