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Cockatrice

Small monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 27 (6d6 + 6)
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
6 (-2) 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 2 (-4) 13 (+1) 5 (-3)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Actions

  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw against being magically petrified. On a failed save, the creature begins to turn to stone and is restrained. It must repeat the saving throw at the end of its next turn. On a success, the effect ends. On a failure, the creature is petrified for 24 hours.

About

This hideous avian creature has the body of an emaciated rooster, the wings of a bat, and a long, scaly tail.

Not only does the cockatrice possess a foul, aggressive behavior, it also has a sharp, petrifying beak. While not especially dangerous, it is exceptionally resilient, remarkably persistent, and it can fairly easily catch up with a humanoid through flight. Whoever is unlucky enough to disturb it but unable to slay it should prepare for a humiliating, though not permanent, petrification.

Scholars believe the cockatrice originates from the same world as the basilisk, since both creatures can turn flesh to stone. However, they differ in their preferred homes, with the cockatrice favoring the temperate undergrowth, where it primarily feeds on insects and worms. The surroundings of the Free City are known to be infested with cockatrice nests, and it even happens that some specimens venture close to the walls, or go as far as to sneak into the town, taking advantage of the chaos of market days or massive arrivals.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Creatures Rulebook for the Fateforge Role-Playing Game Copyright © 2021 Studio Agate.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
The Creatures Rulebook for the Fateforge Role-Playing Game Copyright © 2021 Studio Agate.