Snowy cockatrice

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Snowy cockatrice
Level 6
Family Cockatrice family creatures
Body Type Hybrid
Area(s) Found Snowflake Vale
BCS Yes
HP 69
Speed
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Charge 109 AS
Claw 99 AS
Pincer 99 AS
Special Offensive Abilities
Stare Gives a 6 second RT
Defense Attributes
Armor
 ? ASG
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 38
Ranged
Bolt
Unarmed Defense Factor
UDF 49 - 63
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 18
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 18
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual 18
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental 18
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin snowy cockatrice tailfeather
Other

A smaller relative of the basilisk, the cockatrice has a serpentine body, with feathered head, wings, and legs. Having the cold, freezing gaze of its larger cousin, the cockatrice should not be treated lightly. A sharp beak and raking claws complete this small but deadly package of evil.

Hunting strategies

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Other information

The snowy cockatrice has the ability to look at you during combat, which causes you to spin away from the melee and suffer a six second RT.

A snowy cockatrice turns its gaze in your direction and you begin to feel strange.  Quickly you spin away from the melee!

Like its cousins the cockatrice and the plumed cockatrice, the snowy cockatrice has a staring attack which may immobilize, calm, or depress an opponent. Remaining in offensive stance may mitigate the effects of the attack.

You struggle to resist the cockatrice's mental attack, but to no avail!  Your resistance is replaced with submission as your arms drop to your sides and you kneel before the snowy cockatrice!
Roundtime: 10 sec.
CKR>
Feelings of insecurity flood your mind, and you feel yourself slowing down in a depressed state.
Roundtime: 5 sec.

You no longer feel the dulling effect of depression.
A snowy cockatrice focuses its eyes on you!

A wash of dread and hopelessness floods your senses as you realize that you have no chance to survive against such an awesome foe!  The overwhelming despair and knowledge of your imminent death are too much to handle, and you find yourself mentally retreating from reality.  Everything surrounding you fades to black.

The last attack is particularly nasty as you fall flat on your face in full offensive--and you are then stuck in extended round time (generally 10 seconds) before you can change stances or can stand up once more.

References

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