Cockatrice in the Mortal Realms

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Cockatrices are Monsters of Chaos whose petrifying gaze can turn a man to a cursed statue. Unlike most other beasts of Chaos they are extremely reclusive and only emerge from their solitary hollows when they desire for fresh meat. They take wing following beastherds into the lands of civilized races and stalk the outskirts of battles waiting for an opportunity to strike. When the time comes it lunges towards prey, its eyes glowing with warping energy. Those who returns its stare are petrified while those who avert their gaze are savagely attacked with sword-like talons, their screams and the monster's screeching resonating in the minds of petrified victims. After the battle ends the Cockatrice turns its attentions to the petrified prey, picking apart the powerless victims with its beak. [1][2]

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