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A cockatrice is intelligent, and is always neutral in alignment.
The cockatrice is based on medieval alchemical folklore, which believed they came from a snake or a toad hatching a rooster's egg. The cockatrice is sometimes called a basilisk in ancient mythos.
Dungeons & Dragons (1974–1976) Edit
Dungeons & Dragons (1977–1999) Edit
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977–1988) Edit
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989–1999) Edit
Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000–2002) edition and Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003–2007) Edit
The cockatrice appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000), and the version 3.5 Monster Manual (2003).
Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008–2014) Edit
The cockatrice appeared in the fourth edition Monster Manual 2 (2009).
Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (2014–present) Edit
A cockatrice has the head and body of a rooster, bat wings, and the long tail of a lizard.
The pyrolisk is a similar creature, though instead of petrification, it can cause other creatures to burst into flame.
- ↑ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
- ↑ Greenwood, Ed. "The Ecology of the Cockatrice." Dragon #95 (TSR, 1985)
- ↑ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
- ↑ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
- ↑ Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
- ↑ Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2014)
- ↑ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)
- Ward, Kyla. "The Petit Tarrasque and Other Monsters." Dragon #329 (Paizo Publishing, 2005).