Cockatrice
rating: 0+x

By Lord RasputinLord Rasputin

A rooster with a snake-like tail and has a deadly gaze, and is deadly at which to look.

ST: 3 HP: 3 Speed: 6.00
DX: 12 Will: 10 Move: 4
IQ: 3 Per: 10 Weight: 2 lbs.
HT: 12 FP: 12 SM: -3
Dodge: 9 Parry: n/a DR: 0

Poison (Resist HT-6): 3d toxic to anyone who comes within 20 yards of the cockatrice, and again if someone comes within 10 yards. Further, if the victim doesn't resist, he also is -4 to DX if he loses more than 1/3 of his HP, and if he fails his initial resistance roll, he must resist again each of the next three days. Critical failure means a heart attack.
Talons (12): 1d-4 impaling. Reach C. After a minute, resist HT-6 or take 1d toxic damage; if the victim loses more than 1/3 of his HP to the poison, he is at -3 to all attributes. Critical failure means a heart attack.

Traits: Acute Hearing 4; Flight (Air Speed 8; Cannot Hover; Winged); Foot Manipulators (Short; Temporary Disadvantage (Legless)); Ham-Fisted (-6); Striking ST +4 (Talons Only); Supernatural Feature (Kills mundane it touches); Wild Animal.
Class: Dire Animal.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 27 (OR 30 and PR -3).
Notes: The cockatrice can only poison an individual twice. It will only attack with its talons when facing someone who has survived his poison twice, and will All-Out Attack (Determined) when it does. From GURPS Fantasy Bestiary, p. 19.

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