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A dracolisk was a crossbreed between a dragon and a basilisk.[1][3][4]

Description[]

Dracolisks were extremely rare. They resembled a mixture of (black) dragons and basilisks, especially in regards to how they attacked foes.[1][3] Dracolisks were dark brown, six-legged creatures.[3][4]

Generally, these crossbreeds were not as smart as their draconic counterparts, but were more intelligent than greater basilisks. They were able to fly as fast as they could run.[1][3][4]

Combat[]

These dragon-basilisks were very stealthy, and could lie in wait for the right time to initiate combat.[1][4]

Dracolisks made very tough foes. They made use of both the breath weapon of a dragon and the petrifying gaze of a basilisk. Dracolisks could also lash out with their strong arms, claws,[1][3] and ferocious teeth. Their acidic breath had a range of 30 ft (9.1 m) and they could gaze at their foes from up to 20 ft (6.1 m) away.[3]

History[]

It was written in ancient texts that dracolisks were a distinct species and potentially more common at such a time.[1]

Though very rare, a fiendish male dracolisk (half–black dragon/half–basilisk) stalked the Underdark of Toril circa the 14th century DR. The powerful and bad-tempered being survived alone in the Underdark for decades, and preyed on rothé and drow. It also had the ability to smite good-aligned creatures, and was immune to acid, being put to sleep, or being paralyzed.[1]

A few taverns and inns around Faerûn were named after the deadly dragon-like creatures, such as the Dracolisk's Head in Calaunt, and the Dancing Dracolisk in Arabel, Cormyr.[5][6]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
Dark and Hidden Ways
Video games
Pools of Darkness

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 James Wyatt (2002-09-07). Underdark Campaigns (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2017-10-28. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 23–24, 70–72, 146–147. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  5. Eric Haddock (1994). Cormyr. (TSR, Inc), pp. 32–33. ISBN 1-56076-818-5.
  6. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
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