CR 8

Medium Magical Beast (Extraplanar)

Hit Dice: 15d10+15 (hp 102)

Init: +6

Speed: 20 ft, fly 60 ft (poor)

AC: 12, touch 12, flat-footed 10

Bab/Grp: +15/+15

Atk: Bite +17 melee (1d6 plus petrification)

SA: Petrification, Smite Good 1/day

SQ: Damage Reduction 10/ magic, Darkvision 60 ft, Low-Light Vision, Resistance to cold 10 and fire 10, SR 20

AL: Neutral Evil

Saves: Fort +10 Ref +11 Will +6

Abilities: Str 10 Dex 15 Con 13 Int 3 Wis 13 Cha 9

Skills: Listen +12, Spot +12

Feats: Ability Focus (petrification), Alertness, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse

Combat Abilities

Petrification: Foes hit by the cockatrices bite must succeed a DC 20 Fortitude save or be turned to stone

Smite Good: Once per day the cockatrice may smite a good foe for an extra 15 damage

Description: This creature is about the size of a full grown dog. It has a chicken's head and body, but it's wings are bat-like, and a long lizard's tail stretches behind it. Small patches of scales grow on it's body, and an odor of brimstone fills the air around it. It's crimson eyes glow with a hellish light, and it seems to regard you in the same way a cat does a mouse.

             Gades Argos, veteran knight