Basilisk Rider

Scaly, ugly, and generally unpleasant to look upon, Basilisks are great lizards found in desolate areas. Basilisks came to be after the battles of the Mythic Age, when the blood of wounded Dragons ran across the face of Ashan, turning primitive animals into magical beasts. The most dangerous weapon of the Basilisk is its ability to temporarily petrify its opponent with its gaze.

Kaspar's Comment

“For some mysterious reason, Goblins have a way with animals and wild beasts, and have been able to tame, or at least befriend, these gruesome reptiles.”


Petrification

On a critical attack, the target of the Basilisk Rider has to face the gaze of the creature, and gets petrified for a moment, at least.

Basilisk Lancer

Goblins are "failures" in the Orc experiment and born from the blood of lesser demons. They have multiplied like rodents, despite the Wizards’ best efforts to destroy them. Goblins are devious and cowardly… but even they can muster some courage once mounted on creatures such as Basilisks, especially when they can use their long spears to keep enemies at bay.

Kaspar's Comment

“In the wild, the Basilisks’ drive to copulate and reproduce seldom occurs more than six or eight times in their lives, which has been known to reach 200 years. Therefore, the Desert Orcs try to keep their Basilisks alive when possible. The Goblin riders, on the other hand, are… expendable.”


Petrification

On a critical attack, the target of the Basilisk Rider has to face the gaze of the creature, and gets petrified for a moment, at least.

Long Range

Thanks to the length of the spear carried by the Basilisk's Lancer, medium sized creatures cannot retaliate the creature's attack.