4d4 Basilisk's Lair
by Creighton Broadhurst
December 18, 2019
The squat, reptilian basilisk has the terrifying ability to transform its prey into stone before shattering the statues into edible chunks to feast upon.
Use these lists, to add depth and flavour to the basilisk’s dens in your campaign.
Outside the Lair
- Tall trees have wrapped themselves around a massive statue of a towering barbarian. The thick moss and vines growing over it cannot conceal the look of surprise and confusion on the man’s face.
- Small puddles bubble with poisonous yellow froth.
- A profusion of heavy-set lizard tracks mark the floor.
- A large tree has been shattered by the rampaging basilisk’s tail leaving splintered wood littered around.
What’s Going On?
- Basking in the sun the basilisk grips onto a large boulder with its many clawed feet.
- With a rattle like a small landslide the basilisk defecates gravel-like faeces that stinks like rotten eggs.
- Sickened by the contents of its last meal’s backpack the basilisk uncontrollably retches and vomits.
- The basilisk claws lazily at the floor making a furrow for its soon to be laid eggs.
- Thick scales of green and black cover the back of this monstrously large basilisk.
- Russet brown scales cover the basilisk enabling it to blend in with the sandy ground.
- Blotches of grey and white cover the skin of this seemingly old basilisk. One of its horns is missing; only a jagged stump remains.
- Spines tipped with red pulsing blood form a ridge down this black and crimson basilisk’s back.
- The thick hide of the basilisk, once cured and prepared, makes perfect scale armour.
- Vials of the basilisk’s blood sell well to enterprising wizards looking to make potions.
- The bones of the basilisk, when powdered and added to mortar, enhances the strength of any wall.
- A reflective shield of polished silver, unfortunately covered in dried blood and gore, lies on the floor.
This article is an extract from Monstrous Lair #46: Basilisk’s Den by Steve Hood.