An illustration for a joint project with Elfwood writer Brian Buckley; ”A Field Guide to Fantasy Creatures”. In this groundbreaking work, the creature is discribed thusly: Basilisk - The origin of the phrase "If looks could kill." The basilisk is a small lizard-like creature hatched from the egg of a serpent. It secretes a venom so toxic that not even Keith Richards can survive it, and even its gaze is instantly deadly. Consequently many modern, peace-loving basilisks are forced to wear blindfolds in order to have any interactions with normal society; even so they have difficulty securing Prom dates, and are frequently picked last when deciding sports teams.