|***Petrifying Gaze*** - The Basilisk must expend both a Magic Point and an Action Point on its turn to activate this Dreadful power.
This forces an opposed roll of the ***Basilisk’s Willpower against the victim’s Evade*** (to avert their eyes in time).
If the victim loses he suffers an immediate Major Wound to the Head, haemorrhaging blood from the eyes, ears, nostrils and mouth. A further standard Endurance roll is needed on the next round to avoid death.
The Petrifying Gaze is also effective against plant-life, causing all but the hardiest plants to wither and die against the monster’s glare. In addition the gaze can also petrify spirits, even on the spirit world. This occurs if they happen to be unfortunately in the vicinity of its use interpreted into the spirit world. Although the Basilisk can not see into the spirit world.
Curiously, these beasts are not immune to their own gaze; if forced to glimpse its own reflection, it must succeed in a Willpower roll or die on the spot.