Lo, the mighty cockatrice, proud-feathered sphere, known as much for its ill humor as its dire rotundity. The great naturalist Merlose once remarked: '...live they in the sands and other arid climes, whereabouts they moveth in a rolling fashion most peculiar. Subsist they principally on small creatures and vermin, for the incapacitation of which they disgorge a sticky saliva, thence devouring captured morsels only when appetite moves them.' Swollen sacs containing airs are found under the surface of the skin, and when inflated, these lifting the creature upon drafts unseen, whence to espy suitable prey.
A legendary cockatrice feather with a brilliant white sheen. Touching the feather, you feel a strange bond with the cockatrices...
—Feather of the Flock Key Item Description
Non-hostile cockatrice are found reared by the nomads of Giza Plains. While they don't look it, they are in fact intelligent creatures. The cockatrice tongue can only be spoken and understood with the key item Feather of the Flock. Side quest revolves around using the Feather of the Flock to communicate with them. Surprisingly, the tame cockatrices speak with a British Cockney accent. The nomad's cockatrices fled the settlement and the player must coax them to return to the nomad village.
[view·edit·purge]The Cockatrice is a creature from mythology. It is similar to the basilisk in appearance and ability, but also possesses flight. A cockatrice is born from an egg hatched by a rooster and incubated by a toad, and its gaze causes instant petrification.