A Basilisk is an aquatic-reptile Under Fae.
A Basilisk is extremely rare. A chemical lab got their hands on a dying Basilisk. They decided to put it to use, keeping it on life support and harnessing its poisonous skin to create a deadly toxin. A man at some unknown time became infected with the toxin and died. A part of his cadaver was delivered to an Aswang who was then infected with the toxin. When Lauren and Bo go to analyze her condition, Kenzi accompanies them.
While they're occupied, she eats the soup the Aswang had made with the infected foot and also becomes infected. The infection is shown to make the victims' vision hazy and makes them delusional as well as causing internal bleeding.
Lauren and Bo go to the chemical lab to find the root of the toxin, and they eventually come across the dying Basilisk. Together, they manage to get a skin sample from the beast which Lauren can use to cure Kenzi, as the Aswang died. Lauren states that if they cannot bring the Basilisk with them, they must kill it as it is of no use to the laboratory if dead. Lauren takes it off life support and it slowly dies, then they both leave the lab.
In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance. The basilisk is called "king" because it is reputed to have on its head a mitre- or crown-shaped crest. Some have speculated that reports of cobras may have given birth to the stories of the basilisk. Cobras can maintain an upright posture, and ... The king cobra or hamadryad has a crown-like symbol on its head. The basilisk appears in the English Revised Version of the Bible in Isaiah 14:29 in the prophet's exhortation to the Philistines. In William Shakespeare's Richard III, the recently widowed Anne Neville, on hearing seductive compliments on her eyes from her husband's murderer, retorts that she wishes they were those of a basilisk, that she might kill him.
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