Basilisks are giant, snakelike monsters with dragon-like scales, basilisks inhabit Wyrmroost and are extremely dangerous. Mere eye contact with a basilisk means death. If one manages not to make eye contact, basilisks still produce the same irrational magical fear as dragons. Basilisks do not have any magic like dragons. Their breath is also fatal, and their skin exudes a deadly poison that is transferred through any weapon that pierces it.
- Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven #4)