Scott McGougan you wanted to know about Basilisks right.
You carefully open the heavy stone doors. The first thing you see are a pair of statues of dwarf brothers wielding a long and heavy spear together. As your eyes adjust to the weird light in the room you see more of those livelike statues. You seem to finally have found it’s hiding place. What did you bring with you to help slay that foul creature?
(i am making multiple moves here. change the environment and point to a looming threat. Then i am also asking a question and will build on the answer. Just to give you a cool thing you can use against a basilisk. Only a fool would go without proper equipment right?)