The Kraken

General Information;

Sea-dwelling creatures of great size, the krakens are natural enemies to the great leviathans, rivaling them in size. They are noteworthy for their great size, and their myriad tentacles. The krakens never stop growing, and the eldest of their kind have been mistaken for islands.

Statistics;

Name:: Kraken

Average Lifespan:: Immortal

Average Height:: Varies; the older the kraken, the bigger it is

Average Weight:: N/A; Depends on the individual

Location Found:: Abroad, in all the oceans across the Realms

*all statistics based on averages; extremes in any direction, or found in odd locations, are always allowed.

Notes;

Leviathans: Krakens and oceanic leviathans are natural enemies, relentlessly preying upon each other's young, and fiercely confronting each other whenever and wherever they meet. These confrontations are brutal, and often result in the death of one or both of the combatants.

Credits;

Species info credited to Fyfergrund and Blazeh/Verridith.

In-Depth Information;

Appearances;; The kraken is a massive, aquatic creature with an elongated body and a mass of tentacles which makes up a third of its length extending from around its mouth.Their bodies are typically smooth and streamlined, ending in a flattened, pointed fin. However, some have been reported to be rougher in texture. Primarily found in shades of red, brown, or grey, or some mix thereof, with enormous, dark eyes.

Tactics;; Krakens are primarily solitary creatures, concerned only with surviving and multiplying. While some of the smaller, younger ones have been spotted congregating in areas where food is abundant, the larger, older ones jealously guard their hunting territories against all interlopers, be they kraken, leviathan, or sea dragon. Unlike most other water dwellers, krakens move by passing a jet of water through their bodies,allowing them to move with great speed when necessary. Younger, more vulnerable krakens seek shelter within underwater caverns.

Abilities;; Their great size grants them great physical power, and their tentacles are capable of ensnaring anything of equal or smaller size to the kraken. Their enormous eyes give them extremely sharp eyesight in the gloomy depths, and if threatened by a foe greater then they can overcome, they can expel a could of thick, black ink as a cover while they jet away. Very few possess any great affinity for magic, and those that do are generally older, larger ones. For those that do, possessing any aptitude for magic other than water is almost unheard of.

subspecies


Lusca-
Classification: An octopus-like kraken. Location: Found in most oceans

Generally not as large as other krakens, their bodies are shorter and more rounded, although they can squeeze into much tighter spaces than their brethren, and often rely on their greater perception and cunning than brute strength.


Akkorokamui-
Classification: Kurai kraken. Location: The oceans of Kurai.

A more aggressive, rough-textured variety of kraken found solely on Kurai. Typically blood-red in color, they prey upon smaller sea creatures, and any demon or hellwolf unfortunate enough to enter their reach. They will even attack ships passing by overhead, yanking anyone or anything they can get a grip on into the water, or outright breaking the ship in half with their tentacles.