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Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 184
Krakens are huge, squid-like aquatic creatures.
A typical kraken's body can be up to 100 ft in length and weighs 4,000 pounds. In appearance, the body of a kraken resembles that of a giant squid, with a ring of tentacles surrounding a mouth connected to a central body. Two of its tentacles are longer than the rest and bear deadly hooked barbs. A kraken has very large eyes and fins that jut from the upper part of its body.
Krakens have been known to attack boats and even some of the world's largest ships. Despite their simplistic appearance, they actually possess advanced intellects and even speak Aquan, or a language of their own, similar to that of a whale.
In Rova 4700 AR, the eyeless bodies of thirteen krakens washed up on the Isle of Kortos. There have been reports that a mighty kraken sometimes hunts near the whirlpool of Devil's Drain between Dragon's Rib of the Ironbound Islands and the Linnorm Kingdom of Southmoor.
The Tian Xian nation of Wanshou came under the control of the kraken Zhanagorr when he quelled a devastating typhoon that hit its shores shortly after the fall of Lung Wa, naming rulership of Wanshou and its people as his price for doing so.
- Paizo. (August 13, 2009). Kraken, Pathfinder Reference Document.
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- Matthew Goodall, Jonathan Keith, Colin McComb, and Rob McCreary. (2011). Lands of the Linnorm Kings, p. 23. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-365-1
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