Zakharan kraken were hateful and evil denizens of the deep. They generally led solitary lives hatching plans of domination and the destruction of good creatures. They saw everything smaller than themselves as potential food or slaves.
Zakharan kraken usually tried to constrict prey with eight of their tentacles, two of them barbed, and bite with their beak.[note 2] Their head was strongly armored. If a fight ran badly, the kraken could eject a cloud of poisonous ink and retreat by jetting backwards fast.
Some Zakharan kraken enslaved tribes of evil sea creatures like ixitxachitl or sahuagin, or groups of humans to do their bidding and extend their reach towards the surface. They hated and despised the aboleth.
In ages past, Zakharan kraken lived much closer to the shores. They interacted with humans who worshiped them. Some unknown event or conflict of great magnitude drove the kraken deep into the oceans. They became very few in number, but grew in size and power.
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Notable Zakharan KrakenEdit
- ↑ The Zakharan kraken was part of the Dark Arabia variant for the Al-Qadim setting developed in Dragon magazine 198.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The artist's impression gives the Zakharan kraken a toothed maw and arms with webbed and clawed hands, while the text speaks of a beak and tentacles only.