An Essay on the credibility of the Kraken. The cloud spreads around corners, and that area is heavily obscured to creatures other than the kraken.
It is said to be the nature of these fish that when one shall desire to eat, then it stretches up its neck with a great belching, and following this belching comes forth much food, so that all kinds of fish that are near to hand will come to present location, then will gather together, both small and large, believing they shall obtain their food and good eating; but this great fish lets its mouth stand open the while, and the gap is no less wide than that of a great sound or bight , And nor the fish avoid running together there in their great numbers.
But as soon as its stomach and mouth is full, then it locks together its jaws and has the fish all caught and enclosed, that before greedily came there looking for food. Pontoppidan also proposed that a specimen of the monster, "perhaps a young and careless one", was washed ashore and died at Alstahaug in Kraken, also called the Crab-fish, which is not that huge, for heads and tails counted, he is no larger than our Öland is wide [i.
He stays at the sea floor, constantly surrounded by innumerable small fishes, who serve as his food and are fed by him in return: Pontoppidan writes, lasts no longer than three months, and another three are then needed to digest it.
His excrements nurture in the following an army of lesser fish, and for this reason, fishermen plumb after his resting place Gradually, Kraken ascends to the surface, and when he is at ten to twelve fathoms , the boats had better move out of his vicinity, as he will shortly thereafter burst up, like a floating island, spurting water from his dreadful nostrils and making ring waves around him, which can reach many miles.
Could one doubt that this is the Leviathan of Job? The much larger second type, the colossal octopus , was reported to have attacked a sailing vessel from Saint-Malo , off the coast of Angola. Montfort later dared more sensational claims.
He proposed that ten British warships, including the captured French ship of the line Ville de Paris , which had mysteriously disappeared one night in , must have been attacked and sunk by giant octopuses.
The British, however, knew—courtesy of a survivor from Ville de Paris —that the ships had been lost in a hurricane off the coast of Newfoundland in September , resulting in a disgraceful revelation for Montfort. Since the late 18th century, kraken have been depicted in a number of ways, primarily as large octopus-like creatures , and it has often been alleged that Pontoppidan's kraken might have been based on sailors' observations of the giant squid.
The kraken is also depicted to have spikes on its suckers. In the earliest descriptions, however, the creatures were more crab -like  than octopus -like, and generally possessed traits that are associated with large whales rather than with giant squid.
Some traits of kraken resemble undersea volcanic activity occurring in the Iceland region, including bubbles of water; sudden, dangerous currents; and appearance of new islets. In Alfred Tennyson published the irregular sonnet The Kraken ,  which described a massive creature that dwells at the bottom of the sea:. Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: There hath he lain for ages, and will lie Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep, Until the latter fire shall heat the deep; Then once by man and angels to be seen, In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
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Stefan Kudoke calls his masterful Kraken timepiece the KudOktopus, which I guess is acceptably clever. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained. The kraken has ten tentacles, each of which can grapple one target.
One Large or smaller object held or creature grappled by the kraken is thrown up to 60 feet in a random direction and knocked prone. If a thrown target strikes a solid surface, the target takes 3 1d6 bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 18 Dexterity saving throw or take the same damage and be knocked prone.
The kraken magically creates three bolts of lightning, each of which can strike a target the kraken can see within feet of it. A target must make a DC 23 Dexterity saving throw, taking 22 4d10 lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The kraken can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The kraken regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.
Tentacle Attack or Fling.