Kracken

Sometimes simply referred to as sea monsters, these many-armed, massive creatures have been known to sink ships and eat sailors. They are very rare, as merpeople consider them enemies and often hunt young Kracken and destroy eggs before they hatch. These eggs are usually laid in rocky crevices, sometimes in areas too deep even for merpeople to swim to. Once they reach a certain size, it is too dangerous for the merpeople to hunt them, and leave them alone to kill each other or to be killed by sailors. Merpeople will still follow them from a safe distance if they believe a Kraken will attack a ship, so they can save as many sailors as possible. Kraken have also been said to eat merpeople when they can, as well as other large sea animals.

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