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"What the hell is that?!"
Clayton
"Oh that? Just an old friend of ours!"
Fahz, during the Battle of Old Ephyra

The Kraken was a massive burrowing creature that came under the control of the Swarm in 42 A.E. Like the Riftworm, the Kraken was a naturally-occurring mega-creature that had evolved in the depths of Sera. In the post-Locust War era, legends of the Kraken's existence in Vasgar had attracted interest among Coalition of Ordered Governments scholars, such as Lenard Shiff. During the Battle of Old Ephyra, it was slain by JACK using the Hammer of Dawn at the cost of his own life.

HistoryEdit

Appearance at OZP-11Edit

Kraken

The Kraken's maw

As the UIR had several Hammer of Dawn satellites prepared prior to the end of the war, Delta Squad was assigned to find the rocket containing the satellites and the firing beacons needed to home in on them. With the rocket prepared and beacons obtained, they fired the rocket and made their leave as it was launching off. The Kraken then emerged, attempting to crush the group and stop the rocket from being fired. Delta Squad managed to escape the platform by shooting the spiracles on its tentacles, which caused it to loosen its grip on the platform, though several Swarm Leeches were released as a result.

The Kraken's mass brought the platform down, and it attempted to ram its way in. Delta Squad managed to hold off its assault by shooting its tongues, and it feigned a retreat, only to attempt to ram its way in again. After being repulsed a second time, it rammed again, though one of its tentacles caused a hatch to fly loose. The rocket then ignited for takeoff, burning the Kraken and allowing Delta Squad to escape.

DemiseEdit

The flames did nothing to affect the Kraken, and the Swarm used it to spearhead their assault on Old Ephyra. It appeared to have killed Augustus Cole after severing his construction mech in half, although Cole managed to survive. All conventional COG weapons could not damage the beast, and it consumed several Onyx Guards with its tentacles as it neared the wall. Kait managed to slightly wound it by firing a charged railgun, ripping off one part of its beak. The Kraken then attempted to suck everything in, but this attempt was repulsed when its tonsils were damaged. Kait then attempted to have Baird use the Hammer of Dawn to level it, but he refused to do so as without beacons he would kill them and level half the city.

JACK, knowing that there was no other way to stop the massive beast, overrode Baird's firing controls and turned himself into a targeting beacon. Flying into the Kraken's maw, JACK fired the Hammer of Dawn with himself as the target, destroying the Kraken who suffered a direct hit from the weapon.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Enemy Types
Locust Horde
Queen · Sire
Berserker (Matriarch) · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cleaver Theron, Cyclops, Flame Drone, Flame Grenadier, Grappler, Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Gunner, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Miner, Palace Guard, Savage Drone, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Savage Theron, Sniper, Spotter, Theron Elite, Theron Guard, Theron Sentinel) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus) · Rager
Hollow Creatures
Bloodmount · Brumak · Corpser (Shibboleth) · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Kraken · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · Nemacyst (Ink Grenade) · Nemacyte · Reaver (Assault Barque · Hydra) · Riftworm · Rockworm · Seeder · Serapede · Siegebeast · Tempest (Shrieker) · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch
Lambent
Imulsion
Former · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Drone (Lambent Drudge) · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Wretch
Swarm
Queen
Canker · Carrier · DeeBees (Bastion · Reject · Stump) · Drone (Elite Drone · Grenadier · Elite Grenadier · Hunter · Elite Hunter · Imago · Sniper · Elite Sniper) · Flock (Leech) · Hive Beast · Juvie (Screamer · Popper) · Kraken · Locust Drone · Matriarch · Pouncer · Scion (Speaker · Warden) · Sire · Snatcher · Swarmak
DeeBees
DR-1 · Shepherd (Deadeye) · Tracker (Shock Tracker) · Watcher (Guardian · Sentinel)
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