A-mi’-kuk is a sea-monster from the folklore of the Arctic Circle, the creature fits many of the classical traits of sea-monsters - being a man-eater and wrecker of ships, while relatively small by the standards of sea-beasts it was no less deadly, especially as it was well adapted for its prey and was greatly feared as a result.

Biography

Kayakers in the cold seas of the Arctic Circle were saiid to be A-mi’-kuk’s favorite prey and it would use its prehensile tentacles to wrap around both kayaker and boat, dragging them to a watery grave.

The a-mi’-kuk is large, leathery-skinned, and slimy. Its four long tentacular arms are used for seizing prey and swimming rapidly through the water. There is no escaping it, it will follow prey taking refuge on ice by swimming below it and bursting out onto the surface. Making for land is equally futile, as the A-mi’-kuk can swim through the earth with as much ease as it does through water.

Abilities

A-mi'-kuk is a supernatural creature who is strong enough to latch onto small boats and people alike, dragging them underwater with its prehensile tentacles - it can pursue prey without limits and is said to be able to both swim in water and in the earth itself, making it impossible to escape once caught in the monster's line of sight.

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Trivia

  • It is believed that the legend of this monster was inspired by encounters with octopus or squid.
  • Due to its squid-like appearance and mannerism this creature can be considered a variant of the Kraken, though it is much smaller in scale.

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