Name: Kraken

Description: A very large octopus with an attitude.

Henchcreatures: None.

Getting close when: You enter a room in the ship where there is only oneshark and two barracuda.

Strategy: All right, the first of the Sea Monsters and your first real challenge. Kraken will try to attack you with his tentacles. Whenever he raises a tentacle, blast away at it nonstop. As you fire, follow the tentacle out to the end, so that eventually you should be blasting the end of it (which is his Sunburst Area) before he retracts it.

He then will try another tentacle. Repeat the process until you've blasted away about half his health. Once you've done this, Kraken will ensnare you in one of his tentacles. Now it's time for the Sweet Spot.

The Sweet Spot here is his eye. This is relatively easy to hit, and you'll know you've done it when his eye gives off a golden flash. If you dont hit the eye within a certain amount of time, you'll suffer a point of damage,but hitting the eye resets the timer. If you hit the eye three times, you've beaten the Baroque Sea.

Mythological Background

Name: Kraken

Taken from: Norse

The Kraken was an enormous giant octopus or squid, often seen off the coasts of Norway. In 1752, Bishop Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan described the Kraken in his book "The Natural History of Norway" as a mile and a half across, with arms so huge "if they were to lay hold of the largest man-of-war, they would pull it down to the bottom." The Kraken may in fact NOT be a myth, but be an exaggeration of the giant squid, colossal octopus, or the most mysterious of all, the colossal squid, which is believed to reach lengths of up to 40 feet long.
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