Ice krakens remain to themselves, even as hatchlings. No other young companions will play with them, so they play only amongst their own kind, watched over by their parents. Their magi must enter the water in order to enjoy their company, as ice kraken hatchlings are very shy. When they first hatch, these companions are very little, able to fit in a man's hand. With proper nourishment, though, they grow quickly, faster than octopi hatchlings but slower than the krakens. During this time it is important that their human companion bond with them, lest they become too wild and leave for larger waters, never to return.
The cold waters of the north are cruel, and the creatures that dwell within them are even crueler. Therefore it is incredibly curious that a creature such as this should exist, proof of kindness between foes. Ice krakens are the product of an union between a kraken and an ice octopus, and as such are not a common sight. The parents of this creature have historically been enemies, fighting and killing one another for untold millennia. Even so, here this companion is, in clear defiance of past and present hostilities. Ice krakens are neither octopi or kraken, but a strange mixture of the two. They can withstand the cold of the north, as well as some warmer climates. Instead of a kraken's four limbs, or an octopuses eight, ice krakens have six strong tentacles. They have a lovely crest along the top of their heads as well, which is an almost translucent grey blue. Some of the more passionate water magi students have taken to copying this crest with their hair. Ice krakens are considered to be very beautiful creatures. Their coloring is a melding of their parents'. Their bodies are a light color, while their markings are the same blue grey as their crests. These pale colors are to the ice kraken's advantage; in the snowy lands to the north, these creatures are all but impossible to see.