Also known as the Ship-Shell Shrimp, the Lobster Mother, and the World Crab, this ancient beast appears to be part crustacean and part sailing ship. That is, it’s shell was once an ill-fated ship of massive proportions, the Ma Halo Ni.
The Ma Halo Ni was once the pride and joy of the Elves of Alaerport, it was the largest ship to ever be created and was beautiful to look upon. This ship resembled any elegant Elven piece of art, only a thousand-fold. The silver and gold masts, the adamant hull, the mithral and glass details… It was a masterpiece… It sank.
On it’s first voyage out, all the rooms rented to the highest bidders, this luxury behemoth fell into the cold black waters of the Spanner Sea. The few survivors say they hit something too large to be a living being, and yet it was. It is said that a massive crab-like face rose from the dark waters of that night and devoured the front half of the Ma Halo Ni.
This unique undersea creature is similar to a an impossibly large hermit crab. She is actually an weak ocean-goddess that believes in crustacean reign over the earth. On that doomed voyage, they happened to be serving large amounts of crab and lobster meats, not to mention this ship was just too beautiful to exist above the waves.
Now Crustacalypse lives in the Ma Halo Ni and is happy… for now. She is often overlooked as a deity, and seen simply as an abomination. She is slow moving and patient. She can wait until the time when she is big enough to take the planet as her shell and swim through the Astral Sea.
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She could simply be a dormant god living in her beautiful shell. worshiped by an advanced undersea society of bizarre crab-men who believe themselves to be the rightful rulers of the planet.
A good place for an undersea adventure and to find some loot that may have been on the Ma Halo Ni when it sank. Be prepared to fight off stray sea-life and try not to wake Crustacalypse.
She may be helpful to mortals who choose to advance her cause of crustacean preservation, and might be able to provide transport, magic items, quests, and anything else a normal deity can.