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The Smakken is a cephalopod construct evidently created by one of the Sparks of the Queen's Society in the Society's undersea dome in Londinium. Along the usual assortment of tentacles, it has at least three eyes and a heavy spiked carapace. Its name is a reference to its default mode of attack, smacking at opponents with one of the aforementioned paddle-like appendages and sending them flying. (Though it is also capable of doing the more traditional coiling thing..)

When the Grey Hood conspiracy begins its big push for Abomination-Summoning in the temple below the dome, they sic this critter on Mister Higgs. (He's sitting there in the corner, bothering nobody! That isn't to be tolerated!) The resulting fight interrupts Tarvek's interrogation of Gray Hooder Lord Snackleford, allowing the latter man to escape. While waiting for Tarvek's zap-gun to recharge, Tarvek and Higgs battle the creature together, and rather casually discuss where it should be placed on official lists of such threats, along with Higg's relationship with Zeetha. Finally the gun is ready to go, and Tarvek reduces the Smakken to calamari.

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Along with the smacking, the Smakken's name is a reference to the Kraken of Scandinavian legend.

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