One of the greatest dangers of the Æther is the solar kracken. The enormous cone shaped creature has a maw that holds a self sustaining fusion reaction. It feeds on ships and other æther fauna by reaching out with its multiple tractor beam tentacles, which can project many miles. When a ship is caught in these coils the creature draws the ship to it's maw and excinerates it completely. The kracken is the only creature known that uses a natural fuligen cloak when hunting. Ships are safe as long as they are moving a ætheric speeds.