The Hexapus Army
I saw one in the water once when I was hiking: A hexapus. Its six feet alone were over twice my size long, and its head was long and pointed. Its color was not clearly visible through the red light, dimmed by the Red Plankton, but I think it was white. I am going to report this to the Bio institute. They would be amazed.
[...]I was only away for a few minutes, but my Wheat Barrel is already empty! [...]The hexapuses are said to be terrifying, but calm. They were never actually seen coming out of the water. But whenever they appear on the coast in front of the settlement, that settlement soon misses a lot of its supplies. The hexapuses seem to like wheat, but also those artistic objects which have an almost perfectly round shape. Sometimes, entire wheat barrels just disappear without any trace.
Variations & Mutation
The hexapuses and their myth only came up in the late 800s. The last people who were not told their tale are still not on their Last Expedition, so fresh is this myth. But it already has gone through a couple of variations already:
The DodecapusSome magmer say, that the Hexapuses always come in swarms that are controlled by one sentient mind all together. This sentient mind would be called Dodecapus in our language (20 feet). This myth says, that the dodecapus controls 20 hexapuses, each of them with one invisible tentacle.
The propellerOne theory says, that the smallest hexapuses actually get up the cliff and onto the ware of the magmer by using their tentacles as a propeller. They are supposed to shoot out of the water, propell themselves right onto the object they wish to have, take it with the pointy tip of their head and fly away right after.
The Giant TentacleThe last theory talks about at least one of the hexapuses having a tentacle that reaches many dozens of meters, maybe even hundreds. This way, the hexapus gets the ware from the land without ever leaving the water. This tentacles would of course have to be either super quick or invisible.
There are still quiet some people, especially in the southern regions, that still do not believe in the existence of these creatures. But all who have been stolen from, and especially those who saw them with their own eyes, definitely know what they have seen.