These free-swimming mollusks are fairly aggressive. They are more feared than sharks in some locales. A squid can emit a cloud of jet-black ink ten feet high by ten feet wide by ten feet long once per minute. The cloud provides total concealment, which the squid normally uses to escape a losing fight. All vision within the cloud is obscured. A squid can jet backward at great speed in a straight line.
It is speculated that squids were created by the Old Gods.