2 Works in Unusual Bearings 2019
Arthur is king now, and that's a lot to deal with. When Karathen reaches out to him, Arthur finds that not all of his kingly duties are so terrible.
One of its large tentacles brushed against his body, a fond greeting. Arthur felt a few of its claws stinging against his skin. He knew he should be worried. He knew the Karathen could emit a poison that weakened it's foes' minds and let it control them. He had watched large fish swim right into the Karathen's mouth without a care in the world, but suddenly he didn't care.
It's time for you to fulfill your true purpose as king of the oceans, the Karathen told him.