The Aakos are a variety of being from Mania.
Aakos resemble one-hundred to four-hundred metre-long egg-shaped pods with two three to twenty km-long tendrils extending from one end. Each of these has sharp spines down its length and a barbed hook at the end. At the tendril roots, there is a small plasma torch and an intake valve.
The creature grabs prey and pulls it in toward the torch, where it is incinerated. The ash is drawn into the pod and the creature is nourished.
They reproduce by budding. A typical adult Aakos has around five offspring growing from it at any one time.
Aakos are non-sapient.