"Cop-..." is all Zepar could hear of Topside's reply.
Indeed, the island off in the distance was moving, gliding through the water across the horizon. Suddenly, the water around it froths as it begins to climb into the air. The mountain, the shore, and the shallows beyond all left the sea to reveal a gigantic, black armored, quadrupedal mechanimal with a round body, whose back the island protruded from. The immense beast shakes its square head, and lets out a low, reverberating klaxon that echoes across the water.