Since sclerite pretty much means "shell" or "scale", I do not think it is referring to a new kind of creature or the like. I think it just refers to the constituents of the weapons/backpack, beeing made of karka shell/scale.
I had thought Sclerite referred to the DSD until I decided to look up to see if Sclerite had any meaning, to which I got it bein the shell of crustaceans.
In other words, it's just the karka's shell. So sclerite is probably nothing more than referring to that.
As to the tentacle aspects of the backpack, it seems tied to the Karka Queen, given the spoiler-rific achievements.
HawkofStorms, on 18 May 2013 - 02:36 AM, said:
A big part of the reason people think Karka are related to Bubbles is because the Sylvari upon seeing them instantly knew and "remembered" the name "Karka" from the Dream. Which is why the speculation exists since a Pale Tree clearly had an interaction with them sometime in the ancient past. Thus why this whole "they are a new creature that was corrupted" kinda doesn't hold up unless they were simply re-corrupted again.
Comea gain? Where was it said that the sylvari remembered something about the karka from the Dream and Dreams and why would that even relate them to the deep sea dragon?
I'm going to require sources because I never saw such things with the Lost Shores. I just wiki'd and found no article that holds the word "Dream" and "Karka" in the same article.
Anyways, we know outright what the karka area: an ancient deep water race that has fled the Elder Dragons both in this rising and the previous rising. They're avoiding all contact with the Elder Dragons altogether.
Bright Star Shine, on 27 April 2013 - 01:35 PM, said:
I like the idea of a celestial dragon and Kuunavang etc a lot, since I loved Cantha, but seeing how Cantha is put on a pretty lengthy post-pone list, I doubt they're going to start dropping hints already.
It only became such during the development of Guild Wars 2, due to the reaction of the Canthan district when GW2 had a demo elsewhere, iirc. That's 2009. They could have had that path planned out for quite some time, and they made mention of Kuunavang both before and after such in relation to Glint.
Even if they hint to such, doesn't mean that they have to include it anytime soon.
You can also say that about Ascalon being atypical mixture of European cultures - or Kurzicks being a mix of Japanese (samurai and geisha specifically), German, Gothic, and Russian (in names only), or Luxon and their influence, so on and so forth. Every culture in GW - both 1 and 2 - hold a lot of references and inspiration from real life cultures - past or present.