This is beautiful! I love the steampunk theme, and the idea or building a mechanical octopus is a huge undertaking. Anyone can tell that you are a dedicated mocer by looking at all those turban gems on the tentacles!
I absolutely LOVE the staging of the Set here - that translucent layer to suggest the brine surface separating the rock precipice from the undersea action. So well done! Gonna Epic-Folder this one! Cheers!~