Root Factory Image Now Available for Nexus 9

scary alien

not really so scary
It looks like the factory image for the Nexus 9 (volantis) finally dropped today.

See Factory Images for Nexus Devices for the first "Factory Images "volantis" for Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi)" for the "5.0 (LRX21L)" version of Android (get the exact download link for the image at the above site link).