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“Let’s just put the guns down,” Voltex said. “One of you is a Traitor... that’s fine. We can work past it.”
“The guard,” Pupwa said.
“The guard,” the Le-Matoran repeated. “At the hub of motors, when you met with the Automaton. Do you remember?”
“Yeah,” Voltex said slowly, remembering the irritable Matoran that had nearly refused him entry. “Wasn’t the greatest service I’ve ever received.”
“It was me,” said Pupwa. “I am the guard.”
“You were the... but I thought you were from BZ-Koro...” Voltex said, confused.
The Le-Matoran shook his head. “Was lying – cover story. I work for the White Council for much money, very profitable. Take out targets, hired for Xaeraz to kill.”
“You’re not making any sense,” Voltex said.
“The White Council hired him to kill Xaeraz,” Zakaro translated, his gaze fixed on Pupwa’s.
Pupwa nodded. “Supposed to kill when drawn out, but won’t happen. You do it, Voltex.”
“Wait,” Voltex said, realizing what was about to happen. “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot each other!”
Before either of the Matoran could fire, the door was slammed open, revealing the familiar form of Voxumo. Voltex sagged in relief, gesturing towards Zakaro and Pupwa. “Thank Tohu you’re here! They’re about to kill each other!”
The Ko-Matoran glanced from Zakaro to Pupwa and then swung the scythe.
Updated to include Xaeraz and Burnmad.
Re-updated because I forgot RG.
Updated again to fix Flaredrick.
Updated again to include short bios.
1 – Makuta Luroka - Fa-Matoran; From the Tren Krom Peninsula area; origins unknown.
2 – Ehks - Fa-Matoran; From far down south, and a former Bionifighter.
3 – JiMing - Ta-Matoran; Once a huge fan of Voltex, after he retired JiMing entered the Bionifight league himself and has since become one of the most popular fighters in the league.
4 – Portalfig - Onu-Matoran; A close friend of Voltex's and one of the managers of the Day Run races.
5 – Sumiki - Fe-Matoran; The CEO of Hats Enterprises and an official business partner of the White Council.
6 – Lhikevikk - Ta-Matoran; A stand-up comedian that just finished a tour in Xia.
7 – Scanty Demon - Ce-Matoran; A refugee who managed to escape the mass killings of Ce-Matoran down south.
8 – Shadowhawk - Shadow Matoran; One of the most popular Bionifighters, and the one who ended Voltex's career.
9 – Zakaro - Onu-Matoran; Another popular fighter in the Technic Coliseum and Bionifight league, as well as the current Day Run champion.
10 – Tahukan - Ta-Matoran; The personal assistant of Pulse, who has somehow survived seven attempts on his life.
11 – Pulse - Su-Matoran; Advises the White Council and lends his support to their decisions. Although he does not run it in any capacity, he owns the Metru-Nui News Network and has become rich as a result. He has survived nine assassination attempts.
12 – Chro - De-Matoran; An emerging author and actor quickly growing in popularity.
13 – Blade - Vo-Matoran; Close friends with Voltex and Unit; competes in the Day Run and Bionifight, while acting as a Private Detective on the side. Has been requested to join the police force by the White Council on several occasions.
14 – Toa Kayn - Ko-Matoran; A former scholar from Ko-Metru who now specializes in freelance technology.
15 – LockeBZ - Ta-Matoran; Makes comics professionally as a hobby, though he has recently focused on his Bionifight career.
16 – TBK - Po-Matoran; A newly emerging comic maker growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Has been contacted by the White Council regarding propaganda work.
17 – Norik of Gielinor - Ta-Matoran; A lone-wolf Matoran from Stelt whose origins are unknown.
18 – Voxumo - Ko-Matoran; A lone-wolf Matoran that fights in the Bionifight league and Technic Coliseum, as well as racing in the Day Run. Is easily identified by his signature massive scythe, which he is rarely seen without.
19 – Voltex - Ba-Matoran; Close friends with Blade and Unit; a disgraced author thanks to Pulse and a disgraced Bionifighter thanks to Shadowhawk, Voltex is now a member of the conspiracy group Automaton helps to lead. Rumors say he has another job on the side.
20 – Unit - Fa-Matoran; Close friends with Voltex and Blade; formerly a miner in Onu-Metru and currently a warden of Facility A, a prison in Onu-Metru.
21 – Pupwa21 - Le-Matoran; A local from BZ-Koro, whose origins are unknown.
22 – Kaiser Manducus - Fe-Matoran; The disgraced former CEO of RomeTech, who was arrested by Voltex for providing Xaeraz with financial backing, though who made the arrest was never made public.
23 – Shadow Flaredrick - Ta-Matoran; A worker from the Great Furnace in Ta-Metru.
24 – Taka Nuvia - Av-Matoran; An artist often commissioned by the White Council.
25 – The Remorseful Automaton - Le-Matoran; One of the managers of the Moto Hub, as well as one of the leaders of an organization that believes the White Council are not the wise old Turaga they appear to be.
26 - Xaeraz - Fe-Matoran; A bloodthirsty mastermind and the most wanted criminal in Metru-Nui, Xaeraz's origins are largely unknown.
27 - Burnmad - Ta-Matoran; Once a common face in the Technic Coliseums and Bionifight league, he has since all but vanished from the public eye.
28 - RG - ???; A rookie reporter from the Metru-Nui News Network and a huge fan of Voltex.
BZ-METRU, FEB. 11 – Notorious criminal mastermind “Xaeraz” escaped from custody late last night after being caught last week for vandalizing the BZ-Metru Bank and being arrested on a number of charges including first degree murder and suspected terrorism. Xaeraz levelled the entire villain containment centre in the Ga-Metru, freeing thousands of criminals in the process. Reports are estimating that forty guards were killed and an additional sixty more were injured.
The Turaga issued a statement earlier this morning reminding Matoran to report any sightings of Xaeraz to the Vahki enforcers and Metru Police Force, with additional warnings to stay away from the wanted criminal.
BZ-METRU, FEB. 12 – In response to the recent increase in terrorist activity and the escape of wanted criminal Xaeraz, the Metru-Nui Turaga have announced a news conference to be given on the island town of BZ-Koro in three days time to address the issues of security that are plaguing the country.
BZ-METRU, FEB. 13 – Late last night, a message was discovered scrawled onto the walls of the Coliseum, warning the Turaga of Metru-Nui to cancel the upcoming address in BZ-Koro. Three witnesses were interrogated regarding the responsible party’s identity, but all three died of unknown causes before questioning could be completed.
The Turaga have stated that the message will have no effect on the timing of the speech, although it was later announced that only two of the previous six Turaga announced to be attending will be present at the conference hall on Saturday.
“Still looking at those scraps of paper?”
The Matoran glanced up from the numerous paper cuttings strewn across the table of the cafe, located right next to the window. Grimacing, he offered the seat across from him to the newcomer, who accepted it.
“Voltex, you’re worrying about nothing,” the newcomer (a Matoran of Lightning) said. “Nothing is going to happen at this conference.”
“You don’t know that, Blade.” Voltex said absently, still inspecting the scraps of various articles. “I met Xaeraz once... it was terrifying.”
“The security at the conference is going to be top of the line, though,” Blade said.
“Security all over the country is top-notch right now and he’s still finding ways to blow up our biggest prisons,” Voltex said, pointing towards a clip detailing the destruction of a series of holding cells in Ko-Metru three weeks prior.
Blade grimaced before changing the subject. “Did you accept that application to the Metru-Nui Police Force?”
“Of course not,” Voltex said, laughing nervously as he adjusted his Volitak.
“But gravity! That’d be so useful for law enforcement!” Blade exclaimed in mock surprise.
“So is lightning,” Voltex noted, “but you didn’t accept it either.”
As Blade mumbled something about Toa being lame under his breath, a Matoran cloaked all in black stepped up beside them. Flinching, Voltex scrambled to gather the newspapers, dumping them all unceremoniously into the pack sitting beside him on the floor. The cloaked Matoran said nothing, instead handing two sealed envelopes to the seated Matoran and then vanishing back into the crowd.
“What are these?” Blade asked.
“Must be an invitation of some sort,” Voltex said, “or we’re the targets of an assassination.”
“...should we just leave them?” Blade asked, before realizing that Voltex was already opening his. “Voltex! What if they’re poisoned?!”
“Oops,” the other Matoran said, not caring at all. “They are invitations, actually. To... the conference....”
Voltex sighed and flopped back into his seat as Blade tossed his unopened envelope back onto the table. Their gazes met and Voltex sighed again. “Should we go?”
“It’s dangerous to refuse the wishes of the Turaga,” Blade said. “They aren’t the most benevolent of rulers.”
“Then it’s settled,” Voltex said, standing. “Let’s go to that conference and die.”
The two stood to their feet and shook hands before exiting the cafe and heading their separate ways.
There you go - what was the point of this teaser, you ask? Merely to announce the title of the epic, which should release next week:
Bionicle Mafia Uprising: Book 1 - Isolation
Yes, some of you will die in the story.
I promise nothing with regards to personalities, or deaths, or really anything beyond using you as a character - but I do promise that there are only 6 spots left (all spots taken now). (yes i took a spot for me go away)
Sign up in the comments if interested.
I plan to have them facing realistic scenarios, so that could include being lost, being left behind on a trip, losing pieces, etc. No prior reading or knowledge would be necessary, as it's designed to be standalone.
Then he says that a lot of the posts are like the speech Darth Sidious made to the Senate in Star Wars Episode III, and the church in Dishonored (I haven't played this, so I dunno if this part is correct).
I asked him why and he says this:
It sounds like they are proclaiming themselves as being this 'amazing' group that will help everyone, while in reality it never lives up to that and often contains a certain level of corruption....
That's a pretty funny description to give to the clubs on a website for a children's toy, don't you think?
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