Hi, Broken Unity
readers. So, you might have noticed that I'm in one of my usual "I'm trying to update the story, but can't for various reasons" phases, and I deeply, deeply apologize for that.
To compensate for that, I'm going to start doing teasers for BU's
sequel, Dark Deeds
, which will hopefully start sometime in the summer. Read on for more!
To start, I bring you two of the members of one of the primary antagonist groups, Toa Dacres
and Toa Sekrit
.Who are they? What are their powers?
I'll gladly tell you. Dacres and Sekrit are unnatural Toa who work for the Dark Hunters -- that is, they were created through a forced evolution process on the Shadowed One's orders. Originally, they were two members of a group of twelve Matoran who were attempting to escape from their home island, as a plague that they had previously thought was gone had resurfaced. These Matoran were picked up by a group of Dark Hunters that had been hired to travel to the island to check on its new inhabitants, and were brought back to Odina after the mission.
One of the Matoran had stumbled upon a Toa Stone prior to leaving, though he did not know what it was at the time. The Shadowed One, seeing a potential use in it, experimented on the group, harnessing and altering its power. The result was the deaths of seven of the Matoran, and the transformation of the other five into Toa who controlled unnatural elements, save for one (but, due to huge spoilers relating to this Toa, I cannot reveal what his element is.) Their minds were also altered in the process, and so the Shadowed One, pleased with the results, recruited the Toa into the Dark Hunters.
As for Dacres and Sekrit specifically:
As a result of his transformation, Toa Dacres
gained control over the 'element' of Fear, allowing him to instill varying degrees of unease into his target, or potentially kill them through sheer terror. His Matoran Mask of Charisma was transformed alongside him, allowing him to utilize its powers to turn others to his cause. Manipulative and cruel, Dacres is completely loyal to the Dark Hunters, and will not hesitate to punish those who disobey his leader or to kill his targets. He wields a bow staff and wears the Kanohi Avali, Mask of Charisma.Toa Sekrit
is the uncaring Toa of Anger. Her mutation has granted her the ability to induce a rage onto her target or amplify her own anger, enhancing her physical strength though hindering her mental capabilities at the same time. Like the other Toa, Sekrit has a deep loyalty to the Dark Hunters and the Shadowed One. She utilizes her twin long swords, Aldris and Ilkis in battle, and wears the Kanohi Vulin, Mask of Amplification, which allows her to amplify any mental characteristic of a target. Who do they work for? Against?
As stated above, Dacres and Sekrit are agents of the Dark Hunters. They function as a small strike team within the organization, carrying out missions alongside three other Dark Toa.
Despite their proficiency, rivalries have sprung up between their group and several others in the Dark Hunters. Of particular importance in Dark Deeds
is their struggle against former Toa Exa Kovian (codenamed Reaper,) due to their vastly different opinions of the Dark Hunters. Reaper's group and the Dark Toa run into each other on various missions throughout the story, and more than one of these run-ins result in a battle.
As a result of their past, they also have a deep hatred for most plant-based things, though this will not be elaborated upon until later.
Other than that, most of their enemies are standard for Dark Hunters -- basically anyone that gets in their way.Final thoughts?
Dacres and Sekrit (or their group, at the very least) should be pretty interesting to most people, especially once more gets revealed about them. I, personally, think they're fairly cool, and could be used for a lot of things.
Oh, and one other note of interest -- their fifth member does not have the affected mentality that the others do, and only stays with the Dark Hunters because he is trying to find a way to reverse their mutations. His identity should also be a bit unexpected, even if familiar to some...