Ta-Wahi, located near the south-eastern side of Mata Nui, is the part of the island in which the Ta-Matoran work and live, and Toa Tahu once resided. Its landscape was mainly a charred jungle, a molten wasteland, and the Mangai Volcano. Local landmarks include:
-The Charred Forest: A section of Ta-Wahi that was charred by the Makuta in one of his early attacks on the Matoran of Mata Nui. It is easy to get lost, so several of the locals have marked paths among the trees, which can be seen only by a keen observer.
-Mangai Volcano: A volcano near Ta-Koro, located in Ta-Wahi. A potentially destructive eruption of the volcano triggered by the Makuta was stopped successfully by Toa Onua and Lewa, who used a Kanohi Kakama and a Kanohi Pakari to dig a trench for the lava to flow away safely.
-Tren Krom Break: A lava lake near Ta-Koro where Ignalu surfing competitions are often held. It was named after the legendary figure Tren Krom by Turaga Vakama. It is to note that the Ta-Koro Guard occupied an outpost here to defend against the Rahi threat during the Matoran-Rahi War. The outpost was abandoned when Jaller was forced to fall back behind the city, and it remains abandoned to this day.
"Turaga Vakama lives in Ta-Koro. Located in the shadow of the Mangai volcano, the village looks like a collection of miniature volcanoes. It even has a small lava stream for heating. In the area around the village, burning lava streams flow like rivers down the mountain. Sometimes the main volcano bursts open and rains pure fire."
Ta-Koro is the village of Fire on Mata Nui and home to the Ta-Matoran. It is located in the Mangai Volcano, in the middle of the Lake of Fire, with a bridge made up of multiple stones that could rise and sink into the lava. Vakama designed it to resemble a fortress in order to help the Matoran defend themselves, including a mechanism which allows giant stone blocks to emerge from the lava so that Matoran could travel from the village to the outside. Ta-Koro was also the location of several lava farms and a small Kohli stadium. The Ta-Matoran are the primary Matoran residents of Ta-Koro. The Matoran of Ta-Koro reside in homes made from cooled lava, and they perform day to day activities such as Lava Farming or Lava Surfing. Several notable Matoran live here, such as the Captain of the Guard, Jaller, and the Chronicler, Takua.
Places of interest include Ta-Kini, the Temple of Fire built by the Matoran to honor Tahu, Tahu’s Suva, and The Temple of Courage (also known as the Ta-Koro Ruins; the temple is near Ta-Koro's bridge, and is so-named because it contained the Crystal of Courage)
Edited by Friar Tuck, Jul 27 2011 - 02:35 PM.