Without the distractions of battle, the trip back to Onu-Koro had taken significantly less time. A few hours at most, during which the night came and went, though it was hard to tell underground. Leli spent much of that time sleeping, finally relaxing if only a little once they had returned to the dimly lit tunnels.
She stirred when Helios came to a stop outside the Ussalry's headquarters, and he slid to the ground. The few beings around glanced at him, nodded in greeting, before returning to what they were doing. Their reactions indicated the subtle change since Whenua's assassination; Seventh, Tarnok in particular, was no longer treated with mistrust. Whatever had caused the change before, whoever, had ceased its operation, at least for the moment. He stepped inside, without glancing back. His mind was elsewhere, the thought of looking to see if Leli was following him never crossed his mind.
His footsteps carried him to the secretary's desk quickly and quietly. The Onu-Matoran manning the desk looked up, nodding grimly in greeting. "Ussalmatoran Tarnok. Back from Ko-Koro?""Yes."
"Any sign of the..." She glanced at the notepad on her desk, blinking in recognition, before looking back at the officer before her. "Maasi at Ihu-Koro?"
Tarnok paused briefly, mulling over the question. After only a moment or two, though for him it seemed like an eternity, he shrugged. "In a way. I found signs of one of them, but it's hard to tell.""Understood. Anything else?""Yes, there is something else." Tarnok paused, setting his hands on the desk. "I need two changes to the current warrants. First of all, I want one put out on former Marine commander Daylaria. She has gone rogue, and seems to have undergone an artificial metamorphosis. She now resembles Toa Anthyn from Ga-Koro. I want you to take the month's reward allotment, and put a one hundred thousand widget bounty on her head. She poses a grave threat to Mata Nui."
The secretary looked shocked, but did as she was told, writing up the warrant, and handing it to a nearby guard, who nodded, and walked out of the room. Minutes later, a copy would be in the hands of five Dikapi, each heading for the other five villages. The sixth would be posted in the villages square. "And the second, sir?""I want the warrants for the Maasi revoked." Ignoring the Onu-Matoran's look of surprise, he continued. "They have not been seen, and thus, assets should not be dedicated to hunting them down. Their charges in Onu-Koro are relatively minimal, and they have already payed for Ga-Koro."
The secretary nodded. There was no fault in the reasoning, though his next words caught her completely off guard. "And I want them listed as assets attached to the Daylaria hunt."