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Toa Voxumo: toa of ice
Toa Ganato: toa of plantlife
Toa Gedorna: toa of gravity
Toa Phuna: toa of lightning
Toa Yarsata: toa of psionics
Turaga Zakano: turaga of iron
Vanoka: Turaga zakano's frost walker mount
Omawirt Evil Biomechanical alien with a grudge against the Great Beings
Chapter 1: The Revelation
500 years prior to the great cataclysm
All I see is white. Overwhelming white. I lift my head only to realize there's an object covering my face. As I lift my hands to remove the object I see that my hand is covered with some sort of metal with tissue underneath. In fact my whole body is similar to my hand. Then I discover the magnificent yet horrid truth: I'm the thing I always enjoyed and created a bionicle.
After that revelation I start trying to remember what events occurred prior to waking up in the snow of mata-nui knows where.As I search my mind, I find that my memory has faded; I can only remember snippets of my human life. I don't even remember my name. Although, I can remember some general things about BIONICLES - the elements, what colors go with what element, what Toa and Matoran are, and that most people wear things called kanohi masks - but I feel lost and strange. Just then, a being emerges from a snow drift.. Just then a being emerged from a snow drift. The being was roughly 4.5 feet tall, was also wearing a mask and his armor was white. I remembered enough to identify the being as a ko-matoran. The ko-matoran walked up to me and said "so I take your not from around here. By the way my name is Nalo. I live in these mountains."
I felt that I should introduce my self “It’s nice to meet you Nalo. My name is Voxumo.”
“That name is very unique.”
“Also you are right I'm not from this here. Where is here anyway?" I ask the ko-matoran
" well we're on the northern continent close to a village of fe-matoran." Answers Nalo
" would you be willing to guide me to that village?" I asked
" I was planning on heading there anyway to pick up supplies, and it would also be good to have a travel partner so sure why the heck not. But it will take about a full days travel and we will most likely camp during the night. "
"That will be perfectly fine I'm in no hurry at all Nalo.”
We had to head back to his cabin that was about 2 hours away. While there he gathered any supplies he may need including a light stone, heat stone and a small dagger. He suddenly tossed me a short sword. “I noticed that you have no form of weapon on you so I’m giving you this short sword in case we have to defend ourselves.”
“Thanks Nalo, I’ll return it to you when we get to the village.”
“You don’t need to return it I’m giving it to you as a gift.”
We finally left his cabin an hour later. After several hours he and I started talking while we were traveling. I had so many questions I would have liked to ask him so I started with the easiest questions first such as the landscape and other things like that. He eventually asked me whether I was a Toa of ice. I simply told him that I really don’t know because I experienced some memory loss when I arrived here.I didn’t know how he would take the truth about my origins.
We had to stop and find some form of shelter since it was almost dusk and Nalo did not feel comfortable traveling at night due to a report of a mauka in this area. We found a small cave that was hollowed out on the side of a snow covered hill. Nalo took out the container the heat stone was in and placed it in a small groove in the ground he had carved. I must admit that I was surprised by how warm that little stone kept the place.
After Nalo and I had set up our small camp I asked him how long he thought it will take us to get to the village. He replied that maybe another 6 or 8 hours and that the rest of the way would be much warmer than the first part of the trail. After about an hour I was out for the count.
I woke up to the chittering of a single kofo-jaga that had started to climb up my leg. I quickly got to my feet and kicked my leg till the little thing let go.
I heard laughter coming from Nalo “Well at least you’re up now,” I glared at him “Hey you weren’t waking up and I had been up and ready for two hours. While you were sleeping I went and grabbed some bula berries for our breakfast.”
Nalo and I sat down in the entrance of the cave and ate the bula berries. We had then gathered our supplies and left for the last part of the trip. We luckily encountered no obstacles at all and were in the village in only four hours.
Once we had gotten into the village Nalo showed me some of the high lights of the place including the market. Since I had no money he was nice enough to buy me a small map tablet that included the southern continent, northern continent, Xia and Stelt. Even though the map was not one of the most detailed maps available but it served its purpose and even included the estimated travel from one location to the next via boat.
“Thanks Nalo for buying me that. I wish I had something to give you in return.”
“Well there’s one thing you can give me,”
“Come and see me again and don’t forget me.”
“That I can do, and thanks again.”
Just then a Ba-Matoran came running up to Nalo and I and he looked absolutely exhausted.
Nalo turned towards the matoran with a concerned look on his face“What is it Vinonata?”
“Toa Laviki sent me to retrieve you and said that it was urgent.” He said with gasping breath.
Nalo and I started running towards Laviki’s hut and boy am I glad Nalo knew where it was or else I would have gotten lost.
I had to ask what was on my mind, “Who’s Laviki?”
“Oh ya you don’t know. He is the only toa in this village and is a veteran of many battles. Most of the villagers revere him as the wisest being they know.”
“Sounds like he is someone of importance.”
“That he is and he is also a Toa of Gravity.”
We finally made it to Laviki’s hut that was in like the center of the village hidden deep in the market. We were about to knock on the door when it swung open and a black and purple toa stood in the doorway.
The Toa then spoke in a soft voice “Thanks Nalo for bringing him here.”
“Anything for you, Laviki.”
Nalo then looked at me, “Voxumo this is Laviki, Laviki this is Voxumo.”
“It’s very nice meeting you Laviki.”
Laviki turned to Nalo and put his arm on Nalo’s shoulder and said. “Well Nalo I need to keep Voxumo with me so if you don’t mind could you two say your farewells so that Voxumo and I and start his training.”
“Wait you mean that your going to train me?!”
“And not any type of training but training to become a Toa.”
Nalo turned to me and looked at me with a subtle hint of regret “Well I hope that you will come and see me sometime. Luckily I showed you where I live, and I wish you the best of luck and may the Great Spirit watch and guide you on your journey”
I took my hand and gave him a fist bump “I will make sure I do and I hope that Mata-Nui guides and watches over you too.”
With that last word Nalo turned and started walking away and deeper into the maze that is the market and I knew that I would probably never see him again but deep in my mind I knew I would like too.
I turned toward Laviki and he welcomed me into his house. When I went into his house he guided me to a table and found a seat for me.
I gazed at Laviki with a studying like stare “So Laviki how did you know that I was here?”
“Well I have a mask of clairvoyance and one day I was sitting in my hut looking out a window when I saw a vision of a being from another dimension and world fall through a hole that had been covered by snow. I then saw the being’s body disintegrated and reform into a white biomechanical form and land in a forest covered by ice.”
“That sounds like me and how I arrived here even the method. Now that I think of it I remember falling through a deep black hole and the next thing I remember is waking up in a snow drift with this body. But that still doesn’t explain how you knew it was me.”
“Well after I had that vision I tried to figure out its meaning but I couldn’t. Then about 5 weeks ago I received another while asleep. This time there were words floating all around a white room then one materialized out of nowhere but was written in an ancient dialect that I did not know then more words started appearing faster than I could follow. I suddenly woke up and was at this very table carving the symbols into the table with a piece of sharp rock. I had never had that happen where I performed an action while asleep and having a vision. Not being trained in this language I took a small trip to Metru-Nui and had an old Onu-matoran friend of mine translate it.”
He took a deep breath and continued. “My friend told me that the whole thing translated out to a type of prophecy/history. He wrote it all down for me” As he said that he handed me a small stone tablet with writing on it.
I took the tablet and started to read it and to my surprise I could read the matoran alphabet like I always knew how to. The tablet read as follows.
He who looked into his own reflection saw anothers
And in that reflection stood his soul and a single word
Even though he had never seen that word he knew it as the truth
The truth that was his name
His soul had gotten sucked into a gravity far greater than any other
And in that gravity he found a friend, a teacher and a team
This Voxumo would one day be known by few
But would impact millions of lives
He who received this vision and understands it is destined to teach the frozen one
“From what I understand I’m the one who is destined to train you and help you start your destiny.”
“Well Laviki I may not know why I was chosen for this, but I cannot refuse my destiny and I will be honored to be taught by you.”
“Well then there is only thing left to do before I start your training and this is probably the most important part.”
After he said that Laviki grabbed me by the shoulders and transferred some form of energy into me. I stood there frozen for what felt like a lifetime. The energy traveled through my whole body and it felt like millions of insect crawling under my armor even my mask was gaining energy.
When I could finally move I looked around for Toa Laviki, although I realized I was lying on a bed made of Bula tree leaves. Suddenly a short being with black and purple armor and a small staff with a gem connected to the top of the staff that swirled as if a black hole was in there.
Then the being spoke, “I know this may be a bit of a surprise but you had the form of a toa but not the powers of one. So I sacrificed my toa power to grant you the powers that belong with the form even your kanohi. But in the process I was transformed into a turaga, but even with this form I still can train you on how to use you powers and your kanohi but the training won’t be easy and could take 13 years to finish.”
“I understand and I do not care how long it takes just that I give my all and follow your training.”
“Good then from this point on you are a Toa of Ice and I will be your trainer, mentor and above all else your friend."
End of Chapter 1
Edited by Voxumo The Frozen One, Mar 13 2012 - 04:39 PM.