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  1. Thank you! I was going for the slightly off, prototype look, glad it came through!
  2. Flickr album My entry to TTV's BIONICLE Canon Contest 1: The First, in which participants build Helryx. As the first ever Toa, Helryx may lack polish, but she's built to get the job done. I imagine early Toa, such as the Toa Mata, were designed with a particular fighting style in mind. Later Toa have more refined frames well suited to a variety of fighting styles. Going with this idea, I made Helryx asymmetrical to fit her equipment. Helryx's large weapon arm lets her deal strong blows with her mace. The shoulder and knee armor on her mace side protect her when she swings. Helryx's other side features lighter armor since her large shield covers it. Even her shield is asymmetrical for a reason; it tapers toward the bottom, exposing Helryx's leg so she can quickly advance with her shield up. Feedback much appreciated!
  3. Flickr album What the Toa Nala of Fire lacks in commanding presence he makes up for in cool. Can this engineer smolder his way to victory with thought and grit alone, or will destiny demand a blaze of glory? I wasn't planning on making this character a Metru build. I tried the torso out of idle curiosity, and since it fit the character I stuck with it. One year late for Metru March. The name Avongu was made using Tolkien's Matoran Language: [avongu "dusk" < avo-ngu, from avo "elemental light" and ngu "last, final; alone"]
  4. Flickr album Waamehi-Nui are gorilla-like Rahi that reside in forests throughout the universe. These creatures are more physically imposing than their Lava Ape cousins, but they are also friendlier and more social. Rumor even has it that a troop on the Southern Continent accepted several Bo-Matoran into their ranks. Good-natured these Rahi may be, but provoke a Waamehi-Nui and it will use its strength and horns to wreak the sort of havoc that gives Skakdi nightmares. The term Waamehi-Nui was made using Tolkien's Matoran Language: [wāmehi "(Rahi) possessing hands" < wai-amehi, from the possessive particle wai (originally denoting possession of the object) and amehi "hand"] (Alternate backstory: Good Guy Hordika :P) Thanks for taking a look. I'd appreciate your thoughts!
  5. Looks like the site is back up now, but the games directory is gone. If you want to reach out to Templar (without tweeting) you can try sending a message to info at templar.com.
  6. It looks like MNOG isn't accessible right now because templar.com as a whole is down, not because Templar removed the game. Edit: Misread the original post, sorry. I haven't seen any indication that the company's closing, so I imagine this is temporary. They may not even realize the site is offline--if you want to get their attention try tweeting @TemplarStudios.
  7. Cool contest idea! Here are a few more resources that may be helpful: BS01's artbook gallery for easier browsing of the artbook concept art (courtesy of Dorek)BS01's main concept art galleryThe BioMedia Project's image gallery, which has some concept artGood luck everyone!
  8. Umbra and Melding Teridax probably could since they have no inner shadow.
  9. It may help to think about which cause you want to advance, rather than which organization. What societal issues particularly resonate with you? What struggles have you, your family, or your friends faced that you wouldn't want others to experience? (No need to answer an internet stranger of course, but thinking about answers might help get the ball rolling.)
  10. Then why does it say on BS01 that some left the island to go on their own adventures? The reinforcement Toa from the Toa/Dark Hunter War I understand, but the article specified the Toa Mangai, which I assume meant the ones who fought the Kanohi Dragon. I think it's all self-consistent, although BS01's Toa Mangai article could afford a rewrite. As I understand it, the adventures that BS01 alludes to are different from the missions that Makuta sent the Toa Mangai on. If that's true, then the timeline goes like this: The 11 Toa Mangai showed up to defeat the Kanohi Dragon ~3,500 years ago. Then 8 of the Toa Mangai left to go on their own adventures, which is why Tuyet, Nidhiki, and Lhikan were the only Toa around Metru Nui ~2,500 years ago during "The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet." Tuyet was sent to the Pit then, leaving 10 total Toa Mangai and 2 on Metru Nui. Over the next 500 years, the 8 Toa Mangai who left came back. (We know that because all the Toa Mangai were on Metru Nui during the Toa-Dark Hunter War.) Nidhiki defected during the war, leaving 9 Toa Mangai, who were all on Metru Nui. By the time of the 2004 story, Eliminator had killed 8 of them, leaving just Lhikan. There's a relevant discussion on BS01 here.
  11. Antroz's claws fit the design fairly well.
  12. I've never seen an artbook, so I can't speak to whether or not it's real. A (quite incomplete!) list of who won which artbook is available here. Unfortunately #65 is not accounted for on that list. That said, from the list it's clear that if your book is a legitimate copy, the seller didn't win it from BS01 or BZPower.
  13. Infrared

    Hatpile 2018

    Fun isn't something one considers when balancing the hatpile. But this... does put a smile on my face.
  14. As far as I know all the purple Kaukaus are fanmade. Flintsmith is a BZP member known for making them.
  15. Lots of good stuff in there. Thanks for putting it together! One more quote you may find of interest is this exchange with Greg about Noble masks. It's a bit older than the one in the doc, so maybe Greg changed his mind after he wrote this (and maybe you saw this already), but it provides another explanation for why the Mata didn't use noble masks.
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