IC Kirgan, Jarkale, Lai Lai and the Red Star Voyagers
(Onu-Wahi, Papu Niho Reef):
The sound of waves crashing against the rocky shore.
The howl of the coastal wind.
The Papu Niho Reef remained in a state of nature, undisturbed by outside influences. The reef had its own vibe, its own rules, its own circle of life. It was like a world of its own, which was exactly why Kirgan enjoyed an occational visit to this beautiful place.
Of course, that was not the only reason Kirgan had ventured so far. The reef was also an excellent place for fishing, which was one of the hobbies he enjoyed more than the usual Onu-Matoran. Once he found a good rock near the water to sit on, Kirgan used his fishing staff to cast a net, then began waiting for a catch.
That was when he noticed something in the horizon... an indistinct object approaching quickly. It didn't take long for him to identify it as a ship, looking like it had been built by the best shipwrights of Ga-Koro.
After a while, the The Inika landed on the shore.
"We made it!" came a shout from the deck. "It's a new world! It's..."
Kirgan stared at the ship and its passengers, surprised to see that they were a fairly diverse group Toa and Matoran. Why would such a group sail to this spot?
The crew left the ship and hopped on the sands of the reef, one at a time. They scanned the scene with awe and wonder, but their eyes soon locked on Kirgan.
Jarkale would normally have been the first one to jump up and down in joy, but something about this place felt strange... familiar, somehow. And this Matoran fishing on the coast...
"Uh, hello," Lai Lai said. "We have journeyed a long time to get here... would you mind telling us where we are?"
Kirgan looked puzzled, but replied, "Um, you're in Onu-Wahi," he replied. "The Papu Niho Reef, to be more precise."
It was at that moment that the hearts of each of the members of the Red Star Voyagers sank. Had they really journeyed for over a year... just to wind up in another region of Mata Nui? And how exactly had that happened?
"We never changed direction," Jarkale said, awe-stricken. "We sailed straight, attempting to reach the spot under the Red Star, but instead..."
"There's only one explanation," Lai Lai said. "You know what it is, right?"
Jarkale nodded. "Our mission was a failure... but for all intents and purposes, we're home. And we learned something about the nature of this world no one else ever has."
Jarkale turned to the rest of the voyagers. "It has been a long journey, friends... two years at sea. But at this stage I think it's safe to say that our mission is over, despite the outcome. I, for one, would like to return to my village to see how it's changed in the last few years... and I suspect many of you want to pursue similar courses of action as well.
Lai Lai nodded. "I've been away from home so long, it'll be good to see it again. I think it was Mata Nui's will that we return to our home, and we should learn something from that."
"It's been a pleasure, friends," Jarkale said to the Red Star Voyagers. "Perhaps we'll meet again, someday. Until then... farewell."
With that, Jarkale left the reef to search for the shortest route to Po-Koro. Lai Lai took one last look at the Voyagers, gave them a friendly nod of goodbye, and left for Ga-Wahi.
Kirgan looked at the scene and blinked. "This turned out to be one strange day..." he said to himself.
OOC: Jarkale to Po-Wahi, and Lai Lai to Ga-Wahi.