Posted Nov 22 2013 - 01:15 AM
IC: [color=#000080;]Aerus (The Cave, Le-Wahi)How did I meet Echelon? Now, that was a long time ago. It was a different time. I wore a different name.[/color][color=#008080;]"Well, Xerov,"[/color][color=#000080;] said Echelon.[/color][color=#008080;] "Follow me."[/color][color=#000080;]Echelon moved off through one of the doors, leaving me to follow him.[/color][color=#008080;]"I suppose an introduction is in order. My name is Echelon. I am what most refer to as a Dark Toa. Two months ago, I was rising through the ranks of Makuta's most favoured servants. I worked directly with Vidar to eliminate the first two members of the Chronicler's Company."[/color][color=#000080;]We entered the room I now know as Echelon's study, but it was a ghost of what it is now -- the desk remained, along with some of the cabinets, but not much more than that. A few bookshelves lined two of the walls, unaware of their companions to come in Echelon's future refurbishments.Echelon tapped one of the glass-fronted cabinets. Inside it, a lime-green Rau stood on a metal stand, staring blankly from its empty eyes.[/color][color=#008080;]"Tamaru's mask, if you need proof."[/color][color=#000080;]He turned back to face me.[/color][color=#008080;]"Unfortunately, I then found myself in combat with a certain Toa of Fire named Merror."[/color][color=#000080;]Echelon's eyes flashed.[/color][color=#008080;]"That Toa is more trouble than he's worth. We fought for hours until I cornered him inside an ice cave. But while I was preparing to finish him, he absorbed all the heat in the cave, freezing me solid. I was trapped there for two whole months. It was only when two Ko-Matoran stumbled across me that I was able to escape." [/color][color=#000080;]"We crossed paths in Ko-Wahi," I explain as we walk. "I was just out of Ga-Koro on a journey of self-discovery, as suggested by Joske, and he was just out of the ice cave you trapped him in."A pause. "I was so scared. He had two Matoran with him, both dead, he'd killed them when they had unknowingly released him. He gave me a choice: live a servant, or serve in death. I didn't want to die. Especially not like that."[/color]
"We're not like them... we're something more... something better..."
"I never asked for this. I never asked to be a god."
"I want you to know the pain I've endured before you call me a villain."
Marked: Chapter 12 (Coming Soon)
"If they say that I'm a god, that's what I am."