Note ["would one day soon host the battle"]:
The timing of this battle is likely not canonically accurate, but since no exact date has been given I'm calling artistic license so I could feature it. Most likely it would have been much later. Also some of the context I'm giving here is my idea. Only the long-lasting end result of the battle is actually known.
Note [to image of maze being built]:
The shape of the maze has two major portrayals. The first was a circle with the tower in the center, but this was never, so far as I know, shown with anything but a greatly enlarged Skrall shield LEGO piece, with the tower being nothing but a giant technic pin piece. That exact form is obviously non-canon; the 'maze' would take only a few minutes to solve, but the circular shape may well be the most canon.
This image is a later version showing it only as a line down the middle of the valley. I've used this because it does show detail of the maze interior, but my story avoids mentioning the actual shape, and in places implies it may actually be circular. Probably some combination of the two is the case; a circular portion around the tower itself but more maze extending either way through the valley.
Note ["I had been building construction robots to replace my own job"]:
The Baterra are canon; these other robots are not.
[Final] Baterra image by Vrahno, used with permission.
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Tat -- EP Entity image is from here:
See a clarification here, though:
TL -- Matoran heads are portrayed as about the same width, or more, as the thickness of the torso, yes. But more importantly, he needs that mask to stay conscious (and considering that situation, likely alive), and it's the only one in existence. Somewhat brittle mask versus solid, rough-textured rock -- not a good idea to just hope it holds together as you scrape through, right? Better safe...
Jag -- Yeah, with 90 chapters that's to be expected. Anywho, glad you liked it anyways though.
NT -- This story goes with the theory that the heart is in charge of distributing energy throughout the body, which has been mentioned in S&T before, and that energy is obtained through eating (as well as breathing) -- the eating power. As was discussed in several S&T topics including a recent one, the canon hasn't given us an explanation of the heart's purpose. Greg has said he likes to think of it as merely a lubricant pump (and thus very indirectly an indicator of life as once you die the pump shuts down as does all else), but he's never treated this as a canon for-sure answer, and frankly me no likey. A much later chapter will get into more detail about this story's version of how it works.
A comment to this effect really should be added, though, glad you brought it up. I think there may be one with the later chapter but one should be added alongside this methinks...
As for how he knows it, by that time he's had at least centuries (I'm leaving undefined exactly how much time) to study his own design, as obviously he was curious in the opening about how his body works, and realized that understanding such things could prove important. But it could be good to add a brief mention in his thoughts or narration about how he found out.
Edited by bonesiii, Apr 16 2014 - 09:39 AM.