Yeaaah I've been stalking this topic for a while, but I've finally mustered a courage to give this a try! I'd like to thank Click for their help in the Discord chat, as I am quite worried about this character fitting the lore. I've included a link to a more detailed history in case any of the admins find it disagreeable, but I hope after all these years my concepts are somewhat sound.
As for the other Rahkshi in the history, my friend Shadoww is joining with me, but since I'm leading the history for our characters I thought I'd have my bio approved before she posts hers. I hope that's okay!
*takes a deep breath and throws Sohnii out into the world*
Variation: Chain Lightning
- Two simple swords with an angular, spiked design expected of Makuta craftsmanship.. His primary weapon, although sometimes he will carry one instead of two.
- A cloth pack, which usually just has his journal, something to write with, and a book or two. Nothing too complex.
Sohnii is essentially an average Rahkshi. His height is average, and at first glance, there doesn't seem to be anything special about him. Upon closer inspection, however, you will find that his armor is actually customized. His frame is neither slim nor bulky, and he has a balanced build. Sohnii's colors don't fall too far from the norm for a Rahkshi, but the exact shades have been modified. His armor is silver. Like his brother, Sohnii’s eyes are light blue.
At first glance, Sohnii isn't the friendliest of Rahkshi. He tends to be very serious and blunt, and he can be socially awkward as well. However, he does have a softer side that doesn't reveal itself very often, except to his brother Blink. He has a strong ability to empathize with others, and he can form very close relationships once you get past the spiky outer shell of his personality. He is also very logical and intelligent, and spends a lot of time asking himself why something is, and what choices to make. He always has a lot of questions in mind, but he's a practical thinker, and has a hard time understanding certain concepts. Sohnii can be stubborn and determined, but he's also very loyal, especially to his brother, whom he is overprotective of. He likes to think independently, but because he knows he can never stand up to a Makuta, you can expect him not to rebel unless he finds someone who feels the way he does. He's loyal to the Brotherhood, but mostly because he feels he doesn't have any other choice. After all, besides protecting Blink, what else is he supposed to do? He dislikes them for taking him away from Exurtha but he has learned that voicing his displeasure will get him nowhere. As a result, he is a compliant student. You'll notice that he is very inquisitive and always tries to follow instructions to the letter. He can be easily led at times. There's nothing he wants more than to prove himself... as a warrior, and to gain the approval of his superiors, something that Exurtha never really gave him. At least, not entirely.
NOTE: I've condensed this history for easy reading, but the full version of his history is located here:
Sohnii was created alongside his brother, Blink, Their Makuta, Exurtha, was a social outcast, by choice. He had a bit of a grudge against the Brotherhood, and this rubbed off slightly on his two Rahkshi, whom he kept secret. They underwent some basic physical and mental training; not enough to elevate them to level three, but enough to serve Exurtha's purposes in guarding the entrance to his tunnels, patrolling the forests, and bringing in Rahi for experimentation (although they were only able to do so for about 3 months before things fell apart.) Since he could not control them, Exurtha manipulated his creations, creating the illusion that he cared for them. It worked well, and Sohnii grew very attached to his Makuta. Unfortunately, certain members of the Brotherhood did not trust Exurtha... they found him to be untrustworthy, and ever since he heard about the new breed, he had stopped contacting them. Suspicious, they sent someone to investigate. To prevent his sons from being discovered, Exurtha sent them away for a few days while he met with the representative. The two brothers, unfortunately, were detected by a Toa of Lightning with a mask of translation. Being only barely level 2, she overwhelmed them, and they probably would have died if Exurtha hadn't showed up.
After recovering briefly, the Makuta left to deal with the Toa's village... but first, he instructed them to kill her while he was gone. Sohnii accepted the task, but he had a secret... he was very inquisitive, and he wanted to learn more about this Toa... her Kanohi Rau enabled her to communicate with them, so he interrogated her before he killed her. She shared some of her personal views, as well as tried to convince them to let her go, which Sohnii took as a sign that the interrogation was over. He considered her words worthy of thought, but his loyalty to Exurtha was still stronger. The two brothers quickly learned that killing a sentient being was not as easy as killing a Rahi, and Blink was hesitant to complete the task, so Sohnii did it for him. Exurtha returned shortly after, and Sohnii thought things would return to normal. He was wrong.
The individual sent to check up on Exurtha was still suspicious, so he stuck around to spy on the Makuta. At last, Sohnii and Blink's existence was confirmed, and the Brotherhood confiscated them. Because they didn't trust him, Exurtha had been instructed to turn over any intelligent Rahkshi he created. Instead, he had lied about it, and kept them hidden. Additionally, evidence that he had planned to revolt had been uncovered. So, Sohnii and Blink were taken away from the only life they had ever known, and placed at the academy. Aside from his responsibilities to the brotherhood, Sohnii isn't sure what his purpose is, but at least he isn't alone. He has his brother, and perhaps that's all that matters.