I'm intrigued that Takua doesn't mention his friends dying, just that he'll probably never see them again, that they're 'taken away'... I have a theory.
I'm so... happy to see all this come to life. MNOG is by far my favorite piece of Bionicle, and seeing revived like this with the little twists you give it... it's fantastic. Everything just fits. And thank you for keeping the sci-fi part of the world intact, that there are scientists and machines alongside stuff like the sun being an angry face in the sky. I don't know, it seems like there's this trend whenever people try to re-imagine Bionicle, that everyone's just these ordinary tribal islanders and all the weird tech you see in MNOG just falls by the wayside. And it just doesn't (pardon the pun) click the way Bionicle itself did. I'm so glad you've kept that steampunk-sci-fi stuff in. It feels right, it feels like home.
And... sheesk, the attention to detail here is crazy! Vakama, with his welding mask, his Metru armor pieces, those crazy eyebrows... Nixie with her telescope, the candle-head Onu-Matoran, Makuta constantly whispering to Tahu to sleep and slumber, everything. Everywhere I look there's so much Bionicle layered down, woven together, and like I said before - it all fits. Not like everything is supposed to be an overt reference to 'the good old days', but how all the different details have been drawn closer together, tighter, more coherent than they were to begin with. And I can't get over how awesome that is. I know you're trying to build up tension in the plot, but I can't help but take a relaxing breath when I see all this. It really does feel like home to me.
On one final note, I'm sure some people have realized that I've been using one of your Nui-Jaga artworks as an avatar for the past few years. I got so hyped seeing those Rahi silhouettes in Takua's flashback! I can't wait to see how my favorite Rahi has evolved with your drawing style.
So - keep up the fantastic work!