By MatoroIgnika & Grant-Sud
- - - - - - - - -Chapter 1: Ancient Doorway“Cover the glow from the Lightstones.” Toa Onua commanded his Agori and Matoran companions.At the command the villagers extinguished the light. Onua gazed on through to murky shadows down the seemingly endless column of stairs.“There’s a chamber ahead, and from that glow it looks to have that same odd light vine.” He gently said.“Is it even worth taking these stones back out then?” The boisterous Agori of Ice asked. “Given how the light reacted to the stones last time, I’d say no, I can guide us in this darkness.” The gentle master of Earth said.The trio continued down the stairway for 40 more yards, before entering a small chamber.Inset into the furthest wall was a sizable gate, about three times the height of a Toa. Two Tunnels branched out from either side and continued upward to a balcony overlooking this chamber. Before the Toa could stop her, the Agori bolted up one of these passageways and emerged above the gate, Onua and his Onu-Matoran companion ascended to join the Agori.Once upon the Balcony, Onua was a little stunned at the architecture and detail of the stonework, ‘Pohatu would love this.’ He thought. The flooring was made of the same curious material as the Library they had been in just a few hours earlier. The Gold, bronze and a stunning silver alloys all arranged in a pattern, and a curious one at that.“Look at the design!” the Onu-Matoran said, immediately recognizing the shape revered by the Matoran and Toa alike, the Three Virtues. “Well, this is obviously the work of the Great Beings. Ornat, record this, quickly.” Onua said aloud, his voice reverberating off of the carved earthen walls.“Im heading back down.” said the Agori, before bolting down one of the passages.“Do you suppose she’ll ever satisfy her yearning for adventure?” Ornat said, not once looking up from his recording tablet.“That my friend, I seriously doubt.” the Toa said with a laugh.<><>“How does this blasted door open!?” the agori groaned in frustration. She could not identify any sort of mechanism or device that would open the gate.“You know Rennila, there is a possibility that it could be another test like the guard robot.” Ornat said in passing, admiring the artistic detail in the chamber.She followed the Onu-Matoran, “You know I like things simple!” she quietly exclaimed.“I know, but you do know that nothing comes easy.” He replied back.“Why can’t things just be easy!?” she shouted, hitting the wall in frustration. Cracks spread like electrical bolts across the surface of the stone and earth.“What did you do?!” Onua shouted from across the chamber, somewhat in disbelief of what he was sensing.A slight tremor jolted the chamber, the cracked wall crumbled away, revealing an ancient wooden door.Rennila opened it.- - - - - -Review Topic, this-a way! >>> Review!
Edited by ~MatoroIgnika~, Jan 21 2012 - 11:48 PM.