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Six Kingdoms Player's Guide

How to Use This Guide

Welcome to the Six Kingdoms Role-Playing Game (RPG)! We’re excited to have you join us! The Six Kingdoms Player’s Guide (SKPG) is your resource for everything you need to create a character, join a faction, and get started playing the current Six Kingdoms game. The SKPG is a living document, meaning it can be edited and altered by Game Masters at any time to assist with clarification regarding the rules of the game, to add new rules, or to remove rules found to be unfair or just plain bad for the game as a whole. Any changes will be noted in the "Reasons for Edit" section at the bottom of this post. Please note “you” and “player” are used interchangeably. The SKPG is broken down into the following sections:

  • How to Play
    • Game Masters (GM)
    • The Reliable Narrator
    • How to Post
    • Conduct
      • Player Honor
      • “Autohits” and Combat
      • Resolving Conflict
      • Reporting Conduct
      • Three Strike System
  • Character Creation
    • Introduction/How to Use This Section
    • The Yes of Character Creation
    • The No of Character Creation
    • Kinds of Characters
      • Player Characters
        • PC Profile Template
      • Minion Characters
        • Minion Roles
        • MC Profile Template
      • Non-Player Characters
    • How to Update Your Characters
      • Porting Characters
    • Six Kingdoms Playable Breeds
      • Common Canon Breeds
        • Matoran
          • Matoran
          • Toa
          • Turaga
        • Skakdi
          • GSR Skakdi
          • Irnakk's Prized
        • Titans
        • Vortixx
        • Zyglak
      • Six Kingdoms Unique Breeds
        • Aspects of Makuta
          • Grand Wish
            • Creating a Grand Wish
          • Ascension Perks
          • Host Possession
      • Custom Breeds 
        • Custom Breed Requests
        • List of Approved Custom Breeds
    • Factions
      • Aspects of Makuta
      • Builders
      • Mesi
      • Order of Mata Nui
      • Refugees
      • Riggers
      • The League (Formerly The League of Six Kingdoms)
      • Untethered
      • Zakazian
      • Warskaks
  • Expansions
  • #1 ACRs and Vehicles
  • #2 Settlements
  • #3 Taboos
  • #4 NUVA and NUVA Proxima
  • #5 Suva System
  • #6 Rites of Irnakk
  • #7 Far Shore Adventures
  • #8 Kaita ACRs, Amaja Circles, and More (read: misc.)
  • Terms
  • Resources

How to Play

Six Kingdoms is a Text Based Roleplaying Game (TBRPG), played though individual character posts. In the rawest form, you play SKRPGs by writing prose centered on your character’s perspective and then post the prose to the appropriate In Character (IC) topic. Other players then respond with their own characters, creating collaboratively written scenes, acts, and stories. You can learn more about the specifics of playing TBRPGs on BZPower by viewing the following links:

 

Game Masters (GM)

In SKRPGs, there are Players and Game Masters (GMs). You are a player. Players create characters and play the game. They build stories together and go on adventures. 

Game Masters maintain the game in all its other functions (including writing these rules). They are responsible for creating a framework of play, official locations, and an overarching narrative to interact with during each game. Please keep in mind that while GMs create and maintain many plots in a given game, there is not a single “official” plot of SKRPGS. Instead, it is through the interweaving of everyone’s stories that the common narrative is found. Your GMs for SKRPGs are as follows:

You can tag a GM in the OOC topic if you need assistance. Please keep in mind: GMs are volunteers and have final say in decision making.

 

The Reliable Narrator 

When interacting with the game, you may find your character is responded to by the Reliable Narrator. This is a GM describing the actions of your character and the responses to them by the rest of the world. Examples of the Reliable Narrator include descriptions of new locations your characters enter, rising tension, or sudden commentaries on events to shed new light on the story. The Reliable Narrator is similar to the descriptive narration performed by GMs in more standard table-top roleplaying games. (e.g. Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Fate Core)

 

How to Post

Once you have created a character, and that character has been approved in the Six Kingdoms Character Profiles topic by a Game Master, you can start playing the game. Like many "Play By Post" RPG games on BZPower, we use a system of Out Of Character (OOC) and In Character (IC) tags to notify readers whether we’re writing from the author’s perspective or from a given characters’ perspective. 

You make a post ‘In Character’ (IC) by using the following format:

  • IC: (character’s name) | (character’s present location)

Write your post after the above heading, and then submit your post in the appropriate IC gameplay topic. Using this format helps other players understand who you are writing, where they are, and how to best respond to you with their own characters. Remember to follow forum rules about double posting, and give others time to respond.

Sometimes you’ll want to make notes in your posts that are not from the perspective of your character. Anything you write from your own perspective as the player is an ‘Out Of Character’ (OOC) comment. To post an OOC comment, simply use the following format:

  • OOC: (your comments here)

A helpful way to make sure all players are on the same page in a given scene is to tag them! You can tag a player as an OOC comment in your posts by using the @ symbol followed by the appropriate username. For example, if you wanted to tag someone, you’d do the following:

  • OOC: @UnreliableNarrator

Some players enjoy using colored text to distinguish between characters. While colored text is perfectly acceptable, please remember to include the IC and OOC headings. If you choose to use colored text, please choose a color that is easily readable and remember some people may be unable to distinguish or read the color you’ve chosen.

Please be patient between posts, allowing everyone else involved in the scene a chance to reply before continuing. The main focus of this game is a compelling narrative written together. This places more power in the hands of the players: you may describe the environments as you see fit, as long as pre-established in-game descriptions by other players, the GM, or Bionicle canon is not broken. By contributing our individual ideas, we create a beautiful living world together.

 

Conduct

Please see the general rules, common sense guide, and BZPRPG rules of play. We will abide by those rules and guidelines unless stated otherwise here. By joining a Six Kingdoms game, you consent to abide by all site, forum, and game specific rules. You consent to have your username publicly listed if banned, and you agree to act with integrity and respect in any area of the Six Kingdoms community (both on BZPower and off).

 

Player Honor

Players are expected to act honorably both while playing and while interacting with other players. GMs will believe you have actually randomly rolled on a table when asked to do so. GMs will believe you are acting in good faith until your actions show otherwise. 

Acting dishonorably by breaking game rules, site and forum rules, using rules loopholes to abuse other players, or other circumstances of poor sportsmanship is grounds for receiving conduct action. 

 

Autohits and Combat

An autohit in SKRPGs is defined as: “any action that negatively impacts a character or their property without the permission of the player who owns that character.”

  • “I pat them on the shoulder and say ‘nice job’ after our characters complete setting up a tent.” is not an autohit. 
  • “I steal their canteen and throw it into the sea while they’re asleep.” is an autohit.

A GM may autohit in these circumstances: 

  • Facilitating in resolving a dispute between players. 
  • Reminding players their characters are in a dangerous situation if players stop engaging with the world as a living and breathing system. 
  • When an Environmental Effect or other game-changing effect takes place and affects all characters in a region.

If players are engaging in player-vs-player (PVP) combat, they will assume their character is already dead for the narrative purposes of the story. They will not engage in actions they are uncomfortable placing their character in. Do not make the “biggest, meanest skakdi of them all” for PVP if you refuse to let your character be hurt or die because “they’re the best.” If a GM observes this behavior they will ask you to shift gears and return to a collaborative mindset. Noncompliance with a GM’s request may result in conduct action.

 

Resolving Conflict

While this is a cooperative game, we expect there to be occasions where players disagree on how the story should go. That's fine and normal. Usually, disagreements can and should be resolved amiably between players.

However, if players cannot come to an agreement, any or all of the GMs will step in to facilitate a resolution. When this happens, all players are expected to listen to the GMs, abide by their decision, and alter their posts or characters as requested. Refusing to do so is grounds for receiving conduct action.

 

Reporting Conduct

If you see someone breaking game rules, or if you have conduct-related issues, please send a PM using the BZPower PM System to all three GMs with the subject line "Conduct Report: (Your Conduct Issue Here)". In the body of your PM, please briefly describe the issue you experienced, the players involved, and a link if possible to the post(s) in question. The GMs will review and respond as appropriate.

If you see content that breaks BZPower’s site-wide rules, please use the ‘Report’ button.

 

Three Strike System

Players are expected to know and abide by the rules of conduct listed above. By joining a Six Kingdoms game, you consent to abide by all site, forum, and game specific rules. You also consent to abide by the decisions of the GMs.

Breaking the rules of conduct is grounds for receiving conduct action. SKRPGs use a three-strike system, where one instance of rule-breaking behaviour is grounds for receiving one strike. Strikes are given at the GMs’ discretion. If a player receives three strikes, they are immediately banned from the game. Their username is publicly blacklisted, and players do not have to interact with their characters.

 

Character Creation

This chapter is all about creating a character! 

All Bionicle species in Six Kingdoms—with the exception of Aspects of Makuta—are collectively referred to as protoderms. Their organic tissues and inorganic structures are all made of the incredible material known as protodermis. In Six Kingdoms, the distinction between a matoran, a skakdi, and a zyglak is that they are each a different breed of protoderm.

The established lore of the world points to protoderms being about 80% inorganic and 20% organic. That said, we follow the “Bonkle Theorem” for characters during play (see Terms).

This chapter is broken down into the following sections:

  • (Table of Contents Forthcoming)

 

The “Yes” of Character Creation

Here’s what you can do when creating a character:

All canon Bionicle protoderm breeds are playable unless mentioned in The “No” of Character Creation. You may also submit a custom breed to play as, but it must be approved by the GMs before playing.

The world of Six Kingdoms is canonically a world of moral relativism. Your character may believe in a true good or a true evil (we even encourage it), but the game as a whole does not function in that manner.  

  • Kanohi are not moral or amoral in this alternate universe. They are tools. Some tools are more feared than others based on famous users or cultural stigma.

All elements are available for play. Think about how your character’s element would be viewed by those around them. For example, the inhabitants of the Great Spirit Robot (GSR), are terrified of the element of shadow and may view those who use it as evil beings.

  • All beings are lightly resistant to psionic powers. Attempts to use psionic powers requires player consent in the same way as any elemental power. This does not mean a character without valid reasons to do so can perpetually block psionic intrusion.

Player characters may have a personal vehicle, and any amount of technological items that fit the character narratively. For further information, please see the sections on Equipment and Vehicles.

At any time, three willing PCs of a similar breed (three matoran, three skakdi, three toa, etc.) of different elements may form a kaita. A kaita is a Lesser Spirit, and governs a domain of its cultural ethos. All three players may post as the kaita, but they can only post once per interaction or in combat. Do not use the advantage of multiple players to double post as a kaita. Kaita Fusions follow all the same rules as PCs and require an approved profile. GMs are actively watching for kaita fusion abuse. 

The ‘“No’” of Character Creation

Here’s what you can’t do when creating a character:

Legendary kanohi are banned unless GMs have given written approval for the use of a legendary kanohi. If other kanohi prove they are being abused in a way that destroys the overall player enjoyment, they will be added to this list, so play nice! The list of banned kanohi is as follows:

  • Mask of Creation (currently exists, worn by Knichou, only 1 in existence)
  • Mask of Time (Vahi)
  • Mask of Life (Ignika)
  • Mask of Dimension Travel (Olmak) (currently exists, only 1 in existence)
  • Mask of Light (Avohkii)
  • Mask of Shadows (Kraahkan)
  • Gold Masks (must be unlocked via finding the in-game method)

The following breeds are unavailable for play:

  • Makuta (Aspects of Makuta are the Six Kingdoms version)
  • Rahkshi (please see the taboo on Rahkshi Creation as the only exception)
  • Most Rahi
  • Any breed GMs deem breaks the established setting of Six Kingdoms

The Order of Mata-Nui is a secretive society known to very few. To join the faction, find a recruiter and roleplay the rites of passage discovered in-game. You cannot start your character in the Order of Mata-Nui unless they were recruited in SK:E.

Nova blasts are banned, unless you message the GMs and explain why it’s absolutely necessary for plot reasons to blow up your character, and all the GMs say yes in writing.

Nuva characters are banned. NUVA and Nuva Proxima are character expansions that are incredibly rare. You must complete the in game rituals and have written approval of at least one GM to upgrade your character to NUVA or Nuva Proxima. Please see the section on NUVA for more details.

No one has what TV Tropes calls “plot armor”, including Non-Player Characters. Everyone has at least one weakness, and no one is invulnerable.

 

Kinds of Characters

There are three main kinds of characters in Six Kingdoms: Player/Plot Characters, Minion Characters, and Non-Player Characters.

You can play two kinds: Player Characters and Minion Characters.

 

Player/Plot Characters (PC)

The Player/Plot Characters (or PCs for short) are the active participants in the game. They go on adventures and make world-changing decisions. They lead, and are the heroes and villains of the world. 

You may have a total of five (5) PCs. If you have five and want to play a new character, consider transitioning one of your five PCs into being a Minion Character (see below).

 

PC Profile Template

  • Name: please pick a name that sounds appropriate for the setting
  • Breed: what breed of protoderm are they?
  • Faction: where does their allegiance lie? 
  • Brief Description: what’s their everyday or current appearance?
  • Background/Occupation: what do they do, and where did they come from?
  • Flaws: what are the character traits that hold them back? Where do they break?
    • At least one psychological issue they struggle with
    • At least one physical limitation
  • Powers: what are they capable of? Stick to canon for what your character’s species can and cannot do.
    • One primary element/power
    • One secondary power (e.g. Masks)
    • Breed quirk(s)
  • Equipment: what worldly goods do they possess?

 

For example, let’s take a character from Bionicle canon in 2001: Tahu. 

Tahu has control over the element of fire (primary element/power), the mask of shielding (secondary power), and heat resistance (breed quirk). Tahu also consumes nutrients in foods by absorbing them through his hands rather than eating them like a skakdi would (another breed quirk). 

Tahu’s psychological issue is being a rage-aholic. His community supports and validates his bursts by telling themselves, “he burns hot like fire.” Tahu’s physical limitation is he atrophied over time in the Toa canister and needs to rebuild his strength.

 

Minion Characters (MC)

Minion Characters (Minions or MCs for short) are a subgroup of characters who are reactive participants in the story. They follow the actions of PCs, having little to no agency of their own.

In a traditional game of D&D, these would be your non-player guards, merchants, farmers, scholars, artisans, and traveling quest givers. To encourage player agency, you are empowered to create Minion Characters to fulfill roles in larger settlements, gangs, vehicle crews, etc. All minions are able to defend themselves if pressed (it would be strange if they did not) and  can perform other actions in alignment within their specified role. You may create a total of ten Minions.

 

Minion Character Roles

Unlike PCs, MCs have a single role, and they are expected to stay within the boundaries of that role. Minions are supporting characters, which is why their role is limited. Please submit a request to a GM if you want to change an MC’s role, explaining briefly why the MC’s role should change and which role the MC should become. If approval is given by a GM, you may change the role. 

If a GM notices a repeated trend of an MC going beyond the boundaries of their role, the GM will reach out to kindly remind the owning player of the rules as a courtesy. This is not an official action, and a strike will not be given for the first instance. However, if the MC continues to stray beyond their role, conduct action may be taken.

You Minion is one of the following three roles:

  • Crew: rarely stray from the vehicle they operate unless accompanying their captain (usually a PC). 
    • Crew operate vehicles, keep them in working order, and have full agency while aboard their vehicle. 
    • Crew may be assigned to one vehicle at a time.
  • Fighter: either of a settlement or an individual, guards follow their orders to protect the location or person. 
    • Fighters act on the orders of their PC leader or sponsor. 
    • A fighter may be assigned to one PC or settlement at a time. 
    • A PC may have up to six fighters assigned to them.
  • Quest Giver:
    • They provide various quests and tasks for PCs to accomplish. In this way, you can send others on fun adventures!
    • Most have an occupation in a settlement and their quests revolve around the need for industry-specific resources.

When in combat with a mixture of PCs and MCs, consider the following MC prioritization:

  • MCs always fight other MCs first.
  • MCs let PCs fight other PCs.
  • MCs without a PC will first attempt to flee when fighting a PC without supporting MCs of their own.
  • If MCs must fight a PC (fleeing or surrender are unavailable), the MCs must allow the PC to respond between each MC’s actions. In this way, a PC cannot be overwhelmed by a larger host of MCs.

 

MC Profile Template

  • Name: please pick a name that sounds appropriate for the setting
  • Breed: what breed of protoderm are they?
  • Faction: where does their allegiance lie?
  • Brief Description: what’s their everyday or current appearance?
  • Role: crew, fighter, or quest giver (pick one)
  • Flaw: Where do they break?
    • One serious physical or psychological limitation
  • Powers: what are they capable of? Stick to canon for what your character’s species can and cannot do.
    • One Primary Power
    • One Secondary Power
  • Breed quirk(s): what do they gain from their breed?
  • Equipment: what are their worldly possessions?
    • Keep in mind Minions are supporting characters, not PCs.

 

Non-Player Characters (NPC)

A Non-Player Character (or NPC for short) is played by a GM to help facilitate a scene. Some NPCs are available for casual interaction in player postings without GM response, such as an unnamed shopkeeper or a warship slowly sailing in the background not requiring interaction. All NPCs exist without the need for a character profile.

NPCs, like PCs and MCs, have a desire to survive in the harsh realities of Six Kingdoms. They struggle, and work, and toil in the background of the story and create the playspace from a blank creative canvas. Killing off NPCs as if they are cannon fodder is considered a form of god-modding (see Six Kingdoms Rules of Play), and any attempts to harm or take the life of an NPC should be treated with the same respect and difficulty as with a PC or an MC.

NPCs of specific note—such as villains—have secret profiles! This means there is more to discover than initially provided, and it will be hinted at in the profile itself with the following text: “interact to discover.” To discover more about villains and significant NPCs in the game world, all you need to do is interact with them! Asking the right questions, performing quests, gaining an NPC’s favor or ire, or even attacking them will all possibly reveal more of an NPC’s profile.

 

How to Update Your Profiles

Perhaps you got a shiny new sword for your Toa PC, or maybe your Minion suffered a grievous injury. Here’s how to appropriately update your profiles:

Changes to PCs do not require GM approval unless the changes fundamentally alter the PC or are caused by an in-game power-up mechanic like NUVA or NUVA Proxima. If your changes require GM approval, please re-post your PC’s new profile for reapproval. If the changes do not require GM approval, you can edit them into the PC’s original profile. For example:

  • Buying a new sword from a blacksmith does not require GM approval. You can edit the new piece of equipment into your PC’s original profile.
  • Transforming due to contact with Energized Protodermis does require GM approval. You must re-post the changed profile for GM approval.

Changes to Minions do not require GM approval unless you want to change the MC’s role. For example:

  • Getting injured in a fight does not require GM approval. You can edit the new description into your MC’s original profile.
  • Changing your Guard Minion to a Crew Minion does require GM approval. Please submit a request to a GM, explaining briefly why the MC’s role should change and which role the MC should become.

Changes to NPCs are done by GMs. If the NPC is notable enough to have their own profile, any changes will be edited in at the earliest convenience.

 

Porting Characters

Characters from previous Six Kingdoms games who are unchanged do not require new approval. This is known as porting a character. If a character you are porting has changed since the last game they were played in, they are considered new characters and require approval.

 

Six Kingdoms Protoderm Breeds

This chapter lists all the breeds available for play in detail. It includes information that should be included in your profiles, as well as Six Kingdoms specific lore and backstory that will help you understand the characters you play and encounter. This chapter is broken down into the following sections:

  • Common Canon Breeds
    • Matoran
      • Matoran
      • Toa
      • Turaga
    • Skakdi
      • GSR Skakdi
      • Irnakk's Prized
    • Titans
    • Vortixx
    • Zyglak
  • Six Kingdoms Unique Breeds
    • Aspects of Makuta
      • Grand Wish
        • Creating a Grand Wish
      • Ascension Perks
      • Host Possession
  • Custom Breeds 
    • Custom Breed Requests
    • List of Approved Custom Breeds

Common Canon Breeds

These are the playable protoderm breeds you can see in the canon Bionicle world. They are mostly similar to their depiction in canon, but there may be a few differences. 

 

Matoran

Matoran, toa, and turaga are holometabolous organisms that use their metamorphosis to justify their religious significance in the cosmos. They believe themselves to be the chosen people of the Great Spirit Mata Nui, and consequently matoran society viewed other breeds as lesser than themselves.

  • Matoran undergo metamorphosis through exposure to dormant toa powers in a toa stone or similar object.
  • Toa undergo metamorphosis into turaga by relinquishing the vast majority of their power to create a toa stone or similar object when they feel their destiny is complete.
  • Turaga exist as the final natural form of the matoran life cycle. They live until mortally wounded.

 

Matoran

Matoran have an innate connection to a specific element. They cannot use that element in any significant way, but that connection manifests as a passive breed quirk. For example, Ta-matoran have an innate connection to the element of fire. This manifests as a passive resistance to heat.

Matoran do not have the mental strength necessary to use kanohi masks. However, they are dependent on wearing masks in order to function. If a Matoran removes their mask, they will grow weak and eventually become comatose.

  • Primary power: none
  • Secondary power: none
  • Breed quirk: see this page for a list of matoran breed quirks. Choose the quirk that corresponds to your matoran’s element.

 

Toa

Toa, as the next stage in the matoran life cycle, are stronger and more powerful than matoran. Like matoran, toa are each affiliated with a specific element, and this connection manifests as a passive breed quirk. However, toa are also able to actively wield and control their element as their primary power.

Toa have the necessary mental strength to use kanohi masks. This is their secondary power. Like matoran, a toa must wear their mask in order to function properly. They will not become comatose if it is removed, but they will grow weak and lose access to much of their power.

  • Primary power: control of one element.
  • Secondary power: one approved great kanohi mask.
  • Breed quirk: choose the matoran breed quirk that corresponds to your toa’s element.

 

Turaga

Turaga are the final stage in the matoran life cycle. They are slightly stronger than matoran, but much weaker than toa. They retain the ability to wield their elemental powers, but these powers are greatly reduced compared to a toa.

Turaga have the mental strength to use noble kanohi masks. They cannot use great kanohi. Like toa, they will grow weak if their mask is removed, and lose access to most of their power.

  • Primary power: weak control of one element.
  • Secondary power: one approved noble kanohi mask.
  • Breed quirk: choose the matoran breed quirk that corresponds to your turaga’s element.

 

Skakdi

Skakdi are physically imposing creatures with sharp claws and large teeth. They are as strong as—if not stronger than—most toa. Each skakdi possesses an innate connection to a specific elemental power, but these powers can only be accessed by combining them with the powers of another skakdi. This is their passive breed quirk.

Skakdi possess vision powers such as laser vision or X-Ray vision. This is their primary power. Although they can physically wear kanohi masks, they cannot access their powers, and they do not require masks in order to function properly.

  • Primary power: choose one vision power from this list, or submit a custom vision power.
  • Secondary power: please submit a custom secondary power for approval. Consider something less powerful than the six "Piraka" had in Bionicle canon.
  • Breed quirk: choose one element for your skakdi to be affiliated with, ability to chew food as opposed to absorbing it. You have latent element power, of the kind you chose, accessed through the consensual sharing of power with another skakdi through physical contact.

The skakdi in SKRPGs are split into two groups: skakdi native to the Great Spirit robot (GSR), and skakdi who followed Irnakk to the island of Tren-Nui, now called Zakaz.

 

GSR Skakdi

Due to international trade embargoes, the skakdi in the GSR constantly warred amongst themselves over their island’s limited resources. This led them to be seen by the rest of the universe as a fierce and war-mongering breed. In truth, the GSR skakdi are proud of their warrior heritage, and they take great pains to maintain the honor of their clans and tribes in the face of social injustice. GSR skakdi possess long spines that run from the back of their heads down their arms and neck.

 

Irnakk’s Prized

Some skakdi were already living on Zakaz when the GSR head landed. They worship Irnakk, and seek to prove themselves in the glory of combat. They are a proud and fierce people who believe that only the strong survive. Unlike GSR skakdi, Zakazian skakdi have frills along their spine or behind their heads instead of spines. These skakdi will often flare their frills when experiencing intense emotion. In battle, they collect the teeth of their enemies as it is tradition to inlay the legends of a hero on their teeth and pass them down from one generation to the next. Taking a skakdi’s teeth is a denial of their legacy.

  • Skakdi-Xa: a variation of Irnakk's Prized are the Skakdi-Xa, skakdi who have bound themselves to the will of an aspect of makuta. Instead of submitting a custom secondary power, choose a stage one kraata power as your secondary power as if having been the target of the Rite of Desecration (see Expansion #3: Taboo Rites). As a note, it can be fun to reach out to a player with an aspect character to have an in-game aspect origin for your skakdi-xa.

 

Titans

There are many grand breeds who tower over others. They are often from the Southern Region of the Great Spirit Robot and have unknown heritage and culture. Some become stronger when consuming antidermis, and others have strange powers unknown to their Northern peers. Most titans are capable or using mask powers. All are known for their terrifying strength.

  • Primary power: please submit a custom power for approval.
  • Secondary power: one approved Kanohi Mask (Noble/Great)
  • Breed quirk: terrifying strength

 

Vortixx

Hailing from the island of Xia, the vortixx are a culture of germaphobes and capitalist engineers. Their island is so polluted by industry that a cloud of smoke extends miles out into the surrounding seas. Most vortixx either stay inside their environmentally regulated buildings or wear protective equipment while working outside.

Vortixx culture is matriarchal, and places a great emphasis on an individual’s contribution to the collective. Feats to demonstrate an individual’s capability, such as climbing a very hungry mountain in the center of their island, are common rituals in Vortixx culture. 

STEM is big in vortixx society, as their chief exports are technological inventions. Vortixx have no innate powers, but they make up for the power gap by augmenting and arming themselves with unique and terrifying technology.

Primary power: vortixx are able to understand how most machinery functions just by looking at it.

Secondary power: one approved Kanohi Mask (Noble/Great)

Breed quirk: their affinity for technology has earned vortixx a cultural reputation of being technomancers, capable of whipping up strange machines from piles of e-waste.

 

Zyglak

Hunted and ostracized by matoran society, zyglak lived in small familial tribes on the outskirts of society. They were rarely seen in matoran civilization during the GSR era, and considered terrifying monsters -- or even rahi -- by most matoran. The League of Six Kingdoms highly valued zyglak warriors as shock troops and berserkers.

  • Primary power: immune to all elemental effects of toa strength of weaker.
  • Secondary power: submit a custom secondary power for approval.
  • Breed quirk: zyglak secrete mucus that breaks down normal protodermis upon direct contact.

 

SKRPG Breeds

These playable breeds are unique to SKRPGs. They have no equivalent in the Bionicle canon.

 

Aspects of Makuta 

The Aspects of Makuta are a powerful breed of individualistic gaseous entities who originate from the Kumu Islets south of Zakaz. These dark beings wield the element of shadow and practice taboos of a world lost to time. They seek to accomplish a Grand Wish, and require desecrated followers to achieve their ends.

Unlike most other species in the game, Aspects are not protoderms. They are antiderms, and they are entirely made of a gaseous substance called antidermis. They are the awakened collective consciousness of nightmares, ill wishes, and dark desires that have managed to crawl into the Time Between Time from the Far Shore.

  • Primary power: control of elemental shadow.
  • Secondary power: pick a second stage kraata power from this table. This power is an innate power of your Aspect and will grow over time as your Aspect ascends through the narrative milestones of their Grand Wish.
  • Breed quirk: Aspects have a Grand Wish and can perform the Rites of Desecration (see the Expansion on Taboo), but they cannot form kaita or access kanohi powers. They require either a suit of armor or a willing host to take solid form. They can acquire and use taboos.
  • Psychological Issues: Aspects are fiercely independent, valuing their earned consciousness after rising from the liquid pools of antidermis in the Kumu Islets. They are manipulative, often selfish, and consider all other beings as possible vessels for them to assume solid form. All Aspects of Makuta desire a solid body as often as possible.
  • Physical Limitation: Aspects exist as a sentient green gas and require either a suit of armor or a willing host to take solid form. Aspects may start the game with one suit of armor the same height as a toa. When in a gaseous form, Aspects cannot physically interact with their environment.

 

Grand Wish

All Aspects have a Grand Wish: something they wish to accomplish in the time they have before they rejoin the antidermis pools of the Kumu Islets and lose their sovereign identity. Achieving a grand wish is a massive undertaking, for all grand wishes change the very fabric of reality to accommodate the Aspect’s true desire. 

A grand wish has seven narrative milestones which must be accomplished by the Aspect and their desecrated followers. The first step for all Aspects is gaining a desecrated follower. Please submit your Aspect’s grand wish and the necessary narrative milestones to GMs for approval. If denied, GMs will work with you to craft narrative milestones. The Aspect may reveal each narrative milestone of their grand wish to their desecrated followers during the initial desecration rites either step by step or all at once. Each time a sequential narrative milestone is achieved, the desecrated follower’s kraata increases in power by one stage and their Aspect also grows in power by one stage.

 

Creating a Grand Wish

Explain the following: what is the grand wish, and why does the Aspect desire it to be completed in their lifetime? Next, explain the ascension process in seven easily identifiable narrative milestones that the followers of your Aspect will need to achieve. Below is an example of a Grand Wish and the ascension steps:

  • What: The Aspect wishes to become a god. 
  • Why: So that they may truly feeling in control of their own life and destiny
  • How:
    • Desecrate a follower
    • Gain a village of worshipers who pray to the Aspect daily
    • Consume the power of a toa kaita
    • Desecrate a tahtorak
    • Use the heart of the tahtorak to build a grand vessel for the Aspect to live within
    • Consume the powers of another Aspect worthy of respect
    • Drink of the Lake of The Sun

 

Ascension Perks

As an Aspect progresses through their narrative milestones, their power grows according to these stages:

  • 1st Milestone Completed: Telepathic audio communication with an individual desecrated follower currently on the same plane of existence. 
  • 2nd Milestone Completed: Kraata power stage 3, see through the eyes of their desecrated on the same plane
  • 3rd Milestone Completed: Kraata power stage 4, remotely possess their desecrated through shadow puppetry
  • 4th Milestone Completed: Kraata power stage 5, teleport to one of their desecrated’s shadows.
  • 5th Milestone Completed: Kraata power stage 6, teleport their desecrated to their shadow.
  • 6th Milestone Completed: Kraata power stage 7, all previous ascension perks now work between planes
  • 7th Milestone Completed: Grand Wish achieved, ascend to learn more

 

Host Possession

To possess a host, an Aspect must receive verbal or written consent from the host to house their gaseous essence. Once consent is given, the aspect can freely enter the body of the host in a creative manner. A possessed host can be played by both its original player and the player of the Aspect. Both players must communicate with each other about who will act at a given time. Since their respective characters share a body, players cannot double post by switching consciousnesses. Please do not violate this rule. 

When the Aspect is in control, the host's consciousness is dormant but aware of what the Aspect is doing. The host's consciousness cannot interact with the game world while the Aspect is in control. When the host is conscious, the Aspect is dormant and unable to interact with the world but knows what the host is doing. An Aspect may choose to leave a host they find unsuitable at any time. A single host may only be possessed by one Aspect at a time. A single Aspect may only possess a single host at a time.

 

Custom Breeds

Don’t see a character breed you want to play? You can request approval for one of your own making! Custom breeds allow for fun flexibility and creativity in bringing a unique character to the world of Six Kingdoms.

 

Custom Breed Requests

To submit a custom breed, send one Private Message to all GMs with the subject line “Custom Breed Approval Request: (your breed name here)”. Your Custom Breed Approval Request must contain the following information:

  • Breed name
  • Breed origin
  • Brief description (what does the breed look like generally?)
  • Character flaws: at least two character traits that players can reference when making a character of this breed type:
    • One psychological issue they struggle with
    • One physical limitation
  • Powers: 
    • One primary element/power
    • One secondary power (e.g. masks)
    • One or more breed quirks
  • A brief description (no more than a paragraph) on how this breed will encourage play among fellow players and provide something needed in SKRPGs.

After submitting your request, please wait patiently. The GMs will review your request and respond as soon as possible. They may request that you revise or rework your custom breed before it can be approved. If so, all requested revisions must be made and submitted as a reply in the Private Message thread. When all GMs approve the request, the breed will be added to the character creation topic and made available for play by all.

 

List of Custom Breeds

  • Your Custom Breed Here.

 

Factions

This chapter introduces you to the various game factions. Factions are groups or alliances of multiple characters with common interests or goals. Factions provide a social identity for your character. All characters begin the game affiliated with at least one faction.

Some factions, like the League or the Refugees, can be joined by just about anyone. Other factions are secretive, requiring in-game tests to be completed in order to join their ranks. You can create your own faction by simply forming a group of characters with other players and giving that group a name and ethos.

 

List of Factions

  • Aspects of Makuta
  • Barraki (League of Six)
  • Builders
  • Irnakk’s Prized (also known as The Sleeping)
  • Order of Mata Nui
  • Refugees of Metru-Nui
  • Untethered
  • Zakazian Warbands

 

Aspects of Makuta

The Aspects of Makuta are powerful entities of shadow. Many secret themselves away from the rest of the world in the Kumu Islets, and slowly grow in power as they desecrate the natural population of Zakaz. Their faction goal is to raise one of their kind to the seventh stage of kraata power through repeated desecrations. Only at this final stage will an Aspect finally ascend and become whole. Playing an Aspect involves pursuing a Grand Wish, and researching and discovering new Taboo Rites to perform.

The Aspect faction goal is to see at least one Aspect achieve their Grand Wish and ascend.

 

Barraki (League of Six) 

This faction is what remains of the League of Six Kingdoms. After crash-landing on Zakaz, the Barraki took control of the city of Metru Nui. They live in the destroyed skull of the Great Spirit Robot, which they have turned into a stronghold, populated by the few soldiers and converted citizens who survived the crash. Pooling from their new and growing fortress is a large lake—a natural moat formed by the silver sea. Howling Untethered live in the lake and along its borders. The League is currently led by Aurax, who assassinated Pridak to accede to the throne. He maintains his rule through his personal army of vahki. 

The Barraki’s faction goals are to find the Mask of Creation and the fabled resting place of a time machine somewhere in the Zakazian landscape. 

 

Builders

The Builders were the original inhabitants of the island of Tren-Nui, now called Zakaz. They lived in elementally divided settlements. They followed the ways of Tren Krom, living in fear of the arrival of the end. The arrival of Irnakk, the Aqua Sphere, and the Administrator was the heralding event which prompted them to begin preparing the Ark for their people at the behest of the powerful aspect Mata Nui. To combat the violent kaiju that arose from the earth, the Builders forged mechs to protect and empower their kaita to even greater heights, using Great Disks as energy cores.

Builder society is divided into a strict caste system: matoran workers, toa soldiers, turaga elders, and aspect outcasts. The Aspects of Makuta lingered in the Kumu Islets, building great mausoleums and temples to their ever-growing grandeur and feeding off the social malcontent.

Thousands of years ago, when the Time Between Time shuddered and the skakdi arrived en masse along with other groups, the Builders completed their Ark and escaped. 

Few Builders remain on Zakaz in the present, so they have no current faction goals.

 

Order of Mata-Nui

The Order of Mata-Nui is a secretive society known to very few. They work to advance the will of Mata-Nui. To join the faction, find a recruiter and roleplay the rites of passage discovered in-game. You cannot start your character in the Order of Mata-Nui unless they were recruited in a previous game.

The Order’s faction goals are unknown.

 

Metru-Nui Refugees:

The remains of matoran civilization within the GSR fled after the crash, fracturing as large groups often do after an apocalypse. Small refugee camps formed across the island of Zakaz, and gradually evolved into self-sustaining villages. The main villages are Tobduk-Koro in the north, Metru-Koro in the center, and Le-Metru Nuva in the southern swamps.

The Refugees are not allegiant to any specific leader. Instead, they are fiercely loyal to their respective villages, and will fight for the survival of their new homes. Their culture is similar to matoran culture in the GSR: most still follow the Three Virtues and place great value in hard work, honesty, and dutifulness.

The Refugee faction goal is to survive Zakaz. Refugees want to build their villages stronger and better, and they want to explore the island to discover what secrets it may hold to help them do so.

 

Untethered

The Untethered are a horde of undead from the GSR that emerged onto Zakaz after the crash of Mata-Nui’s skull. After swimming through the silver sea, which mutated them beyond all recognition, they formed strange abyssal kaitas, and now roam the island seeking more life to assimilate.

The faction goals of the Untethered are unknown.

 

Zakazian Warbands

The Zakazian Warbands are clans of roving warriors who usually live on war rigs. They protect their hidden oases, and they fight to survive and accumulate territory and power. They recently learned the Rites of The Tahtorak from an elder Aspect, and race each other to find a worthy sacrifice to be fed to the Nightmare Pools in the dark caverns of the tallest mountain: Irnakk’s Tooth. 

The aspect Spiriah has also revealed two more rites of the skakdi: the Rite of the Zivon, and the Rite of the Kanohi Dragon.

The specific faction goals of each warband may differ, but the faction goals are generally to survive Zakaz, and to acquire power and territory through raids and battles.

The following are different pre-established warbands your character can be a part of, but feel free to create your own warband with friends!

 

Barius’s War Skaks

This large warband is currently led by the skakdi-xa Barius, who defeated the previous leader, Nektann, in single combat. After his victory, he fed Nektann to the fires of Irnakk’s Tooth and created a Tahtorak who now answers to his command. This warband has a permanent stronghold deep in the desert from which they stage raids on the less fortunate.

 

Mesi

The Mesi are a race of mutated, pale, often eyeless or otherwise deformed skakdi who live underground. The Mesi once worked in refineries below ground, and, over the centuries, have grown used to living underground. Moss and fungi grow on their backs, and their senses of smell and hearing are impeccable. They raid the surface of Zakaz at night, giving a howling and piercing shriek when they begin. They are led by the Elder Aspect Spiriah.

 

Riggers

The riggers are a warband that lived near the coastline in a semi-aquatic fortress. However, their fortress was destroyed by the Tahtorak Nektann, and they are now semi-nomadic. These pirates value the smokes from the mainland as a form of currency, and drive aquatic vehicles made from the scrap provided by the crashed GSR skull as well as other coastal wrecks.

 

Expansion #1: ACRs and Vehicles

This expansion to the base rules of play introduces Advanced Combat Rig, or ACRs, along with other vehicles (air, land, and sea).

 

ACRs

ACRs are personal mechs which come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and designs. They are unaffected by elemental attacks, as they have onboard elemental nullification technology. A character may own one ACR. A faction can own several ACRs, but each is limited to a single pilot.

 

How ACRs Work

All ACRs require a heartlight to function. Without a heartlight, an ACR is just an empty mechanical body without a consciousness/soul. Most heartlights are kept in cylindrical canisters and carried like keys by the ACR’s pilot. The exceptions to this rule are ACRs piloted by the salvaged neuro-core of a vahki. The vahki “brain” acts as an onboard AI and can operate independently of the owner. Only the Barraki faction has access to sentient ACRs at the beginning of the game. All other factions must find a vahki neuro-core. These are a limited resource.

Piloting is done via thought. Pilots sync their mind to the ACR via neural plugs implanted into their own bodies. This effectively makes the ACR an extension of their own body: their brain impulses are what make the ACR move. Due to the nature of the interface with the ACR, pilots do not have access to elemental abilities while plugged in.

ACRs are unaffected by elemental attacks, as they have onboard elemental nullification technology. However, they still take the physical damage of an elemental attack.

 

Design

An ACR’s size is limited roughly to between a canon Bionicle Boxor and an Exo-Toa. ACR shapes are as diverse as the pilots at the controls: bipedal, quadrupedal, tracked, hovering, and whatever else the pilot can imagine. You may display any patterns, heraldry, and weapons systems (see profile) that make sense for a desolate wasteland.

 

Weapons

It's tempting to strap a lot of dakka to your mech, but remember: this is a wasteland. Where did you get that many blasters, reasonably? Also remember: The more blinged-out your mech is, the more interested other wasteland dwellers will be in taking it from you. If you strap 10 Midak blasters to your mech, you can be sure a bunch of Skakdi will drop by during construction and ask you to share your toys—and they don't ask nicely. 

A good rule of thumb is to make your ACR roughly equivalent to a canon Exo Toa: high degree of protection, with one projectile launcher and one melee weapon.

 

ACR Profile Template

  • Name of ACR: what do people call it?
  • ACR’s Faction/Homebase:what faction does it belong to?
  • Pilot of ACR: who is the pilot?
  • Type of heartlight: what type of heartlight powers it?
  • Physical Description: what does it look like?
  • Onboard Weapons Systems Options (pick two):
  • 1x Primary (+weakness)
  • 1x Secondary (+weakness)
  • 1x Melee (+weakness)
  • 1x Shoulder mounted (+weakness)

 

Vehicles

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and travel by air, land, or sea (and sometimes a combination). To gain ownership of a vehicle, please submit a Vehicle Profile for approval in the same way you would a character in the Character Profiles topic. Once approved by a GM, your vehicle is ready to be a part of your in-game story.

You may have up to a crew of five MCs per each PC aboard the airship, vehicle, or watercraft. The MCs follow their role and must be approved through the usual method. Currently, airships are smaller than the cargo airships of Metru-Nui and cannot go above the cloud line. Watercraft are not well built enough for extended deep sea voyages. Feel free to make it a personal quest to improve your ship through gameplay to break through these limitations.

 

Vehicle Profile Template

  • Name of Vehicle: what do people call it?
  • Vehicle’s Faction/Homebase: what faction does it belong to?
  • Owner of Vehicle: who is the owner?
  • Physical Description: what does it look like?
  • Onboard Weapons/Defenses: For each weapons system or defensive system you must provide a physical weakness for that system. Each onboard system requires a minimum of one crew to operate.

 

Expansion 2: Settlements

This expansion explains how to make your own settlements. Settlements can be useful places for resting after a fight, engaging in social roleplay, and having some peaceful moments in a world at war. 

  • Creating Settlements
  • Settlement Challenges

 

Creating Settlements

Settlements are safe zones, free from the fear of natural disaster and the terrors of Zakaz. If you want to create a settlement where you can interact with others, it’s as simple as writing it. The best settlements involve multiple players, and act as safe zones for you and others to have social interaction without the fear of the world crashing down. You may not, however, write a settlement into existence as a Deus Ex Machina.

The leadership, cultures, and aligned faction of your settlement are yours to decide through gameplay in the IC topic. A settlement that gets big enough and popular enough among other players may even be added to the map/game description.

To advance your settlement in key areas, you’ll have to open up the door to a little danger and adventure. 

 

Settlement Challenges

If you want to significantly upgrade your settlement -- perhaps a college,  a new suva, a teleporter, or even the ability to forge Great Disks -- request a settlement challenge by tagging GMs, notifying them of what new technology you want to gain, and then GMs will begin the challenge. Some challenges will involve GMs providing a quest prompt in the OOC discussion topic. You and others write an adventure in the IC topic based on this prompt. When you complete the adventure, GMs will determine if it has been completed fairly. If yes, the technology is approved. If no, the GMs will provide additional information in the OOC discussion topic on how to continue. If the requested technology is deemed significant enough, the GMs will run a full encounter for your settlement to overcome. An example of a GM run settlement challenge is the fight for Le-Metru Nuva with the Untethered in Six Kingdoms: Rebirth. 

During any settlement challenge, your settlement is no longer considered a safe zone and GMs may lay waste to your settlement with wild abandon should they deem it appropriate. GMs may also play as NPCs and MCs that live in the settlement during a settlement challenge.

Once a settlement challenge has concluded your settlement is considered a safe zone again and GMs will no longer play MCs that live in the settlement.

 

Expansion 3: Taboos

This expansion to the base rules of play introduces the dark powers of the Aspects: Taboos. Taboos are like spells, and can be recorded, learned, and shared among those able to wield them. Only Aspects, being antiderms, start the game able to learn Taboos. Protoderm breeds must be touched by the Void in order to use them—but this may come with deadly side effects.

 

Void Sickness

Void Sickness is a physical flaw that may occur when protoderm breeds are physically exposed to Far Shore denizens and taboo rituals. Common ways Void Sickness may occur include using your own heartlight in a Desecration Rite, touching the defiled waters surrounding the head of the Great Spirit Robot, or going into the Far Shore itself. There are other, rarer and as of yet undiscovered, ways Void Sickness may occur. Void Sickness slowly corrupts and eats away at you, changing your concepts of morality, breaking your spirit, and eventually sucking you into the Far Shore. 

Characters who become afflicted with Void Sickness must have the following added to their profile:

  • Void Sickness (Physical Flaw):
    • You may use, discover, and research taboo rites. 
    • Your sense of morality begins to shift. Choose and add one new Psychological Flaw to your profile that goes against your current sense of morality. For example, if you “believe everyone has good in them,” your new Psychological Flaw might be “I am distrustful of everyone’s intentions until proven wrong.”
    • Each time you enter the Far Shore, notify the GMs by tagging them in your post. GMs will roll a percentage die. On a result of 10 or lower, you are trapped in the Far Shore. If rescued, you return from the Far Shore as an Aspect of Makuta beginning your Grand Wish.

 

The Mangaia

Found underneath the temple of Kini-Nuva, the Mangaia—the word means “protector” in Maori—is an open doorway that drains beings of their life and power. The Mangaia is a deadly, spiraling pathway through death. Failing to complete the Mangaia’s path traps your soul forever where you stopped. Successful completion of the Mangaia’s path creates a prophecy, using the stanzas from each taboo in the order they were recited.

 

Acquiring Taboos

Some rites and rituals of the Aspects of Makuta are lost to the ruins of the world. Exploring temple ruins and researching goals through trial and error may unlock new perks and abilities for Aspects who have the knowledge.

 

Discovery 

Finding taboos through discovery is the simplest way to gain taboo rites. Symbols for Taboo Rites can be found in many locations. The most common place to find a symbol for a taboo rite is in elemental Temple Ruins and regional Suvas. Almost all puzzles presented by GMs have an alternative solution which reveals a symbol for a taboo rite.

Solving a taboo puzzle unlocks the knowledge of the ritual for your character if they are capable of understanding and using taboos.

If your character is unable to use taboos, they still learn the symbol of the taboo and can teach the symbol to others. In this way characters without the ability to use taboos can still acquire the knowledge and pass the knowledge on to those who can use taboos.

 

Research

If you want to create your own taboo, or if you want your character to discover taboos without solving puzzles, send a PM to all GMs with the Subject “Taboo Research Request for (your character’s name here)” and explain which taboo you want to research. GMs will review your request and work to provide a series of narrative milestones for you to accomplish in order to gain the taboo. 

If the taboo you are wanting is custom, GMs will also review and determine whether or not the custom taboo is approved for play. 

Submitting a request to research a taboo is not a guarantee GMs will approve a request. You must have express written approval from a GM as well as an approved set of narrative milestones to accomplish. You must accomplish all assigned narrative milestones with your character before gaining the taboo.

 

List of Taboo Rites

*updated taboo list as of 1/25/2021*

All currently known Taboos are listed below. Note that just because a Taboo is listed here does not mean it is common knowledge. Unless specified otherwise, only those beings who discover each Taboo are aware of its existence.

When reading these descriptions, please note that “you” and “Aspect” are used interchangeably to refer to the caster or wielder of the Taboo. “Target” or “creature” refers to the recipient of the Taboo’s effects.

 

Rites of Desecration

Spoiler

 

Symbol: ellipsis with a line through it

Goodbye

Hello

Step forth into the darkness and prepare the gift

A star’s heart still beating, still lit

Two midnight horrors cry and shift

Make them squirm inside the pit

Bind worm and willing host

Tear the yolk and spread its gold

Devour knowledge and their ghost

Pray for prey forever sold

Hello

Goodbye

All Aspects start the game able to perform the Rites of Desecration. This rite requires a consenting target and a still-beating heartlight from a sapient being (excluding Rahi). The target must offer the heartlight to you, the caster of the rite, and consent to complete your Grand Wish. In return, the you transform the heartlight into any one first stage Kraata of the 42 known kraata powers and grafts it to the target. This binds you and the target, and the target is compelled to complete the your grand wish if possible. The target is now desecrated.

A being who hosts a kraata is considered desecrated. Desecrated beings cannot remove the kraata without dying and are compelled to complete the narrative milestones laid out by their Aspect. A character can undergo desecration twice for a maximum of two bonded kraata. Only a PC, MC, or NPC can undergo the rite of desecration. You cannot desecrate rahi, or any other character without an approved character profile.

If the target uses their own heartlight, send a PM to the GMs with a link to the appropriate post and the subject "Please Roll: Desecration." A GM will roll a percentage die and report the result according to the options below:

  • 1-10: Abomination
  • 11- 40: death, complete failure
  • 41-50: death, possibility of revival, cursed
  • 51 - 70: success with an additional flaw
  • 71-79: success with a quirk
  • 81 - 90: replaced element to shadow, void sickness, a quirk
  • 91 - 99: success, any old element replaced by shadow, a quirk 
  • 100: success, old element replaced by shadow, a quirk, can use taboos like an Aspect, is allowed to make their own Grand Wish.

Please adjust your Character Profile with the results before continuing to play with your character.

Note: whenever an aspect completes their milestone and increases their powers, the desecrated follower's kraata grows to the next stage as well.

 

 

Rites of Elemental Alteration

Spoiler

 

Symbol: conjoined semi-circles with their flat sides in opposite directions

Goodbye

Release each yoke of mine

Each destined path is one

Remove barriers as they align

Not all must circle around a sun

Hello

Choose a consenting creature you can touch. You may alter the base element of the consenting creature to a new element of their choice. The new element must be an already approved element in SKRPGs. If a consenting creature has more than one element, they alter their first acquired element. A creature may undergo this change once. The change is immediate and permanent.

 

 

Rites of Flaw Consumption

Spoiler

 

Symbol: a counter-clockwise spiral

Goodbye

We are born in the cauldron of the many

Brewed by all and drank in plenty 

Violent voices whispered given reason

Ascension beyond is our greatest treason

Hello

Choose a target creature you can see in your immediate physical reach. You gain the ability to know one psychological flaw of your target. You may choose to add the same psychological flaw to your own Character Profile. If you do, you may project what the flaw is about into your target’s mind, or cast sensory illusions only the target may interact with, until your target is out of view. This taboo has the potential for breaking resolve and tainting even the strongest of minds.

 

 

Rites of Gluttonous Desecration

Spoiler

 

Symbol: Four circles with a diamond drawn between their center points

Goodbye 

Mighty warrior

Cleaver of skies

Meek gardener

Tender of lies

Hello
If you are able and know the rites, you may perform the Rites of Desecration an additional two times on one willing creature (maximum four times).

 

 

Rites of Heartlight Forging

Spoiler

 

Symbol: a circle with four undulating lines

Goodbye

Heartlight

Torn yolk's last rite

Wish we may survive the night

Body broken, eyes bright

Hello

Choose a consenting sentient being as the target of this Taboo. This being must be fully aware of the Taboo's effects, and must agree to the Taboo of their own free will. Both you and the target will recite the Taboo's words simultaneously. As the target speaks, they must carve their own heartlight from their chest and offer it to you. The carving begins with the word "Goodbye" and you must receive the heartlight with the word "Hello". When the final word is spoken, the target dies immediately. They cannot be revived by any means.

The heartlight may now be placed in a mixture of molten and energized protodermis, where it will melt and bind all three ingredients together into a new substance. This molten liquid can be forged by a skilled metalsmith into an artifact of power equivalent to a Great Disk.

This Taboo only grants knowledge of the ritual detailed above. It does not grant any additional crafting knowledge. Therefore, the smith can only forge what they already know how to make.

 

 

Rites of Infectious Kraata

Spoiler

 

Symbol: upside-down triangle

Goodbye

Mortal soil

Decrepit and raw

Shadow born cosmos

Where I see all

Hello

An Aspect breathes a portion of their gaseous self over a heartlight, rahi or otherwise, and then dips the heartlight into Energetic Protodermis (EP) to create a kraata. If the EP is purified, the player creating the kraata with their Aspect character may choose the variation of kraata. If the EP is not purified, the player randomly rolls on the available variations of kraata found here. 

A kraata created from random NPCs or Minions begins at stage 1. Kraata created from PCs begin at stage 3.

 

Kraata

Kraata are physical embodiments of an Aspect’s desires that work to increase the Aspect’s goals by infecting masks. They are Minions that obey basic instinct to infect masks and survive. An Aspect can communicate telepathically with the kraata they have created in a similar fashion to those they have desecrated. Please use these resources for kraata descriptions and behavior and kraata variations.

An Aspect may have two times the kraata as they do completed milestones. When a kraata dies, the Aspect may no longer create a kraata of that power type. An Aspect may not have kraata of duplicate variations to other kraata. 

Kraata evolve through stages tied to their creator Aspect. Each time an Aspect reaches the next tier in their milestones, all of that Aspect’s kraata reach their next stage.

An Aspect who has reached their sixth milestone may merge two or more kraata of the same stage together to create a new kraata with a randomly rolled (excluding already made kraata types) power variation. Each time this is done, the new kraata is created at one stage above the other kraata used. A kraata created in this manner may not be made above stage 6. 

 

Kraata Abilities

  • Kraata may be used as a replacement for beating heartlights in the rites of Desecration. The kraata changes to the variation chosen by the desecrated character and becomes the kraata that is bound to them.
  • Kraata may infect masks they touch. If a kraata reaches their final stage, they may infect masks visibly within their presence. There is no limit to the amount of masks kraata may infect. Infecting worn masks without player consent is an auto-hit. Once a mask is infected, it cannot be infected again unless it is cleansed (see cleansing below).
  • If an NPC, Minion, or PC wears an infected mask:
    • Infected masks look pitted, rusted, and scarred. They often have a secondary or tertiary coloring like the kraata that made it.
    • The Aspect may treat the character wearing an infected mask as if they were desecrated by them.
    • The character wearing the infected mask may use one additional elemental power of their choice if they are capable of doing so. This additional elemental power blends with their primary elemental power and is chosen the first time they wear an infected mask. The secondary element does not change if the mask is taken off and reworn.
    • The character with the infected mask gains access to the powers of the kraata that infected the mask at the current stage of the kraata.
    • The character wearing an infected mask does not want to take it off.
    • Infected masks may be cleansed by submergence into EP, or with a Kanoka of Removes Poison with a power level greater than or equal to the stage of the kraata that infected the mask.

 

 

Rites of Infectious Kraata Extraction

Spoiler

 

Symbol: equilateral triangle with a clockwise spiral inside.

Goodbye

My fickle friend

You breathe and laugh and love

You glowing star

You shed your light far above

Hello
When you physically touch a desecrated creature, you may choose to remove one kraata from their body. The kraata remains alive, retains its current stage and variation, and you are considered its creator. See the Rites of Infectious Kraata for how living kraata function when not bound to a host. The desecrated host the kraata is removed from does not die from this process, even if all kraata are removed. However, The desescrated host the kraata is extracted from cannot have that same kraata returned to them.

 

 

Kraata Sense 

Spoiler

 

Symbol: Three triangles pointing away from a single circle 

Goodbye 

Where we tread among the dead 

Our eyes can lie and make us bleed 

For in our sleeping power's fed 

And in our waking are we freed 

Hello 

You gain the ability to sense the presence of kraata in close proximity to yourself (approximately 30 feet maximum distance from yourself). You sense the closest kraata's location, whether it moves freely or is bound to a desecrated follower, and the current stage of its power. You cannot sense the kraata's unique power variation. For example, you may know someone close to you has a kraata bound to them, and that the kraata is strong (stage 5), but not that the kraata's power variation is Quick Healing.

 

 

Rites of Rahkshi

Spoiler

 

Symbol: eight-pointed star.

Goodbye

Tortured is the heart that lies empty

Full is the belly of the beast

A shell protects the broken yolk

Sleep is better than peace

Hello

To create a rahkshi, an Aspect breathes a portion of their gaseous antidermis self into a living creature, rahi or otherwise, and then dips the living creature into Energetic Protodermis (EP). If the EP is purified, you may choose what type of rahkshi is created of the 42 possible variations. If the EP is not purified, roll randomly from the table of 42 variations found here.

The living creature used in the ritual undergoes a rapid and complete metamorphosis into a suit of armor while exposed to the EP. The armor loses all memories of its past self. The armor cannot move unless piloted by a kraata or their creator Aspect. Rahkshi are wholly obedient to their creator, even at their own peril. The armor starts with its innate power at stage four on the kraata power variation stage chart.

An Aspect may use this taboo to create as many armor suits as they have Grand Wish narrative milestones completed. If you are not an Aspect, you may have one rahkshi at any given time. You may not have duplicate sets of armor with the same innate power variations.

 

Rahkshi

Rahkshi are bipedal terrors that seek to enact the will of their creator. Rahkshi are fiercely territorial, violently attacking anything they consider to have crossed into the bounds of their realm. Rahkshi are resistant to general physical harm, as the shadows around them act as a form of energetic buffer. To make matters worse, rahkshi are two in one: a living kraata pilots the biomechanical armor suit. The powers of a given rahkshi come from both the armor suit and the kraata piloting it. 

All rahkshi possess incredible innate senses of perception, able to see through most sensory illusions. A rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the kraata to infect a downed foe. Think of them as Bionicle’s version of a xenomorph if that helps. Kraata themselves are worms that hunger constantly, demanding their rahkshi armor to constantly hunt for prey to eat or infect.

 

Rahkshi and Their Creator

Rahkshi may communicate telepathically with their creator at any time, regardless of distance. This telepathic communication is audio-only, like a radio. A rahkshi may be possessed by their creator at any time, regardless of physical distance. When a creator possesses one of their rahkshi, they paracausally move their consciousness to the portion of antidermis used during the taboo ritual to form the physical rahkshi armor. While in this state, the creator loses consciousness in their original body until control of the rahkshi is relinquished. 

When an Aspect possesses a rahkshi they created, they may use all their powers as normal along with the rahkshi’s powers at whatever kraata stage is highest. For example: armor with stage four power and a kraata with stage one power piloted by an Aspect with stage four power may use all three kraata abilities at stage four power as well as their innate control of shadow, their ability to desecrate others, and any other abilities the Aspect possesses.

 

Rahkshi Profile Template 

Profiles for rahkshi do not need GM approval before play (with the exception of custom requests).

  • Name: what does the creator of the rahkshi call it?
  • Creator: Which character made the rahkshi?
  • Physical description: a short description to assist players in imagining the rahkshi
  • Powerset: 
    • Kraata power from the kraata pilot and its stage
    • Kraata power from the armor suit (stage four minimum)
    • Able to see through most sensory illusions
    • Physical damage reduction: rahkshi armor is tough and can withstand many physical blows
    • Infectious Feeding: A rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the kraata to infect a downed foe’s mask
  • Tools:
    • Rahkshi staff: the same power variation as the armor (stage four minimum). Stolen staves can be used with concentration to channel the same power of the rahkshi they came from. These staves usually have elaborate blades on either end.
  • Flaws:
    • all rahkshi become immobile when left unpiloted by a kraata or their aspect. 
    • Provide one additional flaw or weakness for your rahkshi's armor
    • Provide one psychological flaw based on the kraata variation piloting the rahkshi.

 

 

Taboo of Infected Mask Attunement

Spoiler

 

Symbol: two small circles above an equilateral triangle pointing upwards

Goodbye

Faces carved of silver stone

Dimly do the stars crawl

Placed on brows of ivory bone

Emotions forced behind a wall

Hello

As a Taboo Rite ability, you may wear and use the powers of infected kanohi masks (noble and great variations). You may wear and use the powers of only one infected kanohi mask at a time. To use this taboo, you must be able to physically wear a kanohi mask somewhere on your body.

 

 

Rites of Star Swallowing

Spoiler

 

Symbol: a clockwise spiral

Goodbye

Death’s reign is life's beginning

Heaven’s lights are minds dreaming

Destined paths cross in breathing

Replace one’s rhythm with another’s beating

Hello

Choose a dead creature as the target of the Taboo. You may now reach up and choose a star from the heavens. The star will disappear, and the target creature will come back to life. Another creature, chosen at random by GMs, instantly dies. Please tag the GMs when this power is used so they can determine the random death.

 

 

Rites of Tethered Bonds

Spoiler

 

Symbol: three squiggly lines

As of the beginning of Apocalypse, there is no known stanza for this taboo.

Tethers:

Your body sprouts varying amounts of long silver threads known as tethers. Tethers are physical, can be up to approximately two inches thick, can be seen and touched by others, and can extend from your physical body up to a range of 60 feet. Your tethers are just as sensitive as the rest of your physical body. You can use them like extra limbs, albeit they move more akin to tentacles than anything else. They cannot be fully retracted into you, but they can range in size from a few inches in length to their maximum range of 60 feet.

 

Merging

You may touch a willing creature with your tethers to vacate your physical location and place yourself wholly into a pocket dimension in their subconscious. Your equipment and any immediate possessions on your person enter this pocket dimension. No being is able to follow into this pocket dimension, even if you are holding them and they are willing. This process is known as merging. Your tethers now extend from the merged creature as they did from you.

Your merged creature may touch another willing creature with your tethers to merge again. Your pocket dimension and everything in it equally redistributes via the tethers between the collective subconscious of all merged creatures. This time, the tethers remain fixed and visible between both creatures as you exist equally in the subconscious of both. Like a retractable leash, tethers can shrink and extend between a minimum range of a few inches and a maximum range of 60 feet. This process may repeat as many times as there are willing creatures within range, forming a silver web of merged creatures.

 

While Merged

You play as all merged creatures. Your merged creatures act as your senses, and all their senses are your senses. You may use any ability from your merged creatures as well as your own. These abilities can be used from however many of your merged creatures you choose. While merged, add the psychological flaws of all merged creatures to your list of psychological flaws. You also temporarily have access to all the memories of merged creatures.

 

Merging Ends

Merging ends if the tethers between merged creatures are destroyed, the creature becomes unwilling, or you choose to end the merging. A creature that dies while merged remains merged until you end the merging. When you stop merging, the tethers disconnect from the creature, your physical form in its pocket dimension is equally redistributed among your remaining merged creatures, and you lose access to all the abilities, flaws, and memories of a creature once you stop merging with them. If you are no longer merged with any creature, you and all of your possessions on your person reappear physically within sixty feet of the last creature with which you merged.

 

Rites of Repose

Spoiler

Symbol: six pointed star

 

Goodbye

One by one you all will fall

Your past and future all will dance

In this moment you will stall

As we stare you lose your chance

Hello

 

Pick one living creature you can see without assistance to be the target of your effects. You and that target both fall asleep. While asleep, both you and your target are trapped within a singular shared dream. You may choose to end this dream state at any time. You both understand each other as if you were each wearing a great kanohi rau, mask of translation.
 

Expansion #4: NUVA

Hidden in the six Elemental Temple Ruins is the opportunity to power-up your character into what is called a NUVA and a NUVA Proxima. Your character can receive the NUVA power-up by completing the final task in an Elemental Temple Ruin: activating the kanoka disk device by inserting the correct Great Kanoka Disk. This power-up is available for one character per Elemental Temple Ruin. You cannot start as a NUVA character in Six Kingdoms, and you must complete the required prerequisite in order to earn the NUVA power-up. Please note, if your character gains either NUVA or NUVA Proxima they cannot gain further NUVA or NUVA Proxima powers -- this is a one time power-up per character.

 

NUVA Power-Up:

Your PC can receive the NUVA power-up by completing the final task in an Elemental Temple Ruin: activating the kanoka disk device by inserting the correct Great Kanoka Disk. This power-up is available for one character per Elemental Temple Ruin. You cannot start as a NUVA character in Six Kingdoms, and you must complete the required prerequisite in order to earn the NUVA power-up. Please note, if your character gains either NUVA or NUVA Proxima they cannot gain further NUVA or NUVA Proxima powers -- this is a one time power-up per character.

 

NUVA Power-up Character Profile:

  • Name: (Your name) NUVA
  • Breed: (Your breed) NUVA
  • Faction: Aspects, Barraki, Refugees, Zakazian, etc.
  • Brief Description: what’s your everyday or current appearance
    • Your eye color is now gold.
    • You are physically stronger and slightly taller after the NUVA power-up.
    • As a one time occurrence as part of the NUVA power-up process, all prior physical injuries, diseases, and psychological effects (i.e. hypnosis) are cured/removed. All new injuries, diseases, and psychological effects after the NUVA power-up are treated as normal.
  • Background/Occupation: what do you do, where did you come from
  • Your background/occupation as usual here.
  • Flaws: traits that hold you back, or where you break
    • Your current Physical and Psychological Flaws.
    • Additional NUVA Psychological Flaws:
      • Flawed Conscience: you pick two additional psychological flaws.
  • Powers/Equipment: stick to canon to start for what your breed can and cannot do
  • Breed Quirks:
    • Your current Breed Quirks
    • Additional NUVA Breed Quirks
      • You may wear kanohi masks and use their powers.
      • You may use your base element with similar power and control as a toa. Pick one element to be your base element if you did not have a base element before the NUVA power-up.
      • You may concentrate and fire a beam of energy with the same power type and strength as the Great Kanoka Disk used in your Nuva power-up at a target within your sight.
      • If you wore a mask at the time of your NUVA power-up it melted and fused to your face. You may still use its abilities as a breed quirk. If it was an infected mask it is no longer infected.
      • You may share your breed quirks with up to two other willing creatures within your line of sight and elemental range.  
      • You may be the target of your own breed quirks.
  • Powers:
    • Your current powers
    • Additional NUVA powers:
      • You may share your element with up to two other willing creatures within your line of sight and elemental range.
      • Your elemental mastery is stronger than before, roughly halfway between an individual toa and an individual toa kaita (a toa kaita having the combined power of three toa).
      • You may place a portion of your elemental power into a pre-specified elemental effect that can be delayed to a time of your choosing. Until your pre-specified effect occurs, you can share your Elemental Power, Breed Quirks, and NUVA Kanohi with one less willing creature per elemental effect for a maximum of two delayed elemental effects.
      • You are a living key for a Kaita ACR and are its primary pilot. Your assigned Kaita ACR is the same element as the ruin where your Nuva transformation occurred. See your Kaita ACR’s profile for additional information.
  • Equipment:
    • Pick a new Great Kanohi to wear as part of the NUVA power-up. The mask you pick cannot be Banned, Gold, Restricted, or Silver. You gain this Great Kanohi as part of the NUVA power-up and it is considered a NUVA Kanohi.
    • NUVA Kanohi: a NUVA Kanohi works like a normal Great Kanohi with the following differences: it’s made of a more organic material, and you may share its power with up to two other willing creatures within your line of sight and elemental range.

 

NUVA PROXIMA:

Nuva Proxima occurs as a side effect of the NUVA power-up in each Elemental Temple Ruin. The closest character to whoever receives the NUVA power-up receives the NUVA Proxima power-up. The Nuva Proxima power-up is available for one character per Elemental Temple Ruin. Your character cannot start as a Nuva Proxima. Nuva Proxima is only available as an in-game reward for completing the required prerequisites. Please note, if your character gains either NUVA or NUVA Proxima they cannot gain further NUVA or NUVA Proxima powers -- this is a one time power-up per character.

 

NUVA Proxima power-up Character Profile:

  • Name: (Your name) NUVA Proxima
  • Breed: (Your breed)
  • Faction: Aspects, Barraki, Refugees, Zakazian, etc.
  • Brief Description: what’s your everyday or current appearance
    • You are physically stronger and slightly taller after the NUVA Proxima power-up.
    • As a one time occurrence as part of the NUVA Proxima power-up process, all active psychological effects (i.e. hypnosis) are cured/removed. All new psychological effects after the NUVA Proxima power-up are treated as normal.
  • Background/Occupation: what do you do, where did you come from
    • Your background/occupation as usual here.
  • Flaws: your traits that hold you back, or where you break
    • Your current Physical and Psychological Flaws.
  • Powers/Equipment: stick to canon to start for what your breed can and cannot do
  • Breed Quirks:
    • Your current Breed Quirks
    • Additional NUVA Proxima Breed Quirks
      • You may wear kanohi masks and use their powers.
      • You may use your base element with similar power and control as a toa. Pick one element to be your base element if you did not have a base element before the NUVA power-up.
      • If you wore a mask at the time of your NUVA Proxima power-up it melted and fused to your face. You may still use its abilities as a breed quirk. If it was an infected mask it is no longer infected.
      • You may share your breed quirks with up to two other willing creatures within your line of sight and elemental range.  
      • You may be the target of your own breed quirks.
  • Powers:
    • Your current powers
    • Additional NUVA Proxima powers:
      • Your elemental mastery is stronger than before, roughly halfway between an individual toa and an individual toa kaita (a toa kaita having the combined power of three toa).
      • You may share your element with up to two other willing creatures within your line of sight and elemental range.

 

Expansion #5: Suva System

Scattered around the island of Zakaz are puzzle shrines known as suvas. These sacred spaces were once places of prayer and reflection. They were also a place where mighty warriors stored their weapons and equipment. Suvas allow for telepathically switching the gear carried on one's person without having to physically collect it. Completing suva puzzles may very well be worth your while!

 

Suva Storage

A registered user of a suva may withdraw an item from a suva using their mind by depositing an equivalent item (mask for mask, etc.) from their person in a suva while within a suva’s regional range of 3 hexes on the world map. A registered user of a suva may add an item to a suva without having to withdraw something of equal type. A registered user is aware of the contents within the suva at all times while within range. More than one user may be registered with a suva. A user may be registered with only a single suva, and it should be noted on their character profile. Registering with a different suva temple ends any ongoing suva registrations elsewhere.

 

Suva Forging

Once enough kanohi have been stored inside a suva, a new purpose of suvas becomes revealed: fusing masks into silver and gold variations.

  • Silver Kanohi: fuse three differently powered great masks together into one mask. Only one power can be used at a time.
  • Gold Kanohi: fuse six differently powered great masks together into one mask. Only one power can be used at a time.

In order to access the ability to create silver and gold masks, visit the Administrator in the Elemental Temple Ruins. The Administrator will provide a quest which will unlock the ability to forge fused masks at one suva of your choice once completed.

 

Expansion #6: Irnakk’s Rites of the Kanohi Dragon, Tahtorak, and Zivon

*This section has been updated with changes provided through Expansion #8. Please see Expansion #8 for the rest of the expanion upon its release.*

 

The Great Spirit of Nightmares in Irnakk’s Tooth is able to create horrible monsters from the deceased cast into the volcano’s fires. These monsters are known as the Riteborn, and depending on the manner of death a kanohi dragon, tahtorak, or zivon will crawl from the volcano and into the Time Between Time. Your character begins again as a riteborn monster with only the abilities listed in the appropriate section for the monster and the following universal riteborn breed quirks:

  • All Riteborn cause a special effect in the hex they occupy on the game map.
  • If one of your characters is sacrificed to become a riteborn you must submit a new PC profile using the appropriate information below. You cannot make an MC profile for a riteborn, so if you have 5 PCs already you must demote one to an MC to have an open slot. All riteborn monsters require GM approval before being played.
  • All riteborn are considered to be of a greater power level than a toa kaita.
  • All riteborn must listen to and obey commands from their creator player. They cannot knowingly cause harm to their creator. A creator must be a PC or NPC and cannot be an MC.
  • All riteborn are immune to any effect, attack, breed quirk, ability, or power that is cast or controlled by a creature or character that is not a Kaita or stronger. Suit up or start your mighty morphin’ party.
  • All riteborn retain all psychological flaws they had in life.
  • All riteborn find speaking to be incredibly difficult, usually reverting to simply roaring, screaming, or crying until they get what they want instead.

Please remember that this is a collaboratively written, story driven game, and that all players should be having fun when playing with each other. If you are having a dispute, please contact a GM for facilitation or resolution as per our rules on Conduct.

 

Rite of the Kanohi Dragon

Spoiler

 

Creating Kanohi Dragons

One character offers a kindled flame to another. The character who accepts the flame willingly lights themself on fire and casts their body into Irnakk’s Tooth. The sacrificed character becomes a riteborn kanohi dragon and is bound to the will of the character who offered them the kindled flame.

 

Description of Appearance

The grand Kanohi Dragons are a terrifying Riteborn monster, their long bodies slithering through the smoky skyline like dark ink stains on the horizon. They are approximately 300 feet long from head to tail, and are quadrupedal monsters with stumpy legs that end in terrible claws. Their gait when walking is similar to that of a skink or a newt, and their tail whips back and forth with fury to destroy everything in its path. From their snouts are long silver whiskers which can pick up the most sensitive vibrations within the hex they occupy, and their bodies are covered in scales that look and feel like kanohi masks. However, what they lack in grace while walking they gain in might and dominion while in the air, for a Kanohi Dragon is unmatched in its possession of the sky. 

 

Personality

Kanohi Dragons are creatures of cultural destruction. They love nothing more than tearing apart buildings and cities to form nests of treasure for a quick nap before repeating the process. They take great pleasure in targeting structures made by the Builders such as suvas and elemental temple ruins.

 

Breed Quirks

Hex Effect: Whenever a kanohi dragon enters a new hex, a firestorm occurs throughout the hex. Fires blossom out of control, fireballs rain from the sky, and buffeting winds carry the smoke throughout the hex and make it hard for any character to breathe that is not also a kanohi dragon. Airships in the hex experience significant turbulence.  The effect ends whenever they leave the hex, transferring to the next hex they enter.

Kanohi dragons have above kaita level mastery and control over the elements of fire and air.

Kanohi dragons have complete immunity to air, fire, iron, magnetic, and psionic elemental effects.

For every elemental temple or suva a kanohi dragon destroys they may choose another permanent elemental immunity. 

 

Flaws

  • Psychological:
    • All Psychological Flaws they had in life.
    • Kanohi Dragons are classified as kleptomaniacs, but only because they believe everything belongs to them already.
    • They love destroying buildings, especially temples with lots of riches stored inside.
    • Obsessively greedy, but easily distracted by shiny things
    • Like all riteborn monsters, Kanohi Dragons quickly lose all but the faintest memories of their former lives.
  • Physical:
    • When caught in the effects of a blizzard or other icy weather a kanohi dragon has significant difficulty flying. Prolonged exposure to these effects inhibits flight altogether.
    • Kanohi Dragons move slowly when walking, and are significantly less agile on the ground than they are in the air.

 

 

Rite of the Tahtorak

Spoiler

Creating a Tahtorak

Standing within Irnakk’s Tooth you challenge a foe to trial by combat. The loser’s corpse is tossed into the fires of Irnakk’s Tooth and transformed into a Riteborn Tahtorak of the same element. The victor lives and becomes the master of the monster.

 

Description of Appearance

A majestic tahtorak born from this dark rite towers over the landscape with heights between two hundred and three hundred feet. They are large quadrupedal monsters that look like the Bionicle version of a giant monster from traditional Japanese Kaiju films like the Godzilla franchise. Great bladed frills extend from the backs of their head, and spikes protrude from their bodies and tail. Their hands are dexterous and possess an opposable thumb. All fingers end in claws that can rend a hill apart with a single stroke.

 

Personality

Tahtorak’s mirror and echo the final emotions they had in life, those last moments forging their new way of being. Any burning questions they had in life a tahtorak will doggedly pursue as a riteborn monster. Tahtoraks take fights head on, destroying mountain ranges with devastating charges or beams of elemental energy. A tahtorak has absolutely no consideration for their own safety, taking each encounter as a challenge for superiority and a duel to the death.

 

Breed Quirks

  • Whenever a tahtorak enters a new hex, a weather-based effect based on their element occurs. A tahtorak of ice may cause blizzards, hail, and frozen crops. A tahtorak of fire might cause volcanic eruptions with every step in their stride. A tahtorak of gravity might create a hex full of lessened or increased gravity. You pick one permanent kind of effect based on the tahtorak’s element and that is the only effect it will apply. If you need suggestions, contact a GM or reach out to fellow players in the OOC topic. The effect ends whenever they leave the hex, transferring to the next hex they enter.
  • A tahtorak’s element is the same as it was in life. If a tahtorak did not have an element before they were created, you may choose the element of your personal preference. We recommend discussing this choice with the player of the character who will be commanding the tahtorak.
  • A tahtorak is immune to effects of its own element used against it.
  • A tahtorak is capable of issuing a compelling roar that briefly stuns an individual target. Any being not of Kaita power or greater becomes terrified of the riteborn tahtorak upon hearing this roar and must overcome their own fears and nightmares or remain paralyzed. Other riteborn tahtoraks are immune to this terrifying roar.

Flaws

  • Psychological
    • Tahtoraks retain all psychological flaws they had in life.
    • Like all riteborn monsters, A tahtorak quickly loses all but the faintest memories of their former lives.
    • A tahtorak must listen to and obey commands from their creator. They cannot knowingly cause harm to their creator. 
  • Physical:
    • Tahtoraks are unable to communicate effectively with others, too blinded by their emotions to rationally hold a conversation. While they are able to understand the languages they knew in life, a riteborn tahtorak finds it incredibly difficult to say with their new mouth and tongue.
    • A tahtorak’s neck around the collar is soft, allowing for greater flexibility but providing an excellent target.

 

 

Rite of the Zivon

Spoiler

Creating Zivon

Sacrifice an MC or PC to the Great Spirit of Nightmares in Irnakk’s Tooth by casting them into the fires of the volcano. The sacrificed character becomes a riteborn zivon and is bound to the will of the one character who directly sacrificed them. Ritual combat is not required for this rite. In fact, a surprise sacrifice is even preferred by Irnakk.

 

Description of Appearance

The riteborn zivon is an apex predator from Irnakk’s realm of nightmares. This terrifying creature is capable of seeing through the veil between planes, hunting prey from the safety of its own realm and striking out at the opportune moment. When cornered, a riteborn zivon will do anything it can to return to the realm of nightmares where it feels safest. Despite its ambush predator tactics, the zivon in a straight up fight is a terrifying monster.

A riteborn zivon is not the tallest of the riteborn monsters from Irnakk’s realm of nightmares, but it is one of the deadliest. What it makes up in height it has in deadly abilities. Its head is held nearly two hundred feet above the ground, and its brutal stinger reaches nearly two hundred and fifty feet when raised to its full height. The zivon’s body is covered in a hard exo-skeleton, and like all riteborn monsters from Irnakk’s realm of nightmares is immune to all but Kaita level attacks. 

It uses two incredibly powerful claws for grabbing and crushing prey, and its mouth contains a pair of terrifying mandibles strong enough to decapitate even a Kaita ACR. Zivons have six insect-like legs that they use to crawl across the planes, and each leg is capable of firing a thick webbing useful for ensnaring unawares prey. When walking they do not actually move very fast -- it is their ability to walk from the Time Between Time into the Realm of Nightmares and back that makes them such deadly foes.

 

Personality

Zivon are territorial and sadistic ambush predators with an insatiable hunger for aspects of makuta. Their ability to flicker into the limbo space and interact with aspects in gaseous states is a terrifying nightmare among the dark practitioners of taboo rites. Zivon seek not to get into fights where they are likely to lose.

 

Breed Quirks

  • Hex Effect: when a Zivon enters a given hex on the game map the veil thins between the realm of nightmares and the Time Between Time. All characters in the hex -- PC, MC, and NPC -- experience traumatic nightmares from their past as if walking into Irnakk’s Tooth. All characters are unable to sleep in that hex, and all characters become distrustful of even their closest companions. These effects end whenever the zivon leaves a given hex on the game map.
  • Planar Vision: the Zivon can see from the Realm of Nightmares into the Time Between Time. The realm of nightmares is a twisted mirror world of pain and toil filled with the disappointments and unfulfilled desires of Irnakk’s Prized. For the Zivon, this is home, and the plane of the Time Between Time is akin to a pantry or fridge.
  • Planar Walking: the Zivon can freely choose which plane it exists on, the Realm of Nightmares or the Time Between Time, so long as it is not restrained.
  • If you kill a zivon while in a plane different from your home plane you are returned to your home plane when it dies.
  • A riteborn zivon is capable of flickering its physical form from the realm of nightmares to the planar limbo where gaseous aspects reside, allowing them to directly harm aspects when they are weakest.
  • Four Rhotuka spinners with differing abilities:
    • On the head of the zivon is a rhotuka that can blind targets on contact. This effect remains active until a new target is blinded or the current target finds a way to remove the effect.
    • On the back of the zivon is a rhotuka that can deafen targets on contact. This effect remains active until a new target is deafened or the current target finds a way to remove the effect.
    • On the right claw of the zivon is a rhotuka that can mute targets on contact. This effect remains active until a new target is muted or the current target finds a way to remove the effect.
    • On the left claw of the zivon is a rhotuka that can numb targets on contact. This effect remains active until a new target is numbed or the current target finds a way to remove the effect.
    • This ability cannot be used across the veil between planes and can only target creatures on the same plane as the zivon.
  • Tail Stinger: The barbed stinger on the zivon’s tail can inject a poisonous venom into a target, or can form a ball of venom and hurl it up to one hex at a target. This poisonous venom slows those it contacts, making them tired and incoherent. This ability cannot be used across the veil between planes and can only target creatures on the same plane as the zivon.
  • A zivon's six legs can create a spray of webbing that ensnares. The webbing is resistant to all but Kaita level damage, and can be used across planes to capture prey and pull them back into the Field of Darkness. The range of this attack extends across the veil between planes, allowing the Zivon to ensnare a target before ever entering the Time Between Time.

Flaws

  • Psychological Flaws
    • They are intensely sadistic, and love to toy with captured prey
    • They are paranoid, and distrustful of all others
    • Like all riteborn monsters, the zivon quickly loses all but the faintest memories of its former life
    • The zivon must listen to and obey commands from their creator. They cannot knowingly cause harm to their creator. 
  • Physical Flaws
    • The joints of their tail are fragile and prone to breaking
    • They are not immune to their own venom
    • A zivon cannot see directly behind itself
    • Being ambush predators, zivon’s do not have nearly as much stamina as other riteborn monsters

 

 

Expansion #7: The Far Shore

This expansion to the base rules of play introduces an enigmatic new location: the Far Shore. The Far Shore is a location beyond the reality of the multiverse. It’s a realm where the universe verifies the resolution of all possible realities. Buildings fade in and out of focus and time, simultaneously decaying and being built. Stars and constellations swirl within everything. Colors of objects and locations blend and change, never quite settling on a permanent appearance. What matters most in this realm is your will. Rather than physics, the strength of one’s will can overcome all possibilities.

The Far Shore is inherently dangerous and unpredictable, especially for protoderm breeds. Exposure to the Far Shore or its denizens may result in Void Sickness, or other, worse fates. However, great powers and rare treasures await those brave and strong enough to weather the risks.

 

How to Use This Expansion

There are two solidified timelines within the Far Shore accessible via the portal in Kini-Nui. Your character must speak with Nuju near the portal for more information about his hunt for the Makoki Stones. Once your character has spoken to Nuju, they may enter the Far Shore.

Entering the Far Shore changes its reality, so each adventure in the Far Shore is completely different. Your adventure will be determined by a series of prompts. These prompts, randomly selected by Game Masters, will dictate the timeline, location, central conflict, and twist of your adventure. Players who have returned from an adventure in the opposite timeline may provide three optional prompts as well. 

You, and everyone else who entered the Far Shore with you, will use the combined prompts to construct a short adventure. As long as the core conflict is resolved, there is no minimum adventure length. GMs will determine if the story is fairly concluded in cases of obvious system abuse.

Tag a GM in the post where you enter the portal to the Far Shore. There are four parts of each adventure in the Far Shore determined by GM using random tables: 

  • The Timeline: determines A or B
  • The Element: determines the primary element of the region.
  • The Conflict: determines what must be overcome
  • The Twist: determines what complicates the resolution

These prompts are explained in further detail below. Once you have been assigned your prompts, it’s up to you and your friends to create the short adventure in the Far Shore! 

Need a suggestion on combining prompts? Feel free to contact a GM in the OOC topic if you need assistance.

 

Prompts

These prompts, randomly selected by GMs, will dictate the timeline, location, central conflict, and twist of your adventure. 

 

The Timeline

This fifty-fifty chance places you randomly in timeline A or timeline B. The same timeline can only be run twice in a row before the opposite timeline is automatically chosen. You are only able to interact with other PCs that entered at the same time as you and in the same timeline.

 

The Element

This table determines the primary elemental alignment of the region. You determine how this affects the region of the adventure. You and your fellow players decide the details of your adventure’s setting. Characters with the same element as the one rolled for the adventure gain a temporary boost to their elemental-based abilities during the adventure.

 

The Conflict

This table determines what must be overcome. There are a few core conflicts, which can be interpreted as you wish during your adventure, but they must be resolved to conclude your adventure. These conflicts are the six forms of conflict in Western literary fiction:

  • Character vs Self
  • Character vs Character
  • Character vs Nature
  • Character vs Supernatural
  • Character vs Technology
  • Character vs Society

The antagonizing force, or the villain, of your adventure in the Far Shore is based on this central conflict. You may choose how these conflicts are approached, explored, and resolved while keeping the final prompt in mind.

 

The Twist

This table determines what complicates the central conflict of your adventure in the Far Shore. This complication changes how you view the conflict, as well as perhaps how to resolve it. Work the twist into how you resolve the central conflict of your adventure. The twist will be chosen randomly from this list:

  • Be careful what you wish for
  • The cake is a lie
  • Genuine Imposter
  • The story that never was
  • Yank the dog’s chain
  • Random twist from TV Tropes

 

Optional Matoran Principles

You may pick up to three of the optional prompts associated with Matoran Principles from the respective timeline (A or B) below for your Far Shore Adventure. You gain one additional piece of random loot from the Far Shore Loot Table for each successfully incorporated optional prompt. Once one of the prompts for a timeline has been used, it will be crossed off the list and is no longer available.

Once all of the principles are used in a given timeline, the next adventure will be run by a GM and will guarantee the Far Shore Makoki Stone as a reward.

Timeline A

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  • Accuracy
  • Courage
  • Creation
  • Destiny
  • Duty
  • Faith
  • Peace
  • Prosperity
  • Purity
  • Speed
  • Stamina
  • Strategy
  • Strength
  • Unity
  • Willpower

 

Timeline B

Spoiler

 

  • Accuracy
  • Courage
  • Creation
  • Destiny
  • Duty
  • Faith
  • Peace
  • Prosperity
  • Purity
  • Speed
  • Stamina
  • Strategy
  • Strength
  • Unity
  • Willpower

 

 

Ending Your Adventure:

Once the conflict is resolved, your adventure in the Far Shore comes to an end. Your characters travel through a portal back into the Time Between Time at the end of your adventure. They cannot bring anything from the Far Shore back to the Time Between Time except the loot they are awarded after the adventure. 

Tag a GM in your final post for the adventure. The GM will read the adventure to make sure all the required prompts were used. If everything is concluded properly, a Game Master will post in the OOC topic regarding your rewards. You will receive awesome loot equal to the number of PCs that participated plus the number of optional player prompts used.

 

 

Expansion #8: "A Hole Lotta Rules"

*This expansion will arrive soon! Some parts of this expansion are clarifications, alterations, or additions to older expansions and will be reflected in those sections.*

 

The Power Scale of Six Kingdoms

We’ve talked about the scale of power in Six Kingdoms for a while, but we’ve never had some sort of measurement. Behold, the Six Kingdoms power ranking scale:

 

Matoran/prey rahi → Most Breeds/predatory rahi → NUVA Proxima → NUVA → Kaita → Riteborn → Great Spirit → ?

 

Anything above a Kaita on the power scale is immune to effects from a source lower on the power scale. The gods do not fear the fists of mortals. Please note this scale is for general reference and is not an unbreakable rule. Consider it a guideline to help in understanding the relative power of your characters and those they interact with during a given scene. For example, a Riteborn is so powerful the entire hex it occupies on the game map experiences an effect.

You are probably used to playing characters in text-based RPGs that consider the second step of this power-scale ladder to be the maximum power limit. However, with Apocalypse being a game of collaborative story writing where we encourage you to rig fights for the drama of the story (or otherwise work together to have fun), the power ceiling has been pushed considerably higher. Aspects are capable of becoming a Great Spirit, depending on their Grand Wish, and any character can easily become a Riteborn. You might find eventually some of your characters require challenges beyond those of simple physical combats or feats of strength, and we encourage you to explore alternative forms of conflict to create enticing story beats for everyone to read!

 

Amaja Circles

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“Great Builders, I am proud to announce you have reconnected me to the six elemental temples on this island. As part of my increased network stability, I have discovered a new room within each temple. Allow me to open it, but I warn you to be careful: it looks very much like an office,” said the Administrator as one of the walls within the final room of the temple began to shift and open up. There was no grinding of stone, no sounds of mortar being crumbled. In this suva world one wall simply changed.

Looking through the open triangular doorway you see a large circular room with a domed ceiling of stars and a round sand pit at its center. A small flight of stairs leads you down to the stone floor, which is warm underfoot. There are two tiers of tan sandstone bleachers ringing the perimeter of this space, providing ample room for a small village to hide during an emergency. The sand pit is an amaja circle -- a storytelling place of the builders. Set next to the amaja circle is an open chest with five carved gemstones of different colors. A sixth stone of porous igneous rock carved in a different and more angular style than the gemstones already rests in the center of the amaja circle.

The Administrator spoke again; “I believe the Builders used this place during times of danger, and in times of war. Perhaps it would be effective against those monsters made by the Great Spirit of Nightmares. I am still installing some of the necessary update patches, but it should be online and functioning shortly. I would recommend getting acquainted with the stones by the sand pit: they seem to affect the local environment outside this temple.”

 

 

Description

A new room is now available within each elemental temple ruin. These rooms automatically unlock as the Administrator discovers them in the wake up being fully online throughout all the elemental temple ruins.This room allows for characters to tactically assist the pilots of Kaita ACRs by applying certain effects to Rite-Born Kaiju within the elemental temple ruin’s range by placing one of the carved gemstones in the amaja circle with the igneous rock.

The amaja circle in the Kini-Nui temple operates the same as the amaja circles in the elemental temple ruins. For all intents and purposes it is identical to the new amaja circles.

 

Using Amaja Circles

Whenever a riteborn monster -- such as a kanohi dragon, tahtorak, or zivon -- enters the range of the elemental temple ruin the igneous rock in the center of the amaja circle will begin to glow with a red-hot flame. If a riteborn is vanquished while in the range of the elemental temple the igneous rock will crack and crumble into sand. It will reform into a new igneous rock if another riteborn enters the temple’s range.

Each amaja circle may have one effect active from the five carved gemstones stored next to it. Placing a gemstone in the amaja circle makes its corresponding effect occur in the immediate hex the temple is located within and all the immediately adjacent hexes as well (range not counting the start hex = 1 hex). The carved gemstones and their effects are:

  • Muaka’s Eye: Stop riteborn from leaving their current hex
  • Opal: Eliminate all riteborn environmental effects
  • Emerald: Slow the movement of riteborn
  • Amethyst: Weaken all riteborn
  • Diamond: Force all riteborn to flee

These effects can be applied one at a time, and may be changed once per post by removing the active gemstone and placing a new gemstone in the amaja circle. Only the most recently placed gemstone’s effect is active. Placing multiple gemstones at once will result in no effects being active.

 

Kaita ACRs

Locked away for centuries in tombs throughout the Hidden Valley of Kini-Nui, six mighty kaita spirits manifest in the forms of towering machines. Kaita ACRs are both divinity and technology at once, revenant beings pledged to two tasks:

  • Hunt and destroy all Riteborn monsters
  • Hold back the coming of the dark

Each Kaita ACR has its own name, personality, and code of honor based upon a matoran principle. The six great Kaita ACRs are:

  • Wairuha, Wisdom
  • ???, Valor
  • Malkuhuraia, Courage
  • ???, Strategy
  • ???, Prosperity
  • ???, Willpower

WIth Kaita ACRs being living machines, they are as much NPCs as vehicles. If left alone to their own devices, a Kaita ACR may very well wander off to find a Riteborn to vanquish. A GM will notify you if this occurs, and will assume full control of your Kaita ACR as an NPC until you are able to recover it. A GM may assume direct control of your Kaita ACR as an NPC if all pilots are not unconscious or killed while piloting the Kaita ACR. 

 

Acquiring a Kaita ACR

All six Kaita ACRs are sealed within six tombs located around the Hidden Valley of Kini-Nui. The first six characters to attain the NUVA power-up are additionally rewarded with the opportunity to revive a Kaita ACR by pouring their energies into unsealing one of the Kaita ACR’s tombs. Tag GMs in your post approaching a door so they can roleplay this encounter appropriately. A random Kaita ACR is assigned upon successful completing of this encounter. As Kaita ACRs allow for up to three pilots at once, this reward is designed to be shared with others.

 

Playing a Kaita ACR

When playing a character that pilots a Kaita ACR, keep in mind the Kaita ACR has its own personality, goals, and principle it wants to follow. Kaita ACRs greatly desire hunting and destroying riteborn monsters. It’s what they were made for in a very literal sense. However, Kaita ACRs are not the same as PCs or MCs, and are considered living vehicles. Since Kaita ACRs are vehicles and not characters, they do not contribute to the number of rolls for Far Shore Adventure Rewards.

All Kaita ACRs seat between one and three pilots. A Kaita ACR will not start if their Primary NUVA Pilot is not onboard. All pilots in the Kaita ACR may post as the Kaita ACR. We recommend coordinating either through OOC comments or in private messages with your fellow players to come up with coordinated strategies. 

Kaita ACRs are alive, and are powered by the summoned lesser spirit of their namesake. The kaita is the ghost within the shell of the machine that is the Kaita ACR. Kaita ACRs do not normally speak. While Kaita ACRs are capable of speech, they refrain from doing so except in the rarest of circumstances (i.e. when their tomb is opened). The Primary pilot may speak and have the Kaita ACR repeat what they say, but this is not the same as when a kaita ACR’s spirit chooses to speak. While you may also hear with the Kaita ACR’s innate senses, Kaita ACRs do not have a radio-technology system onboard. These are ancient machines.

 

Description of Appearances

The towering Kaita ACRs are of an ancient and intricate design. Constructed of gleaming metal that does not rust or weaken over time, they are among the greatest work of an ancient race of Builders who sought to defend their home from the riteborn monsters forged by the Great Spirit of Nightmares, Irnakk, and his slumbering clan of skakdi known as Irnakk’s Prized. Each Kaita ACR stands 75 to 100 feet tall. Kaita ACRs do not wear kanohi masks, although their faces look like those of matoran or toa with the exception they have six eyes (rising up their forehead). Their base structure is a lanky bipedal skeleton with additional ceramic, glass, and protodermis plating covering essential systems. Each ACR is painted in the colors of its regional element, so the Kaita ACR of Air is painted green, the Kaita ACR of fire is painted red, etc.

Unlike conventional ACRs which require a heartlight to function, these ACRs draw their energy from the Great Disks merged in their primary NUVA pilot.

The cockpit of the Kaita ACR is accessed through a retractable seating hatch that is placed between the shoulder blades on the back of the ACR. The interior of the cockpit changes to suit the personality of the chosen NUVA Pilot in color, adornment, and physical controls. However, two additional seats are available for a total of three pilots.

GM Note: for additional inspiration regarding the physical appearance of Kaita ACRs, we recommend exploring the history and stories surrounding the following mechs: God Warriors (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind), EVAs (Neon Genesis Evangelion), and Jaegers (Pacific Rim).

 

Kaita ACR profiles

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Use the following Profile for your Kaita ACR vehicle.

  • Name: the name of your Kaita (it will be revealed in a post IC during initial revival)
  • ACR Faction/Homebase: Builders/Kini-Nui
  • Primary Pilot: Your NUVA character
  • Great Disk: The Great Disk power type used in your NUVA character’s transformation
  • Physical Description: provide a custom description of the Kaita ACR you unlock based on the description of appearance information above.
  • Breed Quirks:
    • Piloting is done via thought. Pilots sync their mind to the ACR via paranormal means. Due to the nature of the interface with the ACR, pilots are unable to personally use any other of their abilities, breed quirks, or other powers to affect anything beyond the walls of the cockpit.
    • Kaita ACRs ignore all but the strongest blows. They ignore damage from creatures less powerful than kaita.
    • Great Disk Beam
      • One of the Kaita ACR’s arms is capable of transforming into a beam-based range weapon that fires powerful mid-range blasts of the associated Great Disk’s power. For example, Wairuha can fire beams of ice generated by the Great Disk of Freezing merged with their chosen pilot Sidra NUVA.
  • Abilities
    • Power Amplification
      • Choose up to three abilities or breed quirks (excluding equipment powers) at a time from the combined powers and breed quirks of all onboard pilots (maximum three pilots). The Kaita ACR may use these powers as if they were its own powers or breed quirks and increases the overall strength and power of the chosen powers or breed quirks to the level of a kaita. 
      • You may take one post to change these three chosen abilities or breed quirks.
      • This ability resets when all pilots fall unconscious, die, or exit the Kaita ACR.
      • Flaw: the cockpit must be fully sealed for Power Amplification to work. Additionally, unconscious or deceased pilots do not count towards the available list of powers and breed quirks.
    • Suva Kaita Attunement
      • You may choose to summon up to two one-handed weapons or one two-handed weapon from the Suva Kaita in Kini-Nui at any given time. You must return these weapons to summon different weapons from the Suva Kaita in Kini-Nui. 
      • Flaw: the Kaita ACR must be within the Suva Kaita’s range to use this ability.
  • Flaws:
    • Physical Flaw:
      • While they can be put into a slumber while unmanned, Kaita ACRs are living machines and cannot be turned off. If not restrained, they very well may just wake up and wander off in search of a rite-born kaiju to kill (read: GMs may start writing your mech randomly when you are not piloting it).
      • A Kaita ACR will refuse to start if the primary chosen pilot is not onboard.
      • Pilots are unable to use their powers or breed quirks to effect anywhere outside the sealed cockpit while piloting a Kaita ACR. 
      • If the Primary Pilot falls unconscious or dies while piloting a Kaita ACR, the kaita inhabiting the machine itself will take over and go on a berserk rampage until it is destroyed or the Primary Pilot is removed (read: GMs will start writing your mech).
    • Psychological Flaw:
      • Kaita ACRs are inhabited by the conscious spirit of a Kaita, a spirit of great power. Kaita are proud and vicious beings, and have an incredible hatred for all rite-born kaiju made by Irnakk. If given the opportunity, a Kaita will pursue the death of a rite-born kaiju without concern for any collateral damage to their surroundings.
      • Kaita ACRs cannot condone the destruction of Builder civilization.
      • Kaita ACRs refuse to ally with any riteborn, even if it would be to their benefit.
      • When berserk, Kaita ACRs treat other Kaita ACRs as riteborn monsters.

 

 

Suva Kaita

Location Description

The Suva Kaita is a large domed suva structure made of a silvery-grey protodermis material. It is the approximate height of a toa. The Suva Kaita is located in the center of the Kini-Nui temple in the Time Between Time.

The six Kaita ACRs found in their tombs throughout the Hidden Valley of Kini-Nui are attuned to the central suva within the Kini-Nui temple itself. This suva is known as the Suva Kaita, and can only be accessed by Kaita ACRs. The revenant machines store their riteborn monster slaying weapons in this ancient device. 

The Suva Kaita has the following exceptions to the normal rules of suvas:

  • Increased Range: the Suva Kaita has a range of 2 hexes on the world map (not counting the hex it’s in)
  • Only Kaita ACRs are able to access the contents of the Suva Kaita

 

Suva Kaita Puzzle

Hidden beneath the Suva Kaita is a spiraling staircase that descends far below the temple of Kini-Nui to a lightless room where the entry to the Mangaia can be found. To open this hidden passage, fill the surrounding six shrines with the six core elements (air, earth, fire, ice, stone, and water). The Suva Kaita will spiral down into the earth, and the stone stairs will slide out of their sockets in the opened hole. After a short period of time the suva kaita will spiral back up into its original position, trapping unexpecting adventurers below. This puzzle was originally solved in Rebrith by the aspect Sorilax, played by Kal the Guardian.

 

Inventory

Used exclusively to store the monster slaying weapons of undead divinities empowering hundred foot Kaita ACRs, the Suva Kaita is chock full of oversized tools designed to brutally incapacite riteborn monsters. These tools are made proportionately to the size of the Kaita ACRs that wield them, and they are capable of causing harm to riteborn monsters.

The following items are initially found in the Suva Kaita, and may be used, stored, and swapped freely by all Kaita ACRs within range. Talk with your fellow players to come up with advantageous combos for maximum monster slaying potential:

Two Handed Weapons

The two handed weapons stored within the Suva Kaita are forged not of protodermis, but of the raw elements themselves. For example, the great claymore of Wairuha is made of ice from a glacier, and radiates with chillding cold. A Kaita ACR may only wield a single two handed weapon at a time.

  • Bident: conjure beams of water
  • Chakram: Ignite target on hit
  • Claymore: freeze target on hit
  • Battle Axe with bill hook on the back: root target on hit
  • War Club: stun target on hit 
  • Kusarigama: bind target on hit

One handed melee weapons

These one handed melee weapons stored within the Suva Kaita provide buffs to the emotions or abilities of a Kaita ACR when used. They may be used in tandem with each other, on their own, or with a one handed shield.

  • Kukri, your aggression is enhanced while using
  • Garrote, your agility is enhance while using
  • Flail, your endurance is enhanced while using

Shields

Two shields are currently available within the Suva Kaita. These shields are useful for protecting bystanders as well as yourself from the incredible power of a riteborn monster.

  • Two handed Tower Shield (great for protecting allies)
  • One handed round shield (for use with a one handed weapon)

Some ranged weapons

Not every solution can be resolved up close and personal. Sometimes you need a little extra reach. Luckily, the Builders were aware of the challenges of riteborn monsters and made several ranged weapons that are currently available within the Suva Kaita.

  • Lance Launchers: this two handed heavy weapon conjures spiraling barbs of metal within its chamber and then hurls them towards targets. It’s main purpose is to skewer, pin, or pierce a Riteborn monster.
  • Flame Belcher: this heavy flamethrower draws upon the elemental energy of the Kaita ACR’s pilots to conjure fireballs or create a continued steady flame.
  • Rahi Grenade Launcher: this large weapon is designed to use rahi as ammunition for medium ranged projectile assaults. It’s design is similar to a large crossbow, with a padded bucket for a single rahi at a time of small to moderate size. 
  • Foot Trap: a wicked tool designed to ensnare and root an unsuspecting Riteborn, causing severe damage to the monster’s leg. A foot trap can be thrown as an improvised projectile, or buried beneath terrain or an illusion.
  • Net Launcher: this large rocket launcher-like tool is used to fire thick nets at incredible distances.

 

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Terms

  • Protoderm(s): the living beings that inhabit the Bionicle world. Protoderms follows the “bonkle theorem”.
  • Bonkle Theorem: all characters in the narrative are simultaneously every version of the spectrum between completely human with magic powers and completely robotic with magic powers. This allows for player comfort in avoiding details and a unified “anatomy”.
  • Energized Protodermis: A specialized kind of mutagenic protodermis containing destiny-altering powers.
    • Pure EP: changes, heals, improves
    • Has non-randomized effect (player chooses/GM chooses)
  • Defiled EP: causes horribly toxic mutations and destroys
    • Has randomized side effects (GM rolls)

 

GM NPC Profiles 

  • Administrator, AI of the Builders
  • Axonn, guard of the Heartsflame
  • Barraki Ehlek, United in Science
  • Dume, Pilot of the Ark
  • Grime
  • ???
  • Kas
  • Irnakk of the Pit, God of Nightmares
  • Miserix, Aspect of Birth
  • Nektann, Tahtorak of Loss
  • Spiriah, Aspect of Faith
  • ???
  • Tuakana, bound to Axonn
  • Tuyet
  • ???
  • ???

 

Approved Player Characters

This list is all currently approved characters. GMs will work to keep this updated reguarly.

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Stannis Caedast, Aspect of Fate, Choice & Control

Species: Aspect of Makuta (in a Toa of Stone’s body)

Faction: Himself, Aspects, Mata Nui (ostensibly, actually in pretense)

Brief Description: Stannis has possessed the body of a toa for almost forever. His body stands a little taller than most toa and looks strikingly heroic in appearance, with long bones and lithe muscle in a combination of blacks, browns, and tans. He wears a large mottled, dense dark gray cloak, however, and most of the time the only things visible are his, mask, hand and feet. His eyes are a uniform grey and impossible to catch subtleties in, though they seem to drink in everything in front of Stannis. He only has one spear left which he wears slung across his back when not using it as a walking stick.

Background: Stannis, or rather the man known by that name, is a former member of an ancient team of Toa Hagah under Helryx who eventually led the separate team called the Toa Maru, a man who’s adventures are long since forgotten in the Histories, but his Destiny seems to remain unfulfilled even though his former teammates have all been turaga for centuries now. Talk about him is a strange mixture of emotions, and depending on who you ask Stannis is either a hero or pariah, wizard or illusionist, high priest or false prophet, selfless historian or selfish warmaster. One thing almost everyone agrees on is that Stannis is an enigmatic figure who travels and intercedes with no pattern, and always—somehow—is always where he needs to be when he needs to be.

The truth was that Stannis was not really “Stannis”—but instead a malevolent spirit who long ago possessed a willing Toa Hagah in Helryx’s employ, then devoured the toa’s psyche and completely inhabited the body as his own. Since then, he had run under Mata Nui’s radar, gaining the trust of the Matoran, playing as a high priest for Mata Nui while secretly trying to undermine the Great Spirit’s power supply of deaths. His goals were always nebulous and closely guarded, and insofar as anyone understood he was simply Stannis, leader of the Toa Maru, a weird old toa and a wandering historian of the world. When the other active Maru transformed into turaga Stannis declined to do so, saying he was not ready, but in truth he simply did not possess the knowledge or ability to sacrifice his toa energies like the others.

Powers and abilities: Despite starting out as a user of Shadow elemental powers, he can currently only access the inherent Stone element of the body because his psychological synapses meshed completely with the toa body’s physiology. After millennia of practice, however, Stannis became an accomplished elementalist with incredible power and finesse with his powers capable of almost every feat imaginable with Stone. As a bonus of his body’s element, Stannis is extremely physically strong, surpassing most save exceptionally brutish species or beings boosted by Pakari, and he has the ability to use Kanohi at the cost of many of his antidermis abilities.

As an Aspect of advanced station and progress, he has a Kraata power of the 6th level. His power is in Quick Healing, which causes him to immediately recover from any serious wounds or injuries, as well as heal other beings by touch with some effort. He can also still desecrate followers, gifting a Kraata ability at the 5th level to his whim in exchange for a favor. Furthermore, he possesses the following taboos:
~ "Wandering,” the colloquial term for his ability to sense the leylines of fate around him
~ Desecration
~ Creation of Kraata
~ Gluttonous Desecration
~ Kraata Corruption

And powers:
— Telepathically communicate with his desecrated followers on the same plane
— See through the eyes of his desecrated on the same plane
— Possess his desecrated on the same plane through shadow puppetry
— Teleport to the shadow of his desecrated while on the same plane
— Teleport his desecrated to his shadow while on the same plane

Currently Desecrated/Kraata: Oreius/Limited Invulnerability, Aurax/Fear, Parnassus/Mind Reading.

Grand Wish: Stannis wishes to become a God of Soothsaying in order to be the fount of knowledge for the universes, to be at the crux of the past and the present, a living Oracle deity.
Why: When does one cry to the heavens to petition a force they cannot see, a deity they cannot hear, and a god they have no proof of? When does one beg for mercy or power or second chances? It's only when at their most powerless and desperate hour that one asks for help from a power they cannot prove exists. Stannis embodies the Builder's desire to understand why things happen, and the basal wish to control their uncontrollable fortunes. Stannis understood the follies of gods before him and the errors of Builders from the past and wants to do things better by exercising the loose-leashed but deeply conscious control other deities have failed to wield.
How:

  • Infiltrate the Ark
  • Possess a toa
  • Desecrate a follower
  • Gain the trust of the Builders
  • Partake of the Miracle Cactus
  • Obtain the Kanohi Avohkii
  • [not revealed yet]

Mask and tools: Stannis wears a Kanohi of Conjuring, which allows him to very carefully program a power into the mask if he verbally specifies the power and its limitations. He usually does this in the form of a prayer or litany, and typically before a battle as programming the mask in the midst of fighting is extremely hard to do. His chosen weapon is a spear with elaborate tips, which he is very proficient at using as both as throwing and melee weapon.

Flaws: Stannis is hampered somewhat by the body he possesses, and as a result of his age is slower and less agile than he used to be. Like all Aspects, he is a creature of gaseous substance, and while his quick healing ability has preserved his life many times he must still replenish his essence if it has been injured too much. If his body were to be destroyed to the point that his healing could not save him he would perish with his body and not be able to simply remain incorporeal. 

 

Airship: The Ambling Alp

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Owner: Stannis and Korruhn

Description: Once the personal pleasure craft of a Metru Nui debutante, the Ambling Alp was at some point loaned out to the Cartographer Guild and just... stayed in their fleet, parked in their knowledge tower base’s garage in Ko-Metru until the city’s destruction. In search of a ship, it was found by Korruhn as he explored his old home in search of a way out of the city with Stannis.

Adapted from its leisurely origins to be an adventurous craft, the Alp boasts twin high-powered halogen lights by the bridge and a small science laboratory-tete within the hull. It’s most unique feature is the large dome at the back of the vessel with a large couch and sitting area for relaxing view taking. This wasn’t changed much, probably from the protestations of a Matoran bureaucrat who liked it too much to remodel it. When the airship lands it deploys a tripod landing gear, and access is by a ramp on the right side.

Storage/Crew Quarters: Two small single use sleeping rooms.

Engine Section: A pair of thrusters at the rear that are accessible from within the stern observation sphere.

Bridge: Two side-by-side pilot seats with identical controls, joysticks, and yokes. It’s a small, compact bridge meant for fast, controlled maneuvers and the big windows offer unparalleled lines of sight on most sides. A couple dozen buttons, all clearly denoted and intuitively arrayed, are paired with an equal number of yellow, red, and green lights all around the bridge. It is equipped with an autopilot feature.

Weaponry: Although it was not designed for combat, the Alp does have a single energy gun mounted on the bow hull and operable via joysticks next to both pilot and co-pilot seats. Ostensibly meant as a deterrent against pirates and dealing with certain Rahi threats, it’s powerful enough to protect the crew but it’s not winning a dogfight anytime soon.

Crew:  Requires only one to operate, fully crewed by two. Currently piloted by Stannis; Korruhn is MIA.

 

 

Name: Yumiwak, the Tahtorak Princess

Kind: Wasteland Skakdi of Psionics

Faction: Riggers (loosely), though holds aspirations of creating her own warband

Brief Description: Possessing an insidious grin that always looks ravenous and an intelligent glint in her eye hinting at her cruelty, Yumiwak is a glorious example of Skakdi femininity. Her armor is almost regal looking, with blue and gold plates and crystalline blue parts, though her beauty is contrasted by the red splotches of paint that are reminiscent of the blood of enemies she has slain. Her weapon is kept strapped to her right thigh, and she wears a dark red leather vest and shorts—with pockets. Interestingly, her spine is untarnished by parasites, making her already fearsome ferocity all the more awesome to observers.

Equipment: She wields a dual-purpose weapon she calls the Tormenter that can slightly tap into her innate elemental powers. An imposing-looking carbine with a long barrel, it fires metal bolts up to medium-range; on the barrel is a blunt-looking bayonet that, when touching a foe, gives excruciating emotional pain. Also, she has the Tactical Panda II, her personal yacht and airship.

Background and occupation: Her ancestors were chieftains and sovereigns of a separate clan of Skakdi that hailed from the first migration to Zakazaz. Purity, power, and skill were highly prized in that clan, and she follows those principles to the present; the clan’s sigil was emblazoned with Tahtorak, which she continues to use as her own emblem and banner. Nominally she is a princess as the sole remaining heir of the now-fallen clan’s throne, and commands sufficient respect that she is largely autonomous. In reality, she is a mid-ranking, powerful, and feared warrior among the Riggers warclan who’s ambition and cruel touch are praised aloud as much as they are whispered behind closed doors. Getting on her bad side is something most smart Skakdi avoid, which makes it unfortunate that it is very easy to have happen.

She generally serves the Riggers’ agenda, though isn’t afraid to do her own thing. Because Desecration goes against her family’s belief of purity she chooses not to take part of the ritual, though along with that is her disdain for serving anyone, not even an Aspect. She does not fault people who do choose to Desecrate themselves, but will violently rebuff any attempts to sway her to do it herself. One day she hopes to ascend as queen of her own clan and raise the glory of the past, and seeks to gain as much influence as she can to that end, especially the taming of a Tahtorak steed for herself.

Powers and traits: Suppressed elemental psionic powers that can only be accessed in conjunction with another Skakdi. Among the most gifted and talented of her kind, Yumiwak is capable of devastating effects with her powers, including domination of will, potent telekinesis, and the conjuring of melee weapons made of dripping mental energy. She also possesses disintegration eyebeams that allow her to turn anything and anyone to dust; the effect on inanimate objects can be reversed by a Kanohi Kiril or high-powered (8 or above) Regeneration kanoka applied to the remains in time.

Flaws: She never legs go of grudges and is wholly willing to destroy anyone who stands in her path to reviving her ancient glory. Thought incredibly violent, she is still capable of love in a variety of forms, and her attachments—while few in number—are a great weakness to her pride. Notable in melee combat is how she is comparatively weaker than most Skakdi as her fighting style is more cerebral than physical.

 

Airship: The Tactical Panda II

Type: Shibari-class flybridge battle sloop, modified to be an airship

Specifications:
Length: 140’
Height: 160’
Accommodations: Four guest quarters, including the master suite
Crew: Five; a commanding officer, lieutenant, engineer, and two sailors
Technologies: The Tactical Panda II was designed to quickly move royalty between islands in both luxury and safety. It is propelled by both great sails and water-jets for speed and grace on the waves, and among the fastest boats engineered. Its maneuverability does not, however, translate well in the air. Amazingly, the Panda is capable of lifting off the waves and soaring into the sky; though not very quick, it is quieter than most other airships. The source of this ability is known only to Yumiwak, as she murdered the engineer who built it as to prevent an enemy from using him against her.

It’s weapon is a single long cannon is placed on the fore deck, the best of its kind; mounted on a shock-absorbing ball-bearing swivel so it can turn to any angle, it also has a revolutionary guidance system the gun’s operator can use to mentally direct the crystalline projectile to its target. That, combined with the sheer power and range of the cannon, ensures that the Panda II is capable of ending most threats—one at a time—before it is in real danger.

Appearance and History: The Tactical Panda II is an impressive boat with its imposingly tall single mast, uniquely large sail, and significant tonnage. As a personal toy for the former clan sovereigns, it exemplifies their virtues as much as it is fun to drive. It’s opaque, stratified crystalline hull design is dotted with transparent parts for windows, reinforcements and vital components made of metal, and wooden decks and details. More rigging than seems necessary races up the mast’s length, though it’s almost purely for looks.

Its interior design is lavishly decorated by Skakdi standards with ancient art and precious woodworkings, but at no cost to comfort or aesthetic. A spacious parlor, adjoining dining area, small library, and full bar den make up the common rooms, and the decks provide ample space to luxuriate in the open air. Yumiwak’s master suite in particular is decked out to her fancy and serves as her home away from her base.

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Here are my folks.

Name: Kanohi, has finally undergone Naming Day

Breed: Fe-Matoran

Faction: Tobduk-Koro

Brief Description: An orange and black Matoran with a Hau for a Mask, has two devices built into his arms that let him grapple about, and is covered in metallic brown armor made from broken masks, carries a staff that can fold up into a disk

Background/Occupation: a Matoran originally from a remote island, he was a poor mask maker, and haunted by anxiety over his failures and inadequacies. After the league destroyed his home he fled to Metru-Nui, only for that refuge to fall under the eye of the league too. Desperate to be useful and scared of the last Matoran refuge brings destroyed, he became a vigilante of sorts, using a Volo Lutu Launcher from his home to grapple across the cityscape and regeneration disks to mend collapsing buildings and bridges so Matoran could escape from league attacks.

In the wake of the crash on Xa-Nui he has been appointed the leader of Po-Koro by the “Toa Stannis.” He spent much of his early leadership helping the villagers mend tools as well as forged disks. Then a terrible flood struck the village, caused by a colossal beast. Villagers died in the flood, even as he struggled to save them. After the flood he had a vision of a village by a temple, inspiring him to lead the villagers to found Tobduk-Koro by the Stone Ruins. Overwhelmed by his duties, he decided to form a council, so not all pressure was on him. 

Flaws: He still suffers a great deal of anxiety, and as the first councilor of Tobduk-Koro he is prone to shutting down from stress. He likewise has only recently realized how flawed the Matoran civilization was. After the destruction of Metru-Nui and the dead toll that followed he is terrified of letting people die, to the point of hurting himself trying to save lives.

Powers: Strangely, on occasion Kanohi can experience confusing visions.

Breed Quirk/s: As a Fe-Matoran he has enhanced endurance compared to other Matoran

Equipment: He has two hi-tech Volo Lutu Launchers attached to his forearms, and similarly his mask has been upgraded with a short range radio and a display for better controlling his grappling. He also wears armor made from masks he failed to correctly forge long ago. Recently he and and a far better mask maker has forged a regeneration disk of his into a gadget that can unfold from a disk into his Kiril Staff, whose touch can regenerate parts of objects with more control and more precisely than just hurling a disk. Resemblances to a Turaga’s Badge of Office were not his idea. He also has a single Disk of Weakening and a Disk of Regeneration, both of which he forged.

 

Name:Collector

Breed: Vortixx

Faction: Tobduk-Koro

Brief Description: A lean Vortixx that is taller than a Toa but short for their breed, they are covered in black armor that has rusted to a burnt violet. Wears a black Noble Kiril.

Background/Occupation: a powerless genderless Vortixx worker on Xia, as an outcast they left for Metru-Nui long before the League arrived. There they built a small business of hover bikes, only for that to be destroyed by the invasion of Ehlek. In the later parts of the war they witnessed Matoran working together to survive despite losing everything, falling back on their unity. They decided friendship must be incredibly valuable, and since most currency was useless on Zakaz, they became obsessed with friendship, but it became clear that the Matoran prefer each other or the Toa to the other breeds of the GSR. They became fixated on gaining powers like a Toa, so their new friends would not leave them and they wouldn’t be left with nothing again.

To this end they abandoned their work as a messenger to try to gain the powers of a Toa, joining the Odd Company. However their lack of social ability alienated them from the group, and though they found a method of gaining power, they soon realized how selfish it was. During the flooding of Po-Koro they were overjoyed to save lives, but in its wake realized many had died. If they had been couriering news and supplies to the village, would fewer people have died? Was the deaths their fault, because they abandoned the village? Then when the Odd Company unlocked the power, they were not changed, only horrified as the two affected by it seemed strange now, more distant and aggressive. Now no longer sure if they want the power of a Toa anymore, Collector has worked to help support Tobduk-Koro, building defenses and tools.

Flaws: Collector was an outcast in Xia, and as one of the few surviving Vortixx they remain outside the elite of Matoran civilization. They have poor social skills, and can come across as creepy and obsessive. After the flood they are more anxious and more openly self loathing, blaming the death toll on their selfishness. Now that they no longer know if they want the power of a Toa, they are at a loss for personal goals. In a fight, they do not have range abilities, and do not have the varied abilities of most breeds, making them less adaptable. They also have never fought before.

Powers: They are able to access the powers of both Great and Noble masks

Breed Quirk/s: As a Vortixx, Collector has an innate knowledge of technology.

Equipment: Collector carries a Kanoka Blade with the power of freezing, to feel more like a Toa of Ice. They have a converted hover bike from Le-Metru, as well as a Noble Kiril, letting them repair their equipment. 

 

Name: Mahrika

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Breed: Desecrated Ga-Matoran

Faction: Tuakana

Brief Description: she is unusually short and small for a Matoran, with longer arms than legs. She wears a sand blue Great Akaku, and has sand blue feet and a light blue torso and light blue arms. She wears a dress woven of algae fibers for clothes. She now carries a Kanoka and her sewing equipment  on her back, along with a sword.

Background/Occupation: Ages ago, the Skakdi invaded this island and devastated the native Matoran. One such Matoran was Mahrika, a Ga-Matoran who lived in a small village with her girlfriend Vokarda. When the Skakdi came their village was helpless, their people slaughtered and their homes reduced to rubble. In the end only Mahrika and Vokarda were still alive, and it was then that the Aspect Tuakana approached them. Tuakana offered the pair the Rite of Desecration, but not for power. They suggested that if Vokarda’s heartlight was sacrificed, a part of her would live on as a Kraata in Mahrika. That she would not be completely lost, and they would not be separated by death. The two Matoran were desperate, their tribe had always feared the Aspects, but their Tribe was gone, and their gods did not seem to care. So they agreed, and Vokarda became a Kraata of Adaption.

Over the ages Mahrika lived a life as a hermit, not hearing word from Tuakana. She spent her time weaving in an underwater cave, hiding from the Skakdi and waiting for her new god to return. Throughout the years she continued to believe her Kraata was Vokarda, every wiggle it made was comforting, reassuring her Vokarda was still here. And every squirming motion was advice, helping her know what to do. She did not doubt that she now carried Vokarda’s spirit inside her, she could not. Then the Impact happened, and the shockwaves collapsed her submerged cave. She escaped, and began to wander about, trying to find her and Vokarda a new home. In the process she discovered a broken Vahki, and careful scavenged it’s remaining stun staff and its Kanoka.

Shortly after she met Ollem, and after a brief tense encounter the two Matoran unlocked the Suva of Stone, Mahrika claiming the Boots of speed. She also finally heard back from Tuakana, and began to send them frequent updates and information. She and Ollem continued East and unlocked the Ruins of Water, where they encountered a Toa Kas. They freed him despite their suspicions, before leaving for the Suva of Fire to recover a mask. 

Flaws: She is deeply obsessed with the belief that Vokarda is her Kraata, and to hear someone suggest otherwise would be enraging. She firmly believes that Tuakana’s goal to “conquer death“ is just. All her years in isolation hiding and waiting have left her body weaker and smaller than the average Matoran, and she remains terrified of Skakdi.

Powers: Mahrika has a Stage Three Kraata of Adaption, allowing her to adapt quickly to environments of extreme heat or extreme cold, as well as letting her escape capture twice in the same way, and letting her physically adapt to situations involuntarily. The former set of powers allowed her to survive in her underwater cave, despite the lack of warmth. 

Breed Quirk/s: As a Matoran of Water she has enhanced lung capacity, and is naturally a better swimmer than most Matoran.

Equipment: She currently carries a Ga-Metru Level Three Disk of Freezing, as well Flame Sword capable of summoning fireballs, igniting, and heating anything it touches. She can exchange the sword in the Fire Suva for the Crystal Blade of the Archipelago, a blade capable of separating an Aspect from their body, as well as capable of harming their true form. She has some equipment for weaving clothes and wears a dress made of kelp fibers, and has a sleeping bag made of woven algae. Finally she wears a powerless Mask of X-Ray Vision. While she cannot use her mask power, the telescopic lens built into it alone her to magnify her vision, letting her spot threats off in the distance, as well as do detail work with her weaving. She also is carrying around in her supplies a Noble Mask of Concealment and a Great Mask of Quick, neither of which she can use. 

Edited by Harvali

"Danger is the anvil on which trust is forged"-Jaller(Jala) :smilejala: 
"We're on our own here-like we've always been-and we'll stand or fall on our own"-Tanma
"He may seem slow and strange to you, but his simple words often carry a hidden wisdom"-Turaga Vakama on Kapura

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Name: Nale (NAH-ley) Vella

Species: Toa of Magnetism

Faction: Metru Nui Refugees, the Taku

Description: A fit, gunmetal and black-armored female Toa. She now also has shades of a dark, Metru blue on her Kanohi, forearms, and hands, thanks to nanites covering these areas shifting color to reflect her status as an ally to Knichou. She wears a Kanohi Kakama, and her eyes are an icy blue color. Thin, cord-like "hair" extends from behind her mask and falls on her shoulders. She stands at average height for her kind. Her armor is no longer pristine, and her face bears a burn scar from a past encounter, usually covered by her nanites. Thanks to the healing powers of Iradra, a Toa of Light (played by @Onaku) her limp has been fixed.

Powers: Can control, create, and absorb magnetism, and her Kanohi grants her enhanced movement speed. She also, as a passive ability of her element, has enhanced direction.

Equipment: Knichou (played by @BULiK) has used his advanced nanite technology to craft her a new, retractable spear that can be clipped to her back for a low-key means of carry. She also now wields two bucklers on her gauntlets that can be removed and used as throwing weapons, then brought back to her via magnetism. The nanites gifted to her also gives her a remote link to her tools, allowing her to reshape them with her thoughts, and a heads-up display with many uses, including identifying friend or foe.

Personality: Not entirely different from before, she's still stoic with a soft side. However, her relationship with the Toa Code has become more complicated and she now chooses not to wrestle with ideals. Her status as a law-abiding borderline cop has faded, and she now realizes in the face of armageddon and the challenging odds presented by Zakaz, there is no use in practicing nonviolence. Nale still favors defensiveness first, however.

Flaws: Although she no longer feels the need to avoid combat, mentally she is still traumatized by events witnessed in the Archives prior to the impact, and generally the past tends to loom over her like a dark cloud no matter how much she tries to shoo it away. Like Knichou, magnetic disturbances can sever her nanite armor's remote links (i.e. communications, tools she isn't in physical contact with).
 

Name: Jutori

Species: Toa of Gravity

Faction: Metru Nui

Description: A Toa of average height with an overall heroic frame and appearance, Jutori's armor is mostly purple in color with black as a secondary, and his eyes are yellow. He wears a Great Mahiki, the Mask of Illusion.

Equipment: A sledgehammer given to him by Knichou, now transformed into a Toa tool to focus his element.

Powers: Can create and control gravity. His Kanohi allows him to create optical illusions and shapeshift into another form. He can change the way others see him and imitate voices, but cannot copy any powers the original has.

Personality: Awkward as a Matoran, Jutori is still somewhat awkward as a Toa, having to adjust to his new form and abilities. At the same time, fulfilling his life-long dream of Toahood has given him a new sense of purpose and bravery.

Background: Originally believing he had been dealt a bad hand in life, Jutori thought his destiny was to become a heroic Toa. Joining together with a group of varied individuals (who could possibly be referred to as an "odd company"), they discovered the Onu-Metru great disk deep in the Archives, and then merged with the crew of the Taku to uncover Po-Metru's disk. Whether his belief was true, or it has all simply been a matter of circumstance, Jutori has now gone from an odd Matoran to a heroic-looking Toa of Gravity, and now seeks to defend Metru Nui from ruin.

Flaws: Still somewhat stubborn, and his greediness for power as a Matoran has developed into a greediness in combat--there's a good chance that if he believes he has the upper hand, he will go all out to secure victory.
 

Name: Korio Karasha

Species: Skakdi of Lightning

Faction: Riggers; Yumiwak

Powers: Suppressed elemental abilities that can only be used in conjunction with another Skakdi, and laser eye-beams. He also has a secondary power: an innate sense of direction, like a mental compass, which he made use of for some time when he lived in the wilderness and usually uses to assist the Panda crew on flights.

Description: Mostly Metru blue in cover, with lime green popping out in some places. His eyes are a bright crimson color, and are usually protected by goggles, although they obstruct his vision power if he forgets to take them off.  Average height for a Skakdi, but has a hunch that makes him appear slightly shorter. He is also burly--his muscles are visible beneath his armor and he likes to flex them whenever he can. A thin layer of red dust covers some of his body from travelling the island.

He speaks with an unplaceable accent, and won't stop calling everyone "mate."

Equipment: A crossbow with a wooden grip and stock that has had the image of a scantily-clad female Skakdi carved into it, which he's nicknamed "Lady." Weird. A rudimentary hybrid sight is affixed to it, allowing him to switch between the weapon's iron sights and a magnified lens. He carries a supply of arrows, including explosive-tipped bolts he uses on special occasions, and a pair of combat knives.

Personality: Charismatic. Bombastic. Friendly. Insufferable. Also a bit of a sycophant.

Background: Abandoned by his parents at a young age to fend for himself in the Zakaz wilderness, Korio has little memory of his childhood before he began living off the land. He soon become a troublemaker, even by Skakdi standards, and now runs with Yumiwak, intent on helping her with her burgeoning warband.

Flaws: Well, we all have flaws, don't we, mate? Korio is deathly afraid of rahi bigger than 'im, and will seize up at the sight of them. Physically, well...he's a looker, ain't he? But really, he's got a bad back (s'why he's got the hunch!) that tends to give him trouble from time to time. Ain't pretty.
 

Name: Triage

Species: Toa of Plantlife

Faction: Metru Nui Refugees

Description: A figure of average height, his main color is an off-white, with crimson crucifixes painted onto his shoulderpads and the forehead of his Kanohi, and yellow/amber eyes. He carries a large brown satchel that he tends to keep close. Illustration of his Kanohi and the "crimson crucifix" that adorns his body by @Onaku (based on this unnamed mask).

Powers: Can create, control, and absorb plantlife. His mask allows him to heal others (but not himself). In order for the Kanohi to work, he needs to have a basic understanding of the wounds or illnesses that need curing. The speed of the healing depends on his own willpower and the condition that needs curing.

Equipment: Great Kanohi Hauora, Mask of Healing. Various medical supplies in his satchel, such as bandages, and herbs to make medicine. A pair of defibrilliators that can, in the odd situation, possibly double as weapons.

Personality: Triage often feels overlooked, and that he's only needed for his services as a medic. Someone always asks, "doctor, how is he?" and not, "doctor, how are you?" Now that the war's over, he hopes to become recognized for his life-saving work and as a person.

In between drinks, that is.

Background: Triage survived the League war, the impact, and even got to be at Rose and Skyra's wedding! Now he goes to bars and tries to help people when he can.

Flaws: Has an intense paranoia about others touching or trying to steal his satchel. Shaky hands. 

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Marrow

“For too long have we toiled in torment, while those who broke and buried and blinded us roam free on the surface! The time has come for us to rise up, and have our vengeance!”

 

Species: Bo-Skakdi-Xa

Faction: Mesi

Brief Description: Marrow cuts a gaunt figure, his facial features sunken and skeletal, his body all muscle and sinew. His natural colouration has paled over the centuries spent living underground, and his armour is a patchwork of gambeson woven from cloth and plant fibres, and mismatched strips and plates of hardened leather. Tufts of moss and tangled creepers cling to his haggard frame, and his skin is criss-crossed with the scars of a lifetime of battles. Bracelets and necklaces strung with teeth – trophies from his victims – adorn his form, sewn into his clothes and armour.

Background/Occupation: Marrow is an unspeakably ancient, veteran mesi warrior, old enough to remember being able to look up at the sun and skies with eyes in his skull, before he was put to work underground and his sight was stolen from him. His memories of that time are dim and disjointed after so long spent in the underworld, even his birth name long forgotten, but what hasn’t abated is his hatred for the Skakdi who dwell freely above, taking for granted the fresh air and vibrancy that they deprived the Mesi of.

With a small band of followers at his back, Marrow regularly led raids against the surface, probing defences, scouting infrastructure, even taking the occasional prisoner. Months before Metru Nui made landfall, Marrow was in the final stages of planning a daring attack against Fort Nektann itself, when his raiding party was outmanoeuvred and wiped out by a band of Skakdi-Xa warskaks. Marrow – wounded and ashamed – went into exile, vowing not to return home until he bore a kraata of his own, and was strong enough to lead once more.

It was during his pilgrimage that Marrow came upon the elder Aspect named Apex, who had been trapped underground by Skakdi eons ago. The crack in the wall of the prison cavern was too small for Marrow to get in, or for her to get out, but it offered space enough for them to speak. Filled with righteous rage, the caged Aspect lashed out at Marrow with words and claws every time he approached. It took days for Marrow to work up the courage to try to talk to her, and weeks for her to set aside her hatred for Skakdi enough to listen to what he had to say. But in time, the two learned much from each other, and after Marrow captured a warskak and killed them before Apex, the Aspect agreed to desecrate him, turning him loose upon the world as a weapon of vengeance against their shared enemy.

Much has changed since the arrival of Metru Nui. The Rig has been destroyed, Apex now roams free, the warskaks have a new leader and a new Tahtorak, and a host of new beings walk the surface of Zakaz. Marrow views this turbulent time as his chance to turn the tide, by finding new allies and striking against the warskaks while their attention is divided. He has renewed his plans to assault Fort Nektann, gathering new followers, knowledge, and technology, and completing construction of an ACR to aid in his efforts.

Flaws: As with most Mesi, Marrow lacks eyes, and must instead rely on his other senses, though these are incredibly keen. Due to the teeth tied to his form, he tends to rattle noisily when he moves, making stealth impossible. Though he can still match most Skakdi in a test of strength, his old body is more frail than most, and his patchwork armour doesn’t offer the best protection.  

Psychologically, Marrow is a broken being, single-minded in his rage, and unwilling to let go of the past. He has lived longer without his sight than with it, but still laments its loss. He’s buried so many friends and family members that even their names and faces are lost to his memory, but he still mourns each one. He has borne no children and left no legacy, having been long ago conquered and controlled by the blind, unwavering hate he has for the Skakdi who live freely on the surface.

Powers: His spellbinder vision power continues to function as a limited psionic ability, allowing him to disorient a single nearby target he is focusing on, while his innate elemental abilities allow him to access the power of plantlife in conjunction with another Skakdi. As a Skakdi-Xa, he also bears a kraata, his being a third-stage kraata of weather control.

His additional power is a sort of sixth sense, allowing him to detect the ‘aura’ put off by beings and abilities of an elemental nature nearby. This allows him to know the element of beings in his vicinity, and detect when elemental powers are being used. This ability does not extend to non-elemental powers (eg. Vision powers, kraata abilities, species traits, etc.) nor elements generated via artificial means (eg. Rhotuka, powered weapons).

He has also learned the Rite of the Tahtorak from Irnakk.

Equipment: Perhaps Marrow’s most disturbing trait is his near-sacrilegious penchant for taking the teeth of the warskaks he slays. As the Zakazian Skakdi hold teeth to be sacred, Marrow believes he gains spiritual power from taking the teeth of those he kills. From a more practical standpoint, it also demoralises the enemy, and gives them reason to fear when they see him approach.

The most prominent of the canines he claims have been amalgamated into a monstrous macuahuitl, grown using his element, tightly bound together with vines and roots. As a backup weapon, he has a cudgel made using the same technique.  

 

Mech

 

Name of ACR: The Reprisal

Faction/Homebase: Mesi

Pilot of ACR: Marrow

Type of heartlight: Skakdi

Physical Description: This mech is somewhat ape-like in shape and posture, with small, stocky legs and large, powerful forearms. Its framework is armoured in overlapping plates of sturdy, salvaged metal. Moss and vines encrusting its exterior give the impression of poor condition, concealing the careful craftsmanship beneath. The pilot fits fully inside the torso of the mech, with audio sensors and a sophisticated radar system allowing Marrow to navigate.

Weapons Systems: The Reprisal possesses the ability to project incredibly destructive seismic waves from its hands, using in-built Pahrak Shields retrieved by Mesi warriors who infiltrated the Archives beneath Metru Nui. These blasts can crumble rock in seconds, but have a limited range of about ten bio, with damage decreasing over distance. These tools, combined with the protosteel crescent claws of the ACR, allow it to dig for great distances through most subterranean surfaces, tunnelling and tearing through earth and enemies alike with ease.

The design does have its drawbacks, however. The Reprisal is outclassed in ranged combat, and its stocky frame makes it ill-suited for acts of agility. Although its hands and fingers have been heavily reinforced to be resistant to the effects of the seismic waves, the rest of the ACR has not, making it vulnerable to damage were the weapons to be redirected against other parts of its body.

 

Minions

Name: Opal

Breed: Onu-Skakdi

Faction: Mesi/Marrow

Description: A hulking, dark-skinned Mesi clad in animal hides.

Role: Guard

Flaws: Like most Mesi, Opal is eyeless and must rely on her other senses, which are especially keen. She also lacks proper armour, making her more vulnerable to damage.

Powers: Exceptional physical strength, access to elemental power of earth in conjunction with another Skakdi, can project blasts of concussive force (impact vision without eyes).

Equipment: Rusty metal mace. Battered buckler shield attached to left forearm.

 

Name: Hakkzan

Breed: Ta-Skakdi

Faction: Mesi/Marrow

Brief Description: Pale reddish skin, wears leather armour studded with spikes of bone for a more intimidating effect.

Role: Guard

Flaw: He suffers from mild claustrophobia, becoming terrified when trapped in a confined space alone – an unfortunate malady for a being forced to live underground.

Powers: Access to the elemental power of fire when working with another Skakdi. He is blind, but not eyeless, and relies on his infrared vision power to perceive his surroundings.

Equipment: A pair of simple shortswords.

 

Name: Scarrow

Breed: De-Skakdi

Faction: Mesi/Marrow

Brief Description: Pale grey, and lightly armoured, he wears a cloak of sand-hued cloth for camouflage and sun protection when moving about above ground.

Role: Guard

Flaw: Due having been born and raised underground, his eyes are extremely sensitive to light, and his skin sunburns quite easily.

Powers: Element of sonics when used in conjunction with another Skakdi, telescopic vision.

Equipment: Dagger, shortbow, and a quiver of mismatched arrows.

 

Name: Weaver

Breed: Ce-Skakdi

Faction: Marrow/Mesi

Brief Description: a short, slim Skakdi clad in scuffed armour of muted blues and golds.

Role: Guard

Flaw: A mutation has left one of her legs stunted and twisted, causing her to constantly limp and hobble. 

Powers: Elemental power of psionics in combination with another Skakdi, X-Ray vision.

Equipment: A large, well-maintained shield, along with a simple spear.

Edited by Nato the Traveler

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These are my five Player Characters. My Minion Characters will be posted later.

 

'The Artilleryman'

Name: Tekmo

Breed: Toa of Plantlife

Faction: Refugees

Brief Description: Just a little bit shorter than the average Toa, dark green armour with yellow-green eyes. A bit of his Felnas has been broken off, from his fight with the warlord Kal.

Background/Occupation: Hailing from a small desert island that was conquered by the League, Tekmo found means of becoming a Toa and ventured off to Metru Nui, to defend the last bastion against their oppression. But atrocities committed in the Silver Sea Campaign and his encounter with the brainwashed Toa Skorm made him rethink his black and white view on the universe. In this brave new world, Tekmo defended Metru-Koro from the League attack, and now has joined Skorm, Keitara and Irna on an expedition to the Kumu Islets, to uncover the mysteries of the Aspects of Makuta...

Flaws: Arrogance and lack of stamina. Tekmo is just a little bit too confident in his abilities. He doesn’t mean to belittle or demean anyone else, nor does he believe anyone to be beneath him, but his ego may rub others the wrong ways, cause him to say the wrong thing, think he’s right when he isn’t, or get into situations he can’t get out of by himself. It also means his plant constructs die without constant focus from him, since in his mindset, he is essential to the process, overlooking that plants do exist without his constant supervision. In a fight, he tends to go all out - and gets tuckered out quickly as a result, losing breath and energy the longer a fight goes on.

Powers: A wielder of the element of plantlife / jungle / the Green, whatever you want to call it. Tekmo can manifest any type of plant that he knows exists - though perhaps larger than the normal - as well as manipulate pre-existing flora in the area. He also wears the Kanohi Felnas - Great Mask of Disruption, allowing him to disrupt the active power of any being he touches, causing it to go out of control. He has to touch them, not his plant constructs, for this to work.

Equipment: Tekmo carries various mechanical tools, as well as a razor-edged shield for attack and defense, as well as the aforementioned Felnas.

 

'The Red Weed'

Name: Waveahk

Breed: Mutant Steltian Elite of Water

Faction: Refugees

Brief Description: After travelling through the mutagenic Fau Swamp, Waveahk’s mutation has worsened. While still recognizably him, blue armour and orange eyes, he has now taken on various aquatic attributes - scales, crimson coral growths and barnacles across his skin, tiny tentacles forming a fleshy beard around his mouth, his left arm becoming a lobster claw, and his limbs and back adorned with fins.

Background/Occupation: Once an anti-League politician on Stelt, the man who would take the name 'Waveahk' was forcibly mutated by League agents to make him a social pariah. In anger, he used the talents that made him difficult to assassinate to enlist in the Dark Hunters. But eventually, he became disgusted with the needless brutality of his peers - and himself. He had handed himself over to the Metru Nui authorities, but he was forced to flee his self-imposed jail when Mata Nui’s revenants became active there. While escaping, he internally wished for a drink of water, and a weapon. He was gifted a mug of water and a Kraata of Gravity by a mysterious entity, who ordered the deaths of Mata Nui and someone named 'Korruhn'. Now, on Zakaz, he has heard rumours of entities called 'Aspects of Makuta' operating out of the Kumu Islets who operate similarly. He is determined to get answers from them...

Flaws: Selfishness and mutation. Waveahk wasn’t the nicest of people before his mutation, and he hasn’t improved with age. While not devoid of empathy, he isn’t about to risk his neck for anyone else’s. He’s more concerned with his own problems - being contracted to kill a god and a random - than the current political climate or world-ending catastrophes. His mutation isn’t helping. It gets worse the more water he breathes or absorbs, and he needs more as it gets worse. It is affecting his mind, as well - he is losing memories of his past, of people he knew, and his already strenuous patience and rationality is being replaced by primal anger and instinct. Eventually he will become an entirely aquatic being - with the mind of a predator, not an assassin.

Powers: Though his mutation degrades his mind, it comes with some upsides. He can breathe underwater and swim with great speed, and now it has gotten to the point where he now has elemental water powers. Though this provides him with a constant source of hydration, elemental water seems to worsen his mutation quicker, and satiate his thirst less than regular water, so he doesn’t use it unless he has any other choice.

Equipment: Not exactly armed to the teeth, but close enough. A trident that fires blue laser beams out of its three prongs, a Zamor Sphere Launcher with special acidic ammo, a Weaken Kanoka Blade and a Xian concussive revolver. Of course, Waveahk only has two hands - for now - and thus, can only use two at a time. He uses the trident and the Kanoka Blade in the left hand - the lobster claw one - and the Launcher and the revolver in the right hand. He also carries a couple of gourds at all times, to fill with and store water.

 

'The Eve of the War'

Name: Ostrox

Breed: Mantax’s Species

Faction: League Refugees

Brief Description: An imposing, brutish figure, purple armour covered in scars and burns, with glaring red eyes.

Background/Occupation: Ostrox served Lord Mantax of the League of Six Kingdoms, and continued to try and conquer the Matoran race after his death. So why work with Metru-Koro? The usurper Aurax has control of the League, and only the shantytown’s leaders know the truth of Mata Nui after Zaliyah’s death. They are his only hope to stop Mata Nui’s return and save the universe... presuming they listen...

Flaws: Hatred and fire vulnerability. Ostrox utterly despises the Matoran. He hates their history, their religion, their society, their culture, their art, their technology, their leaders, their soldiers, their masks, everything. He only wears a Mahiki because it is useful - and to mock them. It is this hatred that makes any alliance with them strained and doomed to be temporary. An encounter with a Vohtarak Pain Rhotuka left burns all over his skin, and as such, has made him incredibly vulnerable to fire. Journeying through the Far Shore has worsened his psychological state. He seems to suffer from some sort of split personality, his Mahiki making his voice and eye-colour change depending on which one is talking. He does not seem to be doing this purposefully. One is hyper-aggressive and constantly bellowing, with a younger male voice and orange eyes, one is calmer and reasonable, albeit highly arrogant and sarcastic, with a deep female voice and yellow eyes. The third and final one is a sinister voice and even darker red eyes that some might recognize as that of Mantax. The voices occasionally contradict and interrupt one another, or incessantly repeat words Ostrox has already said, making any interaction with him harder than it already was.

Powers: Though possessing significant natural strength, endurance, and surprising speed, Ostrox wields no elemental powers. But he does have resistance to psionic attacks and other mind powers, thanks to mental shielding techniques he learned earlier. His mental discipline also allows him to use his Kanohi Mahiki - Great Mask of Illusion, for extended periods of time.

Equipment: Ostrox wields a Mahiki, a protosteel sword and a Rhotuka Launcher that fires Confusion Spinners that disorient their target. He also carries a breathing apparatus designed to fit over Kanohi. After a lengthy escapade in the Far Shore, Ostrox has returned with protosteel armour, a purple in-colour Krana Bo, a two-handed Laser Drill that fires clods of earth that pin down a target, a Cordak Blaster, two protosteel knives, and a Great Kanohi Suletu, Mask of Telepathy.

 

'Brave New World'

Name: Ulkarr

Breed: Laser Vision Aspect of Makuta

Faction: Aspects of Makuta

Brief Description: The vessel currently inhabited by Ulkarr is dark blue-green in colour with green eyes, roughly the same shape and size of your average Toa. It is very utilitarian is design, no elaborate designs or cosmetic flair.

Background/Occupation: Birthed from the wish for a more orderly world, Ulkarr disdained associating with the local Skakdi of Zakaz and providing them with Kraata, as so many of his kin have done, viewing them as barbarians. When the inhabitants of the Matoran Universe, he came to them instead. Though distrusted by most for performing the Rite of Desecration on the Matoran Bode with the heart of a dying Matoran named Ramaka, he is confident they will come around, in time...

Flaws: Self-righteousness and gaseous form. Ulkarr does not adhere to any moral system lesser life-forms use. He views himself as a superior being, and it is his responsibility to reshape their society into a more orderly one - with himself in charge. He does not feel guilt for those he must hurt to do so - for in his mind, he has done no wrong. His Aspect biology means that he cannot interact with the physical world without a vessel, being nothing but a spooky green cloud without it.

Powers: Like all Aspects, Ulkarr wields elemental power over shadow. He also has limited laser vision, though it can only blind and not harm.

Equipment: When he must lower himself to partake in violence, he uses a large halberd.

Grand Wish: Order must be brought to the universe. Lesser beings breed chaos. Freedom is the enemy, and must be eliminated.

 

'The Fighting Machine'

Name: NU-8020S

Breed: Nullifier Vahki

Faction: Refugees

Brief Description: Like all Nullifiers, NU-8020S comes in silver, with highlights of another colour, in this case light blue, the same colour as her optics. Trekking in the desert has caused her to lose some of her pristine shine.

Background/Occupation: Though not physically different from the common Nullifier, NU-8020S is a Squad Mother, meaning she has command of a squad and enhanced intelligence to go along with it. There are six of them, herself included, after NU-8025S - or 'Buggy' - had a system crash due to his, well, buggy software. After the Vahki Hive fell under League control, Pridak ordered her to track down and kill the renegade Barraki Takadox. They succeeded in the first part, but Takadox had found those willing to defend him, and it was not a fight NU-8020S thought they could win. With nowhere else to turn, she brought her squad on their Vahki Transport to Po-Koro, and helped with the transition to Tobduk-Koro, after which the village Akiri, Kanohi, appointed her as the village's second councilor.

Flaws: Pride and electric vulnerability. NU-8020S is only deferring to Akiri Kanohi because she wants to and it suits her interests. Any other organic has no right to give her orders, and this will be made clear to any who try. Though she’ll never admit it, an error in the production line means she is incredibly vulnerable to electrical attacks.

Powers: Like all Nullifiers, NU-8020S is equipped with a nullification core, which disables one active power of any target she can see. She also has a faster reaction time and thinking speed than any meatbag brain.

Equipment: Armed with a Ko-Metru Freeze Kanoka and Staffs of Presence. Since there’s no room for a disk retrieval/storage system with the null core taking up that space, the disk must be retrieved manually after it is fired.

Edited by Toru Nui
Added in Ostrox's rewards and new flaw from the Far Shore.

Profile picture done by Onaku.

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@EmperorWhenuaCaedast, the Ambling Alp, Yumiwak, and the Tactical Panda II are approved!

@Harvali: Kanohi and Collector are approved!

@Tarn: Nale, Jutori, and Triage are approved! Korio Karasha is missing his custom secondary power, so you can either edit one in, or you can play him without one. Please reply to this topic with what you decide to do.

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@Eyru He's never had one (because I could never think of a decent one before), but I've went and edited in one since it's better than nothing. Considering where his story is heading it might be a bit late for him to get one now, but oh well.

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Don’t worry, the Taku’s coming soon, she’s just at the dealership for a tune up...

  • Name: Knichou (Neh-Chow)

  • Rank: Knichou swears he’s a commander. What actual authority this grants him is anyone’s guess, but it sounds cool

  • Breed: Toa of iron

  • Faction: Metru-Nui Refugees, the Taku, Nynrah Ghosts? Nale?

  • Brief Description: With an average height ans sturdy yet limber build, Knichou’s shape changes from time to time due to his adaptive armor, but some things remain constant. His Kanohi is a metallic crimson, with green eyes that glow behind the lenses of the heads up display formed by his adaptive armor. Knichous gauntlets and forearms are also crimson, and the rest of his body is a mix of shades of a light, metallic grey and occasional streaks of white. Above his heartlight is a matoran ‘X’ character that brands him as an exile from the Nynrah Ghosts.
    No longer fearing that his secret reaches the ears of the dastardly, Knichou wears Artakha’s Mask of Creation, The crimson layer of his nanites parts to show the gold underneath in places, particularly where the lines are in the variety of carvings of various sizes that texture the Kanohi’s surface. These memorialize legends both new and long forgotten. On Knichou’s forehead, just beneath the crownlike protrusions on the top of the mask, the carvings depict five airships dueling above a beach, with the godhead behind them.

  • Background/Occupation: Knichou was a Nynrah Ghost, but due to a catastrophic failure in an experiment with Aurax that forcibly turned his apprentice into a Toa, he was exiled from the guild. In his exile, Knichou sought refuge on the island of Artakha, building a small manufacturing shop there. When the war came to Artakha’s doorstep, Knichou made preparations, salvaging and repairing the airship that he christened the Taku, and using it to flee to Metru-Nui just before the League of Six Kingdoms fully ensnared Artakha in an impenetrable blockade.

    After arriving in Metru-Nui, Knichou went to Onu-Metru to ask Nuparu for a job, when dark hunters assassinate the engineer. The ex-Ghost searched for the killer, running into and getting aid from Toa Stannis and Nale. They helped him get away with looting a memory crystal from Nuparu’s corpse and escaping, with the help of Toa Arkius and the matoran Kanohi, to the Taku. They were chased by dark hunters, but eventually reached safety, where Stannis and Knichou were able to use the memory crystal to discover that Dume commissioned Nuparu to repair an ancient device that could transfer the powers of Kanoka into beings. The Taku’s unlikely crew went to Po-Metru, where they aided the Odd Company in finding another great disk. Dark hunters were still tracking them, and one died in combat. Knichou was the first Nale admitted to that she was the one who struck the killing blow, breaking the Toa code.

    Having acquired the great disk, the groups traveled to the Coliseum to meet Dume and learn more of his plans. It was there that Knichou was granted the powers of a Toa, which he believed he would need in order to use the Disk of Time to travel through time and find out how to end the war. After some conflict in the warehouse where Tuyet was storing Nuparu’s machine, Tuyet used the machine and disappeared.

    Knichou was able to get back to the Taku during the collapse and escaped with it, saving many matoran inside of the vehicle. He scouted out the island of Zakaz for a week via his airship, too ashamed to see any of his allies in the refugee settlements and have to explain his failure to save the universe. He eventually did fly the Taku to Metru-Koro, where he found some crew members that helped him in a delivery to the fledgling Po-Koro. The crew participated in the Battle of Po-Koro, helping save matoran lives. After the battle, Knichou reunited with Arkius, Stannis, Kanohi, and Nale.

    They returned to Metru-Koro to meet with Sans, who gave Knichou the Mask of Creation. Knichou formulated an ambush to defend the village, which was successful due to a betrayal by a League captain. Returning to Metru-Koro after the battle, Knichou helped give Nale’s former ally Datrox Karvan a Nynran funeral ceremony, cremating and mummifying the Toa of fire into a memorial to those lost in defense of matoran.

  • Personality: Knichou is intensely curious, yet cautious. Being from a guild as secretive as the Nynrah Ghosts, he isn’t exactly the master of small talk, although he has been on a streak of snark and sarcasm, a coping mechanism he’s developed to survive the insanity of the apocalypse.

  • Flaws:

    • Sole Survivor: Knichou was exiled from the Nynrah Ghosts, and left the island. He feels guilty of not returning to help defend his homeland from the League, that he is unworthy for not dying in battle like all his old friends, including his former apprentice Keitara. While he did not know if he was the last of the Ghosts before, with the destruction of the GSR, it is likely, and grappling with that survivor’s guilt is difficult for him.

    • Burden of Command: Knichou didn’t expect to be leading anyone, but when he recruited a handful of civilians to crew the Taku after the collapse, the engineer found himself in the position of authority, with their safety as his responsibility. Unfortunately for the crew, there was a very high casualty rate, with Taja getting lured off and desecrated, Suhaku getting scored with shrapnel, Exuze losing an arm in the first battle of Metru-Koro. Knichou isn’t emotionally prepared for the hard choices he would have to make as a commander, and vows not to put the crew in any more danger than they have to be, which can be used against him.

    • Trust Factor: Knichou is historically not inclined to trust others much, with only recently forming a handful of exceptions to that rule.

    • Poor Reception: A quirk of the nanotechnology Knichou developed for his adaptive armor is that strong magnetic interference will prevent remote communication between objects using the technology. A physical connection between nanites is then the only way to transfer data, and any parts of his armor requiring wireless communication will not be able to function without physical contact with the object they communicate with. For example, this impacts features such as remote links to airship systems, personal 2-way radio, and text messaging.

    • White Belt: While skilled with firearms, Knichou is not practiced in martial arts or any melee combat skill. Any hand-to-hand fighting style is nonexistent, either acting on near-instinct with sloppy form, or dodging, blocking, and parrying until he can escape to use his rifle unencumbered.

    • Commitment Issues - Choices are hard. Risks are risky. Power can be abused, but should it? Help. :notsure:

  • Powers:

    • Primary Element: Creation and manipulation over metals

    • Secondary Power: Can wear and operate Kanohi

    • Breed quirk: Greater physical endurance – Knichou can overcome physical pain and impact more than other Toa, and last longer before complete exhaustion – a natural-born cardio master.

  • Equipment:

    • Kanohi Kakama, Mask of Speed

    • Mask of Creation (See Mask of Creation rules here)

      • Before the first battle of Metru-Koro, Turaga Sans gave Knichou the Mask of Creation, a legendary Kanohi formerly worn by Artakha, the matoran demigod of creation. Worn by the master Builder, the warlord Pridak, and the unlikely leader of Sans, now the responsibility of this power rests on Knichou’s shoulders.

    • Adaptive armor

      • Knichou developed adaptive armor during his time in the Nynrah Ghosts. It’s composed of many microscopic nanites that recombine based on their programming to fit the surroundings around him, and offers a suite of digital tools to improve the usability, such as a full sensor suite, heads up display, radio communicator, remote synchronization and control of other tools that are ‘paired’ with his armor, such as modifications he’s build into the Taku’s computer. This armor adapts to the users environment, increasing survivability and letting the wearer use technolog for powers light flight, breathing underwater, or survival in the vacuum of space.

      • His armor stores excess nanites in a blob on his back, that he uses as a backpack. When Knichou wants to get something from it, he reaches behind him and the nanites turn to a liquid to let his hand pass through and grab the object.

    • Modified Lightstone Rifle

      • Knichou has a lightstone rifle that he’s customized to fit his larger Toa form. Instead of a top-mounted gravity-fed magazine, Knichou uses a skeletal rotating cylinder to hold its 8 projectiles. This design makes the projectiles visible from the outside, allowing the cylinder to be quickly topped off while keeping the weapon ready to fire. There is still a battery in the stock of the rifle that connects to each cylinder to overcharge any lightstones or heatstones and make them release their respective elements in an explosion on impact, although overcharging such ammunition still takes time. It’s speed disk based trigger can fire anything that fits in the barrel, so Knichou has developed a variety of ammunition types that he can load, such as firework rounds, flares, steel slugs, and metallic cartridges full of flechettes that fire in a wide spread.

      • This weapon has components manufactured with Knichou’s Nynran nanodermis, and remotely synchronizes with his armor’s systems to display an ammunition counter and crosshair on his adaptive armor’s heads up display for ease of use.

Edited by BULiK

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Player Characters

Name: Sorilax
Breed: Aspect of Makuta
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Sorilax stands about Toa height, being ever so slightly taller. His armor is various splotches of tan and brown to camouflage himself in the desert. His arms are more tubular and like tentacles, having several dozen lesser joints instead of three major arm joints like a normal Toa. These arms hang down to just above his ankles. He does have normal hands on the end of them.

Sorilax holds himself straight and serious. He tends to pause to think before replying, often rubbing his chin. His optics are golden yellow and despite being fake, dance like the sun.

Background/Occupation: Ever since his creation, Sorilax knew he wasn’t like most of his brethren. Instead of casting aside or ignoring what little Light they had, Sorilax grabbed onto it, clutching it desperately. He sees focusing on his Light as the morally right thing to do. And now with the arrival of the Metru-Nuians, he has a moral code to better adapt his own. Unity, Duty, Destiny.

He seeks to follow Light no matter the cost to himself.

The call of discovery compels him almost as much as his Light. If anything, he needs to unlock the secrets of his species so he can guard them jealously from others of his kind. The Aspects aren’t exactly the best of beings to control the kind of power that comes from a seventh stage Kraata. He has unfortunately realized that he can’t keep secret Taboos, and instead wishes to learn as many as possible to know what his brethren might be up to.

When it comes to Zakaz, Sorilax knows all too well that conflict is inevitable. So despite not training for battle except for where he had to fight the mutated Rahi of the swamp, he has successfully saved up to purchase his own ARC from Cravious to better deal with those who would interrupt his examinations while out and about the island.
 

Flaws: Psychological Issues: He tends to take too long to think things over. This is also a side effect of his love of studying and contemplating things.

When it comes to fighting, Sorilax has avoided it as much as he can. As such, his instincts in battle aren’t exactly the wisest or fastest, with Sorilax often overthinking his opponent’s moves. But this isn’t to say he hasn’t fought before, this is Zakaz after all.

Due to his love of knowledge, Sorilax reveals far too much in his conversations than other beings would naturally enjoy in normal conversations. This isn’t to say the information isn’t helpful, just that he digs down into exacting details to the detriment of the listener’s attention span.

Physical Limitation: Exists as a sentient green gas and requires either a suit of armor or a willing host to take solid form. When in a gaseous form he cannot physically interact with his environment.
 

Powers: Element: Light (Formerly Shadow)

As with most things he’s encountered, Sorilax has studied his previous element extensively, experimenting with both the limits of his power and of his gaseous body. As a result, he has a great control over mundane tasks of Shadow, often creating Toa-like arms to more easily interact with objects he is studying or even creating temporary cups and containers which he leaves out for hours. Unbeknownst to him, his level of delicate control actually outpaces quite a few of the many inhabitants of Zakaz, even if his level of raw power does not.

Much of the skill of his previous element has translated to his new element, the areas where this is strongest is hardlight and drawing Light around himself, which with Light, renders him invisible.

Kraata Power: Silence

Stage 1 - Able to move and tunnel in complete silence.

Stage 2 - Projects an aura of silence that can disorientate or terrify an enemy.

Stage 3 - Can drain all sound from any object or creature with which it is in contact.

Stage 4 - Has the ability to absorb all sound in a small area at will.

Further Stages currently locked.

Breed Quirk: Aspects have a Grand Wish and can perform the Rites of Desecration (see the Expansion on Taboo), but they cannot form kaita or access kanohi powers. They require either a suit of armor or a willing host to take solid form. They can acquire and use taboos.
 

Equipment: Weapons: Two large knives that he can channel his element through.

A Midak Skyblaster that he guards jealousy from his fellow Aspects of Makuta.nHe found it in the last week while skirting around the wreckage of the crashed head, not ready to interact with the inhabitants from the GSR yet. It was in a pile of broken shelving units and gun racks, basically pristine. The multiple small dents that are on it don't affect the inner mechanisms. And Sorilax is absolutely fascinated with how it is powered by light.

Equipment: A large backpack to conceal his Midak blaster. Scrolls on various topics of the island. Ink. Quill pens. Flower crown from Vhisola. Shadow lizard from one of his experiments. It has the insignia of a level one Kraata on it's head and spines down its back. It can shadow travel short distances and likes Sorilax.

Illuminated Great Mask of Fate gives him Life Kraata powers of Stage 3. His chosen secondary element is Psionics. The mask is a transparent pearlescent cream and white that glows faintly in the dark (though the glowing can mentally be turned on and off).

Spoiler

Life

Stage 1. The body’s healing factor is as fast as is naturally possible.

Stage 2. Can sense all life in the area and instinctively know what type it is, regardless of what plane of existence it resides on.

Stage 3. Rahi (Insects as well for all mentions of Rahi. Rahi does not include rite-born “Rahi” (Kaiju)) sense your connection to Life and refuse to attack you unless they are Infected, attacked by you, or under someone else’s power. Can create and mentally control one duplicate miniature Rahi that is half the size of the original. One must touch the Rahi one wishes to duplicate.

Has Stage 3 Unbound Kraata of Quick Healing, Life, Dodge, Adaption, Shapeshifting, and Density Control.

Rhotuka Heater Shield from Knichou: 

Knichou reached out to the side with his left arm, the ghostlike form of a small shield shimmering into existence as his Kanohi glowed. It had the distinctive rounded triangular shape of a heater shield, however in the center was a circular mechanism for launching Rhotuka. Around this depression in the shield was a golden engraving that depicted blasts of flames and light emanating from the corona of a star, as if the launcher's mechanism itself was eclipsing the sun to provide balance and clarity. Running through the entire depth of the shield in the center of the circular launcher was a crystal, shaped to focus light outwards into tighter beams, something that Knichou figured a light elemental might want to do from time to time.

Pulling his arm back towards himself, Knichou used his right hand to remove the shield from his forearm. Tendrils of liquid metal stretched between the Fe-Toa's armor and the back of the shield for a moment before easily snapping back to both objects. It was immediately clear the ex-Ghost's signature technology had been implemented to provide a hassle-free way to attach and detach the shield to and from any part of Sorilax's body, with the nanites reconfiguring into a perfect seal to lock the shield in place as long as the user wished it to.

Far Shore Rewards:

+1 Psychological Flaw of your choosing and a pair of Echo Forks - The Echo Forks are a pair of tine-like tools carried by the Ko-Matoran Kazi. When slammed together, they produce a devastating supersonic shockwave that will destroy any objects in its path, or deafen and force down any opponents who get caught in the blast. He received these weapons from Karzahni.

 Great Kanohi Mask of Water Breathing (kaukau) (swapped for Great Mask of Fate in the Air Suva)

A Vial of Visorak "Hordika" Venom. A creature who is injected with the full vial of venom transforms into a hordika variant.

An elemental longbow of Ice. Its arrows are conjured icicles, and it functions like an elemental weapon. This elemental longbow allows you to shape ice into the form of conjured icicle arrows and loose them great distances. Where the arrows land then you may create small ice effects (walls, ramps, bursts, etc). This weapon also gives off a constant frost to anything it touches. (It was the blue of glaciers beyond cold, a color he knew far too well now. Above that blue was intricate detailing of pure white, not dirtied in the slightest. As it moved through the air, it let off frozen vapor, as if a living being were breathing in the cold.)

Taboo Rite: Infected Kanohi Affinity. This Taboo allows Sorilax to wear and use infected kanohi masks. (see a future PM for further details regarding symbol, stanza, and official rules text)

Noble Mask of Shielding (Hau)

Current Body:

Fully possessed his Rahkshi Three, then remotely possessed his Rahkshi One. He has his Heater Shield, Echo Forks, Ice Longbow, empty backpack, and Rahkshi Staff of Fragmentation. He currently has access to the Element of Light and Stage 4 Kraata powers of Silence, Chain Lightning, Dodge, Teleportation, and Quick Healing.

Ascension Perks:

1: Telepathic audio communication with an individual desecrated follower currently on the same plane of existence. 

2: Kraata power stage 3, see through the eyes of their desecrated on the same plane of existence. (Follower's Kraata are now at power stage 2)

3: Kraata power stage 4, remotely possess their desecrated through shadow puppetry. (Follower’s Kraata are now at power stage 3)

Suva Affiliation:

Air Suva.

Swapped Great Mask of Water Breathing for Great Mask of Fate.

Grand Wish: 

What: Sorilax seeks to be able to control the metaphysical power that creates and sustains all life in the universe.

Why: So that all the newly created sentient beings of the world get to start with the same amount of Moral Light. Sorilax doesn’t wish to bend minds to his whim but wants to respect individuality. Hence, he wouldn’t touch the sentient beings that still live, but all new life would be created morally equal.

Basically Sorilax wants the universe to be a better place. He doesn’t want anyone created under the restrictions he was as an Aspect, where he constantly thinks things he wishes he didn’t.

1. Desecrate a follower with the alternative poem.

2. Discover a way to use Rahi Heartlights for the Desecration Rites.

3.  Uncover a rite to transition from a being of Shadow to Light. Meditate in a holy temple to become a light-based entity.

The only beings that know of Sorilax's Grand Wish:

Sala, Viltia, the NPCs of Le-Metru Nuva, Vhisola, Sidra

Taboos:

Rahkshi Creation

Spoiler

Symbol: eight-pointed star.

Goodbye

Tortured is the heart that lies empty

Full is the belly of the beast

A shell protects the broken yolk

Sleep is better than peace

Hello

To create a rahkshi, an Aspect breathes a portion of their gaseous antidermis self into a living creature, rahi or otherwise, and then dips the living creature into Energetic Protodermis (EP). If the EP is purified, you may choose what type of rahkshi is created of the 42 possible variations. If the EP is not purified, roll randomly from the table of 42 variations found here.

The living creature used in the ritual undergoes a rapid and complete metamorphosis into a suit of armor while exposed to the EP. The armor loses all memories of its past self. The armor cannot move unless piloted by a kraata or their creator Aspect. Rahkshi are wholly obedient to their creator, even at their own peril. The armor starts with its innate power at stage four on the kraata power variation stage chart.

An Aspect may use this taboo to create as many armor suits as they have Grand Wish narrative milestones completed. If you are not an Aspect, you may have one rahkshi at any given time. You may not have duplicate sets of armor with the same innate power variations.

 

Rahkshi

Rahkshi are bipedal terrors that seek to enact the will of their creator. Rahkshi are fiercely territorial, violently attacking anything they consider to have crossed into the bounds of their realm. Rahkshi are resistant to general physical harm, as the shadows around them act as a form of energetic buffer. To make matters worse, rahkshi are two in one: a living kraata pilots the biomechanical armor suit. The powers of a given rahkshi come from both the armor suit and the kraata piloting it. 

All rahkshi possess incredible innate senses of perception, able to see through most sensory illusions. A rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the kraata to infect a downed foe. Think of them as Bionicle’s version of a xenomorph if that helps. Kraata themselves are worms that hunger constantly, demanding their rahkshi armor to constantly hunt for prey to eat or infect.

 

Rahkshi and Their Creator

Rahkshi may communicate telepathically with their creator at any time, regardless of distance. This telepathic communication is audio-only, like a radio. A rahkshi may be possessed by their creator at any time, regardless of physical distance. When a creator possesses one of their rahkshi, they paracausally move their consciousness to the portion of antidermis used during the taboo ritual to form the physical rahkshi armor. While in this state, the creator loses consciousness in their original body until control of the rahkshi is relinquished. 

When an Aspect possesses a rahkshi they created, they may use all their powers as normal along with the rahkshi’s powers at whatever kraata stage is highest. For example: armor with stage four power and a kraata with stage one power piloted by an Aspect with stage four power may use all three kraata abilities at stage four power as well as their innate control of shadow, their ability to desecrate others, and any other abilities the Aspect possesses.

 

Rahkshi Profile Template 

Profiles for rahkshi do not need GM approval before play (with the exception of custom requests).

Name: what does the creator of the rahkshi call it?
Creator: Which character made the rahkshi?
Physical description: a short description to assist players in imagining the rahkshi
Powerset: 
Kraata power from the kraata pilot and its stage
Kraata power from the armor suit (stage four minimum)
Able to see through most sensory illusions
Physical damage reduction: rahkshi armor is tough and can withstand many physical blows
Infectious Feeding: A rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the kraata to infect a downed foe’s mask
Tools:
Rahkshi staff: the same power variation as the armor (stage four minimum). Stolen staves can be used with concentration to channel the same power of the rahkshi they came from. These staves usually have elaborate blades on either end.
Flaws:
all rahkshi become immobile when left unpiloted by a kraata or their aspect. 
Provide one additional flaw or weakness for your rahkshi's armor
Provide one psychological flaw based on the kraata variation piloting the rahkshi.

Sorilax Specific Changes: Once an Aspect of Light, Sorilax’s Rahkshi would be more open to helping out others instead of running from or attacking them. Instead of being naturally destructive and dangerous without orders, they would be peaceful, congregate together, and seek to protect themselves and others in an imitation of Toa. They would remain territorial, just against threats.

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

Sala, Vhisola, Sidra, Knichou

Rahkshi:

Spoiler

Name: One
Creator: Sorilax
Physical description: Deep Blue head and spine like the ocean, Dark Green hands and feet like seaweed. Taller than the average Toa, on par with Skakdi. All sleek and full of sharp angles except for the spine.
Powerset: 
Kraata Pilot: Quick Healing Stage 3 (Acting at Stage 4 due to level of Rahkshi armor)
Rahkshi Armor: Teleportation Stage 4
Able to see through most sensory illusions.
Physical damage reduction: Rahkshi armor is tough and can withstand many physical blows
Infectious Feeding: A Rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the Kraata to infect a downed foe’s mask.*
Tools:
Rahkshi staff: the same power variation as the armor (stage four minimum). Stolen staves can be used with concentration to channel the same power of the rahkshi they came from. These staves usually have elaborate blades on either end.
Flaws:
All Rahkshi become immobile when left unpiloted by a Kraata or their Aspect. 
Physical: *Face is designed as a sleek, solid piece and the Rahkshi must pop open its spine casing to allow the Kraata to infect a mask.
Psychological: Doesn’t care all too much about being damaged.

Name: Two
Creator: Sorilax
Physical description: Brown like a clump of dirt. Taller than the average Toa, on par with Skakdi. All sleek and full of sharp angles except for the spine.
Powerset: 
Kraata Pilot: Life Stage 3 (Acting at Stage 4 due to level of Rahkshi armor)
Rahkshi Armor: Fragmentation Stage 4
Able to see through most sensory illusions
Physical damage reduction: rahkshi armor is tough and can withstand many physical blows
Infectious Feeding: A rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the kraata to infect a downed foe’s mask.*
Tools:
Rahkshi staff: the same power variation as the armor (stage four minimum). Stolen staves can be used with concentration to channel the same power of the rahkshi they came from. These staves usually have elaborate blades on either end.
Flaws:
all rahkshi become immobile when left unpiloted by a kraata or their aspect. 
Physical: *Face is designed as a sleek, solid piece and the Rahkshi must pop open its spine casing to allow the Kraata to infect a mask.
Psychological: Sees the life it creates as pawns.

Name: Three
Creator: Sorilax
Physical description: Silver like polished armor. Taller than the average Toa, on par with Skakdi. All sleek and full of sharp angles except for the spine.
Powerset: 
Kraata Pilot: Dodge Stage 3 (Acting at Stage 4 due to level of Rahkshi armor)
Rahkshi Armor: Chain Lightning Stage 4
Able to see through most sensory illusions
Physical damage reduction: rahkshi armor is tough and can withstand many physical blows
Infectious Feeding: A rahkshi’s face may split open to reveal the kraata pilot within, allowing the kraata to infect a downed foe’s mask.*
Tools:
Rahkshi staff: the same power variation as the armor (stage four minimum). Stolen staves can be used with concentration to channel the same power of the rahkshi they came from. These staves usually have elaborate blades on either end.
Flaws:
all rahkshi become immobile when left unpiloted by a kraata or their aspect. 
Physical: *Face is designed as a sleek, solid piece and the Rahkshi must pop open its spine casing to allow the Kraata to infect a mask.
Psychological: Enjoys using its power to dodge things too much.

Kraata Creation

Spoiler

Symbol: upside-down triangle

Goodbye

Mortal soil

Decrepit and raw

Shadow born cosmos

Where I see all

Hello

An Aspect breathes a portion of their gaseous self over a heartlight, rahi or otherwise, and then dips the heartlight into Energetic Protodermis (EP) to create a kraata. If the EP is purified, the player creating the kraata with their Aspect character may choose the variation of kraata. If the EP is not purified, the player randomly rolls on the available variations of kraata found here. 

A kraata created from random NPCs or Minions begins at stage 1. Kraata created from PCs begin at stage 3.

 

Kraata

Kraata are physical embodiments of an Aspect’s desires that work to increase the Aspect’s goals by infecting masks. They are Minions that obey basic instinct to infect masks and survive. An Aspect can communicate telepathically with the kraata they have created in a similar fashion to those they have desecrated. Please use these resources for kraata descriptions and behavior and kraata variations.

An Aspect may have two times the kraata as they do completed milestones. When a kraata dies, the Aspect may no longer create a kraata of that power type. An Aspect may not have kraata of duplicate variations to other kraata. 

Kraata evolve through stages tied to their creator Aspect. Each time an Aspect reaches the next tier in their milestones, all of that Aspect’s kraata reach their next stage.

An Aspect who has reached their sixth milestone may merge two or more kraata of the same stage together to create a new kraata with a randomly rolled (excluding already made kraata types) power variation. Each time this is done, the new kraata is created at one stage above the other kraata used. A kraata created in this manner may not be made above stage 6. 

 

Kraata Abilities

Kraata may be used as a replacement for beating heartlights in the rites of Desecration. The kraata changes to the variation chosen by the desecrated character and becomes the kraata that is bound to them.
Kraata may infect masks they touch. If a kraata reaches their final stage, they may infect masks visibly within their presence. There is no limit to the amount of masks kraata may infect. Infecting worn masks without player consent is an auto-hit. Once a mask is infected, it cannot be infected again unless it is cleansed (see cleansing below).
If an NPC, Minion, or PC wears an infected mask:
Infected masks look pitted, rusted, and scarred. They often have a secondary or tertiary coloring like the kraata that made it.
The Aspect may treat the character wearing an infected mask as if they were desecrated by them.
The character wearing the infected mask may use one additional elemental power of their choice if they are capable of doing so. This additional elemental power blends with their primary elemental power and is chosen the first time they wear an infected mask. The secondary element does not change if the mask is taken off and reworn.
The character with the infected mask gains access to the powers of the kraata that infected the mask at the current stage of the kraata.
The character wearing an infected mask does not want to take it off.
Infected masks may be cleansed by submergence into EP, or with a Kanoka of Removes Poison with a power level greater than or equal to the stage of the kraata that infected the mask.

Sorilax Specific Changes: Once becoming a being of Light, Sorilax’s Infection would become Illumination. Sorilax's Kraata would be able to physically touch a mask and Illuminate it. The mask becomes a transparent pearlescent cream and white that glows slightly in the dark (though the glow in the dark feature can be mentally turned off).

Sorilax’s Kraata variation of Shadow becomes Life.

Spoiler

Life

Stage 1. The body’s healing factor is as fast as is naturally possible.

Stage 2. Can sense all life in the area and instinctively know what type it is, regardless of what plane of existence it resides on.

Stage 3. Rahi (Insects as well for all mentions of Rahi. Rahi does not include rite-born “Rahi” (Kaiju)) sense your connection to Life and refuse to attack you unless they are Infected, attacked by you, or under someone else’s power. Can create and mentally control one duplicate miniature Rahi that is half the size of the original. One must touch the Rahi one wishes to duplicate.

4. Every facet of one’s body is always in the most peak condition possible naturally regardless of diet and exercise. Wounds heal slightly faster than is natural. Will not die of old age, starvation, dehydration, asphyxiation, or disease.

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

Sala

Elemental Alteration

Spoiler

Symbol: conjoined semi-circles with their flat sides in opposite directions

Goodbye

Release each yoke of mine

Each destined path is one

Remove barriers as they align

Not all must circle around a sun

Hello

Choose a consenting creature you can touch. You may alter the base element of the consenting creature to a new element of their choice. The new element must be an already approved element in SKRPGs. If a consenting creature has more than one element, they alter their first acquired element. A creature may undergo this change once. The change is immediate and permanent.

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

Sala, Sidra

Infected Mask Attunement

Spoiler

Symbol: two small circles above an equilateral triangle pointing upwards

Goodbye

Faces carved of silver stone

Dimly do the stars crawl

Placed on brows of ivory bone

Emotions forced behind a wall

Hello

As a Taboo Rite ability, you may wear and use the powers of infected kanohi masks (noble and great variations). You may wear and use the powers of only one infected kanohi mask at a time. To use this taboo, you must be able to physically wear a kanohi mask somewhere on your body.

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

Viltia

Infectious Kraata Extraction

Spoiler

Symbol: equilateral triangle with a clockwise spiral inside.

Goodbye

My fickle friend

You breathe and laugh and love

You glowing star

You shed your light far above

Hello
When you physically touch a desecrated creature, you may choose to remove one kraata from their body. The kraata remains alive, retains its current stage and variation, and you are considered its creator. See the Rites of Infectious Kraata for how living kraata function when not bound to a host.

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

Viltia

 

Repose

Spoiler

Symbol: six pointed star

Goodbye

One by one you all will fall

Your past and future all will dance

In this moment you will stall

As we stare you lose your chance

Hello

Pick one living creature you can see without assistance to be the target of your effects. You and that target both fall asleep. While asleep, both you and your target are trapped within a singular shared dream. You may choose to end this dream state at any time. You both understand each other as if you were each wearing a great kanohi Rau, mask of translation.

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

None

Taboo of Gluttonous Descration

Spoiler

Symbol: Four circles with a diamond drawn between their center points

Goodbye 

Mighty warrior

Cleaver of skies

Meek gardener

Tender of lies

Hello
If you are able and know the rites, you may perform the Rites of Desecration an additional two times on one willing creature (maximum four times).

Beings who know Sorilax knows this:

None

 

Name: Viltia
Breed: Toa
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Deep Jungle Green armor with Violet Blue under armor. Lighter Jungle Green Eyes. Average Toa height. Armor is cracked and damaged all over her body. That damage is filled in with glowing silver, and from that silver grows tethers.
Background/Occupation: A Matoran on the Northern Continent for most of her life, her village was captured and enslaved by Skakdi under orders from the League. The Skakdi treated her and her fellow villagers with disdain, anger, and abuse. Often they would kill someone just to keep productivity up.

They were being transferred to begin rebuilding Le-Metru when the giant robot broke apart and sent them all falling to an unknown island. For the past week, still enslaved, their Skakdi captors drug them through the fringes of the marshes, looking for a place to set up a new home. Native Skakdi showed up and sought to loot all they could, allowing a chance for Viltia and her friends to escape.

Since then she became a Toa, learned how to use her element, learned how to use her mask, fought the Grand Untethered, got bitten by a special Untethered, befriended a Tahtorak, learned how to forge Kanoka, learned how to craft Kanohi, healed a Vuata Maca Tree, and forged a Great Disc.
 

Flaws: Hates Skakdi and would even break the Toa code to kill them.

Not a trained fighter, she wouldn’t last long against those trained for war.
 

Powers: the Green

Based on my own breakdown of elemental powers, Create, Control, Observe, Absorb, she is the strongest with Observe, and weakest with Absorb.

Mask - Rahi Control - Allows its user to control one or more Rahi simultaneously. Although it can be used on insects, it is not as effective on them as other kinds of Rahi. The mask's power does not work on intelligent Rahi like Krahka and Keetongu.

Also has on her: “Lesser” Legendary Mask of Growth, Great Mask of Quick Travel, Great Mask of Flight, Great Mask of Time Duplication.

Breed Quirks: An innate understanding of plant attributes such as poison.

Kraata: Stage 3 Kraata of Fire Resistance. Stage 3 Kraata of Life.

Fire Resistance

Stage 1. Cold and clammy surface provides protection from heat.

Stage 2. Can burrow imperviously through the hot rock of Ta-Wahi.

Stage 3. Able to survive short dips in the lava stream.

Life

Stage 1. The body’s healing factor is as fast as is naturally possible.

Stage 2. Can sense all life in the area and instinctively know what type it is, regardless of what plane of existence it resides on.

Stage 3. Rahi (Insects as well for all mentions of Rahi. Rahi does not include rite-born “Rahi” (Kaiju)) sense your connection to Life and refuse to attack you unless they are Infected, attacked by you, or under someone else’s power. Can create and mentally control one duplicate miniature Rahi that is half the size of the original. One must touch the Rahi one wishes to duplicate.

Equipment: Weapons: Lewa style Axe/Laser Crossbow combination

Rahkshi Staff of Hunger, Stage 4.

Great Disc of Teleportation

Equipment: Satchel with crude compass inside.

A belt with pouches on the four cardinal directions. The pouches are somewhat rigid and are designed to hold masks, even when upside down, yet have enough give for Viltia to be able to take out and put in masks.

Has created a GM approved Great Kanohi of Removes Poison: Removes any poison or toxin from a body or object. Can also purify any substance of its impurities. Or alternatively only purify to a certain level if the user chooses to do so. This doesn't affect mutations. When using the mask to remove impurities, the mask absorbs them into itself, eventually causing the mask to break and become unusable.

Has created a GM approved "Lesser" Legendary Kanohi of Growth: The user may choose to grow proportionate to normal anatomy up to a total height of 120 feet. Physical power increases to that of a wearer of the great mask of Strength.

Two faux-Exsidian canisters to hold enough EP for one Kraata creation each.

1 Vuata Maca Crystal.

Taboos:

Tethered Bonds

Suva Affiliation:

Air Suva.

Currently has deposited:

Great Masks of Growth, 
Great Mask of Truth
Great Mask of Shielding
Great Mask of Water Breathing
Great Mask of Levitation
Great Mask of Speed
Great Mask of Strength
Great Mask of X-Ray Vision
Great Mask of Concealment
Great Mask of Translation
Great Mask of Illusion
Great Mask of Mind Control
Great Mask of Night Vision
Great Mask of Telekinesis
Great Mask of Fate (Sorilax swapped this mask with the Great Mask of Water Breathing he got as a Far Shore reward)
Great Mask of Flight
Great Mask of Summoning
Great Mask of Detection
Great Mask of Accuracy
Great Mask of Sonar
Great Mask of Stealth
Great Mask of Silence
Great Mask of Repulsion
Great Mask of Shrink
Great Mask of Removes Poison
Great Mask of Quick Travel
Great Mask of Regeneration

Normal Crystal (Swapped with Vuata Maca Crystal)
 

 

Name: Cravious
Breed: Skakdi
Faction: Aspects of Makuta/Himself
Brief Description: Deep Blue and White Skakdi with Bright Green eyes. Half a head taller than the average Skakdi.
Background/Occupation: Cravious is one of the leading technological minds of the Skakdi, especially so since Avak’s death. He has a firm grasp on elemental dampeners, mechs, and vehicles. He has intricate knowledge of how to make fake bodies. Most notably the realistically functioning body of the Aspect Sorilax, who Cravious has outfitted with a moving face, full joint functions, working eyes, and even a valve system so the Aspect can “smell” through the nose.

His attempts at A.I. are rudimentary at best and cause him much frustration.

Except for fake bodies, Cravious’ style is not compact, using pipes, hoses, pistons, and gears to achieve things normally reserved for electricity or simpler solutions. That’s not to say he can’t have compact designs or use electricity, but he prefers not to.

Cravious is fairly young, being only 341 years old. However the organic protodermis muscle on his face seems “gaunt and tight”.

He has several "businesses" with differing names that are all basically just creating or repairing mechanical objects or the storage of said mechanical objects and money. Most are run out of his Cube and/or in the Rig (formerly).

Flaws: Cravious is a violent, vicious creature, as are all Skakdi at creation. Cravious is prideful, greedy, and uncaring. His selfishness is astounding and he weighs everything through what he can get out of it. After entering Irnakk’s Tooth, has a healthy amount of fear and respect for Irnakk.

Cravious lost his left foot in a machining accident. He now has a purely robotic replacement as he has yet to naturally regrow the muscle lost and as such his footing reaction time is a fraction slower than normal, causing him to sometimes stumble and catch his foot on things.
 

Powers: Element - Lightning

Mask - None - Partial Breed Quirk: Lacks the mental discipline required to use a mask of power.

Breed Quirks: Vision Power: X-ray and Telescopic Vision (Like Avak)

Secondary Skakdi Power: The Improbable Machine. Cravious can use this power during construction of technology to create what he intends, even if the normal necessary ingredients aren’t available. Any missing ingredients or components must be replaced with something of equal size or larger. An example being Cravious wanting to craft a gun, but he is missing a barrel. He could use a wrench the same size as a normal barrel would be, attaching it not necessarily in the same place as the barrel would go, and the gun would somehow be able to activate and fire.

When working with a design, %75 must remain original parts and only %25 can be “replaced”. When creating outside of designs, the number of parts required increases based upon how complex of a technological concept is trying to be created. For example, a gear would be fairly easy to bypass, but flight would require massive amounts of extra parts and special components.

Other Breed Quirks: Can only use the Elemental power of Lightning in conjunction with other Skakdi or through use of a tool.

Cannot absorb food like a normal being, must chew and ingest food.

Kraata 1: Mind Reading Stage 2

Instinctive empathic ability prevents easy capture.

Has the ability to detect and seek out nearby creatures for infection.


Equipment: Weapons: 

Normally he just carries his Seismic Pickaxe and a Zamor Launcher with him. The Zamor Spheres are of his own creation and contain his Lightning within them.

Various other weapons are for sale in his Cube and at the Rig.

Equipment:

A massive duffel bag that can strap to his back.

An enormous assortment of tools and parts.

Welding mask.

A pair of hands that he can exchange out for his own. This alternative pair is for finesse work and provides more accuracy when creating small details at the cost of overall structural durability.

A briefcase that is able to absorb Cravious’ Lightning energy in order for it to be powered. Inside it can hold up to four Heartlights or Heartlight Keys at a time.

 

Cravious' ACR

Name of ACR: Debt Collector

ACR’s Faction/Homebase: Zakazian/Cube

Pilot of ACR: Cravious

Type of Heartlight: Skakdi of Ice

Physical Description: Debt Collector is a hulking mech built primarily for power and protection. It stands almost two Skakdi tall. It is painted bone white, with the names of those whose debts it’s collected written in black fine lettering starting from its legs on up.

Onboard Weapons Systems:

Jagged spiked gauntlets that are designed to slice and puncture ACR armor. (Weakness: only reach as far as the arms do)

Shoulder mounted Cordak Blaster (Weakness, can’t be fired up close due to splash damage)

Land and Submersible Vehicle Profile

 

Cravious' Vehicle

Name: Cube

Owner: Cravious

Description: Cube is a home, store, workshop, and vehicle all in one. It is a giant protosteel cube. Cube is large enough to hold three vehicle ACRs or five normal sized mech ACRs at one time. This is in addition to several rows of weapon racks and shelves, a room for Cravious, five hammocks, Cravious’ weapon vault, equipment vault, and money vault, a Heartlight storage cabinet, a cold storage room, a current projects room, stations for driving, observation, and manning the guns, and Cube’s core room in the exact center of the cube shaped vehicle.

It has several doors and balconies on the sides and hatches on the top and bottom.

Cube has six legs that can walk it along in difficult terrain or it can switch to treads. Underwater six propellers extend, one from each side of the cube.

The outer protosteel armor is attached to an elemental dampener, though it is weakened to half of its effectiveness due to the size of Cube. Two elemental dampeners on at once doesn’t seem to overlap or make the effect grow stronger, so it only has the one.

Weapons: Four Cordak Blasters with auto-reloading mechanisms attached at the four corners of the top of the cube itself. They are controlled remotely using cameras installed into them.

Crew:

5 NPC Skakdi-Xa

Voracious, Water, Level 1 Quick Healing, Fellow male engineer that’s in it for the money.

Preceptor, Fire, Level 1 Elasticity, Old male and teacher of martial arts.

Sagacious, Lightning, Level 1 Density Control, Female that runs the businesses Cravious owns.

Asperity, Gravity, Level 1 Limited Invulnerability, Female Security that guards the more expensive and exclusive items.

Clash, Air, Level 1 Slow, Male Security that is always getting into fist fights with Cravious for fun.

Speed: Slightly faster than a running Skakdi

Underwater Capabilities: Currently: Can't embark on extended deep sea voyages. Can't resist crush depth. Oxygen system installed. Several Outside cameras. Reinforced glass windows with protosteel shutters. Buoyancy systems installed.
 

Minion Characters:

All Vision Powers taken from this list.

Name: Clash
Breed: Skakdi-Xa
Faction: Cravious
Brief Description: Green. Strong.
Role: Crew
Flaw: Not very smart.
Powers: Heat Vision
Slow Stage 1. Extremely slow, but difficult to dislodge and highly resistant to physical harm.
Ability to chew food as opposed to absorbing it. Air, accessed through the consensual sharing of power with another skakdi through physical contact.
Equipment: Three-Bladed Scissor. Zamor Launcher.

Name: Sagacious
Breed: Skakdi-Xa
Faction: Cravious
Brief Description: Blue and White. Lithe.
Role: Crew
Flaw: Too detail orientated, taking far longer to do things perfectly.
Powers: Future Sight
Density Control Stage 1. Can briefly increase density to resist physical blows.
Ability to chew food as opposed to absorbing it. Lightning, accessed through the consensual sharing of power with another skakdi through physical contact.
Equipment: Ice Gun except for Lightning. Zamor Launcher.

Name: Asperity
Breed: Skakdi-Xa
Faction: Cravious
Brief Description: Purple and Black. Lithe
Role: Crew
Flaw: Exudes creepy. Severely limiting social interaction.
Powers: Thermal Imaging/Infrared Vision (Like Reidak)
Limited Invulnerability Stage 1. Has a tough hide that makes it difficult to injure.
Ability to chew food as opposed to absorbing it. Gravity, accessed through the consensual sharing of power with another skakdi through physical contact.
Equipment: Belt that lets her use her element. Buzz Saw. Zamor Launcher.

Name: Voracious
Breed: Skakdi-Xa
Faction: Cravious/Riggers
Brief Description: Blue. Average.
Role: Crew
Flaw: If given the opportunity, will take large sums of money to betray anyone.
Powers: Laser Vision
Quick Healing Stage 1. Can enter a hibernation state during which minor injuries quickly heal.
Ability to chew food as opposed to absorbing it. Water, accessed through the consensual sharing of power with another skakdi through physical contact.
Equipment: Water Harpoon. Zamor Launcher.

Name: Preceptor
Breed: Skakdi-Xa
Faction: Cravious
Brief Description: Red. Scarred.
Role: Crew
Flaw: Taught Cravious “Skakdi” arts (martial arts), but refuses to fight.
Powers: Spellbinder Vision
Elasticity Stage 1. Has a stretchy, flexible body that is highly resistant to harm.
Ability to chew food as opposed to absorbing it. Fire, accessed through the consensual sharing of power with another skakdi through physical contact.
Equipment: Haktann’s Lava Launcher/Energy Claw thing. Zamor Launcher.

Name: Torch
Breed: Turaga
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Red. In perfect health.
Role: Quest Giver
Flaw: Irrationally angry at the League.
Powers: Fire
Mask of Communication
Great resistance to heat and flame.

Kraata: Heat Vision, Sleep, Vacuum, all at Stage 3.
Infected Mask: Quick Healing Stage 3. Chose Iron as secondary element.
Equipment: Silver staff with an engraved flame on top. Kanoka.

Name: Wing
Breed: Toa
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Green. Elongated arms and legs. Many small barbs that extend from body.
Role: Guard
Flaw: Tries not to show any emotion.
Powers: Air
Mask of Sonar
Extremely athletic and nimble.

Kraata: Accuracy, Life, Rahi Control, Insect Control, all at Stage 3.
Infected Mask: Adaptation Stage 3. Chose Gravity as secondary element.
Equipment: Staff of Erasing. Kanoka.

Name: Spark
Breed: Vortixx
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Green Armor.
Role: Quest Giver
Flaw: Too inviting of anyone.
Powers: Vortixx are able to understand how most machinery functions just by looking at it.
Mask of Telekinesis
Their affinity for technology has earned Vortixx a cultural reputation of being technomancers, capable of whipping up strange machines from piles of e-waste.

Kraata: Weather Control, Electricity, Magnetism, Gravity, all at Stage 3.
Infected Mask: Density Control Stage 3.
Equipment: Tools for creating complex machines. Kanoka.

Name: Beruv
Breed: Matoran
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Red and Black.
Role: Quest Giver
Flaw: Workaholic
Powers: Fire (Inactive)
(Inactive)
Great resistance to heat and flame.
Equipment: Tools for creating Kanoka and Kanohi. Kanoka.

Name: Circuit
Breed: Vortixx
Faction: Refugees
Brief Description: Black.
Role: Quest Giver
Flaw: Hates low tolerances and prefers to work on elegant, refined things.
Powers: Vortixx are able to understand how most machinery functions just by looking at it.
Mask of Night Vision
Their affinity for technology has earned Vortixx a cultural reputation of being technomancers, capable of whipping up strange machines from piles of e-waste.
Equipment: Tools for creating complex machines. Kanoka.
 

Settlement

Name: Le-Metru Nuva

Classification: Refugee Village

Location: On the Northwestern fringes of the Fau Swamp. Located 125 ft. up, hidden in the vast canopy layer of the giant swamp trees.

Population: 41

27 Matoran

Named or Mentioned PC and NPC Inhabitants:

PC - Sorilax - Tan and Brown Aspect of Makuta

PC - Sala - Orange and White Matoran of Plasma

PC - Viltia - Dark Green and Violet Blue Toa of the Green

PC - Sidra - Emerald member of Taxadox’s Species

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Affiliations:

PC - Apex - Rahi-Nui Aspect

PC - Morangad - Tiokaha

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Torch - Male Red colored Turaga of Fire - Noble Kanohi Rau - Angry, especially towards the League, but cares deeply for his village and especially the Matoran under his care. Was a mask maker when he was a Matoran. Is more caring and less angry now that he is a Turaga

Wing - Female Light Green colored Toa of Air - Extremely confident, sometimes as a detriment to the situation. Leader of the Guard. Strongest with Elemental Control.

Match - Male Red and Yellow Matoran of Fire - Former mask maker with a focus on small, intricate details in Metru Nui. Tends to remain silent. Talks a lot with Spark about machines.

Beruv - Female Black and Red Matoran of Fire - Former mask maker in Viltia’s Village. Focuses on work too much.

Spark - Male Green Armored Vortixx - Kanohi Matatu - Has been shown to know how to assemble electrical wiring and machines. Energetic and upbeat.

Circuit - Female Vortixx - Kanohi Ruru - Has a defined pallet of sophisticated machinery. Has knowledge of Kanohi Machines.

1 Matoran whose Rhotuka power is a lesser form of the Green

1 Female Matoran whose Rhotuka power is Healing. Part of Viltia’s group.

Male Vortixx - Kanohi - Mask of Scavenging

Female Higher Class Steltian - Kanohi - Kaukau

1 Male Zyglak

1 Hydraxon’s Species - Kanohi - Mask of Sensory Aptitude

2 Male Lariska’s Species - Kanohi - Mask of Rebounding - Mask of Levitation

2 Slave Class Steltians - One works the elevator

1 Mimic’s Species 

Deceased: 19

16 Matoran

1 Lower Class Steltian

1 Higher Class Steltian

1 Vortixx

Description: The village currently consists of many huts and large flat platforms. Roofs cover everything, from bridges to platforms to huts, so that you never might be hit by acid rain. Only the animal pens are partially uncovered. Various bridges connect everything, being mostly stationary wooden bridges at this point. The huts are made up of cut wood and some scavenged scrap protodermis and metal. Roofing is made out of acid resistant bark and acid resistant armor from a giant centipede.

Everything is generally slotted into place, held together by wooden pins and gravity. Rare is the usage of metal in the construction except when it comes to cooking or anything that requires fire to function. The village is purposely integrated with several trees and tree branches to be as natural as possible.

Beneath the village is a clearing. In the center of that clearing is a pond of clean water, created where the sinkhole was that trapped the Grand Untethered.

The village sits 125 feet up in the canopy layer of the massive banyan trees.

One of the huts is much larger than the others and is meant as a social gathering place, both for bartering and for politics. It is painted a deep yellow.

Some of the huts are cabins that house enough beds for six beings.

Some of the huts are dedicated to professions.

Many of the huts are for individual housing.

Several of the large platforms are nestled in thick branches and covered in a thick layer of pure soil and grass. A couple are for Rahi, specifically Colony Drones and trained giant birds. The other grass covered platforms are deeper and grow all sorts of plants that Viltia has knowledge of.

1 crude elevator that uses what cable they scavenged. It is one of two ways up into the village other than climbing the trees.

1 moderate elevator with a metallic protodermis cable created by the village. It is one of two ways up into the village other than climbing the trees.

2 wooden poles reach above the canopy. Atop them rest solar panels with acid resistant armor able to close over them to protect from acid rain. Electrical cables run down the poles with  metal coverings to protect them.

A couple dozen guard posts are located in the surrounding trees, giving guards a place to stand, sit, and have a place to set things down.

A small distance away from the village on the swamp floor sits a large hut that covers a mine. Next to it sits a mud brick building housing two forges and Kanoka, Kanohi, and machinery making equipment.

Several Colony Drones are spread around evenly as an added layer of protection for the village.

Apex (PC) has marked her scent around the village, discouraging Rahi and giant Insects from wandering near.

Le-Metru Nuva was the location of the battle with the Grand Untethered. Sidra, with Uraborask, Vitlia, and the NPC’s help, defeated it.

Equipment: 

3 LeviCarts (Levitation Minecart)

2 Solar panels

2 Forges

Kanoka and Kanohi crafting equipment

Kanoka up to level 8

Great Mask of X-Ray Vision used for mining

Kanohi Machine of Great Mask of Removes Poison for forging Kanoka

2 Kanohi Machine Teleportation backpacks

Machining tools

Rewards from the Grand Untethered:

3 Kanoka Disks (your choice) of power level 6
2 Zamor Launchers, heavily battered. With a little fixing up they should be good as new.
15 cans of heavily processed meat. The expiration date was from several decades ago. The outside of the cans are covered in swamp water. What could possibly go wrong?
A Vahki Staff of Erasing
A Rahkshi Staff of Hunger - Level 4
A Seismic Pickaxe that can slice through almost anything. It seems to have a hard time cutting through any sort of cheese.
A lute. Out of tune, rusty, and filled with swamp water.
A surfboard
3 sealed canisters of defiled Energetic Protodermis, collected from the sink hole where the Grand Untethered was defeated. Each canister contains enough EP to be used for one taboo.
A rusty panini press
Several dozen toa teeth
A poorly designed Mobile Nektann Drone that refuses to do any task but sweep floors. Former Scout Nektann model that stands at knee height for a Toa.

1 Kanoka was given to Morangad (PC)

Spark fixed up the Zamor Launchers and Viltia has made Madu Cabolo to be used with them. With the one they already had, the village now has 3 Zamor Launchers.

The 15 cans of meat are being stored in the mine to keep them cool in case of an emergency food crisis.

Wing carries the Staff of Erasing.

Viltia now has the Staff of Hunger

Sidra was given the Seismic Pickaxe.

The Zyglak took the lute, surfboard, and panini press.

The protodermis was put into 3 Faux-Exsidian canisters and given to Apex.

Viltia has the Toa teeth displayed in an open wooden box as a memorial for everyone who died on the island.

The Nektann drone sweeps the many bridges, huts, and platforms of the village.


Needs: 

Edible Domesticated Rahi

Long term protection from wandering Skakdi-Xa and Mesi

Long term protection from the now partially defiled EP filled waters of the swamp.

Electronic scrap


Produces: 

Lumber

Yellow Dye

Dark Brown Ink

Iron

Crude Protodermis Ore

Lightstones

Heatstones

Kanoka and Toa Discs levels 1-8

Powerless, Noble Kanohi, and Great Kanohi

Metallic Protodermis

Edible food from the swamp

Rarer ores as provided for with the mask of X-Ray Vision

Vuata Maca Tree:

A 1-2 minute walk to the southeast from Le-Metru Nuva is a healed Vuata Maca Tree. The Vuata Maca Tree produces:

Energy rich fruit that can provide energy for machinery and the Matoran themselves (As food). Energy rich fruit that has above average healing capabilities compared to other food. The ability to be able to siphon energy directly from the tree itself.

The Vuata Maca tree is able to produce Vuata Maca Crystals. Only one can be formed at a time. If taken from the tree, another one will grow if a special GM approved quest is completed.
 

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I pronounce is basically as “Murcia” too, though maybe I tend towards a bit more like “ Mary Ka.”

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"Danger is the anvil on which trust is forged"-Jaller(Jala) :smilejala: 
"We're on our own here-like we've always been-and we'll stand or fall on our own"-Tanma
"He may seem slow and strange to you, but his simple words often carry a hidden wisdom"-Turaga Vakama on Kapura

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Sorilax, Viltia, and Cravious approved.  As a note, please explain how "detail oriented" is a flaw in the profile. Being "detail oriented" is a term often used on resumes as a strength in many industries. 

Additionally, does Cravious have fully mechanical hands? The only mention I noted was the replacement prosthetics for detailed work. 

For your MCs with vision powers, please provide a link or a description of what the vision power does. Please also explain what the kraata power does, or provide a link. It's very helpful, since I cannot remember what spellbinder vision does, or if it's even canon or custom. Their profiles are not approved until these changes are made. 

It's not a requirement to provide a profile for your settlement, as settlements are often amorphous in some details between posts, but it's nice to have a place to see all the details you prefer having represented. 

 


Happy chat.

 

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  • Name: Korruhn
  • Breed: Ba-Toa
  • Breed Quirk: Ability to see in the dark (shadow imbued)
  • Faction:
  • Brief Description: Since his ascent to Toahood, Korruhn has retained little of his former appearance as a Ko-Matoran. Well-built on a sleek, solid frame, Korruhn bears armor of a deep, smoky grey imbued with brilliant white and ice blue highlights throughout, although any lustre and sheen has been pitted and marred by the many battles since. The armor has an appearance of master craftsmanship, offering both protection from heavy combat and the maneuverability of a stealth suit. His Kanohi is shaped not unlike that of a knight, sharp and angular with only a pair of holes for his icy blue eyes to burn from beneath, and Korruhn will sometimes cover this with the hood on his black half-cloak with white stitching and strange small runes, that he's never seen without. Through a horrible encounter with an unknown creature in Ko-Metru, Korruhn's right arm has been imbued with the power of shadow. As a result, his right arm appears much darker, the armor slightly more angular, and the arm seems to constantly give off a sort of shadowy smoke, although faint. After his encounter with a Taboo at the Ruins of Ice, his armor has been overtaken by black tendrils spread throughout his armor, and his mask now also expels black smoke. A later incident with the toxic protodermis lake on Zakaz further mutated Korruhn's appearance. Energized Protodermis has enhanced his biological features, resulting in his muscles growing beneath his armor plating. The toxicity of the lake has eaten and oxidized much of the surface of his armor, which is now broken up by patches of rust and delamination, and the armor appears fractured under his newly-expanded frame, pock marked with acid burns, although it seems strong as ever. His mask suffered the worst fate in the acid, melting to form the shape of a sickly skull over his face, with a dark, stained gold color to it. As a result of the Energized Protodermis, Korruhn's cloak stitching has turned a dark gold, as well as veins of gold appearing now in his armor and flesh.
  • Background/Occupation: A former Cartographer of Ko-Metru, Korruhn excelled in this role as a mapmaker and explorer, until Destiny created grander plans for him. His tribulations took him across his homeland, pitted him against countless perils, and netted him a well-knit band of comrades. These experiences have shaped Korruhn into a finely-tuned combatant and tactician, 
  • Flaws: Suffers from an increasing case of Void Sickness, resulting in clouded thoughts, distraction, inability to discern reality, and a slow descent into the Void from which he sprung. Korruhn's hearing has been damaged as a result of his Rahkshi fight, leaving it partially impaired. His prolonged isolation and Void exposure has left Korruhn distrustful of most people, even those he once considered friends.
  • Void Sickness (Physical Flaw): You may use, discover, and research taboo rites.  Your sense of morality begins to shift. Choose and add one new Psychological Flaw to your profile that goes against your current sense of morality. Each time you enter the Far Shore, notify the GMs by tagging them in your post. GMs will roll a percentage die. On a result of 10 or lower, you are trapped in the Far Shore. If rescued, you return from the Far Shore as an Aspect of Makuta beginning your Grand Wish.
  • Powers/Equipment: As a Toa, Korruhn is a master over elemental Gravity, using it to his advantage in both combat and non-combat situations. As well as elemental gravity, Korruhn has been imbued with the power of Shadow, granting him abilities from beyond the Void (including the ability to turn ambient shadow to energy, peer through another person's shadow if they permit, and plunge an area in utter darkness). Korruhn's Kanohi bears the power of a Calix, which, when combined with his elemental Gravity, allows him to perform near-impossible physical feats with ease. For weapons, Korruhn has acquired a level 4 Spear of Power Scream from a Rahkshi in the Kumu Peninsula. Desecrated by Miserix, Korruhn has access to a host of desecration benefits, as well as a level 5 Kraata of Density Control.
  • TABOOS: Through arcane rites and long-forgotten knowledge, Korruhn has gained the ability to sense, and (should he choose) mimic a psychological flaw of an opponent, and project it into their mind, or cast illusions, breaking resolve and tainting even the strongest of minds. Each use of this power separates him further and further from his sense of self and his control, creating a less predictable and more primal combatant with each use.
     
  • Infectious Kraata (Upside Down Triangle): 

    Goodbye

    Mortal Soil

    Decrepit and raw

    Shadow born cosmos

    Where I see all

    Hello

    Taboo Ability:

    Kraata creation, as per Character Creation header post.

  • Gluttonous Desecration (four circles with a diamond draw between their center points): 

    Goodbye 

    Mighty warrior

    Cleaver of skies

    Meek gardner

    Tender of lies

    Hello

    Taboo Ability:

    If you are able and know the rite, you may perform the Rite of Desecration an additional two times on one willing creature (Maximum four times).

  • Infectious Kraata Corruption (equilateral triangle with a clockwise spiral inside): 

    Goodbye

    My Fickle Friend

    You breathe and laugh and love

    You glowing star

    You shed your light far above

    Hello

    Taboo Ability:

    When you physically touch a desecrated creature you may choose to remove one kraata from their body. A desecrated creature is no longer considered desecrated if all their kraata are removed using this taboo. The removed kraata remains alive and retains its current stage and variation. You are considered its creator. See the taboo rite of Infectious Kraata for all additional information on kraata.

  • Korruhn’s Mutation: Six black handprints now appear on Korruhn's arm, although not visible against the obisidian of his arm. The hands change to a sickly gold with each kill, an eye in the center of the hand print opens as well. When each handprint’s eyes are open, Korruhn may either cast aside his mortal form, flaying his soul from reality and passing into a spectral realm of abominations, or he may summon an abomination into the world of the living to do his bidding while tethered by a leash of shadow. Once all six handprints have opened their eyes, Korruhn dies in an explosion that damages the current hex and leaves a shadow blight. 

    Shadow Blight: all characters in an area affected by shadow blight are unable to summon their elements.

    Korruhn appears the next day, at dusk, two hexes away from where he died. The eyes on his arm are once more closed, and the cycle begins again.

    Korruhn may share this power with those in his immediate vicinity.

  • Abomination Summoning Addendum:

    Abominations ripped from the Far Shore and pulled into the plane of the Time Between Time arrive unwilling to return from where they came. They fight desperately to stay in physical form, even though their fight is doomed to eventually fail. A summoned abomination has the following traits, quirks, weaknesses, etc.:

  • Breed: Far Shore Abomination
  • Faction: Far Shore
  • Brief Description: abominations are dual planar entities and they exist in both the Far Shore and the Time Between Time so long as they are summoned and tethered via one of Korruhn's shadow leashes. They are made of multiple beings, ranging in stature and breed, although all suffer from being only partially physical. The more an abomination feeds on the living (excluding undead) of the Time Between Time, the more physical they become. Most abominations are no larger than the average matoran. Some, however, are terrifying monstrosities in stature and power.
    • Please consider fair play and narrative balance when deciding the size of the abomination being summoned. If unsure, ask the other players involved in the scene for their perspective.
  • Background/Occupation: abominations come from the Far Shore, a mysterious place with no known point of entry.
  • Flaws: if the tethers that bind them are destroyed, the abominations vanish. Abominations cannot communicate in sentences, and at most understand the most basic of commands. They speak in strange tongues and use many words out of order. The summoner may choose to banish an abomination with as simple thought back to the Far Shore at any time.
  • Powers/Equipment:
    • Mask Attuned: Each summoned abomination arrives with the ability to use a mask of the summoner's choice at a noble level. The abomination automatically has the mask somewhere on their form. Abominations cannot change masks. Masks that require specific verbal or psychic inputs may be inaccessible in practicality due to abominations being unable to communicate coherently or hold on to more than the most simple thought.
    • Shadow Born: an abomination may hide in shadow, becoming immaterial and invulnerable to attacks until the shadows are dispersed to reveal the abominations physical form.
    • Far Shore Hunger: all abominations have a desire to feed on the nearest living being besides their summoner. The more they consume, the more physical they become. However, they will never be able to become fully physical and leave the Far Shore behind.

KORRUHN HAS ACCESS TO THE ICE SUVA. (Too far for connection)

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Made a few changes to Kat, nothing crazy, but she needed a little more structure to her abilities imo

Name: Katrin of the Flame

 

Breed: Toa of Fire

 

Faction: Tobduk-Koro

 

Description: Standing 1.8 bio tall with a dense, lean physique, Katrin has spent years of her life training as a monk of the Order of the Kanohi Dragon, and it shows. Her colors are usually quite dull, dark reds and greys, with the brightest colors being her striking purple eyes and heartlight. A Calix accentuates a face that is youthful and cheery. Katrin simply looks friendly. She has an almost unshakable relaxed demeanor that lends an air of trustworthy confidence.

 

Background: Hailing from an island to the south, far from Metru Nui and it's politics, Katrin led a fairly peaceful life, part of a monastic order of Toa who had trained to link themselves more closely to their elements. These monks, the Order of the Kanohi Dragon, maintained a fierce neutrality, opting instead to open their teachings to all who chose to walk the path of the Dragon. Trained from her earliest days as a Toa by a Master Lhii and the other Dragons of the Order, Kat has abilities beyond that of a normal Toa. Aside from sparring sessions with her fellows and her victory in the tournament held among the students, however, her only real combat experience was a fight against a Manas Crab which had made its way to one of the island's caves. When the world ended, she found herself on a pilgrimage to the great city of Metru-Nui and afterward, among the refugees of Metru-Koro. It was here she met Arkius, a Toa of Earth gathering warriors, an endeavor that was interrupted by and attack on Po-Koro. Arkius and Katrin rushed to an airship called the Taku to rush to the defense of the village. They arrived slightly late, and Kat found herself in a standoff with Barius, a Skakdi with an ACR who had taken a Matoran hostage. The fight was short-lived, however, because Reson, a Toa of Sonics native to Zakaz, gave his own body in exchange for the Matoran's. Kat found herself rushing away again as the Taku returned to Metru Koro following a breakdown in negotiations. There she witnessed the result of Taka's Desecration by Whisper, and participated in the Battle above Metru Koro, where she severely damaged the Razorfish. She then returned to Po-Koro herself, as she promised, only to find the settlement was moving. She tagged along, and learned of a potential murder in the village, and had a brief sparring session with an Aspect named Ulkarr, and met Vahki for the first time. Her spar was cut short by the return of Arkius, who had become a NUVA Proxima, and promised Kat that she too could achieve such power.

 

Flaws: Kat has an almost pathological need to test her strength against high caliber fighters and beings. As such, she may throw herself into unwinnable situations just for a chance to get stronger or to fight someone powerful, whether as a sparring match or something more. She also has an unfortunate habit of lowering her guard when she maybe shouldn't. Finally, her elemental abilities are so powerful that should she let them run unchecked, she could very well 'burn out' or more literally, start melting her own body.

 

Powers/Equipment: The Fighting Flame of the Dragon - Katrin's Elemental power of Fire is linked directly to her spirit. So long as she maintains the will to fight, her flames will similarly remain lit. This also means that the more determined she is to fight and win, the more powerful her elemental and physical abilities become. The upper limit of this ability is not known to her, yet.

 

Teachings of the Dragon - These techniques, taught to Kat during her time with the Order, while not necessarily separate from her elemental abilities, allow her to use those abilities in certain ways, and fight effectively. They are a large part of her life. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vBelD-hIlDGePBG_7xEcIta6ye7Ev7sdfAUayOL5ziE/edit?usp=drivesdk

 

Tuning Fork Staff- After an encounter in Po-Koro, Katrin has a simple protodermis staff tipped with blunt metal tines, similar to a tuning fork. This staff once belonged to Reson, a Toa of Sonics who bargained his own life in exchange for that of a captive Matoran.

 

Kanohi Calix- This ordinary Great Mask of Fate was a gift from Katrin's mentor, Master Lhii, and has all the abilities of any other Great Calix, allowing her to perform at the very peak of her abilities.

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1 hour ago, Unreliable Narrator said:

Sorilax, Viltia, and Cravious approved.  As a note, please explain how "detail oriented" is a flaw in the profile. Being "detail oriented" is a term often used on resumes as a strength in many industries. 

Additionally, does Cravious have fully mechanical hands? The only mention I noted was the replacement prosthetics for detailed work. 

For your MCs with vision powers, please provide a link or a description of what the vision power does. Please also explain what the kraata power does, or provide a link. It's very helpful, since I cannot remember what spellbinder vision does, or if it's even canon or custom. Their profiles are not approved until these changes are made. 

It's not a requirement to provide a profile for your settlement, as settlements are often amorphous in some details between posts, but it's nice to have a place to see all the details you prefer having represented. 

 

Updated Profiles to upgrade "Detailed oriented" into an actual flaw. Added link to Skakdi Vision powers. Added Kraata power descriptions to each Skakdi-Xa.

For Cravious, he's a normal Bionicle. He knows what to do to undo his natural hands to have them slip off like gloves from his organic protodermis muscle, then attach the smaller hands (I would say pop on, but unfortunately the toys aren't the canon bodies in that regard). I really like to push the mechanical nature of Bionicles with him, so he's all about himself and others being machines first and foremost, being able to repair things that others might call "healing" or create "prosthetics" that use the organic protodermis muscle like normal limbs. He could take apart his legs and rebuild them, having them still be his "natural" legs. He has not added any enhancements to himself in this way, however. I'm not looking to go down that road with him.

I added Le-Metru Nuva as a reference for myself and others. It's easier to see it here in the profiles topic than in my Google documents.


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 Xaril

“Can’t you hear them? Always screaming, pleading, never dying. Every life I’ve claimed, I carry with me… and soon your voice will join their chorus.”

 

Breed: Titan

Faction: Barraki

Brief Description: Standing at twice the height of a Toa, Xaril is a veritable monster of muscle and malice, clad all in crimson. His armour bears the marks of innumerable battles, and patches of his skin seem strangely aged – ancient scars that still look fresh, spots of flesh paler or darker than others, swathes of skin in the shape of handprints permanently wrinkled. His appearance borders on what some might call demonic, with a fiery glow in his eyes, jagged teeth in his maw, and hands ending in long, dextrous fingers tipped with talons.

Background/Occupation: Xaril is an immensely ancient being, existing before the Ark embarked, though like most, he doesn’t remember this time. Hailing from an isolated island in the distant South of the Matoran Universe, Xaril was once one of many, but is now the last of his kind, the sole survivor of a terrible, decades-long famine that forced his race to feed on each other. By chance, he was rescued by some passing explorers and brought to more civilised lands, but he was swiftly condemned and ostracised once others discovered what he’d done, and what he was capable of.

In the millenia since, he’s been a mercenary, assassin, hunter, and even had a brief stint as a warlord before deciding all of the micro-management that came with the job wasn’t for him. Eventually he found a place within the League of Six Kingdoms. 

Flaws: When Xaril kills a being with his power, he absorbs a sliver of their soul, a murky imprint of their mind at their moment of death. These shades constantly haunt him as flickering figures in the corners of his vision, whispering words that only he can hear. Despite these constant companions, deep down Xaril is incredibly, immeasurably lonely, unable to connect with others due to their fear of him, and his fear of hurting them.

Despite his long life, Xaril has never learned to swim, his sheer size and the weight of his armour causing him to sink immediately. This has given him an intense phobia of drowning, and he’s unsettled by any body of liquid he can’t see the bottom of… which is unfortunate, now that he’s living in a sinking city.

Powers: As one might expect of a being of his magnitude, Xaril is immensely strong and durable, with a high tolerance for pain and punishment.

What makes Xaril unique is that he does not absorb energy from food, or eat with his mouth like other beings. His species instead survives by draining the very life energy from other living things (plants, protoderms, etc), gradually aging and weakening the victim while transferring that strength and vitality to the assailant. If a being dies while being drained, all of their lifeforce is absorbed instantly, otherwise it can take many hours to drain a being to the point of death, given the long lifespans of protoderms. It is through this power that Xaril has remained in his prime despite his inestimable age.

Equipment: Xaril’s weapons of choice are a unique two-pointed sword with a blade of pure black, and a long coil of protosteel chain with a bladed claw on the end, for snagging enemies. He also wears a Kanohi Kadin.   

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@Kal the Guardian, your MCs are approved for play with the changes made. Do note you have committed to a large roster, with 3 PCs and 10 MCs.

@The UltimoScorp, Katrin is approved with the following note: I see you've attached a Google document that contains some of her martial arts techniques. As long as these "techniques" stay within the limits Kat observed in Rebirth I am okay with them in a general sense.

@Crimson Jester, I am unsure of when Korruhn learned the Rite of Desecration and I thought he was a toa of gravity after Turaga Dume transforming him in Escapement. Other than those two points the profile for Korruhn looks good to go.

@Nato the Traveler, Xaril is approved. Do note you are beginning to have a larger roster, with 2 PCs and 4 MCs.

 

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Thats the plan, just wanted give her abilities a bit of flavor, I wrote all these up and it seemed a shame not to use them!

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Atamai and Malhukuraia will be coming soon, after UN posts the Expansion information for the Kaita ACRs

The Struggling King

Name: Aurax (OR-ax)

Species: Toa of Plasma

Faction: Himself

Description: A male Toa of slightly above average height, Aurax’s armor is primarily orange with white as a secondary color; however, he now also wears black robes with a gold trim, and he has had his mask painted gold as well. He wears a Mask of Charisma in the shape of a Kualsi.

Background:

Spoiler

 

Aurax was once a member of the Nynrah Ghosts alongside Knichou. Aurax’s inventions and designs were often rejected by the other Ghosts, however, pushing Aurax to investigate more unethical designs and weapons. Aurax led the project that ended up getting Knichou exiled from the Ghosts; however, Aurax escaped this fate by faking his own death. After leaving Nynrah, Aurax traveled to Maru, where he became a Toa after stealing one of the Toa stones created by the former Toa Maru. Not satisfied with the powers of Toahood, Aurax allied himself with the League of Six Kingdoms under Pridak, in hopes to secure more power for himself.

During his time on Zakaz, he lead a successful coup against Pridak, and has taken the mantle of king upon himself. However, now he finds his kingdom literally sinking around him, and struggles with helping his citizens and kingdom survive.

 

Personality: Aurax is arrogant and sarcastic, usually thinking of only himself. The perceived slights against him have made him power-hungry, and he seeks respect through power.

Powers: Aurax has control over the element of plasma, allowing him to absorb, create, and control plasma. His Mask of Charisma allows him to alter a victim’s perception so that they agree with his viewpoints. Aurax also has a Kraata of Fear, given to him by Stannis. It is currently level 5, which, at its maximum power, allows it to create a field of overwhelming terror.

Equipment: Aurax carries a foldable scythe, but lately he’s taken to wielding the shark tooth blade formerly belonging to Pridak. He pilots an ACR named the Marauder (see below).

Psychological Flaw: Aurax is very proud and arrogant, which sometimes causes him to make rash or poor decisions.

Physical Flaw: Aurax has very little endurance. This means that when he fights, he gets tired out faster than an average Toa. 

 

The Mech Suit

Name of ACR: The Marauder

Faction: Aurax’s Kingdom

Pilot of ACR: Aurax

Type of heartlight: Rahi (with a modified Vahki brain)

Description: This new ACR is a result of Aurax combining pieces of his old ACR, the Takea, with pieces from Pridak’s ACR. It is a large suit roughly Exo-Toa sized, colored black with a gold trim, with a high collar and a dome covering the pilot’s head. There are two optical sensors near the dome to allow the AI inhabiting the suit, OTIS (Onboard Technological Intelligence System), to see. OTIS obeys Aurax and can operate the mech without him, if need be. The back of the suit also has thrusters, repurposed from parts of the Takea’s old Hagah plasma cannon, that can slow down a fall, but do not allow the suit to actually fly. Additionally, the suit also has a wide variety of sensors taken from Pridak’s old mech, which allows the suit to relay information about oncoming attacks (although they cannot tell the pilot what kind of attack is coming). The suit is also wirelessly linked to a variety of city services, such as email and surveillance databases. The suit has two projectile weapons (described below), but it also has hands to allow Aurax to hold things, such as his scythe, or Pridak’s sword.

Background: Aurax worked hard to build himself a new ACR after Zaliyah’s failed attack. Aurax will often wear the suit except while working in his workshop.

Personality: the OTIS system has no personality as it is an AI. However, it does speak in the Bionicle equivalent to a British accent.

Onboard Weapons Systems: The Marauder has two weapons: a Cordak blaster mounted on the left arm, and a skyblaster mounted to its right shoulder (it can also swivel). Both weapons have their drawbacks, however: the Cordak blaster has to be reloaded after every six shots, and is not good to use in close quarters due to splash damage. The shoulder attachment for the skyblaster is also its weak point, so if its damaged enough, the skyblaster will fall off.

Flaw: Aside from the aforementioned weapon flaws, OTIS is not sentient, and does not have the spontaneity of sentient beings.

 

The Minion

Minion Character Name: Saybo

Breed: Toa of Water

Faction: Aurax

Description: Saybo is Teal colored, with his secondary coloring being Aqua. His eyes are a bright yellow. He stands at an average Toa height and wears very bland looking Toa armor. He generally keeps his mask off, keeping it secure around his neck with a chain for quick use. Strapped around his chest and upper waist are several small canisters clipped onto his armor. Three canisters segments form top, middle, and bottom increments for a total of 8 groupings, 24 canisters. They wrap around his entire torso. There are three canisters for each cardinal direction and three smaller canisters for each in between areas. These canisters are shaped like additions to the armor. Their real purpose is to hold a small amount of water. There is a pistol holstered at his right hip.

Saybo holds himself in an air of relaxed confidence and nonchalance. When uncomfortable, he will stand straighter and avoid eye contact.

Role: Fighter

Psychological and Physical Flaws: Saybo holds few and faint emotions, and sometimes has a hard time properly reading a being’s emotions and responding accordingly. However, his old fear of any body of water he can’t see the bottom of still holds strong. He has a hard time even flying over large bodies of water. When confronted on this, he will out of persona just ignore you.

His constant compliments start to fall flat in any prolonged relationship as he eventually forgets to do normal friend tasks for others, focusing instead all of his energy and time on himself and his “home island”.

Saybo doesn’t like to fight close quarters and as such he is only passable at it, preferring to just push his opponents away to then attack them.

Saybo also has a hard time shaping his element into anything other than a sphere(s), as that is all he has needed for hundreds of years.

When maneuvering with his mask and his water canisters, Saybo is only able to focus on two active droplets at once.

Saybo tends to keep his mask off until he needs to use it. He loves the rush and surge in power he feels. His senses clear, the world becomes sharp. The first few minutes of putting back on his mask are one of the few rushes he can actually feel and experience. Due to this, he tends to keep his mask off until completely necessary.

Powers: Saybo primarily uses his water in spheres. His preferred method of attack is holding one small droplet of water on the first knuckle above each of his fingertips at all times. He will pull it down with his thumb and then flick it at his opponent, replenishing it instinctively through decades of practice. If it hits, he expands it and then tries to drown his opponents. As a Dark Hunter, this skill is all he really needed. When not in combat, he doesn’t expand the droplet as it hits, instead moving it to the head and then waiting for his target to be alone before expanding it.

Saybo has spent decades training, creating, and focusing on these droplets. Due to this, despite their inherent complexity, he can fire and create them quite rapidly and instinctively. However, basically now all he does with his element is create spheres.

The only other thing he uses his element for is to move the water in the canisters strapped onto his torso armor. With his Miru, he can essentially fly, pushing a canister here to dodge, pulling two canisters there to flip upside down.

The training for his levitation act is the only thing he’s spent more time on than his droplets.

Breed quirk(s): ability to use Kanohi, great swimmer, and can hold his breath longer than other beings.

Weapons and Equipment: Saybo carries a small pistol. This pistol can channel his power much like Thok’s Ice Gun, creating a hyper concentrated bolt of water that Saybo could not achieve on his own. He also keeps a knife on himself, as well as one Vahki Staff of Erasing. He wears a backpack for whatever he needs for his missions. Mostly carries food in it. At the moment it contains an empty water bottle, a deep green Noble Ruru that has been painted gold, and Pridak's Matatu.

 

The Aspect of the Void

Name: Whira (WHY-ra)

Species: Aspect of Makuta

Faction: Aspects of Makuta

Description: A female Aspect, Whira stand slightly taller than the average Toa. Her armor is jet black, and her eyes are a deep purple.

Background: Not much is known about Whira, other than that she hails from one of the more northern isles of the Kumu Islets. She, like the other Aspects, seeks to achieve the power of a level seven kraata.

One month ago, Whira began her journey to fulfill her Grand Wish, gaining Cravious as a follower. She has fulfilled her first three milestones, with her most recent one being creating a Currently, she seeks to complete her last five milestones and achieve apotheosis.

Personality: Whira is mysterious and exudes an aura of power. She is constantly creating schemes on how to increase her own power. She also thinks that Miserix shouldn’t be the first Aspect to attain the power of a level seven kraata; that honor should go to a younger Aspect like herself.

Powers: Shadow

Secondary power: Whira has the power of a level 5 kraata of dodge; additionally, Whira also knows the following Taboos: Heartlight Forging, Infectious Kraata Extraction

Equipment: A broadsword with a black blade resembling obsidian.

Psychological Flaw: Whira is a schemer, and will not hesitate to backstab anyone- which may sometimes come back to bite her.

Physical Flaw: As with all Aspects of Makuta, Whira is a gaseous being inhabiting an empty suit of armor. Should her armor be broken, her antidermis will leak out. If not repaired, her entire being could leak out and be lost forever.

Grand Wish and Milestones (approved by UN):

Spoiler

 

Grand Wish: To replace Tren Krom and become a powerful deity

Why: In order to prove to the other Aspects how powerful she can truly become

Milestones:

1. Desecrate a follower [COMPLETE]

2. Desecrate a Nui-Jaga [COMPLETE]

3. Obtain a mask of shadows

4. Desecrate a kaita

5. Create a Zivon through the Rite of the Zivon

6. Sever oneself from the antidermis pool

7. Enter the Pool in the Great Temple of the Krom while wearing the mask of shadows and holding the hearts of a Zivon and a kaita

 

 

The Light-Bringer

Name: Kohara (Ko-HAR-ah)

Species: Toa of Light (formerly Toa of Water)

Faction: Refugees (Order of Mata Nui affiliated)

Description: A lithe female Toa of average height. Kohara’s true armor color is white and gold, but to avoid attracting attention to herself, she uses her power to change her armor color to light and dark blue (although she will change it to other colors when she needs to be even more discreet). She wears the Kanohi Urutaunga, the Great Mask of Adaptation. 

Background:

Spoiler

 

After being born, Kohara dedicated herself fully to her role as a Toa protector. When she saw evil begin to spread further in the universe, she proactively did whatever she could to protect innocent lives, but was frustrated, and felt that she was not enough in her role. It was then that the Order of Mata Nui approached her with an opportunity to hone her skills so that she could be the best possible Toa that she could be. Under the watchful eye of Axonn, Kohara meditated and trained for many years, becoming more skilled of a warrior, and purging herself of all darkness and temptations. However, this had the unintended side effect of changing her element from Water to Light. Armed with her new skills and powers, Kohara set out once more to protect the universe she loved, using her rare power only when necessary. There are stories on many islands of a Toa of Light who aided the inhabitants in times of need, but none of these people can ever tell you the Toa’s name.

As of landing on Zakaz, Kohara has taken on the role of being a protector of the refugees.

 

Personality: Kohara is calm and compassionate. She is a firm believer in destiny, and tries hard to do what is right. However, she will not hesitate to fight in order to protect the innocent.

Powers: Kohara has replaced her natural element of Water with Light as an unintended consequence of her years of meditation and training; therefore she is able to control, create, and absorb light, as well as access any other ability a Toa of Light may have. Her mask also allows her to slightly shapeshift in order to adapt to her surroundings.

[UPDATE 2/5/21] After her journey in the Far Shore, Kohara now knows and can use the Taboo Rite of Desecration.

Equipment: Kohara has a simple sword as her main offensive weapon. Previously she had a shield that folded, but it was lost during her battle with Barraki Kalmah, so her current replacement shield is a normal shield.

[UPDATE 2/5/21] After her journey in the Far Shore, Kohara's natural armor has become upgraded with protosteel. Protosteel armor can mitigate the impact of many forms of physical attack, and is more up to the challenge of withstanding a crushing blow. Additionally, she now has a Rahkshi Staff of Magnetism. This staff is imbued with the Kraata Variation of Magnetism and can be used to channel similar powers as a kraata at stage 4. Finally, a muaka has followed her from the Far Shore, and acts as a pet and mount for her. 

Psychological Flaw: Though her training has granted her new powers, Kohara tends to ironically see morality in black and white terms. Thus, anyone she believes to be evil or doing wrong would have to work hard to redeem themselves in her eyes; she has no sympathy for the Barraki, for example.

[UPDATE 2/5/21] Kohara is now afflicted with Void Sickness, which will eventually eat at her and drag her into the Far Shore. This new physical flaw also has affected her psyche: Kohara, while originally seeing morality in terms of black and white, now is much more distrusting of people, letting them prove their "goodness" to her.

Physical Flaw: Kohara, while being an expert swordswoman, is unskilled in hand to hand combat. 

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Added Taboo of Infectious Kraata Extraction to Whira

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@~Xemnas~, all characters except Aurax approved. The flaw of being physically average -- what is implied by being not the strongest -- is not a flaw. What's a part of him physically that is his "Achilles's heel" if you will?

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  • Name: Berys

  • Breed: Le-Matoran

  • Faction: Metru-Nui Refugees, the Taku

  • Brief Description: Berys wears a powerless dark green Kaukau, with a light green body and dark green legs. He has a slender frame, not needing brute strength as a pilot.

  • Role: Crew (Pilot)

  • Flaw:

    • Coward: Berys is not a fan of flying into danger, and sufficient pressure from enemies and the lack of the moral support of a leader can cause him to disobey orders. The perfect hostage – his first priority is his life, not the mission.

  • Powers:

    • Breed quirk: As a Le-Matoran, Berys has great agility in tall structures, but is clumsy on solid ground.
       

  • Name: Arnex

  • Breed: Onu-Matoran

  • Faction: Metru-Nui Refugees, The Taku

  • Brief Description: Arnex has a sturdy build, and wears a purple Miru. Her body is black aside from purple legs.

  • Role: Crew

  • Flaw:

    • Uninspired: Arnex isn't exactly independent, preferring to let others make the big decisions and take the initiative. She's just a simple warehouse worker trying to make her way in the universe, the politics and planning is above her pay grade. Without orders from someone with more authority, she's inclined to sit back and ride out the storm, or keep doing whatever she's doing.

  • Powers:

    • Breed quirk: As an Onu-Matoran, Arnex has limited night vision and enhanced strength.

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Name: Barius

Breed: Skakdi-Xa

Faction: The Warskaks, specifically the band operating out of Fort Nektann, which he leads

Brief Description: A Skakdi of truly formidable stature, hulking in every dimension. Though his body is a sickening grey, the frills which rise from his back fade to white, like the bleached bones of some great beast. Limbs as thick and hard as those of a tree extend from his torso, which also fade to white towards his extremities. Hand and foot alike end in wicked claws; it is difficult to tell if their reddish staining is natural, or a consequence of Barius' murderous lifestyle.

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Background/Occupation: Barius was born in the warband, and in the warband he will die. Raised among hardened raiders, he knows only the blood and adrenaline of combat, and the excessive consumption which follows in the wake of a well-fought victory. As leader of the Warskaks, much of his time is devoted to managing their activities, leading them in raids, keeping them in line, and posturing so that none of them dare to challenge him. Over this past month, the rest has been spent in the garage, tinkering with his ACR.

Flaws: Barius is intensely prideful and acutely aware of the importance of perception. Accordingly, he suffers no indignity or disrespect without dealing out the appropriate punishment. Oftentimes he takes even instances of unavoidable misfortune as a threat to his authority. (Psychological flaw)

In his duel with the Toa Reson, Barius sustained a burst eardrum on his left side. Even a month later, he still has almost complete hearing loss in that ear. Additionally, the wounds he sustained in the ritual combat with Boss still occasionally pain him, though their lasting severity was greatly reduced by the healing powers of the Aspect-Toa Stannis. (Physical flaw)

Powers: Barius has innate X-ray and telescopic vision, allowing him to see extraordinarily far, and peer through objects. (Primary power)

His 1st stage Invulnerability Kraata grants a tough hide that is more resistant to injury. (Secondary power)

He also possesses latent ice powers that can be used in conjunction with another wasteland Skakdi. (Breed quirk)

After slaying Reson Ance and presenting his heartlight to the Aspect Parnassus, Barius now has a 1st stage Kraata of Fear, allowing him to fill those around him with vague unease. (Rites of Desecration)

Barius, upon defeating Boss and casting him into the Nightmare Pits, has authority over the Warskaks. Further, and more directly, he has magical control over the Tahtorak born from Boss' defeat, which cannot harm him and must obey his commands. (Rite of the Tahtorak)

Equipment: Barius wields a spiked club, but isn't picky; he'll use anything he has to in order to win. He sometimes pilots an ACR, which he has not cared enough to name properly. In Barius' possession at all times are two items taken from the late Boss. The first is a knuckle duster made from the skull of a serial killer, which allows its user to channel their element. With this, Barius is able to use his ice powers without the aid of another Skakdi. The second item is a combat knife which Boss used as the key to his ACR, the E Street Skakwagon, as well as several other things.

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Name: Providence

Breed: Aspect of Makuta

Faction: Aspects of Makuta

Brief Description: A head shorter in his lanky armor than the typical Aspect, Providence's posture and mannerisms exude youthful exuberance. His armor includes many extremities and flourishes not necessary for an Aspect, seemingly for the sole purpose of being more recognizable to humanoids-- or perhaps emulating them? When interacting with those not of his kind, he often gesticulates and moves his 'mouth' in an over-the-top fashion that, despite being a totally unconvincing imitation of a biped, nonetheless has proven rather endearing to most.

Background/Occupation: Providence is only recently emerged from the antidermis pool, his armor new to him. Though his few years among his kind have failed to imbue him with any meaningful understanding of how the world works, they have given him a profound interest in - one might even say, an infatuation with - the lives and societies of the humanoids with which the Aspects share this world. With the crash of the GSR head, and the arrival of many new interesting individuals with it, he decided to finally leave the Kumu Islets and begin exploring the wider world. His goal is to meet new and interesting people and have intense and exhilarating experiences with them.

Flaws: Providence is immensely and obviously an incredibly naive individual. He has no practical experience with the world, and an unrealistic view of humanoid species as either pets or children to be cared for, mixed somewhat with entertainment. He is reluctant to be cruel or suspicious, even when he very rightly should be, and has no real perspective of how his race is perceived in the world at large. (Psychological flaw)

Due to the nature of his species, he is composed of gas, and will dissipate if deprived of his armor and a willing host for long enough. (Physical flaw)

Powers: Like all Aspects, Providence has elemental control over shadow (Primary power), as well as the capacity to leave his armor and possess other creatures, and the ability to desecrate others, turning an offered heartlight into a first-stage kraata (Breed quirk).

Additionally, he himself has the second-stage kraata power of Sleep, allowing him the ability to make people slow and groggy with only a touch. A useful tool for pacifying any of the rowdier denizens of Zakaz that he might come across. (Secondary power)

Equipment: Providence carries nothing but his Aspect armor.

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Name: Morangad

Breed: Tiokaha (Muur, Mark of the Mind)

Faction: Himself and his allies, foremost; Builders; Refugees of Metru-Nui

Brief Description: Largely purple, though with dark greyish stripes running horizontally across his back and neck, Morangad's body is heavyset and rugged. Corded muscle is plainly visible, as his body is clothed only enough to keep the cold off, with plant fibers and the skins of animals which died of natural causes. Beneath a thick brow on a gaunt face, bright green eyes gaze out at the world with a hard, decisive stare. The rest of the face is covered with a rusted, pitted Kanohi Jutlin, infected by the Aspect Apex's Kraata.

Background/Occupation: Long ago, Morangad lived in an isolated community of Tiokaha, who had cordial but infrequent interaction with the Matoran Builders who mainly populated the land of Xa. However, when the Skakdi came with Irnakk, and the Builders fled in their Ark, the land fell into the control of the Warskak raiders, and his small village was exterminated, with him as the only survivor. Ever since, he has subsisted within the treacherous Fau Swamp, where few dared to go. More recently, he has found kinship in an unexpected place, forming a bond with the Aspect Apex, with whom he has much in common-- including a burning hatred for the Skakdi which destroyed his home so long ago.

Flaws: Enraged by the presence of Skakdi, particularly Warskaks. Averse to complex mechanisms, especially those made explicitly for war. Generally unwilling to remove his own mask. (Psychological flaw)

Physically unable to tolerate large groups of people, due to being able to hear all of their surface thoughts. The more people in close proximity to him, the more taxing, until he begins to experience increasingly debilitating headaches. More manageable if the people around him make a conscious effort to 'guard' their own thoughts. (Physical flaw)

Powers: Morangad was born with the Muur mark, meaning he is able to sense the thoughts of other nearby beings, as well as project his own thoughts into their minds in the form of telepathy. Additionally, it allows him to shield the minds of such beings from the influence of other psionic effects. (Primary power)

He wears a Great Kanohi Jutlin, the Mask of Corruption, allowing him to rapidly rust/decompose inanimate objects within his sight, up to and including protosteel. The mask does not work on living things. (Secondary power)

This Jutlin has been infected by a level 3 Kraata of Shattering, belonging to the Aspect Apex. As such, Morangad has access to the level 3 Kraata power of Shattering as long as he wears the mask, in addition to its normal effects. This allows him to 'tunnel through rock explosively', create blister-like ruptures in metal with a touch, and make solid objects fall apart on contact. (Rites of Infectious Kraata)

Finally, his status as a Tiokaha also makes Morangad a bit more resilient than the typical Toa. This and his many years in the Fau Swamps has made him highly resistant to toxin and disease. (Breed quirk)

Equipment: Morangad carries with him a mundane spear at all times. The thick, wooden shaft terminates in a jagged metal point, fashioned from the only keepsake he was able to take with him when fleeing his village. He also received a Kanoka disk with the code 426 as thanks for saving the life of a Matoran following the Grand Untethered's attack on Le-Metru Nuva. The Kanoka is a level 6 Kanoka of Freezing, with the additional ability of dodging obstacles on its way to its target.

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Name: Ollem

Breed: Onu-Matoran

Faction: Refugees of Metru-Nui

Brief Description: Average-height Matoran with black coloration. Heavyset for a Matoran. Wears a brown Great Kanohi Kakama, the Mask of Speed. Clothed (not by choice) in worn garments, prefers to dress in black and red.

Background/Occupation: Let's not mince words; Ollem was a thief on Metru-Nui. Unwilling to perform the menial labor that that he was supposedly 'destined' for, he turned to stealing his daily bread instead. Or rather, stealing goods that could then be sold in order to buy food. But one fateful night, two big things changed in his life. The first is that he... 'acquired' an unfamiliar, and apparently experimental device used for, shall we say, personal concealment. The second is that God died and his entire world crashed into a desert. Shell-shocked and feeling no particular connection to a society on whose fringes he had been forced to spend his entire life, Ollem responded to the devastation by quite literally walking away, off into the sand, with a bag of supplies that he grabbed during the chaos. When those supplies ran out, he was lucky to find a friend in the native Matoran Mahrika, who had spent many centuries holed up in hiding, only recently driven out by the impact of the GSR head.

Flaws: Ollem is highly resistant to authority, especially that of Toa, Vahki, and Turaga-- all the symbols of the society that had tossed him aside. Unfortunately, this can sometimes cause him to disregard good advice if it's delivered in the wrong way, or by the wrong person. On the other hand, Ollem can be somewhat skittish in the face of danger, especially when the source of that danger is much larger and more powerful than himself. (Psychological flaw)

As a Matoran, Ollem is physically diminutive and weak, when compared to many other species. (Physical flaw)

Powers: As an Onu-Matoran, Ollem has greater stamina and physical endurance than most beings, as well as excellent night vision. (Breed quirk)

Equipment: Ollem possesses a marvelous device that bends the light around him in order to render him invisible to the naked eye. It works while moving, but is less effective, based on how skilled the user is at making smooth movements. It also works better the farther away an observer is; in close quarters, an attentive eye could pick out even a stationary user by the tell-tale heat-like distortions the device creates. At long range however, it renders a user effectively invisible. The stealth field also dampens any sounds he makes. Ollem is still somewhat inexperienced with the use of the device, though he has had plenty of practice over the past month and a half. (Primary equipment)

The Onu-Matoran is also equipped with a simple, handheld firearm that fires slugs of elemental iron. It gradually replenishes its ammo by drawing metal from the environment. (Secondary equipment)

Ollem has an ongoing registration with the Suva of Stone, though he is currently out of range of it.

Lastly, he holds a Great Kanohi Kakama, the Mask of Speed, taken from the Stone Suva. However, as a typical Matoran, he is unable to access its power. His pack also contains a collection of bent and otherwise damaged Kanoka disks, taken from the Ruins of Water, some of which may still have weak and sporadic power left within them.

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Name: Okuo

Breed: Toa of Fire

Faction: Refugees

Brief Description: Average height and of slim yet athletic build, Okuo has a red primary armour colour with a light azure secondary. His eyes glow a vibrant azure-cyan underneath his red Great Rau. 

Background/Occupation: It is strange how much two weeks can change someone's life so completely, but now a month has passed, and Okuo finds himself in a strange role he'd never have envisioned for himself.

At the start of it all, Okuo found himself as a hacker in Metru-Nui, digging in places he shouldn't for information he wasn't supposed to know. Digging in the wrong places (or the right ones, depending on your point of view), Okuo discovered a plot by the Dark Hunters to kill the matoran Vhisola, a plot which he successfully, although by no means easily, prevented. From there, he assisted in the acquisition of the Great Disk of Ga-Metru, accompanying the party responsible to the Coliseum where after attempting to save Dume's life, he found himself transformed into a Toa. Following an unsuccessful attempt at fixing the timeline, Okuo finally found himself back outside the Coliseum, watching the world tear itself apart.

Then, a week after the Great Spirit was decapitated, Okuo found himself in the role of a scavenger, salvaging leftover tech and materials from the ruins of Metru-Nui, while avoiding the forces of the remaining Barraki which by then had claimed the ruined city as their stronghold. After getting lost in the Archives for a good bit, Okuo finally found his way back to Metru-Koro, where after witnessing the aftermath of the League bombing, he bore witness to a new and strange affliction starting to affect a handful of matoran, Vhisola and Nixie included, transforming them into reptilian rahi beings. Since then, working alongside Triage and other residents of Metru-Koro, Okuo has done his best to find out the cause of these strange transformations. What he can do to solve the mystery of this strange affliction is anyone's guess.

Physical Flaw: Okuo is inexperienced in combat, having only weapons training with a kanoka launcher, and since his transformation into a toa, a limited amount of training with his powers over fire. Any close quarters combat will leave him relying on his shield to protect himself, with limited to no ability to retaliate if his elemental powers are rendered useless. He also has peanut allergies, though they are not life threatening.

Psychological Flaw: Okuo feels obligated to push himself to his limit to help others due to how he became a Toa. Though never the biggest believer in Mata-Nui or his virtues, the way things transpired in Dume's office all those weeks ago had a profound impact on him, leaving him feeling as if destiny itself had ordained him to be a Toa, no matter if he wished to be one or not. He believes that a true Toa's duty is to sacrifice their own comfort and safety to ensure as much for others, and unless he lets go of this attitude, he'll continue to push himself until he dies. A glimmer of overconfidence does not help in dissuading him from this path either. One could be forgiven for thinking he has a death wish.

Powers/Equipment: As a Toa of Fire, Okuo possesses elemental control over fire. He also wears a Great Rau, Mask of Translation. Carried over from his matoran form is his ability to turn invisible as if by a Great Huna.

Okuo has been integrated with technology he possessed before turning into a Toa. Incorporated into his Great Mask of Adaptation is a heads-up display he's managed to transfer from his old Rau, a feature that allows him access to networks and computers, with an augmented reality keyboard for input. This HUD is routed into his deck, which has been shrunk into a smaller, more portable form, losing its input functionality in favor of the integrated HUD keyboard. The deck still retains its physical connectivity functions, allowing him to jack into systems that lack a wireless option. 

His kanoka launcher/hover board has been transformed as well, expanding to fit his new Toa form, but also gaining an additional mode, taking the form of a large shield he can use for defense. In its launcher form, it can fire regular kanoka, as well as channel his fire powers through it, for example in the form of kanoka-like fire projectiles. Its shield form is as previously stated large, and has the option of being fixed to the ground, providing cover for anyone in need. The levitation kanoka Okuo used to have has been fused into the hover board mode itself, and cannot be retrieved. After a run in with a Muaka in the archives a month ago, the hover board mode has been rendered useless, leaving him only with a shield and launcher.

However, this has not left him without a mode of long distance and vertical transport, as in the archives he found a strange dagger that works as a Kualsi would, transporting the user wherever they look when activated. The name "Ardoku" is engraved into the side of the dagger's blade.

 

Name: Iradra

Breed: Toa of Light

Faction: Refugees

Brief Description: Enrobed in long flowing robes of white and grey colouration with a hood she has pulled up most of the time. Though she wore ornamental bronze armour over these robes, she has since discarded it after the mask and shoulder pieces of it were destroyed during the conflict in the Coliseum a month back, instead conjuring an identical set of armour made of hardlight whenever she requires it. Underneath her robes she carries remnant scars of the disease that once ravaged her body, scars that mar her pristine white and bronze armour. Where as a matoran she seemed ready to keel over at any moment, she now stands tall and carries herself with a grace and dignity she'd never imagined she could possess.

Background/Occupation: Once a lone survivor of a village ravaged by disease, she carried the disfigurements and remnants of that plague with her every day as she struggled to find a reason to exist in a world that didn't want her. Her struggles eventually brought her to Metru-Nui, where she found the company of two fellow Ko-Matoran and a Turaga. Joining them on their quest to find the Great Disks of Metru-Nui, she eventually found herself in the presence of Turaga Dume, who bestowed upon her the powers of a Toa, transforming her and cleansing her body of the ailment she'd fought for so long. She emerged from this transformation not as a Toa of Ice as she thought her element had been, but a Toa of Light, revealing that she had in truth been an Av-Matoran.

After the GSR's head crashed into Zakaz, Iradra tentatively embraced her role as protector of the Matoran people, delving into mastering her power over light, and the healing properties she wields through it. She also went on to discover an aptitude for the creation and manipulation of hardlight, following the bombing of Metru-Koro that was eventually thwarted, and then talked down through a conversation between her and Zaliyah, the one leading the bombing raid. After negotiating to end the conflict, she resolved to go to the ruins of Metru-Nui with Zaliyah in order to ensure peace, but upon learning that Pridak had been overthrown and replaced by a charlatan known as Aurax, whom no one spoke of with trust, she realised that peace would have to come after the League had been restored to a more trustworthy ruler.

Following Zaliyah's announcement to her fellow members of the League, she, Iradra, and Ostrox found themselves under attack from all sides by Vahki troops, ending with their rescue by Poroka, though in the end Zaliyah remained behind to hold off the Vahki while the other three made their escape in a stolen airship, with Iradra only discovering the sacrifice after they had taken off. Since then, she has stuck with Ostrox, resolving to uphold Zaliyah's will and end Aurax's rule one way or another, though now that Metru-Nui is sinking into the ocean, her concerns turn to the evacuation of the League from an unsustainable stronghold and a dishonourable leader.

Turning with Ostrox to the people of Metru-Koro, who would go on to settle Kini-Nui through the Ruins of Ice, she has for the moment returned to her role as a healer, worried that her scars, now uncovered, may prove to alienate those she had been accepted by previously. 

Physical Flaws: Iradra still has lingering effects from her concussion a month ago. These include occasional bouts of dizziness, headaches, and blurred vision, as well as episodes where she has difficulty concentrating or even remembering things. Her shoulder, which was dislocated at the same time as she received her concussion, has healed yet remains weaker than before.

Psychological Flaw: She has a hard time opening up to people, especially so after the events at the Coliseum a month ago. As a result, she comes off as reserved, perhaps even cold, which in conjuction with her marred appearance may prove to alienate others.

Powers/Equipment: The powers of Light now lie at Iradra's fingertips, powers she never could have imagined would be hers. Though new to her role as a Toa of Light, she's found to her surprise that she is a quick learner, though some ways of manipulating light elude her. How ever, she's become adept at creating and manipulating hardlight constructs. In addition, she can imbue her light with curative and restorative properties, healing wounds and eliminating toxicants in those her radiance touches. This process is not instant, and requires time and concentration from Iradra.

Transformed with her two-handed sword, Iradra's main tool is a gigantic yet beautiful sword, almost as long as she is. It is a weapon she wields comfortably with practised strength and balance, more so now than as a disease addled matoran. She also possesses her daggers, still sheathed underneath her robes, now transformed into short ornamental curved blades of beautiful craftsmanship. She also wears a white Mahiki that bears the scars of her past, though this damage is purely superficial at this point. Otherwise the Great Mask of Illusion differs in no way from others of its kind.

After the conflict at the Coliseum, she procured herself a staff to help with walking while her leg healed, a staff she has since kept as a keepsake and fashioned into a badge of office, finding that her powers over light, in particular her healing radiance, can actually more easily be channelled with the staff as a medium.

 

Name: Arkius, or Toa Arkius of the NUVA Proxima

Breed: Toa of Earth (NUVA Proxima)

Faction: Refugees(?)

Brief Description: Arkius is immensely large and muscular compared to other Toa. Where at first he was clad near entirely in black, he later wore a beaten metallic grey chest plate and pauldrons over his dark grey and black form, with occasional glowing green accents that matched his singular remaining eye. He wore a black Calix with one eyehole patched over that hid the silvery scar tissue where his right eye once was. 

With his NUVA Proxima transformation, the Calix has fused to his face, and the metallic grey armour he wore has taken on a refined silver look. The green glow his eye and armour accents had have taken on a brighter, washed out emerald hue, with specks of what looks to be white embers trailing from the corner of his singular eye. Beyond even his previously immense stature, Arkius has now grown yet more in size, towering completely over the average Toa.

With his mind completely unlocked, Arkius finds his psyche dominated by memories of a past from before his first memories of the Ark. Though memories of his life on the Ark and on “Zakaz” remain, he is effectively a new man, with his old identity hidden away underneath one manifested through his memories being revealed. 

Background/Occupation: Once awakening in a far away land, Arkius rose to become a prominent Toa protector. When the Legion began its conquest, Arkius stood opposed to them, eventually finding his way to Metru-Nui where he intended to provide the last line of defense against the encroaching Barraki horde. There he became entangled in a strange plot, whisked off his feet by Toa Stannis and his crew as they tried to figure out Turaga Dume's true intentions.

But when the Barraki very suddenly teleported into the underground of Ko-Metru to invade the city, Arkius had to leave the crew behind, travelling to Onu-Metru with Toa Nale and the Krahli designated "Kilo" to protect the matoran, or avenge them otherwise. In the end, the latter proved to be his true calling, where with Kilo he rained vengeance upon Mantax's men in the Archives, and battled the warlord before his eventual demise by the hands of his Krahli companion.

After this, he emerged to a world tearing itself apart, and with his compatriots emerged on the so-called "Zakaz" to build a new and peaceful life after the Cataclysm. Unfortunately, peace turned out to never have been an option. In this new land, aggressive and vile Skakdi revealed themselves to be the native flock, a people Arkius had never been fully comfortable with, but which here, as the Skakdi-Xa, proved to be even worse still. Arkius resolved to protect the Matoran at any cost... even if it meant the eradication of these vile Skakdi-Xa down to the very last.

Calling off a planned counter-attack on the Skakdi in favour of heeding Po-Koro’s call for aid, Arkius returned to Po-Koro in the aftermath of a Skakdi raid, where he remained to protect it as others flew to Metru-Koro on other business. Though he tried to help reestablish Po-Koro’s defenses in that time, the heavy rainfall in the shadow of a great Tahtorak proved it to be in vain, and after helping rescue villagers caught in the flood, he and the villagers relocated to the Ruins of Stone to establish a new village. 

Following old companions inside, he found himself exposed to the golden energies of the NUVA boon, unlocking his NUVA Proxima form and granting him greater stature, as well as returning the memories of his life before he awoke on the Ark, and with them the Arkius he’d forgotten he was. He has since ventured with Jutori, Kat, and Kilo, to the Temple of Earth, where he intends to fulfil his promise to Katrin and bestow her with the boon of NUVA Proxima.

Psychological Flaws: With a new personality made manifest, Arkius has taken to different flaws. Arrogant, Arkius believes himself to know best, and is slow to consider opinions that differ from his. Wrathful, Arkius carries a great turmoil of rage inside him as a result of repeat tragedy and betrayal, rage he sees little reason to keep in check. Prideful, Arkius sees himself as the peak of Toa potential, and sees Toa as inherently superior to all other species, responding wrathfully to anything that might disprove this notion.

Physical Flaws: Arkius has lost his right eye, meaning without his earth sense he is without depth perception, as well as a reduced field of view to his right. Additionally, he possesses no ranged weaponry, relying on his trusty axe above all else mixed with his control of elemental earth, preferring to get in close and personal with those he seeks to fell, meaning that those able to stay at distance form him hold an advantage over him, especially so if his elemental earth is disabled or proves ineffective.

Powers/Equipment: Arkius possesses elemental powers of Earth, powers which he has trained with extensively, and which have now grown immensely in scope following his NUVA Proxima transformation. With said transformation he has also gained the ability to share his elemental power with two other beings in his line of sight and elemental range.

Additionally, he has a strong physique, and an immense well of stamina. His already great strength has grown greater following his transformation. 

He wore the Kanohi Calix that has now fused to his face and become part of him, allowing him to perform at the absolute peak of his natural physical abilities (such as executing seemingly impossible leaps, dodges, flips, etc.) so that he moves and reacts better than any unenhanced member of his species. He can share this power with two other beings in his line of sight and elemental range.

In his journey to the Temple of Earth, he defeated a Mesi with a penchant for collecting masks as trophies, from whom Arkius acquired a Kanohi with the rough appearance of a Hau, though in truth it is a Mask of Charisma.

As far as his equipment goes, Arkius wields only his trusty protosteel axe, a weapon he has felled many a foe with and wields with great pride, greater skill... and deadly intent. With an axe blade on one end of the head and a long bladed spike on the other, the weapon is suited for chopping enemies or piercing through tough armour.

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NOTE: I added a feature of sliding wrist armor, currently unused but perhaps useful to give my tiny warrior some melee ability without her powers, and so I'm re-submitting her here.

Keitara
Element: light
Mask: emulation (shaped like a golden Metru Hau)
Faction: Metru Nui refugees
Race: Desecrated toa (light with illumination kraata)

Illumination Kraata Ability Stages:

1. can dispel shadows in its immediate vicinity.

2. touch becomes mildly painful for beings of shadow, comparable to an electric shock.

Description:

Keitara is a slightly short Toa of Light with innately gold and ivory protosteel armor, a ahield with a bladed top and a rhotuka launcher that can fire elemental energy drawn from her body, though expending too much can leave her severely weakened, and a collapseable spear capable of reconfiguring between spear, scythe, rifle and storage forms (surprisingly this idea dates back before RWBY). Currently the lance is badly damaged, and is locked in its spear form. She is friendly, outgoing, and slightly headstrong, yet can work well with others. Due to the events specified below, Keitara is currently unaware of her desecrated status, or even of the concept of bonding with a kraata. Additionally, her loss of memory has hindered her elemental control. 

Kei has a curious mind. She delights in building and mechanical apparatuses, and would happily while away an entire day repairing or constructing an object or tool. Her past as a Ghost was the perfect outlet for her, even though the discovery of her true nature caused a stir. 

She can act as a battery for weapons, which powers her lance and rhotuka shield.
Her lance can fold up, be used as a rifle or scythe as well, and its blade is coated in a superconductive material that can absorb elemental energy, store it in a bank of capacitors, and re-release it in eather a focused beam or a scything fan of power. However, overuse can cause damage to the spear's circuitry and its simple program will lock up or disengage this ability if too much power passed through in this manner. It also acts as a standard focus, like any Toa tool. The armor on her lower arms is mounted to a pair of strong springs, allowing it to slide forward and snap back into place when delivering melee attacks. In addition, as an Av-Toa the exact coloration of Kei's armor can vary. In her case this partially tied to her mood, and also to various factors relating to her elemental powers.

Currently Kei presents as having dull-gold, silver and off-white armor with indigo-violet eyes. This shade also extends to her elemental light.

Kei has developed deep feelings for both Skorm and Irna, rapidly growing towards love for the pair of them.


Background:

Keitara was hidden amongst a group of Fe-Matoran craftsbeings during the Av-matoran diaspora. Uncomfortable with her more masculine build, Kei scavenged materials over the course of a year and in one day rebuilt herself, using only knowledge of biology gaines from speaking to a few ga-matoran biologists and her own crafting abilities. 

As she was perfectly functional the next day, this got the attention of the Nynrah Ghosts who quixkly snapped her up with an apprenticeship. During this time Kei was able to indulge her inventive side, working on progressively more and more complicated projects. However, due to an incident involving a Toa stone power cell she discovered her true nature as a Toa of Light. The incident resulted in the exile of her teacher, but she was allowed to stay in exchange for providing protection and a Toa-sized guinea pig for future projects.

Keitara died in the attack on Nynrah, holding the line in a suit of experimental exo-toa armor while the island was evacuated. It is currently unclear how she is currently alive, though it would seem that an aspect had a hand in her revivification.

Powers: At this time, standard Toa of Light powerset:light bending/camoflauge, laser light, blinding flashes which she can use as a diatraction. Additionally, she was desecrated with a highly unusual kraata strain: Illumination.

Kei also has a highly intuitive mind, especially when it comes to problem solving or mechanical matters.

Occupation: Keitara is currently allied with Metru-Koro, with especial loyalty to Skorm, Irna, and her newly re-discovered mentor Toa Knichou.

Flaws: Keitara's weakness is her naïvte. Aside from the core and Nynrah she has been few places, and acts more like a matoran than a toa at times. But she is fiercely loyal, and hates taking life. She wants to make things different here. She wants to save everybody she can. She afraid of the dark. Also, she has difficulty with social situations which often culminates in her either becoming overanimate and excitable or quiet and withdrawn, depending on her mood. Depression can threaten to de-rail her completely, but the faith her new friends have been putting in her has helped lessen this a bit.

 

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Name: Citizen Pacification Unit K1R1 Kilo-M9

Species: Kralhi

Faction: Metru-Nui Refugees

Brief Description: Kilo-M9 is a standard Kralhi in shape and size, a scorpion-like mechanical creation about the size of three Toa clumped together. It has four legs which are able to grip all manner of surfaces and two arms that are usually holding its tools, two wide curved blades for defending itself and the city’s citizens and for guiding and encouraging wayward Matoran back to their workstations. On its rear there is a prehensile tail with two prongs for emitting energy bubbles. Its forelegs and head are metro green, with the rest of its body and limbs being black for camouflage in its home metro. Both of its front legs have noticeable scars and chipping from lack of maintenance and there is a large running diagonally down its face. Side compartments on the main body contain a store of Kanoka discs. It has green eyes during normal operations but will switch to a red-orange color during combat situations or dim them entirely for stealth. On its face is a permanent expression of determined authority which can come across as more terrifying than intended. The joint where its front left leg meets the body appears newer than the rest of its form, as it was recently repaired in the archives battle against the barraki. A number of new scratches and gouges have appeared since its lonely days in the archives. A rudimentary solar panel, the one item it grabbed during the sudden evacuation of the GSR’s head, is mounted on its back in order to generate power now that the power plant in Metru Nui is inaccessible.

Background/Occupation: Kilo-M9 is but one of many Kralhi that were created by Nuparu as a predecessor to the Vahki. This particular unit was assigned to the Onu-Metru region, warding overly curious tourists and archivists away from restricted zones and assisting with the often frequent break-out attempts by the exhibits. Unfortunately, the Kralhi’s method of enforcing order by draining the energy of troublemakers was deemed an issue as the affected individuals were too dizzy or exhausted to work for a while after an encounter with the law. Turage Dume commissioned the Vahki as replacements and ordered the Kralhi’s destruction, but the machines would not go quietly. Many rebelled against their fate and were forced out of the city. Others took up hiding in the various Metru. Kilo-M9 is one such unit. After fighting off several attempts at deactivation by Vahki squads the battered law enforcer took up residence in the deeper sections of the archives. The network of tunnels provided ample space to hide and make repairs. Despite its isolation and betrayal, the unit is still given purpose by the same primary objectives:

1.       Preserve this unit at all costs

2.       Bring efficiency to the city

3.       Protect and serve the Matoran

Despite the necessity of staying hidden lest the Vahki resume attacking it, Kilo M9 has mostly resumed its primary duties patrolling the sublevels of the Archives, assisting individuals out of the restricted areas whether they want to or not.

Shortly after Turaga Dume’s announcement to search for the great discs, Kilo-M9 encountered a wandering band of disc hunters in the archives. After a brief altercation the machine joined them on their quest, leading it around the city. Eventually the mechanical enforcer found its way back to the archives, where it killed the warlord Mantax and his men with help from other allies. Upon escaping the archives, the end of the universe occurred.

Initially, Kilo-M9 ended up residing in the newly created city of Metru-koro. After an adjustment period, Kilo took up a role in patrolling around the city or taking watch on the wall for incoming threats. That lasted until being reunited with its Odd Company companions, along with new additions Zadred and the Collector. Together once more the group embarked on an expedition around the northern coast of the island. They encountered a fortress and the corpses of the once inhabitants before making their way to the Ruins of Stone. After completing the puzzles there and discovering the great discs, the group split up with Kilo in the group that traveled to the constantly under attack village of Po-koro.

After a brief confrontation with the Vahki that had arrived there, the group were immediately put to work dealing with a massive flod caused by the tahtorak Nektann. As the rains died down, Atamai returned after his trip to the past with 5 of the 6 great discs in tow. After moving the surviving villagers to the new settlement of Tobduk-koro outside the stone ruins, Kilo ventured in with its companions and witnesses Atamai and Arkius’ transformations into NUVA and NUVA proxima. Reasoning that the NUVA devices may empower the user with the kanoka power of the great disc used and knowing the hooros that the onu-metru great disc can inflict, Kilo along with Jutori, Arkius, and new companion Kat ventured forth in search of the ruins of earth.

Flaws: Kralhi are able to analyze opponents and devise plans to deal with them based on their abilities and traits. However, the machines are limited in their ability to think on the fly, and quick improvisation can trip them up. Kilo-M9 is limited by its primary objectives and will follow them at all costs. It will not take violent action against Metru-Nui citizens unless hostile action is taken against it or there are conflicts with objectives 1 and 2. Kilo-M9 also cannot swim and will avoid having to submerge its body whenever possible.

Powers: Kralhi have strong mechanical joints making it somewhat stronger than the average Toa. It is able to climbs on walls and cling to ceilings with its clawed feet and can remain still and silent for long periods of time, making it surprisingly good at hiding. It is programmed to be skilled at hand to hand combat with its blades, and while it has primarily fought Rahi it is no stranger to having to engage in battle with the more sentient creatures of Metru-Nui. The robotic nature of its body allows for unnatural limb rotation ranges as well as a resistance or immunity to most abilities that specifically affect minds or organic material due to lacking either of those.

Its signature weapon is the energy bubble generator in its tail. The tail launches bolts of energy that when striking a target encases it in a bubble which lifts into the air and begins draining their energy into the Kralhi. Said bubbles can drain energy at a fast enough rate to knock out an unsuspecting Matoran or exhausted Toa within minutes. The bubbles are difficult to break out of from the inside and do not burst upon contact with walls or ceilings. Direct force needs to be applied to escape. Once trapped the karlhi can subtly influence the trajectory of the bubble’s drifting. Kilo-M9 also carries on its person a selection of Kanoka discs, usually 3 weaken discs and 3 regeneration discs of various power levels which it uses against opponents in combat and for field repairs, respectively. It acquires these from individuals it helps and from hunting stray Vahki units that wander into its jurisdiction.

Finally, Kilo-M9 features a voice recording functionality which enables it to play back any words or phrases it hears. While it can speak Matoran freely at ultrasonic frequencies much like the Vahki, it usually uses edited and rearranged phrases to communicate with Matoran and other sentient beings.

Since increasing its interaction with others the amount of words it has access to has expanded. In addition, its puzzle solving skills have increased since it started its adventures, and it has a low power speed disc with one charge left in its possession. During the evacuation of Metru-nui by the refugees, the kralhi was able to salvage a solar panel and integrate it into its body, enabling operations away from power sources.

Newly added to its possessions is a metal box with a lid containing the Ta, Le, and Ga-metru great discs along with a level one regeneration disc. In one of its side compartments is the great disc of One-metru along with another level 1 regeneration kanoka. Kilo is also currently carrying the Spear of Fusion which it retrieved from Arkius during the visit to Po-koro.

Kilo patch notes: Updated background with events of SK:R. Added great discs and Spear of fusion to powers and equipment. Added resistance/immunity to organic material/mind affecting powers, which is a logical conclusion to a fully robotic being that is a ruling used before that wasn't explicitly stated in the powers section previously.

NUVA profile here

Name: Ysocla Naenoic

Breed: Zakazian Skakdi of Lightning

Faction: Riggers nominally, Yumiwak’s warband in practice

Brief Description: Ysocla’s body is primarily a blue-violet color, with reddish purple accents on some of her limb armor. Around her heartlight there is a circle of white lines that glow. Those glowing lines extend from the circle across her body. Two parallel lines extend down her torso to her hips, where the lines become circles wrapping around the top of her legs. From the circles, two parallel lines on either side of her leg reach down to her ankles where they end in another circle. A similar pattern occurs on her arms. On her face, the lines split into four, two running along her cheeks towards her ears, the other two moving past her nose to wrap around her eyes and go farther along her scalp. Tron lines basically. She wears a tinted visor which can be moved over her eyes to protect them while doing everyday work. She also has a full facemask for more intense welding. When not wearing a blacksmith apron she can often be seen wearing a full length duster which helps cover the glowing lines on her body. On her left leg is a metal cast that keeps the shattered limb in place. Around her waist is her trusty tool belt, carrying various screws, nails, and wrenches as well as a hammer and a holster for her welding laser. Her trusty cane-sword is always nearby. She has bright blue eyes and never smiles.

Background/Occupation: Ysocla was part of a normal family of skakdi on Zakaz. Her parents were members of the Riggers, and tried to teach her early on the ways of being a pirate. Whether through a sense of decency or a desire to stand out, she struggled with the concepts of living on Zakaz. Vague stories around town mentioned the people that occupied the land before skakdi, a population lead by idealistic heroes with a code of honor. Despite those stories always being told in jest, Ysocla was enraptured by the idea of unselfish people who held themselves to a higher standard of behavior. She soon started trying to live by a code of honor, a move that immediately put her at odds with her family. After her parents perished in a house fire Ysocla was free to live her life her way, though it did leave her without a place to live.

Living on the streets she refused to turn to theft, instead taking what odd jobs she could. Those jobs, as well as her prior Riggers training, gave her knowledge and experience to deal with machines of various sorts. During one of those days she found herself in yet another duel in a series of fights. During this one in particular, her opponent had their friends sneak attack her from behind, restraining her while the group shattered her legs in multiple places. They told her that it was a lesson, to start acting like a skakdi. While some would have taken the trauma to heart and changed their ways, the lesson Ysocla took was that skakdi society was irredeemable. The current way of things had to be overthrown. With only one good leg to stand on, there wasn’t much she could do alone. Allies were required.

One fateful day while wandering between jobs, Ysocla spied a particular skakdi. This one carried herself with a unique regality, a confidence that few others possessed. Intrigued by her independence, Ysocla trailed the skakdi and her followers as they went about their business. As she was about to approach and engage the skakdi in conversation, she spotted a conspicuous mugger about to make his move. Ysocla loudly put a stop to his ambitions before he could strike, attracting the notice of the mysterious skakdi. Introducing herself as Yumiwak, she explained to Ysocla her history and goals of restoring her clan. Sensing that this skakdi might one day help her change society, Ysocla swore fealty to Yumiwak and requested that she take her on as a member of her crew. A position of engineer was open on the Tactical Panda II, and her mechanical experience made her a natural fit. Since then she has been a member of Yumiwak’s crew. While she sometimes accompanies her liege on missions, her tendency to defend her honor and occasional refusal to complete tasks that conflict with her nature leads to her sometimes being left behind to work on the ship.

During one such mission out with her liege they encountered the warlord Zataka. Bringing her aboard as a sort of prisoner the two warlords came to an agreement to work together for the time being. Any further plans were put on hold at the discovery of The Rig’s destruction. While her attachment to the locale had never been great, Ysocla nonetheless swore that if she got the chance to take vengeance upon the creature she would do so.

Personality: Ysocla is very serious most of the time. She tries to have a professional air as much as possible, and holds herself to high standards. The code of honor she follows is a personal one, as she knows that others will not change their ways so easily. She will not join fights that would give her side a numerical advantage unless the opponents have shown that they are truly dangerous, she does not use dirty tricks or sneak attacks when fighting. While she has learned the hard way many times that her methods leave her vulnerable she does not stray, refusing to let setbacks ruin her resolve. While she’s still more comfortable with machines than people, as machines are upfront with their intentions, time spent working closer to the crew has led to better working relationships with Korio and Yumiwak. She does not smile.

Equipment/Traits: She is adept with machines, her vision power giving her the ability to more easily identify issues. She carries various tools including a larger wrench that can double as a blunt weapon. On her belt is a heatstone-powered welding laser. Variable settings enable it to both weld and act as a laser cutter, and the heat and light make it a decent emergency weapon. Her primary weapon is a sword that she uses as a cane. Her fighting style has been adjusted since her leg was broken. Where once she used quick strikes and a flurry of offense she now uses a more defensive style that requires less movement, waiting for attacks and taking advantage, with the occasional use of her teleport to give her unexpected reach.  

Primary Power: X-ray vision (to see through the lies of the skakdi. Not actually, it’s just normal x-ray vision)

Secondary Power: A short range teleport to an area she can see, her movement path is marked by a brief trail of lightning leading to where she arrives, and a crack of thunder where she previously was. Using this ability drains her elemental reserves, which can lead to her exhausting herself through rapid use. Works similarly to the misty step spell in d&d 5th edition.

Breed quirk: Suppressed elemental powers over lightning that must be used in conjunction with another skakdi.

Psychological issue they struggle with: Her code of honor leaves her easy to take advantage of, whether goading her into a fight or making her vulnerable to dirty tactics. She puts herself into suboptimal situations through her own stubborn adherence to her code.

Physical limitation: Her left leg bones are shattered, and it’s only really movable at the hip. This limits her speed greatly and attacks against her leg result in increased pain.

 

 

Justice

 

Justice is a motorcycle that Ysocla uses to get around the wasteland, especially after her leg was broken. It’s a standard cruiser style of bike, black in color with white accent lines similar to the ones on Ysocla’s body. On either side of the bike the word “Justice” is printed. Also on the sides as well as on the front the symbol of Yumiwak’s clan is emblazoned so that would-be thieves know who they’re stealing from. A sidecar with a similar appearance can be attached for carrying cargo or if Yumiwak doesn’t feel like walking places. Most others are not allowed to ride in it without permission.

 

Ysocla patch notes: updated bio and personality to reflect changes in SK:R

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Name: [ Irna, Sixth-Born of Perror of the Northern Continent ]

Pronouns: [ She / Her ]

Breed: [ Zyglak ]

Faction: [ Metru-Koro ]

Description: [ An average-enough looking Zyglak, standing about half a head above most Toa, with a long reptilian face, a powerful frame, and a tail. She wears a well-worn metal pendant around her neck depicting a broken hammer which has been welded back together — the Zyglaki symbol for Karzahni, patron of the unwanted. ]

Background: [ Once a villager, then a soldier, then a refugee, Irna now wanders the strange island of Zakaz with a band of comrades, trying to uncover the secrets of her companion Keitara’s past and her connection with the Aspects of Makuta. ]

Flaws: [ Physical Flaw: Although the injuries she sustained while in combat with Mata-Nui were healed after a chance encounter with the Aspect Sorilax, Irna is no longer as fast or as agile as she once was. Instead, she focuses on using distanced weaponry and her raw strength to keep opponents at bat. Psychological Flaw: Irna suffers from a severe lack of self-worth, stemming from a lifetime of discrimination, too often putting others before her own well-being and desperately trying to find external validation. ]

Powers: [ Primary Power: Irna is immune to the effects of elemental energy of Toa strength or weaker. This only refers to elemental energy created by another individual, not the manipulation of existing elements — for instance, Irna would not be hurt by an elementally-created stone, but would be hurt by an existing stone which was hurled at her through elemental manipulation. Secondary Power: Irna is terrifyingly strong, nearly matching a Pakari-wielder in terms of sheer physical power. Breed Quirk: Irna is able to secrete an oil from her skin which can dissolve normal Protodermis upon contact — she is, however, able to control when this oil is secreted, and the effects of the dissolution depend on the duration of contact, wearing off gradually once contact has ended. This dissolution can also be halted by the application of Irna’s saliva to the affected area. ]

Equipment: [ Over her travels on Zakaz, Irna has acquired a glaive, as well as a longbow with a quiver of twenty (20) arrows. She also owns a metal dagger which she inherited from her mother, Perror of the Northern Continent. The cutting edges of each of these weapons are coated with Zyglak oil, meaning that contact with them causes the breakdown on most normal protodermis — with the exception of Irna and other Zyglak. ]

 

Name: [ Parnassus, Aspect of Boundless Horizons ]

Pronouns: [ They / Them ]

Breed: [ Aspect-Xa ]

Faction [ Barius’ Warskaks ]

Description: [ The weeks since their murder of Corrivalis have left Parnassus the worse for wear. They have given up on maintaining their armour while they live in the ravages of the Wasteland — the metal that had originally been vivid red and gold has now dulled and rusted away, leaving patches of weathered black and grey. In appearance, they broadly look like a Toa who had been crafted by someone who had never seen a Toa first-hand before. Shadows cling to them like a long ragged cloak, hiding the red-yellow Kraata that clings to their back — one of the last remnants of poor Corrivalis. ]

Background: [ Once a carefree wanderer, Parnassus now finds themself bound to two masters — Barius, leader of Fort Nektann, for whom Parnassus serves as right hand; and Caedast, their cousin and desecrator, for whom the Aspect is pledged to find a sacrifice. ]

Flaws: [ Physical Flaw: As an Aspect of Makuta, Parnassus is truly little more than a gaseous essence housed within a suit of armour. Were the armour breached, that essence would begin to leak out, leaving them unable to affect the physical world — and eventually causing them to dissipate. Psychological Flaw: Parnassus is a young Aspect, and is thus naive and inexperienced in the real world. They tend to trust those that they should not, and believe themself to be more powerful than they, perhaps, are. ]

Powers: [ Primary Power: Parnassus wields elemental control over shadow, giving them the ability to create, manipulate, and absorb darkness. Secondary Power: As the Aspect of Fear, Parnassus is able to induce paranoia and suspicion in any nearby being. After having been desecrated by the Aspect Caedast, they are also able to read and understand the thoughts of nearby creatures, granted that the creature is not able to successfully resist them. Breed Quirk: Parnassus possesses a Grand Wish, and is able to perform the following rites and taboos — the Rite of Desecration, the Taboo of Infectious Kraata, the Taboo of Gluttonous Desecration, and the Taboo of Kraata Corruption. (Taboos provided by Unreliable Narrator) ]

Equipment: [ Parnassus has given up their old scimitars in the month since their murder of Corrivalis, leaving them strapped to the side of The Horizon’s Call for the most part, now. Instead, they have taken to carrying the Mimic’s old multiform weapon, “which can change its shape at [their] mental command, and can regenerate from damage. There are some limitations, however, as the weapon cannot separate into multiple items (pieces broken off will become powerless metal), and cannot form complicated shapes with individual parts and components (eg. Bows, launchers).” (Taken from Nato the Traveler’s profile for Corrivalis) ]

Grand Wish: [ To ascend to the level of mythic figure. (Approved by Unreliable Narrator) ]

 

Name of ACR: [ The Horizon’s Call ]

ACR’s Faction/Homebase: [ Fort Nektann ]

Pilot of ACR: [ Parnassus ]

Type of heartlight: [ Skakdi ]

Physical Description: [ Similar in design to a motorcycle, but somewhat boxier in shape, the Horizon’s Call speeds across the Zakazian landscape by hovering, rather than wheels. A sidecar has been grafted onto the right side. ]

Onboard Weapons Systems Options: [ Primary: A Fireworks Revolver Cannon built into the front of the Call, which can fire shells which explode into multi-coloured fireballs. Unfortunately, due to the size of the shells, the Call can only fire two of them before the cannon needs to be manually reloaded. Secondary: An Energy Siphon Harpoon, a harpoon attached by a cable to the Call which is fired into the hull of an opposing ACR and which progressively drains the ACR of power and siphons it into the Call. However, the Harpoon only functions so long as it is attached to the Call — if the connecting cable is severed, the Harpoon is useless. Afterwards, the Harpoon will need to be replaced and repaired. ]

 

Name: [ Detsu, Son of Retsu of Fort Nektann ]

Pronouns: [ He / Him ]

Breed: [ Skakdi-Xa of Psionics ]

Faction: [ Barius’ Warskaks ]

Description: [ Detsu is a lean and rangy figure, a touch shorter than your average warskak and far less bulky. He wears armour that might have once been vivid blue and bright gold, but which have seen become weathered and stained after years amongst the warskaks of Fort Nektann. He is prone to wearing a grey poncho and a pair of goggles when the sandstorms get bad. ]

Role: [ Guard ]

Flaw: [ Physical Flaw: Detsu is a fast fighter, but he relies on his speed and abilities to keep his opponents on the backheel. In terms of raw physical power, he is older and weaker than most of his peers. Psychological Flaw: Detsu is a reckless fighter, throwing himself into combat with rash abandon, sometimes without consideration of the plan at hand. ]

Powers: [ Primary Power: Detsu wields Spellbinder Vision — through concentration, he can cause one creature within line-of-sight to become disoriented, with the results being as severe as the victim being unable to stay on their feet. Secondary Power: Having been desecrated, Detsu also possesses powers of teleportation, causing him to instinctively teleport a short distance in a random direction when his Kraata senses it will be captured or killed. Breed Quirk: As a Skakdi of Psionics, while in conjunction with Skakdi, Detsu is able to wield psychic energy. He is also able to absorb energy from materials through mastication. ]

Equipment: [ Detsu was once rewarded with a fine weapon by Boss, before the previous warband leader’s unfortunate death — a Rhotuka Battle Axe. Not only can it be used as a melee weapon, it can fire Rhotuka spinners with the ability to halve the speed of their targets. ]

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Figured he could fit the Minion Role

  • Name: Bode
  • Breed: Desecrated De-Matoran
  • Faction: Ulkarr, Tobduk-Koro
  • Brief Description: Gray and Dark Gray Matoran with a Mask of Elemental Energy, dressed in a cloak made of woven plant fibers and a wooden staff
  • Role: Quest Giver who acts as a passive shepherd of Mahi when not offering information
  • Flaw: Guilt-ridden by the murder of Ramaka and terrified that the fall of Po-Koro may have been related to his actions. Bad memory because of his trauma. Also is constantly under guard for his murder.
  • Powers: As Bode is Desecrated by a Stage One Kraata of Plant Life, he can grow weeds with every step he takes. He uses this to feed his flock of Mahi, keeping the grazing fields of Tobduk-Koro full. He also can telepathically communicate with his Master Ulkarr, letting him learn rumors to share with the village and his Master.
  • Breed quirk: As a De-Matoran, Bode has an enhanced sense of hearing, letting him hear whispers and far off sounds. This makes him useful in learning gossip and secrets to offer PCs. It also means he can be easily overwhelmed by loud noises.
  • Equipment: Bode has a wooden staff with no powers, which he uses to support his weight. He has a whistle to corral Mahi, and wears a cloak made of fibers from the weeds he creates. He has a sleeping bag made of plant fiber as well, to sleep by his flock.
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  • Vehicle Name: The Taku

  • Vehicle’s Faction/Homebase: Refugees/Kini-Koro

  • Vehicle Owners: Knichou and Nale

  • Physical Description: The Taku appears to be a standard Metru-Nui medium sized cargo class airship, although it has many modifications from its original model. Over the course of the exodus from Metru-Koro, Knichou, using his Mask of Creation, control over iron, and with the occasional aid of the villagers, turned it into an imposing and deadly warship, although most weapons are hidden behind hull panels that slide out of the way when the Taku is in combat. It's massive arsenal is viewed by Knichou as a deterrent against future conflict from Skakdi raiders, Aurax's League, or Zakaz's fauna, hoping that overwhelming firepower would help keep the fragile new peace.

    The upper bow of the ship, where the bridge and all crew compartments are, is the most heavily reinforced section of the hull, with full armor plating that can withstand blows from anything short of heavy ship-to-ship weaponry. The rest of the Taku’s hull is much more penetrable, however, necessitating a lightweight design to keep the Taku from being slow and fuel inefficient.

    The Taku is made up of two decks. The upper deck houses the bridge at the front, with the crew quarters behind and towards the port side of the bridge, and the captains’ quarters/office behind and towards the starboard side of the bridge. The crew quarters has been expanded to have a half dozen small rooms, each containing two bunks, allowing the Taku to comfortably house a dozen crew members, more when sleeping in shifts. The Captain’s quarters has also been expanded to have space for a small office, with the pre-existing sleeping area accessible through a doorway behind the captain’s desk. In between the captain and crew quarters is an open space with a table for meals, meetings, and relaxing activities. On either side of this space are staircases descending along the curvature of the hull towards the exit ramp on the bow on the lower deck.

    Further towards the stern, the upper deck consists mainly of the Taku’s heavy weaponry and their associated matériel. There are two panels in each side of hull that slide open, the first one, towards the bow, opens to reveal a large floodlight that is useful for illuminating the ground below, with the second panel, towards the stern, opening to reveal the electro rocket launchers. In center of the upper deck is a locked armory where excess ammunition and weaponry is stored. Nearby, a ladder allows for easy access to the lower deck. At the very rear of the upper deck is a control station for the cargo bay’s crane, and a catwalk leading to the engines.

    The lower deck of the Taku has its two main entrances on opposite ends. The first is the newly constructed loading ramp that extends from massive swinging doors just below the bridge. The secondary entrance is through the Taku’s cargo bay doors on the underside of the stern, which slide open to deploy cargo. A rope ladder is typically used to allow crew members to ascend and descend through the cargo bay doors, but this is used far less often due to the Taku’s much more easily accessible front ramp. In between the two exits are the lower deck’s weapons platforms, and some storage space for anything that fits. Normally the Kahu is also kept docked inside here.

    In the event of an emergency, six Toa canisters are installed at various areas on the ship – two on either side of the bridge, two on either side of the center of the upper deck, in between the two turrets there, and the final two on the lower deck between the LMGs and the front ramp. While the canisters can phase through the hull to exit the ship, they are rigged inside of single-use launch tubes so that they can be quickly fired far away from the ship in the event of an emergency.

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  • Critical Systems: Many systems operate to keep a medium-sized airship like the Taku in the air. Damaging or disabling enough of these systems can hamper the ship’s maneuverability, speed, and firepower, with the potential for catastrophic failure.

    • Levitation: The Taku is kept afloat by 12 ‘levitation engines’ positioned in all corners of the ship in the pattern of an elongated hexagon. These engines encapsulate the sets of levitation and weight increase disks used to provide lift. Without these running or stocked with Kanoka, the pilot will be unable to change the orientation or altitude of the Taku, and after some time the effects of the Kanoka will wear off and stop providing any lift whatsoever, grounding the vehicle.

    • Thrust: The Taku is propelled by twin chute tech engines that propel small portions of liquid protodermis out the rear of the Taku at high speeds in order to push the ship forwards. Without these engines online, the Taku cannot move forward besides being pushed by the wind.

    • Power: The Taku’s twin chute engines are powered by two power generators that make up the bulk of their frame. These generators power the ship’s batteries, which distribute power to the rest of the ship. There are a set of batteries underneath a panel on the bridge and one in each engine, which can provide a few minutes of emergency power to the ship if the generators in the engines go offline. When on emergency power, all weapons systems are harder to rotate and aim, lacking powered assistance for turret movement, and any charged lightstones or heatstones begin to lose their charge.

    • Control: Each of the aforementioned systems are connected to the bridge by thick wiring that stretches along the inside of the hull towards the bridge. Severing these control wires will make the bridge lose control of that particular system. Safety protocols require the main engines to idle when unable to receive new orders, but the levitation engines will continue to maintain their previous configuration until their settings are manually changed by a control panel on the outside of the engine, or the connection to the Taku’s computer is restored.

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  • Onboard Weapons/Defenses:

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    • Twin Zamor Turrets (x2): Based on the Zamor launchers originally developed by the Nynrah Ghosts and later leaked to Xia, these powered turrets have one launcher on each side, with magazine tubes extending from atop the barrels of each launcher, tilted at an angle to give the gunner more visibility. These launchers and seat for the gunner using them are are housed in a ball-shaped reinforced glass casing that resembles a bubble, providing excellent visibility while shielding them from the wind. Gunners use foot pedals to control the rotation of the bubble with an electronic system. Two conveyor belts inside of the magazine tubes push Zamor spheres towards the launchers after every shot, this stream of spheres being stocked inside of the ship before usage.

      • When cut off from the Taku’s power generators, the electronic system for rotating the turret shuts down. The turret can be manually rotates slowly using hand cranks – fast enough to line up to a stationary target but impossible to fire and track a target at the same time. Without the electricity, the conveyor belts inside of the magazines to load Zamors automatically don’t function, and Zamors must be manually loaded for each shot like a handheld launcher.

      • While the ammunition loaded can be any type of Zamor, typically the left Zamor launcher is loaded with a different type of Zamor than the right launcher, so that the turret is always prepared for a variety of scenarios. The Taku has access to the following Zamor types:

        • Tracking marker

        • Energy chain

        • Energized Protodermis (Defiled)

          • These are deemed for emergency use only, and due to their dangerous nature are kept sealed in a waterproof suitcase inside of the armory, requiring the captain to unlock them for usage.

        • Tear Gas

        • Incendiary

        • Explosive

    • Lightstone Machine Gun (x2): Two LMGs are mounted on the lower deck closer to the bow of the ship, one port, one starboard. Each are fed ammunition using large metal belts that extend out of three boxes that are secured to the floor nearby. These three cases each hold a belt loaded with a different type of ammunition: lightstones, heatstones, and metallic slugs. These ammo belts are actually connected to a battery inside of the ammunition case, which is connected to the Taku’s power distributors. This allows these belts to can overcharge lightstones and heatstones to make them explosive on impact.

      • When the lightstones or heatstones are fully charged, they crackle with elecriticy and are liable to explode if hit hard enough. Overcharged lightstones explode in a flash of light and electricity, while overcharged heatstones unleash a blast of fire and energy. Because of the danger of an accidental chain reaction destroying the ammunition, the protocol is to keep the lightstone and heatstone ammunition cases powered down unless there is a potential for a fight.

      • Because the Taku’s generators can produce and distribute much more electricity than the portable battery of a lightstone rifle, charging these ammunition belts is faster than in a lightstone rifle’s magazine, but it still takes a not-insignificant amount of time, leading to the potential for the weapon to be useless in the face of a fast enough ambush.

      • The metal slugs fired by the LMGs are much less effective than overcharged light/heatstones, especially at longer ranges. Uncharged light/heatstones are even less effective - lightstone rifles were designed around the explosiveness of their projectile doing the most damage, not the velocity of the large projectiles.

      • Switching between ammunition types is an involved process that is difficult to perform without some intuition into mechanical designs, military training, or prior training with this weapon on the Taku.

      • If a belt of ammunition is fully depleted, a different ammunition type must be loaded, or more ammunition of that type must be acquired from the Taku's armory on the upper deck.

      • While classified as machine guns under metru-nui doctrine, these actually fire at a relatively low 240 rounds per minute due to the bulk of each projectile compared to a typical firearm. Firing four rounds per second, these guns exhaust their 50-round ammunition belts in 12.5 seconds, requiring the gunner to make slow and accurate bursts, lest they hastily expend all their ammunition in a short period of time.

      • Being not built into any turret, users have no mechanical assistance in aiming or controlling recoil of the weapon. A weak or untrained grip will not properly control the gun's bouncing from the force of each shot, making subsequent shots in a burst less accurate.

      • Mounted on a steel pillar for maximum maneuverability, these machine guns are lacking in cover for their users, leaving them relatively exposed once the hull panels have slid open to reveal the weapon.

    • Dual Kanoka Launcher (x2): Bolted onto swiveling mounts on either side of the Taku’s lower deck towards the stern, both of these disk launchers have been modified to have a gravity-fed cylindrical magazine of disks mounted underneath the disk launcher’s firing chamber. Pulling a bolt back on the left side of the disk launcher will turn various gears that push another disk into place to be ready to fire, allowing for easy repeating fire.

      • Kanoka disks have a relatively low velocity and are easy to dodge at long ranges.

      • Being not built into any turret, users have no mechanical assistance in aiming the heavy launcher with all of it’s Kanoka inside the magazine.

      • Mounted on a steel pillar for maximum maneuverability, these launchers are lacking in cover for their users, leaving them relatively exposed once the hull panels have slid open to reveal the weapon.

    • Electro-Rocket Launcher Rack (x2): These turrets appear to be built with what used to be the controls of an excavation vehicle, but instead of a claw, four electro-rocket launchers are mounted on the side. The operator can fire one rocket at a time or all four in a quick burst. Both ERL Racks are mounted towards the stern, one facing the port side, the other facing the starboard side.

      • These rockets take a few seconds to reach their target, and are relatively inaccurate, meant for large bombardments of enemy vehicles and megacreatures.

      • After traveling a dozen meters, the electro-rocket warhead arms. After this point, any object it strikes will detonate the warhead. Any impacts before the warhead arms only have the kinetic force of the rocket, and will not cause an explosion.

      • These rocket launchers are muzzle-loaded and reloading all four is a lengthy process for an individual, leading to a doctrine of sparse, strategic volley fire for effect over a relatively large area. This reloading process can be hastened by having multiple crew members insert rockets at once, or having a crew member reload while another is waiting at the fire controls.

      • If power is cut off to the turret, aiming will be only peformed by manual cranks, and thus is much slower than normal.

  • Crew Manifest:

    • Knichou - The original owner of the Taku, Knichou calls himself the 'commander' and commands it accordingly

    • Nale Vella - Taking initiative after both battles of Metru-Koro while Knichou was MIA, Captain Vella has become as much of an owner of the Taku as Knichou. While the couple treat each other as equals, for the sake of clearing up any communications confusion, Nale is the Taku's Captain.

    • Berys - Hired a week after the collapse, the former Le-Metruan airship pilot naturally became the Taku's pilot.

    • Arnex - Brought on a week after the collapse, Arnex's warehouse experience makes her a valuable crew member.

    • Triage - Joining the crew a week after the collapse, Triage is the ship's resident doctor. For some reason, the Taku always seems to find itself in dangerous situations where such a profession is highly valued.

    • Navu - Volunteering after both battles of Metru-Koro, Navu used her valuable skill of being able to perform manual labor to help around as an official Taku crew member.


       

  • Vehice Name: The Kahu

  • Vehicle’s Faction/Homebase: Refugees/Kini-Koro/The Taku's cargo bay

  • Vehicle Owners: Knichou

  • Physical Description: The Kahu looks like the child of a pickup truck and an airship – in the four corners of the ship it has four levitation engines that Knichou was building for the Metru-Koro fleet before that plan was canceled. Of Knichou’s own (Rushed) design, this airship forsakes appearance in the name of ruggedness and practicality, with the four-seated passenger compartment surrounded in what is effectively a roll cage of steel tubing, and the majority of the small airship being a flat bed for carrying any sort of cargo short distances. The single main engine lies under the bed of the Kahu, providing propulsion. The Kahu has fixed landing gear on all four corners, merely large metal rods with pads on the end and basic suspension.

  • Onboard Weapons/Defenses: The Kahu lacks any defensive systems whatsoever. It has two levitation kanoka parachutes stowed in the equivalent of a glove compartment for use in case of emergencies, because the only option is to run, survive the crash, or bail out if the Kahu gets attacked.

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 - Character Profile - 

Name: Commander Vulimai
Breed: Vo-Matoran
Faction: Refugees

Brief Description: Vulimai’s body, like most other Matoran of lightning, is blue and white. Vulimai's mask, a great Kaukau, is trans-blue, though now the color is mostly trans-black with only traces of the original color still visible after it was infected by Whisper. Vulimai’s hands, feet, and body are azure blue, while her arms and legs are white. In addition, Vulimai wears a slim, form fitting suit of adaptive armor built by Toa Knichou using the Mask of Creation. The armor primarily manifests itself as a low-profile pair of pauldrons, tassets, and a breastplate, all of which having a silver sheen. Vulimai also wears a red and yellow sash, denoting her as both military commander of the Matoran guard and the leader of the Kini-Koro.

Personality: Before the League’s war, Vulimai was a rebelling, free-spirited, troublemaker doing as she liked on the streets of Metru-Nui. Now, she is a Duty and disciplined instilled soldier who is doing everything she can to help her charges, the Matoran people. 
Vulimai is assertive and headstrong, rarely letting others to do all the work or to tell her what to do. She is dedicated to her Duty as the leader of her people after the loss of Turaga Dume and Sans, both of whom she holds strong opinions of. This dedication of hers can often make her seem like a stick in the mud or a workaholic, but Vulimai is capable of lighter moods and spirits, as she is  known for bouts of sarcasm and the occasional joke.

Background: In her earliest memories, Vulimai remembers being a rebel to the Duty-driven society of Metru-Nui, causing mischief wherever she went. But after being captured by the Vahki, she was taken to a far-off island and was placed within rehabilitation amongst various other Matoran, each one having their own problems. Trained together, Vulimai and her fellow Matoran eventually become an efficient force, which was very much needed as the war with the League began to kick off.
Originally working on evacuation and fortification, Vulimai and her fellow Matoran were soon faced with the horrors of the war, with it eventually reaching Metru-Nui itself. Having fought to defend the city alongside her squad, Vulimai was forced to flee the city alongside the other Matoran, eventually resettling in Metru-Koro, with Vulimai being made captain of the guard.
Now having failed in preventing the bombing of Metru-Koro, losing her closest companion, and being left as the sole-leader of the Matoran refugees, Vulimai has now dedicated all of her efforts into the protection of the Matoran, to the point of her own detriment.

Powers -
Elemental Power of Lightning: Vulimai, like all Matoran, has an association with an elemental power, her being the elemental power of lightning. Vulimai’s association with lightning gives her resistance to electrical shocks and makes her semi-nonconductive.

Equipment -
Protosteel Halberd: With the assistance of Toa Knichou, Vulimai has gotten an upgrade to most of her weapons and armor. Vulimai’s halberd has since been enhanced, being remained with Protosteel and infused with nanite technology. The halberd is now capable of telescopic movement, being able to become small enough to keep on a belt or to extend out twice its original length. This telescopic feature allows Vulimai to more practically use the halberd to pole-vault with, giving her a needed boost to mobility.

Kanoka Shield: With the assistance of Toa Knichou, Vulimai has gotten an upgrade to most of her weapons and armor. Utilizing similar technology and techniques that he used when making Toa Nale’s buckler’s, Toa Knichou created Commander Vulimai a combination shield/Kanoka launcher. The Kanoka Shield is capable of working as an effective shield, but in addition to defense, a slot within it allows one to slot in a Kanoka disk. 
This feature comes with two benefits; one is that the disk can be launched out of the shield, and two, if an object strikes the shield, it will become subject to the effect of the slotted Kanoka disk.

Vulimai usually carries around with herself a Ga-Kanoka of weakness and an Onu-Kanoka of freezing, both of them being level three.

Mobility Gear: With the assistance of Toa Knichou, Vulimai has gotten an upgrade to most of her weapons and armor. In need of a way to be able to go toe-to-toe with other foes on the level of Toa, Toa Knichou has provided Commander Vulimai with a modified form of adaptive armor. 
Instead of being able to rapidly adapt to environmental situations, in order to benefit and protect the wearer, the armor instead reads the wearer’s movement, forming thrusters to increase the wearer’s overall mobility. This includes a base boost to speed and jumping distance. In addition, the armor grants Vulimai a basic heads-up display as well as radio communication.

Infected Kanohi Kaukau, Mask of Water Breathing: Vulimai wears an unpowered great version of the Kaukau, as such the mask lacks any Kanohi powers. 
The mask has been infected by Whisper, giving Vulimai the use of the level two powers of a Kraata worm of sleep. This allows Vulimai to hibernate for extended periods and to reduce the reactions of others and induce grogginess through physical contact.

Flaws - 
Unstoppable Force: If one word could be used to describe Vulimai, stubborn would be near the top of the list. Vulimai, when push comes to shove, can quickly fall into a single plan of attack, so to speak, and stick to it against all reason. In addition to this, her persistent following of her Duty, can leave Vulimai blind to her own needs, easily overworking herself without outside intervention.

Oh How…”Shocking”: For whatever reason, no matter what she does, Vulimai has the constant effect of shocking other people when she touches them. This could be useful for distracting others or drawing their attention, if she had any control of it and if it didn't shock her too. This has made many interactions with her go from initially jarring to downright annoying.

 - Minion Profiles - 

Name: Sergeant Bronk
Breed: Onu-Matoran
Faction: Refugees
Role: Fighter (Head guards and quartermaster over Ko-Pou and the Ice Ruins)

Brief Description: Bronk’s body, like most other Matoran of earth, is black. Bronk's mask, a great Matatu, is black, though traces of infection in its color is visible as it has been infected by Whisper. The rest of his body is a solid black color.

Powers - 
Elemental Power of Earth: Bronk, like all Matoran, has an association with an elemental power, his being the elemental power of earth. Bronk’s association with earth gives him increased strength and night vision.

Infected Kanohi Matatu, Mask of Telekinesis: Bronk wears an unpowered great version of the Matatu, as such the mask lacks any Kanohi powers, though a telescopic lens, meant for examining objects close up, is attached to the mask.
The mask has been infected by Whisper, giving Bronk the use of the level one power of a Kraata worm of slow. This makes Bronk much slower than he originally was, but it also makes him exceptionally hardy and resilient.

Equipment - 
Spear-Club: Bronk wields a sturdy spear-club, the large hefty stick having a solid spike at the end of it for thrusting.

Miniature Cordak Blaster: From the collection of items salvaged from Metru-Nui during the crash and taken over from Metru-Koro, this little gem is Bronk’s prize. This weapon is similar to a Cordak Blaster except it is single shot and fires in a (relatively) short arc.

Flaw: Bronk, from years spent in the archives and working in near darkness, really can’t stand being out in the sun as the light practically blinds him. Other bright sources of light can have a similar effect on him.

Name: Twesh
Breed: Le-Matoran
Faction: Refugees
Role: Fighter (Guard over Ko-Pou and the Ice Ruins)

Brief Description: Twesh’s body, like most other Matoran of air, is green. Twesh's mask, a mask of sensory aptitude, is lime-green, though now the color is mostly black with only traces of the original color still visible after it was infected by Whisper. Twesh’s arms, legs, and body are lime-green, while his hands and feet are darker green.

Powers - 
Elemental Power of Air: Twesh, like all Matoran, has an association with an elemental power, his being the elemental power of air. Twesh’s association with air gives him increased agility.
Infected Mask of Sensory Aptitude: Twesh wears an unpowered mask of sensory aptitude, as such the mask lacks any Kanohi powers.
The mask has been infected by Whisper, giving Twesh the use of the level two powers of a Kraata worm of laser vision. This allows Twesh to glow his eyes incredibly bright, as well as project blinding beams of light from them.

Equipment - 
Kanoka Disk Launcher: Twesh wields a Kanoka disk launcher, one that he is surprisingly adept at given his constant fidgeting and nervous ticks. Twesh most often prefers to use his disk launcher in most fights, and most prefers to use Le-Kanoka’s for the added range.

Shortsword: Twesh also has a shortsword that he rarely uses, as he usually runs away before he needs to use it. But if forced to, he has some basic skill with it but no real experience using the weapon.

Flaw: Twesh is incredibly anxious and flighty, easily being startled or left without words. In a fight, his anxiety hits him at worst whenever others get to close to him.

 - Settlement Profile - 

Name: Kini-Koro (Temple Village)
Faction: Refugees
Leadership: Commander Vulimai

Location: Located within the Hidden Valley of Kini-Nui. Built within the hillocks of the valley around Kini-Nui itself.

Population: Around a 1,000 Matoran. Less than a hundred or so Matoran volunteered to have their Kanohi be infected by Whisper, with the powers including level two ice resistance, stasis field, laser vision, sleep, and level one slow and shapeshifting.

Brief Description: Kini-Koro is the village formed by the Matoran who willingly left Metru-Koro and followed Commander Vulimai south towards the Ice Ruins, where using the NUVA portal, they arrived at Kini-Nui. The Matoran have since formed a new village, taking whatever usable salvage they still had from Metru-Koro, and with the help of Toa, like Toa Knichou and Toa Atamai, building their homes atop of and within the nearby hills. 
Basic electrical power has been established through the use of solar and wood burning generators, these generators working on providing the village with lights and means to recharge technological items, as well as radio communication. In addition, the beginnings of farming, hunting, and herding are starting up, utilizing the bountiful resources within the valley.
Kini-Koro has also established trade with Tobduk-Koro through the Stone Ruin’s NUVA portal, offering limited access to the technological salvage and the agricultural products produced by the village.

Resources - 
    Electricity (In limited demand)
    Agricultural Products
    Technological Salvage (In limited demand)
    Kanohi and Kanoka (No means of producing more)
    Lumber

 
Name: Ko-Pou (Ice Post)
Faction: Refugees
Leader: Sergeant Bronk

Location: Located within the Relic Fields. Built within and around the Ice Ruins.

Population: Less than 100 Matoran. In addition, kept in a separate space outside of the ruins, are the few dozen Matoran who have fallen to the unknown plague and have been transformed into Rahi.

Brief Description: Ko-Pou is less of a settlement and more of an outpost, one formed out of necessity and the benefit of Kini-Koro. Ko-Pou is manned by a handful of Matoran volunteers and guards, whose primary duty is to ensure that no threats use the Ice Ruins NUVA portal. Beyond that, the Matoran also work to collect the water that pools at the base of the ruins to bring back to Kini-Koro through the NUVA portal, as well as watch over and provide for the transformed Matoran.

Resources - 
    Clean Water
    Mahi

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Whisper

“Change is part of nature. Everything grows, and ages, and evolves. To deny change is to deny reality. But to embrace change, to bring change, to be change, is to truly know life.”

 

Species: Aspect of Makuta

Faction: Aspects of Makuta

Brief Description: One of the first things Whisper witnessed at the beginning of her existence was two Lohrak fighting in the Fau Swamps, and this conflict inspired her original form. However, this proved quite horrifying to look at, and since officially affiliating herself with the refugees, Whisper has worked with the Matoran craftsmen and engineers to create a new shell for herself.

Her new armour is no less strange than her old, but less terrifying (or so she’s been told). An armoured carapace roughly the size of a Matoran’s torso houses Whisper’s gaseous essence, with a sturdy dome of translucent protodermis offering her a 360 degree sense of her surroundings. An integrated levitation disk assembly allows the shell to hover at height and drift directionally, while four tendrils ending in simple grasping appendages allow Whisper to interact with the world. The new shell includes clips and compartments for holding and storing items. As this shell was made largely from pieces of her old one, parts of its chrome black surface are stained a vibrant pink due to contact with tainted energised protodermis.

Background/Occupation: Whisper was always more fascinated by animals than sapient beings. To her, the lives of animals appear primal and purposeful, whereas sapient beings have so many complicated wants and needs and desires, all conflicted and contradictory. These observations have taught her how brief and brutal life can be, adding urgency to her goal to live free, forever.

Since the arrival of Metru Nui, she has embraced her new role as the Aspect of Change and joined forces with the refugees. She has learned a great many new things during her time with the refugees, though she is still confused by much of what she encounters, and is ever eager to learn more.

Flaws: Like all aspects, Whisper is inherently manipulative and prideful. She also struggles to grasp the virtues and values that guide the lives of organics, making it difficult for her to anticipate or understand the actions of others. Her new form is sturdy, but lacks any weapons or offensive capabilities, so she prefers to use her powers rather than engage in physical combat.

Powers: Like all Aspects, Whisper wields the power of Shadow. Her inherent kraata power is Insect Control, now operating at level four. She can carry out the Rite of Desecration, and possess an empty vessel or willing host.

As a level three Aspect, she has the ability to carry out telepathic audio communication with an individual desecrated follower currently on the same plane of existence, see through the eyes of her desecrated, and remotely possess her desecrated through shadow puppetry.

She has also learned the Taboo of Infection Kraata, which allows her to create kraata by breathing her gaseous essence over a heartlight and immersing it in energised protodermis. 

Equipment: basic tools, including tongs and a net, for immersing her kraata in energised protodermis without making physical contact with the substance. She also has a data device she retrieved from a dead Skakdi in the Grand Temple Ruins.

 

Grand Wish

Tired of the talk of patterns, and inspired by the simple, finite lives of the rahi that inhabit Zakaz, Whisper’s ultimate wish is to break the cycle, to change what it means to be an Aspect. She wishes to live, and eventually die, free from the curse of rebirth and repetition. 

Specifically, she wants to be freed from the fear of being absorbed back into the antidermis pool, free from the threat of losing all that she is – and for the rest of her kin to be able to enjoy that same freedom.

  1. Desecrate a being with their own heartlight.
  2. Acquire forbidden knowledge from a temple on the mainland.
  3. Spend a day sharing the body of another being, to learn what life is truly like.
  4. Learn the true nature and origins of Aspects.
  5. Return to the Kumu Islets and uncover proof of her past incarnations.
  6. Desecrate another Aspect, and be desecrated in turn.
  7. Sever herself and all currently living Aspects from the antidermis pool.

 

Kraata – Original Brood

(Created after Whisper gained the taboo and completed her second milestone)

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Ice Resistance

Kraata Stage: Stage 2

 

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Stasis Field

Kraata Stage: Stage 2

 

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Sleep

Kraata Stage: Stage 2

 

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Laser Vision

Kraata Stage: Stage 2

 

Kraata – Second Brood

(Created during the timeskip, after Whisper completed her third milestone)

 

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Slow

Kraata Stage: Stage 1

 

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Shapeshifting

Kraata Stage: Stage 1

(Killed when used as a heartlight in a desecration)

 

Kraata Maker: Whisper

Kraata Type: Gravity

Kraata Stage: Stage 1


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Name: Drokk

Breed: Zakazian Skakdi of Iron

Faction: Ash Barrens Skakdi Tribe

Brief Description: Drokk is about as wizened as a Skakdi can be, wrinkles creasing her face deeply, her eyes and heart light dim orange, her frills tattered, and much of her dull, iron and bronze colored body covered in scars. Her garb is what most people pay attention to, however. This tunic, handed down from each previous Matron is absolutely encrusted with teeth, each one from a different member of her tribe stretching back generations. In this way, she carries her entire people with her at all times. It was originally made from woven plant fibers but as time went on and teeth added, it has since been made of Muaka fur and Kane-Ra leather. In her advanced age, she has also pre-carved her own history on her own teeth, leaving just four molars to chronicle her death when it comes. Her final defining feature is the scores of circular scar marks along her head and neck. These scars are all that remain of Kraata that were, to the last, created by Aspects long since reclaimed by the Antidermis pits far to the south. As old as she is, Drokk has chosen not to take another Kraata, thinking it wasteful to attach a fresh life to one so close to its end.

Background/Occupation: A Matron of her people, and defender of her tribe. In ancient times, her people lived in the region now known as the Ash Barrens, and still regard it as their ancestral home. Now they roam as nomads along the edge of the barrens, surveying and protecting the home of their forebears. Drokk has served her people for a very long time, keeping her Tribe safe from roaming warbands, Rahi, spiteful Aspects, and other intruders to the Tribe's territory. Her Tribe holds some of the oldest traditions for the Zakazian Skakdi sacred, even as modern advances continue to change their lives, not always in positive ways. 

Flaws: Drokk is old, and thus is slower and less powerful than she used to be. While still formidable, her reflexes are slower, and her joints ache when there's a storm coming. Or just whenever they feel like it. She's also a very tradition driven woman, preferring the tried and true to newer ideas. While this caution stems from her desire to protect her Tribe, it has made her slow to accept new technologies or methods in the past. On top of this, she is stubborn, as only an old Skakdi can be, making it difficult for others to persuade her once her mind is made up. Drokk does not always remember her tertiary ability after a lifetime without it.

Powers/Equipment: As a Skakdi of Iron, Drokk can use her element to its fullest while paired with another Skakdi. As a Matron of her tribe, she wears a pair of ceremonial war gauntlets that allow her to use her iron powers upon contact with anything she touches with them. With no Kraata to interfere, her tertiary power has returned to her, the ability to seal away a single power of another. She can seal only one power at a time, must concentrate to seal it, cannot seal away equipment based abilities, and must be aware of the power and it's user. The sealed power will unseal itself after 5 minutes, if she chooses to unseal it, if the target gets far enough away from her, or should she be knocked out or killed. Her vision power allows her to see the energy pathways and nerves of others.

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Leklo, The Alpinist

Breed: Pa-Toa Nuva Proxima

Faction: Refugees, Mata Nui

Description: Leklo used to be a thin and lithe toa, a lean and light physique translated over from his life as a skyscraper climber on Metru Nui, but after being touched by the Light of Krom and transformed into a Nuva Proxima those same traits were once again kneaded and reshaped into another echo of his former self. He grew even taller than before by a full head, and his appendages became yet elongated further to match a narrow torso that made him look like a mere wisp in comparison to his fellows, though the looks were incredibly deceiving. His armor, which used to be bright orange and gunmetal grey, was chromed over and polished to a brilliant sheen. Notable is his decided lack of a mask, as his Kanohi Peá had been melted with the rest of his face and integrated into his body. His face is a simple form of blank silver chrome from which the scarcest features of a face glow from, including his sky-blue eyes, though thankfully he covers his haunting visage with a Huna [given by Taja in the interspiel period].

He has a crimson silk sash across his waist with a leather belt buckled on top of it, from which his weapons hang at his left hip. His remaining toa-tool sword and Korruhn's khopesh he kept in memory of his friend were morphed with him, becoming both lighter and keener. Atop all this he wears a red cape that billows freely in the wind, though quickly folds into a small sling sack when he needs utterly free movement. 

Background information: Leklo used to be an Alpinist, a profession among Ko-Matoran that meant scaling skyscrapers to test their infrastructure and make small repairs. For Leklo personally this also included a habit of constant self-improvement and a never-ending test against all sorts of physical challenges, which he did gleefully and focused most of his time on. He met a friend, Korruhn, a Cartographer, in a tower designated "Abandoned tower #43 'Hideaway'" that also housed the puzzle for the Ko-Metru Great Disc. What followed was a whirlwind adventure that soon turned both jubilant and catastrophic, as he and Kor become best friends and ascended as toa together at the hand of Turaga Dume, only for the League of Six to invade and subsequently destroy the Matoran Universe. Leklo and Korruhn became surveyors on the new land they found themselves on, a land called Zakaz and Xa and Tren-Nui, before investigating ruins and temples under orders of Turaga Sans. 

It was in one such ruin that Leklo uncovered a door that required a key, the key being the very same disc that had made him into a toa. Whether it was fate, fortune, or curse, he opened the door at the cost of his friend, and became bathed in the light ofThe Krom, ascending yet again to become a Nuva Proxima. Currently he is a citizen of Butt-Koro*, wistfully hoping to strike out and find out what became of his lost friend. 

Powers and Equipment: Leklo Nuva Proxima has latent powers of elemental Plasma, though he still struggles to manifest in in physical form. He wears a Kanohi Huna, so he can turn invisible but still cast a shadow and cause noise. Furthermore, despite his lanky looks, he is incredibly physically strong. His former Kanohi Peá, the Mask of Possibilities, was fuzed to his face and became a part of his psyche, so he can not only alter the chances of things happening or not happening around him but also share that luck with up to two other being he can see around him. Leklo's ability to see the spirits of beings someone has killed or otherwise had responsibility for the death of, and while it can be turned 'on' and 'off' with some focus it is usually on at some low level regardless. These apparitions surround the one they are attached to, swarming around them and indicating a number of things to Leklo, such as how fearsome they are and who they usually fight. He can also share this ability as he can his power over Possibility. 

He wields his toa tool, a plasma sword, which he can superheat into a glowing blade. He also carries Korruhn's khopesh, a short sword with a wicked sickle blade. 

Flaws: Toa Leklo, much like the Alpinist be was before, is a hedonist at heart and seeks challenges with relative abandon, taking almost unreasonable risks simply for the fun of it. He is unafraid of getting in fights for reasons even slightly justifiable because he seeks to test his new, even greater abilities and see where his destiny’s boundaries lie. Though he possesses keen senses and reflexes, his increased physical dimensions make him clumsy while walking or running, and he occasionally will miscalculate short distances, much to his chagrin. He is still getting used to his body.

 

 

 

 

 

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@Burnmad: Barius, Providence, Morangad, Ollem approved.

@Onaku: Iradra, Arkius, and Okuo approved, although I thought the power in the kualsi dagger was to teleport to where the blade landed... In any case, this version is fine. 

@TL01 NUVA: Keitara approved (illumination kraata previously approved as custom kraata type in Rebirth).

@pokemonlover360: Kilo and Ysocla approved.

@Conway: Irna, Parnassus, and Detsu approved.

@Harvali: Bode approved

@BULiK: that's a ... large airship profile... you got there. Kahu is approved. For the Taku, please make a clear weakness for the lightstone/heatstone Machine Guns. Once that is clearly defined, Taku is approved

Edit: @BULiK, I see you've made several additions and changes that basically boil down to "this gun needs time to work" and "if you hit this gun when it's powered up it could explode" so I'll take that as a solid change. Taku approved.

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Name of ACR: Chimera

ACR's Faction/Homebase: Nektann's Warband

Pilot of ACR: Barius

Type of Heartlight: Rahi/Skakdi (Dual)

Physical Description: A hulking beast born of the crude but calculated smashing-together of two different ACRs, the Chimera is a dense mass of twisted metal plate and hydraulic power. At a glance, one can guess that the E Street Skakwagon has lost its transformative capability in the modifications made by its new owner. Vaguely humanoid in shape, though extremely stout and with a severely hunched back, the uninitiated might doubt the possibility for an operator to safely fit within the confines of the armor. Nonetheless, Barius has taken the utmost care to ensure his ability to enter the ACR with ease and rapidity: The upper torso of the frame splits open in order to reveal the heavily-armored center, where just enough room exists for Barius' bulky form. Such a view into the Chimera's interior also allows the passive observer to begin to comprehend the unique nature of the war machine's construction. Amidst the mass of thick hydraulic lines and crammed weapon systems, the distinct glows of two different cores can be seen. As the torso slides back together and the massive mech plods off to battle, one thing becomes obvious; though the strengths of the two component ACRs have been combined in the Chimera, their respective weaknesses may also linger within the colossal construction.

Flamethrower: The left arm of the Chimera is mounted with a flamethrower, the nozzle protruding just past the wrist. A thick hose connects to an internal, back-mounted tank, which contains a slow-burning, sticky substance, not unlike napalm. Although terrifying in the damage it can do to flesh, the weapon is of little use against enemy armor. While difficult to cut through, and run beneath the thick armor plating wherever possible, the fuel line for the weapon is a linchpin of its construction, and should its exposed portions be severed, the system would become inoperable. The fuel tank, though covered with armor, is still somewhat vulnerable to rupture, and presents a fire hazard to the interior of the ACR. Barius has insulated the pilot's compartment from liquids, so direct contact is unlikely; however, the heat would quickly render the ACR uninhabitable, nonetheless, prompting a quick egress from its pilot.

Cordak Cannon: Moved from its chest position in the E Street, this weapon has lost its secrecy and a great deal of its armor by being relocated to the right shoulder. Nonetheless, its potent and bombastic power remains a threat to anyone in its path. The heavy cordak rounds, designed to penetrate armor prior to exploding, are somewhat less effective against pedestrian combatants (though still more than deadly on a direct hit), but are highly lethal towards enemy ACRs, and especially their pilots. Limited by its range, the Chimera's cannon is also the most vulnerable of its systems, being exterior to most of the rig's thick armor plating. A particularly strong impact could take the thing out. Additionally, its ammo is somewhat limited, only being plentiful enough for 3 highly dangerous volleys-- a decision made to mitigate the risk of an ammunition explosion, posed by the cordak's volatile nature.

Hydraulic Power: Same as ever, Barius' preferred weapon is brute strength, and this shows in his preservation and enhancement of his former ACR's system of hydraulic lines. Bolstered to handle the increased weight of the walker, and more protected than ever beneath its armor plating, the lines that run through the Chimera keep its strength and speed at the same level as before, if not greater. More than capable of crushing pedestrians to paste, or ripping enemy armor to shreds, the system does, however, still retain its former weakness: The range of motion allowed by the ACR's thick armor is even lesser than it once was. The armor cannot join its hands behind its back or over its head, or turn its torso without moving its legs. Moreover, if its lines are sufficiently damaged - well-protected as they may be - the entire construction becomes dead in the water. Barius has taken care to ensure that he can force the torso open to allow his egress manually, but in the midst of combat, with the Chimera's moving parts warped by damage, that may prove more difficult than in the garage.

Overdrive: An entirely new capability, this system is born of the Chimera's unique nature as a dual-core ACR. While one core on its own is not enough to animate the hulking thing, two produce a bit more power than is needed, and this energy is charged over time in order to be expended in short, powerful bursts. When utilized, the ACR's overdrive function greatly increases its already considerable speed and strength, making it a nightmare on the battlefield, while also overcharging the mech's elemental nullifiers to create a rudimentary energy shield. Of course, all this power comes with a cost; at the conclusion of the burst, which lasts about a minute in the best of conditions, one of the ACR's cores becomes temporarily incapacitated, leaving the Chimera sluggish and weak. Furthermore, the nullifier overcharge fries its circuits, leaving the thing partially vulnerable to elemental attacks until it can be repaired. The burst also takes a while to charge, making it a definitive 'once-per-encounter' ability. Additionally, even without using the burst, if either of the Chimera's cores were to be damaged, it would be similarly weakened.


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