Posted Aug 03 2012 - 07:06 AM
The time has come.The Adventures of Tahu: ConsequenceChapter 10: A New EraIn Artakha… Nuhrii followed Artakha up the big-long—“Narrator! Stop with the –speak!!!”“Oh, come on, would it kill you to call the language-accent by its name?”“I can’t be killed, first of all, and second of all, I DON’T CARE!!!”“He’s the shortstop,” Narrator answered, attempting to make a joke with his master.“WHATEVER, JUST STOP THE –SPEAK!!!” TN:TS screamed.“Fine, you win.” Yeesh. Anyway, Nuhrii followed Artakha up the long and winding stairs to a big laboratory that was easily 200 times larger than Nuju’s. “Wow…how did you get a laboratory this big?” Nuhrii queried. “I created it,” Artakha said, pointing to his mask.“With the Mask of Creation?”“Yes, but more properly known as the Kanohi LEGO. No one calls it that, for some reason…creativity is rare in the real world.”A wall with the number 4 painted on it shattered into pieces. Nuhrii ran to the remains of it, but the remains fell into a trapdoor. Another fourth wall sprang up from its place. “Whoa…what in the name of the Great Beings is this?”“Oh, it’s my fourth wall breaker. Whenever someone breaks the fourth wall, a steel fist punches through this fourth wall right here. After that, the remains of the wall fall into a trapdoor and a new wall is brought up.”“Wow. How many fourth walls do you have?”“Probably enough to last ten seasons,” Artakha said as the fourth wall shattered. “But this isn’t the reason I brought you here. No, you came here to become a Toa.”Nuhrii froze. ”What…”“Yes, you heard me correctly. You are to be part of the Toa Daxia, and yes, others have gone through the same problems as you. Now, I was in trouble, but some other Matoran had to go through dangerous things to become a Toa. I think Macku had to survive six levels of Fruit Ninja without using Bomb Deflects, and then get the Water Blade. Then she had to slice the rare Toa Stone…I think it took hours for her to do.”“Wait…so I need a Toa Stone to become a Toa? But I have the Fire Flower!”“Yes, but a weak Toa Stone, created by the Toa Metru during the Visorak invasion of Metru Nui. It needed a boost, so you had to obtain the fire flower, or else when you used the Toa Stone you would explode.”“Nice. Very nice. So, do you have it?”“Yes, come with me,” Artakha said, pointing to a Kini-Nui. They walked over to it, and several minutes later, a new Toa was born.In Vulcanus… The battle had grown to an enormous size, with nearly all the legions of Skrall and most of the Glatorian participating. The rest of Vulcanus was desecrated too, under the orders of Tuma and Makuta.“Get that mask!” the two yelled at the 412th legion. The legion caught up to the Ignika, but was instantly vaporized in a flash of light. The two winced. “How on Bara Magna—“ Tuma shrieked, sending another legion to their untimely death. “Oh, it wants to destroy the universe, so it’s killing all of the Skrall. Much safer way.” “So…won’t he target us, then?” Tuma queried, moving his Skopio further. “Yeah, most likely,” Makuta said. “Unless we get control of that mask and go back to my world, we’re done for.” “What? But I thought you hated that place!” “Well…the truth is…” Makuta said, trailing off. “The Brotherhood of Makuta has been disbanded. I work as vice dictator in the Orderly Empire, and my leader, the dictatress, Helryx, has had her position sabotaged.” “So what you’re trying to say is that you were lying before and your empire is on the verge of death?” “Unfortunately, yes. It all started with this warrior, or Toa, that wanted to leave our world. We tried to stop him, but he escaped. Then this giant—“ “I don’t care anymore,” Tuma said, jumping out of his Skopio. “You betrayed me. And you will die for that.”Outside the Remains of Arena Vulcanus… “Watch out, Ignika!” Ackar yelled, decapitating a Skrall.Ignika focused his power and released it, in a humongous oval that resembled the Cordex. “Oh, don’t worry about me. Your Glatorian friend has gone on to save the fire Toa, the ice Glatorian is taking care of Stronius, and…well…never mind.”A horde of Vorox swarmed in, attacking the Skrall brutally. Their leader sat in a Baranus V7 and rode up to Ackar. “Malum! You’re alive? We thought the Skrall imprisoned and killed you eighteen years ago!” Ackar exclaimed upon seeing the exiled one. “No prison can hold me,” Malum said, pinching his claws together. Fire instantly sprung up from his armor, burning a Skrall nearby. “What…but how…” Ackar said, setting his sword on fire. “That mask freed me by giving me the power of fire,” Malum said. “I owe it one.” With that, the former Glatorian set out to duel Stronius.In Vulcanus… “I…will not fall,” Tuma said, blocking yet another strike from the vice dictator. “Sure about that?” Makuta queried, slashing off one of Tuma’s Skrall blades. “If you concede, you won’t fall—to death, at least,” Makuta said, pushing Tuma towards a cliff. “Concede? No—never. I am the last of the elite class of Skrall, and it would be quite disgraceful if I gave up. No—I will fight to the bitter end,” the leader said, knocking Makuta down. “Oh, well, your loss,” Teridax said, knocking a wave of shadow into the warrior, which ate his limbs off. Before long, Tuma found himself in the same predicament as Vastus, except this time, he had the Staff of Shadows against his neck. “Perhaps you do not know who I truly am. I am Makuta Teridax, former leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta and current vice dictator of the Orderly Empire. I wear upon my head the Kanohi Kraahkan, Mask of Shadows. And I have beaten the “greatest” Skrall warrior there is, and I will crush him now unless he concedes. “ Tuma sighed. “Fine, I concede. But this does not make you the leader of the—ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !!!! !!!! !!!” Makuta smiled. Now to find that giant, he thought. And that mask too.Outside the Remains of Arena Vulcanus… “Oh, don’t worry, fire warrior,” BH said, looking down at Ackar. The ex-Matoran had shrunk more, but was still 500,000 feet tall. On his back, shadow leaked out in a purple smoke, making the sky of Vulcanus look like Subspace. “You can’t hurt me, and neither can your puny Nuva—ARGH, THAT REALLY HURT!”“Well, folks, it looks like we’ve located and found the big-giant being’s sweet spot,” Lewa said. “Weird,” Kopaka said, looking at the shadow cloud. “Is it just me, or did that cloud get bigger, and Ahkmou smaller?”“Black Hole! The name is Black Hole, you cool dudes!”“Oh, please,” Makuta said, walking up to the foot where BH was experiencing pain and smiting it. “You’re still that Matoran we all know and—well, all know.” The power of the blow sent a shadow bolt out of the giant, which crashed down on the 269th legion of Skrall and made a dark crater in the ground, which would later be named Black Hole. “What?!?” BH screamed, shrinking another 200,000 feet. “How did you—ARGH!” “That’s fer jus’ existin’,” Stronius said, clubbing the sweet spot. “An’ plus, yah killed a big an’ great portion o’ my Skrall. You’ll pah fer dat.” “Oh, so I’m the bad guy,” BH said, now at 100,000 feet. “I was crushed by the remains of that teleporter you made, Teridax. You tried to kill me, and now you will be killed.” BH picked up Teridax, and started to crush the helpless Makuta.Suddenly, Toa Ignika rose up, going face to face against the giant. “He will not be killed,” Ignika said, touching BH’s arm with his mask. In seconds, Ahkmou was shrunk to his original form. “You owe me,” he said to Makuta before disappearing in a golden vortex.“Ugh,” Ahkmou said, waking up. “What happened? Where am I?”“Nothing at all,” Makuta said, looking up into the slowly closing vortex. “Should we go?” he asked Stronius. “Nah,” Stronius said, watching the portal close. “We owe dat mask-spirit ting. An’ plus, ah got ta deal wit yah, fer killin’ Tuma.” Together the Skrall warriors, Makuta, and Ahkmou went off to Roxtus. Ackar sighed, looking up at the sunrise. The shadow cloud disappeared in the newfound light, but was all well? “Will that fire Toa be all right?” Ackar queried, standing beside Raanu. “Oh, don’t worry,” Raanu said, looking towards where the portal to the prison room once was. “I’m sure the odds will be ever in their favor.”In Daxia Fortress… Helryx thought as the shadow ball grew bigger and bigger. And after all the search missions, all the interrogations, and all the battles, it all comes down to this? Being destroyed by a shadow vortex? This is unbelievable…sadface.Suddenly, a strange red and gold figure appeared in the middle of the room. “At last…in Daxia Fortress,” he said to himself. Blaze looked up. “Whoa…Von Nebula? How did you get here so fast?”“I’ve been here a week. This means that it took a week to teleport for you, but it took only moments for me to get here and kill that yellow being.” “Hmmm…and you’d think that after eighteen years Hero Factory would have better technology. Well, at least they created me,” Blaze said, stepping towards the criminal. “To bring you back.”“Nope, not a chance,” VN said, releasing the shadow ball. Suddenly, time slowed.A golden vortex swirled where the Vahi was, and the once orange mask became completely gold as time did slow. “Slow, slow, slow!” the spirit of the Vahi said.Yes, thank you, Helryx thought, opening the doors with her mind. They swung open, but the shadow ball was coming closer and closer to the two.“No!” Axonn and Berix screamed together, jumping in front of the two just in time. Time started to go faster as the two fell. Axonn’s armor was burnt badly; however, he was in better shape than Berix, who lay on the floor motionless.“No! Berix!” Tahu yelled, dropping onto his knees and looking at the being that had saved him from liquid sand, brought him to a Glatorian battle, and even helped damage Black Hole. “Berix…are you okay?”Berix blinked. His entire body was blackened, with some bits of purple peeking out; but his eyes were as green as they were a day ago. “I…was…useless. No one…cared…except…Tarduk…and Kiina…sometimes Ackar. But you were the…fourth…to be my friend…and I knew…I would do anything to help you.”“Oh, of course I was the fourth. Of course. But why—““I...was never much help to anyone. But you…will be something great…you already are…the best thing that happened to Bara Magna.” The Agori’s voice was hoarse, but he smiled. “Unity. Duty. Destiny,” Berix said as he took a coin from his satchel and placed it into Tahu’s hand.“Berix…” Tahu said, looking at the coin. I’m too lazy to describe it, but it’s that coin Berix gave Mata Nui at the end of The Legend Reborn. “Brother, I will never forget you.”“Neither will I, brother.” Berix, before Tahu’s eyes, turned into blackened water, which soon evaporated into the sky.Tahu stared at where Berix had died, paying no attention to Takanuva and the Voya Nui beings come in, as well as Nuhrii and his Toa Team, named the Toa Daxia. Together they took down Von Nebula, and Tahu looked up to see Gali and Kiina with tears in their eyes. “He’s gone,” Tahu said, tears flowing out of his eyes. He stood up to see the criminal chained to the wall while Helryx spoke to him.“You came once,” Helryx said, moving side to side. “You were taken down and returned back to your X Factor.”“Hero Factory.” “No talking. You have the right to remain silent. Then you came back, after eighteen years, and thought you could rule the Matoran Universe. Well, you were wrong. Yes, you killed a few beings—“ Helryx said, glancing at the wall and TSO’s head—“but in the end, you were defeated once again. So HA!”“Oh, I’m not done yet,” VN said, breaking out of the chains and grabbing Helryx. “I will never be done.” VN suddenly broke out of his restraints, grabbing Helryx and another being. They dissolved in a purple smoke. After several moments, all the beings cheered.“Well, he’s gone,” Tahu said, turning to Gali. “And he took Helryx with him, so Kiina, we’ve won!”“For the umpteenth time, I’m GALI!” the Toa screamed, slapping Tahu in the face. “Oh no…” Gali said, looking around.“What’s ‘oh no’?” Tahu said worriedly.“Kiina. She’s gone. Which could only mean…”“Oh no,” the two said together. “Von Nebula took her away.”In the Cordex… It seems like a strange place to be at the end of a season, right? But we have come for a reason: unbelievably, Mata Nui never died.Apparently, the Ignika had been put on in Karda Nui…but by a surprised Klakk. The Klakk’s life force was enough to heal Mata Nui, who was moments away from death, but not enough to put him in the Core Processor. The disembodied spirit of Mata Nui lingered in the Cordex, and Ignika was coming to retrieve it.Ignika sat in the center of the Lightstones, charging them up. The body of Toa Ignika disappeared, but its spirit remained dormant…as Mata Nui’s spirit entered. “At last…” Mata Nui said, creating a new body exactly like the 2009 canister set. “I am…the legend reborn.I am the Great Spirit Mata Nui.”End of Season 2To Be Continued…Next up...Season 3: Hero!How was the 2,000 something word season finale?~TN:TS~
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