My name is Mavrah. As an Onu-Matoran, it is my job to record history. Since I am one of the few Matoran that remember the events of The Kanohi Dragon's first attack on Metru Nui -- not the one when it was stopped by Toa Lhikan and his team--the Chief Archivist has asked me to write them down. There are other Matoran who could do this--Kaj, for example--and some of them are writing their own record of events. All of them will be compiled as one record.
I did not personally witness the first sighting of the dragon, but I heard of it from a Ta-Matoran friend of mine. I had heard the news about the dragon in Ta-Metru; our Turaga had announced it across the city. The Ta-Matoran explained it to me.
"It seemed to be on fire," he said. "The weirdest thing about it, though, was that it had what looked like... Kanohi Masks, on its sides."
"Kanohi Masks?" I said.
"Yep," he said. "Don't ask me if they were real or not, though; none of us could determine that, even the most skilled mask-makers."
"The thing burst from the ground near the Great Furnace construction site. It scared me out of my wits. It wasn't hostile, but its smoldering tail did some damage to the Great Furnace. The dragon took off into the sky and went who knows where."
After that, it had been seen occasionally in the sky. I first saw it on a trip to Ta-Metru. I was delivering a message from Kaj to the then current Chronicler, a Ta-Matoran (this was before Kodan became Chronicler). I walked to Ta-Metru as the chute system was not fully operational yet. As I was on my way to the Chronicler's home, a great red dragon flew through the air.
"Look!" said a Ta-Matoran named Kapura. "The dragon is back!"
I got a good look at the dragon. It did seem to have Kanohi Masks on its side. By their very nature, Onu-Matoran name Rahi that they see. I had a name for this beast--the Kanohi Dragon.
The dragon blackened the sky behind it, and I could see what looked like black soot falling from it. I asked Kapura, "Does it always do that when it flies?"
"Yes," he said. "Isn't it amazing?"
I didn't answer; I rushed off to the Chronicler's home. I had something to tell him.
I arrived at the Chronicler's home. "Has anyone named that dragon?" I asked.
"No," he said. "Have you seen it? If so, I think you're the first Onu-Matoran to see it."
"Yes, and I've got a name for it," I said. "The Kanohi Dragon."
"You'll have to inform the Chief Archivist of that," he said.
I suddenly remembered my original reason for coming here. "Oh yeah, Kaj wishes to inform you that the Onu-Matoran have uncovered a mysterious tablet, buried underground. It details the Brotherhood of Makuta. Most of it is illegible, but some of it is still readable. I have it here." I gave him the tablet.
Unfortunately, that tablet would never go into the records, because the Kanohi Dragon picked that moment to attack the city.
The Ta-Matoran had just taken the tablet from my hand when the dragon attacked. We heard the noise outside and went outside to see what was going on. The dragon was perched upon the roof of a building, swinging its tail, breathing fire. Ta-Matoran ran from it. The Chronicler and I joined them.
The Chronicler and I got separated. I took cover with some other Ta-Matoran, including Kapura, in a building. When we thought the dragon had left, we left the building, only to be attacked by the dragon.
Luckily, the Toa showed up then.
There were 8 of them, that I could see. The smoke did obscure my view a bit, unfortunately. It soon became apparent who was the leader of the team.
"Bomonga, try to contain the beast!" the leader Toa said. "Ice Toa, see if you can slow it down!" He also called for one of the Toa, whose name I failed to hear, to help him evacuate the villagers.
I was the only Matoran brave enough to stay and watch the fight, which is why I'm writing this. I hid from the Toa on a rooftop, which is the reason I'm still alive to write this.
The battle was fierce, and long. At first, the Toa of Ice - there were at least two of them - seemed to be struggling against the creature; then, they were joined by a Toa of Water, and they began to fare better. The Dragon felled one of the Toa, but he -- or she, I don't know -- survived. Bomonga, the Toa of Earth, used his earth power to prevent the monster from travelling to attack the Matoran.
Then, the beast saw me. It tried to come after me. One of the other Toa blocked it. The Dragon breathed fire. The Toa dodged, and the fire destroyed much of the building underneath me.
I was about to decide that was a good sign that it was time to leave when I saw the Ice Toa, with the assistance of the Toa of Water, fell the massive beast.
I later found out that the Toa had been visiting Metru Nui when the dragon attacked, which explained how they were able to get there so soon. I found out who they were. I wanted to speak with Bomonga, the Toa of Earth, but I never got the chance. He never seemed comfortable with the team, and I don't think he was an actual member. I informed the Chief Archivist of my name for the beast, and he accepted it. I did not tell him until recently that I had stayed to watch the fight.
The Leader Toa sent the Toa of Water into the ocean to look for "a likely spot". Later, the Toa took the dragon--the Kanohi Dragon--underwater. They assured us that they had not killed it, but what they did with it remains a mystery. Despite their assurances that the Kanohi Dragon would never attack again, it did, but it seems that someone was behind its second attack. The second time, it was defeated by Lhikan's team of Toa. That battle was much longer, lasting a month.
As for the tablet I gave the Chronicler, it was lost in the attack, and never found. It was presumed destroyed. What it said remains a mystery to this day.
My entry for S&T contest number 7
Edited by Willess12, Jul 02 2014 - 10:13 AM.
Format reconstructed after a BZP glitch. -bones