A light flipped on and I blinked and looked around. The room was still dark, except for a tiny bulb high above me. Looking down I saw my feet were cuffed to a chair, and my wrists were bent back behind me. I cricked my neck and sighed, I had woken up only a few minutes ago. The Bara Magna invasion hadn't gone completely as planned.
"Hello Nektann," said a deep voice. "Long time no see?"
I recognized the voice immediately and straightened up, quietly looking for ways out of the room. All the walls were solid rock, likely put up by a Toa of Stone. Maybe Pohatu. "Oh yes," I said to stall. "Tobduk. Haven't seen you since that little business on Nynrah."
"Seems your loyalties have shifted," Tobduk said.
Continuing to look around, I looked back ahead of me at the wall I assumed Tobduk was behind. "I follow my own loyalties," I said. "Or those of somebody with greater power than I. I assume we lost? I'm curious to exactly how Mata Nui pulled out the victory."
Tobduk laughed. "The Makuta is dead! The universe, the robot, is destroyed. We're here on Spherus Magna now."
I pretended not to be shocked at the revelation. "Is that anything like Bara Magna?"
"New and improved," Tobduk said. "We're starting a jail here, and we figured you should be its first occupant. This is an interrogation Nektann."
"Tobduk," I said. "Are you a member of that Order of Mata Nui?"
"Yes," he said. "And we're going to be running the government here. I apologize, but Tahu cannot be in charge. He's good enough to beat you at any rate."
"A minor tactical error," I said.
"So tell me," Tobduk said. "What did he promise you?"
"Nothing short of Bara Magna," I said. "And I intend to keep to that promise."
Tobduk laughed. "As far as we know, there isn't even another Makuta to give it to you!"
That was the last straw. I activated my third power and slipped out of my cuffs. My third power allowed slime to secret on my body, to escape being captured. I hadn't used it in 10,000 years. Quickly I moved at the stone and began punching at it. All the while Tobduk just laughed. "Little Skakdi, with nowhere to go," he said. "This is solid stone."
"Then how are you talking to me?" I asked, turning and lunging at the sound of his voice. I feel right through the illusion and on top of Tobduk. I Flash Visioned his eyes, and he screamed in annoyance. I hopped to me feet and ran through twisting corridors and mazes that were all covered in darkness. I was Nektann, feared Skakdi warlord, and I had never been so afraid.
Gahbrei was standing next to her boyfriend's Thornatus V9. For the record, he had been pretty badly beaten up by some Rahkshi thing that had a supersonic scream, and another magnetic one that crumpled his armor. Perditus was always 'accident prone' Gahbrei liked to call it. So now she was watching his vehicle as some Agori stitched him back together in the jail/hospital combo. She ran through the scenario in her mind again, trying to comprehend what just happened.
"Okay," she muttered. "Ignore WHERE they came from. The analog to Agori is Matoran. They come in about 15 different flavors, similar to our tribes. They do the hard-labor. Then, if they're lucky, they'll get infused power and transform into Toa. Toa are like me, a Glatorian. Except they have masks that control powers, and they can control elemental powers. Like Ackar. And if you have a special Golden Armor suit you basically have tons of powers and your name is Tahu. Then once you've been a Toa for a while you turn into a Turaga, little old wise men that are back to Matoran size. And that's just one species."
There was a crash from inside the building, but Gahbrei didn't here it. "Okay, so now the WHERE. They were in a universe INSIDE a giant robot that went around named Mata Nui. It was supposed to heal the planet. But Mata Nui was kind of ineffective, so he got taken over by Makuta, a bad guy, and was sent here in a mask. Then Mata Nui made a body, saved us from Skrall, and got in the old robot that was our homes to fight Makuta who was here in Mata Nui's OLD body. They had a big fight where Mata Nui pulled the moons BACK which reformed the planet. And a piece of one of the moons conked Makuta on the head, killing him, and the Matoran went out of the universe into our planet. Mata Nui then used the mask to re-prettifiy everything, then his robot disintegrated, and he went BACK in the mask and fell asleep."
Gahbrei sighed. "This is ridiculous, just ridiculous."
Then, bursting from the door was a blue armored man, wearing a scowl on his face. Or a smile. "And that is a Skakdi," Gahbrei muttered. "Vicious, evil..." It then occurred to her that maybe the Toa hadn't exactly planned for him to escape. And he was bearing down right on her.
"Stop right there!" Gahbrei yelled. "I'm a Glatorian, and I'm not a pushover!" Suddenly she couldn't see and crumbled to the ground. Hey Mata Nui, could you get the rest of us elemental powers? I'd really like to flash fry this guy just about now.
I leaped over the red Glatorian female and jumped in the tan vehicle she was guarding. The controls were similar to must normal vehicles, and he began to speed away from the facility. I bet I can band together a little group, stake out a territory. A whole planet is a whole different ballgame after all. Suddenly there was a mini explosion on the vehicle's big wheel. I turned to see a blue vehicle gaining on me, a sleeker motorcycle with the Glatorian in it. Even more astounding, I wasn't driving over sand, but a picturesque meadow. Okay, time to take out this joker. A Fire female? What a laugh.
Spinning the vehicle, I tugged on controls to try and fire the big silver guns. Concussive force fired, but only hit the bike, causing it to spin. Frantically I turned and kept driving, and saw a jungle beginning to materialize in the distance. The bike was almost behind me now.
"Who are you!" the girl yelled.
"Nektann," I said. "Ruggedly handsome Skakdi warlord."
We were in the jungle now, moving through trees with a roaring river to our left.
"Gabrehi!" she yelled. "A Glatorian. You stole my boyfriend's bike!"
Boyfriend? I thought. "Too bad," I muttered.
"Three!" she started to yell, her bike now hitting my wheel. "Two!" Suddenly I began to hear a roaring. "ONE!"
She fired again, and I shot forward, moving, moving, until I tumbled right off a giant waterfall.