In a time before time, in an era long forgotten, Mata Nui prepared for his journey to Aqua Magna. This would take longer than the journey itself, as many check ups had to be made in the universe. The place with most need of checking, however was of course, the tail.
The tail was a world of its own, completly cut off from the rest of the universe. Governed by 3 Makuta, it was an experiment to see what the dark beings would do with their great power. There were 3 islands, one for each Makuta; Voka Nui, the Matoran island governed by the isolated Makuta Kask, Vornsalan: the Skakdi populated island controlled by the grand fighter Makuta Kerragio, and lastly Villixia, the domain of the twisted Makuta Kilomix, whose experiments on the population had reduced them all to sick creatures of fear and hate.
These islands lived in relative peace with each other, having no interest in the others affairs, until the cataclysm began.
The Matoran, who were beings of light, were fearful of their leader shunned him and left him in favour of their own village leaders. Makuta Kask was outraged, and disappeared. Seeing a moment of weakness, a Skakdi warlord led an army of his people to invade Voka Nui. Makuta Kerragio, who was furious with this warlord, who acted of his own accord, sent an army of Rahkshi to defeat the renegade army. To defend Voka Nui, six Toa arrived, one for each village. The Piraka were defeated.
However, the celebrations were short. Makuta Kilomix had been watching from the distance and decided to strike when the others were recovering. He sent his own Rahkshi; augmented from his experiments and more powerful.
This all was releasing huge amounts of energy, amounts that Mata-Nui found distasteful. It was not until Kilomix's curiosity got the better of him by finding a secret route to the rest of Mata-Nui's body, that Mata-Nui himself came into action.
The tail was disconnected in flight to Aqua-Magna where it drifted in space for thousands of years, until it arrived on an ocean world far away from Sphereus Magna. the impact sent all the beings inside to a coma which would last centuries.
But, this cataclysm was at an end. The Matoran, waking up to have no memory of the past, found themselves on the beach of Voka Nui with a tall black figure standing above them.
Edited by The Rook, Feb 04 2013 - 11:34 AM.