It was still dark out in the forest of Bora Gotas. A forest filed with many tree animals that usually come out at night. Suddenly two Matoran ran through the forest, ending the silence that filled the air. Leaves ruffled and the grass churned, the owls hooted and wolves howled. This is the story of death, of a horrendous murder that occurred a year before the world fell apart.
A Matoran of Fire and a Matoran of Air pant, their heavy breathing can be heard through the dead silence of the forest.
“I think we lost them.” Said the Fire Matoran.
“We could have gotten killed out there.” Protested the Le-Matoran.
These two Matoran have escaped the ambush on a caravan that was heading through a path not too far from the forest. The Le-Matoran is part of the Vanguard class, a class of soldiers that specialize in disk launcher attacks. The Ta-Matoran is just a driver, he was saved by the Le-Matoran from being killed by a Berserker Bot that was about to shoot him. The Matoran caught their breath and continued heading north, towards a village that had an outpost.
“Do you think they’ll catch us?” The Ta-Matoran asked.
“If they did, I’ll blow their heads off.”
Little did they know that a drone was watching them. A few minutes later, they arrived at the village. The villagers let them in, seeing that they are part of the Solis Magna Defense Force.
“Here we at outpost Omega 10 Daorn, now let’s go talk the general in this outpost.”
Daorn is the Ta-Matoran. He wears an orange Ruru, and has special plating in his armor that can withstand large blasts. He used to be like all Ta-Matoran, but ever since the war he had to join seeing that his village was murdered by an army of robots.
“Leowa, do you think I’ll become a soldier like you?” Asks Daorn.
“It just takes courage to be one, and stay valiant till death.”
Leowa is the Le-Matoran. He became a Vanguard after he took a fallen soldier’s disk launcher, and fired it at the Giant Robot. He wears a teal colored Miru, with burnt black staining on it, due to a faulty disk that went off in his disk launcher. The duo enter the outpost and speak to the general.
“General, we’ve come to give you our report.” Leowa says to the general.
“What is the situation soldier? Has the caravan made it to its destination?”
“No sir, Daorn and I were the only ones that made it out alive.”
The general walks up to Daorn. He hands him a rifle and salutes him.
“Daorn, for your bravery in battle, I hereby make you an honorary soldier of the Solis Magna Defense Force.” The general says, saluting him.
Just as he hands him his new position, bomb blasts go off. The village comes on fire, people are scrambling for cover. Berserkers fire away at any straggler running away in fear.
“It’s an all-out attack; we need to drive them out of here.”
Soldiers are seen firing away with their machine guns and disk launchers. Berserkers go down one by one, bullet holes penetrating its armor. Leowa heads in to help out the effort, but then a Giant appears; armed with an ion cannon that will kill everyone with just a few blasts. It charges up its cannon, electricity can be seen surging through its blades.
“Look out he’s about to fire.” Yelled a vanguard soldier.
They fired as fast as they could, but it would take those hits like nothing. It then pointed its cannon arm at the soldiers and, phew, phew. It fired two shots, obliterating the troops that were caught in that blast. Some were running, but could not run fast as the second blast killed them. One of them was Leowa, he was killed in the second blast. His body armor scattered, tissue pieces littered the floor, and mask lying on the ground.
Daorn could not stand seeing his friend that he knew, being killed right before his eyes. He was incased in fear, the world was going slow as he stood there. The general was yelling at him to help out in the fight, but he did not hear. It was only until he saw the general flying in the air by the impact of a blast from a Berserker. He then looked at the berserker; it laughed at him as it approached slowly, reloading its cannon for another shot. But Daorn was tired of having fear, tired of this murder that was happening in front of him and him not helping those that are wounded or even those trying to push them out.
He aimed his rifle directly at its eye, making sure not to miss this shot.
“This one’s for the general.”
POW, he fired the shot and the bullet went straight through its eye and exited by the back, sending metal and sparks to fly. The berserker fell down; systems shutting down. The Giant saw him and prepared to annihilate him, but he saw its move and fired his entire magazine into its head.
“That on was for Leowa!” He yelled as the giant fell down.
He reloaded and went on to destroy fifteen more bots, but there was too many. They closed in on him and fired away, leaving almost no trace of him at all. All that was left was the bottom piece of his Ruru.
To this day this battle came to be known as The Murder on Outpost 10. One of the most gruesome battles in the SMDF history.
(note they did not surrender, but they did run at first.)