Unit 1: Bohrok Chronicles
From the teaching guide of Alias from the institute of Ga-Wahi
Welcome to you’re first science lesson. We’re going to start on the anatomy of the Bohrok and the Bohrok Kal. I hope you brought your notepads, let’s start. (The parts in brackets are not part of the lesson plan. It just makes it easier for the human readers.)
The word Bohrok is derived from the word Bohr, as in the atomic diagram the Bohr model, discovered by Neil Bohr. This makes sense, as the Bohrok itself resembles a perfect sphere. The Bohrok insignia shows a nucleus near the top, with a series of orbits below. Also note the sign for “The Power of Silver” has orbits itself, (Note comic #10) not to mention silver is a pure substance. (This part is dedicated to my tenth grade science class teacher for the bohr idea)
Of Bahrag and nests
Before the Bohrok are constructed, the Bahrag queens, in thirty-seven separate locations (36 regular, 1 Kal), lay the chambers. These chambers, or ‘eggs’, have the basic instructions of creed, powers and krana inside, and may contain six to fifty egg canisters. There are over 1000 recorded Bohrok stored near Po-Wahi awaiting transformation into Boxor defence vehicles.
The basic ingredients
Before the Bahrag lay their eggs, they search for rocky walls rich in mineral ore. Once they find these areas, the Bahrag dig out the areas into huge, smooth caverns. After they lay the eggs, the chambers shoot out tiny veins, which drain the ore from the outside, to the inside of the chamber itself.
The first part to take shape is the basic body element. The body element starts out a purplish grey colour, and forms out of its ‘umbilical cord’ (to us, this is the part the Bohrok hang from in their case). Next to form is the basic head shape and elastic neck. After this, the arm and leg joints take form, as well as the main neck control muscle. Soon, the legs and arms have been formed, and the krana ‘casing’ is complete, with the beginning image of the particular Bohrok’s krana. Last to form is the eyes and teeth, which are both pure white before ejection, and the hand and head shields, where neither have any distinguishing form. The krana is currently organic mush.
The ejection of the Bohrok from its canister decides the creed of Bohrok and final shape of its krana. The speed of its ejection solely decides the colour of the Bohrok. The faster the ejection, the lighter the colour. This means that the Kohrak blazes out of its canister, while, in comparison, the Nuhvok almost falls out.
Because they wanted to make sure that, in case of their ‘unlikely’ demise, the Bahrag queens set out to find an area far away from the original Bohrok swarms, to construct a tunnel with a combination of mineral ore and a mineral resembling protodermis called vitodermis in it’s soil. Such a place could only be found deep under Mata Nui’s warm soil. Being parked upright forced the six Bohrok ‘princes’ to crawl out from their canisters. This allowed them to ‘soak’ in the energies, proven by the full coating of the forehead and hand shields. And to gather even more energy, they absorbed more powers from their corrosponding Bohrok canisters!
Because they need to crawl out, the hand shields are etched via the technique of exiting. The Gahlok Kal and the Tahnok Kal shoot their hands out of the canister, suffering less damage to their ‘claws’, showing fewer fractures on the disk-like surface. Kohrak Kal and Nuhvok Kal use a ‘spinning’ technique, giving them a well-balanced serrated design. Finally, Pahrak Kal and Lehvak Kal’s shields suffered great damage by grabbing onto the lid of their enclosure, to show physical superiority.
The Krana Kal look like the regular krana, yet are composed of the component silver and other metallic compounds. Yet little is known about their purpose, what with the extreme elemental powers the Kal currently possess. All that is known, is in the prophecies of Vakama and the recordings of Takua, The silver Krana Kal Xa must be touched to the Bahrag to free them from their slumber. Also, when forming the Nuva Cube, it projects a shield around the Bohrok Kal to prevent them from ambush
To every Queen, there is a King. Just below the Bahrag and Toa battle grounds, lies the remains of a large beast, known as the Bahrag King. From the area surrounding, the ground was flattened by the immense mating ritual conducted here. and judging by the wound inflictions on the body, the ritual was similar to that of the red fikou, ending with the mate, or mates killing the male animal.
Much research is going into the Bohrok Va, the Silver Krana and the Bohrok Nui. Also note, this is a very fictitious article, and though it fits into the Bionicle Saga, the Lego Company has no affiliation with this.