Aderia Posted November 9, 2019 Share Posted November 9, 2019 (edited) Prequel: Water's Will IPart I: The Ternion Part II: The Sculptors and the Smelters Review: The Ternion Saga Directory A. Story and Character Information Introduction Table of Contents Timeline References Cast of Characters Short Story Prequel Information Fun Facts and Miscellaneous B. Northern Continent Compendium Known Islands and Continents Northern Continent Maps The League Conquests C. Review: The Sculptors and the Smelters Table of Contents Characters and Appearances Matoran Civil War News Articles C. Matoran Civil War Guide Overview Resources Maps Economy Overview Formal Economy Informal Economy Currency Sources I. Intro ternion - [ˈtɜr ni ən ] noun, a set or group of three, trio, triad The idea for this epic came from a handful of characters who needed a place in the universe. After many long hours digging through BS01 and some old, beloved Bionicle books, they landed in earlier Matoran Universe history, on the cusp of the Matoran Civil War, and in a world that’s recently recovering from the conquests of the League of Six Kingdoms. There’s so, so much history of the original Matoran Universe, I love it. I do apologize if some sections of writing become too technical - I’ve really enjoyed speculating how the aftereffects of war affected the world. It’s been a nice training-wheels exercise in world-building. Also, to note - I haven’t looked into anything G2 related, so as a disclaimer, everything in the epic is strictly G1- based. Here, in this review topic, I’ve compiled some screenshots and maps that may or may not be as relevant to you as they’ve been to me, but nonetheless, I think would be helpful for an extra-curious reader. It’s been a refreshing adventure to dive back in and write this. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I’ve enjoyed writing! II. Table of Contents Prequel Short Story Water's Will - The tale of the last battle of the Hand of Artakha, and what tides changed the course of the world after. Part 1: The Ternion - A stasis capsule from an era past washes up on the shore of a small coastal town, Uahi, in the north-western region of the Northern Continent. A careful Toa of Fire, the sole guardian of the region so recently desolated by the conquests of the League of Six Kingdoms, is called to investigate. This is the story about what he found that day. Salvaged Trust but Verify Abaki The Ternion Year One Raze Sister Hounded The Historian Lawless The Creator Titan Part 2: The Sculptors and the Smelters - The Matoran Civil War started out as precisely that - Matoran trying to be civil to each other. However, one should never underestimate the passive-aggressive capacity of a slighted Po-Matoran sculptor, nor the one-upping tenacity of a Ta-Matoran smelter. Unfortunately, they both underestimated one another in these regards, and the whole city paid the price. III. Timeline References Reveal hidden contents Most of the Part 1 storyline takes place sequentially, beginning in roughly 79,650 BCG. (source) For chapter 4, here’s the timeline screenshot to indicate when things took place, and the events that are referenced. I love fitting situations into the timeline and writing them out, it’s like a puzzle! Part 2 timeline can be found in the Matoran Civil War Guide. IV. Cast of Characters Reveal hidden contents Ternion Members Erylist - black armor, green highlights, limited stealth-based power set Armonger - six limbs, not counting tail. water breathing, venomous bite, draconic appearance, blue and silver armor, good for camouflage in water. Seja - (like 'Sage-a') six limbs, two of which are metallic raptorial wings with integrated shield technology. dark violet armor. custom Kanohi Suletu Part 1: Matoran Vai - Onu-Matoran historian of Uahi, Kanohi Matatu Ulio - Fe-Matoran leader of Uhai village on the Northern Continent, Kanohi Komau Tirpi - Bo-Matoran fisher, discovers Erylist’s stasis container with Ixie Ixie - Ga-Matoran fisher, discovers Erylist’s stasis container with Tirpi Tengi - Ce-Matoran wrangler from Talozha on the Tren Krom Peninsula, Kanohi Kakama Koer - Po-Matoran trader and vendor from Tren Krom Peninsula, operating out of Stelt recently Part 1: Toa Toa Zoru - Mentioned by name only. Toa of Plasma, Kanohi Volitak. Toa Inokas - Toa of Fire, Kanohi Miru Toa Dustro - (due-stro) Toa of Air, Mask of Laser Vision Toa Hadia - Toa of Psionics Toa Shau - Toa of Sonics Toa Roveka - Toa of Water, Kanohi Arthron Toa Kapias - Toa of Stone, Kanohi Kualsi Toa Baridi - Toa of Earth, Mask of Emulation Toa Meyco - Toa of Iron, temporary Kanohi Kadin Part 1: Other Zimna - a female Vortixx trader Part 1: Canon Characters (cameo appearances, in order of appearance, carefully listed to garner anticipation) Johmak Brutaka Pridak Makuta Icarax Makuta Mutran Dume Hydraxon Helryx Nidhiki Artakha V. Short Story Prequel Info Water's Will - In a time where titans ruled and fought, vying for influence and power in the dawn of the Matoran Universe, one keen Toa of Water sees the need to enact great change, and the opportunity to do so. She takes it. Characters and Appearances Av’Kra - black and white armor, one of Axonn’s species, leader of the Hand of Artakha, wields a war halberd, Mask of Weather Control, weather-based elemental powers (through mask), blizzard, hail, storms, lightning, pressure bursts, etc. Spoiler Malohi - green and brown armor, limited invulnerability, collection of plant-based powers, although doesn’t control plantlife itself (think power-enhancing plant-based Faxon), fights with poisoned broadsword, wears a nonstandard Kanohi Rau. Roughly Brutaka’s size, for reference. The Avohkah Tamer - purple and gold armor, powerless purple Kanohi. quick-travel ability, not literally at the speed of light, though. endurance and maneuverability at high speeds, is able to share speed and abilities that go with it with ‘passengers’ through physical contact, at the cost of halving the speed with each passenger. Energy Hound - a good boy. Seja Armonger Erylist Axonn Helryx Shadow Stealer (not mentioned by name) Orde (not mentioned by name) Karzahni Artakha VII. Fun Facts & Misc. Fun Facts! (may contain minor spoilers) Reveal hidden contents Inokas was planned to be a more swashbuckling, ostentatious Toa of Plasma, but due to the author’s general lack of knowledge of what the heck a Toa of Plasma can do, elementally, and then how to write it out, that was scrapped. (11/15/19) Erylist, until very recently, had a Kanohi Pehkui.(11/22/19) Seja was originally the main character, and all three of them had more powers and abilities, but it became too distracting to try and work with and work into the story. (11/29/19) In the first drafts of the story, Vai was a megalomaniacal Nynrah Ghost, and the creator of the Ternion, who also bought about their downfall. He went through a lot of changes since then. (12/06/19) Early drafts had the main story set just before the Toa/Dark Hunter war, and the Ternion had to stop one of the Shadowed One’s multiple take-over attempts. (12/13/19) The Ternion originally had limited/themed elemental powers as well, but that was scrapped for various reasons. (Armonger - water/plantlife, Seja - air/psionics, Erylist - shadow/gravity) (12/20/19) Specifically for Ch. 8 - Author has recently been using Evernote app on laptop to write, because author likes the elephant logo. But that's not the fun fact, although it is fun, and it is a fact. Apparently the autocorrect feature does its thing, while writing in that app. So, there was a line in the chapter that said "Hydraxon tossed a dried ruki fish", but the author typed it wrong at first, and it autocorrected to "Hydraxon tooted". The author still thinks this is hilarious, and wanted to share the joy with audience. The author has also since deactivated the autocorrect feature on her laptop, although she still appreciates spellcheck. (Bonus fun fact - Y'all are getting a 3-for-1 deal here. Author took a few classes with a girl who got pretty mad at the professor for taking off on spelling for handwritten assignments, because "there was no autocorrect". Author refuses to use autocorrect on any device.) (12/27/19) Erylist's time on the Northern Continent was originally supposed to be one prequel short story, and explanatory pit-stop before hitting the City of Legends. Then she started making friends, and it all kind of snowballed from there. (01/03/20) Despite previous ramblings about auto-correct (see fun fact #7), pre-anti-autocorrect me put in shortcuts for a few words, most notably "glare" and "shrug". Respectively, they show up as ಠ_ಠ and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . I don't know how to turn it off. I've had to go back and quickly edit these out of posts more than once. (01/10/2020) Story-related fun fact. This really was supposed to be a Matoran Civil War related epic. The part about Erylist on the Northern Continent was only supposed to be a prequel chapter or short story at most. Then creative barfing happened, and 45,000 words later, I had all of part 1 written, and am overthinking the actual Matoran Civil War part and can't figure out where to start (01/10/2020). "Water. Ice. Earth. Stone. Fire. Air. Long ago, the six Metru lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the fire Matoran attacked. Only the Turaga, master of all six Metru, could stop them. But when the city needed him most, he vanished. A few hundred years passed, and my brothers and I discovered a new leader. A quarrymaster named Emyk. Although his managerial abilities are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to lead anyone. But I believe Emyk can save the city." - Po-Matoran propaganda, probably (01/17/2020) - The Red Star's revival function will not be a part of this story. Check back here for story updates and expanded reference sections! Thanks for your time, and I hope it was worth your while! Aderia Edited November 1, 2020 by Aderia updates and fun facts! also rediscovered how to use spoiler tags! Quote (disclaimer: none of this banner art is original, I just smooshed it together in gimp. Torchic, Matau) Those pesky firespitters... Library | The Sculptors and the Smelters | The Ternion | Review Topic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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