Haman Karn: A Magical Girl Posted August 28, 2021 Share Posted August 28, 2021 The Wahi: Po-Wahi is the Stone region on Mata Nui, located in a large desert with many canyons. The desert is a large, rocky expanse, located in the north of the island. It consists mainly of the Motara Desert, canyons, plateaus, and rocks. The area has a coastline as well, where Leva Bay is situated. As the Koro has industrialized so has the rest of the Wahi. Roads and Iron Mahi railways crisscross the region, avenues of trade that carry the denizens and their belongings between the various settlements or other Koros. Important regions and landmarks include: Motara Desert: A mostly empty desert covering the vast eastern portion of Po-Wahi. The occasional wild herd of solitary Rahi can be found here but the main points of interest are the various rail lines that allow for fast and safe passage across the wastes. Tiro Canyon: A large canyon in Po-Wahi. Leva Bay: A bay located off the northern coast of Po-Wahi. The coastal settlement of Ostia is located here. Trading ships can often be seen navigating its waters, although those who wish to ply these currents should take care — the more remote nature of the waterways has resulted in a lower priority for Sentinel patrols, resulting in higher pirate activity. The Po-Wahi Quarry: A large, canyon-enclosed area of Po-Wahi, it is here that the Po-Matoran mine stone for their famous carvings. In it can be found six large statues of the First Toa’s Kanohi, and these statues serve as doorways to the various sections of the quarry, unlocked by means of small keys emblazoned with the symbols of the Elements. Of late the quarry has expanded in both size and function. Deep pits and tunnels have been driven into the hard stone of the Wahi. Metal and stone pour forth in large quantities to feed the ever-growing industrial needs of the island. Despite the increase in size however, the denizens have always been sculptors of high repute and skill. The entire work zone is filled with decorative sculptures in a dizzying array of styles and forms. The Path of Prophecies: A road flanked by carvings, leading to the village of Po-Koro, created by the Po-Matoran Carver Hafu soon after the Matoran established the village of Po-Koro. At the road's end is the entrance to Po-Koro, which is carved into the mouth of a large Matoran head. Forsi: Formly little more than a military outpost, Forsi has exploded in size due to the ideal location it holds for trade between the Koros of Water and Stone. Like all of the Stone towns it has both an Iron Mahi station and a large radio complex that is capable of sending and receiving messages over great distances. Ostia: A port settlement built into the cliffs along Leva Bay. Like all Po-settlements it is connected to the others by an Iron Mahi railway and powerful radio station. Deep clefts have been cut into the walls. Support columns make sure that the various tiers of the town remain stable. Lightstone sconces set periodically into the rock provide illumination within the otherwise poorly lit interior. Heavy duty lifts provide the primary method of travel between the various levels, although spiraling ramps and stairways exist as backup means of transportation. While the town is far from lawless it does have a higher crime rate than any of the other Po-settlements. Pirates have to spend their coin somewhere and while any known criminals who show up are promptly arrested, it is often hard to pick out specific identities while fighting someone on the deck of another ship. The many backstreets and taverns in the port give ample areas for hidden deals and dubiously legal meetings to take place. Blackrock: An old fortress of the Brotherhood of Ak’rei’an. In the past, a combined force of Ga-Koro Marines and Po-Koro Sentinels drove the Brotherhood from this place. Battle damages, as well as sandstorms and stone pilferers, reduced the dormant Blackrock to ruins. After being eradicated from Darkmine in Onu-Wahi, though, the Brotherhood has returned to Blackrock and started to reconstruct the crumbling place. As they were working to rebuild a group of adventurers followed them and launched a second assault. The aftermath of the explosive battle left the former fortress as little more than scattered rubble and empty foundations. The Dark Walk: One of six large tunnels dug by Makuta’s Rahkshi during the final days of his rule. Large enough to encompass a walking legion, it runs directly from the doorstep of the Koro down into Mangaia. It exudes a definite aura of odiousness, and is generally avoided. A fortified Sentinel outpost has been constructed over the opening and armed with a myriad of lethal defenses. While passage is allowed within the Dark Walk, it is watched carefully and those entering and leaving are recorded. The Koro: Led by Akiri Renaka Lichtgheist, Po-Koro lays nestled in a canyon valley in the northern part of the desert. What was once a humble village has exploded in a myriad of ways. It now fills the entire canyon at the end of which it once nestled. The old village has primarily been given over to space for administration offices, while a second and third layer have been constructed outside the old walls. Each one is separated from the others and the outside by a large wall of steel-reinforced stone. The middle section is mostly residential while the most recently-created zone is industrial. Each zone has shops and restaurants scattered throughout, what they specialize in often depending on which section of the Koro they have set up in. A multi-Koro effort has seen the entire city turned into a fertile oasis. Water from deep underground rivers flows up and irrigates the rich imported soils. A variety of plantlife from across the island have been planted everywhere, their colors and fragrances existing alongside cooling fountains. All together they turn the koro into an island of pleasant if busy life in the midst of a wasteland. Ecological changes are far from the only transformations that the town has gone through either. The growing size has prompted the construction of an internal tram system. Miniature versions of the Iron Mahi roam the districts, carrying people to their varied destinations in ease and comfort. A matured version of the inter-Koro telegram system exists within Po-Koro as well, allowing private citizens to contact each other from the comfort of their own homes. A generous amount of space has been set aside within the industrial sector for the new Onu-Po Academy. Bright minds from both Koros meet here. Old designs are refined and new ones created. It should be noted however, that not all knowledge is shared between the two groups. Certain technologies have been deemed state secrets and restricted from exportation. Akiri player: @Silvan Haven 3 Quote ＳＡＹ ＩＴ ＯＮＥ ＭＯＲＥ ＴＩＭＥ ＴＥＬＬ ＭＥ ＷＨＡＴ ＩＳ ＯＮ ＹＯＵＲ ＭＩＮＤ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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