Listen to the legend of BIONICLE.Long ago in ages past, when the world was young and time had no meaning, the Great Spirit descended from on high: a falling star out of the heavens. He brought us, the peoples called Matoran, to our island paradise; He gave us our masks that we might live, and our Virtues that our lives might have meaning. Unity. Duty. Destiny.We named our island Mata Nui, for the one who gave it to us, and the masks and virtues we held dear. Here we prospered. Our happiness could not last. Mata Nui’s brother, the Makuta, saw how we honored the Great Spirit, and the darkness of jealousy took root in his heart. He cast a spell on the Great Spirit, cast him into a sleep deeper than death—and his corruption threatens our beautiful island. Plants wither at his passing; the earth trembles, and stone crumbles away.No Matoran can stand against him.There is one hope. Ancient prophecies, old when the island was young, tell of six Toa, warriors blessed with the power of the elements, who will drive the Makuta from our home and awaken the Great Spirit from his slumber. They will save us; they must.If they do not, all is lost.
http://pastebin.com/NTBMHnaWpastebin contains important information.welcome to BIONICLE Quest. those of you who were around two years ago might remember that I tried to run this before, when I had no time and shitty prose. Now I have more time and my prose is less shitty.
>>49216454ADRIFTyour canister was built as a disposable delivery mechanism. that it has survived so long is a credit to its creator, a being long gone from this world. it bobs in the endless ocean, targeting systems rusted, thrusters defunct. you know none of this. you know only the sound of water, which laps at the edges of your catatonic mind like the ocean’s swells lap at the thin cylinder wall. you do not dream.---time passes.---until—your silver cylinder slides half ashore. mechanisms hiss and hum; the lid of your canister slides away to reveal a brilliant blue sky: the end of an eclipse. you hear seabirds shriek, and the soft rush of waves on sand. you try to get up. you fail to get up, or even to move your limbs. you’ve fallen apart. as if in response to the realization, your cylinder ejects your parts onto the beach.you’ve arrived.where? you reach for the knowledge and fall in its absence. you do not know what or when or where you are; why is a question you cannot begin to fathom. you don’t even know who you are, and you fight down a rising tide of hysteria.there’s no time to panic. you have a Destiny to fulfill, even if you’ve forgotten it.you begin the painstaking process of piecing yourself together.
Time to shill the /biog/ Discord.https://discordapp.com/invite/wWehshZ
>>49216564what color is your armor? this question will determine your personality and elemental affiliation, so choose wisely. feel free to ask for clarification~[red][blue][brown][yellow][green][white][black]
>>49216600please clarify yellow
>>49216610certainly~choosing yellow results in yellow armor. the canon color scheme for Toa of Lightning, blue and white, does not fit the G1 wave 1 aesthetic.
Three minutes till vote time ends.
>>49216681>>49216623>>49216691>>49216733Brown, Black or White. Choose carefully~and quickly, if possible. I want to get to the fun stuff.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>49216768well brown or white it is. you guys aren't helping!a roll of 1 results in white, a roll of 2 or 3 in brown. dice gods i call upon you.
>>49216837welp, looks like we're be playing the cool guy
>>49216564you fit your arm to its socket and your mask to your face, and with that—Your mind sharpens, resolves into focus. You hadn’t realized you were nauseous—but the nausea is gone. You feel the sea breeze on your mask, and take a second to enjoy the sensation of being whole.A name rises to your attention: Tumahti. It’s your name. There’s no doubt of that. It’s hard-coded into your being on a level beneath even your consciousness.You should have a weapon. Your hands feel empty without one. Another sliver of memory, perhaps? Perhaps.You turn back to the canister to retrieve it.[what is your Toa Tool]
>>49216896a long bardiche.
>>49216896Glider Blades!Basically what Lhikan had in the second movie.
>>49216896SCREW HANDHELD WEAPONSI WANT FEET ADDITIONS
>>49216896One of these.
>>49216896An Ice pick-Chain Whip with a weight on the end.
>>49216982>>49216930little axey for a precise Toa of Ice, but noted.>>49216940snowboard combining?>>49216948GOTTA GO FAST>>49216993I have a personal weakness for kusari-gama.
>>49216993This. Our guy is an Ice Climber Toa.
>>49216948Why not both? Most of the Toa Nuva's weapons doubled as some sort of foot gear.
>>49217071^thishe could just swing it like a lasso and it would impale itself into the cliff, and climbs it 60's batman style
>>49217109>>49216982Could be cool skates.
>>49217071>>49217109>>49217118>>49217124How about this:two ice picks, that can transform into skates. They also have a tether to them that allows for Tumahti to swing/climb/grapple-hook with.
>>49217157Seems OP, but also really cool.
>>49216896The pick fits into your hand as if it was made to; for all you know, it may well have been. The chain is a little awkward, but you settle for looping it in your other hand. You throw the sickle end almost experimentally at the top of your canister, and t pierces the thin metal almost as effortlessly as you pull yourself up. You observe the island before you.There's a lava cliff in front of you, foreboding but not impossible to climb. The black sand of the beach continues under the cliff to your right. To your left you can see the green of a jungle, and behind, you know, is the endless ocean from whence you came. [where will you go? what will you do?]
>>49217257Lava... Is hot.Jungle seems cooler. Lets go jungle.
>>49217257Hey, If we've got the Pick, and the chain, Let's give that cliff a shot. Try out our 60's Batman Climbing skills
>>49217257Junglealso, i think you forgot your trip
>>49217257let's climb the cliff
>>49217257JungleMight as well check out life on the island, and get back into fighting shape with some scraps
>>49217257Jungle. We are a toa of Ice right?
>>49217301You arrive at the base of the lava cliffs. You consider rephrasing your prior mental statement: the lava cliffs are more like lava blades. Obsidian spines, no doubt razor-sharp crisscross the deep gray rock; small lava-red flowers have taken hold and sprouted deep in crevasses. You press gingerly on a spar of obsidian with your pick, hoping it might support your weight, but it cleaves and shatters at the slightest bit of pressure. The resulting shards clatter off the round rocks at your feet and loose themselves beneath them. At second glance, some of the red splashes you took for flowers are molten magma, visible deep in the rock. The Jungle looks safer, and cooler.[gosh u guys. making me switch.]
>>49217496You cut your way through the jungle, sickle in hand. It's slow going, and the stone is slick with rivulets of water, but, at the very least, it's cooler and less hazardous. The broad leaves of trees whose scale defies common sense provide adequate shade. The jungle is noisy, and not in a way that can be tuned out. The bellowing and chirping and hellish buzz of native fauna is just loud enough to aggravate and just too varied to ignore. You forge on regardless. After some time, you discover that the jungle, chaotic as it seems, obeys a certain order. While certain trees tower over even the canopy, in the lower zones it seems trees have given up on getting taller and focused on getting wider. You make your way along these higher corridors, at times only feet off the ground, rather than cut through every last bit of undergrowth on the forest floor. You're proud of yourself for noticing, though you certainly wouldn't admit it,until you trigger a trap. It's nothing complicated, just a simple vine snare; one swipe of your sickle takes care of it- but its presence is ominous. These jungles are inhabited.You saw no sign of their presence on the ground, but the tree corridors you now navigate are full of tripwires and thorn traps.You would return to the ground, but your vantage point reveals something interesting: there's a path burned straight through the jungle below, evidently by somebody caring nothing for subtlety. [what do? follow path? stay in trees and track from a distance? continue on your own way into the jungle?]
>>49217710>stay in trees and track from a distance?Its either Matoran or Rahi. Or maybe another Toa
>>49217710Track the path from a distance in brush.
>>49217734>>49217738You resolve to proceed cautiously. Any being capable and willing to burn a swathe through the undergrowth is worth your attention, if only so you know to walk the other way. You're cautious by nature, so this plan appeals to you. You step forward - and trigger a tripwire. You focus on your senses, ready to dodge an attack from behind, but a small gourd swings down into your torso, rattling obnoxiously. You swat it away, and it continues to rattle.The buzzing of the jungle, omnipresent background noise, suddenly grows louder. [midnight here. going to sleep. will continue thread in morning. it's been fun writing for all of you!]
>>49217818Thanks Chronicler. Do you want us to bump the thread or just let it die?
Decided to build our boyWent for a gen I look but I had to overdesign to compensate for my lack of piecesThis took like 45 minutes fuck
>>49218068I think it's pretty decent desu, would like feedback though especially from OP who just left
>>49218068>>49218149>tfw I've made a similar chain-hook weaponIt looks fantastic overall, but I think you could stand to make that chain weapon look a bit more like a proper kursarigama by adding a bit of a handle to it, using one of those rod connector pieces and a rod.
>>49218531I'd do the same, except use pic related, though anon's pieces are probably limited.
>>49218859I have some glatorian (that's what theyre called right?) sets and that piece, but I wanted to keep the aesthetic closer to gen I since we are on mata nui
>>49218068>>49218149Perhaps switching out the feet for the Toa Metru's and attaching these things to them might reinforce the ice climber theme.Otherwise, it looks totally kick ass, anon.
>>49221431You're a little late to the party, Holmes.
>>49218068DANG. Upper arms and shoulders do feel a bit overdesigned though. you might be better off using longer legs since shorter articulated arms could be difficult. mask choice was exactly what I had in mind, so props for that.A note:School necessitates I be gone for twoish hours in about an hour (giving myself time to eat/shower/etc) - after that I can run this thread all today and possibly into tomorrow.
>>49222199>after that I can run this thread all today and possibly into tomorrowWEW
>>49217818 CONTINUEDThe constant buzzing grows louder. You ready your pick and keep your back to the trunk of a nearby tree, watching for movement. You see it out of the corner of your eye; a tiny flash of blue against the verdant greens of the jungle. You turn your head slowly. White armor may be poor camouflage, but something tells you that unneeded movement may alert your observer.It's an insect larger than you; the blue you saw was only its eyes. [Will you fight, and if so, how? Venture upwards, into the canopy proper? Stay still? Retreat? Find other options?]
>Just missed the Bonkle thread>Only this left which is a quest and not a place for general discussion and nostalgia
>>49222293I don't have /that/ much spare time. I'll need to sleep and I do homework as I write these s-so don't go assuming I'm just doing this because I like you or anything.
>>49222438wrong Piraka m8
>>49222431Venture upwards. We gotta use our pick somehow.
I only just found your old threads yesterday in some archive and was a little sad that it ended with thread 8 in such a quiet and sudden way. Glad to have you back, Chronicler.>>49222431Stay still, behind cover and observe it. Maybe it'll pass you by? Maybe it'll make a mistake? Maybe it's not even aggressive! You won't know if you rush into things!
>>49222710Your pick bites into the trunk of the tree overhead, sacrificing stealth for speed. Luckily for you, the enormous insect remains distracted by the still-rattling gourd where you were. It chips at it with its ungainly teeth, but fails to gain purchase. If you had to guess, you'd say there were some kind of moving larva inside, and that the trap was meant to draw their predator to your location.You don't have to guess. You think it's pretty obvious.You follow the path of ashes from above, careful to remain unseen. Whatever is burning it is making slower progress than you are. Soon the path begins to smoke, and then you see fire at its head. Three red beings, one large and two small, are walking through the jungle in single-file. The largest is of similar design to yourself- but instead of a chain and sickle, he wields a red-hot sword. Each swipe of his weapon burns another swathe of underbrush.The two small beings behind him look devoted; almost reverential, but their leader is angry. You can tell by his strokes and the way he stomps.[what do?]
>>49223013Jump down onto the Rahi and kill it in front of them to prove your strength.
>>49223013Quietly follow him from above and see where he is going.
>>49223082Third.Also, OP, I fucking love you. BIONICLE was my childhood.
>>49223053>>49223053>>49223082this option will be taken. phonepostan to bump thread
>>49223806ugh no shit I meant the other one. follow
>>49223013You trail the three figures through the jungle, making sure to remain unseen. It's not hard, since the small ones are intently focused on the large one, and the large one is focused on burning the undergrowth away.You venture closer, hoping to catch a thread of their conversation. The ever-present hum of the jungle grows quiet and still around their little entourage, since all the animals flee at the sight of fire.There is one sound, however: a persistent and familiar rattle. Closer observation reveals that something is wrong. The space between the small beings and the large one is further apart than would be expected, and a direct inspection reveals a rattling gourd hovering just off the ground.[Warn them? Continue to watch?]
>>49225027I think we're waiting for you, QM.
>>49225705You consider your options. Warning them might earn you good will, and allies would be strategically useful. The large one with the body roughly like yours might hold clues to your origin. Besides, you're agile enough to escape if the interaction turns violent.[rolling for social interaction]You consider the pros and cons of alerting the group of the invisible menace that follows them and decide on the most direct route.
>>49226068>Dialogue between a slow talking Ice man and a pissed off fire dudeThis is going to end REAL well
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>49226068Your weighted chain wraps cleanly around the gourd; you land and whip it downward. Before any of them can react, you scoop and throw a handful of ash at the invisible intruder's location. Before you can do anything else, one of the smaller beings takes a cue from you and whips ash at your face. You stagger back for a second, blinded, and the swordwielder uses the opportunity to rush you.You're at an innate disadvantage. Though the branches provide you with interesting angles of attack, your weighted chain can be easily caught, and his sword gives him the range advantage. You know this, and you suspect he does as well - so you rattle the gourd as hard as you can, and let yourself fall backward, hoping to buy time.One of the smaller beings, the one who flung the ash, runs to the side of the one who was invisible. "Turaga Vakama!"The background buzz grows slightly louder. All you need to do now is buy time.The tall red warrior holds his flaming sword to your throat."Talk. Now."[what do you say?]
>>49226068Wait, is it actually Tahu or did you just use his picture for reference? Did we replace Kopaka? What kanohi do we have?
>>49226312The Toa is Tahu. Nothing has been said about Kopaka so far. The mask looks roughly like Solek's; its power is currently unknown.
>>492263041. Why the hell was that guy invisible2. Do they not know how dangerous the jungle is?3. Sorry?
>>49226468Let's go with 1 and 3, see what happens.
>>49226304>>49226468Judging by the how we introduced ourselves to complete strangers and attacked the one thing they were clearly guarding in an escort formation, we seem to be quite lacking in both wisdom and charisma.I say we continue being as blunt as possible and tell them that they are followed by an invisible spy and that they are in imminent danger of being Rahi food.Or we just point to Vakama with a blank expression and ask, "Who is this?"
>>49226940Instead of saying "who is this?"Point and say "what is this?", I want to trigger Tahu hard
>>49226304"Your name and why you were following us. Now."You don't appreciate his tone, but the sword at your neck is difficult to argue with."Tumahti. I landed a few hours ago and headed into the jungle, where I saw an invisible person shaking a gourd that I discovered attracts dangerous insects.""You have the nerve to attack us and spin it as a favor?"You go with the curt response."Yes."The buzzing grows louder still. You have thirty seconds, at most.The Turaga wipes ash from his mask and ushers his aide aside. He looks you over, gaze heavy, and you stare back unflinchingly, still on your back."You will, I hope, excuse Toa Tahu. The journey wears on his temper. I am Turaga Vakama, and this is my bodyguard, Jala, and Takua, the chronicler. My invisibility is a result of a Noble Mask, which hides me from the gaze of the Makuta, and the gourd was meant to test Tahu's resolve and possibly attract Nui-Rama."He holds up a wizened hand to forestall questions."I received a summons of convocation upon the Kini-Nui. You will be coming with us."His voice is not unfriendly, but brooks no disagreement. That's when the Nui-Rama arrive. The masks of their eyes are pitted and rusted over. [Defend? Run? Tell them to flee? Attack, using the bugs as a distraction?
>>49226940Tumahti cannot into social interaction. it's moe~(no it's not it's just inconvenient)
>>49226997>Jala and TakuaWell... there goes my nostalgia
>>49226997>"Yes."Tumahti you madman.As for action, instinctively push Vakama aside to protect him because he was the only one who was remotely civil with you so far, and turn to face the Rahi.If action speaks louder than words, Tumahti's actions would be the equivalent of shouting.
>>49227114>Push vakamaSounds like a good way to get roastedJust move between him and the bugs and ready your weapons
>>49227098Just play the first GBA game and regain those feels. Takua was a real badass adventurer in there. He even stole and held onto all the Turaga's staff for a while.
>>49227184anon no I have a quest to write
>>49227150The nostalgia, it hurts. I appreciated the movie when it first came out because I was really into Bionicle, but even then, it didn't seem like a very good film to the 13 yr old me. Jaller and Takua was super annoying, and it never occurred to me that they were even the same characters as their counterparts in the online games because they were so different.
Has OP disappeared? I'll post a Bionicle related picture as a bump.
>>49226997Tahu lets you up reluctantly at the Turaga's order. Takua readies a throwing disk, and Jala lights a branch off Tahu's sword -and then the swarm is upon you. You fall naturally into a square formation, with the Turaga in the center. You manage to snare a wing; you place your foot on the chain and pull downward. Jala's torch makes short work of the fallen Rahi. Tahu's sword cuts metal and chitin as easily as it cut plant matter, and, while Takua's discs do little damage, they're perfectly timed, knocking stingers and claws back and keeping the Rahi off tempo. You're doing better than you should be, given the number you saw coming at you.Vakama taps your leg and gestures upward. The vast majority of the swarm hovers above like a seething stormcloud. Slowly, a shape takes form; a finger or tendril of whirling Nui-Rama, reaching down toward you. The wind hits like a physical force. Vines snap and fly upward; trees creak under the sheer strain. The roar of winds makes speech impossibleThis coordination can't be natural. Tahu stands his ground, raising his sword against the tornado as if he thinks he can burn it. Idiot. You lash the closest Matoran you can find to a sturdy-looking tree trunk with your chain and reach for the other, aiming to get them out of the howling vortex the Nui-Rama are creating - but Jala refuses to go. He's shouting, you can tell, but you can't make out the words. He's pointing to Vakama. The Turaga stands defiant at the center of the whirlwind, both hands on his staff.[What will you do?][go after Vakama][get Tahu's attention][get Jala out of the whirlwind's range][write-in][[sorry. had to find a good pic]]
>>49228090Jala isn't going to help much, get him out of the way and see if you can get Tahu aware of Vakama
>>49228090You ignore Jala's frantic gesturing and throw the matoran as far as you can before heading back in. Tahu is fighting Nui-Rama from one side. It's the most obvious feint you've ever seen, and it's working. He mows the Rahi down, never thinking to look behind himself. You throw a rock, but the winds draw it off course. The next one hits his shoulder, and he spins around, ready to cut, but Vakama is already gone. Either the swarm has what it came for, he's activated his Mask of Invisibility, or both. That Rahi would show such intelligence is shocking. An indiscriminate area attack is exactly what you'd do when faced with an invisible opponent not helpfully carrying a gourd.The swarm disperses.
>>49228653Call for vakama and check to see if the matoran are ok
>>49228653Crap buckets. Search for Vakama after doing a quick count of the others.
>>49228653Tahu sees Vakama's loss as his own, and each swipe of his flaming sword betrays smouldering anger. Jala tells you in a flat voice that saving the Turaga was more important than saving her; that if time hadn't been wasted on the Matoran, if you'd gone straight for Vakama, you would have saved him. She's not wrong.Takua just kind of putters around behind you, cleaning his disks and doing a terrible job resisting the urge to ask you questions. "So. Are you, um, from around here?"[How do you respond?]
>>49228772Tell him you were on a beach before you were here.
>>49228772"I came from the ocean."
>>49229009This one. This will confuse them the most.
>>49228772Point back the way we came.
>>49228772"So. Are you, um, from around here?""No.""Oh. Okay."You can hear the sizzle of Tahu's sword burning plants to a crisp. He hasn't stopped walking since Vakama disappeared. Jala clearly doesn't accept your competence. Takua offers to direct them to the Kini-Nui, since he's been there before, but Jala tells him that Vakama gave her directions based on landmarks. Vakama's unspoken disappearance hangs heavy over your heads.Takua has something to say. Again. "You know, I figured you weren't from around here. You're a Toa."You don't dignify his statement with a response."Um. Where were you before?""I was on a beach.""Where were you before that?"You pause. You don't know, and you don't want to reveal your ignorance. Jala seems the type to hold knowledge over your head. Perhaps you can get answers at Kini-Nui."I came from the ocean."Jala speaks up, voice holding the tiniest quavers of amusement, derision, and exhaustion. "There's only one ocean, Takua."Takua scoffs. "I know that. But if you knew which part of the ocean, Tumahti?"He trails off, like he's just noticed the glare you've been giving him."Anyway. I'm the Chronicler. If there's anything you want to know about Mata Nui, just ask! Or don't."[ask Takua questions][[note: image is non-canon - but it's the only one I could find that really captures their personalities where they're not carrying the MoL or something]]
>>49229356Why were they travelling to Kini-Nui?
>>49229356"What is a toa?"
>>49228772>JalaGirlWait a second that's not Jaller who the fuck is this?
>>49229356To Takua"Do you know""...what it takes to be a hero?"https://youtu.be/f4P3evYGQ_Q
>>49229356Where am I?What am I?Who are you?Who is he?Who is vakama?Are there more people?
>>49229356"Where are we?"Takua is delighted to answer. "In the upper Le-Wahi jungle, running parallel to and below the Tren Krom Break, on the island of Mata Nui."Words that mean nothing to you. "The island is in the Endless Ocean, and the Ocean is Endless."There's a lull in the conversation. You emerge from the jungle onto a giant slab of rock to get your bearings and watch the sun set, then plunge back down. Jala passes glowing crystals around to light your way; Tahu declines one, preferring his sword."Tell me about Toa."Takua seems surprised that this is the question you're asking him. "Long ago, the Great Beings fashioned six Toa, warriors with elemental powers, to protect Mata Nui. Tahu, Gali, Kopaka, Onua, Pohatu, and Lewa. I helped the Turaga summon them. I'm not sure how you fit into this, but that's what you seem to be. A Toa, made to protect Matoran, like us."Jala continues to walk forward. "Ta-Koro protects itself." You have more questions. "Why travel to Kini-Nui?""There's a meeting. The other four Turaga and the rest of the Toa should be there."Jala speaks up. "You don't know why?""No. I don't. Isn't that enough of a reason?"Tahu's been listening, though he doesn't show it. "Why do something pointless? Vakama already told me what must be done. Seek the masks, vanquish Makuta."Takua and Jala share a knowing glance. It seems they've had this argument before. Tahu grates on your nerves, but you can see his logic. Why bother? It's Jala, in the end, who objects. "Vakama sent us there. I will not defy my orders."
>>49229620It's Jaller's old name. They got changed in a copyright dispute along with "Tohunga"
>>49229620see pastebin.lots of text coming up.actually... Toa whose genders are locked in:TahuGaliKopakaToa whose genders are not locked inPohatuLewa Onuaits gender discourse time. tell me why pohatu/lewa/onua should be a boy/girl or talk about why no robots should be gendered.
>>49230207They were dudes in canon, might as well leave 'em that way. Won't object if they're changed, but don't see a reason to change it either.
>>49230207I feel like Onua is a pretty chill dude, but Lewa and possibly Po can work as female if you want
>>49230207>Lewa as a male is bestI mean listen to this guys voice https://youtu.be/pyZS3BCnw8w?t=31m14s
>>49230452At 31 14
>>49230452is that an endorsement or not? I can't tell. they all sound like shit
>>49230207I'm fine with keeping them how they were but I can see Po or Onua as girls.
>>49230549It is an endorsment, That was one of the First movies i ever watched, i always thought they sounded alright
Onua and Pohatu still as guys, Lewa now a happy-go-lucky hippy girl
>>49230207No, lewa has to be male lewa. Sorry but it would just fuck with me too hard.I could see pohatu as a girl because >legs
>>49230207I really don't see any need for a change desuIt would just confuse new anons who come here
>>49231329>I really don't see any need for a change desu>It would just confuse new anons who come herehere's the thing. If I have guys and gals, I can use he and she instead of repeating names all the time, which is tiring/sounds bad.all of you have cancelling tastes :[
You walk on and on, past forests and swamps and a volcano whose rim scratches the tip of the sky. Eventually you come to a crevice in the rock. Jala takes your lightstone and motions you through into a hidden valley.Stars shine above; holes in the cloth of the night. Takua points out constellations, voice hushed: Gali’s Hook, the Ash Bear, the Red Star. The valley gives off a feeling of peace; even Tahu has darkened his sword. You look down and survey your surroundings.Closest to you is is a dome-shaped shrine encircled by six statues of Toa. Tahu’s likeness is there. Yours is not. A low bridge crosses the ravine and connects the shrine to a stone circle (an Amaja Circle, used for storytelling, Takua tells you) surrounded by irregular torchlit spires.There are figures there, listening to a Turaga in a black mask. She topples a smooth white stone, replaces it with a hunk of obsidian; pours black pebbles onto the sand from cupped fingers. “—six Toa, warriors blessed with the powers of the elements.”A staff clicks on the rocks behind you, and Turaga Vakama emerges into the firelight.“You mean seven toa, Whenua.”Turaga Whenua doesn’t bother looking up. “No, Vakama. I mean six. The prophecies corroborate with our memories on this matter; Nuju would agree.”Takua steps forward. “Turaga Vakama. I mean no disrespect, but I am shocked to find you survived.”Vakama smiles. “Then you did not pay as much attention as Jala.” Jala shrugs. Takua looks crestfallen. Another Turaga, this one blue, cuts in. “The stars dispute your claim, Whenua. Seven now burn in the heavens, and we cannot afford to turn help away.”Whenua looks disturbed. “Very well, Nokama. You,” he turns to address the Toa, “must master your elements and collect Kanohi if you are to have any hope of defeating Makuta. Onua, your Kanohi Pakari grants you increased strength. Kopaka, your Kanohi Akuaku-”1/??
>>49231457Kopaka stands. The Toa of Ice projects an unmistakably cold presence. “You have already told us the Makuta employs perfect disguises to seed discord. Do not speak of my Kanohi here. We must consider the presence of traitors.”Vakama remains calm. “Already you think like a warrior. Good.”Kopaka sits, but the air feels slightly colder. Nokama hefts her trident. “Any questions?”Gali, Toa of Water, raises a hand. “Six Koro, six Wahi, six Toa. Where are the other Turaga.”Whenua begins to pick up the stones. “Nokama, Vakama, and I are here. Onewa is attending to other business, and troublesome besides, and Nuju…”Vakama takes up the thread. “Nuju eschews our speech for the language of birds, requiring an interpreter for no reason other than sheer stubbornness. Be glad he is not here.”Tahu interrupts. “So there are five of you.”“Yes,” says Whenua. “Five of us the Great Spirit made, and five of us govern the Koro. Le-Koro is rather more decentralized.”Tahu stands. “Before I leave, how many Kanohi are there?Vakama smiles. “An astute question, Tahu. Fifteen Kanohi are hidden on Mata Nui, not counting masks the Makuta has corrupted. You plan on leaving now?”Tahu’s sword flares blindingly bright. By the time your vision is recovered, all you can see of him is the cinders of the path he’s burnt away.
>>49231457Kopaka stands. The Toa of Ice projects an unmistakably cold presence. “You have already told us the Makuta employs perfect disguises to seed discord. Do not speak of my Kanohi here. We must consider the presence of traitors.”Vakama remains calm. “Already you think like a warrior. Good.”Kopaka sits, but the air feels slightly colder. Nokama hefts her trident. “Any questions?”Gali, Toa of Water, raises a hand. “Six Koro, six Wahi, six Toa, or so we thought. Where are the other Turaga?”Whenua begins to pick up the stones. “Nokama, Vakama, and I are here. Onewa is attending to other business, and troublesome besides, and Nuju…”Vakama takes up the thread. “Nuju eschews our speech for the language of birds, requiring an interpreter for no reason other than sheer stubbornness. Be glad he is not here.”Tahu interrupts. “So there are five of you.”“Yes,” says Whenua. “Five of us the Great Spirit made, and five of us govern our Koro. Le-Koro is rather more decentralized.”Tahu stands. “Before I leave, how many Kanohi are there?Vakama smiles. “An astute question, Tahu. Fifteen Kanohi are hidden on Mata Nui, not counting masks the Makuta has corrupted. You plan on leaving now?”Tahu’s sword flares blindingly bright. By the time your vision is recovered, all you can see of him is the cinders of the path he’s burnt away.
>>49231792>>49231768How do you even manage doubleposting when there's a captcha?
>>49231792Turaga matau doesn't exist?
Pohatu tries to make eye contact with each of the Turaga, but it seems question time is over. He busies himself investigating the rock from which Kini-Nui is carved. Kopaka prepares to depart. Whenua calls to him, points into the distance. “There. Climb Mount Ihu and you will find a Kanohi.”The Toa of Ice stalks off wordlessly. Onua, Toa of Earth, stands. “I will go to Onu-Koro. There is much to be done, and another pair of hands may go a long way.” seems to be waiting for a response, but none comes.Lewa toys with axe. “I’m going exploring. If I find Kanohi, I’ll take them, but mostly I just want to see the island.”Gali has walked over the bridge and is watching the stars from the shrine.[[What will you do?]][Talk to/chase a Toa][Question Turaga][Question your Matoran companions][Write-In]]
>>49231792Raise hand, ask what is going on, why I'm here, and what I can do to help
>>49231938the captcha says "I'm not a robot." as a biomechanical robot, this is offensive and makes it much harder for me to shitpost. >>49232034Who?
>>49232154>[Question Turaga]"What am i? I see others here but none seem to hold kinship with me,"
>>49232195Y'knowThe turaga of Le-koro
>>49232209This, along with giving my name
>>49232219um... if such a turaga did exist, it would be natural to wonder about why the other turaga say he doesn't.>>49232209>>49232239>>49232266consensus seems clear.
Something to listen to as we wait https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CuyLbC2TZo
>>49232154You approach the Turaga, huddled together in deep conversation"It doesn't look like I'm supposed to be here."Whenua sighs. "No. You aren't, but you won't be turned away. Your star burns as brightly as any of theirs.""There aren't any overlooked prophecies of a Toa Tumahti?"Nokama turns toward you. "If there were, they'd be overlooked and we wouldn't have heard of them."... That's fair.Turaga Vakama turns back to the circle. He's facing away from you, so his speech catches you by surprise."Toa work in teams. If you weren't meant to be here, you wouldn't be here. The will of the Great Spirit is absolute in this respect. Trust me when I tell you that camaraderie is far superior to solitude, for a Toa - or for anyone."His voice is tired."If we are not saved, if Makuta's darkness consumes the land, if we cannot pull together in the face of hardship? Then we deserve what comes to us. We learned this long ago, but for us it was too late. You must strive with all your heart to drive the Dark One away. Perhaps you may even succeed."You get the feeling that this discussion is pretty much over, and also that Vakama has some deeply-seated issues he needs to work out.[[What will you do?]][Talk to/chase a Toa][Question your Matoran companions][Write-In]]
>>49232518let's go hang with Kopaka if no more questions, we're white right?
>>49232518Let's go see if kopaka can tell us about shooting ice
>>49232518Try to catch up to Lewa since we seem to do well in the jungle. A bit of sinless wander might name our place in the world a little clearer.
>>49230207Stick to canon. I frankly don't give a shit about whatever discourse the tumblrinas come up with about Bonkles, and judging from what I've heard I'd rather not stick my head into it
>>49232964But more female characters = more waifus.
>>49232990We have Maku, that's more than enough
>>49233065>>49232990And so begins the classic Harem/Devotion debate.
>>49232964I agree with this as well. It's no fun if we deviate from the canon too much.
>>49233065>>49232990>>49232964read pastebin pls. :]
>>49233175I don't know man, as much as I find the colour-coded gender thing somewhat unnessesary, changing canon characters for the sake of muh progressiveness doesn't seem to be the way to go for me.I don't care if they're OCs, but leave the canon characters alone. Fair nuff?
>>49233310I agree with this
>>49233310If I was doing this for muh progressiveness we would be playing le meme trans tamaru. In the end, I have final say as QM. If you want carbon-copy canon you can go and read the comics again; they're still as great as they ever were.
>>49232788>>49232854Kopaka has already left. You can catch up to him, but I recommend talking to some of the Toa who remain first, since you might not see them for a while.
>>49233501Duck em t b h f a mI wanna learn how to freeze a nigga
>>49233501Maybe a quick word with Onua if he's still there, ask him about the whole collecting Kanohi thing
>>49233447Who's still here?
>>49233345I also agree with this.
>>49233590Gali, Pohatu, Onua, Lewa.>>49233584You approach the Toa of Earth and ask him if he's planning on seeking Kanohi out. "My duty is to Onu-Koro and the Onu-Matoran, before anything else. Tahu and Kopaka seek power for power's sake. They are shortsighted. Besides," and here he leans in closer, "Whenua sent Kopaka after a Kanohi, and I must escort my Turaga back to Onu-Koro."You understand what this implies. Onua moves slowly, but that doesn't make him stupid. It's the other way around: his deliberation has allowed him to realize a connection you doubt many of the other Toa have made.
>>49229356Jallers a Girl? Fine by me.
>>49230207Lewa's a girl. Just because this isn't cannon and I think Lewa would be fine as a girl.
>>49233738Since i'm too retarded to actually get the hint might we ask Whenua about Nuju? he's the Turaga for Ko-Koro right?
>>49233738>you understand what this impliesI don't understand
>>49233738Lets talk to the Turage ask them if they want us to do anything. If not talk to Pohatu, Lewa and Gali see if they want any help.
>>49234046>NujuWell considering he might not exist in canon, i guess a better question would be..."If there's one of you for each koro, who runs ko-koro?"Also I remember this quest from yonks ago, I'm taking you're rebooting it OP?
>>49233541You leave the valley and make your way toward Mount Ihu. Your pick is well-suited to climbing. As you progress further into Ko-Wahi, the mountains stop being mountainlike and become simply enormous slabs of upthrust rock coated in snow and ice. If you're lucky, you can make your way along a razor-sharp spine to another scale-like slab; if you aren't, you descend and start the entire process over again on the next one. Some of these slabs lie toppled; you allow yourself to rest on these before forcing yourself to plow through their waist-high drifts.Your internal workings are no warmer than those outside. The air is thin and cold; it runs over and through your body and it /purifies/. This is the environment, however hostile, for which you were made. You fix your eyes on the dizzying spire of Mount Ihu and lose yourself in the climb.You spot Kopaka shortly after the sun rises. He's ahead of you, but not so far that you can't catch up to him in a couple of hours. [[If you want to not embarrass yourself, you should probably start thinking of something to say to him now.]]
>>49234341"Lets show the others that Ice is the best element. Besides climbing mountains is what I do."
>>49234046>>49234105Onua notes that Whenua knew the location of at least one Kanohi and then mentions that he will be spending time with Whenua - putting himself into a prime position to learn this information.>>49234326Nuju runs Ko-Koro (though mostly through the interpreter Matoro).
>>49234384Why does he only talk in whistles? Is it something to do with them becoming rahi?
>>49234379r u serious? okay its time for spaghetti
>>49234701I was hoping someone else would put forward something.
>>49234341We followed since we know that there should be a Kanohi there, intending to observe the Mcguffins of our quest
>>49234379Are we even Ice? I know we have white armor, but I'm fairly certain in the greater cosmology there were at least one other element that had white.
>>49234730Yeah but IC we don't know that.
>>49234379"I noticed I'm more like you than the others, I seek knowledge of what I can do in stopping this Makuta""You seem like a knowledgeable person and a quick thinker, you did qarn a turaga about spies"
>>49234701>>49234863Oh god please use this one
>>49234341You should be planning the opening moves of the coming conversation, but seeing your target so close gives you the strength to draw just a little more energy from your body. You skid downward, side to the mountain and pick tracing a line through the snow behind you. The very fact that there is snow means that the slope is shallower than many of the others you've traversed, but it makes you more cautious of crevasses. You shout, thinking to get Kopaka's attention, and succeed only in triggering an avalanche. There's no cover, and the avalanche crosses the whole mountain. The only way to go is down. You fling yourself down the mountain, half-running, half-sliding. It's terribly inelegant, but it works.You arrest your slide a mere foot from the drop off between the vast stone plates and fling yourself up, over the chasm - twist midair, throw your pick like you've done this hundreds of times before (and maybe you have. who knows what you've forgotten?) and pull yourself across seconds before the wave of snow would have buried you. You did get Kopaka's attention, it seems. He's been watching the entire chain of events. He resumes climbing as you look up at him. Perhaps he sees you as competition? In any case, he's in a position to drop his own avalanche on your head, should he so choose.You catch up to him near the top of the next mountain. "I climb mountains."Kopaka says nothing, pointedly. You're barely faster than him, probably just because of your differences in weaponry. You don't want to insult him. You consider invoking your shared elemental affinities, but you doubt it would provoke the desired response. What is the desired response? Not this suffocating silence, certainly. You want to create shared ground, assuage his suspicions, and not insult him. Definitely not insult him."You seem to be good at ruling out obviously inferior courses of action."PERFECT RESPONSE[[going to sleep. may continue tomorrow if thread is up. twas fun]]
>>49235174>I climb mountains.Perfect.
>>49235174This is fun. I'm definitely digging the character interaction.Now if only I could participate more often during the day.
Bumping for QM
>>49238968archiving quest thread. next will appear next wednesday.
You'd probably have a lot more luck with this kind of quest on anonkun to be honest
possibly, but I like /tg/ and its people. (sage)