Hello Ladies, Gentledudes, and My lovely Lieges!
Your friendly neighborhood Karasu here with a request that has been nagging at the back of my head for a good many many months now.http://bionicle.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bionicle_Wiki
Bionicle! To quote the Wikipedia page: (In several spoiler tags for your convience)
The 2001–2008 storyline arc of Bionicle was set in a science fantasy world inhabited predominantly by part-organic, part-machine beings with souls. The subterranean world is contained in massive underground domes, which reside in the massive robot body of Mata Nui. This world (dubbed "The Matoran Universe") and its races were once protected by a Great Spirit named Mata Nui, until he was cast into an eternal sleep by the evil Makuta Teridax and the Brotherhood of Makuta. The world of the Matoran eventually fell under the rule of Makuta Teridax. But a team of Toa called the Toa Nuva had reawakened Mata Nui. They soon realized that while Mata Nui was sleeping Teridax had taken control of his body. Now the Mask of Life that was stored inside Mata Nui, now containing his very spirit, was shot out of his body by Teridax, who had just gained control of the Matoran Universe, so that he could exile the spirit of Mata Nui. The mask landed on the planet of Bara Magna, and the mask created a smaller body for Mata Nui.
2009 began a whole new saga of the story-line, leaving behind the previous years, and venturing out to newer possibilities as Mata Nui, after having been banished by Makuta Teridax, crash lands on a mysterious barren planet, called Bara Magna. Here he becomes the center of the story, and makes new allies as he tries to find a way to save the Matoran and the Toa from Makuta Teridax's tyrannical rule.
The story begins with six Toa Mata—Tahu, Lewa, Gali, Kopaka, Pohatu, and Onua—who arrive on the Island of Mata Nui in silver canisters, remembering nothing beyond their names and scraps of disturbing dreams. They discovered that the inhabitants, the Matoran villagers, face relentless attacks from infected Rahi, savage beasts controlled by the powerful influence of Makuta Teridax through use of Infected Kanohi masks, causing a war which lasted about 1000 years, and in the Toa Mata fighting for about a month, to protect the Matoran. After searching for and finding numerous Kanohi masks, the Toa each received a Golden Kanohi mask with tremendous power and sought out Makuta himself. After challenging the ferocious Manas crabs and the Shadow Toa (evil doppelgänger-like illusional replicas of the Toa ), the Toa confront Makuta and, by uniting their elemental powers, defeat him. But Makuta would return.
Upon his defeat, Makuta released the ancient Bohrok, robotic drones designed to "cleanse" the island of Mata Nui to its state "in the before-time". The Bohrok began to tear through the villages on the island, forcing Matoran to flee. One inventive Matoran of Earth, Nuparu, builds a powerful vehicle called the Boxor, made from parts of a damaged Bohrok in order to fight off the swarms. The Toa, unaware of the Bohrok's purpose, collected the Bohrok's Krana (mask-like creatures that function as their brains) to confront the Bohrok Queens, the Bahrag: Cahdok and Gahdok. The battle results in the queens' becoming sealed in a prison of "protodermis", created by fusing the elemental powers of all six Toa. The Toa Mata were then dropped into energized protodermis, which transformed them, granting them new armor, weapons, and a new name: the "Toa Nuva".
After the defeat of the Bohrok Queens, the Toa Nuva and Matoran begin to use the Bohrok to rebuild their villages on Mata Nui. However, six new elite Bohrok, the Bohrok-Kal, appeared with the purpose of releasing the Bahrag. Their presence was first noticed when the Bohrok swarms oddly returned to sleep in their hives and the Toa were no longer able to control the elements. The Bohrok-Kal had stolen the six elemental symbols that granted the Toa Nuva the ability to control the six elements. The Kal must use these stones to unlock the Bahrag from their prison, but as they began to place these keys, the Toa Nuva of fire, Tahu, used the Mask of Time, a powerful hidden mask that slowed down time long enough for the Toa to come up with the plan of focusing all their energy into the stone tablets. The stone tablets then began to give off power to the Bohrok-Kal making them unimaginably strong and arrogant, with dreams of leading the Bohrok swarms themselves rather than freeing the Bohrok Queens. However, their newfound power exceeded their control as the Toa Nuva continued to feed it to them through the tablets. Eventually, each of the six Bohrok Kal fell victim to a horrible demise created by their own out-of-control powers, allowing the Toa Nuva to regain their abilities of elemental control and bringing peace at last to the island of Mata Nui. However, this peace would not last.
Shortly afterwards, two Matoran, Takua and Jaller, discovered the Kanohi Mask of Light. Vakama, Turaga (elder) leader of their village of Ta-Koro, tasked the duo with traveling across the island of Mata Nui to find the seventh "Toa of Light". Meanwhile, Makuta created and sent out six creatures called "Rahkshi" to find the mask and stop the coming of the Toa of Light. The Rahkshi tore across Mata Nui, destroying the villages of Ta-Koro and Onu-Koro. The Rahkshi were stopped by the Toa, but not before killing Jaller. Jaller's death caused Takua to realize that he, not Jaller, was the Toa of Light, and he donned the mask to become Toa Takanuva. Takanuva went to confront Makuta and, during their battle, they both fell into a pool of energized protodermis, a silvery substance with the power to change or destroy a being, and became fused together into the being Takutanuva. Takutanuva then proceeded to open the door to the city of Metru Nui, allowing the Matoran and Toa through. Using some of his life energy, he revived Jaller while still holding the door open. However, the use of energy was too great and Takutanuva was crushed by the door, seeming to kill both Takanuva and Teridax, leaving only Takanuva's Mask of Light. Vakama, Jaller, and fellow Matoran Halhi manage to revive Takanuva, using his mask to activate the beacon to Metru Nui. Afterwards, the Matoran prepared to return to the island city of Metru Nui.
As the Matoran prepared to journey to Metru Nui, the Turaga (village elders) revealed that they had once been Toa, fighting in Metru Nui against threats to the Matoran. They, as Matoran, were transformed into the Toa Metru by Toa stones containing power sacrificed by the city's prevoius guardian, Toa Lhikan. Their mission was to find the six Great Disks and defeat the Morbuzakh, a plant menace that threatened to destroy the city. When they did, however, they were betrayed by Dume, the Turaga of the city. Later, they discovered that Makuta Teridax had taken the disguise of Dume and taken control of the Vahki (law enforcement robots). His plan was to put the Matoran to sleep, wipe out their memories, and reawaken them "as their conqueror." The Toa fled, but were attacked by Teridax. Combining their elemental powers, they were able to seal Teridax in a prison of crystallized protodermis. The Toa traveled to an island far above—the island of Mata Nui, as it would later be named—vowing to return to save the Matoran. On their journey, they found many dangers, such as the long lost Matoran Mavrah, prehistoric Rahi, and the early prototypes for the Vahki—the Krahli. Before doing so, the Toa Metru hide the Great Masks of Power the Toa Mata and Toa Nuva would find in their time, as well as the six Toa stones that would later summon the Toa Mata; this leaves a timegap between the Toa Metru arriving at Mata Nui to the present.
In the previously-unexplained timegap, the Toa Metru returned to Metru Nui to rescue the remaining Matoran. However, the evil king Sidorak and his viceroy Roodaka, agents of the Makuta, had been reigning in terror on the island, with vicious spider-like creatures called Visorak overrunning the city and mutating everything that lives. The Toa were soon captured and mutated into bestial half-Toa half-Rahi Toa Hordika. The Rahaga, mysterious beings who capture Rahi in a bid to protect them from the Visorak, rescue the newly-mutated Toa from falling from their cocoons to their deaths. They explain that to revert back to normal, the Toa Hordika must seek out Keetongu, a legendary Rahi rumored to be knowledgeable in venoms and their counter-agents. Toa Vakama, however, succumbed to his Rahi impulses and betrayed the other Toa to join Sidorak, who made him the leader of the Visorak. The other Toa confronted the Visorak horde in a great battle, during which fellow Toa Matau convinced Vakama to rejoin them. Vakama then ordered the Visorak to be free. Meanwhile, Keetongu killed Sidorak, whom Roodaka and Vakama betrayed. The six Toa then defeated Roodaka with all six of their elemental powers. Unknown to the Toa, Roodaka carried a shard of Makuta's prison within her armor. When the shard was destroyed by the Toa's elemental assault, Makuta's prison was destroyed as well, freeing the master of shadows. Having been restored by Keetongu, the Toa Metru, Rahaga, and Keetongu load up airships with the Matoran pods to bring to the island above. The leader of the Rahaga, Norik, thanks Vakama for letting him see a legend come true: the Great Rescue of the Matoran. On their way to Mata Nui, Vakama jumps out of the airship to retrieve the Mask of Time. After locating and repairing minor damage on the mask, Vakama is attacked by Voporak, a temporal-sensitive employed by the Dark Hunter organization. Vakama is knocked unconscious, and falls into the sea. Makuta finds him and rescues him, believing Vakama to have hidden the mask. To discover its location, Makuta casts Vakama into an illusion. After waking up, he eventually realizes flaws within the illusion and manages to free himself. He and Makuta, commanding a small troop of Rahkshi, form a truce to retake the Mask of Time from The Shadowed One, whom Voporak serves, and his bodyguard Sentrakh. During the ensuing conflict, which Keetongu joins in an attempt to kill Makuta, Voporak and Sentrakh are incapacitated and the Shadowed One crippled. Vakama steals the mask and attempts to flee, but the Shadowed One damages Vakama's jetpack with his eyebeams. Makuta pursues Vakama to the Great Furnace of the city's fire district. In lieu of Vakama's threat of destroying the mask, Makuta agrees to Vakama's terms of a year of peace with the Matoran and teleports Vakama to the island of Mata Nui, content to know the location of the mask. The Toa then proceed to awaken the Matoran by sacrificing their Toa and elemental power. Then, as Turaga, they christen the island and direct the Matoran to build the villages.
So yes.. quite a lot of information and I have only covered things that I know personally! This world is just absolutely huge with all sorts of places to Roleplay in and I would love to know if anyone out there would want to join me in doing some roleplay in this setting.
Leave comments below or PM, I would be more than glad to answer any questions ^^