I think the whole mask of Time starting point should be shelved and saved for later, and the object of focus should be, like, some other legendary mask, like maybe Light, Life, Creation, or something new entirely.
I mean, they're starting out with something that is a gateway for time travel and paradox plots, yet no time travel nor paradoxes will be used, and yet SOMEHOW the Mask of TIME turns the Matoran into Toa? Aging young Matoran into old matoran, I can see, but technically Toa are an entirely different species, so how does any of that work-??
I mean at least Life or Creation could feasibly alter their bodies and abilities, and even Light has actually been shown to transform a matoran into a Toa; but TIME???
I'm sorry to ramble like this when you really have no control over it, but but the whole reason they [TTV] chose to avoid time travel and timeline paradoxes was so to avoid confusion; yet I'm getting an aneurysm trying to figure out how what they ARE doing works! [Also, for what its worth, year two is too early to start a civil war, as we don't know nearly enough of the characters yet for it to make a meaningful enough impact]