Chapter 5-Stone and Ice
Pohatu was running on wide plain of stone. His mask, Kanohi Kakama aided him, allowing him to run at far greater speed.His Turaga,Onewa, said that he needs to find five other Kanohi to defeat Makuta,the dark spirit that haunted the island.
Pohatu decided to head for tall frozen mountain that rose above desert landscape. To him, it seemed that the mountain may be location of one of the masks he was seeking. There were also other other reasons why Pohatu decided to head there. He wanted to explore other regions of the islands, and also wanted to meet with other Toa.
From Turaga's tales, Pohatu knew that there were five other Toa, and he wanted to meet them. He activated his mask, Kanohi Kakama. In moment, Toa of Stone appeared at the foot of the mountain.For while, he rested, and then, Pohatu began to scale the mountain. He swiftly moved upwards, appearing like brown blur.
As he neared the peak, Pohatu began to slow down as he wasn't suited for locomotion in snow. On top of the mountain stood tall white figure holding a sword made out of crystal and circular shield. He looked like what Pohatu had imagined the Toa of Ice looks like. Pohatu zipped towards stranger, wanting to start coversation.
"Hello,Hello! Who are you? I am Pohatu!" announced himself Pohatu.
"Name is Kopaka." said stranger.
"What is with you,mate? Something happened?" Pohatu inquired.
"I am fine." Kopaka coldly answered.
"Want my help?" asked Pohatu.
"I work alone." answered Kopaka, sliding away from Toa of Stone.
Pohatu ran after him, trying his best to don't slip down the slope he was traversing. "Hey!" he called at Toa of Ice, but Kopaka ignored him. Then, Pohatu came upon idea. He used his powers to raise wall of stone before Kopaka,stopping him from getting away.
"We both seek the masks! Shouldn't we work togother?" meerily said Toa of Stone.
"If you insist so..." Kopaka mummbled an answer.
"Want me to crumble the wall? I will gladly help you!" Pohatu offered.
"Thanks. But I can do it myself." Kopaka stated. His sword lit up with white glow. After while, cracks appeared on the wall, and began to slowly widen and expand. Tired by waiting, Pohatu kicked the wall using his feet additions.
The wall shattered by sheer force of impact, sending chunks of stone flying into air. By then, Kopaka's attack took effect. While they flew through air, chunks shattered into thousand pieces.
"You see,teaming up really helps." happily said Pohatu.
"I agree." responded Kopaka.
Obstacles to their progress gone, both Toa continued their search for mask.
In center of the island of Mata Nui stood ancient structure called Kini Nui. On circular slab of stone stood the central shrine, a dome made out of polished stone surrounded by six pillars encarved with the symbols of the elements. Behind central shrine rose gigantic head,the stairs leading into its closed mouth.
Four figures were coming towards central shrine,first fire red,second sea blue,third leaf green,fourth onyx black.
"I am Tahu,Toa of Fire." said red figure.
"I am Gali,Toa of Water." said blue figure.
"I am Lewa, Toa-hero of Air!" said green figure.
"I am Onua,Toa of Earth." said black figure.
Knowing each other, the figures began to discuss various things.
"We should find the masks." said Tahu,Toa of Fire.
"Yes,masks are key." said Gali,Toa of Water.
"I head-agree,brother and sister." said Lewa,Toa of Air.
"It seems that we all agree on this." said Gali.
"But what will we do with wear-masks once we searchfind them? Have a dance-ball?" Lewa said.
"Turaga Whenua said that we should bring them to the Kini." spoke Onua for first time at the gathering. Others nodded. The Kini were six mysterious shrines, each located in different wahi.
"So,we will find masks and bring them to Kini. We should split-" Tahu began, but was interrupted by arrival of two remaining Toa,one rock brown,other snow white.Brown one spoke first.
"I am Pohatu,Toa of Stone, and my talkative companion is Kopaka, Toa of Ice. He has already found one mask!"
Tahu began to growl, but restrained himself. "We should split up in two groups . Myself with Gali and Lewa. Onua with Pohatu and Kopaka." Tahu announced.
"I work alone." Kopaka replied.
Tahu growled again.
"It would be useful to know each others mask powers." proposed Pohatu. "My is Speed."
"My is Levitation!" exclaimed Lewa.
"My is Water Breathing." answered Gali.
"My is Shelding." said Tahu.
"My is Vision." stated Kopaka.
"My is Strength." said Onua.
For while, Toa spoke to each other. Their shared their past experiences and looked towards the future. Finally, they left Kini Nui in their quest for the masks. Tahu,Gali and Lewa went to the southwestern part of the island, Pohatu and Onua went north,and Kopaka went west into frozen mountains of Ko-Wahi. All seemed well for Toa.
Four strange figures watched Toa,their heads shaped like these of serpents.
Teal one wielded black staff ending in green feather fan. Purple one wielded grey hammer with blue patterns. Orange one wielded two white blades encarved with red symbols. Yellow one wielded long spear with white pole and yellow tip.
Akiroa have arrived.