So, I was writing on the "Book of the Brotherhood" and had a maybe interesting idea:
The Brotherhood's main purpose originally was Rahi creation. Over time a lot of Makuta decided to become warriors or got interested in other scientific matters, though. However, some mainly stayed Rahi creators. I thought that maybe these Rahi creators over time seperated into two factions:
- the Traditionalists who always stayed true to Mata Nui's will and populated the Matoran Universe with the Rahi it needed
- the Mutanists (not sure about that name, though - any better suggestions?) who over time strove more and more after power and prestige, creating ever more dangerous Rahi
To the Traditionalists I'd presently count Xoth, Hesbrix, Clanik, Anjan, Tak, Manguopo, Napak, Aplekisa, Irutra, Moldavanka, Kindrix, Mazla, Rerekei.
Whereas the Mutanists are: Bitil, Spiriah, Shornos, Mutran, Uloki, Dredzek, Vekaron, Tridax, Ahkaxx, Nebunie, Kojol, Chirox
Also, I'd say that the Traditionalists didn't benefit from the Plan - they simply wanted to create Rahi for the Matoran Universe. So basically they're Teridax's main opponents within the Brotherhood. However, here's this: At the time of the Convocation only these Traditionalists were still alive/present: Xoth, Tak, Napak, Irutra, Moldavanka, Kindrix, Mazla, Rerekei. Irutra and Moldavanka cared too little for politics to care too much about who won - so they simply went with the winning side. Xoth and Tak were too fearful of Teridax. The others simply joined Teridax because he was the obvious winner or because they were in his debt - except for Kindrix. In the wake of eliminating Miserix's supporters Kindrix, Napak and Xoth died, which shrank the number of Traditionalists down even further. Thus there were only five Traditionalists left - not nearly enough to be able to actually oppose Teridax in some way (ok, Mazla tried, but...)
This would actually add a nice... complexity to the inner Brotherhood politics, I think.
(Yeah, I know that if suddenly a lot of people decide to make their Makuta Traditionalists this explanation gets kinda pointless....)
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Rules can be found in post 993 and additions in post 1
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