Yesterday, good triumphed over evil. The Toa stopped Makuta from escaping the Shadow Realm, before going back to the stars once more, the Shadow Hunter Umarak was destroyed, and Ekimu returned from the Black Mountain with the tale of the Toa's heroism. With Umarak gone, the Shadow Traps just stopped completely, becoming little more than scrap metal, and a few villagers have begun dismantling them for parts. The Elemental Creatures hung around long enough to help repair the damage from the Beasts' attack, then headed back to their temples. The Skull Spiders are still a threat, sure, but without the Lord of Skull Spiders to direct them, their attacks are no longer organized. All is well.
Well, it was, anyway. So how did it go so wrong?
I don't even know. When I went to bed last night, Makuta was trapped in the Shadow Realm, Umarak was dead, Ekimu was awake, and the creatures had gone back to their temples.
When I awoke, Makuta and Umarak were once again loose on Okoto, Ekimu was nowhere to be found, all of the Toa except Gali were dead, and the Creatures and Gali were leading the fight against an army of shadow Beasts -- and losing.
Worse, no one seems to remember the events I remember: the Toa's victories, the liberation of the Ancient City, the awakening of Ekimu. It's as if they never happened.
Stranger still, the other Protectors aren't the same. In fact, no one has even heard of Narmoto, Korgot, or the others -- except me. Instead, we have Elizo, Larsik, Mirna, Jakron, Nirzin... Nirzin's the only one I've even heard of before.
Does this have anything to do with the Mask of Time? I've heard it has many unknown powers, that not even Ekimu knows the full extent of. As far back as any records go, only Ekimu has ever worn it, and him only once. I guess I'm going to go to the Temple of Time and see if I can find some answers. Assuming it's still there, that is.
And that's assuming I can even get there. Makuta's minions are everywhere, making travel outside the villages all but impossible, and word is that Kulta the Skull Grinder is planning on leading an attack against the village of Stone.
Times are most certainly dark, and all hope definitely seems to be lost...
Author's note: this is an idea that just popped into my head. Where I go with this remains to be seen. Feed me....