Hello, Message Boards! It’s @ToaNoah_Wafflemeister here to bring you a new pitch! Now, there are some crazy things I have ideas for, but before that, I would like to thank @Kardax, @odnanref101993, @UltimateMustacheX, and @Bokarda for helping me edit and finetune this so it mostly stays canon and stuff. They were very helpful, and I can’t wait to work on more things in the future.
Now, I know this has big ideas, most of which won’t matter until Year 3, but I think this may have some big impacts on the beginning of the story, so I posted it now. Comments and feedback are so very much appreciated, and please have a Bonkle-filled day!
As Karzahni created the Elisians and the lightning element, he noticed the Elemental Lords that his brother created to protect the Matoran and their respective elements. Seeing the alternate future where the Great Beings are overthrown because of the Elemental Lords, Karzahni took great notice of this, believing seven Lords would cause more chaos than six. Unlike Ekimu, Karzahni created his elemental lord to not be so elemental. Karzahni truly created more of a daughter with the position of an Elemental Lord than an actual one. And so he treated her as if she was his own child. Karzahni was conflicted, with his desire to sow chaos, as well as his dream to be free of his insanity. Deciding that he could make his creation able to do both, he gave her abilities over the mind. She could edit the electrical flow in the neurological system (assuming Matoran and Karzahni have that) to help ease his emotions, and to clear his mind. He felt with these powers, she could eventually cure him. Karzahni also placed precautions in case she ever turned on him, and created her so she could not harm him or betray his will. He also knew that she would be hated by his brothers and many would try to kill her. And so he decided to her secret, so his last hope of being sane could not be killed. As she was finished, Karzahni named her “Annona”, or “Dream”, after his dream of being free of insanity.
Believing she was Karzahni’s “Dream” and that he would never betray his daughter, Annona grew very attached to him, and did exactly what he asked of her. However, her influence of his emotions was actually hurting Karzahni, making him feel for others less and become even more insane. Afraid to tell him, Annona stopped “helping” Karzahni so much and tended to her people more. Angered, Karzahni asked why. As afraid as Annona was of Karzahni’s anger at her for failing, she was more afraid of what would happen if she disobeyed him. Annona told him the truth, and Karzahni stripped her of her Elemental Lord status. Reduced down to a simple Elisian, Annona was heartbroken. Wishing to please her father, Annona noticed the power the other Matoran regions seemed to love and hunger for, and believed her father would desire something like that. She summoned the armies of Elisia, and attacked a neighboring floating region, Kanae. Uxar saw the attack and summoned his armies to protect Kanae. In a ferocious battle, the skilled and coordinated Kanaeans crushed the lawless and chaotic Elisians. Annona had failed Karzahni, and made it worse by taking half of the healthy Matoran and getting them killed. Karzahni was so infuriated, he told Annona that she failed both of her purposes, and that if she wasn’t strong enough to cure him, and wasn’t strong enough to tame his armies, she could never amount to anything he’d want. And then the war between the Brothers began, sentencing each of them to eternal imprisonment.
Reign of Terror
Realizing her father did not care about her, Annona felt betrayed and used, realizing her father’s “dream” was the empire she was supposed to create for him. Turning to the Elemental Lords for acceptance, they turned her down, believing she was the cause of the great war, and had no power. In her anger, Annona turned to the one people she could be accepted by: the Elisians. If she could not be a daughter, and could not be an Elemental lord, then she would be a Toa, the unexpected event. Realizing her mind powers still existed, she began to experiment with them. Annona found she could change emotions to cause fear and anger on a massive scale, and could control not quite what they saw, but how they processed it. She could also, if a mind was clear enough, talk to them via a mental link. Using these to prove herself to the Elisians, she began a tyrannous rule over her people, harshly punishing those who would not serve her, and greatly rewarding those who did. One such Matoran was by the name of Takanuva. Annona blessed Takanuva, giving him riches and power and the most beautiful Vo-Matoran to be his wife. However, Annona still felt a need to stay loyal to Karzahni. Believing the Great Being wished for power the same way she did, Annona decided ruling just one region would not be enough to please him. Seeking to expand, Annona mobilized her subjects and sought to take over Kanae. Quick to respond, Uxar called upon his brothers and sisters (don’t quite exactly no the genders of the Lords). They called upon a new team of Toa to wipe out Annona and her army. The Toa found the moraled army much harder to defeat, and decided the best thing to do would be to cut the head off the snake (Hobbit for life). Their leader Hydraxon challenged, and then destroyed Annona, seemingly for good. The Elisians quickly surrended after that.
Annona’s death brought pain upon the Vo-Matoran, and they all moved on. However, for Takanuva, Annona could not possibly be dead. Every night, as he slept, he dreamed that Annona was returning, and she needed him to get her followers. As the dreams continued, they became more horrifying, until Takanuva felt as if there was a monster haunting him, forcing him to give her followers. Takanuva spread the word of his strange dreams, though the Vo-Matoran did not believe him. However, Takanuva convinced his family to believe, and so they did. They too had dreams of Annona, commanding them to spread the word. Still no one would believe the foolish family. However, Annona’s consciousness was still alive, buried in the dust that was all that remained of her previous body. Takanuva collected the dust and built memorials with vials of it across Elisia, which spread Annona’s consciousness across the city. As the years and decades passed, the generations of Takanuva’s family grew many, and they all believed in Annona’s return, especially one Matoran named Voriki. plots to take revenge on her stubborn people, and to spread her power to all of Artahka.