Bennus is also a character in the Cyclic Plane universe.
“One being’s junk is another being’s treasure - everything has value to someone, somewhere. Buy surplus cheap, and sell it dear, and perhaps you will survive among the sands…” - Bennus
Bennus was a being with both matoran and agori ancestors - something made possible through Mata-Nui’s use of the Ignika to modify the matoran’s innate fusion abilities. His overuse of the Ignika led to it shattering and unleashing the Soulplague upon Spherus Magna - something Bennus lived through too.
Though the great deserts of Bara Magna were made somewhat more hospitable by Mata-Nui, a great swathe of desert still lay between the settlements of New Atero, Vulcanus, Tajun and Drachen’s Hope. Bennus scratched a living plying the trade routes between these.
Among grains, fruits, ropes and textiles are scavenged bits of bone and scrap metal and artefacts left over from the Battle of Bara Magna…
Bennus makes his way across the vast deserts and plains in an old walker created by Onukhet many years ago. It has had several replacement parts and additions over the years, but still just about manages to climb the near-vertical cliffs and canyons that mar the landscape.
Lingering dangers, such as Bone Hunters and Vorox threaten the trade routes. Due to the decline in elemental energy on Spherus Magna, true toa guardians are harder and harder to come by. Bennus once employed Keos and Tavryn, but was forced to let Tavryn go after the Dark Hunters muscled in on the trade routes, with Keos joining their side.