Oh boy. I've got a weird one for you guys today. Not so much in execution, but rather in concept.
Born of mysterious origins to an island in turmoil, Toa Drathii found her peace by the blade.
Early on in the age of gloom was a civil unrest among the villagers of Okoto. The mask makers lost and the city forsaken, the people of Okoto dispersed across the island in search of lands in which they could prosper. However, without the governing power and centralized population, many villagers took the chaos as an opportunity to elevate their own statuses beyond that of those born protectors. Barraki arose about the island and purged the regions of one another. It was during this period that the few heroes on the island were forced to take sides or fight in futility for individual villages.
Drathii, master of jungle was one of the latter. Skilled in the art of strategy, Drathii became renowned for her ability to fend off her region's villages from far greater forces. However, beyond her military prowess she became known for her pacifistic intent. She claimed to fight in the name of peace and the prosperity of her people, and unlike the Barraki warlords, was honest to her word.
Unfortunately, the shadow that lingers over Okoto had different plans. The Protector of Jungle at the time became mentally ill; developing a lust for blood never seen in his predecessors. He began to pool an army and attack neighboring regions; razing their villages for his own gain.
Of course, The Protector attempted to sway Drathii to his side; offering her a position as his prime general. Drathii, seeing the corruption that had befallen her elder, refused his offer and deserted his town. She was last seen walking into the crumbling ruins of the ancient city unarmed.
Now how's about that concept thing I alluded to earlier...
In art of all kinds, I often find odd whims to go off of that don't really have any clear origin aside from just imagining random things. The drive to make this moc was, in a way, one such whim.
For many years I used a Toa of plantlife by the name of Dartho as my "official" self moc. Recently, I've wanted to revamp him and adapt him for Okoto, but really didn't know how. I brainstormed and brainstormed, but couldn't think of anything particularly interesting.
Then one day, "poof!" I had this oddly cool idea to make Drathii. I didn't want her(to-be him at the time) to be a "direct" self moc, but more like a character using certain aspects of my own personality. I also ended up deciding to further that she isn't "me as a bionicle", but just a character with certain aspects of me, I'd make her female.(I also wanted to take up the challenge of the decent female build thing)
So it's kind of weird to have a moc that's my former self moc, only using fragments of my personality and is a girl, but eh. Whatever.
Also, the pictures are crap and you can't see the gaps near her neck in any of the shots. >.>