So we have a lot of great concepts, stories, amazing artworks and some fantastic set designs for the first 2 years as well as a general idea of the story for those years. Now I may not be entirely correct but as I understand it:
Year 1: The Toa are created as the mask freezes the island, the Toa unfreeze the island after battling the Rahkshi and Makuta is unleashed.
Year 2: Makuta influences and manipulates the matoran to start the civil war which escalates until the Toa realize Makuta is the one who started the war, this ends the war.
Year 3 is still fairly undecided but we have had some ideas put forth by the cast and by the community, so this is my pitch which is an amalgamation of those ideas and my own. Bare in mind I may change some aspects depending on other lore changes.
The basic plot
The Toa help the regions start to rebuild after the civil war, but during the rebuilding, hordes of small Rahi beings called skull spiders start attacking and the Toa must once again defend Arthaka from this threat. The spiders can take over the Matoran and turn them into drone slaves, to battle the Toa.
A higher species of Skull spider exists called the visorak, these are the leaders of the horde and mutate their hosts, these will be the main antagonists of the first wave, with Sidorak as their leader: The Lord of Skull Spiders. The Toa eventually defeat the Visorak generals and capture Sidorak to learn of his plans.
The Toa discover that he was a distraction to allow Makuta to search the island for the temples that contain the keystones to awaken Ekimu from his Tomb so that Makuta can destroy his brother. The second wave begins with the Toa journeying to these temples, where the Skull spiders are guarding them for Makuta to collect the stones.
During one of these temple encounters, one (or two) of the Toa are captured and the rest of the Toa rescue their captured teammate(s), they then debate, should they free Ekimu to beat Makuta? Do they need his help or do they awaken him?
They travel to Ekimu’s tomb to face Makuta and initially the Toa seem to be winning in battle against Makuta, in this battle the Toa steel and assemble all of the keystones, but then the spiders swarm the tomb and capture all but one of the Toa, who has the full stone. Makuta reveals he was toying with them, filling them with hope before tearing it away and then threatens to destroy half the island by activating the volcano if the Toa do not hand over the stones.
The Toa have a moment looking at each other and silently agree what must be done, and the one standing leaps at the sarcophagus in the center of the room and inserts the stone, not before being injured by Makuta in the process. The shockwave from the blast releases the Toa but they are floored and Ekimu climbs out of his sarcophagus and faces his brother.
Ekimu speaks with Makuta before they begin to fight, Ekimu smacks Makuta with his hammer, stunning him, ling enough for the Toa to create a Toa seal around him, the skull spiders flee from the conflict and Ekimu looks down at the Toa before him.
Basic things that need to occur in this story:
- The skull spider attacks need to be the Toa defending or fighting the Visorak general.
- Visorak are a subset of skull spider that can mutate their host, such as Skull-basher, Skull-slicer or Sidorak.
- The Toa must set a trap for Sidorak.
- At least one of the Toa must be captured in the temples, the rest of the team will be able to break them out.
- The Toa must travel to at least one temple.
- The Toa are the ones to awaken Ekimu.
Any comments and criticisms are welcome, what do you guys think of the pitch?