and generally agreed to be the laziest creatures in the entire universe.
Like the firebird, the krahtorak are a rahi species that lives on the island of Korrothis. They were created by Makuta Deciphus early in the universe’s history, before he took up the name Nivorn and became the Lord of Shadows in service of Mata-Nui.
The krahtorak are cold blooded and draw in energy by basking in the eternal light spilling from Mata-Nui’s heartlight above the island. They also have the curious ability to bask in darkness and store negative energy in their bodies, too. This means that about 23 hours a day, they’re lying down.
When they do move, they amble on feet and fists like a gorilla. They can also glide with their wings, but doing so requires a burst of shadow energy from their stores.
Not only are they quite lazy, but they are also quite dangerous if disturbed, prone to releasing all of their stores of shadow energy when frightened. This “anti-energy” saps willpower, chills the blood and fills the mind with visions of horror. It has been known to send some beings insane.
The Korrothean population inhabits the grounds of the Palace of Shadows on Korrothis, though they have been known to wander, and quite often sit and watch new toa doing their training in the Fields of Valour nearby. Any krahtorak on other islands are generally seen as a nuisance.
This MOC was originally for a contest on MOCpages in 2011 run by my friend Monarth (his DA) (his Flickr). Krahtorak came in second place. He’s also completely monochromatic except for the trans-purple eyes (and one hidden half-pin). His wing design was a sort of prototype which eventually turned into the ones Gringat has.