I heard about the Po wahi Raiders and thought that every region should have it own “special” culture thing.
(Mad max type of boats in the desert with cannons, I find that a great idea)
Fire region would have Lava surfers, bandits/outlaws that use the lava ways to surprise and assault targets. (Bikers style).
Ice region would have a group of specialists that reside at the peaks in small temples training with all sorts of weapons. and climbing the mountains and extreme peaks. seeking a spiritual balance and tries to unlock their “TRUE” elemental powers(, of course they never will due to the 7 toa rule…).
Water region: would have people that live underwater, in g1 air pocket seaweed houses.
Fishing and tending to the ruins of the sunken cities that once was above water. selling relics and things they find in the ocean to land people.
Earth region would of course have its candlehead cult ( Esoteric Order of illumination)
Seeking knowledge within the earth… but also precious materials. Leaving the temple cities of the earth region for the deep dark caverns of inner earth.
Air would have an inka/ amazon like culture livin in the jungle and not on the flying islands
Being the most hard core matoran there is. (and not entirely female either)
Valuing skill and cunning above all.
(My canon so far involves, some of the toa being from these sub factions)
Well… I am working on concept art for all these ideas… I just need time. But I think i should throw these ideas out here.