Where the mighty Toa can tame a Kikanalo, Matoro has devised a mount more suitable for matoran. The Ko-strich, with it’s powerful legs and aerodynamic build making it a fast and agile runner.
Despite not being able to fly like other bird-rahi, It fills the Le-matoran mount niche of land-runners.
With the right training and proper care, the Ko-strich is a loyal mount. It uses it’s small wing-claws to dig through ice and stone for smaller bug-rahi to eat.
It’s back can be mounted via a saddle, allowing matoran to hold on tight and secure their legs, though some more daring Le-matoran customers have chosen to ride and race them “bareback” with only a simple reigns.
Having just made a new order for his acquaintance and once fellow student Vhisola(being on of the few rumored Ko-matoran allowed to study in Ga-Metru, where he gained his knowledge of rahi.), the Ga-matoran is now prepared to better track down her teacher (and crush?), Toa Nokama.
I hope you enjoy. Had a lot of fun building this. Tried to make a story as in line with the lore as I could.