The calm of the warm night washed over the Sandy beach which stretched along the coast of a bay beyond sight. A lone figure sat on a log facing the remains of a fire and beyond that a vast, calm sea, behind them a mostly abandoned village.
The being, a Toa, wore a large open white coat with red trim, reinforced with metal pauldrons, and a worn golden brown mask with vented cheeks and angular eye holes, through which you could see the light blue glow of his eyes, fixated on the embers.
A tall white and red Vortixx adorned with an ornate headdress joined the Toa, sitting beside him on the log.
"You should rest" she said quietly, "the expedition leaves early"
"Not tired" the Toa responded blankly, still focusing on the remaining embers of the fire, in truth he wasn't, but he was too lost in thought to notice even if he was, not long before this night he had been fighting for the fate of the world at the feet of giants, now what would become of him? He remained like this until the rays of the sun broke across the horizon, and the two entered the village.
The abandoned homes and businesses echoed the metallic footsteps of the pair as they made their way towards the town center, as they approached they saw a short blue being sitting on a broken fountain, the figure sprung to their feet and raced towards the pair,
"Payinku! Echodarix! I was beginning to get worried no one was going to show." she shouted ecstatically, the being stopped in front of the two beings, which towered over her, before them stood an abnormally small Toa of water,
the leader of the expedition.
"The sun just rose shogia, give them time," Payinku said, "though given your yelling I doubt we'll have to wait long." he said smirking.
The three sat at the fountain and spoke for a short time before others began to arrive, a mix of Matoran, Toa, Agori and Glatorian.
A Po-Matoran wearing wrappings and a bow and arrows approached the group, and spoke quietly with Shogia, while Echodarix spoke idly with a blue Glatorian, a slightly stout but incredibly imposing figure, he wore asymmetrical armor, with one arm being almost entirely covered in metal, and carried a massive longsword, he appeared to have some sort of breathing apparatus.
Shogia abruptly stopped talking to the Matoran and demanded the groups attention,
"Alright! If everyone is ready we'll be heading out!" she chirped, and set off towards the forrest on the outskirts of town, the group gathered their supplies and belongings and began in the same direction, towards the unknown.
I haven't written basically anything in literal years, so if this is entry tier trash I apologize, regardless, I think there's a really interesting tale to be had of the colonization of Spherus Magna.
so, if anyone is actually interested in reading more of this trash let me know.