While doing reconnaissance to find the Mask of Life, Korva saw an unusual toa running from a group of Vahki. This was in the middle of a heavily guarded complex, so it was surprising that another toa would manage to get in alive, much less running for their life. Korva only managed it with his kanohi Huna, and was still struggling at best. Intrigued, he pursued after them.
Slowly trailing behind the Vahki, observing from a dark hallway, he was confused when they suddenly stopped. If they noticed him, they would have surely attacked him by now. Instead they looked just as confused as he was. Looking closer, the other Toa was gone, no person, no dead body. Out of nowhere, he heard a voice, "Uhh... are they gone?".
Startled, Korva quickly turned around and brought up his Zamor rifle. The Toa was female, and wore black and red armor. He began to question her. "Who are you? And how did you get behind me?". The Toa passively backed up and explained herself. "No need for alarm. From the looks of things, you are just as hunted as I am. My name is Teridax, Toa of Shadows".
Known as "Teri" by her new, albeit slightly skeptical allies, she is a Toa of Shadows from an alternate universe. Or rather, "the" Toa of Shadows, as she is the universe's version of Takanuva. Compared with the prime reality, the roles of Light and Shadow are switched, along with the names and genders of the universe's important figures. During a battle with her universe's Olmak user, she was sent to the prime reality in the middle of a Vahki manufacturing plant.
Teri has a personality similar to Takanuva, though the nature of her new surroundings is having an effect on her morality, slowly turning her evil to fit in with the role her element is supposed to have here. She has the willpower to curb these urges, but she can only do so much. She has decided to help the Toa on their mission in hopes that they can help her find the Olmak and return to mend the damages from her absence, and to keep her from going insane in her new environment.
She uses a Staff of Shadows and wears a Kanohi Kraahkan. In her universe, the Kraahkan is in the shape of a Great Ruru.
Inspired by legomaster1378's creations, I used a modified metru-build for this one. The shoulders are connected with ball joints, so they have a lot more articulation. The right arm has a gear function, which can be locked by pushing back an axle and attaching a gear. As is probably obvious, the shoulders use an illegal method, attaching the black piece to the arm with small cording. I did this to bring the rope aesthetic from the netting to the other parts of the MOC, and I think it worked okay. The wrist tires are also illegal, tires from a die cast or something, but the ankle tires are lego. I might decide to replace the Ruru with an actual Kraahkan, but I don't have one, and I kinda like the look of the Ruru.
Lessons learned from these pictures:
1. Sheets are squishy when you don't unfold them.
2. Sheets have creases.
3. I really need a new tripod...
Probably going to take new pictures, as these ones turned out a bit blurry. I got fed up with the tripod, but boxes on a desk chair and a camera aren't the best replacement.