@Gilahu, here’s my entry from the Brotherhood project:
Assigned Region: Western Portion of the Southern Continent, south of the Tren Krom River
Kanohi: Sedonis, Great Mask of Clairvoyance
Status: Presumed Dead
Part 1- Early History
Makuta Aveeccious was the fourth Makuta constructed by Mata Nui prior to the launch of the Great Spirit Robot, and, for a time, stood alongside the likes of Icarax and Antroz as a Greater Makuta.* As the Brotherhood came into being, lesser Makuta, such as Bitil and Chirox, rallied around their powerful brethren, and a hierarchy naturally established itself. The leader, by decree of Mata Nui, was none other than Makuta Miserix, the first of the species- and the others soon fell into roles that suited them. Icarax trained in combat, Chirox and Mutran set to work in their labs, and Makuta Aveeccious tried his hand in the field of Rahi creation. His most prized design, the Kanohi Dragon, took several thousand years to complete, and was supplemented throughout by less substantial creations in the form of his specialties, biomechanical marine fungus and particular multicellular marine micro-organisms. He monitored their survival, population rates, and behaviour throughout the various bodies of water in the Matoran Universe.
*Lesser and Greater Makuta is a concept I developed based off of the clear distinctions of power between Brotherhood Members: For example, Icarax, who strikes fear into the heart of even the Karda Nui Makuta, is a greater Makuta. Bitil, who is relegated to the southern islands and is relatively low ranked, is a lesser Makuta. If you desire, I can remove this.
After The Kanohi Dragon disaster, wherein the Kanohi Dragon escaped captivity and assaulted Metru Nui 95,000 years before the reformation, Makuta Miserix imposed size restrictions upon Rahi creation, and thus the Tahtorak would become the undisputed King of Rahi as the largest breed the Brotherhood would ever legally create (Excluding anomalies such as the Kanohi Dragon, the Zivon, and the Kardas Dragon).
After the Kanohi Dragon catastrophe, Miserix severely reprimanded Aveeccious by transferring him from the scientific sect to the Administrative sect of the Brotherhood, where he assisted Miserix in diplomatic endeavours of various sorts. Eventually, he found his true calling in the establishment of laws and rules to govern the Matoran Universe.
He pushed aside the Brotherhood servants presiding over legal matters at the time, primarily Vortixx, members of the Steltian upper class, and members of Brutaka’s species. And although his true passion was in the creation of Rahi such as the Kanohi Dragon, he enjoyed his work, which consisted of such a varying degree of matters he never became weary of it.
His tasks as Head Legal expert included the creation of laws regarding a variety of subjects:
-Rights and working conditions of Matoran
-Legal jurisdiction of Turaga, of The Brotherhood, and the jurisdiction of leaders of various other Cultural/Ethnic groups
-Territory distribution amongst different groups and structures
-Distribution of goods on a large scale
-The Legality of certain groups and association with them
-The establishment of Brotherhood regulations and standard procedure
- established the Tablet of Transit
-Through certain loopholes, the Dark Hunter’s existence was rendered legal, as was association with them. This did not mean, however, that their more nefarious deeds, nor the contracting of such deeds, was by any means legal.
-By Brotherhood decree, numerous shipping routes were created (think Panama Canal) to promote efficiency by digging up waterways through natural barriers
-Certain jurisdiction laws created would pave the way for Miserix to implement his solution to the Metru Nui civil war, wherein Brotherhood members would be assigned to watch over various islands
While he was head of the Brotherhood’s legal sect, he did not preside over each and every decision. The sector was made up of thousands of scholars who presided over laws regarding the lives of millions, perhaps billions, of life forms in the Matoran Universe. And so while Aveeccious wielded a tremendous power, the sheer bulk of his responsibilities necessitated delegation. Additionally, Aveeccious’ decisions could, at any time, be overruled by Miserix or Teridax, who outranked him.
He remained on the southern continent for the most part, working on marine Rahi as well as updating and creating new laws and regulations, under the watchful eye of the other Makuta, up until the Metru Nui Civil War and subsequent archives massacre.
-Aveeccious’ Jetpack, developed for him by Kumonian Fe-Matoran-
Part 2- Kumo Nui
Weary of his demanding position, Aveecious consulted Miserix after the Archives Massacre. He vacated his official post, and requested some land on a coast where he could return to his original job: creating Rahi. Miserix assigned him a portion of the Southern Continent south of Destral, just beneath the western edge of the Tren Krom River. Some of the small trading islands along the coast were also under his jurisdiction. Unable to have privacy from other members of the Brotherhood, he, after a number of years, located to one of said islands, a tiny portion of land with a population of only 40,000 Matoran. (Curious to note, this is the same island the future Dark Hunter ‘Tyrant’ claimed as his own in conquest.) Here, he contracted builders and miners to construct an underground testing facility where he worked on massive Rahi in secret, keeping them in reinforced stasis tubes beneath Kumo Nui. His presence had a major effect on the small island, and he was a large factor in inadvertently shaping its culture and history.
(Aveeccious and ‘Tyrant’ Shake hands in introduction)
Before the Makuta Convocation, his mask of clairvoyance allowed him to preemptively witness Miserix’s defeat, and thus, he was prepared for the conflict that was to take place.
He spent nearly all his time afterward in his underground chambers, where several Rahi large as the Kanohi Dragon lay in suspended animation as he tinkered with them, and thus the island above that he had previously liberated from ‘Tyrant’ once again fell under Tyrant’s sway, and the sea gates were closed by Dark Hunter hires to prevent fleeing Matoran from escaping. After Metru Nui shipments were sunk by these same Dark Hunters and the newly insular nature of Kumo Nui was discovered, a Brotherhood emissary visited the island, requesting an audience with Aveeccious.
Aveecious was successful in keeping the Rahi secret from the investigator, however he received a reprimanding for his blatant disregard for those under his watch. (At this time, the brotherhood still maintained their benevolent image, as the Grand Plan would not be initiated for roughly 70,000 years.)
Several ten thousand years later, a conflict on the mainland coast resulted in a Zaath-wearing Toa accidentally summoning a massive, massive Wyrm from Aveeccious’ facilities to cause devastation. Despite the incident occurring on the mainland supposedly under his supervision, and Aveeccious successfully mind-controlling the Rahi back into stasis, a report made its way into Brotherhood circles. Makuta Sidoshi was summoned to Kumo Nui, and an investigation conducted.
-Makuta Sidoshi and Makuta Aveeccious-
Makuta Sidoshi found Aveeccious’ prohibited projects, and made to leave to inform Makuta Teridax. Aveeccious confronted the Makuta and killed him in a massive battle, in which Aveeccious’ Toa Hagah evacuated most of Kumo Nui’s Matoran from the scene.
Aveeccious retreated into hiding, and when Sidoshi never returned, Teridax ordered a full-scale invasion of Kumo Nui. Aveeccious’ Underground facilities were never found, though, and his Toa Hagah convinced the Brotherhood he had been killed in the fight. (This was to fulfill a bargain, wherein Aveeccious obtained the loyalty of Kumonians by ridding the island of Tyrant years earlier.)
-Aveeccious with his Toa Hagah-
After a number of years, the Brotherhood pulled their troops out, and Aveeccious would never again play an important role in the Matoran Universe. He would act through a small number of agents, who would procure him ingredients for his experiments, and eventually, many Kumonians came to wonder if he really was dead. Kumo Nui became known as “The Makuta’s Tomb” to the few places that knew it existed at all- and the massive Rahi still wait there, suspended in stasis, waiting to be released.
In the waning days of the Destiny War, Aveeccious realized that his death may have been fast-approaching, and concluded that his only hope of survival would be to re-merge himself with the original Makuta Substance in an effort to camouflage his identity from Teridax, the new Great Spirit.
He left Kumo Nui in search of it days before Teridax’s ascension. Nobody really knows what happened to him. Perhaps his presence was immediately located and eradicated once Teridax became a god; perhaps Teridax never found him. Perhaps Aveeccious did find the substance, and hides in it, even now, waiting to return to the world- or perhaps, and most likely of all, he simply merged into the collective mind of the substance, and ceased to exist as an individual entirely.
Aveeccious is, like all Makuta, extremely arrogant. He is prideful in his status amongst the other members of the Brotherhood, and is openly hostile to most other Makuta. He often disregards direct orders and is regularly reprimanded by Miserix, Teridax and Antroz, though the results of his work keep him in the good graces of most members- even if they’d like to keep him at a distance. He is reclusive, too, and prefers to work- or relax- without interruptions.
As a scientist, he is most interested in the massive engines of destruction like the Kardas or Kanohi Dragon, and is immensely entertained by the devastation they cause when released. He worked, mostly as a cover, on Marine Fungus and small marine bacteria throughout his time on Kumo Nui, and spent much of his time observing Rahi behaviour of all kinds, in his controlled environments underground.
As a Conqueror- well, Aveeccious wasn’t much of one, and had no part in the achievement of the plan. His careful observations of Rahi behaviour lead him to believe that the other Makuta were rather similar, in the end. Rahi, he noted, were never truly satisfied with what they possessed or with the power they had, and as such were always trying to accrue more. He recognized the effect of something he coined ‘power ■■■■■’ which, he said, was the perpetual discontent with one’s status, and the desire to improve it. He concluded that the void in his heart would have to be filled by something else.
Aveeccious was, for a Makuta, remarkably compassionate and considerate toward Matoran, but, like all other Makuta, he saw them as inferior. He had no qualms about upending Matoran lives if necessary, but he would not go out of his way to do so.
-A Dark Triumvirate-
“I see Matoran as they see a Gafna, and with much the same disinterest do we regard each the other. In times of peace, with respect; in times of need, with precision. I would not hesitate to stomp out Kumo Nui if the need arose no more than Matoran act in much the same way to the dull Gafna to build some hut or home.”
“He seems to regard us in much the same way a Matoran pauses in stray thought to briefly observe the bugs living under a newly-lifted rock, before moving on.”
As a Greater Makuta, Aveeccious was a combative powerhouse, and had the potential to be recognized as such by the rest of the Brotherhood. He had little interest in combat, though, and squandered his great potential. He was not so swift as Icarax, not so powerful as Miserix, and not so clever as Teridax, but was still superior to the majority of the Brotherhood in these aspects. He was proficient in chain lightning, heat vision, illusion, gravity, and density control, and used these abilities to his great advantage in his fight and subsequent murder of Makuta Sidoshi.
Aveeccious respected Makuta Miserix, and, in his time, heeded his orders. He was, however, known for breaking minor rules and causing trouble, and thus his relationship with Miserix was somewhat strained. He sided with Teridax in the convocation after witnessing a vison of Miserix’s death sentence, but he was never much a great ally of the new leader of the Brotherhood. He was wary of Teridax for his manipulative talents and cunning, and actively avoided the Makuta. Teridax respected Aveeccious’ power, and thus had intended to have Icarax or Gorast kill Aveeccious before the initiation of the grand plan. He was delighted to hear that Aveeccious had perished in combat with Sidoshi, for a powerful variable had been removed from his game.
A note to @Gilahu:
Makuta Sidoshi is a completed Moc with a Backstory to accompany it, and I was hoping you might save him a spot in your project. He’ll be posted in a couple days. Thanks!