Gringat, Hawklord . "Letoka is not a static spirit. It does not stay when you tell it to, or go where you will it to. Treat it with caution, like the wild hawk it is, and, eventually, it will come to you on its own." Gringat to a young toa of air. . Name: Gringat
Race/Species: Le-Matoran (G1)
Occupation: Lord of Bazryghan
Title(s): Toa, Lenui, Turaga
Prevailing Element: Air
Alignment: Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Good
Affiliation: Letoka, The Weave Council of Spherus Magna
Typical Tool(s): Zephyr (staff), Kanohi Sirion (Combined mask of Summoning, Kindred and Language)
MOC Status: Some Parts Removed
(Uriah Heep - The Wizard (New Version))
Gringat's true memories by now extend only to about a hundred years before the Destiny War. His time as a weapons mechanic on the Island of Poliaz and Xia are long forgotten, likewise his time as one of the Toa Vanembar in service of the now-dead Lord Poliaz and his viceroy Vanembar. Even the majority of his service to Mata-Nui as a Lord is all but lost to the ages, kept by the runic memoirs in the library of the Tower of Air in Bazryghan, one of the largest cities in the Matoran Empire.
Following Teridax's takeover, the Lords of Korrothis faced a chilling decision, and ultimately followed it - Korrothis would leave the Matoran Universe, causing a nine-fold Weavestorm (known as Tempesta Magna) Teridax would be forced to quell, weakening him considerably. It worked, but not without the loss of the Ta, Av, Kra and Onu-Nui. Korrothis crash-landed on Spherus Magna. Gringat lost an eye in the fighting that ensued on the planet's surface.
After Teridax's defeat by Mata-Nui, Korrothis was rebuilt, and the city of Bazryghan was built around it. Mata-Nui became the leader of the Weavelords again for the first time in millenia. Gringat and his wife Tyn were some of the first to follow Mata-Nui's plan of allowing the matoran race to produce children via kaitagenesis, and together they formed two - Tangri and Nilmador.
Gringat continued to train new toa, of which there were many. Many became Knights of Spherus Magna under Helryx and Artakha, while others, like Davix, became Archons. Gringat's job was harder now on Spherus Magna, as the world was far, far bigger than the Matoran universe, and its "Letoka" was far, far wilder.
By the end of his time as Letoka, he was the second most senior Lord of Korrothis, alongside Xalos, and a very respected (or hated) figure across the planet, be it by friend or foe of the Matoran Empire.
When vaults beneath the city of Drachen's Hope were uncovered, a being known as the Decipherer was awoken. It understood the work of the Great Beings, including the location of their "homeworld". Gringat was one of the few beings that had ever flown a spacecraft (Korrothis), and designed one (its engines), and Mata-Nui entrusted him with leading a mission to the new world, Iruni taking his place as Lenui.
733 years after departing from Spherus Magna... well, let's say "To be continued"...
With D-7 and Mezzinus, my other two self-MOCs.
This version of Gringat is extra special. Unlike the last version, this one I'm actually fairly proud of. He has wings - with feathers! Spent an age getting those right. More importantly, he looks more... dynamic than the old one. V-10 wasn't meant to be around for long, ended up being there for more than a year. Ah well.
There's a special version I'm posting my new self-MOC today, too. Today's my birthday. A lot of you have already sent me greetings and all, which is lovely. It's not just any birthday though; it's my 18th. I am now, officially, an AFOL. I'm ramping up the MOC quality a few notches now. :P Oh, and those Breakout sets? Expect to see their bits in a 'lot' of my MOCs in the future...
Some alternate themes!
(The Lion King (Broadway) - They Live in You)
(Atmosphere - Secret Robes)
(Jonsi - Animal Arithmetic)