Eki, Toa of Dark Waters . Eki took her shadowy curse and turned it into a blessing, becoming one of the MU's best toa trainers. . Name: Eki
Race/Species: Ga-Matoran (G1)
Title(s): Archon, Toa
Prevailing Element: Water
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Tool(s): Kanohi Rau
MOC Status: Disassembled
Contest: Unity Infinity Circle
Theme: Ocean Rahi/Beast, Ga-Matoran or Toa
Eki first emerged on the Southern Continent, but moved to the island of Poliaz shortly after it was created. On Poliaz she found solid friendship in an Vo-Matoran named Soleku. The two of them became the musical duo called Cyclestone, until their career was cut short by a makuta attack on the island.
An unfortunate encounter with Makuta Gorast sent Eki into a coma and transformed her into a Shadow Matoran. She was quickly rushed off to the island of Korrothis and woke up in the Palace of Shadows. While not a toa, she was able to unlock some of her powers thanks to help from the Shadowlord, Nivorn. The two fell deeply in love with one another.
Eki's transformation into a toa was not a sudden event, but a gradual one triggered by contact with energised protodermis. While not a proper archon until near the end of Matoran history, she stayed on Korrothis as a lay member, formally in service to Tolus the Waterlord but more truly dedicated to Nivorn.
When the Destiny War began, Teridax destroyed all of the makuta, including Nivorn. Korrothis left the Matoran Universe and crash landed on Bara Maga, and when the dust cleared, the planet had been reforged into Spherus Magna. Eki spent some years in mourning and isolation in Aqua Magna, before finally returning to Korrothis.
When Korrothis was repaired years later, and Gringat was heading the colonisation mission to Atmos Magna, Eki joined as one of the mission's toa guardians. Records of her current whereabouts are yet to be found, but it's theorised that she is buried somewhere on the sea floor of one of Tempesta Magna's moons.
Eki's first version was made more than three years ago, had a completely different colour scheme, and truth be told, was pretty bad. Eki is one of my oldest characters and plays an important role in my storyline, so it's good that I have a MOC to match now. :)
Torso design looks the same as my normal female one, but the technic innards and shoulders are completely different. Also, to fit in with the oriental theme I have going for the southern islands, so she has a Chinese dual bun hairstyle type thing going. :3
And now for something completely different.
Korrothis is recruiting! Tolus, Waterlord of Korrothis, is putting forth the call to new toa of Water, Acid or Poison. Six lucky toa shall be accepted for training by the Elemental Isle's master tutors!
If you have a toa MOC (self MOC or otherwise), say their name in the comments below and I'll add it to a hat to be drawn later. They'll be made as chibis and when all six are done, combined into a Nui with a place in my storyline. I'd usually pick them at random from a search of the 'pages and DeviantArt, but if I do it this way I won't pick someone who's no longer active by mistake. ;)
Blacklight picture! :D