Sona Nui and the islands that share it's patch of the universe have seen thier fair share of a long and glorious history. They have endured since the tens of thousands of years since the universe's creation. But this history hasn't always been peacful. The archipelago has seen it's share of blood shed. It is even belived that the islands were born of blood shed.
the islands all share a fantastic if outlandish creation myth. The full story is told in the form of an epic poem first written on Voltaka Nui. The full piece is over thirty tablets long so I shall present a sumarised version here.http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Lordy/Pi...eation_myth.jpg
In a time before time, long before all you could imagine, the area that the islands currently stand in was nothing but a vast sea. Matoran and a handful of other specise lived on the sea through fishing, trading and even piracy in some cases. One day, a magnificent Wyvern came to the sea. This was nothing unusual, Wyverns could often be seen flying over head. What was diffrent about this one was it's size. This wyvern was truly beyond gargantuan. It was so tall that it's head stood above the clouds and it's foot steps caused bio quakes. The sailors named it Aganotu Nui, which means the great destroyer in the regional Matoran dialect.
The Wyvern began to destroy the ships and floating villages of the inhabitants. A call for aid was given out and warriors came from far and wide to confront the beast. Many of them perished. Three separate Toa teams were killed trying to subdue it. Eventually a warrior appeared that seemed to be the only hope.
This warrior was called Voltak (which means heart in Sona Nuian) Like the Wyvern he was unusally tall. But where the Wyvern had it's head in the clouds, Voltak could only reach the top of it's legs. Still hhe took his hammer and shield and went to hunt it.
Aganotu and Voltak fought for well over a week. After the week, Voltak sucessfully killed the creature. The Wyvern body was so huge that it's body turned into the diffrent islands of the Archipelago. Voltak was so exhausted y the fight that he crawled onto the Volcanic island that had been the Wyvern's heart and died. From his blood came the race of titans known as the Voltakii. Whilke they are no where near as tall as thier father, they are a very strong and noble race.
The recorded history of the islands isn't any where as near as epic but it is important none the less. For much of it's early life, the island of Sona Nui was ruled by a great ruler who steadily fell to shadow. So cursed is his name know that I shall not write it within this tome for fear of angering the warrior matoran. Suffise to say the population were used as slaves and some times even for sick sport. That all ended when I arrived. Soon after I was sent to the universe by the great beings, I lead a band of warriors and invaded Sona Nui. I, Rimara Nui, was the one who slew him on the steps of his twisted palace.
Now Sona Nui's history is has lead it to this dreadful chapter in Mata Nui's life. But I know that it's inhabitants will fight the shadows like they have before. With courage, honour, faith and fury.
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