"Mountainous and beautiful, Daxia is a paradise. More importantly, it is a paradise that can be easily defended from behind the walls of our fortress."
— Toa Helryx, World
|Residents||The Order of Mata Nui (formerly)|
|Position||Southeast of the Southern Continent|
Daxia was created by the Great Beings during the construction of the Matoran Universe. The island was chosen by the first members of the Order of Mata Nui, who had existed before the coming of any Toa (excluding Helryx), and were former members of the Hand of Artakha. Order installations on Daxia were built stone by stone independently of any Matoran assistance. All of the Order's members had standing orders to return to the island should any of their positions be overrun.[BW]
Botar teleported the Toa Nuva into Daxia's Power Cradle Chamber following their completion of the Scroll of Preparations. They witnessed Trinuma place the Staff of Artakha in a cradle, as Helryx explained the Staff would then repair damage inflicted by the Great Cataclysm. The Toa Nuva were then taken into another chamber to await their last task. They were greeted by a Matoran, who told them they would be traveling to Artakha, and suddenly, the Toa Nuva and the Matoran were teleported to the island.
Vezon, Roodaka, Spiriah, Takadox, and Carapar were detained in a cell on Daxia to conduct a mission with Brutaka: rescuing Makuta Miserix. Brutaka had returned from Metru Nui where he had captured Dweller, who was then imprisoned on Daxia. The team departed from the island on a Boat to Stelt. During their mission, Botar was killed by Makuta Icarax while dispatching munitions to Brutaka's team. Trinuma, accompanying Botar, delivered the munitions to an island as he retreated to Daxia to inform the Order.
Brutaka, Vezon, and Roodaka, on Miserix's back, returned to Daxia. Vezon was imprisoned upon their arrival, whereas Roodaka was transferred to The Pit. Brutaka was informed by Helryx that the Order was to initiate their Destiny War against the Brotherhood of Makuta. Axonn was recruited by Krakua and a member of Botar's species who teleported him back to Daxia. Axonn was teamed up with Brutaka to ally the Order with the Skakdi, departing to Zakaz as Miserix departed to track down Teridax.
Vezon was freed by Trinuma afterward and departed Daxia in a skiff, as Vezon was to sabotage Destral's teleportation technology. During this time, Mazeka stormed Daxia, determined to obtain information about Karda Nui from Helryx, downing two guards and avoiding traps along the way. In Helryx's chamber, he met Tobduk, a senior Order of Mata Nui agent. Tobduk told Mazeka that he would give him the information he sought but the Ko-Matoran had to assist him on a mission to kill Makuta Tridax on Destral. Mazeka complied and followed Tobduk to Destral.
After Teridax took over the body of Mata Nui, he leveled the Daxia Fortress using his powers over the universe, killing many of the Order of Mata Nui's members. He began using the Energized Protodermis pool on the island to create new Rahkshi. Tahu Nuva later led a resistance group to Daxia and successfully destroyed the pool.
After Teridax's death and mass evacuation of the Matoran Universe, Daxia, along with all other locations, was dismantled.
Daxia had a very harsh climate; the island was blisteringly hot throughout the year, and had no obvious source of water. However, Daxia had many tiny streams flowing down its mountains which indicated underground lakes, and the high temperatures created flora unique to Daxia. One such example was a large type of oil secreting tree that could be found near water; Hydraxon hid Gali's Kaukau in one such tree while he trained the Toa Mata.[BL10]
All of these locations were destroyed when Makuta Teridax demolished the island. A source of Energized Protodermis existed on the island, but it was later destroyed by a team formerly led by Tahu.
There was a heavily guarded fortress on the island, known to contain a Power Cradle Chamber, prison rooms, libraries of tablets, and an armory, along with a plethora of other rooms. There was also a operations center where Helryx would plan located in the center of the fortress. The fortress was equipped with the latest technology and weapons and had a self-destruct mechanism in place if the island were to be discovered.[BW]
In addition to the Order of Mata Nui's wide variety of members, the island of Daxia also contained a few species of native Rahi and some prisoners. The local creatures usually targeted each other, unless an intruder was present.
Unlike most other islands, Daxia was almost entirely devoid of all Rahi, except for a few species. The majority of these species were considered highly dangerous, though they would only usually attack somebody they were unfamiliar with. There are only two known Rahi species there:
- Shallows Cat (formerly)
- Small, aggressive rainbow-colored fish with needle-sharp teeth.
The Order of Mata Nui usually sent captives to the Pit, but after they learned of its destruction, they began to hold prisoners on the island itself.
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