Sahmad

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"History will tell you that I am a monster, a slaver, someone who made a living capturing my fellow Agori and selling them to the Skrall. I'd be a fool to lie and pretend I did not do those things; of course I did. But there is more to the story than just that, and there is one thing you need to always remember about history: the winners write all the books."
— Sahmad's thoughts, Sahmad's Tale

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Sahmad
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Agori
Tribe Iron (formerly)
Tools Sword, Whip, Thornax Launcher
Status Alive
Location Spherus Magna
Pronunciation SAH-mod
Set Number 8994

Sahmad is an Agori outcast living on Spherus Magna.

Biography

Sahmad was a member of the Iron Tribe of Spherus Magna prior to the Shattering, and was in love with a female Agori of his tribe. He was involved with the commercial aspects of his tribe's business, once scouting Aqua Magna to examine trade routes.

Around 103,000 years ago, his tribe was decimated by a mysterious plague which caused the victims to stop dreaming and be driven to madness. Sahmad was one of the few unaffected, and banded together with other survivors to hide from their deranged tribesman. After the affected had eventually perished, they emerged from hiding, and changed their armor color in an attempt to disguise themselves. Their ruse failed, and he and the other Iron Tribe survivors were shunned by the other tribes for fear of carrying the disease.

Following the Shattering, Sahmad was left stranded on Bara Magna, where he took up residence in the wastelands, all the while developing an increasing hatred for other Agori.

He found a Baranus chariot and began using it for himself, living as a bandit in the wastelands. A year ago, the Skrall moved into Roxtus, claiming the northern territories that Sahmad resided in. In order to avoid a total conflict with the Skrall, he became a slaver. The nature of his occupation brought him in conflict with the Bone Hunter Fero on many occasions.

Sahmad was known to occasionally stay in Roxtus while the Skrall occupied it, doing business with the Rock Tribe by selling them captured Agori.

Sahmad piloting the Baranus V7

Sahmad would occasionally offer the villages a chance to reclaim the Agori he kidnapped from them, and would combat Glatorian by himself. He piloted the Baranus V7 chariot, pulled by a Spikit, and his presence in the arena was despised.

In the wake of the Battle of Roxtus, and the defeat of the Skrall, Sahmad attempted an attack on the newly formed Agori Mega-Village on his Baranus V7. Ackar and Kiina fought him in order to defend the city, using their new Elemental Powers. Undeterred, Sahmad continued his assault, but was eventually defeated. The two Glatorian warned the slaver that his ways would no longer be tolerated before letting him go.

Sahmad saw the coming of Teridax and his fight with Mata Nui but ignored it, instead concentrating on finally finding the cause of the plague. He began a journey north, in the hopes of discovering some evidence of someone that initiated the plague. After waking up from a dream in which the Iron Tribe members all disappeared, the Agori spotted Telluris, who was lamenting the destruction of his vehicle. Though Sahmad regarded the Skopio XV-1 with contempt, he knew he could use Telluris' help and wished to help one of the few remaining members of the Iron Tribe, leading him to convince the Iron warrior to accompany him on his journey. While traveling, the two came across a mysterious snake, which began speaking to them. Remembering something he had heard from fleeing Rock Agori, Sahmad identified the snake as Metus, a former Ice Agori. The snake told Sahmad that he could no longer dream, and Sahmad realized that the plague had resurfaced.

After the battle between the two titans ended and Spherus Magna became reformed, the three retraced Metus's path into the Black Spike Mountains, where Sahmad found an abnormal marking in the ground. They began looking for more markings like it but stopped when Telluris went missing. Sahmad discovered the source of his disappearance when a large red tentacle emerged from the soil and dragged Metus underground. Sahmad fired on the spot the tentacle came from with his Thornax Launcher, but it had since disappeared. He then decided to let himself be taken under and follow his companions. Three tentacles then emerged, and pulled him into the earth.

Sahmad awoke in a healing chamber, where a female Water Agori informed him of the death of Metus and the disappearance of Telluris, as well as events Sahmad had not witnessed. An older Kiina approached him, and revealed that Sahmad had been sleeping for 750 years. Sahmad refused to believe her, and spotted an Agori of his tribe, and began following it. Upon discovering the Agori to be his lover, who was killed by the plague, he briefly began believing in the reality. She killed him with a Thornax Launcher, and he again awoke in a healing chamber, filled with Iron Agori. The Agori spoke to him in unison, and informed him that he had failed a test. Sahmad angrily demanded that his host to stop speaking through illusions, and the Iron Agori members were revealed to be Sisters of the Skrall. The being responsible began appearing in the room, manifesting as a radiant light, informing Sahmad that it existed before the Great Beings, although it was their unique response to its attempts to feast on their dreams that drove it underground. The Dreaming Plague was caused by the entity feeding on the Iron Tribe dreams, and that had satisfied its hunger for years. The being also revealed that it gave the Sisters of the Skrall their psionic powers and now could control them.

Telluris and a newly transformed Agori Metus arrived in the room, and though Sahmad was briefly skeptical, not knowing why Metus was an Agori again, he went with them to escape the creature. The three ran through a tunnel, and saw light coming from the end. Believing it to be sunlight, they finally made it to surface, only to discover that the light they had seen was the creature, no longer forced to stay underground. The entity, which revealed her name to be Annona, began moving to a new location to feed. Sahmad, not wanting to let what happened to his tribe happen to anyone else, tricked Telluris into chasing down Annona, and successfully convinced a reluctant Metus to join them. The entity teleported to the shores of Aqua Magna, and the three were able to follow her. They scaled cliff walls to reach a fortress, Annona's intended target. There they witnessed the Skakdi fighting illusions, recognizing it to be the work of Annona. However, the Skakdi Fusion arrived soon after, and began fighting Annona. Annona was impaled by rock spikes from the ground by the fusion, which Sahmad was surprised actually hurt the energy-based being. Annona began to feed on all the dreams of the Skakdi at once, and gathered enough strength to free herself, but the combination of Annona's dream feeding and the fusion's dream realization initiated the destruction of the fortress. Telluris ran out, trying to kill Annona, and was killed himself. Sahmad saw that the fusion was losing, and he convinced Metus to help him break off a rock spike. Sahmad hurled the spike at Annona, and it landed in one of her joints, giving the golden fusion time to recover. The two orchestrated a plan, and Sahmad wished for a world where nobody could dream, and the fusion's powers made it real. Now without food, Annona struck a deal with the fusion, where she would be sent to an entirely new world to feed on, leaving them alone. The fusion agreed on the condition that Sahmad envision this world, and Sahmad spitefully made the inhabitants all like Annona, so that they would all eventually kill each other. The fusion thanked Sahmad and they worked together to restore the ability to dream. Sahmad departed alone, though the fusion warned him that it would not be their last encounter. Having found closure for the destruction of his tribe, Sahmad resolved to visit the former site of his people, and pay his respects.

Abilities and Traits

Sahmad piloting the Baranus V7

Sahmad is feared by other Agori, and he holds a deep resentment for them as a result of their dislike. Sahmad's hatred for all non-Iron Agori is due to the fact that none of them helped him or his friends during the Dreaming Plague. He is not afraid of the Glatorian, and is willing to fight them by himself.

Sahmad has also changed his armor color using minerals in an attempt to disguise himself as a member of a different tribe. He also feels some responsibility for the few surviving members of the Iron Tribe.

Tools

Sahmad wields a bladed weapon with a Thornax Launcher attached to it. He also carries a whip, in order to keep the Spikit in line.

Vehicle

Sahmad rides the chariot Baranus V7, which is pulled by a Spikit.

BIONICLE.com Stats:

STRENGTH: 9 AGILITY: 7
TOUGHNESS: 10 MIND: 8

Set Information

Sahmad in set form

Sahmad appears as the driver of the Baranus V7 set of mid-2009, using thirty-one of the set's 263 pieces. He wields a sword with an attached Thornax Launcher in his right hand and a whip in his left. He also has a Life Counter attached to his back, for use in the BIONICLE Action Figure Game.

Quotes

"I like to sleep. I like to sleep because I like to dream. Dreaming reminds me that I'm still alive."
— Sahmad's thoughts, Sahmad's Tale
"I always thought the Skopio was a gaudy waste of time and materials. No matter how big your weapon, someone else can always build a bigger one. You don't conquer your enemies with something they can see coming ten miles away. You do it by working your way inside like the larva of a spiked worm, making yourself a part of their society, and then blotting them out from the inside."
— Sahmad's thoughts, Sahmad's Tale
"You know what comes next. After the celebration is over, the Agori will start wanting to clean up the mess. Anyone who doesn't fit into their well-ordered little social structure will get shoved aside or trampled over. I don't intend to be either."
— Sahmad to Telluris and Metus, Sahmad's Tale
"As I looked around at everyone wavering together for the greater good, I kept thinking, Whose dream is this? It certainly wasn't mine. My people were dead. They couldn't enjoy all this peace and good feeling, and if they couldn't benefit from it, I didn't want to either. I would just have seen New Atero go the way of old Atero."
— Sahmad's thoughts, Sahmad's Tale
"Was I afraid? Sure. But just like you could take a Thornax fruit and turn it into a weapon, you can take fear and turn it into anger. Fear is a rock you can hide under. Anger is a rock you can throw at someone else."
— Sahmad's thoughts, Sahmad's Tale

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