"Believing that the villages intended to kill him and take his designs and equipment, Telluris threw himself into building a vehicle so powerful that no one could defeat it. The result was the Skopio XV1, born of a combination of genius and madness."
— Narrator, Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna
The Skopio XV-1 was a massive vehicle designed and piloted by Telluris.
After the Shattering, Telluris was isolated on Bara Magna, and continued using the Skopio XV-1 to traverse the Wastelands, shunned by the rest of society for fear of carrying the mysterious plague that wiped most of his tribe out.
While traveling through the desert, Telluris used his vehicle to wipe out a band of Bone Hunters before disappearing back into the sand. Some time after, a convoy carrying Exsidian and escorted by four Glatorian passed by his hiding spot. Telluris brought the Skopio XV-1 out to attack them, firing a Thornax at Ackar. Kiina raced toward the Skopio and managed to climb onto it. Meanwhile, Ackar and Gresh used the Exsidian to jam its treads. Kiina then reached the piloting area and captured Telluris, though he later escaped of his own accord. Upon reviewing the machine's history, the Glatorian sabotaged the Skopio XV-1 so it could not be used again.
Telluris returned to his vehicle, only to discover the damage. Though he did not have the parts to fix it, his fellow Iron tribesman Sahmad offered to take him up north to acquire what he needed. Telluris was killed during the voyage.
The Skopio XV-1 features the ability to travel using its four mechanical legs. It can also fold these legs up, activating the treads and allowing for greater speed. It also possesses a Thornax Launcher and two force blasters for offensive power, allowing for effective long and close-range attacks.
The Skopio XV-1 set was released as a large boxed set in mid-2009, containing Telluris as its rider. The set contains 840 pieces, 802 of which are used in the construction of the vehicle itself. This set is the largest BIONICLE set ever released. Among these parts are a Thornax Launcher, Thornax fruit, and life counter for use in the BIONICLE Action Figure Game (Additionally, Telluris's own life counter mount, comprising three pieces, is moved from Telluris to the rear of the vehicle as the rider is being attached).
Also included in the set are two Force Blasters, each of which is loaded with four silver "force spheres" as ammunition. The mandibles also open when the backs of the outer pincers are squeezed together, and snap shut by means of a rubber band.
"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. The Skopio was Telluris' crutch, his way of throwing an armed and armored tantrum at the world."
— Sahmad's thoughts, Sahmad's Tale
- 8996 Skopio XV-1 Building Instructions on LEGO.com (1/2)
- 8996 Skopio XV-1 Building Instructions on LEGO.com (2/2)
|Bara Magna||Caravans | Baranus (Baranus V7) | Cendox (Cendox V1) | Kaxium (Kaxium V2 | Kaxium V3) | Skopio XV-1 | Thornatus (Thornatus V9) | Wagons|
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|Large||Fero & Skirmix | Tuma | Cendox V1 (Crotesius) | Kaxium V3 (Kirbraz & Scodonius) | Baranus V7 (Sahmad & Spikit) | Thornatus V9 (Perditus) | Skopio XV-1 (Telluris) | Toa Mata Nui|
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