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Southern Continent

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Southern Continent
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Continent
Status Evacuated
Residents Matoran (formerly)
Population None
Position South of Northern Continent

The Southern Continent was the larger of the two continents of the Matoran Universe.

History

Matoran on the continent
The Southern Continent was created by the Great Beings during the construction of the Matoran Universe. Here, the Great Beings hid the Kanohi Ignika, so that were it ever needed, it would be close to Karda Nui, situated underneath the Continent, where the mask was to be used.

When Karzahni repaired damaged Matoran, he would send them to the Southern Continent in order to hide his poor repair jobs.

After the Matoran Civil War, several Makuta were assigned to watch over different regions of the Continent. Makuta Mutran was assigned to watch over the center of the Southern Continent, but would pay no attention to it unless he wanted to, such as taking a Matoran volunteer Vican as his lab assistant.

During the Great Disruption, a team of Toa led by Jovan traveled to the center of the continent, the area known as Voya Nui, to retrieve the Kanohi Ignika and used it to heal Mata Nui. Afterwards, the team (minus one who died using the Kanohi Ignika) returned the Mask of Life and Jovan stayed behind as a Turaga to watch over Voya Nui.

During the Great Cataclysm, the Voya Nui region was forced out and rocketed upwards, settling on the aquatic surface of Aqua Magna. A large hole was left in the dome of the Southern Continent, and soon a Giant Waterfall formed, flowing through the continent's dome and into another hole left where Voya Nui once was. This water fell into Karda Nui, located beneath the continent.

Voya Nui slamming back to its original position
The Toa Mahri managed to return Voya Nui to its original location, filling the hole in the center of the continent. The Staff of Artakha was used by the Toa Nuva to repair damages done by the Great Cataclysm, and sealed the hole in the continent's dome.

Later, Mazeka and an alternate Teridax arrived in a valley on the continent, where the alternate Teridax showed his power over Light by absorbing all of it in the area to kill the malicious living grass that surrounded them. They soon came across the deserted Ba-Koro, where Makuta noticed their presence. He soon conjured three shadow Takanuva to fight his alternate self. The alternate Teridax and Mazeka swiftly dispatched the shadow Takanuva, and the alternate Teridax teleported Mazeka to a safer location, avoiding the shockwaves that resulted in the death of the prime universe Teridax.

Landscape

The continent is huge, and is positioned in a dome lit with Lightstones. A series of caves runs underneath the surface of the continent and in the roof of Karda Nui that are home to the Av-Matoran. Some Av-Matoran left to colonize Karda Nui, but they went back to their homeland. At a later date, some Av-Matoran were taken from their homeland and scattered during the Time Slip.

There is also a lake in the central part of the continent with at least one Matoran-inhabited island. It was there that Vican lived before being transformed into a Shadow Matoran.

There is also an uninhabited valley that has intelligent grasses, which wrap themselves around intruders, strangle them, and then pull them underground.

Voya Nui

Dominating much of the Southern Continent is a region known as Voya Nui. After the Great Cataclysm, it was seperated from the landmass and became its own island on the surface of Aqua Magna. Through the efforts of the Toa Mahri, it was returned to it's original place.

Ba-Koro

Ba-Koro was a small village, once home to a population of Ba-Matoran, on the continent.[1] The village was besieged by Visorak, and the Matoran disappeared.

Tren Krom River

The Tren Krom River runs through the continent and along the edge of the Voya Nui landmass. It was named after the legendary Tren Krom.

Former Inhabitants

Matoran

The primary residents of the Southern Continent were Matoran. Many of those Matoran were not native to the Southern Continent, but were shipped there from the realm of Karzahni. These Matoran were "fixed" by Karzahni, making them weaker in stature than the average Matoran. Several fixed Matoran were reverted to their older forms by the Pit Mutagen. After the Battle of Bara Magna, they all migrated to Spherus Magna.

Two Matoran residing on the Southern Continent

Rahi

There were many species of Rahi that dwelled on the Southern Continent.

Other Beings

There were also other beings that lived on the Southern Continent.

Appearances

Books Comics Online

Novels

Guides

Ignition

Story

References

  1. BZPower: Farshtey Feed, 8. January 2010