Staff of Artakha

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"What you see is a but a fraction of the power of the staff. Even now, its energies are reaching out from Metru Nui to the southern islands, undoing the damage that was done by Mata Nui's fall. Chasms are sealed; buildings restored to glory; mountains rise, and rivers flow once more."
Toa Helryx, Toa Nuva Blog
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Staff of Artakha
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Tool
Manufacturer Artakha
Users Unknown
Function Repair broken objects
Status In use


The Staff of Artakha is a mysterious staff created by Artakha long ago. The Staff of Artakha is capable of recreating any broken object, so long as a fragment of it remains.

History

The Staff was placed in the Archives of Metru Nui, where the Toa Mata were intended to retrieve it, as per the Scroll of Preparations. However, the Dark Hunters stole the Staff during a raid, and gave it to the Shadowed One, their leader. The Shadowed One later sold the Staff to Xia, in exchange for a weapons order.

Makuta Icarax, who was searching for the Staff, arrived on Xia and located the item. He then took the Staff just before the arrival of the Toa Nuva, defeating Onua Nuva when the Toa came for it. The Makuta later fought the six Toa Nuva for the Staff in Karzahni, and emerged victorious. He later passed the Staff over to Makuta Teridax, who attempted to use it to recreate what he believed to be the Nui Stone; his mention of the staff also contributed to Karzahni's attack on him. Teridax also hoped to study the power of the staff to see if it could be turned towards destruction as well as restoration. During a confrontation with the mutated Brutaka, it was seized by the Order of Mata Nui member and passed to Botar to prevent Teridax from reconstructing the Nui Stone. Botar then teleported away with the Staff.

After this, Botar transported the Toa Nuva to Daxia, where they witnessed Trinuma placing the Staff in a power cradle which amplified the Staff's power, sending energy flooding throughout the entire Matoran Universe, undoing all the damage of the Great Cataclysm except that which was done to Karda Nui. When Daxia was destroyed, the Order of Mata Nui saved the staff.[1]

Trivia

  • The Staff's power range is far greater than that of a Great Kiril: its only limitation is its inability to undo the damage in Karda Nui from outside of it due to the strength of Karda Nui's shielded walls.
  • The Staff only repaired damage done directly by the Great Cataclysm; any damage done to the universe afterwards had to be fixed in other ways. It can also only work on items that are similar in construction or composition to that of the Matoran Universe.[2]

Appearances

Online

References

  1. Chat with Greg Farshtey, 1. April 2016
  2. Chat with Greg Farshtey, 17. October 2016