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|name=Artakha
 
|name=Artakha
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|type=[[Locations|Island]]
 
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|residents=[[Matoran]], [[Artakha (Being)|Artakha]] <small>(both formerly)</small>
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|makuta=[[Makuta (Species)|Makuta]] [[Kojol]] {{C|formerly}}
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|inhabitants=[[Matoran]], [[Artakha (Being)|Artakha]] {{C|both formerly}}
 
|population=None
 
|population=None
 
|position=West of the [[Northern Continent]]
 
|position=West of the [[Northern Continent]]
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'''Artakha''', also called the '''Great Refuge''', is an island realm in the [[Matoran Universe]] governed by the being [[Artakha (Being)|Artakha]] after which it was named. It is home to the Universe's best [[Matoran]] [[Crafter|craftsmen]] and the location where many valuable artifacts were made.
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'''Artakha''', also called the '''Great Refuge''', was an island realm in the [[Matoran Universe]] governed by the being [[Artakha (Being)|Artakha]], after whom it was named. It was home to the Universe's best [[Matoran]] [[Crafter]]s and the location where many valuable artifacts were made.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
[[Image:Location Artakha Cityscape.png|thumb|left|150px|City view of Artakha]]
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[[File:Location Artakha Cityscape.png|thumb|left|150px|City view of Artakha]]
Artakha was created by the [[Great Beings]] during the construction of the Matoran Universe, and was one of the first islands to come into existence. The being Artakha chose to govern the realm, which he named after himself. He intended it to be a refuge for hard-working Matoran and a place where no evil could enter.
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Artakha was one of the first islands created by the [[Great Beings]] during the construction of the Matoran Universe. Artakha chose to govern the realm, which he named after himself. He intended it to be a refuge for hard-working Matoran and a place where no evil could enter.
  
Once the universe was completed, the inhabitants of the island created various artifacts and objects of power. It was here that [[Helryx]], the first [[Toa]], and the [[Toa Mata]], came into existence, using materials provided by the Great Beings. The island was protected from intrusions by flying and marine [[Rahi]] created by its assigned [[Makuta]], [[Kojol]]. However, Artakha was [[Raid on Artakha|raided]] by Kojol under orders from the [[Brotherhood of Makuta]] after its fall to corruption.
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Once the universe was completed, the inhabitants of the island created various artifacts and objects of power. It was here that [[Helryx]], the first {{G|1|Toa}}, and the [[Toa Mata]] came into existence, using materials provided by the Great Beings. The island was protected from intrusions by flying and marine [[Rahi]] created by its assigned [[Makuta (Species)|Makuta]], [[Kojol]].
  
Kojol's strike force of [[Visorak (Rahi)|Visorak]], [[Rahkshi]], and [[Exo-Toa]] arrived by sea. Kojol's first wave of Visorak was destroyed by two [[Crystal Serpents]], and the Rahkshi were destroyed by Artakha's devices. However, the Rahkshi distracted the defenses long enough for the Exo-Toa to deploy, and the island's inhabitants were unable to stop them. Against orders, Kojol himself entered the fortress and took the [[Avohkii|Mask of Light]].
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Eventually, Artakha forged the [[Kanohi]] [[Avohkii]]. On orders of the corrupt [[Brotherhood of Makuta]], Kojol [[Raid on Artakha|raided]] Artakha to retrieve the mask. Kojol's strike force sustained damage from the Crystal Serpents and Artakha's devices. However, the Rahkshi distracted the defenses long enough for the Exo-Toa to deploy, and the island's inhabitants were unable to stop them. Against the Brotherhood's orders, Kojol himself entered the fortress and took the Avohkii.
  
After Kojol's raid, Artakha asked that the [[Order of Mata Nui]] remove all traces of his realm's existence. The Order complied, commissioning [[Tobduk]] to eliminate everyone who knew where the realm was located (including Order members and Kojol himself), and destroyed all existing maps showing it. Meanwhile, the residents of Artakha destroyed a larger, uninhabited island nearby, along with the land bridge that used to connect them.  
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After Kojol's raid, Artakha asked that the [[Order of Mata Nui]] remove all traces of his realm's existence. The Order complied, commissioning [[Tobduk]] to eliminate everyone who knew where the realm was located (including Order members and Kojol himself). The Order also destroyed all existing maps showing Artakha. Meanwhile, the residents of Artakha destroyed a larger, uninhabited island nearby, along with the land bridge that used to connect them.{{BookCitation|BW}}
  
During the [[Great Cataclysm]], some of Artakha underwent damage, particularly Artakha's fortress. However, due to the industrious nature of the island's inhabitants, it was promptly repaired.
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Some of Artakha, particularly Artakha's fortress, was damaged in the [[Great Cataclysm]]. However, the island's inhabitants quickly repaired the damage.{{GregCitation|OGDi|page=1|post=2}}
  
As part of their mission to prepare the world for [[Mata Nui (Being)|Mata Nui]]'s awakening, the [[Toa Nuva]] were invited to the island of Artakha, their birthplace. They were teleported there from [[Daxia]] by a Matoran sent by Artakha. Upon arriving, the Toa were greeted by a welcoming sight of a tropical island with delighted Matoran. Shortly thereafter, however, the landscape changed rapidly, as storms raged and the plants they had seen shriveled and died. Eventually the Toa arrived at Artakha's fortress, where they were asked by the being Artakha for details of their recent deeds. When the Toa finished their tales, Artakha presented them with [[Adaptive Armor]], and teleported them to [[Karda Nui]], saying that the time had come for them to complete their duty.
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As part of their mission to prepare the world for [[Mata Nui (Being)|Mata Nui]]'s awakening, the [[Toa Nuva]] were invited to Artakha. Its ruler sent a Matoran to greet them on [[Daxia]], and then [[Teleportation|teleported]] them to Artakha. The Toa were greeted by a welcoming sight of a tropical island with delighted Matoran. Shortly thereafter, the landscape changed rapidly, as storms raged and the plants they had seen shriveled and died. Eventually the Toa arrived at Artakha's fortress, where they were asked by Artakha for details of their recent deeds. When the Toa finished their tales, Artakha presented them with [[Adaptive Armor]], and teleported them to [[Karda Nui]].
  
After [[Teridax]] took over the Matoran Universe, he sent Rahkshi to the island of Artakha to take out its ruler. Toa Nuva [[Lewa]] arrived to acquire Artakha's assistance in the fight against the Makuta, only to find it nearly overrun and its Matoran defenders losing the battle. Lewa prepared to rescue the land's ruler, but Artakha telepathically commanded him not to, instead sending him to [[Tren Krom]]'s [[Tren Krom's Island|island]] to seek that being's aid against Teridax. Artakha later left his island to stop the battle going on in the [[Core Processor]].
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After [[Teridax]] took over the Matoran Universe, he sent Rahkshi to Artakha to eliminate its ruler. Toa Nuva {{G|1|Lewa}} arrived to ally with Artakha in the fight against the Makuta, only to find the island nearly overrun and its Matoran defenders losing the battle. Lewa prepared to rescue the land's ruler, but Artakha telepathically commanded him not to, instead sending him to [[Tren Krom]]'s [[Tren Krom's Island|island]] to seek that being's aid against Teridax. Artakha later left his island to stop the battle going on in the [[Core Processor]].
  
Following the [[Battle of Bara Magna]], the Matoran on the island evacuated to [[Spherus Magna]].
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Following the [[Battle of Bara Magna]], the Matoran on the island evacuated to [[Spherus Magna]]. Later, Artakha, along with all other locations in the Matoran Universe, was dismantled.{{GregCitation|OGQ|Dec 13 2010, 04:34 PM}}{{GregCitation|OGQ|page=4|post=130}}{{GregCitation|CwGF|page=426|post=10878435}}
  
=== [[Toa Empire Alternate Universe]] ===
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=== Alternate Universes ===
In an alternate universe that [[Takua/Takanuva|Takanuva]] was accidentally transported to, Artakha was where the [[Kanohi]] [[Vahi]] was forged, the island's ruler having kept the [[Great Disks]] to experiment with. [[Jaller]] was sent to Artakha accompanied by two Toa, [[Bomonga]] and [[Kualus]], to confiscate the Vahi for the Toa Empire.
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==== [[Toa Empire Alternate Universe]] ====
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In an alternate universe, Artakha's ruler kept the [[Great Disks]] for experimental purposes, and eventually forged the Kanohi [[Vahi]]. [[Tuyet]], leader of the Toa Empire, sent [[Jaller]] and two Toa, [[Bomonga]] and [[Kualus]], to Artakha, where they confiscated the Vahi.
  
 
== Landscape ==
 
== Landscape ==
[[Image:Artakha Hau Statue.png|thumb|left||150px|The giant Kanohi Hau]]
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[[File:Artakha Hau Statue.png|thumb|left||150px|The giant Kanohi Hau]]
Artakha is a land of advanced technology and is filled with modern cities. Indeed, many other cities, such as [[Metru Nui]], were based on Artakha's design. In the center of the island is an enormous Kanohi [[Hau]]. The rest of the geography is always changing, as Artakha can change it to look however he pleases by using a mechanism on the island. Artakha was damaged during the [[Great Cataclysm]], but was repaired very quickly.
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Artakha was a land of advanced technology, filled with modern cities. Many other cities, such as [[Metru Nui]], were based on Artakha's design. In the center of the island was an enormous sculpture of a Kanohi [[Hau]]. The rest of the geography was always changing, as Artakha was able to change it to look however he pleased by using a mechanism on the island. Artakha was damaged during the [[Great Cataclysm]], but was repaired very quickly.
  
One consistent feature on the island is a fortress in the center where Artakha himself resides. Even the fortress, however, can change its appearance to suit its owner's fancy.
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Artakha himself resided in a fortress in the center of the island. Even the fortress, however, was able to change its appearance to suit its owner's fancy.
  
 
== Former Inhabitants ==
 
== Former Inhabitants ==
* [[Artakha (Being)|Artakha]], the legendary ruler of the island named after him.
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* [[Artakha (Being)|Artakha]], the legendary ruler of the island.
 
* [[Matoran]], the main residents of Artakha.
 
* [[Matoran]], the main residents of Artakha.
 
* [[Crystal Serpents]], Artakha's only attempt at creating Rahi.
 
* [[Crystal Serpents]], Artakha's only attempt at creating Rahi.
  
 
== Known Creations ==
 
== Known Creations ==
[[Image:Artakha builder.png|thumb|right|150px|A pair of Matoran of Artakha]]
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[[File:Artakha builder.png|thumb|right|150px|A pair of Matoran of Artakha]]
 
The following items were created by Artakha and the inhabitants of Artakha:  
 
The following items were created by Artakha and the inhabitants of Artakha:  
 
* The [[Crystal Serpents]]
 
* The [[Crystal Serpents]]
 
* [[Protosteel]]
 
* [[Protosteel]]
* [[Makuta]] armor
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* [[Makuta (Species)|Makuta]] armor
 
* The Kanohi [[Kraahkan]]
 
* The Kanohi [[Kraahkan]]
 
* The Kanohi [[Avohkii]]
 
* The Kanohi [[Avohkii]]
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* The [[Jetrax T6]]
 
* The [[Jetrax T6]]
 
* The [[Toa Mata]]
 
* The [[Toa Mata]]
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* The [[Spear of Fusion]]<ref name=artakha>[https://community.lego.com/t5/LEGO-General/Chat-with-Greg-Farshtey/m-p/14635089/highlight/true#M313918 Chat with Greg Farshtey], 20 February 2017</ref>
 
* Several artifacts for defense purposes
 
* Several artifacts for defense purposes
 
* Most [[Order of Mata Nui]] weapons
 
* Most [[Order of Mata Nui]] weapons
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* A myth states that the [[Artakha Bull]]s were the only Rahi allowed to live in Artakha, which is how they got their name.
 
* A myth states that the [[Artakha Bull]]s were the only Rahi allowed to live in Artakha, which is how they got their name.
* During the search for the Toa of [[Light]] by Takua and Jaller, two other Matoran began a quest of their own to find Artakha, believing that the Matoran could take shelter there away from the destructive might of Teridax and his Rahkshi. They never succeeded in finding the Great Refuge, but upon arriving in [[Mangaia]], where they met Teridax, they realized that maybe it was best to stay away from adventure.
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* During the search for the Toa of [[Light]] by Takua and Jaller, two other Matoran began a quest of their own to find Artakha, believing that the Matoran could take shelter there away from the destructive might of Teridax and his Rahkshi. Their journey was ultimately fruitless, ending with an encounter with Teridax in [[Mangaia]]. The pair returned home, but decided they didn't need to hide from their fears. During their quest Gali Nuva spoke of a legend that indicated that the Seventh Toa resided in Artakha, though this was proven to be false.{{MediaCitation|TLC}}
  
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
[[Image:MMMB Artakha.png|thumb|right|150px|Artakha in [[Activity/Mini/Sticker Books#BIONICLE: Mistika Makuta|''BIONICLE: Mistika Makuta'']]]]
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[[File:MMMB Artakha.png|thumb|right|150px|Artakha in [[Books/Other Books#BIONICLE: Mistika Makuta Mini Guide|''BIONICLE: Mistika Makuta Mini Guide'']]]]
* ''[[The Mutran Chronicles]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
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* ''[[The Legend Continues]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
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! style="color:black"|<font size=2>Books</font>
* ''[[Into the Darkness]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
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! style="color:black"|<font size=2>Online</font>
* ''[[Toa Nuva Blog]]'' <small>(First Appearance)</small>
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! style="color:black"|<font size=2>Multimedia</font>
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'''Novels'''
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* ''[[BIONICLE Adventures 6: Maze of Shadows]]'' '''{{C|M}}'''
 
* ''[[BIONICLE Legends 8: Downfall]]''
 
* ''[[BIONICLE Legends 8: Downfall]]''
* ''[[Dark Mirror]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
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* ''[[BIONICLE Legends 9: Shadows in the Sky]]'' '''{{C|M}}'''
* ''[[BIONICLE Legends 9: Shadows in the Sky]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
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'''Guides'''
* ''[[Brothers In Arms]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
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* ''[[BIONICLE: Encyclopedia]]''
* ''[[Reign of Shadows]]''
 
* ''[[BIONICLE: Encyclopedia]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
 
* ''[[BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated]]'' <small>(Mentioned Only)</small>
 
 
* ''[[BIONICLE: World]]''
 
* ''[[BIONICLE: World]]''
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* ''[[BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated]]''
 
* ''[[BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe]]''
 
* ''[[BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe]]''
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'''Story Serials'''
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* ''[[Into the Darkness]]'' '''{{C|M}}'''
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* ''[[Toa Nuva Blog]]''
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* ''[[The Mutran Chronicles]]'' '''{{C|M}}'''
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* ''[[Dark Mirror]]'' '''{{C|AU}} {{C|M}}'''
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* ''[[Brothers In Arms]]'' '''{{C|M}}'''
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* ''[[Reign of Shadows]]''
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'''Online Games'''
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* ''[[The Legend Continues]]'' '''{{C|FA}} {{C|M}}'''
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== References ==
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[[Category:Mythology]]

Latest revision as of 17:13, 9 April 2019

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"Artakha can go from beautiful and idyllic one moment to dark and forbidding the next, depending on what impression its ruler seeks to make."
Toa Helryx, World

Artakha
Location Artakha.png
Island
Status Dismantled
Inhabitants Matoran, Artakha (both formerly)
Population None
Assigned Makuta Makuta Kojol (formerly)
Position West of the Northern Continent
Pronunciation arr-TOCK-ah[1]


Artakha, also called the Great Refuge, was an island realm in the Matoran Universe governed by the being Artakha, after whom it was named. It was home to the Universe's best Matoran Crafters and the location where many valuable artifacts were made.

History

City view of Artakha

Artakha was one of the first islands created by the Great Beings during the construction of the Matoran Universe. Artakha chose to govern the realm, which he named after himself. He intended it to be a refuge for hard-working Matoran and a place where no evil could enter.

Once the universe was completed, the inhabitants of the island created various artifacts and objects of power. It was here that Helryx, the first Toa, and the Toa Mata came into existence, using materials provided by the Great Beings. The island was protected from intrusions by flying and marine Rahi created by its assigned Makuta, Kojol.

Eventually, Artakha forged the Kanohi Avohkii. On orders of the corrupt Brotherhood of Makuta, Kojol raided Artakha to retrieve the mask. Kojol's strike force sustained damage from the Crystal Serpents and Artakha's devices. However, the Rahkshi distracted the defenses long enough for the Exo-Toa to deploy, and the island's inhabitants were unable to stop them. Against the Brotherhood's orders, Kojol himself entered the fortress and took the Avohkii.

After Kojol's raid, Artakha asked that the Order of Mata Nui remove all traces of his realm's existence. The Order complied, commissioning Tobduk to eliminate everyone who knew where the realm was located (including Order members and Kojol himself). The Order also destroyed all existing maps showing Artakha. Meanwhile, the residents of Artakha destroyed a larger, uninhabited island nearby, along with the land bridge that used to connect them.[2]

Some of Artakha, particularly Artakha's fortress, was damaged in the Great Cataclysm. However, the island's inhabitants quickly repaired the damage.[OGDi]

As part of their mission to prepare the world for Mata Nui's awakening, the Toa Nuva were invited to Artakha. Its ruler sent a Matoran to greet them on Daxia, and then teleported them to Artakha. The Toa were greeted by a welcoming sight of a tropical island with delighted Matoran. Shortly thereafter, the landscape changed rapidly, as storms raged and the plants they had seen shriveled and died. Eventually the Toa arrived at Artakha's fortress, where they were asked by Artakha for details of their recent deeds. When the Toa finished their tales, Artakha presented them with Adaptive Armor, and teleported them to Karda Nui.

After Teridax took over the Matoran Universe, he sent Rahkshi to Artakha to eliminate its ruler. Toa Nuva Lewa arrived to ally with Artakha in the fight against the Makuta, only to find the island nearly overrun and its Matoran defenders losing the battle. Lewa prepared to rescue the land's ruler, but Artakha telepathically commanded him not to, instead sending him to Tren Krom's island to seek that being's aid against Teridax. Artakha later left his island to stop the battle going on in the Core Processor.

Following the Battle of Bara Magna, the Matoran on the island evacuated to Spherus Magna. Later, Artakha, along with all other locations in the Matoran Universe, was dismantled.[OGQ: Dec 13 2010, 04:34 PM][OGQ][CwGF]

Alternate Universes

Toa Empire Alternate Universe

In an alternate universe, Artakha's ruler kept the Great Disks for experimental purposes, and eventually forged the Kanohi Vahi. Tuyet, leader of the Toa Empire, sent Jaller and two Toa, Bomonga and Kualus, to Artakha, where they confiscated the Vahi.

Landscape

The giant Kanohi Hau

Artakha was a land of advanced technology, filled with modern cities. Many other cities, such as Metru Nui, were based on Artakha's design. In the center of the island was an enormous sculpture of a Kanohi Hau. The rest of the geography was always changing, as Artakha was able to change it to look however he pleased by using a mechanism on the island. Artakha was damaged during the Great Cataclysm, but was repaired very quickly.

Artakha himself resided in a fortress in the center of the island. Even the fortress, however, was able to change its appearance to suit its owner's fancy.

Former Inhabitants

Known Creations

A pair of Matoran of Artakha

The following items were created by Artakha and the inhabitants of Artakha:

Trivia

  • A myth states that the Artakha Bulls were the only Rahi allowed to live in Artakha, which is how they got their name.
  • During the search for the Toa of Light by Takua and Jaller, two other Matoran began a quest of their own to find Artakha, believing that the Matoran could take shelter there away from the destructive might of Teridax and his Rahkshi. Their journey was ultimately fruitless, ending with an encounter with Teridax in Mangaia. The pair returned home, but decided they didn't need to hide from their fears. During their quest Gali Nuva spoke of a legend that indicated that the Seventh Toa resided in Artakha, though this was proven to be false.[TLC]

Appearances

Books Online Multimedia

Novels

Guides

Story Serials

Online Games

References