"We live in a broken world, Agori, and in such a place, nothing stays whole and untouched. The stream of life gets diverted, dammed up, misdirected, and even distorted beyond all imagining."
— Surel, Riddle of the Great Beings
|Location||White Quartz Mountains|
Surel was born on Spherus Magna a little over 265,000 years ago; he was very young when Lein passed away. As Surel grew older, he witnessed the Dreaming Plague and the creation of the Element Lords by the Great Beings. More than 100,000 years ago, Surel lived under the rule of the Element Lord of Ice, with other members of the Ice Tribe.
Surel later fought for the Ice Tribe in the Core War over Energized Protodermis. During the war, Surel trained a pack of Iron Wolves, created by the Great Beings, to fight alongside him.[RotGB, Ch. 3] Surel was also best friends with Gelu.[MNGtBM]
Surel was gravely injured during a battle in the White Quartz Mountains, and many thought him to be dead. Gelu searched for him in the aftermath of the conflict, but never found him. Surel took refuge in the mountains, where his Iron Wolves provided him with food and protected him from danger. When the Shattering took place, Surel was still in the White Quartz Mountains, which became part of Bara Magna.[RotGB, Ch. 3]
More than 100,000 years later, a small expedition consisting of Tarduk, Crotesius, and Kirbold stumbled into the den where Surel's pack of Iron Wolves resided. Surel met with the Agori and informed them of his history since his supposed death. He told the trio about the Element Lords, the instigators of the Core War, being freed from their prisons, and implored them to turn back to avoid death. His warning to the Agori was interrupted by an avalanche of snow, triggered by the Element Lord of Ice.[RotGB, Ch. 3] The Element Lord of Fire soon interrupted the assault, and Surel retreated with his wolves. While the Iron Wolves journeyed on, Surel remained in the area to warn the Agori of potential dangers they might encounter. When Tarduk revealed that the group traveled in search of the Red Star, Surel realized that they would not heed any of his warnings, and let them pass, informing them of what lay ahead. Crotesius grew impatient with the crippled warrior, telling him to move aside, prompting Surel to put a dagger to his throat. Believing the Agori deserved whatever fate might befall him, Surel removed the dagger and allowed the Agori to continue on their quest.[RotGB, Ch. 4]
Abilities and Traits
Due to injuries sustained in the war, Surel now moves with a pronounced limp, and relies upon his walking stick in order to stay upright. The damage to his body inhibits many activities, including fighting and hunting, so he relies upon his wolves to assist him in surviving.[RotGB, Ch. 3] Despite this, he is still capable of moving with great agility and speed when necessary.[RotGB, Ch. 4]
- While Surel is of the Glatorian species, he was never a Glatorian by occupation.
- An art contest was held by the BIONICLE fan e-magazine KanohiJournal to decide Surel's appearance. The winning entry, made by KanohiJournal member Vastolorde, was accepted into the official canon.
|Employed||Ackar | Perditus | Tarix | Kiina | Vastus | Gresh | Certavus (deceased) | Gelu|
|Unemployed||Malum | Vorox (Kabrua) | Strakk | Surel | Telluris (deceased)|
|Leader||Lord of Ice (formerly)|
|Villagers||Metus (formerly) | Kirbold|
|Warriors||Prime Glatorian||Certavus (deceased) | Strakk (formerly)|
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