|Toa Terrain Crawler|
When the Great Cataclysm caused the Voya Nui area of the Southern Continent to rocket upwards to the surface of Aqua Magna, the Toa Terrain Crawler migrated to the waters of the planet and integrated into the ecosystem.
After some time, it was caught by Order of Mata Nui member Axonn in the waters around Voya Nui. He modified the creature's armor, installing techno-organic mechanisms on its interior, armor plates to act as hatches, and weaponry. Axonn kept the creature chained in a chamber of the Cord.
After the Toa Mahri returned to the Cord with the Matoran of Mahri Nui, they encountered Axonn. Axonn swam through the flooded cord, directing the Toa Mahri to the chamber where the beast was held. He then directed the Toa to enter the creature. Slipping through its armor plates, the Toa Mahri were able to use the creature for transport to the base of the Cord. Once the Toa Mahri had reached their destination, they released the Toa Terrain Crawler.[BL8]
Abilities and Traits
The Toa Terrain Crawler looks and moves more like a machine than like a living creature due to its heavy modifications. Its techno-organic appendages enable it to repair its occupants' battle-damaged Kanohi and armor and return them in an instant.[BL8] As well as healing damage done to its occupants, the Toa Terrain Crawler has a system which automatically heals it of any damage using chemicals. The only sea creatures which the Toa Terrain Crawler fears are Spider Crabs.[IC11]
The Toa Terrain Crawler naturally possesses claws and antennae,[IC11], and has been artificially armed with a larger version of a Cordak Blaster. The Toa Terrain Crawler has armor 60 centimeters (23.6 inch) thick and can reach a maximum speed of forty knots (74.1 kmph / 46.3 mph). It can house up to seven passengers: six inside, and one mounted on the outer Cordak Blaster.[IC11]
The Toa Terrain Crawler was the focus of one of the 2007 playsets. The head acted as a cockpit for two Toa Mahri minifigures. The midsection had a hatch on both sides and a Cordak Blaster and clawed crane on top. The interior contents include Cordak mini-rocket and Solidified Air Bubble storage and a small watercraft featuring storage for another solidified air bubble on its aft. The back features a propeller.
Also featured in the set were a jellyfish, two mutated combinations of Takea and Underwater Rays, six Toa Mahri minifigures, and minifigures of the four Barraki Pridak, Takadox, Mantax, and Kalmah. Also included were eighteen Cordak mini-rockets, six solidified air bubbles, and five Sea Squids.
- In 2007, BIONICLEstory.com was set in and around the Toa Terrain Crawler.
- In BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe, the Toa Terrain Crawler is identified as a "Rahi transporter."[MGttU, p. 48]
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