"The Khraken are a plague on this world. A plague it is MY job to destroy." General Omzhare.
About this creation
((Credits to The Abyss for thinking up the Khraken, and making the first MOC based on that theme, the Khraken Soldier.))
World: Sampa Magna
The Khraken are a native species to Sampa Magna, along with the wolf-like hynaks. The khraken resemble ants in many ways, but they are in no way hive-minded even if their behaviour is similar. Their hives are made of wood, and can reach gigantic sizes (as big as a modern-day shopping centre). The hives house tens of thousands of khraken each, and are usually found in forests or marshes.
But there are more warlike tribes of khraken. Some build their hives on the backs of gigantic beasts called khatovars - lumbering, village-sized herbivores that could easily crush a whole house beneath their feet. The Abyss describes one such hive:
"A massive beast plundered through the plains
surrounded by an enormous black field, which upon
closer inspection were tiny insect like creatures.
Among its many, many tusks and horns lay a ship’s hull
of wooden planks strapped and nailed to flesh and bone alike,
great emblems and flags draped over the sides and rose to the sky..."
These hives are the most dangerous to the Hynak and Akonian peoples of Sampa Magna. They are unpredictable, and usually keep themselves to preying upon the wild herds of animals out in the marshes and forests. It is common, howver, for them to attack villages and towns. When this happens, they swarm spectacularly, descending in a great black cloud on a village and sucking the lifeblood from all of its inhabitants. A village can be wiped out in a single day. Those who are not killed outright are taken as prisoners.
Their weapons are not powerful. They don't have to be. Their sheer numbers (and the poison the females carry) can let them take out a vastly superior-armed force with ease.
Only the females have the ability to fly, and it is the females who will descend in the death cloud on a defenceless village. Males stay in the hive to work on construction, and to serve the females.
But the khrakens do not have a matriarchal society. Their leaders are kings - winged males, who keep a circle of generals with them. Despite appearances, they are intelligent, especially when it comes to tactics.
"Aaargh! No! No! The pain! No! Arrgh!"
"..." That's it khraken. Feast on his flesh...
*pant pant* "Thanks, sis."
"No problem. Now let's go before it's too late!"
The most recent khraken attack was made on Orgo-Hul. The zenithri general, Omzhare, was sent with his men to bomb the area with P.I.E (Phage-Incinterating-Explosive) bombs. The 400 or so Akonian villagers from the three villages were taken in his ship, the Fist Of Elisara, supposedly to an evacuation camp on Milita Magna. The ship veered off course, and crash-landed on Tempesta Magna.
Since The Abyss made his khraken with technic, and that didn't work so well, I decided to make mine with Bionicle, minifig and droid parts. It came out surprisingly well :)
And, yes, that is Mezzinus. He's been revamped and that revamp is the next MOC I am going to post, so please don't comment on that now :)
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant
WOW! You have excelled yourself here Gideon! :D THis just proves the BRC has been good for your building skills! (I myself have been coming along great thanks to you guys) Everything about Voro is brilliant: the anatomy, the omni-tool, the head (yes, the head - you're normally not so good at those but this time you've cracked it!), the backstory. Everything. Jak looks great too - although I always imagined him to be blue. Meh. Nevermind :)