Lihkan waited by the beach, surely Takanuva would defeat the creature. He wondered what he had said back there, “it’s you it wants!”
“What did the creature want?” Lihkan asked himself. He then felt the ground tremble uncontrollably, and heard a loud roaring noise. “What on mata nui?” The ground split beneath his feet, a strange purplish light blaring out from the earth. He jumped to one side, some sort of crystal rock sprouting, spiralling towards the sky in some sort of twisted, spiral staircase-looking formation.
The sky darkened almost completely, purple and blue lightning striking down at the forest, setting them alight with a hellish-blue fire. Lihkan looked on in horror as the ocean crashed against the cliff edge with unnatural force, crumbling destructively on the beach below. Lihkan had seen enough, and took of on his hover board.
After what seemed an eternity, Lihkan finally saw the shores of Metru nui. He glided gracefully onto the order of mata nui landing pad, and ran towards the command centre at the top of the coliseum. When he finally did reach it, he was greeted by the Toa council. He bowed respectfully then sat in his seat of power, his mood darkening by the second.
“ Lihkan. I take it your trip to Siraya nui was successful?” Toa Vakama, the head of the council asked. All of the council were beginning to get suspicious as to why the hero of Metru nui was looking so grim.
“ Council of the order of mata nui, fellow Toa, I….. I can’t even begin where to explain the events that happened yesterday evening. Toa Takanuva and me were seemingly doing well, the tomb had remained untouched, and no dark hunters or Makuta were present. We sealed the body into the tomb successfully.” Lihkan paused, his pulse quickening, and he heaved heavily. “We were……. attacked.”
“Attacked? By what exactly?” Toa Onewa asked.
“By….. a Makuta? A Rahi? Some other force? I don’t know. All I know is…….. his grasp was more dark and shadow-ridden than Teridax himself. He seemed to be after me…. And Takanuva…..” He stopped, not sure what to say to the elder toa.
“I see.” Vakama nodded his head, understanding what he meant.
“I…. I may know what this “unknown force” is.” Toa Whenua called out. “There was something in the archives, some sort of tablet of riddles and mystery. I am only now knowing what it meant. It foretold the coming of “ A darkness where no light can shine.” He scratched his chin and continued. “ It said that the name of this entity was “Hellshade” I had thought it of something that a madman had conjured up, but it is all making sense now.” Whenua struggled to remember, his mind clouded with the same darkness that all of the council were now experiencing.
“ A moment please Lihkan.” Vakama asked, and Lihkan bowed respectfully and left. Lihkan then left towards his quarters, ridden with guilt over the loss of his friend. He gathered his belongings, and never looked back at the coliseum.
Whenua and Vakama were walking along the corridor, discussing the events. “Lihkan… what could that monster want with him?” Vakama asked Whenua.
“I… I have an idea. Lihkan was the one who defeated Teridax using only his physical abilities. It seems he should have died long ago. His good luck is… persistent. I wonder how he had survived on Metru nui for so long. It seemed Mata nui has taken an interest in his doings lately.” Whenua replied, thinking hard about what Lihkan had said. “All I know is…… there is a dark horizon for the order.