My version of Callan Lord of Fire’s selfMOC “Callan, Lord of Fire.” My version more closely resembles the “Classic Callan” because, A: It’s better for the storyline, and B: It’s my favored version of him. :)
Callan, The Banished Flame’s Theme - Immortal Smoke
Bio: Name: Callan Gender: Male Race: Matoran (Luna Magnian) Element: Fire, Moonlight-Unusable Kanohi: Kakama, Mask of Speed Titles: Captain of the Guard, (Formerly) Traitor Affiliation: Kingdom of Luna Magnians, (Formerly) None Occupation: Captain of the Luna Magnian Guard, (Formerly) Hired Guide/Bodyguard, Outlaw Powers/Abilities: He has very strong control over fire, and is a master of sword combat Weapons: Twin Molten Blades, Flaming Greatsword
Before I talk about Callan’s Backstory, I must clarify the history of Luna Magna, his home world, a bit. This will be explained again more in-depth in Knight of Nights, Knoxus’ Story, as well as in the rest of the MOCs in Project Moonlight.
At the same time Spherus Magna was created by the Great Beings in the Bionicle Universe we know today, Luna Magna was created in an alternate universe in its place. It shared the same fate as Spherus Magna as well, with its inhabitants going to war over the great power source in the core of the planet. In this case, it was moonlight energy, not energized protodermis. Just like Spherus Magna, the Great Beings in this alternate universe abandoned Luna Magna, because they thought it was a lost cause, and the planet festered with war for many years after.
During all the fighting, a Matoran named Gringat Became a Toa and settled the fighting by establishing the Kingdom of Luna Magnians, naming himself their King. Many years later, the planet was prosperous. They had learned how to tap the planet’s Moonlight energy crystals and had begun a large-scale excavation of these crystals. Thus the Moonlight Mine was created. Easily noticeable as the large black portion of Luna Magna’s surface, it is sometimes mistaken as an eclipse, but it’s actually a deep hole that reaches the center of the planet.
Matoran workers, typically Matoran of stone, iron, and metal, (and moonlight, as all inhabitants of Luna Magna had underlying moonlight powers.) were sent into the mine to dig out the moonlight crystals used to power the kingdom. When these Matoran had worked long enough, they were transformed into Toa to serve in the Luna Magnian Guard. While these kind of Matoran were the most common on Luna Magna, occasionally a Matoran with a more unique element came along. Those that were lucky enough to be such Matoran were instantly turned into Toa and given a higher rank in the guard. Callan was such a Matoran.
Callan turned into an excellent warrior, winning almost every battle he was in, until he had worked his way to the top of the ladder, becoming Captain of the Luna Magnian Guard. Loyal to the king in every way, Callan stayed captain for many years until the biggest incident in all of Luna Magna’s history occurred.
The incident occurred on a special holiday on Luna Magna, they day the ancient artifact, The Luna Dial, was to be shown to the public. As the King removed the Moondial from it’s locked container, it flew straight into the air, out of the King’s hands. It tried to fly out of the palace it was being shown in, but Callan used his mask of speed to catch up with the Luna Dial and pinned it to a nearby support beam with one of his blades. This caused a crack to form in the pillar, but it was nothing to worry about…yet. There was a sigh of relief, but soon the ground started to shake, it was as if the planet itself was sliding out from under their feet. The earthquake caused the crack in the pillar to expand, and the Luna Dial broke free and flew out of the palace as it started to come down behind it. The panicking crowd ran out of the palace, followed by the guards, King Gringat, and his daughter, the Princess of Luna Magna. Up in the sky, they could see a massive rift opening up, and the planet was moving towards it! Soon, the entire planet had moved through the rift, and into the Main Bionicle Universe. In all the chaos, Gringat hadn't yet noticed that the Queen of Luna Magna didn't make it out of the palace. When he did notice, he turned around just in time to see the palace collapse and crush her. Gringat was emotionally saddened and enraged, and in his rage, he blamed the death of the Queen on Callan, who was then banished from the kingdom for his ‘crimes.’
The rift was the result of a device Karzahni created which extracted artifacts of power from other dimensions and timelines. When it malfunctioned, it started to pull anything with a large amount of power into the main Bionicle Universe. (See Flandrex’s Backstory) The Hand of Artakha stopped him before anymore planets were pulled out of their dimensions. The Hand of Artakha, along with Mata-Nui, traveled to Luna Magna and explained this, returning the Luna Dial as well. The King didn’t believe their ‘excuses’ and ordered them never to return to Luna Magna. Upon departure, Mata-Nui, in order to research the Luna Magnian people, took two Matoran from Luna Magna, which only made the King dislike him more. Those two Matoran are now known as ‘The Lost Ones.’
Callan was never given a fair trail, and remained banished even after the Hand of Artakha returned the Luna Dial. For that, he despised the King, his Kingdom, and everyone apart of it, even his former best friend and second in command, Cossy, who became the new Captain of the Guard in his place. He now wanders the wastelands of Luna Magna acting as a hired guide and bodyguard to whoever he meets that needs one. He also covers his mask to stay under the Kingdom’s radar, and to keep the powdery sand of the wastes out of his face.
Without further ado, here’s the MOC!
Wielding his twin molten blades!
Without the scarf.
Close up on his scarf-less face! Check out the custom head!
Custom head is a slightly modified version of Knoxus’ custom head design.
Close up of the legs. He can store his blades on his hips! Upper legs are my custom Hero Factory shell limb design and lower legs are a modified version of Knoxus’ lower leg design.
All of my (Released) Project Moonlight MOCs.
Size comparison with Kopaka.
Well, its been a while since my last MOC was posted. My bad, I took a long break from MOCing when I finished my latest film, so that’s what I’ve been doing for a while now. I do however, have 2-3 MOCs in the making ATM, so there should be a somewhat steady steam of builds coming out soon. Now, if you read the backstory, you probably caught on about the selfMOCs I’m building. That’s alright, but, before you ask, know this, if your selfMOC wasn’t in the story, and you haven’t heard otherwise, I’m not building your selfMOC. I’m not even going to get into that. I also won’t be releasing the names of the selfMOCs I’m planning on building. So, look foreword to some surprises! One last thing, about Project Moonlight. I never really told you guys what it is! Project Moonlight is a series of story MOCs I’m building that are related to the planet Luna Magna. I have a total of 3 more MOCs left to release for it, and I have been making it my main focus for now. On that note, and before I ramble on any more XD, I have to say…
Thanks for looking! Please tell me what you think in the comments! Later!
SO... BEAUTIFUL!! Oh, man, Connor, this is so awesome! Love all the work you've put into this Callan, and I really dig the style of this version! Really like the set up as well, it's interesting to see the flaws in every character in the back story. Overall an amazing moc and an amazing story! Bravo! :D