Wow. It's been nearly two years since I posted an update for my self-moc. He's had these updates for a while but I have been unable to post them. Enjoy!
About this creation
Species: Agori of Air and Earth
Alignment: Toa, Leader of the Toa Magna, Council of Toa
Elements: Air and Earth
Titles: Glatorian (fomerly), Toa, Leader, Master of Air and Earth, Master of the Contradicting Elements, The Collector, Council Leader
Mask: Kanohi Hau
Weapons: Air and Earth Sword, Iron Sword, ancient Skrall Blades (x2), Earth Broadswords (x2), Thornax Launcher, Dual Wrist Guns (x2), Guitar/Sword, Wrist Blades (x2), Lightsaber, Daggers, Air Disk
Story: Tarshduk was a unique Agori growing up, as he was of dual elements (Earth and Air). He learned to accept this and to use it to his advantage. He enjoyed learning new things, hanging with friends, adventuring, and training with the Glatorian.
After one of the Glatorian of his village was killed in battle, Tarshduk was chosen to become the new Glatorian of the village. He loved the new experience. As he matured as a Glatorian, he studied different fighting styles and developed his own fighting style. In battle, he would study his opponent and use their weaknesses against them. As a result, he was very successful in the arena. He was also very honorable and fought with honor. While not in the arena, Tarshduk enjoyed exploring Bara Magna with others, collecting weapons that he thought were interesting and finding new and exciting things.
As with many Glatorian, Tarshduk fought in the Battle of Bara Magna to defend his village against the Rahkshi and Skakdi, and because of him and some other Glatorian, saved the village of Tesara from the invaders. After that fateful battle, he went back to being a Glatorian. One day, he was brought to a room after one of his arena battles. In the room, he met three Turaga, Firox, Whinado, and Watock. They said that Tarshduk was chosen for a very special task, gave him a stone, and left. A few weeks after this, a Matoran messenger came and told Tarshduk to follow him. Tarshduk followed the Matoran to an ancient temple where he met the other Glatorian who would also become Toa Magna (Kirax, Fikar, Strarix, Veshtar, Tarvank).
In the temple, they became the Toa Magna, and the Turaga Galaxy gave them the task of defending Spherus Magna from threats. Almost instantly, he became the leader of the Toa Magna with Kirax as his right-hand man. He and Kirax would usually come up with a plan before going into battle, but if he has to, will also improvise. He helped his teammates in battle and learned each of their personalities.
One key series in their history was hunting down the Kanohi Mask of the Dead to stop the resurrected Teridax and his armies. Him and his team spent weeks of searching, but eventually they tracked it to one place. They snuck into a Makuta camp during the night with a few other Toa and stole the Kanohi, but with the Makuta close behind. Tarshduk and his team quickly made their way to a volcano, where they were sent to destroy the mask to stop Teridax and his followers. Eventually they arrived, but the Makuta had somehow beaten them. A fierce battle ensued and in the chaos, Kirax was infected by a shadow leech. Tarshduk ran over to his aid, but was tackled into the volcano with the Kanohi by Teridax. Tarshduk quickly created a ledge for him to land on with his powers over Earth. Teridax also landed on this ledge, and the two began a battle. In the end, Tarshduk was defeated and Teridax reclaimed the mask. As he prepared to don it, Kirax fired a thornax with dead accuracy at the mask. The mask flew from the Makuta's hands and into the molten protodermis. The mask was destroyed and soon, the dead warriors returned to being dead. Teridax was the last to go down and was just about to kill Tarshduk. Luckily, Death claimed Teridax once again and the battle was over. The Toa Magna returned victorious and were celebrated.
A few years later, The Black Hole Threat emerged on Spherus Magna. Tarshduk led his team and other Toa to meet this threat. They battled the Blaholre and searched endlessly for where they were emerging. After weeks of being attacked and fighting the endless waves of Blaholre, Tarshduk discovered a portal linking Spherus Magna to the Black Hole realm. The Toa walked through the portal but were quickly driven out by its defenses. After weeks of preparation, Tarshduk and Tahu led a charge into the portal to stop the threat once and for all. Along the way through the portal, they encountered Blac-Matoran who wished to help the Toa. Eventually, they arrived at a throne room belonging to Bloninux. Bloninux engaged the Toa team and quickly incapacitated many of the Toa. Soon, only the Toa Nuva and Toa Magna remained. The Toa learned that Bloninux was leading the Blac-Matoran against their will to attack Spherus Magna. At the heat of the battle, Bloninux was pushed back by the combined efforts of Tahu and Tarshduk. Then Bloninux's personal guard shockingly backstabbed her leader and killed her former friend, now malevolent leader. The Toa then formed an alliance with the Blac-Matoran and helped them immigrate onto the planet when the Blackhole Realm was torn apart as a result to the death of Bloninux. Soon after the planet received a long time of peace and prosperity.
Tarshduk retuned to Tesara with his team. He spent the next weeks to relax and help the Matoran and Agori rebuild. He continued adventuring and learning during this time as well.
Tarshduk was rewarded a medal of honor for his bravery in battle and was chosen as a leader for the new Council of Toa. He helped establish the Council and helped to control it. He would assign missions, but also carry out missions with his team. Soon, a new threat appeared, the Kallon.
Tarshduk kept the Council together through the troubling destruction of Spherus Magna. He aided the Justicar faction with other Council Leader, Pakvle. He helped to stop an attack on Tajun and to lead an attack on the Kallon assembling ground on Knee Island. Through the combined efforts of the Council factions, the Kallon were defeated. The world returned to peace, but with the Makuta and Teridax plotting their revenge hidden in shadow...
New Wrist Blades
Jaetaro's Notes: Sorry for not posting this earlier. I was just thinking, this guy should have had a V8! :P This update was primarily about refining his armor and integrating new designs. Major changes of this update include a new chest design, new upper arms, altered lower arms, new thigh design, and removal of the Skrall blades on his upper arms. I really tried to make the armor flow.
Please help me by making this my most popular moc! I know you guys can do it!
Thank you guys! Constructive criticism is always encouraged!
Nice job on your self-moc :)
I really like the updates, but maybe you could make legs a little longer? its not necessary but i feel like it could be beneficial for the moc.
Anyway, Its a really awesome moc!
I like it
June 26, 2014
Well then... First thing I'll mention is the colors. The black and dark green aren't really distinguishable from each other, especially against the brighter gold color, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The system greebles are nice touches to him. The first thing I notice that bothers me is the upper legs, the darker colored pieces in the middle of the Inika shoulders stick out a lot when seen from the side. I notice he has a lot of weeapons/trinkets from his journeys, and it's nice to see he can store them all. One thing I dislike about that is the sword placement, when seen from the front the blades there stick out and break the shaping. I think that problem might be fixed by using angled elements for the holsters, to make the blades curve inward in the back (but not too much.) Also, lower legs seemed to be a bit out of place at first, but then I discovered that they were Rahkshi limbs. :P Overall, a nice improvement from his last version.