Continued from Chapter 5...
The failure to destroy the Rahkshi got to Seihu tremendously.
“I can’t believe some fellow Matoran saw me lose to that Rahkshi, and I can’t believe one of the Toa had to save me like that. I’m glad they came no doubt, but I don’t want them to think I’m just a weak Matoran,” grumbled Seihu as he was sitting on a road scraping a twig against the ground. “I don’t understand how my training wasn’t enough. I mean, I was able to do just fine before.”
Seihu pondered, “Now, how do I counter electricity?”
Seihu went to a Kanoka toss arena in Ta-Metru, where he got a Ta-Matoran Kanoka Toss champion to shoot wooden Kanoka sized disks at him. Seihu wanted to quicken his reflexes by learning how to dodge the fastest disks that were coming for him.
“Let the disks fly,” yelled Seihu.
The Ta-Matoran hesitantly obeyed, “Okay, but be careful”.
Then the disks flew and Seihu kept trying to dodge them all but he got hit by one and then the rest of them hit him until he fell.
The Ta-Matoran ran up to him and provided some aid to Seihu.
“I’m fine, just let me take a little breather” said Seihu as he put his hand up in subtle protest.
“You’re crazy for doing a workout like this, at least wear a helmet” admonished the Ta-Matoran.
“Well crazy stuff has happened to me in the first place, so why not?” snapped Seihu.” What are you standing around for, let’s do more!”
Seihu tried again and at the 25th time, he was able to dodge all of the disks.
The next day he worked on deflecting the disks which took him the same amount of time to do.
He deflected them all through punches, kicks, and various elbow, hand, and knee strikes.
Seihu recalled Nidhiki’s moves and strategies and used it to come up with his own.
Seihu also secretly walked in on the training sessions of Toa Lhikan and his team.
Seihu also observed the defense mechanisms and fighting characteristics of the Rahi at Onu-Metru with the help of a Ko-Matoran visitor named Matoro.
Seihu even went as far as observing and visiting a Metru Mantis, an Ussal, Gukko, Kikanalo, Fusa, Mahi, and a Phase Dragon that he ran into frequently at Le-Metru when he was testing vehicles.
Seihu adopted a few of the defense mechanisms they had into his own fighting, especially since some of them were enemies of many dangerous Rahi he encountered and had characteristics that Seihu was fascinated by.
With the help of Nuparu and another Onu-Matoran inventor, Seihu made mechanical dummies that simulated a Rahkshi’s movements and trained with them.
Seihu also went to a lab in Ga-Metru and using scientific knowledge that he learned in the Ga-Metru schools, he made some gloves, knee and elbow pads, and foot protectors that were coated with electricity resistant material.
Quoting Toa Blizzard The Storyteller
Very nice chapter! I like how Seibu's character is evolving and I can't wait to see what'll happen with him next.
Thanks Blizzard, there are more chapters where those came from. I finished writing all the chapters of this book (although I still need to finalize and post them), and I'm currently working on The Hidden Light, Part II.