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Bionicle- Nova Orbis- Mystery- Chapter 1 by NickinAmerica Bionicle- Nova Orbis- Mystery- Chapter 1 by NickinAmerica
The series begins with "Mystery of The Toa Miro," chapter one.

And in case you missed it, here's the prologue. nickinamerica.deviantart.com/a…

And here's the next chapter. nickinamerica.deviantart.com/a…

And here's the folder where you can find all of this stuff. nickinamerica.deviantart.com/g…

Hope it was worth the wait. I put a lot more work into each of the illustrations than I usually do in normal comic pages... which is why this took so long. Maybe I need to make fewer illustrations.

I've just realized that I may not have done enough to differentiate Calor's average body from the more athletic Le-Matoran in panel 3... I'll make him more... "Takua-looking" in future chapters.

And yes... Ol' Ahkmou is still around. He was the mysterious Po-Matoran who appeared in the prologue, as one person guessed. His mask is a bit different, but this look just seemed right for him. I tried drawing him with his old mask, but... I just couldn't make it look good. This mask that we saw another Po-Matoran wearing a more lightly colored version of, though, fits him just right... at least in the context of this new story.

AND YES... you CAN shake someone's hand that way. I've tried it. It's as awkward as it looks here.

I wanted to draw all of the Matoran tribes, but... this chapter already had so much going on in it, I just couldn't add anything more. We'll get to see each of them in due time, though. And we WILL meet Matoran from some of the other tribes in the next chapter. I really wanted to give you guys a sense of SCALE with this chapter, and just how populated this land is, as we start out in Calor's small slice of heaven and quickly expand to other parts of the island. With this introduction to these Matoran characters, I hope I've made an impression.

That's it for now. I'll try to have the next chapter online by Monday, this time.

Feedback is appreciated.
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FlameWhirlwind176 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, pretty interesting. Im just curious as to who are the ones closest to being "in the  wrong" here. Either the turaga, or the toa mira. To me it seems like a clash of ideals,which is always interesting.

I'm liking alot of this story so far.
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burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Hey, who doesn't need a Venti to wake them up in the morning?

It's a fun read so far. I don't have the background in the setting that some of your other readers do, to recognize distinctive traits you've brought over from the original works, but you've infused a great deal of personality into the characters you've introduced so far. I'm starting to see who some of them are, and look forward to where they'll go next.
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NickinAmerica Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thanks. Yeah, there are a lot of references to official material sprinkled here and there, but for the most part, this setting and its people are new.
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Varia31 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat! The fact that you preserved things like the Le-Matoran speech pattern (right down to things like "miss-sleep" and calling Ta-Matoran "fire spitters") makes it feel all the more authentic. Good stuff, Nick!
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Gonzoflyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Ahkmou!
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Mace3739 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Very expertly done! I loved every moment of it! Great work!
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Lo-Ruke Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I wonder if Ahkmou has changed at all
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ArakalFlamescale Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
OMG AMAZING!! XD
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dcaldwell101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Artist
Didn't think Chapter 1 was that short
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jakest123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like the Toa are planning something that involves creating new Toa. Though judging by what Lhikan did, apparently putting a bit of his power into each stone, they're going to sacrifice their own Toa power.

Also, Ahkmou is never a good sign, unless Teridax's corruption of him has lessened considering the latter had his head broken by a planet.
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