The Kanohi Dragon. Few who have ever encountered it could forget such an incredible and terrifying creature.
It first came to Metru Nui at the dawn of time, when the city was much sparser. It dwelt in the heat of Ta-Metru, sleeping for weeks, then awakening one day to wreak destruction and feed, before returning to its rest once more. The Dragon was stopped, after years of terror, by a group of Toa, and sealed beneath the Silver Sea, where it remained for a longer time than anyone cares to remember.
Then, not long ago, during the Dark Hunter war, it was freed from its prison. It emerged within Onu-Metru, and rampaged to Ta-Metru, where it regained its strength in the Great Furnace. Toa were summoned from other islands, to fight off the beast. The fight lasted an entire month. Finally, with the help of four Toa of Ice, the Dragon was subdued, and shipped to another land, where it would be kept safe. Still, I wonder sometimes if leaving it in the hands of Vortixx was really the best idea. The things they could do with such a creature…
Like everyone that witnessed its rise from the depths, I have never forgotten it. I was one of the lucky ones what witnessed its first emergence and survived. The heat and power it radiated as it flew by, ton upon ton of metal and muscle, gleaming scaled armor, ashes clinging to its hide… I can safely say I have never seen anything quite so spectacular.
The Kanohi Dragon’s origins are unknown, and it is a matter of speculation as to whether or not there are more of its kind elsewhere. It has a long, powerful body, that radiates heat and melts or burns anything that comes in contact with it.
It is capable of flight, although we are unsure how. It can also fire blasts of flame from its jaws. Nowhere does its body glow hotter than the tip of its tail, which could melt through a tower of protosteel like butter (and has done so in the past). Its hide is decorated with Kanohi-shaped scales. The reason for these scales is a mystery.
I wish we had more pictures and diagrams of it, but this is the best we have, as it was a highly chaotic time when it appeared. A part of me wants it to return somehow, so that we could study it in more detail. But then, understanding its workings might take from its mystery.