Fotahki II

 

Element: Fire

Kanohi: Great Kualsi, the Mask of Quick Travel

Weapon: Kanoka launcher and cestus

Biography:

Fotahki II’s original name was Talvi; he started off as a mere recycler in the Reclamation Yards of Ta-Metru before becoming a disk maker. Talvi never wanted to be a mask maker, and his early attempts at Kanohi were shoddy at best.  Because of this, his supervisor had him reassigned to the lower levels of the Foundries.  Talvi was efficient in disk crafting and often took the workload of other craftsmen just to pass the time. After a few hundred years, though, his motivation to keep production going began to wear out.

 

When Talvi met Toa Fotahki, his perspective on his job changed entirely. The Toa had once been in a similar position to his own as a Matoran. He taught Talvi everything he knew, and the two subsequently became friends.  Unfortunately, it was not long after that a madness descended on the universe which sent Talvi's friend away from Metru Nui: the League of Six Kingdoms, led by the Barraki, were attempting to overthrow the Great Spirit.

 

While Fotahki was gone, Talvi made a name for himself as a renowned shopkeeper and disk engineer, one of the first of his kind on Metru Nui. On Naming Day, he renamed himself as Fotahki II, after his Toa friend, and was gifted a necklace in the shape of his Toa Disk.  However, disaster struck the City of Legends in the form of the Matoran Civil War shortly afterward.  Throughout the war, Talvi found ways to endure, and was among the scarce few Matoran who at least attempted to continue their work.

 

Fotahki II did not speak much of the past, even with the original Fotahki, who has since returned and became a Turaga. As the war concluded, plans were already in place to pass the mantle of Toa to Fotahki II.  This new responsibility for the disk maker would not be taken lightly.