Hahli took a deep breath and stepped through the portal, hoping that, despite appearances, it wasn't
going to be a trip straight to Karzahni.
The familiar blackness closed in on her once more...
Hahli plummeted through the darkness once more, before falling- rather undignified for an acrobatic Toa of Water- flat on her face, her head still light from the travels. She adjusted her mask, and took note of her surroundings as her vision cleared.
She was standing at the foot of a long cobblestone street. The houses were long and crooked; they cast dark and ominous shadows over everything. The sky was gray and cloudy; the sun a dull orange rather than the usual yellow. As she walked, she heard the consistent crunch
of dead leaves crushed underfoot. Where
was everyone else
? she wondered to herself. She heard chatter, and laughter, and turned a corner to see who was there- hopefully it was her friends and allies.
Instead, what she saw made her fluids run cold.
The streets were populated by... well... things
, were the only accurate way to describe them. Some of them were laughing and talking, for reasons only the Great Spirit knew. Some of them were humanoid in appearance, others looked as if they had been dreamt up by a particularily mad Makuta. None of them seem to note her presence; she wondered why and silently thanked Mata Nui- there was no way that she could take on that many beasts. Using her Kanohi powers to amplify her stealth, as to not disturb the hideous crowd, she crept away as fast as her legs would take her until she reached a large, gray, stone fountain, and knelt down in the water, feeling relieved as she basked in her element.
"Hello?" she called nervously, reaching up a hand to adjust her mask.
A black-armored hand.
With a sudden gasp, Hahli was on her feet, examining what had happened to her. Her armor had changed and warped as she had travelled here. Her normally green underarmor was now a dull gray, and her heavier armor was jet black, emblazoned with several skulls and spikes. She even took off her mask, briefly, and examined it; it had been mostly unchanged, save for a color swap and the fact that it now had several sets of spikes running up and down its sides. Her fins were thinner and more skeletal; they resembled the wings of a huge and hideous bat rather than the graceful fins of a Toa of Water. Even her tools had been transformed- her Cordak blaster was now rusty and decrepit looking, with an antiquated scope mounted on top, while her claw was longer, thinner, and more lethal-looking. She cautiously created a sphere of water, relieved to note that she still had her powers.
Still shaky from the shock of her transformation, she clambered up the walls of a nearby house, scanning for anyone else who had arrived via portal.
edited 28th Oct '10 3:42:00 PM by CrowT.Robot
Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.