Once a paradise, the island of Mata Nui has become a place of darkness
and fear, ruled by the evil Makuta. But the islanders, known as Tohunga,
have kept the faith in the Legends of Bionicle. This legend tells
them that six mighty heroes called the Toa will free them from Makuta
and his beasts. The Tohunga worship and fear these Toa, building shrines
to them in their villages.
One day, as legend foretold, the six heroes wash up on the island,
each in a gleaming pod of unknown origin.
Now the Toa must explore Mata Nui and gather their six Great Masks
of Power, known as the Kanohi. With each mask they find, they will
grow in knowledge, strength and power. The Turaga, the wise tribal
chieftains of Mata Nui, must help and guide the Toa on their quest,
as they roam the landscape searching high and low for the Kanohi.
Only when all of the Great Masks of Power have been found will the
Toa be ready to fulfill their destiny. Together, they will challenge
Makuta and restore Mata Nui to its former glory.
For a detailed guide to the world of the Bionicle, look for the
"Legend of Mata Nui" storybook, available in every Bionicle Trading
Card Game Theme Deck or visit http://www.bionicle.com/