Set within the Shattered Alternate Universe, Rock Bottom dives into the murky, lesser-defined crevices of BIONICLE canon, exploring the sinister and swirling waters of The Pit. The reader is presented with an immaculately creative and accurate depiction of life in Mahri Nui, in a social structure born of isolation and helplessness.
Populated with a range of both canon and fanon characters, DeltaStriker's tale takes us to extreme depths and poses a number of moral questions. The story triumphs in its quest to redefine this scattered society of fluid leadership and rugged survival, broadening our understanding of this strange and savage region beneath the waves of Voya Nui Bay.
This fascinating introspective into a society on the brink of self-destruction is further complimented by the arrival of the Kanohi Ignika, which plummets to the forgotten village of Mahri Nui. In a sense, the mask becomes the death drive of this harrowed Matoran civilization, heralding a new era of sorrow, hardship, and corruption in this already delicate settlement.
Overall, this is an expertly-written story that faithfully plunges back into the dark themes of early 2007. A truly inventive examination of the Matoran spirit when faced with real danger, without the protection of Toa or the presence of Turaga to guide them.
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