Order Enforcement Squads, The Vahki
These are the bios of the Vahki on Metru Nui:
The Vahki are the enforcers of the peace on Metru Nui,
commanded by Turaga Dume. It’s their job to make sure order prevails, even if
they have to use their stun staffs to make sure it happens. Dwelling in hives in
the six metru, they swarm out when there is trouble, chase down the offending
Matoran, and make sure they fall back into line. Although they may come across
as cold and robotic, many Vahki actually seem to enjoy their job a little too
much. Vahki cannot speak in any way that Matoran can hear, so you never know how
they might be planning to capture the next troublemaker...
Since the Toa Metru have been disturbing the peace, and
causing some damage, the Vahki have added them to the "capture on sight" list.
This has caused the Toa Metru no small amount of trouble.
The Zadakh are ideally suited for the open spaces of
Po-Metru, as they are fastest when running in a straight line and do not handle
changes of direction well. They are huge, strong, always the first ones into a
fight and the last ones standing. Zadakh stun staffs leave a target very
suggestible, and for a brief period of time the Matoran will take orders from
The Rorzakh of Onu-Metru are relentless. Though not the
fastest or strongest Vahki, they never give up on a chase. Run anywhere, they
will pursue, no matter how far or how long it takes. Their preferred tactic is
to wait for their target to grow exhausted and then do their job. Rorzakh stun
staffs have the longest lasting effects, allowing the Vahki to see and hear
whatever the affected Matoran does without the Matoran being aware of it.
The Bordakh of Ga-Metru are tactically the most cunning
of the Vahki, usually working in small, high mobile groups. They like to get the
job done with a minimum of fuss and risk, but they do enjoy the chase. An old
Matoran saying goes, “Bordakh like things that run.” Their stun staffs make the
targeted Matoran so enthusiastic about the ideas of order and security that he
will actively look for “troublemakers” to turn into the Vahki.
The Nuurakh of Ta-Metru are the fastest of all the
Vahki—one minute all is quiet, the next they are everywhere. Nuurakh prefer to
surround their targets, rather than chase them down, but they are easily
frustrated. When things don’t go their way, they can turn on each other. Vakama
learned this the hard way. "I asked a Nuurakh something once. I spent the next
month scrubbing molten protodermis feeder tubes...with my mask." Nuurakh stun
staffs fill the target’s mind with one overriding command, which the affected
Matoran will then obey to the exclusion of all else until the stun wears off.
The Vorzakh squad of Le-Metru has little patience for
games of “chase and hide.” If they need to find someone, they will just level
everything in their path until that Matoran appears. (Le-Metru Matoran spend
much of their time repairing the damage done by the Vorzakh.) Their stun staffs
are incredibly potent, one touch reducing a Matoran to little more then a
mindless, dim-eyed zombie for a brief period of time. Le-Matoran have grown used
to seeing these unfortunates, called “shamblers,” wandering through the metru.
The Keerakh of Ko-Metru are a perfect fit for a metru
devoted to seeing the future. Keerakh are always one step ahead of whoever they
are pursuing—it does no good to hide from them, because they will probably be
waiting at your hiding place when you get there. Keerakh stun staffs scramble a
Matoran's sense of time and place, disorienting them enough that they can not
cause any trouble. It’s not unusual to see confused Ko-Metru Matoran walking
aimlessly through other metru, unsure where they are or what day it is.
swiped by a Keerakh once—for a while afterwards, he thought he was back at the
Archives cataloging a Fikou exhibit, while he was really on top of a Knowledge
Tower, Ehrye alongside with a death grip on his arm.
Fun fact: There is an entire squad of Vahki
assigned to Takua. See, he was as irresponsible and adventure-seeking on Metru
Nui as he was on Mata Nui. So, a squad of Nuurakh was assigned to him to make
sure he stayed at work during his shift, and out of trouble at all other times.