Legacy of Evil
This portion of the storyline describes the Piraka's history, involvement in the Dark Hunters and subsequent betrayal and the events leading up to their journey to Voya Nui, described by Zaktan's experiences and tales of the Piraka, "a legacy of evil". The book was initially proposed to come with a Piraka Lego mini-figure.
7,000 years prior to the events of BIONICLE Legends:
Vezok and Hakann, two Skakdi, raid a Toa fortress in search of an artifact. As Hakann creates a fracas to distract the Toa, Vezok finds the artifact, a tablet named the Makoki Stone, with barely discernible writing detailing the Brotherhood of Makuta, in the event that they would rebel. They depart the Fortress and are captured by the Dark Hunter "Ancient", who confiscates the artifact and recruits the Dark Hunters along with four Skakdi, Zaktan, Avak, Thok, and Reidak.
5,000 years prior to the events of BIONICLE Legends:
Zaktan leads his Skakdi peers (minus Avak) in an unsuccessful maneuver to overthrow the Shadowed One, but are confused by the transforming walls of the fortress. The Shadowed One attempts to execute Zaktan for his treacherous leadership of the plot, but his disintegration vision instead transforms Zaktan into a mass of sentient protodites.
4,000 years prior to the events of BIONICLE Legends:
In a blackmail scheme, the Shadowed One sends Reidak, Vezok, and Avak to free the Kanohi Dragon from imprisonment in the seas around Metru Nui, leaving the Rahi to rampage upon the city. When the trio meet with Turaga Dume to offer protection in the event the Dark Hunters' are allowed to establish a base, he declines. Therefore, Vezok attempts an assassination, but is unsuccessful due to the arrival of Toa Lhikan and his Toa Mangai team. The Toa eventually defeat the beast and deport it to Xia, where Roodaka awaits its arrival.
3,000 years prior to the events of BIONICLE Legends:
The Toa/Dark Hunter War, beginning as a result of Dume refusing to establish Dark Hunter bases within Metru Nui, is well underway. Hakann oversees Nidhiki's betrayal and Lhikan overhearing the matter. He bargains with the Toa of Fire, Nidhiki for the Makoki Stone which Lhikan guarded long ago. He agrees, but six months later, the Dark Hunters have it within their possession again, split into six, and auctioned to the Brotherhood at a profitable price. Roodaka then mutates Nidhiki into an insectoid being, dooming him to a lifetime with the Hunters.
250 years prior to the events of BIONICLE Legends:
Zaktan, Thok, and Reidak guard Odina against the Brotherhood during the Dark Hunter/Brotherhood War. As the Hunters' are occupied with an unsuccessful Brotherhood attack of Rahkski, Exo-Toa, and Visorak, Zaktan learns from Roodaka the base was initially in the possession of the Brotherhood. Zaktan investigates the matter and uses his protodite abilities to find an entire record of the Brotherhood and their Plan. Zaktan vows to use this knowledge to his nefarious ends. Later, Zaktan recruits his five fellow Skakdi and rebel against the Hunters'. Rogue, they investigate Teridax's lair after his supposed death, which happens just as the Matoran arrive in Metru Nui.
Hakann discovers the Spear of Fusion, and uses it on Vezok, dividing him into two beings, Vezok and Vezon (the latter taking his name as Vezon means "double" in Matoran). They encounter Teridax's essence as "Antidermis", subconsciously informing them to go to Voya Nui for the Kanohi Ignika, and escape the lair as his Mana Ko come after them. They flee to the island of Mata Nui and find the Toa Mata's Toa Canisters, bringing them to the beach. Avak and Zaktan chart a course to Voya Nui and Zaktan informs the Piraka to masquerade as Toa on their arrival. Hakann uses his heat vision to create a small puncture in Vezok's canister as they depart.
The Piraka continue down the hall of 777 stairs to the Kanohi Ignika, and surmise that Vezon awaits them as they found another Toa Canister upon Voya Nui on their arrival. Zaktan lets Hakann lead the way, as he is plagued by the laughter of Teridax within his mind. Meanwhile, Avak discovers Hakann cowering in a corner, his armor gleaming with intense heat.
Famous quotes containing the words evil and/or legacy:
“We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.”
—John Stuart Mill (18061873)
“What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.”
—Desiderius Erasmus (c. 14661536)