|Former Residents||Ta-Matoran, Tahu, Vakama, several Rahi|
Ta-Wahi was the fiery region of the island of Mata Nui, and the site of Ta-Koro, where the Ta-Matoran and Tahu resided. Its landscape was largely made of volcanic rock, and was well-known for its lava flows and the Mangai Volcano, which comprised the centre of the entire island.
Geographic features of Ta-Wahi are principally influenced by Mangai Volcano; embellished by molten lava flows which forge the region's terrain. Caverns, ravines and falls are carved by the fluctuating torrent, leaving jagged formations of igneous rock and polished cliffs - such as Ta-Koro's surrounding Lake of Fire.
Despite the seemingly inhospitable terrain, the plains of Ta-Wahi were capable of sustaining life; the volcanic region was once home to a large, lush forest. However, after a major battle between Jala's Ta-Koro Guard and Teridax's armies of infected Rahi, the forest was set ablaze, leaving the trees twisted and black; this now-dark and dangerous place became known as the Charred Forest, and few Ta-Matoran ventured into its depths unless they were hunting Rahi. A sole exception was Kapura, who was frequently seen there practising.
At Ta-Wahi's edge was an unnamed beach with volcanic sand and steep black cliffs; carved into one such cliff was a statue of a face representing Mata Nui (which concealed a portal into the Bohrok Nest). When facing the sea, to one's left was another cliff that extended out into the sea; a staircase was carved into the side of this formation, so one could access the Amaja Circle and the mysterious Great Telescope at the cliff's summit.
When the Toa Metru first arrived on Mata Nui, they scouted the island for possible locations to build villages for the rescued Matoran to live in once they were awakened. Toa Vakama found the hot climate of the volcanic region around the Mangai Volcano to be reminiscent of Ta-Metru, and decided upon a rock located in the shadow of the Mangai Volcano to be the location of his "Ta-Koro."
The Toa later returned, this time with all the Matoran pods from Metru Nui, and sacrificed their Toa Power to awaken the Matoran. The new Turaga Vakama then led the Ta-Matoran to the location he chose for Ta-Koro. The village was then built by the efforts of the Ta-Matoran.
After over nine centuries of Rahi attacks, the Toa Mata were summoned to Mata Nui by Takua. Tahu, after rebuilding himself, journeyed toward the Charred Forest. Tahu was then caught in a trap, which was created to capture Rahi. Tahu then freed himself using his fire powers, and the Ta-Matoran tried fighting back, but their attempt was stopped by Vakama.
Kopaka, who had journeyed to Ta-Wahi to find his Kanohi Pakari located on a small island across a lake of lava. He eventually got across by freezing a spring of water, then used the ice as a boat. However, the ice didn't last in the return trip, and Kopaka, using his new Pakari, jumped across. His jump wasn't far enough, but he was saved by Lewa.
The Bohrok-Kal Tahnok-Kal arrived in Ta-Koro following the imprisoning of the Bahrag. He stole Tahu's Nuva Symbol and nearly awakened the Bahrag with the other five Bohrok-Kal, but were stopped by the Toa Nuva.
Some time after, Takua had gone off on his own right before the Kolhii Tournament. He had managed to cross a river of lava and reached a pedestal on the other side, a rock on top of it. The rock then fell into the lava, and the Kanohi Avohkii emerged. Takua tried crossing the river again, by floating across the lava, but failed, though he was saved by Tahu Nuva.
After Ga-Koro won the Kolhii Tournament, the Kanohi fell out of Takua's pack. The Matoran, Turaga, and Pohatu, Tahu, and Gali then followed the Turaga to the Ta-Suva, where Nokama translated the text on the back of the mask.
After sending Takua and Jaller off to find the prophesized seventh Toa, three of Teridax's Rahkshi, Lerahk, Panrahk, and Guurahk, attacked Ta-Koro to find and destroy the Avohkii and the herald. This resulted in the enitre village of Ta-Koro sinking into the lava of Mangai Volcano.
The inhabitants of Mata Nui later left the island after the entrance to Metru Nui was discovered. The Toa Nuva later released the Bahrag from their Toa Seal, and the Bohrok cleaned the island.
Ta-Wahi was destroyed when Mata Nui awakened and his face pushed through the surface of the island.
|Mata Nui (v|e)|
|Ta-Wahi (Ta-Koro) • Ga-Wahi (Ga-Koro) • Le-Wahi (Le-Koro) • Po-Wahi (Po-Koro) • Onu-Wahi (Onu-Koro) • Ko-Wahi (Ko-Koro) • Kini-Nui|