Ra'lhen in Arc 3 of the BZPRPG
|Appearance||Pearl white armor with blue limbs and white Hau|
|Equipment & Traits|
|Kanohi||Hau, Great Mask of Shielding|
|History & Relationships|
|Native To||Mata Nui|
Inspiring and uplifting to those around him. He's tough, but through his toughness, he aims to encourage people to fight for goodness.
Ra'lhen is extremely muscled due to his training with his heavy Proto-Knuckles (which function just like a combination of boxing gloves and brass knuckles). His odd coloring was caused by a mutation that happened to him many centuries ago, which turned his white coloring to red.
He's slightly shorter than the average height of a Toa. His new armor is a soft pearly white that compliments his blue limbs and matches his white pauldrons and white boots. Despite the coloring, the armor is very sturdy and protective, absorbing a surprising amount of force without compromising on comfort.
Ronkshou was another high-ranking servant of the Makuta. He was generally considered the second most dangerous Toa after Heuani. He wore an infected mask, which created a bond with Makuta that's stronger than Vidar's. Ronkshou once wielded two "boxing gloves" called Proto-Knuckles. His Proto-Knuckles were made of an strong, durable metal, which could be used to knock a belligerent Rahi unconscious or even bring down some stone structures. Bashing through wooden doors required minimal effort.
He once wielded a sword and went by the name 'Ra'lhen'. However, when he was infected by the Makuta, his mind was imprisoned, and it's the consciousness of the Makuta that controls him. Ronkshou threw away his sword shortly after, crafting two red spherical knuckles, which help him intensify his secondary kickboxing skills. While he did occasionally spaz out and be re-possessed by his true self, the 'Ra'lhen' portion of his psyche had been dormant for over a century.
He was the one who recruited Vidar and trained him to be a loyal servant of Makuta. After the murder of Tamaru by Vidar, Echelon, and other Makuta followers, Ronkshou met up with this team in Po-Wahi and enacted a plan to murder Hafu. After a series of battles with various Toa, Ronkshou and the group escaped and threw Hafu into a Kofo-Jaga nest.
Later on, Ronkshou gave Vidar another round of training before forcing him to be attached to a Parakuka. Shortly afterward, Hueani summoned both he and Vidar to his chambers. They were given the task to hunt down the Wanderer's Company and capture them, along with the Essence Stones. Ronkshou and Vidar teamed up with Utu and almost caught the Matoran until fights with Joske and then Antrim slowed them down. Ronkshou was eventually sealed in crystal along with Vidar by Antrim, where they remained until Kohra came and freed them.
At the Second Battle of Kini Nui, Ronkshou and Vidar took on Joske again, intending to kill him once and for all. However, Joske used his temporary light powers to cleanse Ronkshou's infected mask. Immediately, his Ra'lhen personality gained control of his body once more and he switched sides right then and there.
The deep-voiced kickboxer known as Ra'lhen is constantly tormented by the memories of the Dark Time. Once on a mission to avenge the First Toa and slay the Makuta, the unfortunate hero found himself influenced and forced into mental bondage by the dark god and given the slave name "Ronkshou". However, when he encountered Stannis Maru in Le-Koro, they traveled together to Onu-Koro, where the leader of the Maru forgave the Toa for his crimes committed while under Makuta's influence. Korero Maru then took Ra'lhen to see Akiri Hewkii where there was a very tense discussion. Despite this, Ra'lhen was allowed to join the Po-Koro Sentinels. Hewkii gave Ra'lhen a bracelet with a green gem to remind him of his prior self. After Ra'lhen joined the Sentinels, Wokodin became his commanding officer and assigned him to patrol Ostia.
One morning, Ra'lhen received a package from his friends, Wokapu and Wokiya. The package contained pearly white armor, which now allowed Ra'lhen to fully shed his prior identity as Ronkshou. He reunited with Stannis Maru and they both went to see Renaka Lichtgheist, the new Akiri after Hewkii stepped down. There, they were deputized as temporary ambassadors and sent to Onu-Koro in order to arrange a mutual defense agreement.
Powers and Abilities
Because of his strong bond with Makuta, Ronkshou had enhanced physical and elemental capabilities and he could use his enhanced power to wage an even match with multiple Toa. Today, he still has the power to create, control, and absorb electricity.
While he is not as strong now as he was when his name was Ronkshou, he is still a formidable opponent with centuries of fighting experience.
Tools and Weapons
Ra'lhen carries a two-handed broadsword which he can use to disarm enemies, block attacks, and channel his lightning powers.
Ra'lhen wants to be an inspiration to Wokapu and anyone else he comes across. He is determined, despite his history and the nightmares that they cause, to gain respect in the eyes of the villagers and be a productive member of Mata Nui's society.
Friends and Allies
- Parts of Ra'lhen's body still appear red in color even with the new armor. He also has a similar gait and voice as Ronkshou.
- Ronkshou's name is based off "Rahkshi", which was the most popular buzzword in 2003 (when he was created).
- Ronkshou was staff character during Arc 1.