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List of Minor Terms

This is a list of terms which the fiction mentions in passing but which do not have enough information to warrant their own pages.

acid blade
A weapon that Vultraz wielded when he fought Mazeka five years ago. It could dissolve rock just by brushing against it.[1] This weapon was not common.[2]
acidfly
"Icarax?" said Mutran. "For a handful of Toa and half a village of Matoran? Isn't that like calling in a Tahtorak to squash an acidfly?"[3]
air serpent
A kind of acid-spitting Rahi that the Toa Mata once fought in Karda Nui before entering their Toa canisters.[4]
"This is just like that time you fought the acid-spitting air serpents, remember that?"[5]
airstone
A lightweight material used to make Kolhii balls. See Kolhii ball.
bioquake
The ground beneath their feet began to shake violently. 'Bioquake?' suggested Vakama."[6]
"The Brotherhood had their hands full dealing with the aftereffects of a bioquake that had rocked the universe."[7]
blood snail
A larger brute with two crablike claws spoke up next. "I don’t like it. What are they doing here now? Something smells." "That would be you, Carapar," said the first. "Comes from eating those six-foot-long blood snails..."[8]
bog leech
The world spun, and then Lewa was no longer in the air above Artakha. Instead, he was standing in a dark cave, facing a blank wall of stone. He could feel something behind him, the way one could feel a bog leech crawling up the back of the neck.[9]
borer worm
Turn, Tren Krom said again. His telepathic "voice" reminded Lewa of a nest of slithering borer worms.[9]
cable climber
Ta-Matoran didn't go leaping around like Le-Metru cable climbers or swimming in the sea like Ruki fish.[10]
It is not clear if this is referring to Matoran or to a type of Rahi.
darkfire torch
An item used by Bone Hunters on Bara Magna that provided warmth in the cold desert night without giving off any light.[11]
doom serpent
Tobduk's staff was carved in the shape of a doom serpent's head.[1] Possibly the same thing as doom viper.
drums of Le-Koro
The "drums of Le-Koro" could carry messages over great distances. Lewa Nuva was able to listen to the faint sound of these tribal drums in the distance to learn that Ta-Koro had fallen to "Rahkshi, the Makuta sons."[12]
dune wolf
Dune wolves were creatures of Bara Magna with long, mournful cries.[13]
feeder worms
It sounded like the slimy, repulsive sound that comes when a nest of feeder worms is disturbed.[14]
fireworks
The firework revolver was a weapon based on the fireworks used by Matoran.[15]
flame serpents
Takanuva once spun a tale about "the flame serpents of the Tren Krom Break" in the alternate universe of the Toa Empire. This was probably entirely made up, so "flame serpents" may not have actually existed.[16]
giant scorpion
"Giant scorpions are even worse," Tarduk said. Despite the heat he shivered. "I've seen them several times while searching for artifacts in caves."[17]
giant squid
Giant squid in Kalmah's army.[18, 19] These were a different species from the smaller sea squid[20, 21] and the Great Temple squid[22, 23]. It is possible that these had come from among Mavrah's giant Rahi.[24] They were considered Rahi.[25] Kalmah's giant squid weren't just larger versions of the vampiric sea squid.[26] Giant squid were about as large as giant squid on Earth.[27] Kalmah was able to become the "alpha male" of the giant squid despite their size because he was smarter and nastier than they were and they respected that.[28]
giant swamp lizard
Tahu reached the top of the barrier and looked at Lewa as if his brother Toa had turned into a giant swamp lizard.[29]
glowfish
Okay, glowfish, let me tell you a story.[16]
gnat
The Rahi Nui reacted as if it were under attack by a swarm of gnats, snarling and swiping at empty air.[30]
Bothersome gnat.[31]
"Gnat," muttered the Makuta.[32]
They arrived to see the Shadowed One in intense whispered conversation with the Toa of Water. It ended when the Toa blasted three nearby Dark Hunters into the sea as casually as someone might swat a gnat.[33]
gravel hawk
A species of hawk that was very popular as food among Glatorian because it was so hard to catch. It lived on mountain peaks.[34, 35]
lava-gem
An item which the Matoran of a particular village on the Tren Krom peninsula believed appeased a nearby volcano and kept it from erupting. An intact lava-gem was a rare find on the Tren Krom peninsula.[1]
masters of pain
Mentioned by the Shadowed One in a remark about Avak.
Almost immediately, he was a problem. Complaining, questioning authority, scheming against his betters...all of this earned him his share of dangerous missions and a number of sessions with the masters of pain.[36]
M&D
Visorak shorthand for "mutation and disposal."[37]
moto-sled
A vehicle Matau was testing when handed a Toa stone by Toa Lhikan.[38] The moto-sled was a one-Matoran vehicle invented by Nuparu, who claimed that it would someday replace the Ussal crabs that carried cargo in Metru Nui.[39]
mountain worm
Up ahead, Gelu made ready for the Bone Hunters' arrival. His trap was modeled after something the Iconox villagers had used for years to stop marauding mountain worms. Granted, there it was carved from ice and made over the course of weeks, and here it was wood, rock, and fireroot slapped together. But he had faith the effect would be the same. It was a simple device. Four long shafts of wood were laid out on the ground, then two more laid across them to form a latticework. Fireroot was used to lash them together. Pieces of volcanic rock sharpened to a point were then fitted into each of the joints. Finally, the whole construct was hauled up the side of a peak and tied to the rock with vine. When the vine was cut... things would get interesting.[11]
mud crawler
Rahi on Mata Nui with acidic tongues and bad breath.
"Remember that time I was hanging upside down in a swamp hole, just above some hungry mud crawlers," said Nuparu. "You know, the ones with the acidic tongues and the breath that smells like Tarakava that’s been out in the sun too long?"[40]
necrofinch
The famed necrofinch of the Zakaz mountains continued to sing even after it was dead.[41]
Place of Far-seeing
The Matoran's name for the top of the mountain [Mount Ihu] where Kopaka and Pohatu found Kopaka's Kanohi Hau.[42]
proto-dam
I will track-find the disk before you three can even check one proto-dam.[43]
protodermis mine
"You've obviously never been in a proto mine," Reidak answered. "I don't mean the kind Matoran work in — I mean real protodermis mines, where it's not just a job, it's a death sentence."[7]
proto dust
Matau decided that "master" probably wasn't the best term to use with a beast that could scatter Vahki like proto dust in a windstorm.[44]
razorcrab
Apparently, some sort of underwater creature used to defend Mahri Nui.
Finally, he said, "Gar? What's the status of our defenses?" "The razorcrabs are dispersed all along the borders of the city," Gar replied. "The thornplants are intact. Sea creatures have made probing attacks at a few of the outlying shelters, but we drove them back. No organized assaults on the city in two months now."[45]
razor crystal
Razor crystals were sharp enough to shred armor and tissue into ribbons. There was an entire mountain slope on the Tren Krom peninsula that was lined with razor crystals.[1]
reef raider
A type of small fish Rahi living in the waters of the Pit. According to Hydraxon, the only thing that could drive a school of reef raiders into a panic was sharks.[46]
rock dragon
Gelu frowned. It was said that a Bone Hunter's jaws could clamp shut tighter than a rock dragon's on a meal. If Fero didn't want to talk, he wasn't going to.[11]
rock jackal
A creature of Bara Magna.
Raanu turned to face her, his body shaking with barely contained rage. "I am the leader of this village! These people have placed their trust in me, and I will do what I think is best. I owe it to them to let them fight and die standing straight and tall like Agori, not slinking away into the night like rock jackals. If you don't want to help, get back on your animal and leave our village."[11]
sand dragon
Soon, we Skrall will shed our skins like the sand dragons and be revealed for what we are--conquerors! Rulers![47]
sand flea
You need more than that, sand flea. You need--hold on! Company![47]
The Skrall? They're scattered all over the desert like sand fleas after a storm.[48]
sand fox
Late in the afternoon they resumed their journey. Strakk observed how a sand bat exploded out of a dune to throw itself onto a sand fox and then dragged it underground. The Spikit saw the same and grunted in anger and fear.
sand frog
He proposed his own plan: seize Metru Nui, Matoran or no Matoran, and from there launch a wave of conquest that would make the Barraki look like a bunch of irritable sand frogs."[49]
sand mite
Hey, sand mite, this Glatorian just saved your village from bone hunters a few days ago. Show a little respect!"[50]
Scarabax beetles came out at night to feed on sand mites and other smaller insects.[51]
sandray
A ray-like creature after which Sandray Canyon was named.[52]
sand worm
The traitor wandered to the back of the chamber, running a finger along the arm of Tuma’s throne. "I see. So you downed one by accident and saw it fizzle and spark... and then the baterra killed how many of yours? 100? 200?" "Your point, sand worm," hissed Tuma.
settlements
But this place reminded him a little too much of the Agori "settlements," the places for those who had spent too much time in the sun and sand and lost their minds.[11]
shredder fish
Dekar brought his hand close to the mask, moving as hesitantly as if he were reaching into the jaws of a shredder fish.[45]
slime-worm
The first thing he saw was a grotesque sea creature, easily two hundred feet high, looking like a cross between a whale and the giant, clawed slime-worms Onu-Matoran miners had run into in the past.[8]
smoke hawk
A bird Rahi on Xia. On Xia, Toa Kualus once communicated with a smoke hawk in its own language in order to have it scout over the sea. When it returned, it flew in tight circles and cawed loudly to signal incoming ships.[53]
snow moss
Blossoms of snow moss once covered a valley in Ko-Wahi near the Three Brothers Bridge, until the Tahnok burned it away.[54]
spider beetle
I stood upon a peak and saw the Rock Agori in the distance scrambling to and fro like spider beetles.[55]
spiked dagger plant
"True, I've never been to Zakaz... I'm not even really one of the native species... in fact, they'll probably kill me on sight... or worse, tie me upside down over a spiked dagger plant... but at least I'll die at home."[56]
spiked fire worm
"More importantly, Toa are like spiked fire worms," said Antroz. "Where you find one, you find more. And like the worms, it is best to grind them beneath your heel. Call it a lesson to any other foolish creatures who might try to get in your way."[3]
spiked worm
You don't conquer your enemies with something they can see coming ten miles away. You do it by working your way inside like the larva of a spiked worm, making yourself a part of their society, and then blotting them out from the inside.[55]
stone ape
"You are no more than stone apes, reaching for the stars, believing you could extinguish them if only you could get them in your grasp."[57]
Possibly the same thing as the spiny stone ape.
stone serpent
Reidak's response was a string of curses that could have seared the scales off a stone serpent.[7]
stone snake
A Rahi which Onewa once encountered in a Po-Metru cave. It was a good six feet long and powerful enough to crush rock in its coils.[58]
sun-rock dragon
The Skrall leader smiled again, the broad, predatory grin of a sun-rock dragon.[11]
sun serpent
Fero led his Bone Hunters into Iron Canyon. "Be watchful," he ordered. "This place is more treacherous than a sun serpent."[11]
swamp hornet
More Zyglak were emerging from every side tunnel, their knives and spears flying through the air like angry swamp hornets.[8]
talon snake
A species of snake commonly found Tesara. It had a talon-shaped blade on its tail. Vastus modeled his armor after this snake and collected its venom for his snake venom talon.[59, 60]
telescreen
Massive screens used in Metru Nui for broadcasting video. Telescreens were in use in Metru Nui and were built in the Fields of Construction in Po-Metru.[61] Massive telescreens were mounted all over the city as well as in the Coliseum. Turaga Dume could control them from his special box in the Coliseum.[62] These massive screens could broadcast Dume's voice and image all over the city. A massive screen overlooked the Coliseum field which could show Dume's face. Turaga Dume could broadcast his face to kinetic displays all over the city and make announcements through them.[63]
thornplant
Apparently, some sort of underwater plant used to defend Mahri Nui.
Finally, he said, "Gar? What's the status of our defenses?" "The razorcrabs are dispersed all along the borders of the city," Gar replied. "The thornplants are intact. Sea creatures have made probing attacks at a few of the outlying shelters, but we drove them back. No organized assaults on the city in two months now."[45]
Ussal pen
On Metru Nui, the Ussal crabs used to pull Ussal carts were kept in Ussal pens. Ussal pens could be found all over Le-Metru. Ussal crabs smelled somewhat unpleasant, so Ussal crab pens gave off a noticeable stench.[64] Shoveling out Ussal crab stalls was known to be unpleasant.[65]
wasteland wolf
A creature of Bara Magna that Tarduk thought resembled the iron wolves.
He had spotted one of their pursuers. It looked a little like one of the wasteland wolves that lived in the desert. Their paws had evolved to be able to traverse across the loosest sand and they were highly effective trackers.[66]
water stone
On Bara Magna, water stones were valuable rocks that could be split open to reveal pure water inside. In Vulcanus, it was rumored that the area north of the Black Spike Mountains had entire valleys of water stones.[66]