|“||Your dreams are as grand as these trees, Lewa. I hope they do not come crashing down around you.||”|
|Alternate title||Trapped...by the Rahi!|
|Number in series||2|
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Six mighty heroes, the Toa, have come to the island of Mata Nui to save it from an evil force called Makuta. Shortly after their arrival, they encountered the tribesmen of the island, and their leaders, known as Turaga.
The key to defeating Makuta, they learned, was obtaining the fabled the Kanohi Masks of Power. But the masks are scattered around the island and protected by deadly bests called Rahi. Already, Kopaka has encountered one of these powerful creatures among the icy peaks of Mount Ihu.
Despite this threat, the Toa have decided to go their separate ways in the quest for more Masks of Power. But can any Toa, alone, hope to defeat the Rahi?
In the jungle Lewa pulls Gali out of water that seemed "angry." After a short conversation, Lewa leave Gali behind to search for his six Masks of Power by himself. Turaga Nokama then narrates the tale of Gali. As Gali swims underwater, an infected Tarakava spots and chases her. She eventually tricks the Rahi into heading into a sea cave and causes a cave-in. Turaga Matau then relates the tale of Lewa. The Toa of Air travels to acquire his Mask of Speed, which was underwater. He encounters a Nui-Jaga, but manages to bury the Rahi under the surrounding trees. Lewa eventually finds his destination, a dark cave with an entrance to an underground lake within, and dives in. He quickly gets entangled by seaweed, but manages to free himself and return to the surface for a quick breath of air. He then returns to the water and acquired his Kakama.
Meanwhile Gali was climbing an extremely old mountain to find her Mask of Levitation. When she reached the top, the mountain started to crumble. As she and the mask fell, she managed to catch it. But as soon as she landed, two Nui-Jaga and two Tarakava cornered her. Meanwhile, Lewa was swinging among the trees when a Nui-Rama attacked him from behind, knocking his mask off and causing him to fall to the ground, where a Muaka was waiting to finish him off.
- Makuta - Mentioned only
- Mata Nui - Mentioned only
- Badge of Office
- Makuta Stone
- Mata Nui Stone
- Toa Tools
|“||Makuta cast a spell that made Mata Nui sleep. Then Makuta claimed the world, and darkness and death were everywhere. Yet all was not lost. The Great Beings sent six mighty heroes--the Toa--to Mata Nui. Six heroes with one destiny: to defeat Makuta and sae our world.||”|
|“||Makuta believed these Toa were weak pretenders, easily conquered. He saw nothing to fear in them. So many years in darkness must have made Makuta blind.||”|
- Mid-comic: "Search for the Gold Mask Sweepstakes" rules and information.
- Comic middle: Find the Masks of Power section discusses each of the Toa's Great Masks and the Turaga's Noble Masks.
- Comic end: Advertisement for BIONICLE: Quest for the Masks trading card game; rules and information for BIONICLE contests; Beware the Rahi section discusses the various Rahi sets.
- Rear cover: Section discussing the McDonald's Matoran set.
- BIONICLE Chronicles 1: Tale of the Toa
- Challenge of the Rahi
- Mata Nui Online Game
- BIONICLE: Volume 1
- BIONICLE 1: Rise of the Toa Nuva