The Drifts
The Drifts (aka The Wastes) somewhere in Mount Ihu in Ko-Wahi in MNOG
Location Information
Primary ResidentsNone
Former ResidentsKantai, Rahi

The Drifts, also called the Wastes by Matoran, were vast plains atop Mount Ihu that were covered in snow by the ever-present blizzards that swept them. Very little is known about these plains, but it was rumored that a hermit named Kantai,who possessed great knowledge of willpower, dwelled here by an ice flow. Matoro would occasionally hunt Rahi here. It was a dangerous place, however, for non-Ko-Matoran: the relentless wind and snow lashed at any travelers and obscured their vision, making it near-impossible to avoid becoming disoriented without flags or some other means of marking a path. Any Matoran who got lost in the Wastes would succumb to the cold, pass out, and eventually die, making a trip through the wastes potentially deadly to the inexperienced traveler.

The Drifts were cleared after the Toa Nuva released the Bahrag from their seal, thus unleashing the Bohrok once again, and the region was destroyed when Mata Nui awakened.


Apart from the snow covered drifts and colossal ice chunks, the landscape is rugged, with no trees in sight. The winds only worsen on the cliffs below The Drifts, but visibility is improved there as the snow is blown away. Large rocks, half covered in snow, dot the landscape in places. Mysteriously, one of these rocks had an inscription which read "Beware the Swarm", before the Bohrok were even known about. The Temple of Peace exists in the Drifts where it holds the Crystal of Peace.

Mata Nui
Ta-Wahi Ta-KoroMangai VolcanoTa-Wahi BeachLake of FireTa-Koro GateTa-Koro Rope BridgeVakama's HutJaller's HutCable CarTren Krom BreakWall of HistoryTa-Koro Kolhii FieldKeahi's CliffCharred ForestPlace of ShadowTemple of Courage
Ga-Wahi Ga-KoroGa-Wahi BeachGa-Koro WaterfallEast GardenGa-Koro BridgeGa-Koro Kolhii FieldNokama's HutHahli's HutMacku's HutAmaya's HutKai's Hut  • Kailani's HutNixie's HutOkoth's ShopShasa's HutNixie's HutMarka's HutMarka's ShipyardLake NahoAmaya's JettyTemple of Purity
Le-Wahi Le-KoroLe-Koro HighwayFau SwampLake PalaLake KanaeKanae BayKumu IsletsNui-Rama HiveTuuli's ShopTemple of Faith
Po-Wahi Po-KoroLeva BayMotara DesertKraata CaveTiro CanyonQuarryPath of PropheciesPo-Koro Kolhii StadiumOnewa's HutTemple of Creation
Onu-Wahi Onu-KoroPapa Nihu ReefOnu-Koro HighwayGreat MineCavern of LightOnu-Koro Kolhii StadiumWhenua's HutNuparu's HutOnepu's HutUssal StablesZemya's ShopTemple of Prosperity
Ko-Wahi Ko-KoroKo-Wahi BeachMount IhuThree Brothers BridgeThe DriftsTemple of PeaceKokkan's ShopSanctumWall of ProphecyNorth MarchPlace of Shadow
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