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"I don't want to let anyone down. Not you, not Zuriana, not anyone."
— Ferron having a heart-to-heart with Rhea

Ferron
Turaga Ferron, Kughii 2014
Ferron as a Turaga

Species:

Turaga, male

Element:

Fe, Iron elemental

Kanohi:

Noble Pakari-shaped Mask of Healing

Alignment:

Lawful Good

Weapon/Tools:

Hammer

Powers:

Turaga-level iron manipulation, Healing, Smithing

Occupation:

Smith

Group:

Creator:

Geardirector

Ferron is a Fe-Turaga Smith with an extensive history in the BZPRPG.

BiographyEdit

2012 arcEdit

Ferron was first introduced as a former hero of the island. Primarily as a lost soul trying to find a place in the world. According to himself, he used to be a mechanic in a small, offshoot village on Le-Wahi's coast, where he was granted a Toa Stone by a passing Toa of Ice. Ferron was originally reluctant to accept the responsibility of a Toa, but eventually he used the Toa Stone when a couple of Nui-Jaga attacked the village. Deciding that he was willing to accept the responsibility, Ferron took it upon himself to fight evil. Eventually, he joined up with a group of other Toa. Calling themselves the Toa Marok, they set out to right the wrongs of the island. But despite the fact that they were largely successful (or maybe because of it), their quest was cut short when The Makuta, perceiving them as a potential threat, set a swarm of Nui-Kopen upon them. All of them were killed, except for Ferron, who made it out mangled and broken, both physically and mentally.

A Chance MeetingEdit

And so continued over two years of aimless wandering and haphazard attempts at reconciliation or inner peace. Not until he met the odd pair of Zuriana and Krell, did he finally feel some of his old self return. He joined their quest to restore Krell's missing memories, and quickly took a liking to the dark and mysterious soul, reflecting a part of his own miserable self.

Krell, Zuriana and Ferron went through multiple perils; including Parakuka-possessed minions, Vortixx mercenaries and, finally, a confrontation with Krell's old friend-turned-enemy; Kuhrin. When the battle was over, Ferron was convinced that both Kuhrin and Krell had perished. And let his friend go with a teary smile.

2013 arcEdit

Ferron settled in Onu-Koro and opened a smith. Keeping in touch with Zuriana, and also getting a new friend in the form of former Ta-Koro Guardswoman Tuli, who became his assistant at the forge. This, in addition to his new stability and simpler lifestyle made Ferron reverted even more back to his older self, growing to show more kindness and smile more often. He even managed to confront his past demons and finally let his pains resulting from his teammates' death loose their grip. All in all, Ferron was getting more and more content everyday

Revenge of the MadmanEdit

His inner rejuvenation was cut short, however, when he ran into Kuhrin, who was still alive and well. Kuhrin came to him with a warning: some "friends" of his were out to avenge his alleged death, and both Ferron and Zuriana were in grave danger. Ferron had little choice but to believe Kuhrin, and accepted his "help" in dealing with them. For that to happen, however, he would have to go to Po-Wahi and find a Mask of Healing for Kuhrin.

The Second LossEdit

When they returned, Ferron was forced to lend his Pakari to Kuhrin while he healed him. Unfortunately the process restored Kuhrin's body but broke his mind completely. The Toa of Sonics, using Ferron's Pakari, murdered Zuriana before his eyes, before he escaped into the drifts. Ferron buried Zuriana by himself, and returned to Onu-Koro to prepare to hunt down and kill Kuhrin. Through Khervos and Tuli he was introduced to the bounty hunter Rhea, whom he attempted to hire to help him find Kuhrin.

Ferron 2.0Edit

"She looked at him, looked with the level, calculating gaze that was her wont, and she knew simply that this was one who would never surrender. He would go on and on and there was nothing that would stand before him, nothing save death that would halt his chosen course. And even then, he would die undefeated, for the only things in all of life that could break him were the things that would break him from within."
Rhea Heartsflame's narration upon first seeing Ferron in his new form

Ferron adopted a new look, preparing himself for what he considered his final trial, now in a more or less inverse colored version of his original self, now with his strong, reassuring appearence being enhanced by a rejuvenated and refined figure.

Notably, the ever vivacious Rhea developed a strong romantic inclination towards Ferron upon seeing him in his new form. Ferron himself took notice of Rhea's genuinely alluring appearance, but on his side it didn't go much further than that yet.

The hunt beginsEdit

Ferron and Rhea agreed to meet after some rest, and did so at the Papa-Nihu Reef to begin tracking Kuhrin's movements. This led them to Ko-Wahi, where they were caught in one of the region's trademark snowstorms.

Hot and ColdEdit

Ferron and Rhea found cover by a small cliff-face, both half-forced, half-tempted into snuggling together to share body heat in the biting cold.

Ferron and Rhea got to talking, Ferron sharing his life story with the Su-Toa Bounty Hunter, and Rhea in turn giving the veteran hero a deeply introspective lesson about the challenges he faced. The two fell asleep more or less in each other's arms.

The next day they continued their pursuit of Kuhrin.

Intrigue and DespairEdit

Ferron was soon confronted with another vision of one of his dead teammates; Deccon, the member he blamed for their deaths in the first place. Deccon's vision had, like the others, been manifested by an aspect of Ferron's subconscious, this time his own feelings of guilt about the incident. Ferron was devastated emotionally by this revelation, and found comfort in acknowleding his slowly growing affections for Rhea.

Kuhrin's escape and Rhea's PassionsEdit

Rhea and Ferron were met by a Parakuka-enhanced titan, Desuka, who was under Kuhrin's sway. Midway through the battle, Kuhrin broke his hold over the now unconscious Desuka and ambushed Rhea, knocking her out. Ferron engaged Kuhrin, but eventually the De-Toa escaped yet again, while Ferron brought Rhea to a shelter.

In shelter, Ferron used his mask of Healing for the first time to heal Rhea's injuries, and he informed her that her assignment was complete, she had earned her reward, Rhea declined to hold him to it, not wanting to leave the Forgemaster indebted to her against his will.

Rhea and Ferron's spark finally ignited that night, and they shared the last night of their hunt together

The PromiseEdit

The next day, Ferron and Rhea had a lengthy goodbye, where Rhea pleaded with Ferron to find the strength to embrace life once again. He promised her that he was going to make an attempt, if nothing else for her sake.

Ferron also had a man-to-man confrontation with Nero, Rhea's other love interest, where the two agreed to let Rhea choose, rather than fight over it. Nero led Ferron to Ko-Koro and left him there.

The TruthEdit

Ferron then met Noka, Kuhrin's old flame who he had asked Khervos to track down. She wanted to prove that there was still good in Kuhrin somewhere, and after hearing Kuhrin's backstory for the first time and realizing how many key elements of it figured in his own past, he agreed to give Kuhrin a chance.

Battle in the DriftsEdit

Ferron, Khervos, Tuli and Noka banded together and headed out into the drifts again, where Noka went ahead to try and talk to Kuhrin, trying to rekindle what they had before he was panicked by Ferron's presence and a fight broke out. While Ferron battled Kuhrin, the Matoran battled his Parakuka-enhanced brother Desuka. The battle ended with Tuli killing Desuka and Ferron defeating Kuhrin but ultimately choosing not to kill him.

Ferron offered Kuhrin the choice to try and mend his ways, meeting him halfway through their shared history of hardship and loss.

Going HomeEdit

Ferron, Tuli and Khervos took the way home, while Kuhrin and Noka retreated to a secluded, quiet existence together somewhere in Le-Wahi. As the realization that his hard quest was over dawned over Ferron, he finally laughed again for the first time in ages.

After all that had happened, Ferron decided enough was enough, and sacrificed his Toa Power to become a Turaga.

Appearance and ToolsEdit

AppearanceEdit

Ferron is tall for a Turaga, stocky and visibly battle-scarred, as evidenced by the miniscule scratches, dents and scars his body and armor carries, he also has prosthetics in place of his left leg and right hand. Ferron immediately gives off the impression of a man who’s experienced in life, everything about him; his movement, his worn yet sagely appearance, his numerous battle wounds, his surprisingly well-built frame and his rumbling, deep voice bears witness of an eventful career as a Toa.

Equipment and ToolsEdit

Ferron himself is unarmed but is capable of making several kinds of weapons

Technological ItemsEdit

Although Ferron doesn’t personally carry any Patero Launchers or the like, he’s fully capable of making such tools.

Abilities and TraitsEdit

AbilitiesEdit

Ferron is an experienced and capable blacksmith, mostly in the field of weapons and artillery, although more common everyday appliances and components are certainly well within his field of expertise. As an Iron elemental he’s got a higher degree of strength and endurance than most of his peers, which serves him well as a blacksmith. Ferron’s physical prowess is remarkable for a Turaga, as a direct result of him continuing to run his blacksmithing business. He retains a weak grasp on his elemental powers, his abilities not extending to much else than short bouts of telekinetic manipulation of metal, detecting metal at a certain range, generating small amounts of it, and manipulating an opponent’s metallic body parts to a limited degree, not much beyond slowing them down.

Fighting StyleEdit

Ferron's pretty strictly a pacifist nowadays

Personality and Traits

Ferron truly is a wise and calm mentor in every sense of the word. A simple man at heart, he cherishes what he has and dwells little on what once was. He’s charitable and even-tempered, and his ire is only really raised by those that threaten his loved ones or insult his legacy.

RelationshipsEdit

Friends and AlliesEdit

Tuli - Friendly. After all that has happened, Tuli has become extremely important to Ferron, as his one true friend left in the world, Ferron will do anything to come to her aid, he's not going to lose anyone else he cares about.

Krell - Dearly Departed. Krell played a big part in bringing Ferron around to finding his will to live again, he has immortalized his dear friend by making a pair of small statues in his likeness, one for himself and one for Zuriana.

Zuriana - Dearly Departed. Perhaps even more than Krell, Zuriana contributed immensely to Ferron's spiritual rejuvenation. Consequently, he's taken her death much more to heart, and has vowed to kill Kuhrin in return.

Khervos - Acquintance. Khervos and Ferron are on what could be described as 'first-name basis' (ignoring the fact that neither actually have last names) through their separate relations to Tuli.

Noka - Noka and Ferron managed to turn her former boyfriend Kuhrin back to something resembling his old self.

Nero - Nero is Rhea's bodyguard, and Ferron trusts him to do his very best to protect her

ComplicatedEdit

Kuhrin - Once his greatest enemy, Kuhrin's recent redemption has left Ferron confused about how to approach him. Should he rightfull condemn the man that had caused him so much misery, or reach out his hand in forgiveness to a new friend?

Rhea Heartsflame - Love Interest(?). Rhea and Ferron's shared exploits on their hunt for Kuhrin, and their mutual understanding and interest of each other's character has left a strong "spark" between them. Although an actual relationship is an impossibility both are aware of, they eventually let their passions run free, if only for one night.

EnemiesEdit

Makuta - He was the greatest evil to ever walk the island, and he was responsible for the deaths of Ferron's teammates.

QuotesEdit

"Listen, if you just lay down your weapon now, we won't have to hurt you, but if you as much as breathe in a way I don't like, things are going to get LOUD. And if you are what I think you are, you won't like that anymore than us"
— Ferron, talking to Kuhrin for the first time

"I have lost many things in my life; destiny hasn't been very kind to me over the course of my endeavors as a Toa. I lost my team to an army of Makuta's monsters, I lost my village to a forest fire... and I lost Krell to his own fate"
— Ferron reflecting on his life

"He thought about it, realizing how much Rhea seemed to conform to him. She'd told him she knew his pain, and meant it, although possibly not at the same magnitude. Nevertheless she understood far more than most people ever would..."
— Ferron first showings hints of attraction towards Rhea

"Iron is the element of Reliability. Iron, metal, is what we work with, what me make our tools and weapons out of. With Iron, you know what you're getting, that's something you can always be sure of, you can always trust it to do what you expect it to"
— Ferron explaining his view of his powers

"She died not knowing how I felt about her, they all died. And to this day I regret the fact that I never told her anything"
— Ferron on his relationship with a former team member

"Things have gotten better since then, obviously, but those kinds of wounds never go away. You just learn to live with it, and cherish the good memories"
— Ferron, explaining how he dealt with the magnitude of his loss

TriviaEdit

  • Ferron was Geardirector's first character in the BZPRPG, and has since his very introduction remained Gear's flagship character.
  • Ferron has adopted for himself the slogan "If I can't fix it, it's not broke". This is a reference to Big Al from the Ratchet & Clank series.
  • Ferron's voice has been described as that of noted voice talent Kevin Michael Richardson, specifically his performance as Autobot Bulkhead in Transformers Prime.
  • Ferron is one of the very few Toa in the RPG to transform into a Turaga in-game

GalleryEdit

Ferron at the Forge, Colored Pencils, lower quality

Ferron (original form) at his forge. Illustration by Kughii.

Forgemaster Ferron

Ferron as drawn by Demitsorou

Ferron 2.0

Ferron in his 2.0 Form as sprited by Katuko

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