|Position||Inside Mata Nui Robot|
The Matoran Universe was created by the Great Beings on Spherus Magna before The Shattering. It was housed inside the body of the enormous robot known as Mata Nui, and they sent the robot out into the universe to explore. Tren Krom, the being who had watched over the construction of Mata Nui, was imprisoned on an unidentified island.
A few thousand years after the creation of the universe, a number of upstart warlords known as the Barraki formed the League of Six Kingdoms and attempted to conquer the universe. The insurrection was put down by the Brotherhood of Makuta.
Makuta Teridax, inspired by the League's assault, devised a plan to overthrow Mata Nui and become ruler of the universe. His first step involved unleashing a virus into the atmosphere, which affected Mata Nui and put him in a coma, causing the robot to crash on the surface of Aqua Magna in an event known as the Great Cataclysm.
For a thousand years, Mata Nui's state gradually worsened, until he was near death. The Brotherhood of Makuta used this advantage to seize many lands and strike down many potential enemies. Such locations where the Botherhood focused its efforts included Karda Nui, Altronia, Yalnam, Mahla Nui, and Zephincor. All these places' inhabitants tried to resist the Makuta.
Map of the Matoran Universe
- Crystal Island
- Kerris Archipelago (Not on Map)
- Mahla Nui (Not on Map)
- Metru Nui
- Northern Continent
- Southern Continent