Ko-Wahi is the region of Ice on the island of Mata Nui. Ko-Wahi encompasses Mount Ihu, the largest mountain of Mata Nui, beginning in the north at the foothills of the mountain by Onu-Wahi and ending where the mountain merged into the Mangai Volcano, separated by the North March. The entire region is covered in ice and snow, fittingly for the Wahi of ice; the mountain is largely inhospitable, with only a few species of Rahi being able to successfully survive there. The area often experiences fierce storms that make it impossible to travel, either by foot, Gukko, or Cable Car. Among the more dominant features of Ko-Wahi are two massive glaciers, separated by a block of ice of which Ko-Koro is hid under. Most of the upper part of the mountain is dominated by the Drifts, massive, nearly featureless snowfields that experience almost constant storm. The most hazardous section of the Drifts is known as the Wastes. Local landmarks include:-Mount Ihu:
A snow-covered mountain in the Ko-Wahi region of the island of Mata Nui. The Drifts are a prominent feature of the Mount Ihu and is the site of Ko-Matoran hunting and trapping expeditions.-The Drifts:
Also known as the Wastes
, is a snowy region situated on Mount Ihu in Ko-Wahi. Blinding blizzards come often, causing any who venture here to easily become lost, so Ko-Matoran use red Flags to find their way. During the Great War, Matoro came here to hunt Rahi, and Kopaka to meditate.-The North March:
A pass on the border between Ko-Wahi and Ta-Wahi on the island of Mata Nui. The Ta-Koro Guard has an outpost there, and there is a Cable Car for Guard members to use to travel from Ta-Koro to the slopes of Mount Ihu.-Place of Shadow:
A canyon on Mata Nui conquered by Makuta that borders Ko-Wahi and Ta-Wahi.Ko-Koro:"Turaga Nuju's village is called Ko-Koro. It's tucked away under a huge, solid ice block dividing two glaciers, safe from dangerous avalanches and icy storms. In the snow-covered mountains surrounding the village, deadly glacier crevasse can swallow the unwary. It's a cold, dangerous region."
Ko-Koro is located in Ko-Wahi, hidden beneath a giant block of ice that separated two glaciers and surrounded by huge crevasses. The village itself has a single gate facing a massive crevasse, which was guarded at all times by the Sanctum Guard. The only other known entrance is a tunnel that led from the Sanctum to the Drifts. Inside the village, the Matoran lived in either huts made of ice on the ground, or in rooms carved into the glaciers that surrounded the village. The most famous location in Ko-Koro is the Sanctum, which contains the Wall of Prophecy. The Ko-Matoran are the primary residents of Ko-Koro. Here, they attend to day-to-day activities such as making prophesies or meditating, in addition to being master Rahi hunters and trap-builders.Places of interest include Ko-Kini
, the Temple of Ice and dedicated to Toa Kopaka, Kopaka’s Suva
, and The Temple of Peace
(also known as the Ko-Koro Ruins
, a gathering of statues in the Drifts of Ko-Wahi, so-named because it contained the Crystal of Peace). Also within Ko-Koro is the Sanctum
, a building where the Wall of Prophecy was kept, and thus was among the most significant landmarks in the village. Here, Ko-Matoran take part in the Seeking, studying and translating of the prophecies on the Wall in an attempt to understand them and discern the future. The Wall of Prophecy
itself is a massive wall of ice within the Sanctum, where many prophecies are recorded and stored. The Wall takes up the entire building. Most Ko-Matoran here take part in the Seeking, utilizing the Wall.