Race/Species: Ce-Matoran (G1)
Occupation: Servant of Korrothis
Title(s): Toa, Archon
Prevailing Element: Shadow ("Dark" Psionics)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Affiliation: The Weave, The Kratoka, The Kranui
Typical Tool(s): Trident, Mask of Spirit, Elemental Wings
MOC Status: Disassembled
Ia is not one of the oldest Toa in the Matoran Universe, but she is one of its oldest matoran. She served as elder for her village before true turaga came to be. After gaining her powers in the hot slew of energised protodermis forced from a volcanic eruption, she limped to her village as a Toa - only to find it flooded with lava. Only the village's three Ta-matoran survived.
Ia seeks solace in the worship of Mata-Nui, seeing joining the Order of Mata Nui as the only logical step forward. She proved skilled and wise, and one fateful day she was chosen by Lord Nivorn to be one of his archons - each Elemental Lord commanded a team of six elite toa of various elements under the Lord's influence. Ia's wisdom rivals even that of the Earthlord, Reglas.
Her toa tool is a trident, used mainly as a staff through which her powers are focused. Any situation requiring its use as a weapon has been avoided by use of illusions, mind control, or just diplomacy. She is known to be able to fly with the aid of four shadowy "wings" and her mask, the Iden, allows her to take on an astral form.