Assuming my limited knowledge of Hawaiian sentence structure and using the dictionary for words, should translate to "The stories of the ocean", which is appropriate, given the theme and all.
Mekk-marinas are a class of WATER Aqua monsters that are themed on aquatic life, such as dolphins, whales, sharks, manta rays, octopuses, etc. Similar to their counterparts in Crawlers, Jack Knights and so forth, they focus on Link Summoning and tie into the "World Legacy" archetype with an honorary member. Their Main Deck is mostly low Levels so you can make a reasonably nice board and are very straightforward in playing in the early game.
Thematically, this is a tribe that comes from a spinoff story of the World Chalices (or one that has not been revealed yet).
So yeah, I wrote the prompt before Palladions came out, but only made this now after handling other business in AGM (because we all know that guy's stance on Link format). It was written as a sidestory for the World Legacy archetype, well, consider it as another adventure.
"But Sakura, there's no indication that they've moved to the ocean!"
Yes, this is still true right now, but things can certainly change in the next couple sets (and it never hurts).
Right now, they're allies as you'll tell in the vanilla card provided for reference.
(Or you can just call them by their OCG name of "Surge Marina".)
Also, I do need practice with Link design, given I don't exactly have that luxury due to AGM restrictions in-club and my real life taking up my cardmaking time. That being said, does pretty much what it says on the box; you summon Main Deck, go into the Links and proceed to do things.
As a tribute to Hawaiʻi and the Pacific (well, we're surrounded by the Central Pacific), you get it; the monsters are named in Hawaiian with the proper spelling and whatnot. The Link Monsters derive from Hawaiian deities and their kino lau (or body forms), though because this is an aquatic theme, only those that are associated with water and have a sea form got one. (So...that means Lono got shafted here for the time being).
There are several shark themed cards, and/or those named for Kanaloa or Kū. Kanaloa is associated with the ocean (including organisms in there) and sharks are seen as strong family guardians here (ʻaumākua). Kū is included because a shark is one of his forms (reflected here), as well as an eel, fish and sea cucumber for major ones.
(I likely will not delve into the latter too much at this time, given the archetype's size already. However, I may address it as needed.)
Names aren't something I came up with out of the blue; rather, they derive from those given in articles written about the subject. First two are from my course reader for REL 205 (Understanding Hawaiian Religion) last spring; the PDF link generally confirms stuff in those two.
Wished by the World Chalice
Level 3 | WIND | Spellcaster | Normal
With the power to develop alliances at will, she has made a contract with the Mekk-marinas to help protect both their worlds from the invading Mekkstrocities and Mekk-knights.
(This is pretty much what started the whole thing in reference; well, I actually wrote this shortly after Jack-knights were released and before Blue Sky sacrificing himself to save Auram / Avram before Troymares took over the others. Obviously, the flavor text needs fixing to an extent because Jack-knights are technically not evil, but focus on the below cards, will ya?)
- 5/16/2018: Archetype posted.
In terms of writing names, you can substitute the ʻokina with the apostrophe and leave the kahakō/macron off if you need to.
Or you can just c/p the names individually; I leave the choice to you because keyboard problems.
I technically have to switch keyboard settings to Māori for long vowels w/out using online ones, so...
You all know how reviewing my stuff works by now, so...go at it.