A lone man walks through an empty world. It was a land of vanishing day and growing hills of white. No helpful moon in the sky to lead his way home. Only the faint glow of distant lanterns. Once he met his destination, he paused. His eyes lose focus and he lets out an exasperated sigh. Resolute, the man enters his tiny dwelling.
Hakoda dropped his bags on the ground. His children gazed up at him as he shook off the snow. He gives his daughter a half-smile. She tries her best to return the gesture. Her eyes were swollen and red from days of mourning. Hakoda did his best to console his children. The truth was, he didn't know what to tell them, or how to handle being a widower.
"Fish for dinner tonight!" Hakoda spews in an unconvincing cheery tone.
Sokka moves closer to his father. "Fish sounds good."
The man took out his spark-rocks and lit a fire. He grabbed a cooking pot filled with snow. He had watch his wife cook many times, and attempted to mimic her methods. He took the
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Pre-Avatar in human form. Bending is fairly new. Only bendable elements are Water and Earth. The next element in the cycle is yet to be discovered, Fire. This is also a look at the historic bases of the play Zuko mentions on Ember Island. So take a trip back in time. Discover how love and dragons led to the first Firebenders.
Back when bending the elements was still in it's infancy, an island of Sun Worshipers were always divided. Two sides, constantly at odds. Separated by the dragons they protected. The Realm of the Red Dragon, whose people were passionate, impulsive, and optimistic. The Realm of the Blue Dragon, whose people were cunning, energetic, and imaginative.
Two neighboring villages on opposite sides of the border enhanced this rivalry. None more notorious than the one fueled by a pair of 8 year old children. They would take delight in tormenting each other, and by extension, both communities. Young Agni and Yzita an
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In a world of relentless warfare between Water, Earth, and Fire, a society was born. Created by a peaceful and idealistic group. The people respected all forms of life and felt deeply connected to their inner spirit. Their detachment from the world ensured critical peace. All harmoniously existed within the social tiers of hierarchy.
They divide themselves into three groups. The Gāo were the elites, the scholars, and the highest council members. The Zhōng people were the monks and nuns, council members, and religious students. And the Dǐ, who were artisans, laborers, and caretakers of each temple.
One would rarely address a person in a rank above or below. Many believed that if a disagreement effected the "public serenity", the best option was to segregate opposing sides. These divisions expanded over hundreds of years. Eventually, they even separated men and women into four distant temples.
The North Temple existed untroubled, with one exception from The inner circle of
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The legend of the first Waterbenders
An ice sheet covered the top of the world. Where isolated spits of land, and peaks of mountains were strewn. This was a desolate area which a small tribe called home. The tribes people lived through harsh winters, making them resourceful and tough. In the world of eternal winter, there was a lack of the simple joys. On a rare occasion, if there was exciting news, the tribe's jubilation would go on for days.
A great celebration took place on the day Chief Konik's daughter was born. They named her Yukiko, the snow child. Everyone was in awe of her intensely blue eyes. She was the first child born to her parents. As the festivities died down, they picked right back up again at Chief Konik's announcement. Yukiko's parents had set up her arranged marriage to the General's two year old son, Pirtuk.
Pirtuk and Yukiko grew up together. The duo were always close, and considered each other best friend. The
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The fiery raven stalked her prey as he knelt down to grab his weapon. Before he had the chance to stand upright, a burst of flames encircled him. Out of the highlighted glow lunged a young woman with deadly golden eyes. He was no match against her furious and nimble strikes. Try as he might, she overwhelmed him with blow after blow.
"Who are you?!" he roared.
She ignored his question, "I need some information from you about my mother. Sources tell me that you were the last to see her."
The woman's hand dove into her bag and retrieve a scroll. She unrolled it and revealed a portrait of an elegant queen. The bottom right corner stamped with the Fire Nation insignia.
"Tell me where Lady Ursa is and I might let you live." the words spouted from her mouth with a confident ease.
The man replies in a shaken tone. "Yes, I recognize her. But she didn't go by the name Ursa when I met her. She told me she was from the Northern Watertribe. I don't know much else
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The Painted Lady wasn't always a spirit. 500 years ago she was born Southern Watertribe Princess Haikko. She lived, loved, and sacrificed.
During the time of Avatar Yangchen, a legend was born. Princess Haikko of the Southern Watertribe. But at the time of her birth she was very sick and didn't cry. Her parents tried everything to save her but nothing worked. They prayed to the ancient spirits to save their daughter's life.
A very old spirit answered their pleas. "Seek the Spirit Oasis in the Northern Water Tribe. The moon and ocean spirits will spare you're child's life".
Haikko's mother, Kaila looked relived, "Thank you wise spirit. We will set off at once." She turned to her husband, Chief Sauk "We've been separated from the Northern Tribe for more than 200 years. It is fate that we finally settle this grudge against each other."
"I welcome peace with the Northern Tribe. But I doubt they want our friendship." he sighed a deep sigh. "We