"Stagnant Peace""Stagnant Peace" in Short Stories More Like This
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
"Love Amongst the Dragons""Love Amongst the Dragons" in Short Stories More Like This
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
"The Eternal Dance""The Eternal Dance" in Short Stories More Like This
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