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October 13, 2014
An Earth King who wanted the simple life has his actual life catch up with him when a regent lord wants to destroy his old home.
The year was 1096 BG, Avatar Xi Tong left to train around the world and master the four elements. Avatar Xi Tong was married at the time living somewhere in the western Earth Kingdom with his family. His wife wanted the simple life and so he agreed to it although she was aware of his status besides of holding the title Avatar. Xi Tong's father ruled the eastern Earth Kingdom but there was a day where he passed on to the Spirit World.
It was that day the Avatar and his family were vacationing somewhere. A young courier had arrived by ostrich horse carrying a satchel with goods. Running over to the average height, slightly built, tan skinned man who wore middle class Earth Kingdom clothing which by the way was in style again, silky golden colors mixed with yellow, the jacket he wore had a golden lining, and a yellow interior base color. His hair was black as the moonlit skies in the Earth Kingdom, and atop his head was his hair held up in a hair piece that resembled that of a crowned Earth prince.
After opening the letter did he discover what had been going on for such a long time the letter was written by hand by his mother. She was writing about the on-goings in Ba Sing Se, around the final days of his father.
Closing the scroll he looked at his wife, saddened about what had occurred, he walked out of the inn they were staying in. His wife concerned had left her oldest daughter in charge of the younger one.
"Sweetie, take care of your little sister I'll go check on your father," the woman said.
The young girl nodded, and the mother walked out.
The woman walked out after her husband, Xi Tong continued until he found a rock to sit on, covering his face he began to mourn his father and began to process what was going on over in the eastern Earth Kingdom. He began to blame himself for not saying the final word in the decision that was made for him to stay away.
He began to wonder why the universe had done this to him, why fate had put him in this place. His wife approached him, placing her hand on his left shoulder to show support she began, "Xi Tong, what's wrong?"
"Ai-Huli, it's my fault the eastern Earth Kingdom is in disarray.." he paused.
"My father is dead..Baojun has taken over, he threw out my mother out of the palace and as regent lord he has taken the throne and claimed it for himself," he continued.
"Regent lord? How? By law your mother must take place on the throne as Queen of the province, it is her right as wife of the Earth King!" she mentioned.
Ai-Huli had now began to think that this was her fault for persuading Xi Tong to drop the life of an Earth King to live in peace and harmony without putting himself and his family in danger of being targets of the dangers of the world. She shed a tear and told her husband her thoughts.
"Xi Tong, honey, if you choose to march into Ba Sing Se and battle the regent lord, you have my full support but others will think it is a fight for power. There must be another way to take the regent lord off the throne," Ai-Huli commented.
Xi Tong nodded, as though he understood he stayed on the rock mourning still he signaled his wife to leave him be for the time being. She gave him a slight nod and she walked off.
Hours later, he had fallen asleep now using the rock as a pillow. He had been woken up to chanting off in the distance. He quickly went to investigate running into the woods further and further until everything went black. He quickly awoke on large wooden platform with a strange symbol on it. He had been wise, he sat down to meditate and speak with his past lives. Past Avatars came and left, finally he summoned a final one that he knew of. A large muscular airbender, wearing a wooden necklace with the symbols of the four nations.
Opening his eyes with a loud booming voice he spoke as he looked around, "I recognize this place, Avatar Xi Tong you have been chosen by a lion turtle to be gifted the ability to bend energy. To take one's bending away!"
Xi Tong thought to himself, "I finally discovered the solution to take the regent lord off the throne."
"Go now! To the head of the lion turtle and speak to it. It has chosen you to bend energy, to block one's chi paths, to never allow one to bend ever again. But be wary, if used wrong it can, and it will destroy you and the Avatar cycle will cease to exist!" Mun Jin ordered.
He did as Mun Jin ordered him to do, he ran to the very edge of the island and jumped into the sea. Swimming to where the head of the lion turtle was, it lifted him unto one of it's palms and placed its fingers on his heart and another on his third eye as it spoke to him in his head. Light had flashed from a distance, that even people off in a small distance could see off in the water. A blinding light that blasted into the sky for only a brief moment.
Days later, Xi Tong had found himself walking the grand halls of the palace that he grew up in reaching the gargantuan doors he blasted them open with great winds. Baojun stood up in fury and shouted, "Who dares enter my palace?!"
"The crowned prince of the Ba Sing Se province!" Xi Tong retorted entering the Avatar State. With a loud, booming voice of hundreds of his past lives yelled, "Surrender or die!"
Xi Tong raises a wall of earth within the palace as he punches and kicks the wall into smaller chunks at the regent lord. The regent lord rose a wall that only blocked a few projectiles before breaking he shouted for the guards to attack but they were outmatched.
Avatar Xi Tong, bent around himself a dome of air. The winds got stronger as he quickly spun it around himself later to rise into the air. A guard had bent a small earth projectile at Xi Tong as it hit his mid spine. Xi Tong came tumbling down on the floor the Avatar State escapes him.
Another guard tossed an axe to the regent lord, Baojun walked up slowly to Xi Tong with the war axe in hand. Suddenly Xi Tong quickly entered the Avatar State using earth to trap the regent lord. Baojun screaming now, as Xi Tong placed his thumbs on Baojun's third eye and heart. Eyes flashed a white glow as he began to bend the energy within, releasing Baojun from his trap. Baojun tried bending earth but nothing happened.
"Wh-what did you do to me?!" Baojun shouted.
"I took your bending away, you can longer use it to hurt anyone, or anything. Your reign of terror is over." Xi Tong answered.
"Guards! Arrest Baojun for domestic terrorism, murder, and corruption. He shall never rule a government in my province." Xi Tong ordered, the guards ran towards him with a rope, and quickly wrapped his wrists.
"I came to take my place on the throne. It is time for my dynasty to continue with prosperity and grand rule." Xi Tong added.
The next week he was crowned the new Earth King of the Ba Sing Se province. "All hail Earth King Xi Tong!" the people shouted really loud.
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