Korra: Unity Chapter One
Outside the Northern Spirit Gate on a crisp night Eska and Densa walk together. The Northern Spirit Gate had become a popular pilgrimage for all benders and both Eska and Densa enjoyed their evening strolls around the gate, “It is a calm night Sister.” Said Densa, “As it always is, Brother.” Replied Eska. Besides a few guards and stray spirits the area was largely abandoned. Eska and Densa walked up to the Spirit Gate and looked into it. The gate was beautiful and it was easy to get lost in it. Just as they did every night Eska and Densa were lost in the beauty of the gate. Perhaps had they been aware they might have noticed him, perhaps they could have stopped him, stopped him before he gained his power, but alas they did not notice the cloaked figure placing his hand in the portal. The last thing they remember was hearing a strange chant followed by the words, “give me the power to change the world.” Then there was a flash of light.
When Eska came to she saw the figure cloaked figure standing over her, it was dark, the Portal was closed and the Spirits were gone. “What have you done!” she yelled, the figure said nothing and began to walk away. Eska yelled again “What have you done!” still the figure said nothing. In a blind rage Eska attacked the figure with a series of ice knives, the figure easily sidestepped them, and propelling himself with speed that no man seemed capable of wrapped his hand around Eskas neck and slammed her to the ground. “Eska!” cried Densa who along with the remaining guards launched a series of attacks. Once again the figure dodged each attack with ease. Eska watched in horror as the figure unsheathed a sword from under is cloak and easily dispatched the three guards. Eska watched paralyzed as her Brother desperately defended himself, but he was no match for the speed of the figure who landed three blows in quick succession. Eska let out a cry and struggled to get up. She could see that Densa was still alive, but unable to move and he was helpless. The figure reached down and lifted Densa up. The figure held Densa for a brief second and then Eska saw a bright purple beam shoot out of the palm of the figures hand and through Densa. Through the tears Eska called out for her Brother, “Densa…” The figure turned to her and smiled, and dropping Densa corpse began to stomp towards her. Eska desperately tried to crawl away “no…no….no!” She flung ice knives at her, but they were easily swatted aside by the figure. The figure was now standing over her. Eska quivering asked “What…What…What are you?” Beneath the cowl Eska could see a smile emerge. The figure picked up Eska and whispered, “I am the worlds sins taken form.” Eska pleaded, “Please…Please.” The figure shook his head, “I cannot forgive… I will not forgive” Then the figure let loose a blast of spirit energy.