~ Okay, first off, the main character's name, Thaen, is pronounced "Tain", like the first part of "Taint". I know that's probably how it isn't ACTUALLY pronounced after being scoured over by grammar nazis, but that's how I called it when I was writing this, so I'd like people to know that that's how I see his name being spoken.
~ Next, this story begins roughly 18 years after Aang is frozen in the ocean. I estimated the Air Nomads would have gone extinct roughly 3 years after Aang disappeared, so I based some character's ages off of that estimation.
I think that's all I'd like to say beforehand, so please enjoy.
Do I know when we started to disappear? No.
I do know that we're supposed to be extinct. Long forgotten science experiments by the four nations. So I continue to ask myself, why me? Am I just the last ring on the chain of a withering people? The last remains of a lost gene pool?
These questions remain unanswered.
The fate of the Dualists, Benders who pushed the limits of their spiritual capacities and mastered two elements, should be reality. It should be the truth. But here I am.
I never asked for this, but fate rarely stops to ask questions.
So here I am, my life withering away in this prison of the mental and physical, waiting for the solace of my life long lost. I know now there is no hope for me, but hope in the future for one who may inherit my will and continue my struggle. And so I oblige you, dear savior...
Into the hell that is the Four Nations.