Lies and Truths

missing from 'The Great Divide'

The Gan-Jin scribe whispered to his leader, "Sir, the Avatar lied to us!"

"Hush."

"But he did! We had records dating back 300 years about the sacred orb! It wasn't just some child's toy! And I've read records of protests from the Zhang, while Wei Jin was imprisoned!"

"And you're one of the few people who can read. Kindly keep quiet about this."

"But--"

"Yes, the Avatar lied. But the hard truth is, now we need allies to survive. And thanks to that lie, the Zhang are willing to end the feud if we are. So say nothing..."