Campaign of the Month: November 2011
Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order
Cave of Two Lovers
ave of Two Lovers
Located near the city of Omashu, the Cave of Two Lovers, also known as the Secret Tunnel, is a series of caverns which passes under a section of the Kolau mountain range. The place has become the place of legend revered by bards.
The “tunnel” is actually a giant underground labyrinth full of dangerous animals including wolfbats and the gigantic Badgermoles. It was also shown to be impossible to map the maze because the badgermoles Earthbend regularly. This prevents any sort of normal navigation. Legends say that the tunnels were created by Oma and Shu, who fell in love despite being from enemy villages. They are believed to have been the first Earthbenders, and created the passage between their villages to meet secretly. To find one’s way out of the tunnels, one must “trust in love” and relinquish one’s dependence on torches and any sort of natural lighting; if one does so, then shining crystals will guide the way.
In the center of the labyrinth is the Tomb of the Two Lovers, believed to contain the remains of the two encased side-by-side in two massive stone sarcophagi. The walls of the tomb are decorated with carvings telling the story of the two lovers.