https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Earth_monarch?oldid=2838793, 22nd Earth King - His rule marked the last time the, 40th Earth King - c. 4th century BG, he was assassinated by. They are traditionally based in the capital city of Ba Sing Se, where the royal palace constitutes its own district within the Upper Ring of the city, functioning as both the monarch's residence and seat of government. [1][3], The relation between the monarch and the general population has likewise varied over time: some rulers like Earth King Kuei had a populist style of rule,[4] while others like his daughter Hou-Ting insisted on their sacrosanct status, caring only about their own power and not their subjects. However, when Gombo's gang showed up, they ran off in fear, leaving Korra and Asami to deal with them. [11], After the queen was murdered by the Red Lotus and Ba Sing Se fell into anarchy, mobs of Lower Ring citizens began to plunder the palace. OK. [6], When the peasants of Ba Sing Se rebelled and gained control over the whole city except the Royal Palace, the guards barricaded themselves in the palace, determined to protect the king until the bitter end. Long Feng was the Grand Secretariat of Ba Sing Se, the leader of the Dai Li Secret Police and the secondary antagonist of Book Two: Earth, the second seasonof Avatar: The Last Airbender. Dai Lili (Chinese: 戴丽丽) is a former international table tennis player from China.. Table tennis career. This was akin to the political system of the United Republic of Nations, and a motion for which Wu received the support of Avatar Korra. Long Feng claims to "oversea all the city's resources, including the military." Primarily, their stealth. 1 + Follow - Unfollow 4px arm (Classic) Background Avatar Earth Bender Dai Li jab50. A unit of earthbender guards helped escort the Future Industries airship with Team Avatar aboard to the Royal Palace. When the Avatar tried to convince the Earth King about a conspiracy that prevented Kuei from being informed about the war, the King's Guards escorted Earth King Kuei as he toured the city with Team Avatar. Unable to handle the revolt and fearing for his life, the Earth King summoned Avatar Kyoshi to the capital to aid him and bring the re… Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [10] One guard patrolled the palace's underground prison during Mako and Bolin's confinement. Hou-Ting was the sovereign of the Earth Kingdom and an oppressive monarch who overtaxed her people. He tried to change the Earth Kingdom into a centralist empire, taking advantage of the massive civil unrest in his kingdom. [2] The democratic movement materialized three months later with the first democratic elections in the State of Gaoling; however, the kingdom threatened to fall into chaos once more after Commander Guan of the Earth Empire brainwashed the state's citizens en masse, leading to his election as governor. [2] Royal Earthbenders also guarded the Earth Queen's Temple, and two of the guards were ambushed by Team Avatar when the latter infiltrated the compound. Together with the Council of Five, they remained completely loyal to the Earth King throughout the Conspiracy of Ba Sing Se. After the anarchy in the Earth Kingdom ended and the Earth Empire was defeated in 174 AG, the Royal Earthbender Guards were reconstituted in their original role as bodyguards by King Wu. [2] As elite troops of Ba Sing Se, they are tasked with guarding the Royal Palace, serving as gatekeepers of the Outer and Inner Walls of Ba Sing Se,[3] and acting as sub-commanders for the Ba Sing Se army troops. In many regions, governors appointed by the earth monarchs likewise enjoyed great autonomy. [4][5] The earth monarchs are also worshiped as gods by some Earth Kingdom citizens, even though their political role has historically alternated between a largely symbolic figurehead and that of an actual royal ruler. The Earth King who ruled in 295 BG was noted for his particularly large number of decoys. The earth monarchs often wear clothing in bright shades of yellow. The rightful Earth King Kuei was then forced into exile. [11] Regardless, many early earth monarchs were immensely powerful, attempted to exert as much influence on their empire as possible, and controlled their lands personally and even brutally. They traditionally made use of sixty-seven different seals, depending on the document in question.[3]. During the reign of the 46th Earth King, the Royal Earthbender Guards remained loyal to the crown despite the kingdom being plunged into a civil war and an ensuing peasant uprising. To achieve this goal, he used violence and oppression, causing a civil war and a peasant uprising in the process. The Earth Kingdom was too large to be successfully governed by a centralized government, and the earth monarchs consequently left some local rulers like the Kings of Omashu in power as long as they stayed loyal. Upon Team Avatar's landing, the King's Guards deployed their whole force to halt the attack, but despite their numbers and equipment, they were quickly defeated. Um, how? She was verbally abusive to her staff and ruled through the clandestine power of the Dai Li. [1] In the spring of 100 AG, the traditional rule of the Earth Kings ended when the Fire Nation Princess Azula, assisted by the Dai Li, usurped the throne in a violent coup. This list includes regents, and de facto leaders. The Dai Li are the more effective corps of earthbenders. Customize your avatar with the Dai Li (Shirt) and millions of other items. [8][14] Due to these events and the intervention of Avatar Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom was transformed into a constitutional monarchy to prevent future monarchs from abusing their power. Princess Azula used Kuei for leverage during the coup. He tried to change the Earth Kingdom into a centralist empire. [9] As result, the earth monarchs often held absolute power in Ba Sing Se, using a loyal bureaucracy to carry out their will. Include all rulers titled 'Earth King' or 'Earth Queen'. Despite outnumbering her, they proved to be no match for the Avatar as she easily brushed them aside with airbending.[6]. Purpose The Royal Earthbender Guards fled as soon as Gombo's gang attacked. In Romance of the Three Kingdoms [ edit ] In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms , when Yan Province was conquered by the warlord Cao Cao , Liu Dai … Several earth monarchs used doubles to protect themselves from assassins. At Sung's order, the guards threw boulders at the heavily armored drill but their efforts proved ineffective, and it was the aid of Team Avatar that eventually secured victory for the guards. Avatar Earth Bender Dai Li jab50. They used specialized surface-to-surface rocks against the invaders, re-purposing the projectiles as surface-to-air rocks against the airborne bison of the Avatar. During the subsequent assault on the Metal Clan airship, the brainwashed guards located Wu and brought him to Guan to be brainwashed as well. ... Earth Kingdom - Duration: 2:29. sjh12741 38,098 views. The Royal Earthbender Guards also accompanied the Earth King when he traveled to the Southern Water Tribe for diplomatic talks around 102 AG. 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