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  • Dragonbone Catacombs
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  • The Dragonbone Catacombs were constructed underneath the Fire Sages Capital Temple sometime after the unification of the Fire Islands. It was created to serve as the burial grounds for all of the Fire Lords in the nation's history, including the first Fire Lord who assumed power following the fall of the warlord regime in the disaggregated Fire Islands. The catacombs were periodically expanded to accommodate crypts for each successive Fire Lord, and the walls were painted with an ever-growing mural depicting the nation's history, including its myths and legends.
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  • "The Avatar and the Fire Lord"
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  • * Burial place for deceased Fire Lords * Archive of scrolls and murals pertaining to Fire Nation history
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  • The Dragonbone Catacombs were constructed underneath the Fire Sages Capital Temple sometime after the unification of the Fire Islands. It was created to serve as the burial grounds for all of the Fire Lords in the nation's history, including the first Fire Lord who assumed power following the fall of the warlord regime in the disaggregated Fire Islands. The catacombs were periodically expanded to accommodate crypts for each successive Fire Lord, and the walls were painted with an ever-growing mural depicting the nation's history, including its myths and legends. Following the outbreak of the Hundred Year War, Fire Lord Sozin ordered the closure of the passages leading to the crypts of the rulers who preceded him, as to give the impression that the history of the Fire Nation began with his regime. The catacombs were also named after the skulls of dead dragons that lined the main hallway shortly after Sozin popularized hunting dragons for status. In 100 AG, Crown Prince Zuko followed a Fire Sage to the catacombs in order to learn about the history of the Fire Nation. To this end, he familiarized himself with Sozin's final testament, learning about the Fire Lord's friendship with Avatar Roku and his failure in searching for the next reincarnation of the Avatar. After ascending the Fire Nation throne, Zuko visited the catacombs from time to time in order to read historical scrolls and familiarize himself with the nation's past. He returned in 102 AG with Avatar Aang, Mai, and Kei Lo in an attempt to find any pertinent information about the Kemurikage, who were believed to be responsible for Tom-Tom's abduction from the Fire Nation Capital. They gained access past the sealed corridor after Kei Lo and Mai unlocked the mechanisms inside the metal dragon heads that adorned the gates and eventually stumbled upon a mural depicting the Kemurikage. Mai found a scroll nearby that accompanied the illustration and proceeded to read the origin of the Kemurikage, causing a wisp of smoke to appear from the wall. Intrigued, the group followed the smoke and were led to a wall with a metal dragon head, which Kei Lo promptly examined for a lock. After unlocking the mechanism, he accompanied Aang down a set of stairs to a crypt, leaving Mai and Zuko behind to discuss their failed relationship. After entering the chamber, the wisp of smoke morphed into one of the original Kemurikage and revealed the tomb to be the resting site of the first Fire Lord. She recounted that the leader brought warlords to justice and unified the Fire Islands, which allowed the spirits' sadness to recede. Because of this, the Kemurikage claimed that they stopped haunting mankind, prompting Aang to conclude that the attacks in the capital were from impostors.