Eons ago the existence of Earth was recognized
by the Elder Gods. These Gods ruled diverse realms which make
up the unstable universe all worlds must occupy. The delicate
balance of a realm's existence rests on its furies - negative
and positive forces that keep the realm from collapsing onto
itself. Each realm is therefore very powerful, containing a portion
of the energy which makes up the universe as we know it.
tournament of Mortal Kombat started when a sadistic emperor
bent on greed and domination chose to seize every realm in
his path, transforming them into his ever-expanding collection
of conquered realms known as the Outworld.
Because our planet
is in essence a gateway between worlds and other realms, it
is deemed exceptionally desirable, thus making it attractive
to other dark forces in the universe. But Lord Rayden, Earth
Realm's protector and god of thunder, appealed to the Elder
Gods who gave our realm a chance at stopping an invasion by
the evil forces of Outworld. It would pin the finest warriors
from both realms against each other in honorable kombat. Though
Rayden is powerful, his true purpose is to help teach the inhabitants
of earth to save themselves. The thunder god cannot compete
directly in the tournament. Instead he participates by offering
insight and wisdom to our heroes.
The gods will help humans
reach their true potential, but human beings must defend themselves
in all things. The first Mortal Kombat was held nearly ten
centuries ago, won by Shao Kahn's demon sorcerer Shang Tsung,
who uses his dark and unholy powers to steal the soul of his
vanquished opponents. But his reign as champion was not long
lived as he was defeated by a noble warrior monk from the Temple
of the Order of Light in China named Kung Lao. Not long after
his victory, Kung Lao would be handed the burden of sacrificing
his own hopes and dreams of settling down with his one true
love to recruit and train fighters for the next tournament.
But Rayden would persuade the warrior monk to stay in the
city of Zhu Zin and train other Earth Realm fighters. Zhu Zin
is a city filled with culture and mysticism, but also has the
potential to be a dark and treacherous destination. Two fighters
who find themselves defending themselves and their realm against
the evil forces of Outworld include Taja, a beautiful and street-smart
thief, and Siro, a muscular, strong willed guard skilled in
the arts of kombat. The trio's biggest concern would be that
of emperor Shao Kahn and sorcerer Shang Tsung dispatching Outworld
assassins to travel to Earth Realm and kill them, because if
they are dead, they cannot fight in the next tournament.
two evil tyrants also form alliances with other sorcerers, ninjas,
bounty hunters and assassins to put an end to Earth Realm's warriors.
It is a trying responsibility to lay upon the shoulders of a
monk, a guard and a thief because all it takes is one mistake
for Kahn to open a portal and take over our realm. The fate of
Earth lays in the balance centered around a sacred tournament
called Mortal Kombat. But it is the conquest, which drives us.
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