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This article is about the abbot. For the instrument, see dorje.
"Bah. I've never seen someone so averse to fun since old Abbot 'No-Fruit Pies' Dorje."
Kelsang to Kyoshi, likening her prioritization of work over play to Dorje.[1]

Dorje was the abbot of the Southern Air Temple and leader of the Air Nomads that resided there during the Era of Kuruk[3] and early into the Era of Kyoshi.[2]

History[]

Dorje managed the Southern Air Temple at least as early as 316 BG, at which point he was allowing Kelsang, one of Avatar Kuruk's companions and also a resident of the temple, to be groomed to eventually take over his duties. However, Dorje later changed his mind after a series of events caused Kelsang to fall out of his good graces.[3][4] These events included the time when Kelsang took the Avatar relics without his permission in 305 BG in order to identify the next Avatar,[2] as well as the consequences of Kelsang destroying a splinter fleet of Fifth Nation pirates.[5][6]

Personality[]

While many Air Nomads had a reputation for their peaceful nature, fun-loving attitude, and appetite for baked pastries,[7][8][9] Dorje reportedly eschewed many of these customs. According to Kelsang, with whom he had a falling out,[3] he possessed an aversion to fun, distaste for fruit pies, and wrathful mood when disobeyed.[2][1]

Trivia[]

  • Dorje (Tib: རྡོ་རྗེ་།, Wylie: rdo rje THL: Dorjé) is the Tibetan equivalent of Sanskrit Vajra (Skt: वज्र English: thunderbolt), a legendary and ritual weapon symbolizing the indestructibility of diamond and the force of a lightning bolt. In Hinduism, it is wielded by Indra, King of the Devas. In Tibet, it is the namesake of Vajrayāna Buddhism which is the largest branch of Buddhism practiced there.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Four, "Honest Work". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter One, "The Test". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Five, "Revelations". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  4. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Chapter Twelve, "The Fire Sage". The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  5. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Seven, "The Iceberg". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  6. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Thirty-Two, "Hauntings". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  7. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (June 2, 2006). "Bitter Work". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 9. Nickelodeon.
  8. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Chapter Two, "The Invitation". The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  9. O'Bryan, John (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (July 14, 2006). "The Library". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 10. Nickelodeon.
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