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Your cruelty is equal only to your arrogance!

—Xin Jing to the Cruel Emperor in the myth of the four dragons

Xin Jing is one of the nymphs who created Kandrakar and eventually became the origins of the Guardians' power as the Heart of Kandrakar.

Plot

Comics

Confronting the Emperor

Legend

In the ancient times, there was once a horrible drought, which caused people to suffer and crops to fail. The Four Dragons – the Black Dragon (air), the Yellow Dragon (earth), the Great Dragon (water), and the Pearl Dragon (fire) – decided to help the people by gathering the waters of the ocean and scattering it through the sky to create rain. The people were relieved of their thirst, but their ruler, the Jade Emperor, was not pleased with the dragons' act. He punished them by ordering the King of the Peaks to separate them and seal them in different mountains.[1]

The nymph Xin Jing, the mistress of courage, couldn't tolerate the Emperor's actions. She decided to transform the mountains using her powers. The dragons were turned into the Yellow River, the Black River, the Great River, and the Pearl River, thus freeing and commemorating the dragons. Doing this, Xin Jing gave up her power and what was left of her became a crystal talisman containing the dragons' essence in addition to her own.[1]

Despite this legend, the truth was far from this tale. Xin Jing is one of the five nymphs who at the beginning of the universe. She was the nymph of elements. Together with the nymphs of life, moon, sun, and stars they created Kandrakar to protect the universe from evil.[2]

Present day

When Hay Lin was assigned to present a play at school and couldn't find an interesting oriental legend. Her mother told Hay Lin that back when she was younger Yan Lin used to tell her stories, of which her favorite was the Legend of the Four Dragons.[1]

TV series

Xin Jing in the TV series

Legend

The Four Dragons served an uncaring Jade Emperor. A beautiful nymph, the daughter of the emperor named Xin Jing, felt pity for the people as a famine had been on the land for many months. The Four Dragons decided to help the people. They ended the terrible drought by creating rain clouds above the country.[3]

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Instead of rewarding them, the emperor was enraged and punished the dragons, who had acted without his permission. He locked the dragons inside four mountains. Xin Jing was furious and joined the dragons. All that was left was a crystal amulet.[3]

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Present day

Hay Lin signed herself and her friends up to do a play for drama night on that year's theme - mythology. Yan Lin told the girls the story of the Four Dragons and the Nymph Xin Jing, which Will worked out was the "The origin of our powers". Hay Lin though it was a great story for their play and so the girls decided to perform it, with Cornelia playing Xin Jing.[3]

Trivia

  • "Xin Jing" or "心晶", in Chinese, translates to "heart of crystal
  • In the comics, Xin Jing isn't the daughter of the Jade Emperor as is the case in the TV series.

Gallery

Comics

Images of Xin Jing from the comics.

TV series

Images of Xin Jing from the TV series.

References

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