From "Mortal Kombat: Conquest: Warrior Eternal (#1.1)"
Kung Lao, a humble young man with the heart of a great warrior. Soon that heart will be tested. As he fights for his home: The Earthrealm. Kung Lao will make his stand in the tournament called Mortal Kombat. Here, the Elder Gods grant the greatest fighters of the universe the right to defend their own realms against warriors of the dark realm called Outworld...