A long, long time ago... The worlds were put into disarray as Raava and Vatu, the very essences of good and evil, battled for control over the lands. They once were only two main places. One contained people known as benders. Those who could control the elements of air, earth, water, and fire. The other were known as embodiments, whose who gained powers similar to the four elements. When two men, one from each nation, found these two forces fighting one another. They both sought to help separate the battle. This only caused the worlds to fall into disarray. The two men ended up working alongside each of the spirits. Each were able to bend or embody all of the four elements, and the battle they waged lasted for days. Soon though the good spirited soul won out. However the spirits eventually lost their hosts bodies, and went on to begin a long process. Ying and yang, good and evil. This balance has become something that the four nations know all too well. Each generation saw an avatar and an exemplar born, and each one saw one grow with compassion, and an urge to seek peace. While the other only sought power, wealth, and destruction. The good and the evil always seemingly happened randomly between the avatar and the exemplar. Which caused general unease when either began to make their presence known. With the most recent forms, the avatar and the exemplar were sequestered to a small island with many great tutors. The belief that being away from worldly cares and other common evils might allow neither to fall into such vicious mindsets. However this only caused the exemplar to be angered by control, the rules put upon him. Soon the island was abandoned, and those who were on it, including the avatar himself, vanished. As the exemplar and avatar haven't been seen, the already fragile rift between benders and embodiments has only grown more and more tense. Creating a situation that will soon give the exemplar exactly what they want, a world without rules, governed body, a place of madness and anarchy never ceasing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rules/Key facts: The world is much like the one made in the Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Only while it is set in the original time-line, there are some changes. Most notably are the concept of embodiments. People who have power personifying the element itself. Those of the Water Tribe have elastic powers, being able to bend, stretch, and like water flow in ways normal bodies couldn't. People in the Earth Kingdom who are embodiments have the hardened strength of Earth. Skins that are hard and rough, able to withstand harder blows then others. Though their skin can crack from hard enough impacts. They also possess the great power that the earth itself has. The Fire Nation embodiments are basically Johnny Storm of the Fantastic Four (Which can be said of the other three powers, as the original idea for this RP was combining Fantastic Four with Avatar), able to essentially turn themselves into human fire that can fly and throw out balls of fire. Finally Air Nomads can vanish into thin air, and known for their high intellectual peace of mind and tranquility, can create force fields. Benders operate the same way they do in the canon shows. Able to control a particular element. The only other major thing is while this is the older setting, Republic City will exist as a central hub and the starting point for the RP. As it'll help keep all the different nation based people in one area in a logical manner. The city won't be as massive as it was in Legend of Korra however, it is still in its early stages, large but not unreasonably. Cars aren't around yet so everything moves through horse carriage. The only other thing that needs to be explain is both avatar and exemplar are being played by myself and Alice Hale respectfully. Also there is a limit on benders and embodiments that can be played. Just so that way the entire thing isn't just benders. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Character sheet Name: Age: Gender: Hails from: (Water tribe, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, Air Nomads) Bender/embodiment/neither: Appearance: Background: Notes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Drewvonawesome: Name: Siku Age: 17 Gender: Male Hails from: Northern Water Tribe Bender/embodiment/neither: The avatar Appearance: Background: Siku didn't really have anything special about him when he was first born and raised. He had parents who were loving and kind, and generally Siku was able to have a well adjusted life. Though even from such an early age Siku yearned to travel, see the four nations, maybe even see what laid past them if anything. When Siku however showed all the signs of being the avatar though. All sanity went out the window. Suddenly he felt people around him change, scared of him, it made life a little more challenging for Siku until one morning his parents told him he was being taken to a place where he could train and learn in tranquility. It was a rough early going for Siku, as he cried on the ship that took him away. However the experience was quite great for Siku. The island he was taken too, while small, was lovely, and he instantly had a friend in the exemplar Avanish of the Earth Kingdom. The two played constantly when they weren't being taught and trained by their teachers. Things were great for Siku early on, until as the years passed he noticed in Avanish this troubling thing start to brew. Feeling constricted by all the rules and pressure, the lack of seeing his family. It was all getting to him, Siku tried to help out as much as he could but eventually things became too much. Siku saw the island burn and people getting hurt at the mentally snapped Avanish's hands. When Siku put his bending training to work to try and stop him. He was woefully unprepared, and perhaps too hesitant to hurt his friend. Avanish was able to beat Siku down, even as Siku repeatedly reached deep to continue to try and stop his friend, reason with him. Avanish continued to punish Siku until he finally left for good. Even with the traumatic experience though Siku refused to give up. However with his own doubts about his abilities, not to mention fear that if he was shown to have failed already in stopping the exemplar people would panic. Siku went into hiding in Republic City. Spending his time working at a tavern while living on a ship he had bought which usually stayed docked. Siku would like to think he can still save Avanish from himself, but he already have too deep a feeling that might be impossible now. Notes: Despite what had happen, Siku still respects Avanish. Plus generally doesn't have any hard feelings to embodiments in general. Believing that hate is just too strong and pointless a feeling to have. AliceFalling: Name: Avanish Age: 17 Gender: Male Hails from: Earth Kingdom Bender/embodiment/neither: He is the exemplar, the avatar of all embodiments Appearance: Background: Avanish was born to a loving mother and father who could not have been any more proud when they found out their own son was to be the Exemplar, they loved the idea of their family name going down in history for something remarkable. They were hurt that the world took him more as a threat and to contain the power and teach the Avatar and Exemplar about their power and compassion on people they took Avanish away at age four. Since then Avanish has lived in a strange facility where he was not allowed to see any family. He grew close to Siku, seeing that he was the only one his age. They would play together and form a tight friendship. At a first glance everything seemed perfectly fine with Avanish. But something was changing inside of Avanish, something nobody could have stopped. The more he was kept inside the more he wanted out. He hid this away, telling himself that this was for the best! He needed to be here, right? But he couldn’t stand authorities, the pressure, and the lack of communication with his family. He forgot what they looked like and couldn’t stand the standards and morals people were teaching him. He is the Exemplar! He is powerful! Why should they take control of him and keep him locked inside? Finally Avanish lost it and broke free of the facility. He basically lit fire to the facility, island, which kept him hostage for so many years. Siku tried to stop him but Avanish just beat him down over and over again, his power growing in the rage he felt. He wanted to travel, adventure, and do what he felt was right for this world! Now Avanish has disappeared without a trace, some say he may be in Republic city and others say he left to find his family. In his wake he has left a trail of fire. Nobody knows what side he is fighting for. He fuels anger for both sides of wars. His main cause right now is Benders vs Embodiments and The People vs. The Government/Leaders. Notes: Avanish still respects Siku and often feels bad for what he did, but not bad enough to do anything about it.