Asking for Advice Dec 6, 2008 10:54:03 GMT -5
Post by morgenstern on Dec 6, 2008 10:54:03 GMT -5
Hi, I just joined this board in hope finding help writing a story for my girlfriend (you can read the details here:
As mention in the thread I don't really know that much about the show, but I alrady started diggin up informations thanks to a wiki-like Avatar side I found.
I wondered if someone could give the basic premise I thought up yet a quick look and say if it would fit the show. The background for what I came up so far is that she mentioned that she disliked the beginning of the last season (fire) and..since she is a girl I guess I have to try to go into the whole relationship/falling in love thing...
So the story (no title yet) should replace the third season and play go into a different direction from there. It starts with the group having completely split up after the fall of the Earth Kingdom. The story starts about three weeks after the last episode of season 2
Katara has taken Aang, who is still in a coma and badly injured, with Appu (and momo) to a isolated area of the swamp, as any other secure location like the north pole would be too far away and she does not dare to move him a lot. She tries to treat his wound using her bending and local herbs.
Sokka is leading a group guerilla fighters, consisting mostly of former soldiers (no benders) of the earth kingdom army in a hit and run campaign on the supply lines of the firenation in the area surrounding Ba-Sing-Sei. They use Ostrich-horses as mounts to attack and disappear too fast for the Firenation to react. They are wearing wolf-style masks (idea and created by sokka) to hide their identity. They all use codenames for each other and wear their mask also out of combat so that not even they know who their comrade really are so they cannot endanger them or their families if they get captured. If they don't know any names they can't tell anything, even under torture. The group is called 'ridding wolves' (named by Sokka)
Toph leads a similar group like sokka but it consist only of Earth benders. Instead of mounts they use tunnels created by their bending to move unnoticed around and to attack from seemingly nowhere and disappear again. They too hide their names and faces from each other. This group is called “Blind Justice” (Tophs idea). She will be captured rather soon due a trap by the Dai-Li and face imprison by Azula and torture (rather psychological then physical).
The Earth king wanders on his own through his fallen nation (well with his bear), but starts writing, unknown to the others, leaflets and plays which call upon the population to resist the occupation. (Though he will claim that his bear writes them and he merely distributes them).
Azula stays in Ba-Sing-Sei to crush the remaining resistance and dissent with the help of a huge occupation army and the Dai-Li. Ty-Lee is with her. Mass arrests are common even without the slightest prove of any wrongdoing.
Zuko is on a ship underway to meet his father as a reward for taking the Earth Capital and “killing” the Avatar. Mai is with them (she was bored of the Capital and wanted to get away from Azula, and also wants to spend some time with Zuko), but they are not in a Relationship yet as Zuko is too busy thinking about the recent events, his actions, and his honour to give her much though.
His ship will be attacked by the remnants of the watertribe navy and forced to return to the earth kingdom due damage.
Iroh is imprisoned in Ba-Sing-Sei where he might meet Toph while in Prison. He'll be sentenced to death once the Fire Lord (after having welcomed back his son) travels to the Earth kingdom for the first time to celebrate the victory in Ba-Sing-Sei together with his Children and highest officers. Since Zuko never arrives in the Fire Nation he will eventually come on his own without having met him.
Uhm that is the premise (including some of the events I have planned so far). Is any of it useable? Please keep in mind that 24 hours ago I did not even know most of those names (I spent several hours today reading the wiki and other sides to collect informations). I would be really glad for any help as this story has to get good (in my girlfriends eyes). Did I mention that she is a skilled archer? It might not be ...healthy to disappoint her.