Post by Wren Sharpbeak on May 31, 2007 16:58:59 GMT -5
Nationality: Fire Nation
Personality: Ru is often described by others as “old, blind, and eccentric,” but his years carry the weight of much experience and wisdom. He is a tactful and sensitive man who longs for the peaceful days of his youth (before the war).
Appearance: Fair-skinned with pale hazel eyes completely glassed over by cataracts, his scalp is clean-shaven save for a topknot of long white hair woven into a tidy braid that hangs past his shoulders. He also sports a white goatee that just brushes his chest.
Bio: Ru served as the personal physician to the Fire Nation royal family for almost 90 years, and oversaw the births of all the royal children from Iroh to Zuko, an achievement for which he is tremendously proud. He was dismissed from his duties shortly after Ozai took the throne, and now resides in the port city of Bìmíng on Dragonhead Isle (just south of the Earth Kingdom main continent), where he maintains an apothecary shop.
Post by Wren Sharpbeak on May 31, 2007 17:03:17 GMT -5
Name: Commander Huo
Nationality: Fire Nation
Personality: Like most members of the Fire Nation military, Huo is loyal to the Fire Nation and serves his country diligently and with passion. However, he has grown tired of the constant conflict and loss of life that the war has caused. Stern but fair, he is as loyal to his men as they are to him.
Appearance: Aside from some gray at the temples, Huo is a fairly youthful looking man. His hair is worn in the traditional Fire Nation topknot, with only a small amount brushing the collar of his uniform. Rather than the popular sideburns seen on many men, Huo prefers to keep his facial hair trimmed into a long, thin mustache and short goatee.
Bio: Originally a field officer in the Fire Nation infantry, Huo was recently re-assigned to the Fire Navy in an effort to repopulate the ranks after they were decimated during the failed siege at the North Pole.
Appears throughout the speculative third season fan-fiction series written by Wren Sharpbeak.
Post by Fire Master Azula on May 31, 2007 20:43:31 GMT -5
This sounds fun! Might as well give it a (very last-minute) shot.
Bender: Earthbender, not particularly skilled
Personality: Shoya has always been extremely quiet. Her mother never felt her move or kick in the womb, and for awhile before she was born, they were worried that she might be a stillbirth. She enjoys sneaking time to make up stories or think up reasons for why nature is the way it is. But while she's being quiet and dreamy (and generally antisocial; it worries her mother), she worries about things, like what might one day happen to her family or her village...
Appearance: Shoya is a girl of no great beauty, with long, thin mouse-brown hair usually pulled back in a ponytail at the base of her neck. A very modest person, her choices in clothing reflect that: short jackets buttoned all the way up to her chin over long dresses and boots, all in earthy browns and greens. Her eyes are hazel, like her mother's; her lips thin, nose delicate and pointed down. She worries that her ears are lobsided, despite her family's assurances that it doesn't matter.
Bio: Shoya grew up relatively quietly in a small village in the Earth Kingdom, far away from any politics or armies. She lived with her mother, father, and sister, an outgoing older girl named Ruyo. She discovered her bending by accident when she was out on her own and tripped over a rock buried in leaves: she reached out to move it, and it moved by itself. Since that day, she'd been using her gift to move stones out of the way of the family's plows, but she's been frustrated that she couldn't do anything more, especially something that might gain the attention of the boy who lived next door, Jayah. When they'd been young, he'd been her best friend, even claiming her as his bride, but as they grew a little older, he'd pulled farther and farther away, leaving her lonelier and lonelier. She rarely saw him, until one day, shortly before she turned nine.
He came up to her house and knocked on the door. When she opened it, he stood there, looking sooty and tired, but he held up a basket of flowers and fruit.
"I'm sorry I'm early," he said, handing her his offering, "but I don't think I'll be here for your birthday."
The next day, the village was attacked by a group bearing the Fire Nation emblem. Shoya barely escaped, taking only a piece of fruit from Jayah's basket with her. Everyone was destroyed, save those who might have gotten away as she had. Since Jayah knew to give her the present early, she realized that he might have had an idea of what was coming, and so might have left in time. If only she could find him, she might be able to cling to her old life...or make a new one.
After traveling for almost seven years, living off the wilderness and the charity of others, she's heard rumors of someone who might be him. He was living in the trees, the whispers said, fighting for the Earth Kingdom's freedom. And he'd taken a new name, a name after the black streak of soot left on him by the Fire Nation...Jet...
The saga of the Avatar ended brilliantly, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Post by Fire Master Azula on May 31, 2007 21:00:11 GMT -5
And one more:
Personality: In general quite loud and very opinionated, Ruyo is not afraid to get up in your personal space and tell you what's what. She's highly protective of everyone that's dear to her, but she's also very dependent on them. What most people don't see is that Ruyo is a woman of extremes: either she's standing tall and talking tough, or she's curled up in a corner, completely unable to face the world.
Appearance: Ruyo bears a strong resemblance to her father: brown eyes, dark brown hair that hangs straight down, ruddy tanned skin from working the family farm. Her physique reflects the labor she does to help her family, all lean muscle, with almost no fat to speak of. The clothes she wears are purely functional, and if you so much as suggest she should dress like a girl, say goodbye to your pretty face.
Bio: Ruyo spent the first ten years of her life as the son her father had wanted. She played with the boys, talked like the boys, and did the work that any boy could do, and then some. But as she grew into her preteen years, it became undeniable that she was a girl at heart, and she grew closer to her mother during that time. She really didn't have all that much time for her little sister, who went off dreaming and staring into space when there was work to be done.
Then, the summer after she turned thirteen, her world was sent spinning out into space. The annoying kid next door, Ja-something-or-other, came by with a cutesy basket for her sister. Unlike Shoya, who had no clue what all the soot meant, Ruyo figured it out in minutes and went to her parents, expecting them to see sense and get them out of there.
No such luck. Her parents laughed it off, telling her she was crazy. She tried again, then gave up and packed up her own bags. She left that night, and she was still close enough to see the flames when the Fire Nation invaded.
Since then she's been traveling the wilderness, learning more about the world outside her puny life in the village. She's fallen in with one band of thieves after another, but they're all the same. Sometime over the past seven years, Ruyo shut off her emotions, her grief for her parents and sister. She wishes the Fire Nation would just go ahead and win. After all, things can't get any worse.