Snow falls around you. You're used to the snow; after all you're a Southern Water tribe member. There’s something different though. The snow is black and filled with soot. You can smell smoke in the air, and the ominous screeching of metal against the ice leads you to cover your ears. You were playing with your older brother, but now you’re running for your life.
Even at such a young age you know what the black snow means. The Fire Nation is coming. You’ve been told what to do when this day came. It was never a question of if it would come, it was always most certainly when. They had come before to take every water bender they could, but they were back. They missed one. They’d come for you.
Your brother goes to find your father, and you go to find your mother. When you get to her, a Fire Nation soldier is hovering above her. You’re told to leave and hesitantly you do. What were you supposed to do? You were young and scared.
That was the last you saw of your mother. Everything left is just a memory of her save for a necklace with the Water Tribe symbol on it. That’s all you have to remember her by. You never let go of it. It’s everything to you. You were too young to understand, but your mother saved you. She claimed to be the water bender they missed and they killed her for it. You’re alive only because of her love.
You’re older now—a young, beautiful girl with the weight of your village on your shoulders. All of the men are off fighting the war. Your brother is the only “man” left to fend off any attacks. You’re left to care for the children and the elderly. You blame your father for leaving you, but really did he have a choice? The Fire Nation was ruthless. You’ll never forget the horrors of their crimes. You’re not the only one who has lost something in the war, and you’re certainly not the last. Someone had to do something.
There were four great nations each of them named after the elements that made balance in the world. Water. Earth. Fire. Air. The air nomads were gone, believed to be entirely wiped out by the Fire Nation. The Earth Kingdom has held strong and kept itself behind impenetrable walls. You are the last of the Southern Water tribe, and the contact with the Northern Water Tribe has ceased almost entirely. The Fire Nation is the root of all of the war.
There wasn’t always war, but it seems to be all you’ve known. The Four Nations used to live together in peace. They helped each other, communicated with each other, and were friends with one another. The Fire Nation became greedy, corrupted by the bad blood that ruled it. They were wealthy and sought to expand their territory to other nations.
It was the job of the Avatar to keep balance between the four nations. When an Avatar dies, they are reborn into the next element of the cycle. Roku, the previous Avatar had been born in the Fire Nation. After his death, the next in the cycle would have been an air nomad. He would have only been a child when the Fire Nation killed them all. It was believed that the cycle was stopped. Everyone thought there would never again be an Avatar.
All of this was common knowledge. You knew the history well, but you believed the Avatar was out there…somewhere. Perhaps he was hiding away to give him time to master the elements. It had been a hundred years though, but you still didn’t lose faith.
It was just another day in your life. You and your brother had gone fishing when your boat capsized after hitting a block of ice. The two of you were trapped with no way back to your village. You love your brother, but he’s the last one you’d want to be stuck on an ice island with.
There’s something caught in the iceberg—a boy and a large beast frozen in time. You manage to free him and to your surprise he’s still alive. He’s introduces himself as Aang and that he is an air bender. He’s the last air bender. No one had seen or heard of one for a hundred years. Could he be the Avatar everyone was searching for?
He helped you back home with his “flying” bison. His arrival in the village is unwelcome most especially by your brother, Sokka. He is even more unwelcome after the two of you trigger a trap in a forgotten boat near the village. A signal had been sent to the Fire Nation who later arrived at your shore. The snow again turned black, but you were old enough to defend yourself.
This is when you met Zuko, a banished prince determined to capture the Avatar to restore his honor. Aang reveals himself to the decrowned prince and reveals himself to be the Avatar. They’re only here for him and he agrees to come quietly if the Fire Nation left the rest of the village alone. But you can’t let him go. You found him trapped in time. You’re responsible for him, right? You track down the Fire Nation ship and help Aang escape. Sokka comes along, but he still distrusts Aang.
This is where your adventure begins. It was fate that brought you to Aang. The world needed him. The Fire Nation was nearing their victory in the war. The Nations wouldn’t last without an Avatar. Unfortunately, Aang never managed to master any of the elements outside of Air. There was still very much for him to learn. He needed your help. This was your calling.
Aang needed to master the other three elements. After Air, he needed to master water. To your luck and excitement, you also wanted to learn more about water bending. Being the only Water bender left in the southern tribe, you didn’t have a teacher to help you master the element. After a quick stop to Aang’s air temple, you would make your way to the Northern Water Tribe.
The Southern Air Temple was abandoned. Body suits of Fire Nation soldiers littered the snow. You did your bes t to try and hide evidence of the war, but Aang was devastated after he found the body of his master, Monk Gyatso. It took all you had to calm him down after he entered the Avatar state. Aang realized how serious the war was. He would need to quicken the pace if he had any chance of defeating them. The road wouldn’t be easy. Many people were actively hunting the Avatar. Zuko was never far, chasing you around like a hound on your trail. Many times you shook him off, but he always seemed to find a way back.
At the Northern Water Tribe, Aang’s teacher at first refused to teach your water bending. It was forbidden for girls to learn anything other than healing. You never wanted to be a healer. You wanted to fight like your brother and your father. You had people that needed to be protected.
You challenged Master Paku to a fight, but he refused. It was only after the master saw your necklace that he agreed to teach you. He recognized it. You learn that Master Pakku and your grangran were once engaged. She had given it to your mother long ago. Your grandmother and Pakku were arranged to be married, but she left without a word, sick of the forceful customs of the Northern Water tribe. Her reason to leave convinced Pakku that perhaps their teachings weren’t always right.
After Aang mastered water bending, the next element was Earth. You, your brother, and Aang traveled to the kingdom of Omashu in search of an Earth Bending teacher. There, Aang met a longtime friend who was now the king of Omashu, Bumi. He was much older, but still recognized Aang. The avatar was put through a series of tests, but ultimately the king refused to help Aang with earth bending. After being released by Bumi, you heard of a blind earth bender. After much consideration, and against her parent’s wishes, Toph joins the group.
She is a headache to you, proving to be much more hard headed and vulgar. Her way of teaching Aang required much more pressure and because of that the two of you butted heads. Despite how different you and Toph were, you had to come to an understanding in order for Aang to properly learn earth bending. Air was opposite of Earth just as Water was opposite of Fire. It was hard for him to begin bending earth, but eventually he was able to master it.
You travel to find a buried library in the desert hoping that it would contain information on the Fire Nation. There you learn the Fire Nation’s strongest asset: the Day of the Black Sun. The time Aang had to master the other elements was much closer than you once thought. He would need to master Fire before the eclipse. Fire would be hard for Aang to master as most of the Fire Nation was after him.
After leaving the Library, you find that Appa has been taken. Toph was originally supposed to guard the entrance to the library as she couldn’t see under the sand. Sand benders took Appa away while she was trying to keep the library from sinking further into the desert. After searching the desert for some time, you eventually find the Sand Benders that stole Appa. They sold him to a man in Ba Sing Se.
You travel to Ba Sing Se in search for Appa. Something is wrong with Ba Sing Se. The people there had been brain washed into believing there was no war. The Earth King was completely deceived by the honcho of the secretive and elite police force called the Dai Li.
While trying to uncover the truth behind Ba Sing Se, you run into Zuko who had been held captive under Lake Laogai. You learn more of his past and for a moment you see goodness in him. Zuko makes you believe that there is a chance for him to help Aang, but he betrays you after his sister Azule shows up and once again corrupts his mind.
You and Aang are pinned down between Zuko and Azula. Aang attempts to enter the avatar state but is then struck down by Azula. You manage to catch Aang and escape. Aang had been killed in the avatar state, but you managed to revive him using a special healing water you had gotten from the Spirit Oasis in the Northern Water Tribe. After having died in the avatar state, Aang could no longer use his chakra.
You managed to capture a Fire Nation ship with the help of your father. You stowed away on the ship while waiting for Aang to recover. Aang was unconscious for several weeks after the fight with Azula, but the day of the Black Sun was approaching quickly.
On the day of the Eclipse, Aang went to search for Lord Ozai in order to defeat him, but Azula managed to interfere. Ozai got away, and their small window to defeat the Fire Nation was now over. They retreated to prevent further losses. Your father was taken captive, but later recovered with the help of Sokka and a very unlikely new ally.
After escaping with who they could from the battle, you retreat to the Western Air Temple. While there, Zuko shows up saying that he has changed his ways and is willing to help teach Aang fire bending. You do not believe him and confront him for your suspicions. The next morning you are attacked by an assassin that had previously been sent by Zuko to kill the Avatar. Zuko was unable to call off the Assassin but you were able to defeat him.
After your run in with the assassin, Aang decided to accept Zuko as his fire bending teacher. You travel to Amber Island for Aang to master fire bending. During this time, you find that Zuko has truly changed his ways. After Aang mastered Fire Bending, the final battle against Ozai was supposed to ensue. However, you wake up the day of the battle in another world. Elysion.
Your time in Elysion has flown by. It's been two years. You din't know anyone at all, but you managed to land a job rather quickly. You never wished to be a healer, but it seems the need for fighting in Elysion is rather low so you go with your strengths. You are told there is no way out of this world, but never stopped thinking of them and whether the war had truly ended or not.