My beloved city. You withstood invasion for over 100 years. Within your walls, our people have remained protected for generations and have prospered. But all things come to an end. I know that. Yet to see the flag of a foreign nation raised in our capital... The walls that were supposed to protect us - breached. The guards that were supposed to defend us - betrayed their duty. Our king that we respected and honored - abandoned us. All that remains are a broken people - at the mercy of bad people with power. To you who reads this message, I say... I still believe. I believe in the strength of our people. I believe in the loyalty of our allies. I believe in the good in the heart of our enemies. I believe we will rise again. - BA SING SE UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR PON LAN FU Written during the Fire Nation Coup d'etat of Ba Sing Se Welcome to Things We Lost in the Fire. A game based in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender, but does not require knowledge of the television show in order to participate. This game is centered on the Inhabitants of the Earth Nation Capital City of Ba Sing Se, during its occupation by the Fire Nation. The FIRE Nation is an expansionist and oppressive government that has set its sights on conquering the world and recreating it in fire. This story will tell of the citizens' survival under this new regime. It will tell the story of the burgeoning resistance. And if all else fails, it will tell the story of a grand escape to fight another day. Character Sheet Name: Age: Allegiance: Bend Element: (Choose between None, Earth, Water, and Fire) Bend Proficiency: (Choose between Beginner, Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master) Weapons and Equipment: Biography: (Explaining why you are in/near Ba Sing Se at the time of the invasion) Rules 1. All Character Sheets must be sent to the GM for Approval 2. Always respect the TOS 3. No God-Modding 4. This game will be realistic and kind with schedules and updates, but I will try to establish a pace that allows for each adventurer to explore the world and experience their story. The goal is to have everyone able to play through one entire story arc for their character, so characters and arcs will come and go.