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It’s been a year since the end of the war. It’s been a year, and negotiations for peace are still being handled. Fire Lord Zuko has a lot on his plate, and there is a whisper of discontent in the air.

Amid the peace that has been hard-won, a council has been created featuring members of each of the Nations, as well as the Avatar. The goal of this National Council is simple - to prevent an atrocity like Sozin’s War from ever happening again.

Resurgence is a sandbox Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Aang role-play set one year after the end of the Hundred Year War. We accept both canons and original characters, and take the story in any direction we'd like, exploring the semantics and problems of a war-torn world rebuilding. We are rated PG-13 with optional mature content.

Fire Nation
Played By Lenara

Some must be warriors so others may live in peace.

Age: 37
Gender: Male
Nationality: Fire Nation
Alliance: The Fire Nation, the Avatar.

Zian is rather tall, standing at something around six feet, three inches. He's built very solidly with a great deal of lean muscle. He isn't quite what anyone would consider slender, instead being built rather broadly and having filled out appropriately for his size - enough that he doesn't look like he eats entirely too little. His skin is rather fair, though it does bear something of a tan thanks to training outdoors much of the time. There are plenty of scars scattered across the fair skin, though one has to look to find them.

Zian's eyes are a strange silver-blue, a color that is a far cry from the Fire Nation's typical golden or even the somewhat common hazel. It has been speculated that those eyes indicate an impurity in his blood, perhaps Air Nomad or Water Tribe, but because neither side of his family can trace (or at least, has reported) such an impurity in their family lines, Zian claims to be full-blooded Fire Nation.

His hair is an inky black and falls to the center of his back when let loose. Generally, Zian keeps his hair tied up in either a traditional top knot or a high pony tail, to keep it out of his face.

Zian was born in a lower noble family known for the commanders it had produced in generations past. His father was gone often, generally very busy dealing with this or that pertaining to the war. When he was around, he was very strict with Zian, but not brutally so, as some Fire Nationals were.

When Zian was six years old, his Firebending began to emerge, and from that point on he was given over to tutors to begin his training. The hope was that in beginning at such a young age, they would be able to harness the absolute most from the power that Zian was born with. Perhaps they were correct, perhaps not. Since there is no way to know what would have happened if his powers were allowed to mature before training, there is no way to know if the method was really effective.

Either way, when Zian turned the appropriate age, he was enrolled in the Fire Nation Academy, where his training would be completed. At sixteen, he graduated and rather immediately, he enlisted in the Fire Nation military, because it was expected of him. He spent the next several months honing his skills in a training camp before being sent to the front line under an experienced commander.

Like so many, the idealistic young Zian was quickly disillusioned by the atrocities that he saw and was bade to commit. Regardless of that, it wasn't until his commander told him to kill a nine year old Earthbender for 'attacking' him that Zian truly lost his faith in the Fire Nation's cause. If they were being commanded to do things like that, how could they possibly have a good intent towards these people? If they're purpose was truly to help, why were they massacring children who hadn't caused any real damage? Never mind that the boy was just that a boy. Zian managed to smuggle the boy out alive, but he never forgot that command, or the look in his commander's eyes when he'd given it.

It was in those months after the incident that Resurrected Rule was born, or at least, the idea of it. When Zian was allowed to return to the Fire Nation on leave for a time, the RR was born in full. Slowly, he gathered support, and to the outside world, the RR was simply a nationalistic Fire Nation group - nothing dangerous, nothing deserving of worry. And they were careful not to get their names tied to anything that would be a cause of suspicion to the Fire Lord.

Eventually, they began to take actions against the Fire Lord, quietly. Little things that could have been attributed to anyone. It wasn't until Ozai's rise to the throne that they really began to move. After that point, they acted rapidly, destroying war supplies when they could, but always in an overt way that would prevent anyone from mistaking them from being safe. It was Zian's mission to avoid bringing real harm to the Fire Nation people when he could help it, and anyone in the RR that acted in a way that would harm innocents was swiftly disciplined by Zian personally. And then Ozai lashed out against his own son, and scarred Zuko then banished him.

And at that point, Zian just... vanished off of the radar. He stopped reporting to be returned to the front lines, refusing to fight any more for a man who would do something like that. Instead, he devoted all of his time to the RR and their efforts to dethrone Ozai, slowly. Eventually, the Avatar came, and finally on the day of the comet they succeeded. While Zuko was handing Azula, and the Order was retaking Ba Sing Se, and Aang was dealing with Ozai, Zian led the RR against the handful of Fire Nation soldiers remaining in the capital, buying the Prince enough time to do what must be done without interference.

When Zuko was crowned Fire Lord, within days, Zian appeared and swore fealty to him. Within the last few months, Zian has been promoted to Prefect of the Royal Guard.

Zian has achieved some level of mastery in the art of Firebending. He is certainly not as skilled as such legends as the Dragon of the West, but neither is he one to dismiss the ire of. In addition to his skill with Firebending, Zian is skilled in dagger combat, even against longer-bladed weapons. Zian is also a fairly skilled artist, though that's a lesser known ability.

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