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Into the City (locked to boredfireninja and 4nn_npc) [Oct. 13th, 2006|08:51 pm]
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A check in station for refugees, located on the outer wall of Ba Sing Sei. One of the last places you'd expect to find two personal friends of the daughter of Fire Lord Ozai.

And yet, there they were; Mai and Ty Lee, both clad in traditional garb for young Earth Kingdom women.

How had they gotten there? It had been simple enough; their passports and identification had been supplied to them by General Sung and his men, and it had been simple enough to slip onto a passenger ferry in the dead of night. They had slipped off the ship as members of the crew, and had arrived her easily enough. Now, it was just a matter of keeping in character, and letting the Earth Kingdom bureaucracy guide them into the city.

Where giant mechanical drills failed, hopelly more passive tactics would prevail. All they had to do now was keep in character.

Apparently, though, that's a bit difficult for someone like Ty Lee, who is whining over her disguise. "Mostly green and white," she pouts. "I feel like a tre..."
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The search! [open] [Oct. 8th, 2006|08:01 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Kishi glanced about the tavern as she trepidly entered, not as a performer, but as everyone else - tired, ragged from a long, perilous foot-journey. The teenage girl settled against the edge of the bar, glancing about with worried, hazel eyes that shows clear inexperience.

She heard rumors of fighting, here and there, so she hunked down in her seat, straining to listen to conversation.
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Chaos in Kashi (part 2 of the Khan plot) [Sep. 25th, 2006|01:18 am]
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Kimiyo had done her best to sleep restfully in Khan's house. She didn't trust him much, but she did believe that he could be trusted just enough that he wouldn't try harming them in their sleep. However, that didn't mean she felt comfortable here.

At least last night had gone well. She'd requested a tour with General Khan, trying to imply that she was likely to accept his offer and wanted to learn her way around her new home. That tour had given her the chance to see all possible exits in his mansion, as well as where he kept various items.

Right before turning in for the night, she'd drawn up a map of the layout of the mansion. Upon passing Zuko in the hallway, she'd passed the map onto him discreetly - pausing just briefly enough to put the crumpled up paper into his hand and bid him goodnight, with the request that he pass her message on to General Iroh as well.

Now, it was morning, and she was dressing herself carefully. A brief night time walk, when everyone was asleep, had taken her to the room where Khan kept numerous bags of money. She'd helped herself to several, then stashed them discreetly in her clothing.

Today, though, she had to secure them with extra care. She had to make sure they wouldn't fall out while on the run from Khan later today. She had no idea when the crazy earthbending king would show up, if he even bothered to show up (she had her doubts). However, they'd get to that when the time came. For now, she made certain that the coins didn't jingle, and that the weight was distributed evenly amongst her clothing.

Once ready, she made an appearance in Khan's common room. "Good morning," she said to everyone in the room.
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Walled In [Sep. 24th, 2006|10:08 pm]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

It was a quiet night within the confines of Ba Sing Se, yet the city felt more like a prison, than a safe fortress. The Avatar and friends were stuck inside a very controlled environment now, and the Dai Li were nearby, making sure the "culture" of Ba Sing Se was maintained.

Sokka disliked this place already. Certainly they were safe from the Fire Nation here, but it didn't matter, as they couldn't even discuss the war with anyone. The military at Ba Sing Se was supposed to be the strongest of the entire Earth Kingdom, and they could seriously use the information about the solar eclipse for many efforts that would aid the world.

Sitting on one of the comfortable seats in Aang's temporary house, Sokka pondered to himself. As he continued thinking he kept tapping his foot. There had to be a way to get the information out, and to convince the king that it was important. The only problem was they were being watched even now, and that certainly would make it much more difficult to make a plan. The whole situation was very queer. Sokka's stomach growled loudly, all this thinking was stirring up a massive appetite.

"I think I'll get something to settle my stomach." Sokka announced aloud. Momo chittered and settled on his shoulder. "You think so too, do you? To the kitchen!" Sokka said happily. Food would get his mind off things for a bit.
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Stargazing (aka lets get this place going again!) (open) [Sep. 15th, 2006|10:18 pm]
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As night descended on the campsite/abandoned village, Malu wandered away from the various pockets of conversation. It probably wasn't a good idea, even though the Avatar's group, the Sandbenders and Jet were the only ones there. But the only other Airbender of the group didn't feel up for company at the moment.

Staff/glider in hand, Malu airbent herself up to the sill of an abandoned building's second-story window. Most of the roof of the house was gone, giving her a good view of the night sky and the stars as they came back. She sat on the sill, one leg dangling over the edge, looking up at the stars.
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Searching (open) [Aug. 26th, 2006|05:02 pm]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Suki bit into a peach as she rested under the shade of a tree. The young warrior had been searching for Aang and his companions ever since an ambush had placed most of her sister at arms into clinics.

Now, what direction again did that old man say he saw them head at? She pondered as she patted the Ostrich-Horse's flank in an assuring gesture. She was hoping to catch up to the Avatar as so she could offer her skills to assist him (though she wouldn't mind continuing the lessons with Sokka once more, she would admit only to herself.)

Tossing the pit of the fruit into a bush, Suki mounted the Ostrich Horse once more, and with a flick of the reigns, she urged the creature into a gallop.
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Locked to Iroh, Zuko, Bumi, and Kimiyo [Aug. 12th, 2006|08:08 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

There were two reasons why Kimiyo was venturing into the town of Kashi alone.

Even with her affiliations with the Fire Nation's Spy Network, she still didn't know whether the town had been taken over by the Fire Nation or not. In fact, it was something that was going to be investigated soon enough, so this gave her the chance to do her duty while fulfilling her honorable obligation.

Then there was also the fact that both General Iroh and The Exile had wanted posters of themselves up all over the place, so it was best to send her in first to investigate, and to buy supplies if it was, in fact, occupied by the Fire Nation.

What she had not been expecting, however, was the condition the town was in. It had always been a prosperous town, which was partially why the Spy Network was supposed to investigate it sometime soon. Over the past few years, the amount of taxes paid to the Fire Nation had declined a little here and there, but in the most recent year, none had been received at all. The inquiry was more to determine if the town had been, by some stroke of luck, liberated.

The citizens she saw were dressed in rags, and had a look of fear in their eyes that only people with broken spirits had. They observed her, but kept their distance and avoided eye contact. Their motions through the streets were nervous, as though expecting to be punished for stepping the wrong way any second now.

Kimiyo's eyes narrowed. That was never a good sign, and like any good information gatherer, she wanted to find out more before either buying supplies or returning to tell Iroh and Zuko that the town was safe to visit.
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Camping out (open) [Jul. 28th, 2006|02:16 am]
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Although Katara's willingness to vouch for him changing helped, Jet wasn't going to push his luck and try to act like he was the best of friends with Aang and company. They were all going to Ba Sing Se, so it made sense for him to at least travel near the group, if not actually with them.

Presently, he had a bag full of nuts, a few pieces of fruit, and some water to last him for the rest of the trip. It was intended for him, though if anyone happened to come and join him, he'd at least offer to share a little snack. He'd set up a sleeping bag in one of the abandoned town's buildings that actually had a complete roof.

At the moment, though, he was reading over a handful of little pieces of paper and looking over a map.

((Open to anyone who wants to join Jet. He has food!))
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Journey to Ba Sing Se [Jul. 18th, 2006|10:50 pm]
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Toph crouches on the edge of the sandbender sailor, listening to the air rush by and the chatter of the sandbenders behind her. They had been terrified by Aang's display of power, and ultimately they were too afraid to refuse to take the Avatar and his friends to Ba Sing Se. So here they are. Still stuck in a giant, burning hot pit of sand.

The sun is beginning to sink on the horizon and Toph hears the sandbenders mentioning something about camping at an abandonned Earth Kingdom village in the distance. She perks up slightly. Maybe there would be water, and more importantly--solid ground!

((Post is open to Aang's crew and ultimately Jet.))
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(Locked to regainmyhonor ) [Jul. 12th, 2006|11:34 pm]
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[mood |determined]

An unexpected swimCollapse )
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