Welcome to The Avatar RP !

13 October 2018 — As the leaves fade to crisp reds and yellows in Fall of 172 AG, the RCPD is no closer to finding the party responsible for the death of the Reformist activist. Is the RCPD taking sides? It seems only a matter of time before the city is in open turmoil … Read More.

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Republic City Census

There are 003 Firebenders, 003 Earthbenders, 004 Waterbenders, 002 Airbenders, 002 Nonbenders, and 003 Plot NPCs living in Republic City.
Of these citizens, there are 006 Reformists and 008 Traditionalists.

Welcome to TARP v11: Precipice!

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting TARP.

For the past thirteen years, we have been proud to contribute to the AtLA and Korra fandoms. Whether through epic story arcs or through small, intimate character development, our members have brought together so much creativity and compelling storytelling and we are eternally grateful.

With that said, and feel it's time for TARP to move on. The lack of new episodes or prospect of a continuation of the Avatar franchise doesn't lend itself well to create an active fan community, and after thirteen years we believe that TARP can stand on its own.

From here on out, The Avatar RP will be an original roleplay only marginally inspired by the Avatar franchise. That's right! We're loosing the shackles of canon compliance and sending them into oblivion. We will be retaining some core elements (pun intended), but beyond that, the landscape of what is and is not canon will be up to all of you.

What You Need to Know:
  1. Registration will open on Monday, 06 August 2018. Please register with an OOC account to make your introductions to the community, then create a character account to post your first character application.

  2. The Rules & FAQ will have minor updates to adjust for the changes to canon policy. Please be sure to read over them, even if you are a returning member.

  3. The Plot and Story Info will also update. Please see this post for followup details. TL;DR: you can be an airbender, 'avatar' is a title not a person, and character possibilities are expanding.

  4. A new skin will debut on Monday. This theme will have some pretty big adjustments in preparation for ProBoards' upcoming release of v6; while v6 is not yet released, the new theme has recreated some of the new elements that will exist on the upcoming version. If you have any questions about navigating the new theme, please ask in the Help Centre!

  5. The plot is yours. We have a loose guideline of what we want to accomplish with certain milestones, we're flexible and any twists and turns along the way we're more than happy to hear. Just remember that this is a collaborative story and not a single-person fanfiction, and make sure your plot ideas can be participated in by the community.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can submit your questions by: posting in this thread, PMing or , posting in the Help Centre, or sending an email to [email protected]

Thanks, and we hope to see you soon!

Plot & Story Changes

  • Avatar:

    It's hard to have an 'Avatar' RP without an avatar, isn't it? But we also don't want to be limited by canon or a specific individual portraying the avatar. So, we've decided to dial this back to the base meaning of the word: an incarnate divine teacher. With enough time, training, and inherent skill, anyone can be an avatar if they are able to incorporate all teachings of each elemental style into their practice. 

  • Airbenders:

    Airbenders are fun and honestly we've been missing out on an entire character type all these years. While hereditary Air Nomads are just barely avoiding extinction, airbending can manifest in previously considered nonbender young adults with significant spirituality. Unlike other elements, due to the spirituality aspect, airbenders manifest their powers later in life when their personalities and beliefs are more concrete.

  • Less character limitations:

    Before we restricted everyone to Asian characters. While we still ask everyone to create Asian-inspired characters, you are now welcome to also use inspiration from other non-western ethnicities. You want a Xhosa airbender? A Navajo firebender? You got it! We only ask to exclude western ethnicities, as there are plenty of other fantasies that accommodate those.

  • No Galgori, no Six:

    This was the most difficult decision for us to make, but ultimately we decided that it was too difficult to constantly be incorporating the Galgori / Six into our plots while still retaining an air of mystery. Anyone who had or wanted to have a Galgori character is welcome to take some base elements of them and incorporate them into a nebulous nonbender character, but Galgori and Galgori history are no longer TARP canon. If anyone is interested in what the plot line would have been, please feel free to PM Kami for details.

  • Open Plot:

    We do, however, still like the social inequality set forth in Korra season one. To that end, our plot will now reflect two political alignments: The Traditionalists who want to preserve the bending-is-special status quo, and The Reformists who want to abolish that system and treat bending as any other inherent talent — interesting, but not any more or less worthy of respect. Players will be asked to choose one alignment or another for their character, without restriction, meaning that as long as you write a character biography that shows their beliefs to align closely with a specific group, then their bending ability or lack thereof does not matter.

    Also, we'll have a plot events lined up on a schedule, so we'll avoid having long periods of nothing — each plot point will be about 3-4 months apart, so you'll have plenty of time to prepare.

  • A bigger Republic City:

    Instead of the RP taking place in three generic locations, we've broken Republic City down into six districts. These districts have specific environments and atmospheres, which we hope will give players the opportunity to participate in more places and feel more like there's a city atmosphere.

  • The other nations:

    While we do not currently have non-Republic City locations planned, we are not opposed to people coming from different parts of the world and different nations. However, we continue to ask that any explicit mentions of the government / societal structures of each nation be avoided. In the future, however, we would not be opposed to including the other nations in the RP, provided that the story our players come up with lends itself to it.