Earth Kingdom (Currently Traveling)Bending arts/sub bending style [if applicable]:
Air BendingPersonality traits:
Though he may be a grown man, Krad can sometimes act like heís still a young teenager. He attempts to maintain his cool all the time and be as calm as can be, but he still has feelings and emotions that like to rear up every now and then. On a normal day, heís pretty cocky. Nothing ever scares or challenges him. Its not much a bravery as much as itís just sheer arrogance and overwhelming self-confidence. Heís not the type to shy away from a challenge and believes strongly that he is the best and the baddest at everything, but because of this, he rarely gloats or flaunts his skills.
Krad isnít an idiot, despite how he may act at certain times. He knows that the more he shows off the more people will want to challenge him. Even though he has an overwhelming confidence in himself and rarely turns down a challenge, it gets tiresome having to deal with people every single day telling him he canít do something he know he can. Eventually, he just got bored with such things and stopped showing off as much as he used too. Instead, he maintains his cool and is very relaxed for the majority of the time. Going with the flow, as most affiliated with the air do.History:
Born to a family of bandit raiders in the harsh deserts within the Earth Nation, the life of Krad Zephyros has always been far from the norm. His mother was a whore, but respectfully so. She hadn't much to offer the world in terms of skill, so she made a living off her body. Eventually she settled in with a group of bandits who treated her quite well and offered her shelter and protection for her services. The leader of these bandits was the one who claimed the woman for his own after several passionate nights in her embrace. She became a permanent part of the gang, and had a son by the leader.
From a young age, Krad had always been taught that things would never be given to him without a catch. If you wanted something, you had to take it. Otherwise others would take things from you. Though his life being raised by bandits would be questionable in the eyes of others, he had everything a child really needed: Two loving parents who cared about him, and an extensive family that protected and provided for him. They taught him many things from living off the land, to living off the pennies pinched from wealthy pockets. What Krad longed for, however, was going on his first raid.
The young Krad saw nothing wrong with this. His parents had taught him all life eventually dies and gives back to the earth. Krad took part in many raids; growing stronger and more ruthless as the years went by. Eventually, he began to develop his own ideas. His own tactics that differed from his father. As proud as the bandit leader was, this ideal lifestyle soon changed with soldiers from the Earth Kingdom raided their camp. Being benders, they easily overpowered most of the bandits, but they had an impossible time containing the ferocious young Krad, who killed a Dai Li Agent accompanying the raid squad. Eventually, Krad and the others were captured.
They were all sentenced to execution, but Krad fought back tooth-and-nail, eventually breaking from his bonds and fighting back. Eventually, he was brought to his knees by the Dai Li, but instead of executing him, they decided to make him one of them. He showed limitless potential, but his spirit proved to be unbreakable no matter what type of torture he underwent. Eventually, both parties came to an agreement. Krad was trained in the ways of silent assassinations and would be allowed to fight to his heart's content so long as he only killed who the Earth Kingdom ordered. He joined a squad of Elite Earth Kingdom assassins and earned the nickname "Azure".
He'd served the kingdom for nearly five years when suddenly, it seemed his latent Air Bending awakened. Without a moment's hesitation, Krad realized he now had the upper-hand over his companions of 5 years and initiated a surprise attack. He was able to wipe out the 4 other members of his squad in the blink of an eye, and disappeared without a trace. Krad now spends his days avoiding Dai Li agents and supporting himself by participating in mercenary work.Connections:
Knows of Lu Ten Beifong (Since he's kinda famous in the Earth Nation) as well as the Avatar.Character Images:
Some questions about the world:
1) Are there still spirits running around?
2) [for plot purposes] Could the ancient Lion Turtles (who originally gave the elements to the first Avatar) still exist?