After due consideration, some factors have become clear to me that may impede interest for this as a group game.
A very specific setting:
I want to emphasize again that accepted players are invited to actively contribute and introduce new elements to the story, provide backdrops and may introduce minor NPCs freely. Most elements provided in the opening are up for discussion and the specifics to any of the cliff notes attached to the canon characters are open for reinterpretation by their players.
Crossover between the two series:
Not much to add there, people either like the idea or they don't.
Smut and Politics, Politics and Smut:
The original solo game was pretty much pure smut, with politics and off-screen action only being implied and alluded to. I was hoping to establish a more thorough experience -- yes, many characters start out captive, but escape is a possibility, being freed is a possibility, giving in and being recruited (or pretending to) is a possibility. All of which can go into political storylines, intrigue, action and more.
I wanted to move away from the pure 'Azula turns someone into a sex slave' premise of the solo and offer a full game (though the former is completely within the realm of possibility if desired).
What am I getting at? Perhaps nothing. Perhaps just trying to lay a few of my own worries to rest, since I'm an eternal worrier. But if you are interested and have feedback or are interested in only parts of the premise while others are problematic, let me know. Let's talk!
Either way, should the premise not gain enough traction and interest within a couple of days, I will attempt another Avatar game dedicated simply to the more sexual parts. While more limited in scope, that's a far less daunting and ambitious proposition and would not require nearly as many players.
But enough of my ramblings. Have a look at the sample writeup, which is coincidentally my own character:
[b]Important Canon Differences[/b]
Titles: Firelord, Earth Queen (nominal), Phoenix Princess, Fire Princess (former), various lesser titles for smaller hereditary holdings
Eye Color: amber
Hair Color: black
Ethnicity: Fire Nation
AppearanceHere is where a text appearance entry should be provided. Be reasonably detailed. If using an image instead or in addition, please place it at the top. Remove this section if you don't provide text.Background This is where an original character would have their backstory.Important Canon Differences
Azula fought fewer but far more intense battles with Avatar Korra when they eventually clashed, since she would actually fight back.
With Zuko joining the Avatar early on and never rekindling his old relationship with Mai, Azula had the full support of her two closest friends and allies. As a result, she never develops her increased paranoia and doesn't suffer from an eventual breakdown.
While their relationship was always very close and implicitly trusting until the divisive event that didn't happen in this game, Azula and Ty Lee are now intimate. Details pending discussion with her eventual player.
Retaining her self-control, Azula straight up won the Agni Kai with Zuko, apparently killing him while Katara was captured and secreted away.Personality
'Almost isn't good enough'. Far from a throwaway line, this statement defines her. She felt neglected, even hated by her mother, who seemed to prefer her more sensitive brother. Disappointed by the uncle she admired as a renowned general, when he failed to see that she was far more interested in being a warrior-hero like he was to her. Only Ozai saw those qualities, fostered them and thus earned her admiration.
Always under intense pressure, she strove towards perfection and quickly developed characteristics very reminiscent of the classic definition of a sociopath -- manipulative, often uncaring of others' feelings and highly charismatic. She does not, however, lack the capacity for empathy and has keen insight into other people, often reading those unschooled in hiding their emotions like a book and able to predict even those who are quite well.
Azula values warrior-like qualities in a person -- strength, discipline, the ability to take and understand orders properly. Guile and cunning are desirable in war and she views employing such against foes as anything but dishonorable. Though she loves to mock her brother for his focus on it, she has her own manner of honor -- war prisoners, such as the Kyoshi Warriors, were treated surprisingly well under her reign compared to accounts of earlier treatments of waterbenders (Hama) and the total massacre of the Air Nomads. She also tries to avoid needless bloodshed -- for pragmatic reasons. It's bad form to waste potential resources, after all.
Ozai effectively putting her on the benches with her 'promotion' to Firelord was a big strike against him. For the first time, Azula directed her own keen insight against him and began to see that he was not so different after all, fearing her like so many others. By putting her on the throne, he could keep her ambition in check, keep her from the front and active combat and bury her under tedious administrative work. When he was badly hurt after his battle for Korra, he became worse and Azula grew more and more frustrated by irrational orders and his dismissal of her. By the time the game begins, she has turned completely against him and views him as an enemy who must be not just defeated, but usurped. After all, what use is defeating him if she doesn't get to wear the crown afterwards?AbilitiesShort cliffnotes on important capabilities. We all know what bending can do, so no need to be overly detailed unless it's something exotic or weird.
Firebending Prodigy - One of the most skilled firebenders alive. Able to create and sustain blue flame.
Bend the Lightning - Azula can generate powerful lightning strikes, but can only release them in a straight line.
A Player - As in 'you weren't even'. Azula exudes superiority and is very adept at social manipulation.
Acrobat - While this will ever be the field in which Ty Lee reigns supreme, Azula is no slouch, balancing perfectly on just her arms in heavy armor, running along slack lines and leaping circles around less agile foes.
Martial Mastery - Azula's style is distinct from most firebenders, with balanced use of both hands and feet, and incorporates evasion and counter moves into a constant stream of attacks. She seems to have incorporated some waterbending principles to that end, as also indicated by her lightning bending. Detailed analysis.Writing Sample(Taken from Year of the Phoenix King. If you have a previous RP post of the character you're applying for, you may use it freely, but please supply a link to the game.)
Azula's fingers idly caressed the skin above her prisoner's sternum, just between her breasts, demonstrating an utter disregard for Katara's defensive antics. Though her legs had enough freedom for the waterbender to press them together, if very uncomfortably because of the chains that forced her ankles apart, anything above her waist did not share that privilege.
"Whatever I make my business - is my business," she said with a smile, brushing just a little to the right, almost touching Katara's naked breast. It was covered only by a thin piece of cloth -- a cloth died in the very colors of the Fire Nation -- the only protection she had from those amber eyes. But they seemed more interested in her own. "So Zuko and Korra didn't get together," she mused, all the while continuing her careful ministrations. Perhaps her outburst had indeed had its intended effect, since the topic seemed to have moved away from Katara's virginity, or perhaps it had told Azula all she needed to know. "I suppose he never was very good at getting what he wanted." She smiled, showing white teeth and lightly poked Katara with her index finger. "Unlike me."
"Still, you certainly were very eager to clarify that. I wonder why." She trailed off, her expression once again looking very much like the proverbial catowl. "Did you have your eyes on my brother, I wonder?" Her finger began to wander lower, sensually drawing down along Katara's stomach, gently, insisting, and infuriatingly impossible to draw away from.
"No, that's not it," she continued, speaking more to herself than her prisoner as she drew her conclusions from what she already knew and Katara's current reactions. Azula's eyes widened in delight with sudden realization -- both of the fact and the implications. "It's the Avatar, isn't it. How surprisingly deviant of you."
A brief glance upwards, to Katara's trembling hands and the goosebumps upon her skin. "Is it a woman's touch that you desire, then? The avatar's hands? Her lips?" As she spoke, she came even closer. Only inches separated her face from Katara's -- and then, she suddenly reached around the bound water tribe woman, hand possessively grabbing her rear, hoping to incite a gasp, or words of protest, anything that she could silence as she leaned forward to claim Katara's lips.
She knew it would be, had to be, a short-lived moment and withdrew just as quickly. Katara had not yet been trained properly, was still rebellious and would attempt to resist -- the moment of surprise was Azula's opening, her opportunity to leave Katara with a memory to simmer upon.
Yet there was a desire in that short kiss, a desire burning powerful, selfish and possessive, something that said, on an instinctive level beneath all the trappings and conscious thought: I want you. You will be mine. Azula's lips were warm and soft, her breath hot and distracting. And then it was gone.