|By King Bumis Heir||Part of thecontinuity.|
Foo Foo Cuddlypoops (by Aloi)
18 (Book 1), 25 (Book 2), 32 (Book 3)
569 BSC (Age: 108)
|Weapon of choice||
Firebending, Lavabending, Airbending
Firebending, Airbending, Waterbending, Earthbending, Lavabending (Avatar-State Only)
Fire Nation, Sifu Takumi, Fire Lord Yeh Lu, Monk Yong Ten, Aloi,Unaraq, Tanaraq, The Waiter, Utsah the Bandit King, Kai-Shek, Muqin, Jia Mei, Chi-Fu the Historian, Guard Captain Wei, Council of Elders, Mayor Zhuyao, Senge, Jampo, Sister Yeoja, Sister Mi Soo, Ku Tei, all Avatars
|Chronological and political information|
Avatar in Training
Book 1: Air Chapter 1: New Beginnings
Book 3: Earth Chapter 20: ??
Rong Yan is born to two peasants making a living in a small village by the name of Tang Village. His mother stayed home to raise him and his father being a coal miner.
Early Life Edit
Rong Yan's childhood was a safe one. He grew up being taught by his grandmother Nila, and raised by both of his parents. His family was poor and could not afford the costs of school.
Luckily, his grandmother being his teacher in both firebending and independent studies he learned a lot. Nothing major on his firebending, just basic forms and moves to defend himself when there was trouble.
Rong Yan began to help his father at the coal mines at the age of fourteen, and got the working experience that his father had, little by little.
The New Avatar Edit
He was at a market place within the village he was born and raised in, while buying groceries, he was confronted by the Fire Sages, who told him of his status as the Avatar. Not able to believe the truth, he still was very excited to learn that he was the Avatar.
Rong Yan was still not ready to leave his life behind and begin anew training day and night. When the time came the Fire Sages picked him up and took him into the temple and began training him.
Meeting Avatar Ku Tei Edit
Monk Yong Ten wanted Rong Yan, to follow him to the temple so that he may enter into the Avatar State, and speak with his past life. He did so, and he spoke with Avatar Ku Tei, who shared some wisdom with Rong Yan, and warned him of the powerful danger lying ahead in his life.
Rong Yan, has so far become very cautious of his surroundings. Rong Yan, hopes to speak with Ku Tei soon, he believes he can tell him anything he needs to know.
Taking Hi Sho Edit
Entering into the Spirit World to speak with Kai-Shek, Spirit of Hi Sho Woods, the spirit was angered, and wanted the Mayor and the villagers out of his forest. When Rong Yan spoke to Kai-Shek he promised Kai-Shek, he would rid of the effigy keeping the spirit out.
After Monk Yong Ten, had found the effigy and destroyed it. It was about ten minutes before the spirit arrived to drag and drown the Mayor in the nearby river, and drag both spirit and body into the Spirit World.
After the Mayor's disappearance, Utsah took the Mayor's place, as mayor of the village, and village went into an era of peace.
Attack of the Rebels Edit
Avatar Rong Yan's and Monk Yong Ten's first attack by the Water Tribe rebels, started in Taku. The annual end of the thirty year war festival was being celebrated. They all had fun until the mid-festival, when the rebels attacked. Weakening the firebender, five waterbenders from the rebel group sent in a tidal wave to hit the Avatar.
Succeeding to do so, the Avatar State, had activated. Avatar Rong Yan being in the Avatar State, rose into the air in a giant water spout, and with a giant pressurized water ball in the air, he formed the ball into icicles, and impaled all the rebels, killing them.
The only survivor was the man, who left before his crew attacked Taku. Due to the event, the festival ended early and the Avatar and his airbending teacher had left.
Learning of Xi Tong Edit
Arriving at Xi Tong Village, Rong Yan had explored it along with Monk Yong Ten leading them towards the town square. Where Rong Yan meets the mayor of the village Zhuyao, meeting the Avatar, Zhuyao's gets all giddy and happy, while invading Rong Yan's personal space.
Eyeing the statue made of earth, who was made to the founder of the village. Zhuyao, surprised that Rong Yan does not know the man. Zhuyao, introduces Rong Yan to a statue of his past life, Avatar Xi Tong who founded the village.
Rong Yan, does not learn more about Xi Tong, other than he was the Earth Kingdom Avatar before Avatar Ku Tei. And that he was born into royalty, and later became the 37th Earth King during his lifetime. Knowingly, Xi Tong did accomplish many things in his life.
The Southern Air Temple Edit
Rong Yan's first encounter with other Air Nomads, was with the young boys who wanted to know what brought a firebender to air temple. After Yong Ten identifies Rong Yan as the Avatar to the young boys, they could not believe their eyes, with their priceless faces, after a short while the boys faint at the sight of Rong Yan.
Yong Ten then introduces him to a monk named Senge, Senge and Rong Yan become best friends while Rong Yan's stay at the Southern Air Temple. Senge then introduces Rong Yan to another Air Nomad, named Jampo. Jampo, looks big and intimidating but, Jampo has a gentle, kind-hearted personality.
The time comes where Rong Yan meets the Council of Elders, where the Southern Council of Elders introduce themselves to Rong Yan. There was Spiritual Mentor or the head monk, the Literal high monk, the Sociable high monk, Historical high monk, and the Geographical high monk.
High Monk Shaohao, had given Rong Yan a little history lesson on General Senlin, and had told him old news about General Senlin escaping and having a personal vendetta on the Avatar.
High Monk Geetsan, then told Rong Yan that in fact Yong Ten will be his airbending teacher. Also having to go through the thirty seven levels of airbending and passing the tests or he'd have to start all over. And that if he needed wisdom he was able to freely visit the sanctuary and speak to a past life.
Festival of Four Winds Edit
While Monk Yong Ten, and Rong Yan were sitting down eating, Yong Ten gave Rong Yan a little history lesson about one of the holidays the Air Nomads celebrate every year. To his dismay it was not what he wanted to hear, he spat out all his water and disturbed all the monks who were dining. Yong Ten had just told them it was a joke that the Avatar did not understand.
All the monks burst out laughing after a few seconds to understand the punchline of the joke. The holiday happens annually at one of the four temples, this year it was going to be celebrated at the Southern Air Temple. Monks and nuns from all four temples participate those ranging from the ages of seventeen to forty-six. Where everyone has a great time and afterwards the members of those age groups, one male and one female go into a room, and reproduce.
The female is then sent to her assigned air temple, Western or Eastern. And takes care of her offspring during the duration of nine months. Afterwards, the mother names the child and leaves it behind to the older nuns to nurture the baby.
Though Rong Yan, did not really celebrate most of the holiday he did make a new friend named Aloi. She is a master airbender and soundbender from the Eastern Air Temple. She promised to teach Rong Yan soundbending, as she asks High Sister Halmeoni about staying at the Southern Air Temple, at first the sister disagreed. But then Aloi mentioned traveling with the Avatar. She then changed her mind and agreed, she had a flashback about her when she was in her twenties and of Avatar Ku Tei when he was in his forties. She had fallen in love with him, but did not leave to travel the world with him because, she had studies to complete to become the head sister of the eastern Council of Elders.
She saw Aloi, as herself, and of course Rong Yan as Ku Tei. She did not want it to happen to someone else. With that Aloi, had stayed at the Southern Air Temple, but as of yet nothing is known, that Aloi is teaching Rong Yan how to soundbend.
Meeting Avatar Kwan Chun Edit
Avatar Rong Yan, needed to have his questions answered about Air Nomads, and needed to learn more lore on them about their pacifist lifestyle, and a conflict that had affected them and that sort of way. He also wanted to know more on Avatar Kwan Chun, and why he was famous.
He headed to the Air Temple sanctuary, for assistance and meditated. As he entered the Avatar State, he was encountered by Avatar Kwan Chun, himself who knew about why Rong Yan wanted to learn about him. Kwan Chun, had showed Rong Yan his life.
Rong Yan learned why, the Air Nomads do not fight, one of the various reasons is because, an Earth King from the past had declared on the Air Nomads because of their lifestyle, he also was racist towards the Air Nomads and did not want cowards in his territory.
The Air Nomads, were not cowards, the Air Nomads had just detached themselves from the conflicts of the rest of the world. That is why they do not have an army, and chose the pacifist lifestyle. Though to defend their homes they will fight, they believe that all life is sacred.
But Kwan Chun, believed that if he had a strong hand of justice he will keep the world at balance and at peace. Yao did not see it that way, he was out of Kwan Chun as well. Kwan Chun had stormed the Ba Sing Se palace, and had warned Earth King Yao to end the war.
He soon left, and two months later had mastered the Avatar State, and learned that his guardian monk had been captured and arrested by Yao. Also learning that Yao had split his army in four, so that the army may assault the temples and cause a genocide. Kwan Chun traveled to the Fire Nation seeking aid from Fire Lord Osamu, asking Osamu to send troops to all four temples to protect them from the Earth Kingdom Military.
The Fire Nation military had reached the four temples and stayed there for two weeks, to protect the Air Nomads from genocide. Yao, had lied to Kwan Chun and only targeted the Southern Air Temple. Kwan Chun had made it in time to see the entire army marching towards the temple.
Kwan Chun, had stopped at the burned down village of Hunan, because, the army would be marching past Hunan to reach the Southern Air Temple. Kwan Chun battled the army, killing off various number of troops. Then used the Avatar State to increase the killing. After awhile, more and more kept coming and he then gave up. Putting what his past life said into thought he sacrificed himself to end the war.
The result of Kwan Chun's death, did in fact end the war, but did not allow the Air Nomads into Earth Kingdom territory. Yao was still the tyrannical ruler of Ba Sing Se, until Kwan Chun's future life, with the help of citizens and veterans of the army, had overthrown the Earth King to place his son as the new king.
His son ended the war completely, because, Yao had declared war once again on the Air Nomads, but everyone was tired of Yao's reign. The overthrowing of Earth King Yao resulted his son in ended the war before it had started and uplifting the ban of Air Nomads in Earth Kingdom territory.
Invasion of the Southern Air Temple Edit
As Rong Yan, was training his air spout move, a courier came on the back of a sky bison along with an unknown Air Nomad. The courier had given the scroll to Rong Yan, who gave it to Yong Ten.
Yong Ten read the scroll, it had come from General Senlin, former general of the Council of Five and Earth Kingdom Military, and escaped convict of the Ba Sing Se Prison. He wants to fight Rong Yan, and knows that he is currently at the Southern Air Temple, and his plan is going well, since the Avatar is still "weak", Rong Yan has only mastered fire and air.
General Senlin, is only a day away from the temple. The Council of Elders have an audience with the courier. He tells them that Senlin, and a Water Tribe man along with other Water Tribesmen have razed a village. Killing various numbers of innocents. Only sparing him, to deliver the message to the temple.
Knowing of Air Nomad life style, he sent the Air Nomad to make a scroll for reinforcements to Taku. As he returned, he had given the scroll to the courier, and Yong Ten escorted the courier to Xi Tong village. From there the courier had ridden on the back of his ostrich horse to the city of Taku. Where Captain Wei, is still stationed at for another week.
Rong Yan, had spoken to Avatar Ku Tei, who had given him advice to not attack Former General Senlin directly, because he was not ready. He then spoke with Avatar Kwan Chun, who had told him that he must do whatever it takes to eliminate threats that harm the world, but then told him the exact same thing as Ku Tei had told him. Though he must wait since he only just mastered two elements and has not mastered all four.
Kwan Chun had told Rong Yan to wait, but before Kwan Chun, had vanished he also told Rong Yan, that he was always there, when he needed him.
Captain Wei, and his small army were the resistance against General Senlin and his forces. Though as the courier had past by the general on his ostrich horse, the general and his forces stopped for a brief moment. Then the general whispered into the ear of one his archers, who had grinned wickedly, aimed, and shot the courier in the head, killing him.
During the invasion, Jampo was the fourth Air Nomad that was struck dead, Rong Yan, Senge, Aloi, and Yong Ten all cried out his name, but he was gone. All of them cried, and Rong Yan closed his eyes releasing a tear. The death of Jampo, had triggered Rong Yan's Avatar State.
The invaders were in trouble, when instead of seeing the Fire Avatar in the Avatar State. The airbenders bowed to the presence of the Air Avatar that had taken form from the Avatar's body. It was Avatar Kwan Chun, who ended the invasion at the Southern Air Temple, and blew General Senlin and Palartok along with their men off the temple mountain.
The Air Nomads saw it, as Avatar Kwan Chun growing furious as he learned that someone had invaded the home he grew up in. He had taken possession of Rong Yan's body, and defended his home from the invaders.
Falling to their deaths, General Senlin reacted quickly by encasing Palartok and himself in earth to break their falls. Location of the Avatar was unknown to them soon after they had come out of the earth.
Appearances in Aang's life Edit
When Aang inadvertently entered the Avatar State during a retreat to General Fong's fortress as a result of his anger when Fong put Katara's life at risk in hopes it would force Aang into the Avatar State, Aang was taken by Avatar Roku on a journey to the Spirit World. There, Roku showed the young airbender flashbacks of previous Avatars empowered by the Avatar State, including Avatar Rong Yan erupting four adjoining volcanoes with the use of enhanced firebending and earthbending.
During Avatar Aang's battle at Wulong Forest against Phoenix King Ozai, Avatar Rong Yan made another appearance where he was seen in Aang's vision alongside a line of Avatars when Aang unlocked the seventh chakra and immediately entered the Avatar State, resulting from an impact with a jutting rock.
Appearances in Avatar Korra's life Edit
At the ages between six to sixteen he was taught basic forms and moves of firebending to defend himself from harm.
Soon after when the Fire Sages told him of his real identity he left home to travel to the Fire Temple and master firebending. He was taught by a man named Takumi, who taught him well and taught him many advanced sets of firebending. He lately known to be an advanced firebender.
Rong Yan, at the temple had to choose his firebending master from the three that were provided. Finally, he chose a man named Sifu Takumi. The man gladly became his firebending master and taught him well, more than his grandmother Nila had done.
Two years had passed and Rong Yan was eighteen years old, in the middle of an Agni Kai with his firebending master also known as, Sifu Takumi. Rong Yan soon took advantage of his teacher because he got distracted, and prevailed in the Agni Kai.
He meets a very old man within the Fire Nation Palace by the name of Monk Yong Ten who soon reveals that he will be his airbending trainer and his spiritual mentor. Nothing else is known thus far.
After the day as he arrived at the Southern Air Temple, Rong Yan had an audience with the Council of Elders. They told him that his training began tomorrow in the 37 levels of airbending.
Starting his training, there was an exercise known as the airbending gates. Where the master or the pupil would blast air at the gates, while they spin at a moderate speed, the pupil will at a moment's notice will twist and turn in the opposite direction of the spinning gates to get to the other side.
Rong Yan then had to meditate. He let his spirit flow in the air freely, and that what allowed him to bend air for the first time in his life. Shooting out a puff of air then a swish of air afterwards. Progressing through the sixth to the fifteenth levels of airbending, it seemed as if the art of airbending was coming natural to the Avatar. Avatar Rong Yan, had finally recognized the airbending lessons once again from his past lives and has excelled in the element really quickly.
By the end of Chapter 20, Avatar Rong Yan, is known to have mastered airbending. Geetsan mentions that if Rong Yan defeats General Senlin as the final test he will be considered a master airbender.
Rong Yan, at the beginning of chapter 19, begins to learn how to soundbend. Aloi his soundbending teacher will teach him soundbending of all that she knows. But in the world there is only three masters of soundbending.
During Rong Yan's waterbending training throughout the chapters he will learn soundbending as well.
Avatar State Edit
Although he was only seen very briefly, it is evident that Avatar Rong Yan had complete control of the Avatar State, able to enter and exit it at will. He was seen controlling a number of small volcanoes with the use of his abilities.
- Yangchen (immediate successor)
- Ku Tei (Predecessor)
- All other Avatars (past lives and future lives)
- Keani (Aunt)
- Loli (Aunt)
- Ming (Mother)
- Kahn (Father)
- Nila (Grandmother)
Avatar: The Legacy of Rong Yan Edit
Book One: Air (气) Edit
- Chapter 1: New Beginnings; Chapter 2: The Identity of the Avatar
- Chapter 3: Rong Yan's Master
- Chapter 4: The Fire Lord
- Chapter 5: Wisdom from the Past
- Chapter 6: Hi Sho Part 1: The Village
- Chapter 7: Hi Sho Village Part 2: The Bandit King
- Chapter 8: The Bounty
- Chapter 11: The Kira-Bi
- Chapter 12: The Festival
- Chapter 14: Xi Tong Village
- Chapter 15: The Council
- Chapter 16: The Airbending Master
- Chapter 17: The Power of Sound
- Chapter 18: The Smell of War
- Chapter 19: Invasion of the Southern Air Temple Part 1: The Courier
- Chapter 20: Invasion of the Southern Air Temple Part 2: The Invasion
Book Two: Water Edit
Avatar: The Last Airbender Edit
Book Two: Earth (土) Edit
- 201. "The Avatar State" (vision, no lines)
Book Three: Fire (火) Edit
- 321. "Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang" (vision, no lines)
The Legend of Korra Edit
Book One: Air (气) Edit
- 112. "Endgame" (vision, no lines)
677 BSC - 569 BSC (BSC)
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- "Rong Yan" is Chinese for "volcano".
- 201. "The Avatar State" (vision, no lines), he seen bending four or five volcanoes, hence where his name comes from.
- Bryke originally drew the adult version of this character, and the brief history in his appearances in Aang's and Korra's life, I take no credit for that, all credit goes to them. I just created the name, some history of my own, the younger versions of him, and the old version of him. All other characters are creation of imagination.
- ↑ "The Avatar State". Aaron Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch Ehasz, Tim Hedrick, John O'Bryan (writers) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. March 17, 2006. No. 1, Book Two: Earth
- ↑ "Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. July 19, 2008. No. 21, Book Three: Fire
- ↑ "Endgame". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. June 23, 2012. No. 12, Book One: Air
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