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Air Nomad Genocide
The Runaway
"I can't help but think of a time when everything was so much brighter... "
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Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Runaway is an ongoing fan fiction story written by ChromeXW. The story tells a tale of an Air Nomad on the run two years after the Air Nomad Genocide and during the early stages of the War. The story follows him as he escapes the grasps of the Fire Nation and evades the bounty hunters and soldiers wanting to kill him. He believes himself to be one of the, if not the last Air Nomads and so does everyone else, and because of that he is commonly mistaken for the Avatar which makes his life so much harder during the time of war. Trying to find peace with both himself and the current events, he goes into exile attempting to escape the war that has wiped out his people. As a war devastates the planet, the Avatar is nowhere to be found and it seems that all hope is lost.


The story begins two years after the Air Nomad massacre and start of the War. Approximately 98 years before the Avatar is released out of his iceberg, the world is in a state of fear, the balance of both the Spirit World and the human world is destroyed and everyone has lost hope that the Avatar can save the day once more. The nations begin a war, which unknown to them at the time will last a century and destroy the world they know today.


The Runaway Chapter List

Book 1: The Fugitive


  • Monk Myaku- The young survivor of the Air Nomad massacre. Having lost everything, he is now on the run from the Fire Nation and various bounty hunters as he tries to find a place for himself in this world. Desperately attempting to escape his dark past, he is trust into events that are beyond his control and has to find a way to survive in the war-torn world. He is highly sceptical and has long since abandoned the company of others.
  • Taizo- a young rouge deserter from the Fire Nation military. Though he is a nonbender himself, he is heavily skilled in hand-to-hand combat, melee weapons and has a high general knowledge of the Bending Arts, as well as the ability to be a skilled tactician when needed. He is very self-centered, egoistical and at times a pure idiot.
  • Fire Lord Sozin- The current ruler of the Fire Nation, Sozin is responsible for the recent war and the massacre of the Air Nomads. Though hated by almost anyone, he has managed to fool his own people into believing that this war will bring good to everyone. He has put up bounties on Air Nomads hoping to capture and kill the remaining ones as well as the Avatar.
  • Colonel Lang- a hate filled Fire Nation colonel who is hunting down Air Nomads and fighting in the front lines of the war. Smart, cold hearted and a powerful bender, Lang achieved such a high rank after theBattle of Han Tui. He is charactered for wearing black armor and a helmet with slits on the front, covering his face completely. He is feared by Earth Kingdom soldiers and his men alike.


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