Campaign of the Month: November 2011
Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order
CONQUEST OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER
Currently on hiatus. See my new active campaign:
Godlands, Rise of the Blood-Moon Kings
2,600 years before the time of Avatar Aang, the four nations we know do not yet exist. Instead there are waring Factions, all grasping for power and independence as the Bending Arts, increasing in number in the gene pool, are becoming the prominent culture, ruling class, and military power. The current avatar, Avatar Jaraiya, is a Firebender who stands with the Dragons of the White Lotus in creating a world where all cultures can grow and live independently. The Fellowship of the Imperial Order seeks instead to unite the world under one banner and one rule, theirs. The chaos and bloodshed is disrupting the delicate balance, and is weakening the veil of the spirit world. As the veil grows weaker good and evil spirits alike are able to gain more influence in the physical realm, some even being able to take up physical form, and the weaker the veil gets the easier it will be for stronger spirits to get through. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, with the help of those brave heroes that would follow him, can stop the ripping of the veil and restore balance to the world. This is the state of the world when our young heroes meet for the first time in the World Youth Combat Tournament, little did they know that they would soon be fighting for, and influencing, the fate of the world. For better or worse, remains to be seen…
Currently the campaign is on hold due to college, jobs, and other life concerns. However, we have the group members Aumanil, Fang Po Po, and Fow Bang Chow all here going to school in the same city of Corvallis OR and we intend to pick up their story in the very near future.
At the top of the Avatar banner four Chinese characters in classical form. They form a couplet that can be translated as:
- 降卋神通 – the divine medium who has descended upon the world (the Avatar).
The four inscriptions below the banner title refer to each element, and can be translated to:
- 水善 – Water is Benevolent
- 土強 – Earth is Strong
- 火烈 – Fire is Fierce
- 气和 – Air is Peaceful
I am the Dungeon Master of this campaign based on a combination of D&D 3.5(e) and the Avatar d20 system, which can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format here: Avatar d20 PDF. Here is the official website of the Avatar d20 system.
This Avatar d20 system and this D&D campaign, Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order, are based off of the Nickelodian television series, Avatar The Last Airbender which can be watched online at http://allnewepisodes.com/p150/Avatar-The-Last-Airbender/
Avatar The Last Airbender and all references to it are owned by Nickelodeon, a subsidiary of Viacom. All rights are recognised and no profit is being made by our activities.
Many of these ideas and images have been found using a standard Google search. We sincerely thank anyone and everyone whose ideas and art have contributed to this campaign. If you see any of your content on here and would like it taken down or to be given credit email me at email@example.com. We do not make any money from these concepts or our activities, and are using these ideas, pictures and so forth just for our own fun. Thank you. For more on this, see our Acknowledgments page below.
PLAYERS: keep your base character stats up to date on the Myth-Weavers account set up for this campaign. Save your character stats on it and i will be able to access it. (Or set up a link to your own stats on your character page.)
Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order Comments
Thanks so much for the support! Unfortunately we are not at the moment. We are a group of local players, and are currently on temporary hiatus because we just moved up to Oregon and are working on getting some money under us and getting school under control.
Are you possibly looking for any more players for this game? It sounds really cool and if you are looking for players my roommate and I would love to join!
Thanks so much for the support Stephen! I am very excited to read your logs with my group :) hope you guys have a blast!
On Star Trek Late Night the crew travels to the world created by TolsimirWolfblood to seek an ancient Temple of Light. Many thanks to TolsimirWolfblood for helping me with campaign thoughts and making this very cool crossover possible. And thanks to the players in this Avatar campaign for inspiring me so much that I wanted to do this.
To all who are waiting for some more Avatar, we have been on temporary hiatus as multiple members were out of the country on vacation for a couple months before our impending move to Oregon for school. Avatar should be up and running again in about a months time :) I will begin updates again soon, thank you for all your support!
Session 35 looked epic! Yetis, mercenaries, ice wurm, and a T-Rex, all attacking the heroes! Wow!
Thanks Twigs! yeah i mainly set it up that way to help out my players, some of whom had no idea how to navigate anything effectively so i just organized everything to be very accessible from there lol =]
Your “Story” section looks really good. It is also such a concise and comprehensive “Go to” section of information that brings out the CREATIVE LIBRARIAN in you.
I know I know, i slacked off super bad but im busting them out now! AHHH! haha :P i am actually rly excited last sesh they defeated the wolfbats which signifies the beginning of open sandbox that i have been prepping for so long for! Everyone is extremely excited, AND giving me lots of shit about the logs so they will be up soon!
Ok slacker… Episode 27 is the last one done, yet you have Episode 34 up… Get cracking!!
Hehe i knew you would like that one.
Thanks Stephen! It is quite the honor :) plus we get that shiny plaque to put on our page. Props on that Duskreign! Love it
Congrats on making Duskreign’s CotM!
A very well deserved honor for an awesome campaign.
Uninformed Hog Monkey!!! Priceless!!!
Thank you Duskreign, you have no idea how much that means to me really. Your Wyrmshadow campaigns have been some of my very biggest drives in making avatar a deep and compelling setting, and to get more involved in the OP community. Believe me when i say it is worth a great deal. It is very much as if i got the honor all over again! hahaha :) and it is quite the pick-me up after we were all a bit bummed at missing out on CotY. My sincerest thanks from all of us on team Avatar :D
I will display this honor proudly!
I chose Avatar as my January favorite CotM because I feel that it exemplifies everything I love about this shared hobby of ours, this community we inhabit, and this passion that drives so many of us to commit our visions into a shared, open-book format such as this. I have been inundated by real-life struggles, but I would be remiss not to give respect to TolsimirWolfblood and his terrific team. For whatever it is worth, I chose your campaign wiki in spite of the fact that you were ‘officially’ recognized only a few short months ago. I think that says something about how much I love this campaign.
A fan, as always,
USA USA USA!!!
LOL yeah that is where i ended session 26, it was pretty suspenseful. It ended up being a very exciting sesh. They are very lucky it was the Waterbender who passed the Will Save!
Looking forward to the completion of the locked in ice (session 27) log. Nice set up!!
Thanks Stephen! haha ok i am going to actively encourage this. Perhaps my group will be visited from outer space! LOL. Well this campaign has long plans so i don’t think you will be disappointed!
Keeps getting better. I love revisiting this site and hope you keep this campaign active for the long haul. I am even thinking of stealing a bit from you and placing this world as a primitive planet in the uncharted territories.
Hope you have a great new year!!!
Thanks wintermancer! it is pretty damn awesome!!!
Congrats on snagging campaign of the month, man! :)
Thanks Wolfhound! it is an honor :)
Most awesome! Congrats! Well deserved!
Thank you TM! im really excited about it lol :))
Congrats on getting the CotM!! It looks awesome.
Thanks Drakecoinus! im glad you like it
When you do get one going let me know id love to give you some feedback :)
This is a incredible campaign :)
I was able to touch just the tip of the Iceberg but be sure I will be back to read more.
I’ll also stop by Myth-Weavers and check you out there…
I can only hope my work comes close to this when its ready for table/vt play.
Job well done.
Thanks for the kind words! i very much do, and it makes me appreciate campaigns like your all the more ^^ i can’t wait to watch it progress keep up the awesome work!
Hi, thank you for commentating on my campaign, it is a labour of love as you would know. Your site is incredible and a big congratulations for receiving the Campign of the Month award.
Sites like yours inspire me to make mine better.
Never even knew they had rules for Avatar. I really enjoy the show. Your campaign is interesting. I like how you incorporate much of the show’s history in your game. Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much! always glad to hear from an Avatar fan :D haha im glad you enjoyed it! i try to make it very user friendly, and feel free to use anything you found interesting in your own stuff i take it is a high compliment lol :))
Your campaign site is incredible! Your setup allows visitors to easily navigate your site and enjoy its contents. I admit that I’ll have to borrow some of your ideas.
Keep up the great work. As a fan of Avatar, I’ll enjoy reading your updates.
thank you!! and thank you everyone else who has showed their support ^^
great campaign i love that show! =]
TolsimirWolfblood, thanks nice words on my Star Trek page.
Thanks so much for the kind comment Stephen! it has proved extremely fun gameplay :) hope u enjoy browsing! ill have to check your stuff out as well :D
Very nice setup and a great concept for a game setting. I look forward to seeing how this page grows and plan to delve deep into the story. Keep up the good work and have fun
and by the way GREAT backstory well done sir!!
hahaha, FANTASTIC!! im thinkin we will do yours this week as planned then do a couple of mine the next couple weeks if that works out, unless u got somin special planned for yours and want to do another one next week ;) let me know if u have any questions!!
TALIN STALKS HIS PREY. Just letting you know that my character’s all ready to go and I’ve gotten myself settled into the site. Looking forward to the next game. ^^
I FUCKING LOVE THIS GAME
this campaign is pretty awesome i must say. its always fun and creative =]
Thank you for the supportive comments! As a new member of Obsidian Portal may i say i am really excited about being part of the community. I’ll do my best to keep improving as the campaign progresses :) and if u now anyone who is a fan of the show point them this way! i highly appreciate any tips, suggestions, or comments!!
Wow TolsimirWolfblood, you sure have a well put together site here! I love all of the imagery and animations that you have incorporated throughout your wiki; it really sets the mood for your site. Also, as someone whose bran new to “The Last Airbender”, I’ve found your wiki to be really informative. I envy your players! Keep up the great work.
I’m very excited to see an Avatar the Last Airbender game here on OP! Also, I thank you VERY much for putting up the link to the Avatar d20 rules system. I have only so far been able to find rules for D&D 4.0 and I’ve learned pretty quickly that you can’t really convert 4.0 to 3.x so well because EVERY power and ability in 4th is directly related to combat using miniatures.
I haven’t been able to give your pages a thorough reading yet, but I’m looking forward to it!