Hello! This is my first forum interest check, so I hope you can bare with me!
I've been plotting and worldbuilding this universe and I would love to discuss with people/a person who enjoys collaborative lore building!
THE BASICS Avatar Korra has passed away, and the cycle of the avatar begins again. The climate of the world is tension filled. As technology updates, and makes lives easier, it also dilutes the connection to the Spirit World. Every year more land is cleared for development, and every year the number of benders born is less and less. Benders are not happy, but the non-benders who suffered at the hands of them would beg to differ. Bending battles in cities and towns have caused a countless amount of damage. It’s all televised. Everything is, including Avatar Bala’s first day of training. He is quick to be a fan favorite, until a group of anti-bender terrorists use the knowledge gained from watching to kidnap him. Their demand? To end the avatar cycle. To have the avatar close the Spirit Portals and level the playing field. To make everyone a non-bender. Unfortunately their kidnapping attempt didn’t go as planned and Avatar Bala is accidentally killed. He was too young and untrained to call upon the Avatar State to protect him. The mistake causes the group to lose face, and they quietly fade away. Only one man is ever charged for the crime. The Fire Nation, not willing to take that chance again, gather all the children born on that day, and keep them safe in secret till they can determine who the Avatar is. They keep the children, raising them together for years and weeding out those who obviously aren’t the Avatar. Eventually they are left with two. A set of twins, who compete in everything. When they discover which one of them is the avatar, she begins her official training in secret. Perfect timing, considering the state of the world. Every day disgruntled non-benders grow, and pool into a group with enough anger, polish, and vengeful motivation to take down anyone. Something else seems to be happening too. As spirits leave the Four Nations and return to their place of origin, the earth is slowly dying behind them.
POSSIBLE PLOT POINTS/IDEAS
The new Avatar navigating a modern world, seen as a relic and not given the respect she/he deserves An actress follows Team Avatar around in order to research for a role. A scientist discovers the genes that causes bending. Depending on the scientist they use it to attempt to "cure" bending, or to help benders.
These are just loose ideas. Nothing is set in stone and I welcome all ideas and improvements!
Here is a google doc with a timeline, more information, and some ideas I had for characters (character skeletons). If you're interested, contact me on discord! I'm in the server!