Thomas Braga-Henebry

Geographer, wannabe writer

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Avatar Iko project

Act I:

Hook:

Iko escapes from the State Academy and is making his way to the White Lotus tea house.

  • Iko is wakes up in a dingy alley on a wet morning, scared and alone.
  • Iko doesn’t know how to interact with people on the street.
  • Iko finds the (thing) Moji gave him before they separated.

Backstory:

Iko remembers his time in school,  how kind his teacher Moji was to him, and how she sacrificed herself to save him.

  • Iko’s past before school is murky, unclear.
  • Moji offers consolation when he is dejected and homesick.
  • Moji and Iko bond over their shared need for each other.
  • Moji reminds Iko many times that he is not just another boy, but he is special, and he will know what to do when the time comes.
  • Iko snaps out of his trance, follows the directions Moji gave him to the tea house.

Trigger:

Iko reaches the tea house, but the authorities followed him and raid the shop.

  • Iko meets Aira, who blows him off as a beggar until she sees the (thing).
  • Aira closes the shop, brings Iko into the secret chamber under the shop where Mataro is.
  • Mataro harshly interrogates Iko about Moji, who they all think is dead.
  • The authorities raid the tea house, Mataro tells Aira to get Iko out of the city.
  • In the final chase, Iko must use his powers to escape.

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