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The Tales of Ba Sing Se by ShamanEileen The Tales of Ba Sing Se by ShamanEileen
So uh... this is an idea that popped up in my mind when I took a test about what kind of bender I'd be xD So I turned out to be an airbender and I decided to design an alter ego. Lately, that alter ego changed and turned into a more independend chara, so I couldn't help myself designing a few more peopleand... this is the result.


I was looking for a title for these guys' stories, and while I was watching Avatar's episode named "The Tales of Ba Sing Se", I knew I'd take the same name. Since it's an ep that mainly doesn't have any importance related to the plot (like a filler ep), and narrates little, individual stories of many characters in that city... I thought it'd be the perfect title for these characters' stuff.

The story takes place in Ba Sing Se, during the First/Second Book of ATLA, I guess.

The characters are the following (from left to right):
:bulletred:Jae-Hwa, a non-bender warrior from the Earth Kingdom who has a strong temper and, as you can see, has gone through a lot of blades incidents before she reached a better technique. Even though she's probably the bravest of the team when it comes to fight... she freaks out when she has to deal with kids and babies. Ref sheet:

:bulletgreen:Keoni, Jae-Hwa's brother, an earthbender and hell of a narcissist. He loves himself more than anyone and describes himself as fabulous. And, actually, his earthbending skills are awesome, which makes him even more hateful. He wouldn't be able to do anything else by himself though. Loves to be surrounded by girls, even if he considers none of them to be worthy of his own beauty. Reference sheet:

:bulletblue:Najuq, a refugee kid from the Water Tribe who barely speaks and has lost his family (the reasons, though, are unknown). Reference sheet:

:bulletorange:Sangmu is an airbender. When I found this [link] I thought that, actually, Aang being the last Airbender was a very relative; all the monks of the Air Temples had been exterminated, but I bet there were at least a few other airbenders out of it. So yeah, she obviously has no tattoos because she's never been in any Air Temple, and she hasn't even known any monk, basically because they all died 100 years ago xD Her bending skills are a bit crazy, since she's never had any master to be taught, and mainly doesn't use them, because it would bring her troubles. She was probably a bastard child whose mother raised in the Earth Kingdom until she lost her in one of their escapes. War is war. Reference Sheet:

:bulletyellow:Benjiro is a non-bender warrior who's always lived in the countryside, but war has brought him to Ba Sing Se, as the rest of them. He could look like a very goofy person, and also unattractive... but, for some reason, he gets the girls he wants: his talking skills, his strenght and his big (but clever) heart find a way easily (this pisses Keoni off). Ref sheet:


Aaaaaaaand that's it. I'm thinking of a Fire Nation character, but well, we'll see. These are just silly ideas anyway xD

EDIT: Finally a firebender!


A:TLA (C) Nickelodeon
Art (C) *ShamanEileen
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:iconwolfsoul36:
Wolfsoul36 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
do you take requests?
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, I only take commissions.
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Wolfsoul36 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Okai 
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Inspector-Milkshake Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG THIS IS SO COOL! I love your style! 
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why thank you so much! :love:
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Inspector-Milkshake Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
You're very welcome!
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AvatarThoryn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very well done! how/ with which softwares did you do draw and lightened it? Sorry if it's already written in the description.. I'm not fan of long texts... :P
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
I used Photoshop CS5.
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DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will this ever be a comic OwO?
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure, maybe just a few strips xD
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DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0w0
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Smoludozerka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look really likeable and full of life :) I like how there are two non-benders since they often seem to be underestimated.
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :heart: Non-benders need more love, they're always so underestimated, indeed, when they can be really cool too!
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ScammaJama Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wha application do you use to make this? 😓 please say 😓 all i have is a pencil + paper 😔 it's pittiful... LOVE IT!!!!!!
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks! ^^ I used Photoshop C:
Come on, pencil + paper can be really awesome!
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CranberryZee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Najuq is adorable <3 He reminds me of the kids from Despicable Me
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
Despicable me? o.o
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CranberryZee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
[link] <-- It's a film. Pixar, maybe? He looks sorta like the smallest girl.
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!!! xD I have to watch that movie, a friend of mine told me it was lovely xD
Must be the big eyes and the puffy cheeks right? xD
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neko1036chan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
This is very cool! :D I really like all the details about the characters and everything. :)
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks! ^^ That makes me so happy :love:
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neko1036chan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
YAY!...random: since I just noticed this cuz I'm a space-cadet, is your name Eileen? (It's in your username so I'm just assuming XP)
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nope! My name is Nuria ^^ the username is... old xD
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neko1036chan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Poop...well that's cool, mine is too XD hahaha. Your name is cute and unique :D
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
w thanks xD
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StoryOfAGirlGoneBi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the xD just perfect.
can i get a link to the quiz?
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comments! ^^ And the +watch. I'm really glad you enjoy them :)
Here's the quiz! [link]
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StoryOfAGirlGoneBi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^^
heres what i got
Air Bender
20% Fire, 30% Earth, 35% Water and 45% Air!
and i wanted to be earth XD
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's such a mixture! xDDDD
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StoryOfAGirlGoneBi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes yes it is but i could kick but give me a stick or something my neighbor taught me to be able to sword fight and he is 13 or 14 and i am 16 XD so sad but funny.

go avatar!!!
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StoryOfAGirlGoneBi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think this is a very interesting idea
i have been thinking of this kinda but more to where if my friends and i were in this universe what would we be XD
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KloKloShoo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
WHOA CREEPY. I JUST MET THIS GIRL LAST NIGHT NAMED KEONI :o
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously?? xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD A girl? Well it's an unisex name actually ^^
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KloKloShoo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Yeah.. :D This is awesome btw :D
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aah thanks!! x)
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PhantomDawn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Took a long Bender-personality test onlne, and I got waterbender 99.9 percent (yay)
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woah, that's a lot of percentage xDDD
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PhantomDawn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Omg!! These are the best fanmade Avatar-characters I've ever seen adn read about! They're all so unique and original!
I love it! Are you going to write soties of them as well?
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PFFFFFFFFFF thank you so much!!! ;A; That seriously means a lot :love:
Oh yup; well, not writing, but I intend to draw some stuff about them, silly comic pages and so on~
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PhantomDawn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I REALLY look forward of reading and watching them!! *Deviantwatch* :D:D
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww thank you so much!!! :iconcryforeverplz:
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Lost-in-Legends Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grah!! Najuq is the most adorable thing ever! ;//w//;

These are all amazing character designs! o3o Gah~ I love em! ;w;
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDDD everybody likes Najuq xD I'm glad you like them! :heart:
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Lost-in-Legends Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah~ he's soooo adorable~ ;//w//;
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ZephyrLightningheart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
these r awesome! there needs to be a fire nation gal, balance the dudes. there's always some balance between the people.

i have to say that malu chick story is so sad. V_V

lil najuq! *cough*sokka's son*cough cough**from da future* jk. I have to catch up on korra. the last i saw was when tarlock BLOOD BENDS!!
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I haven't even started watching Korra yet xDDDDDDDDDDDD
And yeah, I was actually thinking of a fire nation girl, but I wasn't thinking of the balance xD Maybe she'll be a boy after all xDDDDDDDDDD

And Najuq... yeah well, all the water tribe people look just the same xDDDDDDDDD
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ZephyrLightningheart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
^^ its so good. especiallly the the last two eps.

yea i know. they are all one big happy family. there was a woman in the show and my cuz burts out Kotara!! im all no! they all just look the same cuz they r water benders.
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Water-Earth-Fire-Air Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Eeee, these are awesome! :heart: I love Avatar OCs, and these look great! Najuq is adorable. :love:
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ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh thanks!! :love: I'm glad you liked them ^^ Najuq... yeah xD He's so huggable xD
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Xros-Hero Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Really nice.
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