Avatar: The Last Airbender - General Iroh and son Lu Ten
- Burned in the wood
- Size: 46 x 41 cm (18,1’ x 16,1’)
Wood: 120 years old basswod (the tree was sick, I could save only few pieces) wood thickness = 3cm
Ready to be hang (no frame, this thick old wood looks great without frame)
About Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in a world where human civilization consists of four nations, named after the four classical elements: the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. In each nation certain people, known as "benders" (waterbenders, earthbenders, firebenders and airbenders), have the ability to telekinetically manipulate and control their nation's element using martial arts. The Avatar is the only person with the ability to bend all four elements.
Prior to the events in The Last Airbender, Iroh was the firstborn son of Fire Lord Azulon, but Azulon was succeeded by his second son, Ozai, following Iroh's retreat from public affairs, after his son Lu Ten died in the siege of the Earth Kingdom's capital Ba Sing Se, which has held against numerous successive Fire Nation efforts at capture during the duration of the Hundred Years War. Iroh had a vision early in life that he would be the one to capture the city, but the death of his only son breaks his desire to continue in the effort; having always been driven more by a sense of duty than personal ambition, Iroh abandons the siege.
Ozai, the far more opportunistic and ambitious of the brothers, attempts to convince their father that, owing to Iroh's shameful defeat, decreased standing in the nation, and lack of heirs, Ozai ought to be made heir to the leadership of the Fire Nation. However, Azulon is incensed at this lack of respect for Iroh's position and his loss and orders Ozai to kill his own son, Prince Zuko, as an act of atonement. Instead, Ozai conspires with his wife, Princess Ursa, to assassinate Azulon and seize the leadership while Iroh is in mourning and disinterested in state affairs; with the life of her son on the line, Ursa does not feel she can refuse and assists Ozai in a successful poisoning of Azulon. Ozai ascends to the position of Fire Lord: although the events immediately following Azulon's secret murder are never depicted in flashbacks, it seems that his death was explained as the result of natural causes and that the still-mourning Iroh had no interest in challenging his brother for control of the nation, instead acquiescing to Ozai's investiture as Fire Lord and entering a permanent semi-retirement from state affairs.
Iroh was believed to have killed off the last of the world's dragons, earning him the title "Dragon of the West"; but in actuality he was secretly the pupil of the last two dragons, and thus learned from them to drive his Firebending powers from vitality rather than from rage as most of his contemporary firebenders did; Iroh lied about killing the last of the dragons to bring an end to the Fire Nation tradition of dragon hunts. He was a high-ranking member of the international secret society known as the Order of the White Lotus.