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The Royal Fire Academy for Girls, also simply called the Royal Fire Academy, Fire Academy, Royal Academy,[1] and the academy,[2] is an upper-class educational institution located in the Fire Nation. The school is renowned and elite, as enrollment is exclusive to the daughters of Fire Nation nobility.[3]

History

At some point before 296 BG, the position of headmistress at the Royal Fire Academy was taken by Hei-Ran,[1] who killed her cousin, one of the other candidates for the position, in an Agni Kai.[4] During her time at the academy, Hei-Ran became infamous for holding the record for the most number of "accidental" kills during Agni Kai.[4] Years later, the school was attended by her daughter, Rangi,[4] and Koulin, a noblewoman from the Saowon clan. The two girls, who were in the same academic year, developed a rivalry, and the latter started to spread vicious rumors about the former's mother.[5] Rangi's time at the academy was marred by her mother's bad reputation and the rumors surrounding her.[4][5]

Three centuries later, Princess Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee attended the school as children, where they became good friends.[6]

Curriculum

Like other schools in the Fire Nation, the Royal Fire Academy for Girls had a strict schedule, and it was rare for classes to be canceled. One of the few such occasions was the ceremonial festival held after the identity of the Fire Avatar was revealed.[7]

The academy works in tandem with the Fire Army[8] and includes an officer's school.[5] As part of military-related classes, students study Fire Nation history, undergo survival training and forage for food in the wild.[2] The timetable also includes studying weaponry and the blueprints of different building structures across the four nations, so as to identify potential weak points that could be exploited in a combat situation.[9]

Known headmistresses

Known attendees

Trivia

  • The door sign of the Royal Fire Academy for Girls bears a slogan, according to which preparedness carries the day.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Three, "The Boy From Makapu". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Sixteen, "The Agreement". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  3. Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (April 7, 2006). "Return to Omashu". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 3. Nickelodeon.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Seven, "The Iceberg". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Chapter Twelve, "The Fire Sage". The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  6. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com. Encyclopedia now broken, archived at The Lost Lore of Avatar Aang - Character: Ty Lee.
  7. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Twelve, "The Decision". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  8. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Two, "Nine Years Later". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  9. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). Chapter Twenty-Three, "Questions and Meditations". The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.

See also

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