Hayoda is a strapping, outgoing young man with a flair for the dramatic. The older child of Sokka and Suki, he was raised on stories of his parents’ heroic exploits during the war; this, together with his thrill-seeking nature, fostered an insatiable thirst for adventure. Thanks to his upbringing, Hayoda is an extremely fit and athletic teenager, more than capable of handling himself in a fight despite a lack of bending abilities. This is a good thing for him, since his ability to get in trouble has only become more powerful as he grows older. Although he has accompanied his mother and father around the world on many visits to their old friends, he still feels that his life has been dull and unremarkable compared to the amazing experiences they’d already had before they were his age. Determined to make his mark on the world before it’s too late, Hayoda gathered his friends and set off in search of fame and adventure.
Irah is a very pleasant and easygoing girl, well-spoken and personable. The only child of Fire Lord Zuko and his wife Mai, she is the Crown Princess of the Fire Nation, though like many other princesses before her, she sometimes chafes at the restrictions that accompany her station. Thanks to her parents and tutors, and her own creative passions, she is a particularly skilled artist, musician, and Firebender. Irah is sensible, calm, and collected, but because she has lived a very orderly (though not unpleasant) life, Irah has become bored over time. So when her childhood friend Hayoda gives her the opportunity to sail around the world aimlessly, she jumps at the chance to have a little chaos in her life. For once in her life, she’s decided not to think things through, and she’s loving it.
Yi Lin is the older child of Avatar Aang and his wife Katara. She takes after her father, sharing both his talent at Airbending and his friendly, carefree demeanor. Yi Lin is happy to just see new sights, make new friends, and have as much fun as she can. Having spent much of her childhood traveling, she is at home wherever she rests her head. Although she enthusiastically embraces causes that she considers noble, her short attention span prevents her from becoming deeply involved in any of her interests. The one exception is her undoubtedly unhealthy obsession with speculating on the love lives of anyone and everyone she meets. She has even begun keeping a secret journal (disguised as a shipping log) in which she records “proof” of her theories, the connections only she can see; the largest sections are devoted to Ty Lee and Azula, and Toph and Captain Tom-Tom. Hearing of Hayoda’s call to adventure through her brother, Tseng, and her best friend, Princess Irah, she eagerly joined them on their escapades.
Tseng may be the younger of Katara and Aang’s children, but his practicality and levelheadedness give him a sense of maturity and responsibility beyond his years. He dutifully practices waterbending every day, and tries his best to keep his older sister Yi Lin out of trouble. Frequently irritated by Hayoda and Yi Lin’s antics (and the fact that they ignore his advice because he’s younger), he nevertheless has always stuck with them, claiming that they wouldn’t last long without someone with common sense to watch over them, mediate their arguments and take care of unglamorous necessities like food, water, and navigation. To him, this latest adventure is just the latest in a long parade of childhood adventures that he’s felt compelled to “chaperone.” He dearly hopes that it won’t provide too many opportunities to use the healing arts taught to him by his mother.
Yue is a shy, retiring girl, the younger of Sokka and Suki’s two children and the youngest of the group. Quiet and rather timid, Yue often feels inadequate, embarrassed by her clumsiness, the fact that she needs glasses to see clearly, and especially that her Earthbending skills have always been mediocre at best. She loves nature, as both a methodical and observant botanist, and a warm-hearted young girl with a weakness for cute animals of all kinds. She can’t seem to help finding new furry friends to follow her, such as her pet ocelot-raven cub Jiyi and the pangolin-otter Po that pulls the kids’ boat. Yue greatly admires her big brother Hayoda, and wishes she could be as amazing as he is. She ran away from home with him out of a desire to prove that she can do exciting and adventurous things just like him.