The war with the Fire Nation had now been over for almost a whole year. The world was healing from the vicious battle scars. Ties between peoples were strengthening. Friends were being made everywhere between nations. Fire Lord Zuko had made amends for his misdeeds, and then some, earning the respect of many throughout the world. Some peoples however learned nothing of the outside world.
The Swamp Water Tribe of the southern part of the Earth Kingdom was fairly isolated, and even with some of its members returned from the war, it knew little of what was happening currently. That was one reason why Katara of the Southern Water Tribe was traveling there now. She also wanted to visit the friendly swamp dwellers and learn some of their unique form of waterbending. Being a veteran master waterbender and having fended off many foes, Katara didn't feel it necessary to bring any company. Aang was travelling far and wide, enjoying his freedom. Sokka was spending more and more time with his crus