Earthbending emblem Earth Kingdom emblem
Earth Kingdom emblem By The Bos Part of the Avatar: Guardian continuity.
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Earth Kingdom



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Earth King Kuei, Aang, more...


Fire Nation, Long Feng, The Dai Li

Chronological and political information

Earth Kingdom Military

First appearance

The Dai Li Part 1 - The King's Return

Voiced by

Jim Meskimen

General How is the leader of the Council of Five and longtime veteran of the war with the Fire Nation. How is essentially the supreme officer of the Earth Kingdom military and the primary military adviser to the Earth King. Although his primary duty is to protect and guard the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, he is also involved with the Earth Kingdom's war effort outside the wall. He provides resources, troops, and intelligence to the Generals located in other bases throughout the Earth Kingdom. A man of honor and courage, General How is proud to serve his kingdom in their ongoing war against the Fire Nation. General How, and the rest of the Council of Five, are completely loyal to the Earth King. Due to his skills and high rank/duties in the military it can be suggested he is an Earthbending Master.


Capturing How

How captured by the Dai Li

Introduced after Long Feng's capture, he and his men searched Long Feng's office, retrieving several documents including a military report revealing the location of the Southern Water Tribe forces, the scroll from the Guru Pathik, and a letter said to be from Toph's mother. How and the other Council members were making preparations for the invasion of the Fire Nation during the Solar Eclipse when Azula and the Dai Li captured them as part of their coup in "The Crossroads of Destiny".

The War ended in an Earth Kingdom victory when the Order of the White Lotus liberated Ba Sing Se. General How was freed afterwards, taking temporary control of the city and directing the military's efforts to locating the Earth King. Adding to his problems, he Dai Li began attacking several towns around the Earth Kingdom. Knowing that he had limited authority, he managed to contact Team Avatar, asking them to find the Earth King. When the Team returns with him, How welcomes him back and returns full power.

When How realizes that the Dai Li are attacking, he explains the situation to Kuei. Sokka explains that the Dai Li are better than his soldiers, and everyone on Team Avatar volunteers to keep Ba Sing Se safe. How is seen later, trying to keep villages in the South-Western Earth Kingdom safe from an organization revealed to the Phoenix Warriors. He has given orders to send troops to the area to keep the peace, though Team Avatar leaves before the troops.

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