- This article is about the mail system of Omashu. For other uses, see Omashu (disambiguation).
The Omashu delivery system is a complex system of chutes that are used to transport mail and packages throughout the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu. The system consists of a series of slides and chutes through which various parcels travel in order to arrive at a certain destination. It is powered by earthbending and gravity; earthbending sends the packages up the slides, while gravity moves them down. The slides are rigged with a wide variety of loading docks, which also operate through earthbending.
A younger Bumi and Aang used this system for what Bumi referred to as "the world's greatest super slide", by placing themselves in a cart at the top of a steep incline, which gave the cart a huge amount of speed and provided a great thrill to the riders. In 99 ASC, Aang took Katara and Sokka to Omashu, where he urged them to ride the chutes. After almost being impaled by a rack of spears, Aang managed to get off the chute with them still in their cart, sliding through a building, down rooftops, and destroying them along the way. Their cart went too fast and ended up crashing into the cabbage merchant's cabbage stand, which got them arrested. Later, after completing all the challenges that Bumi assigned to Aang, the two slid down the delivery system to remind them of the good old times.
After Omashu was conquered by the Fire Nation, they began covering the chutes with metal to prevent earthbenders from bending the chutes. Eventually, Aang came into the city looking for Bumi, but to his surprise, discovered his old friend has been imprisoned. He then fought with Princess Azula as she tried to chase the two friends during their escape down the delivery chutes. However, Azula failed to capture them, as Bumi's used his earthbending to save himself and Aang.
- The goods transported via the system are varied, and not packaged in any way, as seen when Tom-Tom and Momo landed in an open cart full of berries.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "The King of Omashu". John O'Bryan (writer) & Anthony Lioi (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. March 18, 2005. No. 5, Book One: Water
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Return to Omashu". Elizabeth Welch Ehasz (writer) & Ethan Spaulding (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. April 7, 2006. No. 3, Book Two: Earth