PrinceZuko visited the plains village during his travels in the Earth Kingdom, where he quickly made enemies with Gow and his gang. He befriended Lee while there, and he and his family gave him a place to stay for the night. When Gow began to harass Lee's family, Zuko came to their defense. The corrupt soldier later kidnapped Lee, wishing to force him into the army, which prompted Zuko to face him in order to protect his young friend. During the fight, Zuko revealed that he was the banished prince of the Fire Nation when he used firebending to attack Gow, which in turn caused Lee and the whole village to shun him, leaving Zuko alone once again.
The plains village is located in the arid grasslands of the southern Earth Kingdom, to the west of the Si Wong Desert. It is not a particularly ideal place to live in and is home to several suspicious characters, including Gow, who, along with his gang of thugs, pass off as Earth Kingdom soldiers in order to force the citizens to yield to their will. They often forcefully enlist unwilling citizens into the Earth Kingdom Army and steal food and money from those they consider weak. The town is often forced to live in fear of this band. The citizens of the village seem to harbor a severe hatred for the Fire Nation, and several of its citizens, including Sensu, were fighting in the Hundred Year War at the time of Zuko's visit.
The Lee Family Pig Farm is located outside of this village and was where a young boy named Lee lived with his parents.