|Southern Water Tribe compound|
Prior to his death, Aang left the task of keeping his next incarnation safe to the Order of the White Lotus. After the Order discovered the next Avatar, Korra, the members established the compound in order to train Korra under their guidance and protection.
Sometime after mastering both waterbending and earthbending, Korra's firebending test was conducted within the campgrounds. The young Avatar demonstrated raw power and strength during her test against three other firebenders, eventually defeating all of them with relative ease. The members of the Order who oversaw Korra's test were reluctant to pass her; the leader in particular believed that she lacked restraint. They consulted Katara, her waterbending mentor, who believed that Korra was ready to begin her airbending training.
Tenzin and his family arrived at the compound shortly afterward. He informed Korra that he was unable to move to the South Pole to oversee her airbending training due to his commitments in Republic City as a member of the United Republic Council. As compromise, Korra suggested she move to Republic City to begin her training at Air Temple Island instead. The White Lotus leader was quick to disagree, stating that Republic City was far too dangerous for a young Avatar. Despite the disapproval of her guardians, Korra escaped the compound at night on her polar bear dog, Naga, and stowed away on a vessel headed to the metropolis. After Korra's departure, the compound remained an outpost for the Order.
After saving Republic City from Amon, Korra and her friends traveled to the Southern Water Tribe compound, where they hoped Katara would be able to heal the Avatar of her bending block inflicted upon her by the Equalist leader's advanced bloodbending. After an unsuccessful attempt to restore Korra's ability to waterbend, earthbend, and firebend, the Avatar ran away from the compound with Naga.
Layout and description Edit
The compound is an isolated encampment secured by thick ice walls and a large gate. The enclosure features several watchtowers, large buildings for shelter, an obstacle course, and sub-level pens lined with hay for animals such as Naga.
A large raised platform of ice is located in the center of the camp which can be used for combat practice, being the same arena where Korra's firebending test was conducted. A wooden pavilion overlooks the large platform, giving a complete view of events below; it was from here that the members of the Order of the White Lotus monitored Korra's progress during her test. Sentries from the White Lotus also man the watchtowers and clear any individual wishing to enter or exit the encampment.
The architecture in Korra's camp ranges from traditional water-based structures such as igloos to buildings with a stone foundation. Wooden pavilions and metal tanks are also present within the enclosure. The encampment reflects Water Tribe culture as several totem poles can be seen within the camp, while animal pelts line the walls of the buildings' interiors. A large lion turtle design and ornate patterns adorn the outer gates, a reference to the Order of the White Lotus.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Welcome to Republic City". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. April 14, 2012. No. 1, Book One: Air
- ↑ "Endgame". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. June 23, 2012. No. 12, Book One: Air