Here we meet Yongten, Nima’s guardian and mentor at the Northern Air Temple. he’s raised Nima since he was very young and they have an unbreakable bond. This was an especially cool scene to draw, since we see some of the inner sanctum chambers in the temple. Nima is shown here with older classmates where he kind of ‘leads the pack’ – a stark contrast to his experiences with actual airbending training.

Fun fact! We designed the characters so that the older tiers of students wear gold capelets – many of the students shown here are close the the age of 16, an age which signifies adulthood in this era.