It was important to us to show the airbender culture as the peaceful society it was, especially amongst the children. We see a little bit of everyday life – paying respects to the great monks of the past, the prayer wheels, playing fun games like airball, and of course – pai sho!
None of them knew what would happen, nor would they have ever suspected. Living up in the mountains isolated from the other nations for a good majority of their existence, they never bore witness to some of the changes that were beginning to take place in the political world. Nima, a bit older when writing his reflections, makes commentary on this.