The Great DivideEdit
The Great Divide, located in the rocky regions of the central Earth Kingdom, is the largest canyon on the planet. In some cases, such as those of the Zhang and Gan Jin tribes, the divide served as a link between refugee towns and the Earth Kingdom capital city of Ba Sing Se.
Crossing the Great Divide takes approximately a full day with the presence of an expert guide. Although having a typically arid climate, the canyon is home to various insects and omnivorous arachnoid creatures, the most notorious being the canyon crawlers. These creatures possess a superior sense of smell and will attack passersby if they are carrying food. The single way down the canyon is by a narrow path along the sheer cliff wall. The canyon itself is wrought with missing sections of wall and spontaneous avalanches. Therefore, the aid of an earthbending guide, who is familiar with the secrets of the canyon and able to reconstruct or deconstruct sections of the trail, is necessary when crossing this massive gorge. The canyon guide also makes the habit of destroying paths after crossing to deter possible thieves should they attempt to cross the canyon.