The Southern Water Tribe is the southern faction of the Water Tribes, located at the South Pole. Although previously under the rule of the chief of the Northern Water Tribe, the South had local chieftains ruling their respective villages and towns, especially after ties between the Water Tribes broke down during the Hundred Year War. In 171 AG, as a consequence of the Water Tribe Civil War, the Southern Water Tribe became entirely independent with Tonraq as its overall chief.