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The Coalition, or Kongeda (Trigedasleng), is an alliance of all twelve Grounder clans who reside in the Tondc-Mount Weather area and the Eastern United States, formed by Commander Lexa to fight against Mount Weather.

Since the Grounders don't use last names, their clan name is used instead. [1] Clan names appear to be geographically derived.[2] Every village within a clan has a leader who has earned his or her place at the top through acts of strength and ferocity and through mentor-ship from previous leaders (as in the case of Indra, the Chief of Tondc). [3] Every clan also has a leader who follows the Commander.[4] The clans choose their leaders differently, but most are chosen after the old leader has died.[5] Lexa mentions in "Survival of the Fittest" that her spirit would find a new Commander after she dies.[6]

History Edit

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Lexa, first Commander of the Coalition in her throne room

Commander Lexa, played an important role in uniting the 12 Grounder Clans and forming the Coalition and became the first Commander of the 12 Clans. In "Remember Me", while discussing with Lexa the alliance with the Sky People, it is mentioned that she is the reason all twelve clans united to fight against Mount Weather and without her, the Coalition would fail. The Ice Nation was long considered the biggest threat to the alliance of the twelve clans.

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Ambassadors of the 13 clans

After the destruction of Mount Weather, the Coalition was shown to be highly unstable, the clan ambassadors believing Lexa to be weak and unfit to rule. Aware she was losing control, Lexa killed an ambassador who questioned her. Subsequently the Coalition attempted to remove Lexa from power with a unanimous vote by all council members, which she circumvented by convincing the Sky People to join the Coalition. Convincing the Sky People she was their only hope for survival despite her actions towards them during and after Mount Weather, Lexa secured their vote in the council. The Coalition was unable to proceed with her removal. Former Chancellor Marcus Kane received the Coalition brand on his forearm under Chancellor Abby Griffin.

The next day, the newly elected Chancellor, Charles Pike, rejected their joining of the Coalition. He, along with a small group including Bellamy Blake and Hannah Green, killed the army Lexa had sent to Arkadia to prevent Azgeda from disobeying her and destroying the new clan, and with them her Coalition.

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Nia challange Lexa

During Season 3, Queen Nia of Azgeda challenged Lexa's position as the Coalition Commander and selected her son Roan to fight her in a Trial by Combat. Lexa won the trial, but instead of killing Roan killed Queen Nia as she watched the fight. Lexa then declared Roan King of Azgeda. The fracturing of the Coalition continued, Lexa struggling to maintain her power.

Lexa was accidentally killed by Titus, her adviser and spiritual leader of the grounders, and was succeeded by Ontari of Azgeda who had slaughtered the Nightblood children Lexa was training to fight for the title. Ontari was then killed by A.L.I.E.

After A.L.I.E. was terminated, Azgeda takes over the rule of the Coalition. King Roan reinstated Skaikru as the thirteen clan and declared, "An attack against Skaikru is an attack against us all."

Clans Edit

The thirteen clans of the Coalition are:

Trikru Edit

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Main article: Trikru

The Woods Clan, also known as People of the Woods, Trigedakru, Trikru, or Tree People, are a group of Grounders who inhabit the expanse of Virginia's woodlands. Their borders also extend to the ruins of what once was Washington, DC and near the ruins of the Lincoln Memorial. In Remember Me, it is revealed that Lincoln's village is named Tondc, probably due to a damaged sign nearby that reads "Washington DC 10 Miles."

Lexa, the former Commander of the 12 Clans, was from the Woods Clan.[7]

Azgeda Edit

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Main article: Azgeda

The Ice Nation, also known as Azgeda, is a clan ruled by King Roan (formerly Queen Nia). This clan is currently allied with the Woods Clan, but they were previously at war.

This is the clan who captured Lexa's girlfriend, Costia, thinking she had information about the Commander. They tortured, killed, and decapitated her. Lexa, however, forced them into the Coalition to help fight Mount Weather and the Mountain Men.

Ontari, the pretender to the Commander's throne, was from the Ice Nation.

Floukru Edit

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Main article: Floukru

The Boat People, also known as Floudon Kru or Floukru,[8] is a clan ruled by Luna.[9] This clan is allied with the Woods Clan and, according to Lincoln in "I Am Become Death," they live "east to the sea, then across it." Lincoln met Luna on his travels.[10]

This is the clan where Lincoln was going to take Octavia to in order to keep out of the conflict between the 100 and Grounders. After he rescued Octavia from the battle, they were on their way there in the Season Two premiere but never made it. In "Wanheda (Part 1)," it is alluded that once the Commander placed the kill order on Lincoln's head, Luna was no longer able to take them in.

Sankru Edit

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The Desert Clan, also known as Sankru or Sangedakru, is where Caris is from.[11] Little else is known about this clan, although it does seem to be separate from the Nomadic Grounders in the Dead Zone.

Notable Members:

Yujleda Edit

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The Broadleaf Clan, also known as Yujleda, is where Ambassador Uzac is from.

Notable Members:

Boudalan Edit

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The Rock Line, also known as Boudalan or Boudalankru, is the clan that was represented by the ambassador killed by Echo.

Notable Members:

Trishanakru Edit

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The Glowing Forest, also known as Trishana or Trishanakru, is where Ilian is from.

Notable Members:

Podakru Edit

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The Lake People, also known as Podakru, is where Terro was from.[12]

Notable Members:

Skaikru Edit

Main article: Sky People

The Sky People, also known as Skaikru, is the thirteenth clan.

Other Clans Edit

Locations Edit

Known locations include:

  • Polis – capital of the Coalition
  • TondcTrikru village
  • ArkadiaSkaikru settlement
  • Rendon – Trikru village
  • Doah
  • Reva
  • Rappahan
  • Mana
  • Woodstock
  • Rockburn
  • Xandia
  • Beda
  • Nadal
  • Bowie
  • Dalk
  • Aldo
  • Nopar

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • It was originally assumed that all Grounders were a part of the same clan. It was revealed by Lincoln, however, that there is more than one clan. A more definite number of clans is given by Gustus in "Remember Me".
  • The forging of the Coalition as well as pre-Coalition wars involved a lot of bloodshed.[13][14]
  • The Coalition was brought about after Lexa forced the Ice Nation's hand.[15]
  • The Commander (Heda in Trigedasleng) is at the head of the Coalition. The title can only be assumed by Nightbloods.
  • The Coalition's capital is Polis. The Commander holds court and the Coalition member ambassadors assemble there.
  • Members of the Coalition are bound by a covenant and are expected to fight in its honor.
  • According to the Coalition's laws, only a unanimous vote by the ambassadors or death can remove the Commander.
    • In Watch the Thrones, Lexa's rule was challenged by the Ice Nation, when Queen Nia declares a vote of no confidence in her. All Ambassadors of the original 12 clans stood up in support.
  • The Coalition was involved in the Coalition-Skaikru Conflicts and Mount Weather War.

References Edit

  12. Swanson, Allisa (15 Feb 2017) Tweet “Terro, who grabbed Gaia's pack was Part of the Lake Clan, look closely, you can see a repurposed life vest as part of his costume.” - @allisa_s (Allisa Swanson is the costume designer for The 100.)
  13. Rothenberg, Jason (27 May 2015) Tweet “Heda is the boss of all 12 Grounder clans. Her own, and 11 others. Lots of blood was spilled to make that so.” - @jrothenbergtv
  14. Rothenberg, Jason (16 Aug 2015) Tweet “Q: Before the 12 clans united, did past commanders have power over all 12 clans? A: No. Lots of war before that. Even more than there is now” - @jrothenbergtv
  15. Rothenberg, Jason (27 Jun 2015) Tweet - @jrothenbergtv

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