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The Ice Nation can be ruthless.
Indra [src]

The Azgeda also known as Azgedakru[1], or Ice Nation, was a Grounder clan that was ruled as a kingdom. Previous monarchs included King Theo, Queen Nia, and King Roan.

Azgeda had a reputation for ruthlessness and maintained hostile relationships with some of the other clans, particularly Trikru. Their territory on Earth stretched for a thousand miles. Azgeda bordered Trikru territory at Sector 8, but the ice was farther to the north.

After the Final Conclave and the death of King Roan, Azgeda was dissolved and merged with other clans into Wonkru, with only 100 Azgeda survivors.

Society Edit

Azgeda is known to be ruthless, even by Grounder standards. At least one of their chiefs, Tybe, is shown to practice slavery, enslaving other Grounders and at least one Farm Station survivor.

They maintain hostile relationships with several of the other Grounder clans, particularly Trikru. Azgeda and Trikru were at war with each other before Commander Lexa united all of the clans and founded the Coalition. Lexa tells Clarke Griffin how Queen Nia[2] tortured and killed her lover, Costia, because she believed that Costia knew all of Lexa's secrets. In retaliation, Lexa banished Nia's son, Prince Roan, as part of the conditions[3] for allowing Azgeda into her Coalition[4].

Azgeda warriors are known to wear white war paint. They tend to favor blue and/or white clothing.

Language Edit

The Ice Nation speak the native Grounder language, Trigedasleng. The warriors also speak American English, Gonasleng. This makes the Ice Nation warriors bilingual.

They are referred to as the "Azgeda" in Trigedasleng.[5]

Facial Scars Edit

Many Azgeda have distinctive facial scarring. Roan went so far as to hiding them when he was on his mission to find Clarke Griffin on behalf of Commander Lexa, indicating that these scars are often used to identify members of the Ice Nation. Similarly, Niylah's family had to live in the outskirts of Trikru territory so that no one would see her mother's Azgeda scars.

Echo later reveals to Octavia Blake that the facial scars signify that "the pain is over, the wound is healed, so that we never forget." She subsequently tells Anders that the scars are how Azgeda show that they're ready to go to war.

Members Edit

Alive Edit

Unknown Status Edit

Deceased Edit

Gallery Edit

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • The Ice Nation are militaristic and expansionist.[6]
  • Lexa forced them to join the Coalition.[7] Azgeda did not like the deal that they made to join the Coalition and only agreed to it because Mount Weather was a large threat to them.[6]
  • In Rubicon, the Ice Nation sent two members to Tondc for the Coalition gathering that Mount Weather blew up, resulting in the death of their War Chief[8].
    • Atohl was the first member of Azgeda introduced when he arrived in Tondc with the Ice Nation's war chief. The war chief died when Mount Weather blew up Tondc with the missile.[9]
  • Farm Station crashed in Ice Nation Territory.
    • Only 63 people out of 189 survived the four months isolated from the rest of the Ark.
  • Carl Emerson joined forces with the Ice Nation after the Sky People wiped out the rest of the Mountain Men and provided them with the information necessary to blow up Mount Weather, killing 49 Sky People inside.
  • There were a thousand Ice Nation warriors in Polis when A.L.I.E. was terminated.
  • As of Praimfaya, there are 101 members of Azgeda alive, including Echo.
  • With Echo's status now unknown after the explosion at the bunker in A Sort of Homecoming, there are currently no members of Azgeda confirmed alive.
  • With King Roan dead, and without their leader, Azgeda is merged with Wonkru, with only 100 Azgeda members, except Echo.
  • In "The Face Behind the Glass", Echo mentions being brought to "Troy" to be trained by Nia. ("Troy" is what is written in the subtitles, though some fans have argued that Echo instead said "Troit".) This might be Detroit, Michigan, which is creator Jason Rothenberg's hometown.[10]
  • Azgeda appears to have had something to do with the burial of the Anomaly Stone in the Second Dawn Bunker: an Azgeda symbol is burned into the floor over the Stone's burial site. How, when and why this was done is unclear.

See Also Edit

Groups
Sky People
Clarke GriffinBellamy BlakeOctavia BlakeJasper JordanMonty GreenJohn MurphyNathan MillerHarper McIntyreMarcus KaneAbigail GriffinRaven ReyesThelonious JahaEric JacksonJacapo SinclairJordan GreenWells JahaJake GriffinVera KaneDiana SydneyCharles PikeHannah GreenKara CooperJames CrockettCallie CartwigMacallanAurora BlakeGlen DicksonTrinaPascalAtomCharlotteTor LemkinJohn MbegeDiggsRoma BraggDaxShumwayCole • Kaplan • Muir • FujiRedLieutenant GracoCuyler RidleyDerekConnorMylesDrewJonesSterlingSgt. ScottMajor ByrneFoxRichardsCraigGina MartinZoe MonroeShawn GillmerHannah GreenChaseMark ColtonPeter ColtonRileyBreeHayesDavid MillerGeoff HardyEthan HardyKyle WickMelDenbyNygelMiss LucyCaspianBryan
Grounders
LincolnLexaIndraGustusAnyaEchoRoanNiylahEmoriGaiaLunaNykoOntariIlianGuaraBrellNiaMadi GriffinSheidhedaKnightPennLindoOtisZoranSiennaOsiasOtanGideonRivoRyderDenaeJuelCostiaTrisTristanDelanoArtigasQuintSemetNykoFioAtohlTybeSeikuDerrickShayAdriaCarisWillaAnkaraKnight
Mountain Men
Dante WallaceCage WallaceLorelei TsingMaya VieCarl EmersonVincent VieLeeWhitmanKeenan MykulakThe Lovejoys
Eligius Prisoners
Miles ShawCharmaine DiyozaPaxton McCrearyMichael VinsonHatchNikki
Sanctum Citizens
Russell LightbourneSimone LightbourneJosephine LightbourneKaylee LeeVictor LeeDaniel LeeFaye LeePriya DesaiRyker DesaiMiranda MasonJasmine MasonCaleb MasonJadeDelilah WorkmanBlythe Ann WorkmanJae WorkmanTreyCassiusJeremiahRexCillianRoseJadeZevAlyssa
Children of Gabriel
Gabriel SantiagoNelsonLaylaToshLuca
Disciples
Bill CadoganLevittAndersDevOrlandoCaptain MeredithDoucetteCameronHaydenShoana

References Edit

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