The Trikru, also known as the Woods Clan, People of the Woods, Trigedakru, and Tree People, are a Grounder Clan that inhabited the expanse of woodlands around the area in which the Sky People landed. Their borders also extended to the location which was once Washington, D.C., but is now known as Tondc. Their largest city and the Coalition capital was Polis, where the Commander resided.
The Trikru maintained a hostile relationship towards Azgeda, the Reapers, Mountain Men, and Sky People. When the delinquents first landed in their territory and burned a village to the ground, they retaliated and a conflict broke out. The Sky People, however, continued to seek peace with them. At first, Lexa, the Commander of the 12 Clans, was willing to extend peace to the Sky People provided that the Sky People leave their territory. Eventually, the Sky People and the Grounders formed an alliance and agree to work together to free their people from Mount Weather. However, the Mountain Men made a deal with the Commander, freeing all the imprisoned Grounders in exchange for the Coalition abandoning the Sky People. This left the delinquents at the mercy of the Mountain Men and jeopardized the alliance between the Sky People and the Grounders. However, after the Mountain Men were completely killed, Lexa told the Sky People to join the Coalition as the thirteenth clan, in order to make peace with them.
The Trikru are a group of Grounders who came together after the Nuclear Apocalypse 97 years prior. Two years after the apocalypse, a group of Second Dawn defectors led by Callie Cadogan left the Second Dawn Bunker to reclaim the ground. These defectors were associated with the pre-apocalypse environmentalist group known as Tree Crew. The bunker itself was located in what later became Polis and Trikru territory. This group are thus likely the foundation for the Grounder clan, and the clan also adopted the Tree Crew symbol as their own.
Most Trikru children begin to learn from a young age how to be warriors and are taught English, weapon skills, and their people's customs.
If a child is born with a mutation, they are cast out and abandoned to erase the stain from the bloodline.
- Main article: Trigedasleng
Trikru warriors are known to speak their native language, Trigedasleng and American English (Gonasleng). Only the Warriors speak English, which makes them bilingual.
In Season Three, Octavia, Clarke, and Kane are shown to be rather fluent in Trigedasleng.
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- Trikru is one of twelve Grounder Clans in the Coalition.
- Anya mentioned that the Delinquents were not the first to try to wipe them out.
- Members of Trikru learn to be warriors at a young age.
- After Octavia won the Final Conclave, the twelve clans united to become Wonkru.
- In "Anaconda", it is shown that Trikru's name probably descends from the environmentalist group Tree Crew. Callie Cadogan, August and Lucy belonged to this group before the Nuclear Apocalypse. The symbol of both Trikru and Tree Crew is seen on August's tattoo and Lucy's t-shirt.