|Faction Name||The Kingdom|
This peaceful yet powerful entity was originally formed from a handful of survivors seeking solace in a once abandoned school campus. Over time, through strength, determination, and unity, these ordinary individuals transformed their haven into a fully functioning, self-sustaining society called "The Kingdom." Today, this faction has a strong community of fighters, hunters, gardeners, builders, and educators, all of whom contribute to the overall growth and security of their haven. The Kingdom ethos is primarily a communal way of life based on mutual respect, trust, hard work and a sense of shared responsibility. Despite many setbacks due to external threats and internal conflicts, they have demonstrated indomitable resilience and adaptability. The engaging and strong spirit of the kingdom not only sets them apart, but reinforces their commitment to not just survive, but thrive in The Walking Dead's post-apocalyptic world.
Ezekiel took leadership, and his unconventional approach created a unique community culture. He declared himself "king" and developed a medieval-type society with a royal court, knights, and theatrical language. Despite its fantasy elements, the Kingdom was a self-contained, practical community. They raised livestock, crops, and effectively defended themselves against walkers and hostile human factions.
While on a supply run, the kingdom's knights encountered a ruthless group known as the Saviors. The Kingdom struck a painful bargain, agreeing to offer the Saviors food and weekly supplies in exchange for their "protection". Although this made Ezekiel reluctant, he went through with the deal to avoid a violent confrontation. Over time, relationships began to form with other communities such as Hilltop and Alexandria. Esther, the de facto ambassador, played a crucial role in these alliances. These connections eventually culminated in a united front against the Saviors, marking a major event in the Kingdom's their evolution from a zoo-owned castle to a strategic player on the post-apocalyptic scene.
The Kingdom is the epitome of survival in a Walker infested world. Through creativity, courage and unity, this community has continually adapted and triumphed in the face of adversity, playing a vital role in the complex history of the Walking Dead universe.
Shiva (Ezekiel's Tiger)
The surrounding area is known for its lush forests, allowing for hunting, trapping and gathering. The fenced and guarded walls ensure that walkers and hostile communities cannot easily disturb the peace of the Kingdom.
An intricate network of streets and alleys keeps the community connected to other factions and trading posts. These routes are patrolled, making travel relatively safer for both commercial and reconnaissance patrols.
The Kingdom's unique geographic advantage is its proximity to other communities such as Hilltop and Alexandria. It plays a vital role in uniting them against common enemies through trade and defense strategies. Despite its dystopian backdrop, this kingdom resonates with hope, making it a geographic hub in the precarious balance of the Walking Dead universe.