Frieren: Unified Dynasty, Explained

Frieren: What is the Unified Dynasty?

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End has perfectly combined Japanese fiction’s artistry with Western fiction’s tropes to create a wonderful fantasy work that is extremely popular worldwide, and for a good reason. So far, we have mostly discussed characters that appear in the series, some locations, as well as concepts, but his article is going to be dedicated to a piece of history as we are going to go back in time and discuss the Unified Dynasty of Frieren. It was first mentioned by Denken as the second part of the exam was beginning, and in this article, we are going to reveal everything that is known about them.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • As mentioned by Denken, the Unified Dynasty was a ruling dynasty of the North from a long time ago. They seemed to have a lot of political and historical influence.
  • Not much is known about the Unified Dynasty, aside from the fact that they obviously consisted of members from several different noble families who united themselves to rule over the North.
  • The members of the Unified Dynasty are known for building dungeons, as per Denken, and one of their Dungeons – the Ruins of the King’s Tomb – was used as the location of Sense’s part of the exam.

The Unified Dynasty is a big enigma, but its legacy seems to be quite large

After resting from Genau’s first part of the First-Class Mage Exam, the examinees were brought to the entrance of a large dungeon by Sense, who explained the second part of the exam to them: they had to reach the center of the complex dungeon by dawn in order to pass. Nothing more – nothing less. The Dungeon was identified as the Ruins of the King’s Tomb, and it is directly related to the topic of this article, as this Dungeon was built by the Unified Dynasty.

This piece of information was revealed by Denken, not long after Richter commented on how the Dungeon has several entrances. Denken explained that such Dungeons indeed do have several entrances, but each of them leads to the same location. He then confirmed that this was a Dungeon built by the Unified Dynasty during its era, which seemed to be a long time ago. Denken added that such Dungeons were typical of the era and since he is an Imperial Mage with extensive knowledge, we actually don’t have any reason not to believe his words.

Sadly, this is all he revealed about the era, and as of yet, the information is quite scarce, which means that the rest of this article is actually going to be a series of deductions and conjectures based on what little information we have. We don’t know whether the authors plan on exploring this period of the lore’s history or not, so we may never find out whether our theories are correct, but we are going to do our best to provide you with a canon-based overview of things.

So, we know that the Unified Dynasty ruled in the past, and from what we could gather, it was a long time ago. The name of the dynasty implies that some nobles or rulers unified themselves in order to create a more powerful family to rule over their kingdom. It has not been confirmed, but we assume that they ruled over the North or a portion of the North. The Ruins of the King’s Tomb suggest that one of the kings from this Dynasty was buried here, but no details have been revealed; the fact that we are dealing with ruins here also suggests that the Unified Dynasty is very old.


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The ruins showed us the reliefs of five rulers, three male kings, and two female queens. All of the reliefs are wearing crowns; two kings are holding swords, the queens seem to be praying, while the central king is holding a mage’s staff. It is unknown whether these five reliefs are representations of actual rulers or purely symbolic representations of royalty, but they are definitely an important part of the setting.

And that is pretty much it. The Unified Dynasty is certainly important in a historical context, and it is a shame that the series has not revealed more about it, but we managed to compose a solid story from what we know and from what we could deduce based on these facts. This is the most comprehensive guide on the topic you’ll find, as we have collected every known piece of information on this topic for you in one place.

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