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Kingdom of Liones
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Kingdom of Liones

Kanji/Kana リオネス王国
Rōmaji Rionesu Ōkoku
Information
Location Britannia
Affiliation Bartra Liones, Elizabeth Liones, Liones' Holy Knights
Famous Products
Media Debut
Manga Chapter 29

Lionesリオネス Rionesu」 is a kingdom, located within Britannia, that was formerly ruled by the family of Liones before a coup d'etat at the hands of the Holy Knights, which made it a puppet state. After the defeat of Great Holy Knight Hendrickson, the royal family was reinstated.[1] The kingdom had an alliance with the Fairy Clan before the burning of the Fairy King's Forest 20 years ago.[2]

BackgroundEdit

The Kingdom is a large and powerful country which is protected by its knights and its order of Holy Knights. It was built over the vestiges of the Fairy King's Forest from Ancient Britannia.[3] The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the kingdom before being framed for the murder of the Great Holy Knight Zaratras.[4] It was revealed by Ban that the kingdom held a great treasure called Horn of Cernunnos which could summon a Goddess.

PlotEdit

King Liones, although realizing that a predicted Holy War would soon occur, ordered all the Holy Knights to lay down their swords in an effort to avoid war. However, the Holy Knights, believing that the war was inevitable and that protection of the kingdom was their duty, captured the king, with the current Great Holy Knights, Hendrickson and Dreyfus, assuming command. They also started enslaving and forcing the citizens to participate in military efforts while justifying their enslaving with the fact that the citizens were being forced to do something for their own protection.[5]

The three Seven Deadly Sins - Meliodas, Ban, and Gowther - attempted to invade the Kingdom of Liones in order to rescue Elizabeth who was kidnapped. During their attack, an army from Camelot approaches Liones with their new king, Arthur. Hendrickson's Magic Research Facility building was completely destroyed during a battle between Diane and Dreyfus' Holy Knights.

Battles between the Seven Deadly Sins and the Holy Knights have caused significant destruction to all parts of the kingdom, forcing the regular knights to evacuate the citizens away from the battle as they could. The Deadly Sins and Holy Knight later join forces to stop Hendrickson and free Bartra and Elizabeth. After freeing them, Dreyfus was stripped of his rank due to his crime and Bartra was taken to Camelot for treatment as he was ill. But Hendrickson, after recovering from defeat, appeared by destroying a large section of the castle and awakened the New Generation's demon blood, turning them into Demons themselves, and began a rampage within the capital of Liones and its people, catching the Holy Knights and knights off guard. Various skirmishes broke out in the entire capital as the Holy Knights and knights immediately fought the Demons who were once their comrades but suffered heavy losses in the ensuing chaos to which Gustaf called it like hell.

Throughout the chaotic battles between men and demons, the entire civilian population were evacuated by groups of Holy Knights while their comrades fought against the Demons together with the Seven Deadly Sins. After the kingdom was freed from Hendrickson, the people of Liones slowly rebuild the kingdom and the Holy Knights went back to normal.

Royal FamilyEdit

Royal Family
King Liones
Denzel
Elizabeth and Hawk Bookmark
Margaret hesitating to exit her prison
Nadja Liones
Bartra Liones Denzel Liones Elizabeth Liones Margaret Liones Nadja Liones
Veronica Anime
Veronica Liones

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Liones is named after Lyonesse, a country in the Arthurian legends which is the home of Tristan.
  • Before its destruction, Danafor was the only country who could rival Liones in terms of power.
  • Liones has a national holiday called the Kingdom Founding Day, which was also the day the Seven Deadly Sins were framed as traitors.
  • Liones has been ruled by eleven kings, including Bartra.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 1, page 18-19.
  2. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Side Story 1, page 37.
  3. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Side Story 4.
  4. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 5, page 12-18.
  5. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 29, page 2-4.

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