The Huntsman captures Virginia at the end of the episode. Tony and Wolf are successful in rescuing Virginia and continue their quest for the mirror. Meanwhile, Relish presses on with his conquest of the 4th kingdom. After defeating most of its inhabitants, he meets his match against The Huntsman who defeats him too. Afterwards, Relish realizes that killing is wrong and decides not to kill anymore.
As Tony and Wolf are flying away with Virginia, they see The Huntsman attacking a village. Knowing that Virginia can't be saved if The Huntsman kills her, they land the plane so she can die honorably. But just as they think nothing can stop them now, The Huntsman pulls out a gun and shoots them both...
...However, before they fall down, they manage to carry on fighting until finally they defeat The Huntsman. Then they go back to live together in peace in America.
Now you know how and why the 10th kingdom ended.
The Kingdom came to a close tonight with the death of one character and the near-fatal isolation of another, despite his victory, after three seasons of combat inside and beyond the cage, with blood and brokenness in every aspect. It's been an amazing journey that has brought many new stories to life, not only within the world of Lucha Libre but also in terms of characters we've come to know and love over these past three years.
King Marduk was the final ruler at the end of the Kingdom's story line. With his death, the last remnants of the monarchy were no more and the future direction of the company is now in question.
Check out our recap of all things King Marduk here: http://thecageincanada.com/king-marduk-recap/
Season 3 will return in 2019 with 12 new episodes that will wrap up the story of Marduk. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thecageincanada), Twitter (@TheCageInc) and Instagram (thecagedcannada) for updates on when that season will air!
The Twelve Kingdoms anime finished with episode 45, when the major tale of Youko becoming Emperor and the Emperor's memories was completed... The narrative of Black Kirin, on the other hand, was never finished. (source)
Black Kirin is a story that takes place in an alternate history Japan where you have seven great nations instead of twelve. It tells the story of a black dragon who lives in the mountains above one such nation called Ikkagakure which means "the hidden village". Ikkagakure is a reclusive country that has lived separately from the rest of Japan for many years until now when they decide to join the rest of the world under one ruler.
Ikkagakure is said to be the most powerful nation in the new world order and it's Youko who will lead the charge to make sure that she becomes emperor. However, things don't go as planned and before long, war breaks out between Ikkagakure and the other nations. As chaos spreads across the land, a young ninja named Ryuho fights against his sister's marriage to the leader of Ikkagakure in order to keep her free. Ryuho does not know this yet, but he is the only person who can save Ikkagakure from destruction...
Prior to the fall of the Northern Kingdom and, most likely, during the Babylonian Captivity, there was extensive tribal mixing. In our discussion, a basic summary of the sequence of events surrounding the captivity of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms and the restoration of Israel to the country will be useful. However, the exact dates are not known with certainty.
The northern kingdom was a powerful nation that existed from 931 B.C. to 722 B.C. Its capital was Samaria (see the map below). The kingdom was destroyed by the Babylonians in 722 B.ck. After the destruction of the kingdom, its people were taken into exile in Babylon where they remained for seven years. At the end of this time, King Jehoiachin was allowed to return home but his family was forced to live in poverty. He died in 597 B.C. without an heir so the throne went to one of his servants, Zedekiah. In 586 B.C., the Babylonians invaded again and this time they took Jerusalem, killed all the men, and kept the women and children as slaves. They also burned down the city.
During the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar, another king named Amaziah became ruler of the southern kingdom. Amaziah led an army against Judah but was defeated by Jehoahaz at Beth Ramah.