“Arthdal Chronicles” Clarifies Character Relationships With New Poster For Part 2
“Arthdal Chronicles” is an epic fantasy drama about heroes who write their own legends in the ancient land of Arth. Part 1 was titled “Children of Prophecy” and ended with the reveal of Eun Seom’s twin brother, Sa Ya (both played by Song Joong Ki), as well as the revelation that Ta Gon (Jang Dong Gun) is a half-human, half-neanderthal like Eun Seom and Sa Ya.
The new character chart places Ta Gon at the center. He is the son of the leader of the Saenyeok Tribe and the head of the Daekan Forces, but his only affectionate relationship is with Taealha, the daughter of the rival Hae Tribe. Although Ta Gon chose to spare Sa Ya’s life as a baby, his relationship with Sa Ya is described as one in which both of them are using each other. Sa Ya has the same “mutual use” relationship with Taealha, who helped Ta Gon raise him.
Of greater interest is Sa Ya’s relationship with Tanya. Tanya is described as “using” Sa Ya, but Sa Ya is described as having affectionate feelings for Tanya. This is doubly complicated by the fact that Tanya and Eun Seom already have a mutually affectionate relationship. Moreover, it is interesting that Sa Ya would have feelings for Tanya when they only just met.
Tanya, as part of the Wahan Tribe and the heir to the clan mother, is naturally enemies with Ta Gon and Taealha, who kidnapped her tribe to sell as slaves. As Wahan’s warrior, Eun Seom is also enemies with Ta Gon and Taealha.
The new chart also includes a helpful diagram of which characters belong to which tribe, and includes a few revelations about Part 2. Chae Eun, the young woman who helped Eun Seom upon his arrival in Arthdal, turns out to be a member of the White Mountain Tribe, which controls the religious rites of Arth. She is the daughter of Ha Rim, a doctor in the tribe. The Wahan Tribe is naturally enemies with all the tribes of Arth, who have united into the Arthdal Union and need slaves to grow their nation. The chart also includes a number of characters who belong to tribes that are subordinate to the White Mountain Tribe.
Part 2 of “Arthdal Chronicles” is titled “Turning Sky, Rising Ground” and will begin on June 22.