If Sylas is busted, annoying, or frustrating in any sort of way, remember - Riot isn't to blame

[](https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gb_H3Smyugk/XDTFeScDqWI/AAAAAAABNNY/kzGSUC6YjwkyZtB_k0q2M_19agdC3sDtgCLcBGAs/s640/sylasbio.png) ##**_~~Lux is for freeing him~~_** https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/e7/Nice_Try_Emote.png/revision/latest?cb=20171120232226 ___ https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gd8YmLlitcU/XDOAdxzsGDI/AAAAAAABNIY/JqH3ZYc39wYdIs8eZ8Hux-6KvdaPsqnSACLcBGAs/s640/line.png ___ [Lore Context](http://www.surrenderat20.net/2019/01/champion-reveal-sylas-unshackled.html) - > "Though he was still just a youth, Sylas was sentenced to life imprisonment. > > He languished in the darkest depths of the mageseeker compound, forced to wear heavy shackles of magic-dampening petricite. Robbed of his arcane sight, his heart turned as hard as the stone that bound him, and he dreamed of vengeance on all who had put him there. > > After fifteen wretched years, a young volunteer from the Illuminators named Luxanna began to visit him. Even with his shackles, Sylas recognized her as a singularly powerful mage, and over time the two forged an unusual and secretive bond. In exchange for Sylas’ knowledge of the control of magic, Lux educated him about the world outside his cell, and brought him whatever books he desired. > > Eventually, through careful manipulation, he convinced the girl to smuggle a forbidden tome into his cell—the original writings of the great sculptor Durand, detailing his work with petricite. > > The work revealed the secrets of the stone to Sylas. It was the foundation of Demacia’s defenses against harmful sorcery, but he came to see that it did not suppress magic, but absorb it. > > And if the power was held within the petricite, Sylas wondered, could he release it…? > > All he needed was a source of magic. A source like Lux. > > But she never visited Sylas again. Her family, the immensely powerful Crownguards, had learned of their contact, and were furious that Lux had broken the law to help this vile criminal. Without explanation, it was arranged for Sylas to be hanged. > > At the gallows, Lux pleaded for her friend’s life, but her cries fell on deaf ears. As the hangman pushed past her to tighten the noose, Sylas managed to touch against Lux with his chains. As he had predicted, her power surged into the petricite shackles, ready for him to unleash—and with that stolen magic, Sylas blasted his way free, sparing only the terrified young Crownguard. > > He left the mageseeker compound not as an outcast, but as a new, defiant symbol of the broken and persecuted in Demacia. Traveling the kingdom in secret, he has amassed a following of exiled mages, all now aligned toward a common goal: to topple the throne, and demolish the oppressive system that has made them suffer for so long."
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