2019 Lore Tournament - Day 12: Homecoming vs Roots of a Poisoned Tree

[](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/esimages/map-background__3fiTp.png) **EDIT: Adorable Malphite wins with 24 to 13 votes.** #####**_~~ Here I stand - and here I'll stay~~_** Yup, we got hit by vote manipulation, but the funny thing is that it didn't even matter. Engagement in the votes barely dropped. In fact, I didn't even notice until Lewanor pointed it out to me. That alone should be enough to tell that it's irritating, but not really effective to downvote-bomb threads around here. So, fuck the bots, I'll keep doing these posts until the end. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/365550473429909504/648237903100510229/WT7mmUN.png | Day      | Story 1 | vs      | Story 2 | | --- | --- | --- | --- | | [Day 1](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/R1qqQu0p-2019-lore-tournament-day-1-what-once-sailed-free-vs-aftermath) | **What Once Sailed Free** | vs | ~~Aftermath~~ | | [Day 2](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/yzQXWqZq-2019-lore-tournament-day-2) | **The Winterspike Road** | vs | ~~The Final Reign~~ | | [Day 3](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/dAUamUUO-2019-lore-tournament-day-3-the-recruit-vs-trouble) | **The Recruit** | vs | ~~Trouble~~ | | [Day 4](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/XYAeZo9O-2019-lore-tournament-day-4-demacian-heart-vs-turmoil) | ~~Demacian Heart~~ | vs | **Turmoil** | | [Day 5](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/4R47t4Fp-2019-lore-tournament-day-5-the-harder-path-vs-fit-to-rule) | **The Harder Path** | vs | ~~Fit to Rule~~ | | [Day 6](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/X2qF8Pmm-2019-lore-tournament-day-6-halfway-between-the-stars-and-earth-vs-for-those-who-have-fallen) | **Halfway Between the Stars and Earth**      | vs | ~~For Those Who Have Fallen~~ | | [Day 7](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/cA3cNsZv-2019-lore-tournament-day-7-the-echoes-left-behind-vs-the-whispering-doodad) | **The Echoes left Behind** | vs | ~~The Whispering Doodad~~ | | [Day 8](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/GXRVs36v-2019-lore-tournament-day-8-adaptation-vs-message-on-a-blades-edge) | **Adaptation** | vs | ~~Message on a Blade's Edge~~ | | [Day 9](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/aqTXz86H-2019-lore-tournament-day-9-in-the-fires-of-justice-vs-prayer-to-a-crumbling-shrine) | ~~In the Fires of Justice~~ | vs | **Prayer to a Crumbling Shrine** | | [Day 10](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/AVwrz7mM-2019-lore-tournament-day-10-canticle-of-the-winged-sisters-vs-snow-day) | ~~Canticle of the Winged Sisters~~ | vs | **Snow Day** | | [Day 11](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/ghMZvYlm-2019-lore-tournament-day-11-with-the-flowers-vs-thorns-of-the-black-rose) | ~~With the Flowers~~ | vs | **Thorns of the Black Rose** | | Day 12 | ~~Homecoming~~ | vs | **Roots of a Poisoned Tree** | | [Day 13](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/mtddWq7W-2019-lore-tournament-day-13-silence-for-the-damned-vs-child-of-zaun) | Silence for the Damned | vs | Child of Zaun | | Day 14 | The biggest Catch | vs | Remember Me | | Day 15 | Homebound | vs | The Shackles of Belief | | Day 16      | The Voices of the Dead | vs | You are the Weapon | https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/365550473429909504/648237903100510229/WT7mmUN.png #####**_~~What will you do when the land itself turns against you?~~_** Today, two different heroes fight against two very curious enemies: The Spirit Realm and the Void. In the first story, **Homecoming**, Master Yi once again returns to his village. Something has upset the spirits, and the whole place is overgrown with vines. He clears them like he has so many times before, but they will come back again. Soon, he will have to burn it. But not now. Not yet. In the second story, **Roots of a Poisoned Tree**, miners from Zaun encounter living rock, which introduces itself as Malphite. He tells them they should not dig deeper, for there are otherworldly creatures trapped in the stone by him. They leave and let him collapse the tunnel. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/365550473429909504/648237903100510229/WT7mmUN.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/365550473429909504/640799918918860800/unknown.png [Homecoming](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/masteryi-color-story/) _by Michael Luo_ ##vs https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/365550473429909504/640806631961264128/unknown.png [Roots of a Poisoned Tree](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/malphite-color-story/) _by Graham McNeill_
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