First off, I love the illustration. Didn't really get a good look at it until after I read the story itself because I was so hype for the story, but it's just _gorgeous._ I love the bright oranges in Hecarim and his posse and the duller hints of orange for Darius to foreshadow what he'll become.
Next up, the story itself. The journal format is a fun way to set up a narrative, and I like that the dates become less certain as Ashe keeps writing to show the increasing desperation of her situation.
And while it didn't give me further justifications for High Noon Karthus, it also didn't give me _fewer_ justifications, so I'd say it all works out.