**EDIT: Alright, seems like I am one of the few people that do love Tamara. TELB wins with 44 to 17 votes. Stupid spirits.**
#####**_~~ A long-awaited battle ~~_**
This will be one for the history books! Both stories got a lot of praise, and both are exceptional in their own right. They introduced or featured important returning NPCs such as Ledros or Tamara, and shed some light on champions that were not exactly in the spotlight for some time (Shadow Isles, Yordles, and... Draven?)
Anyway, I also want to point out that the community on these posts is awesome, the comments on yesterdays post praise both stories for what they are, and no one attacks a story (or worse, the author) because they didn't like it. Carry on like this!
| 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 | **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 | In the Fires of Justice | vs | Prayer to a Crumbling Shrine |
| Day 10 | Canticle of the Winged Sisters | vs | Snow Day |
| Day 11 | With the Flowers | vs | Thorns of the Black Rose |
| Day 12 | Homecoming | vs | Roots of a Poisoned Tree |
| Day 13 | Silence for the Damned | vs | ? |
| Day 14 | The biggest Catch | vs | Remember Me |
| Day 15 | Homebound | vs | The Shackles of Belief |
| Day 16 | The Voices of the Dead | vs | ? |
#####**_~~ Spirits near and far~~_**
Are you ready for a trip to the Spirit Realm? First, we dive into the unnatural life of the shadow isles, then visit a glade in Noxus.
In the first story, **The Echoes left Behind**, we witness the story of Ledros, Champion of the King, now a restless spectre. He desperately wants to bring an end to the suffering of the Isles, to free the love of his life (and death) - Kalista, the Spear of Vengeance. He can almost reach out to her - but then, the moment is gone. Oh, how sweet the suffering of this one tastes... Another spectre appears...
In the second story, **The Whispering Doodad**, Lulu and Tristana are traveling with a whispering ~~key~~ _doodad_ when they run into Noxians on their way home. Draven tries to attack them, but the yordles can ward him and the bold warmason off. When the situation seems dire, nature strikes back and gives the yordles a chance to escape.
[The Echoes Left Behind](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/the-echoes-left-behind/) _by Anthony Reynolds_
[The Whispering Doodad](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/the-whispering-dooda/) _by Graham McNeill_