: Where Are The Demacian Champions?
You might find the short story, Aftermath, somewhat interesting - it really focuses on Xin Zhao during the current Demacian upheaval. https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/xinzhao-aftermath-story/
: Well... as far as i remember, the "Legal Jibber Jabber" (its literally called like that) says that its okay as long as you dont use their official logos or sell the thing.
> [{quoted}](name=Ebonmaw Dragon,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=2tws9JXE,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-08-25T02:39:01.361+0000) > > Well... as far as i remember, the "Legal Jibber Jabber" (its literally called like that) says that its okay as long as you dont use their official logos or sell the thing. Ebonmaw remembered the name right :D https://www.riotgames.com/en/legal
: Piltover vs Zaun
Who would win, in a fight between Piltover and Zaun? Probably Noxus. :(
: Zaun and Piltover
> [{quoted}](name=Chembaron Yamada,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=FO8MrxdX,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2019-08-23T08:08:55.764+0000) > > Zaun and Piltover Did you just go through the thread, upvoting all the responses that feature Zaun, Yamada? ######Because I did.
: What about her counterpart, sir walrus man, on the other side?
> [{quoted}](name=AbiwonKenabi,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=rsEHZ3AN,comment-id=000000010003,timestamp=2019-08-13T02:45:01.632+0000) > > What about her counterpart, sir walrus man, on the other side? There was probably information about him too, but I don't have it. I was only very distantly involved at the time - quite new to Riot and definitely not involved in much Narrative or League stuff. I just stumbled into helping.
: Nah, none of the shop-keeps in any of the gamemodes have lore about them. Maybe someday one of the alt-universes for skins will reference them but the likelihood is none are a part of the prime canon. They're just a cosmetic feature, the rabbit hole doesnt "official" go any deeper.
> [{quoted}](name=Whyte Lyon,realm=OCE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=rsEHZ3AN,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-10T08:26:57.933+0000) > > Nah, none of the shop-keeps in any of the gamemodes have lore about them. Maybe someday one of the alt-universes for skins will reference them but the likelihood is none are a part of the prime canon. > > They're just a cosmetic feature, the rabbit hole doesnt go any deeper. Actually, there was a plan to do some VO for the SR shopkeepers many years ago, but it had to be put aside. I only remember the Blue Side shopkeeper's stuff. Remember - because this didn't go live, this is NOT OFFICIAL. It may never be! Her name was Yuba. She seems like a typical, kindly, old, shopkeeper, except secretly she's a mostly retired con-woman/catburgler. She knows very well how most of the items she sells works, where she got them (legally or less-so), and she's straight to the point about how this is about gold. Her getting gold, specifically. You're unlikely to pull a fast one on Yuba.
: Well, the first place to start is probably an English degree, 'cause that's typically what it takes to write champions' stories. But if you're more into the worldbuilding part, like me... Well, I'm majoring in history, but the worldbuilding folks have a wider variety of backgrounds. Geography and anthropology are fields worth checking out for sure, though the idea of majoring in them may be a little weirder. (*makes summoning circle for Bioluminescence, Riot's resident geography and cartography nerd*)
> [{quoted}](name=KestrelGirl,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=rIoMBG0E,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-02T00:45:30.350+0000) > > Well, the first place to start is probably an English degree, 'cause that's typically what it takes to write champions' stories. But if you're more into the worldbuilding part, like me... Well, I'm majoring in history, but the worldbuilding folks have a wider variety of backgrounds. Geography and anthropology are fields worth checking out for sure, though the idea of majoring in them may be a little weirder. (*makes summoning circle for Bioluminescence, Riot's resident geography and cartography nerd*) \* *It begins to glow* \* I am a poor example to follow, unfortunately - my route to where I am now isn't a helpful template. I have no degree (I dropped out of two different courses - not something to be replicated!), worked in a shop for years, did some minor solo modding work, and due to one of the courses I was on, did a work placement in a real game studio (which opened my eyes to a lot of things). Then I just applied cold to entry level, level designer positions. What I do, however, is learn. worldbuilding, design, writing - it all thrives and lives through learning both deeply and broadly, and practice, practice, practice. Practice with goals, deadlines, critical feedback (your own or other people's) and learning from it. From deeply understanding that in any discipline there is more to learn than any one human can possibly achieve, so you better learn as much as you can, and ideally, move the state of the art forward for everyone else. That's why it's scary, and that's why it's exciting! You need to love learning, be willing to fall down a rabbit hole of research and experimentation, but remember to re-emerge in time for your deadlines. You need to find connections between the most wildly unrelated topics and remix them in a way that will surprise and delight. You need to be in a constant, info-sponge state, learning from the media you consume, the hobbies you enjoy, the places you visit (or live or lived), the people you meet - even the unexpected ones like your grandmother's stories or your train-seat buddy or the kid who just asked what you're playing on your phone/Switch. Other Rioters have the most _delightfully_ varied backgrounds - some with degrees in historical philosophy, in self driving AI, in marine biology, and all sorts - others who have worked as Alaskan crab fishermen! Sometimes I wish we could run a regular lunchtime talk where Rioters with unexpected experience could share some of their knowledge and stories on those topics. But again - that's because I really do believe that any of those subjects, and a billion others, have things to teach us that are relevant to design, worldbuilding, writing, and making interesting games in general.
: I mean you can have the champions interact *with* the world. What do Ionians do for entertainment? Well, show it off by having Riven's adoptive parents take her to see a dance performance--in which Irelia gets a solo performance in gorgeous silk-dancing regalia (cue Riven blush and nosebleed =P). How do Piltovans invest their money? Well, you could have Vi buy some shares of a blue-chip international trading firm that Cait or Jayce told her about (inb4 Jinx blows up one of the ships...because Jinx). What do Freljordians do for entertainment, aside from get plastered on the strongest stuff? You could have Sejuani actually taking a break from being a hard-headed badass all the time and show her having some fun for once. And so on.
> [{quoted}](name=IlyaK1986,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=0005000100000000,timestamp=2019-07-27T02:13:39.622+0000) > > I mean you can have the champions interact *with* the world. What do Ionians do for entertainment? Well, show it off by having Riven's adoptive parents take her to see a dance performance--in which Irelia gets a solo performance in gorgeous silk-dancing regalia (cue Riven blush and nosebleed =P). > > How do Piltovans invest their money? Well, you could have Vi buy some shares of a blue-chip international trading firm that Cait or Jayce told her about (inb4 Jinx blows up one of the ships...because Jinx). > > What do Freljordians do for entertainment, aside from get plastered on the strongest stuff? You could have Sejuani actually taking a break from being a hard-headed badass all the time and show her having some fun for once. > > And so on. So... precisely what I'd said above? >..._but I agree with our current direction to focus on getting more stories featuring characters and champions first, with the **worldbuilding supporting** them._
: > [{quoted}](name=Yordletana,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2019-07-26T18:44:38.441+0000) > > I love how you acknowledge that we don't have that kind of edible trash in Bandle City. Everything's fresh and prepared to order here. As far as i remember, yordles dont need to eat when they are in Bandle
> [{quoted}](name=Ebonmaw Dragon,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=00070001,timestamp=2019-07-26T20:29:39.180+0000) > > As far as i remember, yordles dont need to eat when they are in Bandle Tricky to say. In Tristana's color story, [A Quiet Night](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/tristana-color-story/), she eats some Ionian fish, which she says is pretty good for mortal food. >Hunger was still something surprising to her, even though she’d ventured beyond Bandle City more than most of her kind. A pair of spitted fish were roasting nicely over the flames and the smell of them was making her mouth water. ... >Deciding the fish were ready, she slid one from the spit onto a wooden plate she removed from her pack. She unwrapped a golden knife and fork from a rolled dreamleaf and cut the fish into slices. She might be on a mission, but that didn’t mean she had to eat like a savage. She took a mouthful of fish and rolled it around her mouth, savoring the taste and licking her lips in satisfaction. Mortal food was usually bland and tasteless compared to the smorgasbord of flavors she was used to, but the fish in this part of the world – Ionia, she’d heard it was called – wasn’t half bad. Perhaps it was the magic saturating every element of this landscape that made them extra tasty.
usul1202 (NA)
: Just glanced back at this (slow day at work), and realized I haven't given much thought to shurima. They've got plenty of potential for long cooking solar ovens and such, which would make for good traveling food (i know in South America they solar cooked potatoes to make them last well for travels/winter). With how nomadic they're setup to be, I think they'd have an abundance of "fast food", although it would be more energy density focused rather than tastiness. There's also the raiders, who have been confirmed as partially canabalistic at least. There may be potential for some Sweeney Todd type pie services among their camps.
> [{quoted}](name=usul1202,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=00050002,timestamp=2019-07-26T19:01:17.611+0000) > > Just glanced back at this (slow day at work), and realized I haven't given much thought to shurima. They've got plenty of potential for long cooking solar ovens and such, which would make for good traveling food (i know in South America they solar cooked potatoes to make them last well for travels/winter). With how nomadic they're setup to be, I think they'd have an abundance of "fast food", although it would be more energy density focused rather than tastiness. > > There's also the raiders, who have been confirmed as partially canabalistic at least. There may be potential for some Sweeney Todd type pie services among their camps. I think you might find value in defining what you mean by fast food :) There seems to be quite a few categories of food you're talking about, from travel rations to long-term-storage staples, to communal. How are you categorizing these things?
Madjack01 (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Bioluminescence,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2019-07-26T17:14:06.322+0000) > > I like this topic. > > I think that, historically, 'fast' or street food was present less because people were in a hurry and had disposable money to spend on premade food, as it was about the fact that running an oven or other intensive cooking setup was very expensive and the majority of homes in many places and times did not have one. > > That's why it used to be that bread was baked in a central oven in a settlement, rather than each home baking their own. Having an oven was a big investment, took a long time to get up to heat (which meant a lot of expensive fuel) and generally would only be used a few times a week - thus, not worth. > > So look to nations where fuel would be expensive or hard to get a hold of, or where living situations favor smaller homes, or where heat (ovens generate a lot of it) is highly undesirable within the living spaces. > > Without looking at my notes (which I've got a bunch of - we did a Thunderdome) I'd say look to: > > * **Piltover**: Apartment living is a thing, and having an oven in every apartment would be crazy. Also, it's a big city so getting fuel would be expensive. > * **Zaun**: Similar problem with the added fun of open flames and smoke adding fun times in the often-smoggy, frequently-affected-by-gas-leaks, lower tiers. > * **Shurima**: In the cities at least, communal cooking would probably be a thing, especially where fuel would be difficult to find. > * **Bilgewater**: Populated by boom-and-bust workers unlikely to have a stable home situation, there are probably food options for every price range, depending on how your last monster hunt, theft, or trade went down. Absolutely love posts like these. Ever considered to make recurring issues about daily trivia in Runeterra? You know, the stuff not made of legends but that make a world feel vibrant and lively. I am trying to write an epic/high fantasy story myself and the research I have to do just to make the small things feel right is killing me at times (even though it's very interesting, but sometimes I'm not even sure what exactly to look for). Lots of respect for your work.
> [{quoted}](name=Madjack01,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=00050001,timestamp=2019-07-26T18:00:57.190+0000) > > Absolutely love posts like these. > Ever considered to make recurring issues about daily trivia in Runeterra? You know, the stuff not made of legends but that make a world feel vibrant and lively. > > I am trying to write an epic/high fantasy story myself and the research I have to do just to make the small things feel right is killing me at times (even though it's very interesting, but sometimes I'm not even sure what exactly to look for). > > Lots of respect for your work. Thank you, and from one worldbuilder to another, good luck with all your current and future research rabbit-holes! I'd love to do something more worldbuilding-focused for players, but I agree with our current direction to focus on getting more stories featuring characters and champions first, with the worldbuilding supporting them, as the majority of players (I believe) aren't quite as focused on the background as you and I :)
usul1202 (NA)
: I see, I figured them more for fish based diets with sea monsters only during big hauls, but from your wording it sounds like they fit more into the pre-historic man type setup, where you hunt something big and eat it for a while, then hunt again. As an odd pedantic question, where do you draw the line between sea monster and fish? I feel like it's a size thing, like when the thing is large enough to eat a person or two. But then I realize a tuna fish can get up to 1,500 lbs, and I don't really consider tuna to be sea monsters whereas an Anglerfish is ~100 lbs and would probably qualify as one to me. Is it just how ugly they are? Is Ionia overwhelmingly vegan then? I didn't realize they were far enough on the scale to not cut down trees as fuel, and that vastly limits food options. Can they eat beans for their daily protein?
> [{quoted}](name=usul1202,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=0005000000000000,timestamp=2019-07-26T17:47:44.202+0000) > > I see, I figured them more for fish based diets with sea monsters only during big hauls, but from your wording it sounds like they fit more into the pre-historic man type setup, where you hunt something big and eat it for a while, then hunt again. > > As an odd pedantic question, where do you draw the line between sea monster and fish? I feel like it's a size thing, like when the thing is large enough to eat a person or two. But then I realize a tuna fish can get up to 1,500 lbs, and I don't really consider tuna to be sea monsters whereas an Anglerfish is ~100 lbs and would probably qualify as one to me. Is it just how ugly they are? > > Is Ionia overwhelmingly vegan then? I didn't realize they were far enough on the scale to not cut down trees as fuel, and that vastly limits food options. Can they eat beans for their daily protein? Some may well be, others not so much - there are stories of animals 'offering themselves' as they emerge from the ocean in droves ready to be caught and eaten. With Ionia, it's tricky to work out the line between what is actually magic and what is nature, so I personally don't know if the spirit of Ionia is offering up the creatures as a reward for living in harmony, if it's a natural phenomenon when populations of the creatures get too high (due to favorable conditions) or if there's some other mechanism at work. There are likely other groups of Ionians who hunt for food (we know there are Ionians who hunt for protection - see the Varus comics) but do so in a way that reinforces the natural order, rather than upsetting it. Lastly, not everyone in Ionia is successfully living in harmony with the land. I'm sure there are some who kill and eat what they please, and to hell with the consequences, maybe due to a lack of education, lack of options, or as intentional snub to the old ways.
usul1202 (NA)
: That is something I hadn't considered at all, very interesting! How much of a stigma is there for eating sea monsters in a place like bilgewater? Also, what's your opinion on Ionia's ff choices? After another comment pointed out instant ramen and I did some quick googling. Found out stir-fry and other modern Asian food is relatively new, more ming-dynasty and on kinda stuff, while older Asian culture was more into boiling, roasting, and stews. Stews tend to make good "community food", but it's also a very "sit down and eat for a while" kind of thing, so I'm not sure how much they qualify for this topic.
> [{quoted}](name=usul1202,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=aaHYgvgt,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2019-07-26T17:21:18.376+0000) > > That is something I hadn't considered at all, very interesting! How much of a stigma is there for eating sea monsters in a place like bilgewater? > > Also, what's your opinion on Ionia's ff choices? After another comment pointed out instant ramen and I did some quick googling. Found out stir-fry and other modern Asian food is relatively new, more ming-dynasty and on kinda stuff, while older Asian culture was more into boiling, roasting, and stews. Stews tend to make good "community food", but it's also a very "sit down and eat for a while" kind of thing, so I'm not sure how much they qualify for this topic. I imagine that the majority of food eaten in Bilgewater is sea monster derived! You've seen the concept pieces of the Slaughter Docks showing their butchering processes, right? https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/region/bilgewater/?mv=image-gallery (Image 7, for example) https://lolstatic-a.akamaihd.net/frontpage/apps/prod/universe-map/en_US/61d0e6fadd7044bbdacb73ba6fdcc10fa1c31ef0/assets/images/bilgewater_slaughterdocks_07.jpg https://lolstatic-a.akamaihd.net/frontpage/apps/prod/universe-map/en_US/61d0e6fadd7044bbdacb73ba6fdcc10fa1c31ef0/assets/images/bilgewater_slaughterdocks_06.jpg (There are a few more on Universe and the Runeterra map) Folks native to the Serpent Isles probably have a _significantly_ more varied diet (to tie into another thread, Illaoi loves her mangoes) and the consumption of sea monster is probably more meaningful to them than your typical Bilgewater scrub. Harder to speak to Ionia, seeing as it has such a variety of living situations, biomes, resources, etc. Getting fuel might be tricky or at least, wasting it may be very looked down upon, as most fuel types we're used to seeing are wood, coal, or dried dung - and the first two of those don't seem very in harmony with the land (except for fallen wood, but cooking uses a lot of fuel). They may be more into magically cooked food, solar cooking, chemically cooked food (acids like lemon juice or vinegar), fermentation, drying, and the like. In other words, it's less clear cut than some of the other comparable locations, imo.
usul1202 (NA)
: Fast food in runeterra?
I like this topic. I think that, historically, 'fast' or street food was present less because people were in a hurry and had disposable money to spend on premade food, as it was about the fact that running an oven or other intensive cooking setup was very expensive and the majority of homes in many places and times did not have one. That's why it used to be that bread was baked in a central oven in a settlement, rather than each home baking their own. Having an oven was a big investment, took a long time to get up to heat (which meant a lot of expensive fuel) and generally would only be used a few times a week - thus, not worth. So look to nations where fuel would be expensive or hard to get a hold of, or where living situations favor smaller homes, or where heat (ovens generate a lot of it) is highly undesirable within the living spaces. Without looking at my notes (which I've got a bunch of - we did a Thunderdome) I'd say look to: * **Piltover**: Apartment living is a thing, and having an oven in every apartment would be crazy. Also, it's a big city so getting fuel would be expensive. * **Zaun**: Similar problem with the added fun of open flames and smoke adding fun times in the often-smoggy, frequently-affected-by-gas-leaks, lower tiers. * **Shurima**: In the cities at least, communal cooking would probably be a thing, especially where fuel would be difficult to find. * **Bilgewater**: Populated by boom-and-bust workers unlikely to have a stable home situation, there are probably food options for every price range, depending on how your last monster hunt, theft, or trade went down.
: Which one is tastier in the world of Runeterra, mangos or pineapples?
I choose to abuse my position of perceived power and state that mangoes are tastier in Runeterra. So there.
: Not to be rude, but how come Rioters only respond to hypothetical questions like this but not the skin feedback / bug reports?
> [{quoted}](name=AFK Yuumi Main,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Rn3qUAIH,comment-id=000100000001,timestamp=2019-07-18T19:34:27.933+0000) > > Not to be rude, but how come Rioters only respond to hypothetical questions like this but not the skin feedback / bug reports? Not rude at all to ask. Every Rioter has a different area of expertise or knowledge, and for example, I'm not on the teams involved on the game or cosmetics of League itself - it's not my specialist subject. It's up to every Rioter to decide how much to engage, and where they do so - but we are discouraged (and rightly so) for weighing in on subjects that we aren't on the team for, or cannot speak for them. It'd be _really bad_ if I went into a bug thread, threw around some uneducated opinions, and just made everyone much worse off.
FAAtheguy (EUW)
: What Runeterra actually looks like
> Master of clickbait titles here. It worked on me! I do love a good map thread! I could have shortened your efforts a little, as yes, the Runeterra map as shared with players has a somewhat rectilinear projection. This has [been mentioned](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/tMzgHYGE-is-the-planet-of-runeterra-flat-a?comment=0000) once or twice, but certainly not broadly stated, so understandable that you missed it. When I'm checking out the full globe map (sorry flat-Runeterrans) I use G-projector as my tool of choice, and yes - as shown, the Freljord and the northernmost coast of Ionia gets pretty stretched. I like how you fixed it on your version :D You did very well indeed and I admire your rigor and skills!
FAAtheguy (EUW)
: The closest thing I can think of is probably that Shurima map they made a while ago. I could totally do with a few more maps like these. http://i.imgur.com/gGCznIo.jpg[]
> [{quoted}](name=FAAtheguy,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Rn3qUAIH,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-07-18T00:41:57.670+0000) > > The closest thing I can think of is probably that Shurima map they made a while ago. I could totally do with a few more maps like these. > http://i.imgur.com/gGCznIo.jpg[] That one (I also made) was more inspired by T and O maps, but even more abstract in many ways. Also, the cartographer got some of it wrong, as was often the case with ancient maps. But the creator viewed Shurima as the center of the world, and thus everything revolved around it. Distances were not important, so much as routes were. It was definitely an experiment for me with more symbolic and less literal style maps!
: A map has been mentioned. I feel Bioluminescence approaching. But jokes aside, that's really cool. I've been wondering how the map would look like with accurate proportions for quite a while now. Thanks for demonstrating the actual sizes and shapes of the continents.
> [{quoted}](name=DerMangoJoghurt,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=Rn3qUAIH,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-07-17T22:01:16.152+0000) > > A map has been mentioned. I feel Bioluminescence approaching. > > But jokes aside, that's really cool. I've been wondering how the map would look like with accurate proportions for quite a while now. Thanks for demonstrating the actual sizes and shapes of the continents. You don't know me.
Helmight (NA)
: PROJECT: Reckoning fanfic competition!
Oh my goodness, [that brings me back](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/fancreations/aOV8UEy9-fan-fic-micro-competition-project-fiction) :D Good luck to everyone, and beware corrupted code!
usul1202 (NA)
: Getting a skin like that would be out of this world
> [{quoted}](name=usul1202,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=g1UGEOjv,comment-id=00200000,timestamp=2019-07-12T20:32:08.329+0000) > > Getting a skin like that would be out of this world {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
usul1202 (NA)
: What's your 'it happened in a dream' skin?
Maybe AstroBard? I think I'm just being greedy though - I've got AstroNautilus, after all.
: i know there was a certain "team" (or what some people called it, "department") who officially made the map. RiotArkem literally did say that he wasn't sure it was gonna be accurate (he did stated that he did his own prediction and all from wiki which has contain false information in the past, still has in the present. he also stated that he wasn't from the team who made the map, so he can't give that "100% confirm" message i was hoping for), which is why i'm asking from Riot Games. again, i wouldn't be asking unless i have some sort of measurement of something (for example, how tall the building we see on the map for Demacia, the building that is being shown to us on the map). From there i can make insane measurements about how big the map of Runeterra is. again, i wanted the map measurements not how big the island of Runeterra is, but the map that shows Runeterra (ya know, most maps comes with those little measurements to tell how long it is gonna take to get to point A to point B) Sorry for the late reply, i was busy and tired, don't know if you will answer, but would be grateful for your time
> [{quoted}](name=IArs3lynI,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=eNnnFs1t,comment-id=0000000000000000,timestamp=2019-07-08T20:36:31.735+0000) > > i know there was a certain "team" (or what some people called it, "department") who officially made the map. RiotArkem literally did say that he wasn't sure it was gonna be accurate (he did stated that he did his own prediction and all from wiki which has contain false information in the past, still has in the present. he also stated that he wasn't from the team who made the map, so he can't give that "100% confirm" message i was hoping for), which is why i'm asking from Riot Games. again, i wouldn't be asking unless i have some sort of measurement of something (for example, how tall the building we see on the map for Demacia, the building that is being shown to us on the map). From there i can make insane measurements about how big the map of Runeterra is. again, i wanted the map measurements not how big the island of Runeterra is, but the map that shows Runeterra (ya know, most maps comes with those little measurements to tell how long it is gonna take to get to point A to point B) > > Sorry for the late reply, i was busy and tired, don't know if you will answer, but would be grateful for your time Hey! So I am on the team that made the map; I'm very fond of it. However, we specifically did _not_ put a scale indicator on the map. Internally for Rioters only we do have scale indicators (and I made a document with a few example distances and estimated travel times in different weathers/times of the year, etc) but we chose not to have scale on this map. At this point, using the references and examples, some of which I mentioned above, people can get distances that are in the right kind of scale, but we've not publicly shown distances yet in hard numbers. I'm not sure if we're intending to in the near future. I'm sorry that's not the answer you were looking for. I'm not sure if I've misunderstood, but were you asking about the size of the buildings on the map, so you could work out the size of the continents? Because the map is not a literal representation - it's not a satellite map. The Runeterra map is stylized for clarity - the mountains are shown steeper than realistic, the rivers are wider than realistic, and the icons are symbols more like a Disneyland map than a photograph from space. I guess, I'm still unsure if I've answered your question or not. (Also, Runeterra isn't an island, but I suspect that's the tiredness talking :) )
: Shuriman mortal army equipment: Concepts, ideas, and what we know so far
I reached out to Graham to ask about the scale-shields, and, paraphrasing, he said he had been thinking of something kite-shield-like, and with actual scales on it - likely from a sandswimmer (but possibly claimed to be from dragons). Lightweight and tough. So pretty much as you suspected! :)
: But that exactly what i'm talking about, there no accurate measurements, and Riot Games should address that at least, since it is their work from one of their team
> [{quoted}](name=IArs3lynI,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=eNnnFs1t,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-07-07T17:02:41.896+0000) > > But that exactly what i'm talking about, there no accurate measurements, and Riot Games should address that at least, since it is their work from one of their team What do you mean "since it is their work from one of their team"? Also, hello Story Board regulars, yep - this thread is Bio-Bait. :) DerMangoJoghurt is right that an estimated marching time was given for the distance between the Immortal Bastion and the Great City of Demacia. However, we also said (well, I also said) that the map, as shown on the website, shows approximately 1/6th of the surface of an Earth-like oblate spheroid. Which is also information that can be (and I believe has been?) used to get approximate sizes. Lastly, because the map is a rectilinear projection, places near the poles look bigger than they should in comparison to places near the equator. So Shurima looks about the same size as Valoran on the map, but that is misleading - it has a larger area.
Hvsao (NA)
: In the long run who would win the battle for the title of supreme evil overlord? Mordekaiser or Veigar?
> [{quoted}](name=Hvsao,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=AsWfjBVH,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-06-19T19:44:02.134+0000) > > In the long run who would win the battle for the title of supreme evil overlord? Mordekaiser or Veigar? Well, I'm biased - but is it really a title if there's no-one left alive to call you by it?
: I love Veigar, though still don’t know the proper pronunciation of his name. I do love his whole thing about being evil... by destroying evil and taking their stuff. His short story embodies that champion so perfectly, it’s one of the only story’s I’ve read more than once from universe.
> Margaux sighed. “Yes, our village. Well, you see, we’ve come to our senses, and do humbly beg the mighty wizard, Gray Jar—” > >“It’s _Vay-gar_! Veigar!” > >“Sorry! Veigar! We humbly beg that you spare us and just, umm, you know… keep doing what you’re doing.” {{champion:45}} Pronunciation guide from the master of evil [himself](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/veigar-color-story/). ;)
: A Champion I have new respect for after Morde's VGU?
What do you mean? Veigar *IS* truly malicious and entirely competent!
GenoXx (NA)
: Do roads exist in Zaun at all?
What do you mean by roads? Because roads absolutely existed before the invention of the automobile - for people to walk along, for animals (horses, cows, oxen) to go along, for carts to be pulled along, for soldiers to march along, etc. Heck, Rome was famous for its roads, long before the internal combustion engine was a twinkling in the eye. Maybe I misunderstand the question.
: Like it, I would actually prefer to chose a picture from Zaun for my profile background over using a champion splash art.
> [{quoted}](name=Chembaron Yamada,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=oYEBAydH,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-05-23T10:47:39.318+0000) > > Like it, I would actually prefer to chose a picture from Zaun for my profile background over using a champion splash art. Me too. Especially that Zaun image on the screensaver thing - you know, the interior shot one? I hadn't actually seen that one before so it was a delight to discover it (I'm not familiar with all the work the WB team had made in the past, so I still find unexpected treasures now and then).
Noxxarian (EUNE)
: Lore Master Quiz, The First Edition - League of Legends, Lore Spotlight
Ooh well this was fun! WARNING - Slightly obfuscated **spoilers** below! I'll try not to make them obvious, but you have been warned! I got almost all of them (as you'd hope) but there were a couple that I got a different answer for, or just disagree with. Also, I confess that my skin-lore is remedial at best. (If it's not core Runeterra, then I'm less into it!) Speaking of which, I _loved_ the geography questions, but the one for Stage 3 I _strongly_ object to the answer! Definitely not what I'd go with. I'd have been impressed, and I would have conceeded my failure gracefully, if the answer had been the Arbormark. I got S2.Q3 wrong, and that's just me being rubbish. No excuses - I really should have got that! S3.Q1 I didn't know the answer and guessed, wrong, and I feel a little less bad about not knowing, but still. Could have done better. S3.Q2 I guessed, correctly. Skin lore!!! My nemesis! S3.Q3 I guessed, correctly, again! Not sure I have an excuse not for being more informed on that one though :( S3.Q4 I got right, confidently, but I'm actually not sure if that piece of lore is still true, since a recent update? S3.Q5 Correct again, but I winced at the skin-lore-ness of it. I guess I remembered slightly more than I thought I did. S3.Q7 I got this. Not sure if it's 'real lore' or not, but I got it! Love those things. S3.Q8 THIS QUESTION. I disagree that it's home. See above. As for my answer to the final question, I'd say that there is never one, without the other. (This isn't an official Rito answer - just my own take!)
: Comic suggestion
I can totally get where you're coming with this - when I was reading the Ashe comics, I found some YouTube videos of cold sounding harsh blowing wind sounds, and it put the shivers in me! For Lux, I can recommend Demacia Rising - I just gave it a read/listen and I like how (at least at the speed I read - your milage may vary) some of the music changes sync up with some impactful panels. Obviously, that's just luck, but the quiet intro was nice for the first pages too :) Demacia Rising https://youtu.be/8aluBPpzCHc Also, Sylas' theme is pretty good, but it seems a bit much for anything before page 8, imo. https://youtu.be/HvvRvND2m8s (I see from the comments, I'm by no means the first player to try listening to Demacia Rising with Lux's comic!)
: The Font on Universe
I'm going to channel another Rioter who knows about these sorts of things :D > Hello! > >The current web fonts we use on the Universe website are Beaufort for LoL (which is the official brand font for League of Legends) and a font called Spiegel for body copy and other contrasting type elements. > >I hope that helps :) -- _Riot MrParkinson_ (Visual Designer on the web team)
Falrein (EUW)
: Petition to add what's truly missing on the map...
Pff. Falrein. Trying to imply that you've only _just_ noticed the lack of the floating fortress. I'm pretty sure the second the map went live you went looking for it. I know you! {{sticker:sg-syndra}} (Cats5Ever)
: how awesome would it be if there were tour shirts with tour dates on the back with different places in runeterra
> [{quoted}](name=Cukulainn,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=ot4jQRxv,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-04-09T17:39:11.411+0000) > > how awesome would it be if there were tour shirts with tour dates on the back with different places in runeterra Partially the case? https://na.merch.riotgames.com/en/clothing/pentakill-tee.html (Only small sizes seem to be in stock atm.) Features tour dates in Valhalla, Asgard, Jotunheim, Noxus, Babylon, Troy, Shadow Isles, Atlantis, Pompeii, Avalon, Zaun, Camelot, and Helike. Oh and for the 2nd 'tour' (Small size, again): https://na.merch.riotgames.com/en/pentakill-ii-tee.html Shadow Isles, Stonehenge, Zaun, Noxus, Freljord, Bilgewater, Mount Olympus, New Wasteland.
: So that's why Twitch didn't get any lore updates until now.... The only way to truly create something giving you a clear picture of this champion would be to publish a scratch and sniff book with his story and the smell of Zauns sumps. {{champion:29}}
> [{quoted}](name=SatomiKun,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=7EBNz8ml,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2019-04-07T10:50:37.582+0000) > > So that's why Twitch didn't get any lore updates until now.... > > The only way to truly create something giving you a clear picture of this champion would be to publish a scratch and sniff book with his story and the smell of Zauns sumps. > {{champion:29}} ... ... ...! I wonder when the next Thunderdome is....
: Bio x Bardo
> [{quoted}](name=Lordredstonenr1,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=62kfpfKL,comment-id=000000050000,timestamp=2019-04-01T17:19:07.348+0000) > > Bio x Bardo Oh stop it, I'm blushing.
Xano501 (NA)
: I hears RIOT will do story of Sona and Ahri (not Wukong/Ahri)
What's that? We should ship Ahri and Bard, you say? Hrm. It might just work. {{champion:432}} {{champion:103}} Anyone else got some _super serious_ shipping requests, while we're here on this most special of days?
: > [{quoted}](name=Bioluminescence,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=3BMUW5gO,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2019-03-11T19:15:02.061+0000) > > I was trying to decide if the cultivairs counted for the question, but seeing as someone else has already answered, I can just pile on to this one! > I too would love to see some more cultivair action. I want to see what they're like inside, what they're growing, how they work, how they're given enough light, who works there, what the deal with all the "Pure Air" signs around them are - how much does it cost to go get a lungfull of plant farts, anyway!? > > Yeah. Cultivairs. Plant farts, get your plant farts, only One Gold Hex per hour. No seriously I would love some artwork inside the Cultivair constructions.
> [{quoted}](name=Tesla Effect,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=3BMUW5gO,comment-id=000300000000,timestamp=2019-03-11T22:11:58.365+0000) > > Plant farts, get your plant farts, only One Gold Hex per hour. No seriously I would love some artwork inside the Cultivair constructions. A gold hex?! That's too steep for me. I'll just hang around the door and breathe real deep whenever some fatcat goes through the airlock.
: The Cultivairs in the depths of Zaun. Ever since we got artwork for them, I want to explore them more. Maybe a story in which someone is meeting a Chembaroness in a cultivair she inhabits. They look beautiful and considering how cruel, polluted and dark Zaun usually is, these buildings make a great contrast for that. They look peaceful, they are an oasis of nature deep inside a city ruled by steel and glass. Hopefully we can experience their atmosphere through a comic or story some time in the future.
> [{quoted}](name=SatomiKun,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=3BMUW5gO,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-03-11T13:43:19.231+0000) > > The Cultivairs in the depths of Zaun. > > Ever since we got artwork for them, I want to explore them more. Maybe a story in which someone is meeting a Chembaroness in a cultivair she inhabits. > They look beautiful and considering how cruel, polluted and dark Zaun usually is, these buildings make a great contrast for that. They look peaceful, they are an oasis of nature deep inside a city ruled by steel and glass. > > Hopefully we can experience their atmosphere through a comic or story some time in the future. I was trying to decide if the cultivairs counted for the question, but seeing as someone else has already answered, I can just pile on to this one! I too would love to see some more cultivair action. I want to see what they're like inside, what they're growing, how they work, how they're given enough light, who works there, what the deal with all the "Pure Air" signs around them are - how much does it cost to go get a lungfull of plant farts, anyway!? Yeah. Cultivairs.
CritDoge (NA)
: Silence for the Damned is cut off with "nullnull"
Aaaaand that should be it sorted! Sorry again about the hiccough.
The Iceborn (EUNE)
: They will probably fix it soon, but thanks for sharing!
> [{quoted}](name=The Iceborn,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=BzWoJ5op,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-03-05T19:53:14.121+0000) > > They will probably fix it soon, but thanks for sharing! Yep! Another player called it out a couple of hours ago and I've reported it to the folks in charge of that sort of thing. Apparently this story in particular has had quite a few problems. I worry it might be the influence of the Volibear.
RISE994 (EUNE)
: i really don't know i've been asking this for a long time and no one answered me
> [{quoted}](name=RISE994,realm=EUNE,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=5JVjplLY,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-03-05T17:00:42.365+0000) > > i really don't know i've been asking this for a long time and no one answered me It's to differentiate them from the bio stories, and other short stories. **Bios** exist to give you a rundown of the whole champ up to 'today' - but it can be biased by their perspective. I've heard them described as "What the champion might tell someone to put in their Wikipedia article". They need to be pretty short so that they can be quickly read by folks who want a quick introduction. **Color stories** are also specific to a champion (like a bio) but are more of a singular example from their life. They can be from anyone's perspective. The use of the word "color" in this case, is more like "flavor" or "vividness" - it should give you a strong taste of what the champion is about. **Short Stories** are just what the other stories are called (at least, so far - we've said we're releasing a novella in the future). They can be from anyone's perspective, feature several, or no, champions, and don't have the same word count limits that bios and color stories do.
: Ionian Language (Constructed Scripts)
This is really fantastic. My Fizz no ult, you astound me again. I have such respect for your worldbuilding efforts.
floo (EUW)
: > Sivir once called Cassionpeia a "Noxian bitch" Is there any source of that or just mentioned? Would love to see
> Sivir thought again of Cassiopeia’s blade. That Noxian bitch sunk a blade in my back. I died. That should mean something. https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/featured/shurima/sivir
: Rek'Sai is my favorite LoL _Queen._
> [{quoted}](name=A Superb Villain,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=WERstcR9,comment-id=001000000001,timestamp=2019-03-01T20:23:23.246+0000) > > Rek'Sai is my favorite LoL _Queen._ Excellent point, well made. All hail her royal majesty.
Reiizm (NA)
: Lore facts that sound like bullshit but are actually 100% true
Paraphrasing one of our engineers: 1. Rammus once inspired a man to become a goat farmer. 1. Also, he once said something _other_ than "OK" - he said "Hmm". 1. Sivir once called Cassionpeia a "Noxian bitch". Spicy.
Terozu (NA)
: Kalista, Sivir, Taliyah, Ashe, Sejuani, Cassieopeia and Katarina are all _technically_ with a little stretching, princesses.
> [{quoted}](name=Terozu,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=WERstcR9,comment-id=0010,timestamp=2019-03-01T18:31:39.792+0000) > > Kalista, Sivir, Taliyah, Ashe, Sejuani, Cassieopeia and Katarina are all _technically_ with a little stretching, princesses. Kalista is definitely my favorite LoL Princess
: Nasus is several thousand years old and just payed off his student loans last week.
If I weren't Scottish, this would be _all too real_.
Reiizm (NA)
: Lore facts that sound like bullshit but are actually 100% true
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