: You and I both know Yorick would use the world rune to stir the vial of blessed water around his neck and then sip it like a hyper-power energy drink.
: Who are your favorite champs what do you think they would do if they found a world rune?
Yorick probably would be SUPER conflicted in using the power of the rune, but ultimately would give into it to try to revert the Shadow Isles back into Blessed Isles.
: I wholeheartedly agree, when Janna got her lore update, and I read her short story, I literally cried, and reading it still tears me up to this day. It's so fun to play Janna, knowing her lore. I'm not just "some healer" I'm an ancient goddess of the winds, watcher of the oceans, and bringer of hope to the hopeless.
Dude, if there was ever a story that made me connect to the champion it was exactly Janna's. I thought she was just a generic wind mage before and after reading the story I thought she was SO cool.
: The Value of Lore
My tear is fully stacked. You cannot believe how happy reading this post makes me. Thanks for these words...
: Are you REALLY just doing it because we care about it, or maybe, just a small possibility, hear me out here, a GAME STUDIO has some interest in flashing out their IP for future products? I mean an aweful lot of people worked hard on all that art, all these people would need to be paid, it would be silly not to assume that this was not done with some plan to make this profitable in the future. Actually, you're the best person to ask, Mr. BRAND MANAGER. So what are the planes of the Runeterra IP for the future? I'm sure you can tell us a little of it...
Of course having a strong IP is important for the future of the company. But if no one cared and no one really asked for any of this, we wouldn't dedicate resources into it. Think about esports. Today it makes total sense to have it, but back when we started our exploration into esports it wasn't so obvious and it actually **didn't** make financial sense to invest in it. We just did it because we liked it as players and we knew there was potential to keep our players happy and engaged. Lore and IP development is the same. Games don't **need** a strong IP to be successful, but because our players (including a lot of Rioters) are so passionate about it, we developed more and more always growing as the demand for it also grew. So, all in all, Riot is and has always been (I've been here for 6 years now lol) a player-centric company, so if we find that what we do resonates with players we grow support for it.
: I love seeing how the changes in lore and the world effect this board
I feel the same, tbh. And honestly the reason why we at Riot do more and more of these things is exactly because you guys care about it, so thanks for the continuous support throughout the years :)
: Now the big question is, Is Runeterra flat?
I for one welcome our Flatterran overlords
: Confessions of a Broken Blade Ch. 1 | LORE VAULT NARRATION
Oh, this is really cool. Thanks for making it! Please do more of these.
: I'm happy You're happy All the other fans are happy Mordekaiser is happy and so is the rest of Pentakill The only unhappy person right now is Teemo who's recovering from being kicked in his oh so punchable furry face.
: RIOT! You truly nailed what Mordekaiser should be in this music video!
Solideus (EUNE)
: Pff, old news. Vastaya were introduced, like, three years ago. Yawn! Try to keep up, slowpokes!
Yeah, guys... c'mon! This is old news, I don't see what the fuss is all about
: Stories from the League Universe: The Best of the Best (In My Opinion)
What a great collection! I'm still a little bit biased towards the epicness of [Shadow and Fortune](http://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/shadow-and-fortune-story/), but some of my favorite stories are definitely also in your list. gg!
: Hot damn, you're the tenth person to ask me that XD To answer your question, I didn't actually know the band existed until I made this name. I got the name through this: 1. I watched "Over the Garden Wall." If you don't know what that is, it's a miniseries that ran on cartoon network. In it, the main antagonist, The Beast, has a woodsman grinding the Edelwood Trees into oil for a lantern said to have the soul of the woodsman's lost daughter. I liked the symbolism of the lantern as one's "torch to burn" so I wanted to incorporate that into my name when I had to decide on a name. 2. It worked with the phrase. The most memorable episode of the show to me is "Songs of the Dark Lantern", where the main characters find themselves in a mysterious inn where they are told of the beast. The entire episode takes place at night in the rain, which makes the entire scene, and hte one that follows, which is about a confrontation with the woodsman, all the more atmospheric and unsettling. Since that last scene was partly about the lantern, and the oil being burned to keep it lit, and given the general vibe of the episode, especially given the time that the woodsman is usually shown doing his work (at night), it worked. I hope my incredibly nerdy answer did a good job of answering your question!
ahhhh nice! That nerdy answer was just what I needed today
: Dang, a rioter saw htis and commented! This is a big day. Thanks to the team for continually putting out these new lores. They're really good, no matter what some people may say.
I will pass along the kind words. Personal curiosity though: is your summoner name because of the [band](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Oil) or just the [general expression](http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/burn+the+midnight+oil)?
: You know the new lore is good when it's added to my class's reading list
That is really cool! Thanks for sharing that :)
: I just want to say thanks for replying to both of my comments, a small voice in the masses. I know every question I throw at Riot can't always be seen or answered by those who can do something about it. Also, while I love the LoL lore and the universe site, I think pushing this content in the client more would help more people that are interested in seeing it. Malicious Metal's idea sounds pretty cool tbh
Hey thank **you** for taking the time to read the stories and provide us feedback here on the forums.
: It is definitely not easy to find if you're just new to the game and want to know about characters. I also often meet people in game who know very little about the lore. Maybe a lot of them just don't care, but some of them seem interested. More of those quick tips in the loading screen, maybe? That could be used to deliver short lore trivia. Or give more hilariously useless tips XD
Ah that's great feedback. How do you usually find these new stories? Do you see the communication in the client? Boards? Reddit? Other sites (S@20)?
: If you don't mind, why was Twitch excluded from the event? Singed, the other Zaun champ thats missing from the site kinda got new lore anyways by the Warwick teasers so I give him a pass. I've been looking forward to a Twitch specific story for a while so I'm a little sad he's missing from the site.
With all these lore events we do there is always a chance that we will leave out a champion or two either because we want to flesh them out more or because we are happy with where they currently are or even because they are just too many from a faction that we simply can't tackle all at once. This is what happened during the Bilgewater event, same as The Shadow Isles event in 2015, and Piltover and Zaun now. We will eventually get to all of them, but we see these events as opportunities for us to tell the right stories at the right time rather than just rushing them for the sake of the event. As a fan of both Twitch and Singed (Zaun and Shadow Isles are my favorite regions, btw) I understand this doesn't feel great, but I assure you they will get updated at some point soon (tm).
: To be frank if you're a lorehound like most of us here you easily just dive into the stories as soon as they get released but it's true that most players are just reminded of the existence of Lore by Sharjo or other outlets like Reddit. I feel, a little popup in the client could be really cool, one that you can simply disable if you're not a fan of lore. The layout is great and you can easily find the good stuff, notifying fans is the only thing that might be implemented. Just my personal opinion though^^
That's great feedback, thanks!
: I love how you release the champion stories in small numbers so people can genuinely enjoy them all instead of just flocking to ONE story and only that one being discussed. *cough* Viktor being saved for last probably *cough*
Yeah, we tried several different ways as you might remember, but releasing them in small batches seems to be the preferred way. Is there anything else we can improve on? Is it easy to read/find the stories? How do you know when they come out? Is it the 'Sharjo effect'? Is there a better way for you to engage around these things?
Sharjo (EUW)
: A New Site for Zaun has Appeared!
Hope you guys enjoy the stories. Please keep giving us feedback on how we can improve not only on the story-telling side, but also on how we deliver them (site layout, how we display stories, the cadence of delivery, etc), as this year we aim to deliver a lot for you and want to keep improving on how we do it.
Meep Man (NA)
: Soon _tm_
Sharjo (EUW)
: Tl;DR Lore 2016
you are a god
: Short Story Finder
This is a great idea! I'll bring it to the team, thanks for the feedback
: Well, if it weren't for YOU guys at Riot we wouldn't even be here discussing Undead Revenants and how many parallels there are between said Iron Tyrant and Metal Music! ^^ So, I think this makes us https://yt3.ggpht.com/-B9olP9QwO7k/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/W_Ghu2sCW04/s900-c-k-no-mo-rj-c0xffffff/photo.jpg
: {{champion:82}} Hue?
I'm Brazilian, so it's relevant in that sense. Btw, I'm a big fan of your posts :) Shadow Isles / Morde PLUS Metal fan? You're one of mine!
: > [{quoted}](name=LeaoC,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=i9d3ckvI,comment-id=00050000,timestamp=2016-11-29T20:11:08.222+0000) > > A map? ok... You monstrous tease. I had wanted to be the monstrous tease and you beat me to it! Bah.
huuehuheueuheuheuhe (relevant laugh)
: I SEE A MAP! http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/3/37/LoL_Facebook_Icon_09.gif/revision/latest?cb=20161029213617 RITO PLS, (I want it now).
: The new Fan Art Hub... is a GREAT IDEA!
We're glad you liked it. Your idea is great and I'm sure to pass it to our devs. They have a sizeable backlog of features they want to add in the future, so this can potentially be there.
Fasmodey (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Jaredan,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=a6QKoAqK,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2016-11-16T21:16:10.136+0000) > > In a flash... It is so awesome to know appearance of factions officially! It makes lore much more alive. Absolutely love it. Especially Shadow Isles and Demacia. Demacia is more beautiful than I imagined.
We're glad that you like it. Please, please, please, don't forget to provide feedback as this is Beta and our intention is to 100% support this (content AND feature-wise) continuously.
: Puns
I love League Puns
Fasmodey (EUW)
: I love Story, Art & Sound Board
I really like it too. Some of the theories created here are mind-blowing and super inspiring.
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jac80JB04NQ
Big metalhead here as well! LOVE me some JP! \m/


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