Creative Design AMA - Diana, Scorn of the Moon

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Arance

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08-08-2012

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Not all Solari are warriors; most are scholars, leaders, priests, etc. Leona (or the Chosen of the Sun at any point) is their warrior-leader, and those that follow her craft would train to be protectors/defenders in battle.
Oh-ho, but having an army of protectors/defenders in battle is quite useless by itself! So who is it that they're protecting/defending now?

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What will she be doing after joining the League? (Please don't say stand up comedy)
You ever notice how Sun people ride like this? While Moon people ride like THIS?


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IronStylus

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08-08-2012
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This thread is pertinent to my interests..


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MrHarz

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08-08-2012

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This thread is pertinent to my interests..
Dammit Parot.

You got my hopes up for more answers.


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Swippinfrafes

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08-08-2012

I've got two questions:

Of the "rivalry" pair champions, who do you think Diana would relate to most? Morgana and Diana would probably find a lot of common ground, as Morgana views Kayle's faction as tyrannical and oppressive. This seems to line up with Diana's general view of the Solari, don't you think? Could there be an unstable alliance forged between the fallen angels and the Lunari?

Second, - and this is more general - what steps did you or other Creative Designers take in order to get into your position? I'd like to apply to Creative Design after I've got my BA, and would like to know how to gear myself. Could I...add you?

Many thanks, Diana is sweet!


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Dr Toenail

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08-08-2012

Where is Skribbles with my Varus tattoo picture?

Also, speaking of Varus, could she relate to Varus in any way? Being the dark hero outcast sort of type


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Renekton Bot

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08-08-2012

Alright, I've got a couple of questions.

1) What happens to Diana on nights with a new moon?

2) Diana and Leona seem to share a complicated relationship. Any chance you'd let me write allllll about it?

3) How does Diana feel about Warwick? They're both technically creatures of the moon, kinda.

4) Do the phases of the moon have any effect on Diana's mood?

5)How does Diana feel about crocodiles?

5a) Say she was in a room with a crocodile and holding a bottle of scale polish. Would she help a brother out?

6) Did Diana wash that armor before she put it on? I figured no, since she must have been pretty far away from a trustworthy water source.

6a) Were there spiders in it when she put it on? Eww, I hope not.

7) Say a crocodile wanted to take Diana out to a "Welcome to the League" dinner. What is her favorite kind of food?

7a) Don't say "Moon Pies"

8) Is that armor bound to her now, or can she remove it at will?

8a) Can... other people remove it, if you know what I mean?

9) Is Diana ticklish?

10) What's her favorite color?

11) How does Diana feel about Solar eclipses? Lunar ones?

12) What sort of birds did the Lunari prefer? Owls, I'm assuming.

13) Who would win in a fight, a Solari Battle Parrot or a Lunari War Owl?



I'd like to close by stating that these questions are purely for hypothetical purposes and in no way reflect a desire to ditch my beautiful, canon girlfriend Ahri, who I love with all of my hate-filled heart.

And on that note,

14) What does Diana think of foxes?

14) How about foxes AND crocodiles? You know, at the same time?


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Dave of Canada

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08-08-2012

Three questions which relate to each other.

What are Diana's motivations for joining the League? Why'd the League allow her to join? Considering she's made her presence throughout the world known through the League, how did the nations react to her presence?


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RiotRunaan

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08-08-2012
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Will she gain a sort of following similar to how Malzahar and Viktor have their followings/cults?
It depends on how she goes about it. Right now, being as used to solitude and isolation as she is, the idea of building a cult following doesn't quite occur to her--she's devoting herself to finding and executing the rest of the corrupt Solari (and, of course, Leona).

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I already made a thread to this effect earlier but I'm curious what the ideologies of the Solari and Lunari actually are. What currently have no idea what either organisation does, or aims to do, with their power, much less how well-known and represented they are across Valoran.

In conjunction with the above:

Diana's lore makes it clear she is intent to hunt down and kill the Solari, wherever she finds them. How often do Solari, other than Leona, actually leave their compound on Mount Targon and how would Diana go about tracking them down?

What would/will Diana do when the Solari are finally eradicated?
This is stuff we'd like to develop elsewhere, but I'll give what detail I can. The Solari would call themselves protectors, guardians, and keepers of light and warmth on Valoran. From their perch upon the peak of Mt. Targon, they watch over the world. It is the duty of their Chosen of the Sun to protect the weak throughout the land, but I imagine other Solari leave the mountain sometimes to travel and spread the light. Over time, however, some of their motives may have been twisted.

As for what Diana would do should she succeed at eradicating the Solari... I think there's an element of her tragic story here. She's given herself a very singular and fatalist purpose, and I don't believe she's ever allowed herself to stop and think about the end-game... and if she has, she doesn't have a very... positive view of her ongoing role in the world once her mission is complete. More food for thought.

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How/Why did she join the league?
The same way that everyone else joined the League--and she joined primarily to find Leona.

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Does Diana truly believe that Solari who convert to her way of thinking can be trusted? Why does she offer them that alternative when Leona, the person she thought would be most receptive, could not look beyond the things that she had done?

How does one convert from worship of the sun to that of the moon? How large is Diana's current congregation?

If Leona swallowed her pride and offered Diana the acceptance she craves, would she still accept that the Solari and Lunari could co-exist?
A lot of the amount of trust Diana would place in other Solari rests on Leona, in truth. Leona is the remaining figurehead of the Solari, and her trust or acceptance informs that of the rest of her followers. Leona's lack of acceptance pushes her further into the belief that there can be no reconciliation.

If Leona were to concede and offer peace, well... that would be a point of incredible conflict for Diana, and it goes deeper than their ideological conflict. As a Solari acolyte, Diana admired Leona a great deal from afar. Before becoming the Chosen of the Moon and learning everything about the corruption in the Solari, she saw Leona as the ultimate good, a valiant protector. A small amount of that trust and longing for acceptance would remain. As for what would happen... well, that would be telling.

As I mentioned before, Diana is alone--she currently has no congregation.

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How do Pantheon and the Rakkor view her? I know there's some sort of reverence for the Solari coming from them because Leona was spared from death because of the power of the sun she displayed. And what does she think about them in return?
The Rakkor, like most of the Solari, have become unaware that a moon-worshiping culture ever existed, so they're largely "blinded," if you will, by the Solari's influence. Most of them would be very quick to consider Diana nothing more than a heretic and a murderer, and Diana would see them in the same corrupt light as she views the Solari themselves. Pantheon is likely very conflicted, but as Leona's childhood friend, his choice, for the moment, should be clear.

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I think Diana would have a vague respect for another who used the night to strike down 'evil', while Vayne would simply see a cruel figure who used unnatural magics to kill and destroy. They would be enemies, one way or another, because any effort from Vayne to interfere with Lunari business would get her on Diana's hit-list.
As I mentioned before, unless they had a heart-to-heart and learned a lot about each other, this is pretty accurate. It does depend, though, on how much they come to know each other's story and identity.

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Would Diana and Morgana get along? They both were exiled from their societies for being different, so they may share some common ground.
I think so, yes. If I had to choose a possible "ally" for Diana, it'd be Morgana.

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First of all , By carefully listening to Diana's Login Music(and also reading what Saiyaka said) , It seems like it has a sad tone music and It also seems like the story hides something. By reading Leona's Judgement/Story , It looks like they were forcing her to kill someone(like a Tradition to do or so) , By reading Diana's lore , the Elders called her a heretic and wanted to execute her just because she worshipped the Moon and found some proofs about It.

Now I wonder , Is this conflict really direct between Leona and Diana now , or It shouldn't be really direct and someone/some people is behind all this? What does all this story hides?
If I'm reading your question correctly (and please tell me if I'm not), yes, the story is "hiding" something. The idea is that the sun is "blinding" and that the Solari elders have hidden something from their followers (and Leona) all along. An overall question the story behind Leona and Diana is trying to drive at is really--who is truly in the wrong, and where did this begin? Leona and Diana are in some respects victims of circumstance and a cycle that began long before they were born, but the burden of reconciliation or utter destruction has come to rest upon their soldiers.

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RiotRunaan you are a pure genius.

Are you single ? :3
Ahaha, sadly, no! Flattered, though. :3

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Diana learned to use her abilities over the moon incredibly quickly in relation to how long she knew about the Lunari. How did she manage to become a master in the art so quickly?
The moment Diana was Chosen, and in that moment, it was as though she'd known how to call upon the moon's power all along. It's a part of her ascension that she immediately understands the extent of her abilities--that doesn't mean they can't be refined, though.

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What was Diana like, before she was dubbed a heretic? She clearly became very bitter afterwards, but she still seems to have a glimmer of humor squirreled away inside her.

Does Diana have any hobbies or interests, aside from the usual revenge motivations and such?

The marking on her forehead is clearly meant to be the sign of the Lunari, however it seems to clearly have been placed on her magically. Is it a side-effect of her armor? Does it have any meaning aside from being a sign of loyalty she placed on herself/the armor placed on her?
Early on, when Diana first began questioning the teachings of her Solari elders, I imagine she was incredibly eager and thoughtful in her approach. But what began as almost-innocent questions gradually earned her more and more scorn and derision from her peers. She was always a bit stubborn, though, and continued on her path despite the punishment she suffered for it. Diana became bitter, cold, and unforgiving, but she was right all along--that's worth something, isn't it? Isn't it...? : )

Hobbies include moon-gazing... and long walks on the beach.

The mark appeared on her forehead when she ascended as Chosen of the Moon.

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Does Warwick feel an inexplicable attraction towards Diana?

How does Fizz feel about Diana, since the moon controls the tides?
Nahh.

I don't think Fizz realizes how the tides work, so I doubt he sees Diana as anything but "totally no fun at all," because she frowns too much and has no time for games.

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1) Does Diana draw her power from the Moon? E.g. Does she gain powers while the moon is up? What if the sky is clear with no moon? (In the event of a Solar Eclipse?)

2) Will Ezreal study the armor of Diana and possibly try to find relics (new items) from the Lunari culture?

3) What is Diana's opinion on Soraka since she was originally one of the main power wielders of the stars?

4) Does Diana consider Nocturne to be a foe? Is she aware of who he is and his capabilities? (Since most fears surge because of the night)

5) Does diana have any friends from the league similiar to who her such as Riven?

6) Finally
What does Diana hope to bring to the people who believe in the moon?
1. Her powers are for the most part constant, but the idea of an eclipse is interesting to consider... if you'll note the state of the sun and the moon in her splash art, you might get an idea of how this could work.

2. If Ezreal goes digging around Mt. Targon, he might find some relics.

3. I think Diana would be interested in Soraka's connection to the stars, but I think Soraka's magic is quite different than Diana's. Diana might also consider Soraka too peaceful and passive.

4. I don't think Diana considers Nocturne a foe on a personal level, no.

5. I mentioned Morgana before, but Riven's interaction with Diana could also be interesting. Riven might think that Diana went too far, though, in her actions against the Solari elders.

6. If Diana gains followers, she might have a difficult time acting as a real leader for them. It isn't in her nature. She's learned to be solitary. Either way, though, if she ever gained followers, I think she'd want them to feel accepted and empowered.


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Yohan Leafheart

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08-08-2012

My theorycraft has been skiped over =( should I put it in the form of a question?


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Melancholy Exile

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08-08-2012

Forgive me, Runaan, but you didn't quite address one of my questions. Diana's lore states that "She now presents her foes with a terrible ultimatum: revere the moon's light, or die by her crescent blade". That clearly implies that she, in some way, offers Solari the opportunity to convert to her own faith and avoid their destruction.

Would she really trust a former Solari, who promised to put their arms aside, and grant them amnesty?