Who is the Supreme Commander of Ionia during Conflicts?

Irelia 59 47.20%
Karma 66 52.80%
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The Supreme Command of Ionia: Irelia or Karma?

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Riot Cidem

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02-03-2011

While Karma outranks Irelia in terms of politics and the social welfare of Ionia, who outranks who on the Fields of Justice? Who was giving the orders during the Invasion of Noxus? Basically, who's at the highest chain of command when ever there is a conflict?

Irelia, the Ionian Captain of the Guard

or

Karma, the Duchess of Ionia


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NerdyDan

Senior Member

02-03-2011

karma, cuz more ppl play her so she wins more


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SethCypher

Senior Member

02-03-2011

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Originally Posted by NerdyDan View Post
karma, cuz more ppl play her so she wins more
That...made little to no sense.

I would say Irelia since she is captain of the guard, whilst the Duchess DOES play a significant role during war she also has to mind other issues.


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Riot Cidem

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02-03-2011

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Originally Posted by NerdyDan View Post
karma, cuz more ppl play her so she wins more
Lol, but Irelia is FOTM at the moment. =)

Would you guys say Karma is the Strategical Commander, while Irelia is the Tactical Commander?

In that Karma is in charge of planning the overall goals to be achieved in the conflict, while Irelia is in charge of carrying those goals out while on the field?


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Vesh

Game Designer

02-03-2011

Neither, actually. Irelia's brother has supreme command over Ionia. Irelia is captain of the guards, but still takes orders from her brother, who took their father's place when he died.


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Riot Cidem

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02-03-2011

We actually don't know what happened to Irelia's brother. The last we heard about Zelos was that he traveled to Demacia to get help. We never heard back, so he could be lost at sea for all we know.


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K D Bonez

Senior Member

02-03-2011

As far as is known, Ionia is ruled by multipal clans. It's not like Noxus where there's a single ruling party.


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Riot Cidem

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02-03-2011

I'm sure they do. But in a conflict, especially in war, there needs to be a least one person that stands up and says "follow me".

While the Ionian Elders may decide as a group the best strategy and direction to take, there needs to be someone with the final say on the best tactic fulfill that strategy. To have multiple people at the very top of command would just lead to slow decisions, possible arguments, and miscommunication.

In politics, group thinking can work by itself with no central leader. In war, due to the need for quick decisions, a central leader is needed, at least on the battlefield.


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Cinadon

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02-03-2011

I assume from her Judgement that she was given the political title of Duchess of Ionia in recognition for her deeds on the battlefield during the Noxian invasion.

Irelia seems to hold some military rank, but Captain of the Guard, doesn't seem like it is a top-tier position.

I would say Karma out ranks Irelia in the military structure of Ionia.

However, either the Ionian Elders, Irelia's brother, or another yet unnamed person(s) would be who Karma would get her orders from during a military conflict.


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Riot Cidem

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02-04-2011

Well, in her lore, Karma was "made the figurehead of the Ionian resistance". While I'm sure the Elders collectively made the decisions, Karma seemed like the one giving out the final orders.