Thresh!

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HerbaNoctis

Senior Member

01-07-2013

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
Lore developments! Shadow Isles! New champion!

Lore: "Thresh is a twisted reaper whose hungry chains ensnare the souls of the living. A moment's hesitation at the sight of his ghostly visage and there is no escape. He leaves in his wake hollow corpses, their souls ripped loose and trapped in the sickly green light of his lantern. The Chain Warden takes sadistic joy in tormenting his victims, both before and after their deaths. His grim task is never complete, and he stalks the land for ever more resolute spirits to unravel.
Thresh carves careful, deliberate paths through Valoran. He handpicks his targets individually, devoting his full attention to each soul in turn. He isolates and toys with them, gradually eroding their sanity with his twisted, maddening humor. Once Thresh takes an interest in a soul, he does not relent until he possesses it. He then drags those he captures back to the Shadow Isles for an unimaginably dreadful fate. This is his only purpose.
Little is known about the Chain Warden's past, and many of the details live only in nursery rhymes and campfire tales. They tell of a sadistic jailer from centuries past who took great delight in torturing his wards. Patient and brutal, he used a variety of methods to break his victims' minds before their bodies succumbed to his grisly designs. Chains were the jailer's preferred instruments of terror. Their shrill scrape marked his dreadful approach and promised agony to those he visited. His dark reign went unchallenged until his prisoners escaped during a massive riot. They overwhelmed him, and without ceremony or remorse, hanged him from his own chains. Thus began the unlife of the horrible specter known as Thresh, or so the tales go.
Thresh now haunts the land, leaving an aftermath of horror and despair. However, there is a devious purpose behind his dark machinations, and the meager spirits of average men are insufficient. He seeks stronger souls. Only when he has broken the wills of Valoran's most resilient warriors will he finally have what he needs.

Basically he is coming to the League in order to collect the souls of the most powerful champions to strengthen the armies of the undead.
This does raise an interesting question: why is the Institute of War letting him in if he is readily admitting his goals which aren't exactly something that the supposedly impartial League would want to be condoning.
Hmmm, interesting.


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KiteMeGood

Senior Member

01-08-2013

Because the league is impartial, if they let beasts like Cho into the League, then reapers like Thresh are welcome. Besides, with the amount of prospective champions who's either overdue for death (maokai and zyra) or just waiting to be broken (Veigar and Teemo) he isn't going to leave or defy the League any time soon.

"Mine, haven't you grown stronger...too bad now I await to consume the souls you have taken Veigar, yours included."


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HerbaNoctis

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01-08-2013

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Originally Posted by KiteMeGood View Post
Because the league is impartial, if they let beasts like Cho into the League, then reapers like Thresh are welcome. Besides, with the amount of prospective champions who's either overdue for death (maokai and zyra) or just waiting to be broken (Veigar and Teemo) he isn't going to leave or defy the League any time soon.

"Mine, haven't you grown stronger...too bad now I await to consume the souls you have taken Veigar, yours included."
They kinda accidentally summoned Cho'Gath and then imprisoned him. He's being forced to fight, he isn't fighting for the Shadow Isles.


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aqu649

Junior Member

01-09-2013

anyone ever remember the lore saying that minions had no souls? why do minions sometimes drop souls for Thresh's lantern then?


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EpicFrogNinja

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01-09-2013

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anyone ever remember the lore saying that minions had no souls? why do minions sometimes drop souls for Thresh's lantern then?
Maybe some minions develop a spark of sentience as they are walking up the lanes. Right before they are slaughtered by carries.


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Vongeo

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01-10-2013

I'm glad they figured out we liked knowing why they joined the league, after telling them for a couple champions


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HerbaNoctis

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01-10-2013

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I'm glad they figured out we liked knowing why they joined the league, after telling them for a couple champions
Well the thing is, the reasons why Elise joined the League are supposed to be odd and mysterious. That's because there is no good reason for her to be in the League other than to fight for the Shadow Isles. There's something brewing on the horizons.


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KiteMeGood

Senior Member

01-13-2013

Also, on Thresh makes me think about Nocturne. Given how we found Nocturne at the Treeline, now you wonder if Nocturne is the combined nightmares of the prisoners kept by Thresh eventually released and Graves' captivity served as the breaking point for Nocturne.


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Hunter Zolomon

Member

01-13-2013

He's probably a recruiter of sorts for the Isles and came to the League for the purpose of reaping powerful souls to fill the ranks with.


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Frequently

Senior Member

01-15-2013

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anyone ever remember the lore saying that minions had no souls? why do minions sometimes drop souls for Thresh's lantern then?
Sometimes you run out of wood and metal and stuff and have to throw in whatever spare orphans you have on hand.
Standard stuff, really


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