Dear Lady Shyvana.
I know I am long-winded, but there are so many things I feel I should mention and ask.
Your primal nature intrigued me and I prefer your Boneclaw armor. I quickly found myself admiring the speed at which you tear through things during the matches that I summoned you. Everything is shredded and burned quickly, such as jungle creeps, minions, enemy junglers, other champions, undefended towers, Nashor, and that *other* dragon. There is is something very personal about your swiping and punching style that I admire. Most champions prefer to use weapons with a bit of reach, such as swords, staves, magic, but not you - and I like that. Makes you stand out even more, and this is even before you go into dragon form.
Yet I find you hard to place on a team unless I know and can trust every summoner present. Maybe it's a quirk of jungling, but once you're sighted by wards, enemies will run straight for their towers. While you're quick at foot, by the time you catch up it's already too late. Sometimes we can risk it, dive them, and safely get away, but other times it can end in frustrating results. Usually it is easier to go with a different jungler that can root the enemy in their tracks, and close distance even quicker like Rammus or Lee Sin. Granted I do often start by having you swoop in as dragon form with flames abound, unfortunately sometimes it's not enough to catch them. Caitlyn, Ezreal, Kassadin, in particular are adept at escaping, always annoying, as well as the summoners that use flash. I often opt for an oracles to tactically reduce enemy vision but it paints a big target on you that often ends in unfortunate death I'm sad to say. I'd like to apologize for those cases when you die under my control and hope that there aren't hard feelings.
But perhaps you can forgive me for when I do fully commit to a team fight you never let me down. All of their armor gets seared and one by one they fall to the glorious dragon slashing at their faces, or sometimes multiple in the same swing or breath of fire. I do tend to build you with Wriggle's Lantern, Wits End, Trinity Force, sometimes Warmogs or Frozen Malet, paired with Atmas Impaler. Do you have any other item suggestions? I want to learn how to be adept and proficient with you, but it has been a challenge thus far.
Perhaps you might be glad to hear this, but I mostly summon Ionians and Demacians. My common picks are Irelia, Ahri, Vayne, Soraka, Sona, occasionally Lee Sin, Akali, and Kennen. But when I'm obligated to play the mage/middle-lane for the team, there aren't many options coming from either city state, especially Demacia. And before you mention her, I've had a falling out with Luxanna. For the amount of finesse she requires landing skill shots, she doesn't quite seem powerful enough to warrant selecting her. Or rather it is a lot easier to simply pick one of the many many Noxian mages that fit the role. As irksome as as it is to summon them, they do often garner easier success. They are frequently direct and devastating with their magic, prime examples being Leblanc, Cassiopeia, Katarina, Annie, Swain, even the resident Morgana as well as others. Comparatively there are not nearly as many suited for the role coming from Demacia nor Ionia. Why do you think that is? Is it because Noxus encourages power over discipline, or something else entirely?
Also, I'm glad to hear that you don't think ill of Riven. She seems to have had a hard past, and can probably use any niceties that she can get. But earlier you suggested she was not comparable to you in strength. I'd like to counter by pointing out that most humans can't wield such a gigantic weapon with two hands, let alone one, and with such mobility too. The only other human that compares is Tryndamere. I could spare some consideration for Xin Zhao and Jarvan, but the pole-arm type weapons are a lot easier to wield than an oversize sword. So I dare say Riven has similar strength to you - I mean how many champions do you see fighting *and winning* with broken weapons?
I guess I'll ask a couple of last questions since it's not every day that a champion is willing to answer.
What are your thoughts on Irelia, Will of the Blades? You two seem to have similar fighting styles, even if it is with different tools. And by that I mean, you tend to build similar items, which lead you to a very armored but still damaging and aggressive role. You even mentioned that you don't mind being 'crowd controlled' if it helps out the team, and Irelia does that with even greater ease, resisting such effects in the heart of battle.
Also have you discussed much with Ahri? I figure since the two of you share being half-human that it would be common enough ground to start up a conversation. She's very peculiar, and I haven't yet figured out if her seduction and soul-tapping are malicious, mischievous, or simply her way of surviving. Though I suppose the League does her a service by allowing her to use her powers on enemy champions, as opposed to innocent lives. From what I've heard prior to her joining, she had serious regrets harming people with her magic.
I eagerly await your response and hope that your day has been going well.
Dear Shyvana I come back with more questions.
What do you say to a political marriage between yourself and someone from Noxus? Say Le Blanc? or Urgot Imagine if it can unite the two kingdom and everyone will enjoy the peace to come until one of you divorces.
In such a relationship who is on the top and who is on the bottom?
When you feed the enemy team what goes through your mind?
How do you feel about gay marriages? And say if you found Wukong proposing to Jarvan IV and he became your gym partner how would you feel about being family with a talking monkey?
Imagine if you were going on a camping trip to Zaun Beach with fellow Ionians and Noxians but because there wasn't enough room in the Ionian van you had to hitch a ride with Noxian campervan and your stuck with Cassiopia, Katarina, Urgot, Sion, Swain, Le Blanc and Talon how would you go about breaking the ice? What could you possibly talk about with the champions that doesn't like Demacians?
What do you think about the political state of Diremaul and it's current inhabitants?
If one day Garen came home with Frostmourne strapped to his hand how would you react?
If you can invite one Hero from Azeroth to represent Demacia in the League who would it be and why?
In your opinion what do you think happens when two Night Elves reproduce? Would they be in bear form or cat form or half and half with a bit of humanoid form?
If one day Lok'farians (Imagine if there were an army of UN-CCable Vikings) decided to launch a full scale invasion over Demacia with the help of Noxus and Ionians who decided they don't like Demacians anymore, how would the Demacians retaliate? Would they force the Yordle army to march against her enemies?
Do you agree Ninjas are faster than Light?
Is it true that the dragon you find in both the twisted treeline and summoner's rift are your brothers?
Imagine if Jax had a REAL weapon, would you be scared of him?
If you can make a cameo appearance in another game what would it be and why?
Why do you think the Summoners like to play around with Heroes? Why don't they just settle their differences by igniting the Summoner in the other room?
How do you feel about the Dragon Slayer Jarvan skin?
Have you ever met a Dovahkiin?
Summoners have told me that from their perspective, the champions they control sometimes do not wear their typical apparel and sometimes look completely different and even have different mannerisms such as Cho'gath changing into a gentleman with a monocle, suit, and a cane(which i would be led to believe to be hilarious). My question is, do champions on the fields of Justice happen to see all of these changes, such as Morgana in her baking outfit and Annie wearing a bear costume with Tibbers in Annie's dress being able to see each other, or can only the summoners see this. Thank you for your response.
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