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2 Weeks Ago
Madmen of Zaun by CupcakeTrap (edited by Montesque64, Agrofox, and Etonio)
Hello lore forum! I've just finished converting all the prior Factions lore and gameplay updates into web pages; previously they'd been a combination of forum posts and Google Docs.
I've recently written up a new piece, Madmen of Zaun, in which a nearly-defeated Noxus reveals it has some tricks left up its sleeves. Let me know what you think.
For more information on Factions, visit the front page of LeagueFactions.net. In short, Factions is a game mode in which Summoners declare for a particular faction for the course of a storyline and fight matches using faction-specific rosters. The balance of power between the two factions is a quantitative measurement of dominance; winning matches earns a faction points and losing them loses points. The balance of power shapes the course of the storyline (together with interactive lore updates like this one) and determines the ultimate winner.
The current storyline, Shon-Xan, is an homage to the original Riot-run Noxus vs. Ionia tournament. It is an unusual Factions storyline in that, in contrast to previous storylines, it focuses on only two factions. Noxian refugees from the Void War have settled on the Ionian island of Shon-Xan, provoking warfare punctuated by League intervention.
An overview of the Factions saga to date is available here.
So yeah. What do you think? The new WW/Soraka lore deprives me of my ability to joke that "Soraka sacrificed her divinity to turn Warwick into a mid-tier jungler", but I have to say I think it sets up a more interesting dynamic going forward.