Sivir's new lore feels like a placeholder

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Yousonerfed

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10-11-2013

The ending for it is REALLY abrupt. Cassipeia opens some ancient door and then... nothing. It's like the ending to The Sopranos.

Is it this way because Cassiopeia is getting a retcon, and you can't spoil the surprise until it's finished? If so, then I think you'd better get Cassie's updated lore done sooner rather than later.

Otherwise, you're gonna have "Kat's new lore" all over again.


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Grand Viper

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10-11-2013

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The ending for it is REALLY abrupt. Cassipeia opens some ancient door and then... nothing. It's like the ending to The Sopranos.

Is it this way because Cassiopeia is getting a retcon, and you can't spoil the surprise until it's finished? If so, then I think you'd better get Cassie's updated lore done sooner rather than later.

Otherwise, you're gonna have "Kat's new lore" all over again.
...What are you talking about? Sivir's new lore?


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URAMOOSE

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10-11-2013

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Is it this way because Cassiopeia is getting a retcon, and you can't spoil the surprise until it's finished? If so, then I think you'd better get Cassie's updated lore done sooner rather than later.
Soon(tm)


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Grand Viper

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10-11-2013

Just to clarify, yeah, it's been released:

http://www.reignofgaming.net/news

Sivir
When the people of Valoran speak of the ''Battle Mistress,'' there is only one woman to whom they refer.Combining unflinching bravery with prowess in combat and endless ambition,Sivir's reputation as a fortune hunter is only rivaled by her amassed wealth and acclaim. Faced with the revelation of her mysterious heritage, Sivir must now weigh her desire to follow her own path against the burden of a greater legacy.

Sivir grew up among the desert nomads of Shurima, mastering the art of tomb robbing and enjoying a life without strong ties to any one place. She excelled at the mercenary life, accumulating riches, followers and reputation with ease.As her fame spread beyond the desert sands, she caught the attention of wealthy patrons across all of Valoran. The most influential of these benefactors was Noxus High Command. Sivir served the whims of the brutal nation with little concern for consequence. Their partnership proved to be a profitable one until the Ionian conflict broke out. She chose to take no part in the messy invasion and severed her ties.

It was no surprise to Sivir when the Noxians next paid her a visit, but where she expected assassins, she instead received an offer. Cassiopeia, the daughter of one of Noxus's most influential families, claimed to have unearthed the location of ancient Shurima's greatest treasure.All that the noblewoman required was an experienced tomb robber as an escort.

The expedition proved to be more than Sivir and Cassiopeia bargained for.The ancient tomb held neither the treasure Cassiopeia had promised,nor the weapon she coveted. Despite Sivir's warnings, the Noxian flung open the door to the entombed vault, setting events in motion that would change not just Sivir's life, but all of Shurima forever.

''What's lost can be found...and sold.''
-- Sivir


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Morec0

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10-11-2013

I'm thinking it's kinda a "too be continued" thing, with the rest of the story being carried on in Xerath (let's be honest, it's CLEARLY Xerath they're bargin' in on... Or maybe this guy? http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com...2&d=1381545181 ). It's an interestin' way to present champion lore, and I kinda like it. It really ties the characters together and provides something of an interestingly flowing narrative. I'm sure these forums will disagree, but I like what Riot's experimenting with here. Of course, it would only work for big updates and rewritings like this, or back-to-back releases. Trying to draw something like it out over a year or two while waiting for champs to go through would be... awkward to read.

But we'll have to see what happens by release date.


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Shesocold

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10-14-2013

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Just to clarify, yeah, it's been released:

http://www.reignofgaming.net/news

Sivir
When the people of Valoran speak of the ''Battle Mistress,'' there is only one woman to whom they refer.Combining unflinching bravery with prowess in combat and endless ambition,Sivir's reputation as a fortune hunter is only rivaled by her amassed wealth and acclaim. Faced with the revelation of her mysterious heritage, Sivir must now weigh her desire to follow her own path against the burden of a greater legacy.

Sivir grew up among the desert nomads of Shurima, mastering the art of tomb robbing and enjoying a life without strong ties to any one place. She excelled at the mercenary life, accumulating riches, followers and reputation with ease.As her fame spread beyond the desert sands, she caught the attention of wealthy patrons across all of Valoran. The most influential of these benefactors was Noxus High Command. Sivir served the whims of the brutal nation with little concern for consequence. Their partnership proved to be a profitable one until the Ionian conflict broke out. She chose to take no part in the messy invasion and severed her ties.

It was no surprise to Sivir when the Noxians next paid her a visit, but where she expected assassins, she instead received an offer. Cassiopeia, the daughter of one of Noxus's most influential families, claimed to have unearthed the location of ancient Shurima's greatest treasure.All that the noblewoman required was an experienced tomb robber as an escort.

The expedition proved to be more than Sivir and Cassiopeia bargained for.The ancient tomb held neither the treasure Cassiopeia had promised,nor the weapon she coveted. Despite Sivir's warnings, the Noxian flung open the door to the entombed vault, setting events in motion that would change not just Sivir's life, but all of Shurima forever.

''What's lost can be found...and sold.''
-- Sivir
So this is Nasus's only ally? A mercenaray with little concern for the lives of people. Come on Riot.


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Morec0

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10-14-2013

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So this is Nasus's only ally? A mercenaray with little concern for the lives of people. Come on Riot.
Keep in mind that the update in which this becomes completely official is still a LONG way away. We've got another champion that we know nothing about on the way, and and entire slew of new lore that'll be coming with the Shurima update. We'll have to wait and see what else Riot does, and in what ways Nasus and Sivir are tied together.

Plus, note that the lore says "change Sivir's life" and the "mysteries of her heritage". So we're looking at someone a LITTLE more complex than just a mercenary now. I'm thinking a Princess of Shurima, but that's just the obvious guess.