Hecarim's lore...

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Siyamak

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04-05-2012

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Since his first sighting on the northwestern shores of Valoran, the towering, armored specter known as Hecarim struck a chilling fear into the hearts of all who laid eyes upon him. No one had ever seen anything like his titanic, ethereal form before, and the mystery of his sudden arrival was deeply unnerving. When Hecarim began to march eastwards, leaving a trail of desolate, lifeless ground behind him, the villagers of the plains fled their homes for the safety of nearby Demacia. In the city's now-overcrowded taverns, rumors about this inhuman phantom spread in hushed whispers. Some claimed that he was the vengeful shade of an ancient warrior, intent on destroying all living beings; one man insisted that they had seen him leading an entire legion of spectral cavalrymen; others still believed him to be the creation of some hateful necromancer. One Demacian commander, seeking to dispel the terror that had gripped the city, assembled a few of his finest soldiers and rode out to turn back or destroy Hecarim.

The commander led his soldiers to stand in Hecarim's path and braced for his assault. As the apparition bore down on them, an overwhelming sensation of dread gripped the warriors. The men, frozen in fear, could only scream as the ghostly titan ran them down, tearing them apart and trampling them beneath his iron hooves. Hecarim turned to the crippled, cowering commander and uttered a chilling statement: ''This is merely the beginning. No mortal army can withstand the might of the Shadow Isles.'' With that, Hecarim departed, resuming his grim march. Driven to insanity by his nightmarish experience, the commander stumbled back to Demacia, where his dire warnings were dismissed as the ravings of a madman. While Hecarim's origin and intent were still a mystery, his destination became clear when he reached the Institute of War and, in a voice both ominous and commanding, demanded entry into the League of Legends.

''You don't understand...the shadows will consume us all...'' - Former Demacian Commander"
So, uh, yeah... Great we have something from the Shadow Isles (even though we learned jack about it) but somehow stampeding around the landscape killing everyone and dropping ominous threats of doom only to show up to the gates of the League and go "Okay, I'm done now, let me be a champion controlled by summoners and stop killing things to play League," doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. I'm honestly very disappointed with this.

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As a clarification, Hecarim did not arbitrarily rampage around the countryside. He marched from his point of origin straight to the Institute of War, only stopping to deal with with...obstacles.


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Geokhan

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04-05-2012

Well, Morde is there too. Maybe they have an elaborate plan involving influence from summoners?
The killing spree was to avoid delays.


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IS10aa73f25589a39b94e65

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04-05-2012

Ooooh. A new challenger approaches.


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Jaykoboy

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04-05-2012

I'm going to go Boots of Mobility, Phantom Dancer, Phantom Dancer, Phantom Dancer, Phantom Dancer, Bloodthirster.

How about you guys?


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Fiery Snake1

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04-05-2012

No. HE CAN DUNK!


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Geokhan

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04-05-2012

FoN, Lich, Swiftness, Malady, Wits End, Ionic Spark. (maybe rageblade?)
Tanky attack speed. and if he is ap needs ap items.


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Siyamak

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04-05-2012

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Well, Morde is there too. Maybe they have an elaborate plan involving influence from summoners?
The killing spree was to avoid delays.
Morde had no suggestive purpose to begin with. He likes to hang around Noxus slums and gets something out of being around the sick and dying. Just joining the League for the sheer sake of it really isn't that implausible. Tons of champs could really just be, "You know what, I'm really strong, and I could be really famous and makes tons of money if I sign up for the League." Having no given reason at all actually makes his more believable. Plus now he's fighting for Noxus, they certainly won't be kicking him out anytime soon. Undoubtedly they probably give him what he wants on the rare occasion he asks for it.

Heracim however, runs around with murderous intent and action wiping out villages and basically hints at all out war from the shadow isles, then decides to join an organization centered around peace via solving conflict through means that causes no actual death. Outside of perhaps getting access to a Nexus or something in the Vaults, there's no conceivable reason to willingly do this if your goal is merely to run about killing everyone. Even if the goal is a particular item, going the peaceful route after terrorizing the countryside doesn't really fly well.

All that said, I'm quite glad he chose to terrorize the Demacian portion of Valoran.


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Jaykoboy

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04-05-2012

Oh...I see what they've done here.

By giving us very little lore, they've caused us to ask a lot more questions about the lore! They're causing rumors! They're creating lore by being lazy!

Those genius blokes...


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Geokhan

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04-05-2012

We should Boycott the Lore!!!


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Mädchen

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04-05-2012

Not particularly impressed by this bit of lore. Darn, they were on a pretty good streak, since Shyvana. Nautilus was kinda "meh", but not bad, either. This one just feels kind of hacked together. What are they trying to tell us? "Rarr, I'm dangerous"? The mystery aspect's no good. His actions don't HINT at anything, they're just... abrupt. I'm less inclined to wonder what's his game so much as be knocked off balance by the weird switch and the bad connotations of it, from a writing standpoint.

I mean, the flux. What happened to that Void angle they were hinting at? Even if Hecarim were supposed to be a Vanguard, he's actively breaking the Codes of the League, if he slaughtered those guys while acting as a representative of the Shadow Isles. Ech...