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Harrow

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05-24-2012
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Hello, Lore Forums!

Hopefully you are now familiar with Darius, the Hand of Noxus. If you have any questions about his character, backstory or place in the world, fire away! I'll be answering as I can throughout the day.

For reference, here's his background:

There is no greater symbol of Noxian might than Darius, the nation's most feared and battle-hardened warrior. Orphaned at a young age, Darius had to fight to keep himself and his younger brother alive. By the time he joined the military, he had already developed the strength and discipline of a veteran soldier. The first true test of Darius's resolve occurred in a crucial battle against Demacia, where the Noxian forces were exhausted and outnumbered. Darius's captain called for his troops to retreat, but Darius refused to accept such an act of cowardice. Breaking formation, Darius strode towards the captain and decapitated him with one sweep of his gigantic axe. Both terrified and inspired, the soldiers followed Darius into battle and fought with incredible strength and fervor. After a long and grueling battle, they ultimately emerged victorious.

Seizing momentum from this victory, Darius led his now fiercely loyal troops in a devastating campaign against Demacia. After proving his power on the battlefield, Darius turned his gaze homeward. He saw a Noxus riddled with weakness, where greedy, complacent nobles drained the nation's strength. Seeking to restore his country to greatness, Darius took it upon himself to reshape the Noxian leadership. He identified weak figureheads and violently removed them from their positions of power. Many in Noxus saw Darius's cull as an attempt to seize power, but he had a different plan for the throne. He had been watching the rise of Jericho Swain with keen interest. In Swain, Darius saw a leader with the mind and determination to bring Noxus to glory. Now allied with the Master Tactician, Darius works to unite the nation behind his vision of true Noxian strength.

"A united Noxus could control the world - and would deserve to." - Darius


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AbyssionKnight

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05-24-2012

What is Darius' opinion of Swain? Considering he was orphaned at a young age, does Darius view Swain almost like a father figure, or is it purely just his mind and determination Darius is interested in?


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Pieking 113

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05-24-2012

Is there anything special about his axe? If so were did he get it.


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Lucian Esperance

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Originally Posted by AbyssionKnight View Post
What is Darius' opinion on Swain? Considering he was orphaned at a young age, does Darius view Swain almost like a father figure, or is it purely just his mind and determination Darius is interested in?
Adding to this, how does he view Swain's victory at his duel?

Does he know anything about LeBlanc and Swain's shenanigans?


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Prince Kassad

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05-24-2012

If Darius got his way, what position would he have in the "Noxian Empire" that he is trying to create?


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Prince Kassad

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05-24-2012

Also, has Darius ever had an "odd reflection" at any point in his career?

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Hidari Shotaro

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05-24-2012

what does Darius think of Leblanc's order? Did he ever hold a conversation with talon?


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Phrosn

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05-24-2012

How does Darius feel about the Ionian invasion?

Does he see the invasion's execution as a product of Noxian decay like Riven?

How does Riven feel about Darius's heavy handed politics?

Why did Riven run from Noxus while Darius faced the challenges presented by corrupt leadership?

The fact that Darius stayed instead of leaving makes him see like a stronger person than Riven. Is that assumption true?


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Kikhan

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05-24-2012

When will Darius and Swain duke it out?


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Daxisheart

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05-24-2012

What are his associations with other Noxian champions? I mean, there's the Might makes Right ideal of Noxus, but it's taken a fairly long time for a champion that blatantly embodies that idea in the name of Noxus - Talon is generally about surviving, Kat is a lot more about I LOVE BLOOD AND DAGGERS AND SH*TES, and everyone else is more about getting power or doing whatever they want, which, although is associated with the Noxian ideal, doesn't really seem to be doing it for Noxus, although Riven is a notable exception, although to be fair she's sorta trying to understand the ideal in the first place.

There's a lot of THIS IS NOXUS GAREN going around, and this seems more true the more you look at it. Each embodies the ideals of their country, and actually act for their country. Although the origins are different, they are sorta in the same place socially nowadays. Isn't he essentially the Noxus Garen, then?

Sorta related, what's the Noxus position on family? What if they're weak/strong? Obviously the lore/champ isn't focused on Darius's brother, which may or may not be expanded on later, but what about that?

Darius is recognized for his brute power, but he does respect intelligence and cunning, aye? Ignoring Swain's magic as an aspect of story/gameplay segregation (and his powers aren't explicitly stated about much), Swain doesn't exactly have much brute ability. An echo to the Noxian ideal again, perhaps?


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