A New Champion Approaches: Sona, the Maven of the Strings

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ByronicHero

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09-16-2010
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Lore:

Sona has no memory of her true parents. As an infant, she was found abandoned on the doorstep of an Ionian adoption house, nestled atop an ancient instrument in an exquisite case of unknown origins. She was an unusually well-behaved child, always quiet and content. Her caretakers were sure she would find a home quickly, but it soon became apparent that what they mistook for uncommon geniality was actually an inability to speak or to produce any sound whatsoever. Sona remained at the adoption house until her teens, watching in hopeless silence as prospective adopters passed her by. During this time, the caretakers sold her unusual instrument to anxious collectors, hoping to build her a trust. For a myriad of bizarre and unexpected reasons, however, it would be returned, or simply appear again outside the house.

When a wealthy Demacian woman named Lestara Buvelle learned of the instrument, she immediately embarked to Ionia. When the caretakers showcased the instrument for her, she rose wordlessly and explored the house, stopping outside Sona’s room. Without hesitation, Lestara adopted her and left a generous donation for the instrument. With Lestara’s guidance, Sona discovered a deep connection with the instrument which Lestara called an “etwahl.” In her hands, it played tones which stilled or quivered the hearts of those around her. Within months, she was headlining with the mysterious etwahl for sold-out audiences. She played as though plucking heartstrings, effortlessly manipulating the emotions of her listeners - all without a single written note. In secret, she discovered a potent and deadly use for her etwahl, using its vibrations to slice objects from a distance. She honed this discipline in private, mastering her gift. When she felt prepared, she went to the only place which could offer her a fitting recital: the League of Legends.

“Her melody moves the soul, her silence sunders the body.” -Jericho Swain, after attending her concert

Abilities:

Hymn of Valor: Sona plays the Hymn of Valor, granting nearby allied champions bonus Damage and Ability Power. Additionally, casting this ability sends out bolts of sound, dealing magic damage to the nearest two enemy champions or monsters.

Aria of Perseverance: Sona plays the Aria of Perseverance, granting nearby allied champions bonus Armor and Magic Resist. Additionally, casting this ability sends out healing melodies, healing Sona and a nearby wounded ally.

Song of Celerity: Sona plays the Song of Celerity, granting nearby allied champions bonus Movement Speed. Additionally, casting this ability energizes nearby allies with a burst of speed.

Crescendo (Ultimate): Sona plays her ultimate chord, forcing enemy champions to dance, taking magic damage over time.

Power Chord: After casting 3 spells, Sona's next attack deals bonus magic damage. Additionally, Sona's Auras persist for 3 seconds after deactivating and set off a 2 second global cooldown.


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YungSteezy

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09-16-2010

Ah, boobs. I hope with her ultimate, you can actually hear her playing the crescendo


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Sylph

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09-16-2010

Awesome! Thank you for the new content RIOT.

Wow... nice closing reference on her lore; just noticed.


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LęDęrp

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09-16-2010

lol


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The Johninator

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09-16-2010

Looks like she'll rock the house.


Hmm... One more music based champ and we'll have a trio.


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DRC89

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09-16-2010

udyr girlfriend


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Verolian

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09-16-2010

Whew...boobs are bigger, good I was worried


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AstorSapolsky

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09-16-2010

You can fart! You can fart! Everybody look at your butt... fart!
It's the Safety Fart, it's the Safety Fart!

(I had to follow up to my comment on the sneak peak).

Edit: fine, nobody wants to read about farting while fapping over Sona. Or y'all hate Aqua Teen Hunger Force.


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Tennessee

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09-16-2010

A bard. Let's hope this isn't like a D&D bard. Then that would be saddening. Don't make her useless!

"As if killing the bard impresses us."


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SabishiiSabi

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09-16-2010

Hey, look - Miku!

Hatsune Miku in LoL - I didnt think it's possible!