Katarina lore update

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Selk3t

Senior Member

10-18-2012

Im not sure what was wrong with her original lore or why it had to be changed but they updated it again. Taking out most of the **** about being overwhelmed by "passion" (fire the person who came up with that) we still have her pegged as a famous noxian assassin who failed. This is not something that is praised in Noxus, Riven was the poster child for Noxus and the greatest symbol of patriotism they had.........Singed still DROPPED A LOAD OF TOXIC GAS ON HER..........


Kat's old lore

As a militaristic state, it would perhaps come as no surprise that the primary responsibilities of Noxian women are raising strong children and providing succor for husbands who walk the path of soldiery. There are some, however, for whom nurture is not nature, and Katarina is just such a creature. Born the daughter of the feared Noxian General Du Couteau, the girl was always more interested in her father's knives than in the dresses, jewelry, and other trifles that her sisters spent so much time fussing over. A childhood dispute soon unveiled her uncanny knack for bloodshed, and her father, ever the opportunist, happily fostered her killer instincts. After training under the tutelage of the finest assassins the mighty city-state had to offer, Katarina first cut her teeth performing assassinations in the Ionian War. There, her ruthless mastery of the knife and dagger combined with her sadistic temperament to earn her the title Sinister Blade, a moniker that would follow her for the remainder of her career. She is most famous, however, for her exploits in the campaigns against Demacia, especially those surrounding her engagements with the nation's champion, Garen; a rivalry which began when she recovered the remains of Sion from a vanguard under his protection.
With the demand for warfare somewhat arrested by the tenuous peace settling over Valoran, Katarina sought the allure of violence in its last remaining haven: The League of Legends. Some might say it was an inevitability that Katarina's chosen path would draw her to become a champion of the League, continuing to enforce the will of Noxus and bring prestige of war to her noble family. There, she continues to perform her bloody work - esteemed and reviled, feared and adored.

^^This chick seems like a badass and shares a rivalry with another badass

Kat's 2nd lore:

Born to Noxian privilege, Katarina trained in the ways of the knife from the time she was a child. Now that fiery, willful child has grown into a beautiful and deadly woman. Katarina's intense passion for life is tempered by a sense of duty and loyalty to her family. That same passion proves a double-edged sword when her heart and her responsibilities are at odds.

As the free-spirited daughter of a prominent Noxian general, the young Katarina was given the best of everything. Naturally gifted in combat, she found herself drawn to blades. Much to her family's pride, she trained under the deadliest assassins in the Noxian military. It wasn't long before Katarina's instructors deemed her worthy of a trial by fire – to kill a prominent Demacian soldier. Creeping through the darkened military camp, Katarina was overwhelmed by her passion to prove herself. When the army's General strayed across her path, unguarded, she quietly slit his throat. Katarina disappeared into the night, pleased with her impressive kill. Her elation was soon crushed, as the next day her original target – the prominent soldier who was the true military genius – led his forces to ambush unprepared Noxian soldiers. Katarina flung herself into the fray to correct her mistake, earning a scar over her left eye as a permanent reminder. Even though she finally completed her task, her family's reputation was damaged. Since that day, Katarina vowed to never let passion prevent her from bringing glory to both Noxus and her family. Reconciling her desires with her duty proves to be a constant challenge. To the world, Katarina is a symbol of Noxian patriotism, though there is more to the red-haired assassin than meets the eye.

^^ "overwhelmed by her passion to prove herself" Again, fire whoever came up with this

Kat's new lore:

Driven by an intense killer instinct, Katarina uses her talents as an assassin for the glory of Noxus, and the continued elevation of her family. While her fervor drives her to ever-greater feats, it can sometimes lead her astray.
From childhood, Katarina displayed a natural gift for combat. As the daughter of a prominent Noxian general many paths were open to her, but she rejected them all for the path of the blade. Rigorously trained by the finest assassins in Noxus, her father the best among them, it was not long before Katarina demanded her first assignment. The task they gave her was aggravatingly simple: assassinate a low-ranking Demacian officer. As she set to her work infiltrating the enemy camp, Katarina discovered an opportunity too tantalizing to pass by – the arrival of a Demacian General. Stalking him to his tent, she quietly dispatched his guards and slit his throat. Pleased with her impressive kill, she disappeared into the night. Katarina’s elation faded the next day when her original objective, the Demacian officer, led his forces to ambush unprepared Noxian soldiers. Though the Noxians fought valiantly, they suffered heavy casualties. Furious at her mistake, Katarina set off to complete her original task. Returning to the camp, she spied her now heavily guarded target and realized a stealthy kill was no longer possible. Drawing her blades, Katarina swore the officer would die, no matter the cost. She leapt into battle, unleashing a whirlwind of steel. One by one blades flashed and guards fell, each strike bringing her one step closer to the officer. A final thrown dagger restored her honor. Bloody and bruised, Katarina barely escaped the Demacian forces, and returned to Noxus a changed woman. The scar she earned that night now serves as a constant reminder that she must never let passion interfere with duty.

^^Better than the 2nd one but she is still a failure who probably should of been executed for incompetence


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Zetasphere

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10-18-2012

Just because they changed the lore page doesn't mean they changed her lore. Suddenly everything exists together with a minimum of fuss! Suddenly Riot's intention of letting you pick and choose what you want to be "official" for you comes to fruition.


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Selk3t

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10-18-2012

I dont understand what you're trying to say


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Zetasphere

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10-18-2012

At least you're honest about it.

Nowhere in Katarina's new lore does it specifically overwrite anything her old lore stated. She still kills a general, she still recovers Sion's body, she still bangs Garen, she still has passion.

Recently members of the lore team went on the Lore Discussion board and made some threads about their goals and intentions with LoL lore. One of the red statements made was that they wanted a more "comic book" type lore where there are different interpretations of events (and even different events entirely). This means that you and I, the players, are able to take the pieces and parts we like from all the lore and claim that as "official". It's like how X-Men and Uncanny X-Men can both be X-Men but have different stories.

Which lore do you like? Which story fits her best in your mind? Maybe you want to take all the lore blurbs and make them fit. Do it! Riot wants you to do that. It's all up to the player to decide.


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Selk3t

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10-18-2012

But unlike a comic book there is only 1 page for champion lore, the front page. Wether I go on the website or her in game champion page I will see this story about her failing. I don't know why I'm going back and reading her lore multiple times, maybe I'm just an idiot but the lore they're shoving in my face is not one that I like. Sure I can take stuff out in my head to make a story I like, but every time I look at her lore page the story in my head will be overridden with failure.

The meaning of the word "official" is pretty set in stone so what they're trying to put in place here does not make sense to me.