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So who are they?

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Danieboy

Senior Member

10-19-2010

[Doran] 's Stuff:

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#1 The shopkeeper in Fields of Justice.

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#2 I thought Guinsoo said Doran was just a made up name that sounded good.



[Zhonya] 's Ring:
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1# The little brother of Guinsoo

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2# I'm friends with Zhonya. Eh likes to be reckless on Kassadin and doesn't afraid of anything. - ThorrboDalv


[Rylai] 's Crystal Scepter:
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1# Character from DotA.


[Mejai] 's Soulstealer:
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#1 Mejai is an anagram of Jamie, Guinsoo's high school girlfriend.


[Kage] 's Lucky Pick:
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#1 According to the lol wiki Kage's Lucky Pick is probably a reference to... Kage's Lucky Pick from tenacious D.


[Guinsoo] 's Rageblade:
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#1 One of the game developers.
#1.1 According to our Tencent partners, Guinsoo means roughly "ghost hand" in Chinese.


[Atma] 's Impaler:
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#1 Atma is a reference to Atma Weapon (Probably the DotA implementation).
#1.1 Atma and Atma weapon were a boss and a nifty sword, respectively, from Final Fantasy 6 which is where dota got them from.

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#2 Atma was a character in Diablo 2, there was also an item in the game named after her, Atma's Wail.

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#3 With regards to Atma's Impaler:

Atma Weapon was both a legendary powerful monster, and a powerful sword related to it, in Final Fantasy VI. The weapon was unique in that its attack power was based solely on the user's maximum health. Although you got it early enough in the game (when your party member's max HP's are generally low) that it was actually weaker than most other weapons, keeping it until much later in the game made it easily one of the strongest weapons you could use. The game didn't explicitly tell you this was what influenced the sword's power, but the community eventually noticed the trend.

If I'm not mistaken, 'Atma' was a sort of corruption of 'Ultima', a name frequently used in Final Fantasy games when referring to legendarily powerful creatures, spells, or weapons; they supposedly went with the shorter 'Atma' so the would fit within the maximum name length they had to contend with on the Super Nintendo. Later games, VII in particular, also featured massive legendary monsters and associated weapons properly titled 'Ultima Weapon(s)', and the sword typically has the "scales with HP" feature. - Doctor Awesome


[Youmuu] 's Ghostblade:
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1# Character from Tohou.


[Madred] 's Bloodrazor:
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#1 Madred is two words put together.

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#2 As for Madred's Bloodrazor, I always thought of it more as "madr-" being close to many Latin derivative language prefixes for "mother". Madred's Razors and Madred's Bloodrazor both always seemed analagous to a little monster getting its mother's far more sharp and deadly claws to kill stuff with.

The images of the items kind of lend themselves to this as well, since they're basically weapons with something else's claws attached. - Entropic Mind


[Shurelya] 's Reverie:
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#1 A Riot employee
#1.1 Married to Randuin


[Wriggle] 's Lantern:
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#1 Wriggle is a forum user.

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#2 Wriggles a Touhou Character


[Randuin] 's Omen:
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#1 Named after the new Riot Intern Randuin.
#1.1 Randuin is no longer an intern, he is a Web Designer now.

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#2 Randuin is actually shurelia's husband.


[Warmog] 's armor:
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#1 Warmog is Pendragon's guild from WoW


[Stark] 's Fervor
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#1 Also, I'm fairly certain Stark was a forum-goer during beta whose name ended up on a particular battle-standard


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Who are those guys really? Do they have anything to do with the lore? (if so, how are they involved?) And will we ever see them in the fields of justice?

*Will update this once information is given*


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VxkyPcgcbwL9iNRT

Emissary of the League

10-19-2010

Guinsoo is one of the game developers, how can you not know him

As for the others; have no idea, though I know that Randuin's Omen (which you forgot to add) is named after the new Riot Intern Randuin.


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Liz Vicious

Recruiter

10-19-2010

Rylai is a character from DotA.
Wriggle is a forum user.
Guinsoo and Shurel(y)ia are riot employees.
Youmuu (which you haven't mentioned) is a character from Tohou.

EDIT: and yes, randuin is an intern.


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Malzahearty Soup

Recruiter

10-19-2010

Doran was some noob who never made it to midgame.

Rylai was an ice champ in DotA.

Guinsoo and Shurelia will troll you on the forums.

Atma is a reference to Atma Weapon (Probably the DotA implementation).

Madred is two words put together.


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Yobber

Senior Member

10-19-2010

Doran is the shopkeeper in game, right?


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Danieboy

Senior Member

10-19-2010

Yea ofc I know Guinsoo is a game developer, but didn't know if he got that name from somewhere else

Still really curious about Zhonya tho..


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ItsTheFark

Senior Member

10-19-2010

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Danieboy:
Yea ofc I know Guinsoo is a game developer, but didn't know if he got that name from somewhere else

Still really curious about Zhonya tho..


Zhonya musta been hella powerful if it was just his/her ring that gives those effects.


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Ethelion

Senior Member

10-19-2010

idk about guinsoo since its a dota item as well lol


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Iverna

Recruiter

10-19-2010

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Ethelion:
idk about guinsoo since its a dota item as well lol


Also...

Named after...

a DotA creator...


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Vishibus

Senior Member

10-19-2010

Wriggle is also a character from Touhou