Karma's New Lore

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Zerglinator

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03-26-2013

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Karma is a woman of indomitable will and unbound spiritual power. She is the soul of Ionia made manifest and an inspiring presence on the battlefield, shielding her allies and turning back her foes. A strong leader torn between tradition and revolution, Karma seeks to protect the peace of Ionia by force if necessary.

Karma once lived a tranquil life in a small Ionian village. Led by elder monks, the villagers practiced a tradition of benevolent magic and pacifism. Known for her powerful connection to the spiritual realm and beloved as a just mediator amongst her people, Karma embraced these traditions as an essential aspect of the enlightenment sought by all Ionians.

Her inner peace was tested when the armies of Noxus invaded Ionia. While the village's elder monks insisted their peaceful ways would spare them from violence, Karma had heard enough tales of Noxian cruelty to openly question the elders' wisdom. Stern and unmoving, they told her to trust in tradition. When the invaders marched on the village, the elder monks rode out to negotiate a bloodless end to the battle. The Noxian general was offended by their show of weakness and slaughtered the monks himself as he ordered his soldiers to strike the village.

As the Noxians advanced, the villagers prepared to accept death, bound to their peaceful vows. But Karma would not accept death and instead saw another way: sacrificing a single life to spare many others. To save her people, she drew upon the power within and summoned the full force of her will. A burst of spirit fire emerged from her body and spiraled towards the Noxian general. The flame took the form of twin dragons, the symbol of Ionia itself. It was the first time Karma had ever used her powers to harm instead of protect, and neither she nor the villagers had ever seen anything like it. When the magic subsided, the general had fallen before her and his soldiers had scattered. The opposing forces surrendered to Karma's strength leaving her people, and their traditions, untouched.

While the war raged on, Karma became a formidable leader of the Ionian resistance, but the conflict did not end when Noxus's armies fled the Ionian shores. Ionia became divided between the resistance fighters who craved vengeance and the monks who demanded a return to spiritual tradition. Karma saw a third path, one that combined the strength Ionia found in war with the peaceful traditions the nation still held dear. She now seeks to return her ravaged land to an enduring peace.

''Your spirit is something no one can take from you. Use it wisely.''
-- Karma
Source: http://www.reignofgaming.net/news/23...-for-3-26-2013


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Zerglinator

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03-26-2013

Bump.


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Shasyr

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03-26-2013

Eh, honestly her old lore was better. Retconning the destruction of her village mutes her lore somewhat. Also, this lore basically makes her judgement (one of the best lore articles written for LoL IMO) obsolete.


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Holy Green

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03-26-2013

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Eh, honestly her old lore was better. Retconning the destruction of her village mutes her lore somewhat. Also, this lore basically makes her judgement (one of the best lore articles written for LoL IMO) obsolete.
her old lore sucked pretty hard and made her a bland underplayed sht storm


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NasusxRenek Yaoi

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03-26-2013

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her old lore sucked pretty hard and made her a bland underplayed sht storm
Yes

Clearly that was the reason she was underplayed.


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Ecclesias

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03-26-2013

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Eh, honestly her old lore was better. Retconning the destruction of her village mutes her lore somewhat. Also, this lore basically makes her judgement (one of the best lore articles written for LoL IMO) obsolete.
the village destruction could have happened after that y'know


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SeikyuHaste

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03-26-2013

Correction, upgraded lore.


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Zerglinator

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03-26-2013

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Correction, upgraded lore.
New lore.


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SeikyuHaste

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03-26-2013

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New lore.
I was under the impression that reds had said that Karma`s lore was an upgrade to her previous one, a continuation of sorts and not an entirely new one.


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Walram Amani

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03-26-2013

Well that explains the quote about making a new path inbetween