An idea for Tarric and Malphite

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ElevenOfClubs

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04-07-2013

So Tarric and Malphite's lore has a lot of the same problems Trudles did. They're very disconnected from the rest of the league.

So I had an idea that I thought would make them more interesting and connected.

In the Monolith, from whence Malphite hails, a great upheval went up. For the first, the harmony is broken. One of the greatest of those who serve the monolith has disappeared.

Knowing that something must be done to recover this part of the whole that was lost, another is selected to quest for the missing one. Let's call her Nyxite.

Nyxite went out beyond the Monolyth, braving tumultous oceans and freezing ice to come to a land beyond the Monolith, where she could no longer hear the song of her people.

Frightened, and for the first time ever, alone, Nyxite encounters a strange creature of freakish appearance: a man made out of soft flesh instead of stone. He is frightened by her strange appearance as she is by his.

It is not a recipe for a good first contact, and when confronted with a strange man shouting his fear of the unknown, Nyxite lashes out, attempting to do no more than push the man back and give her more room.

But this soft, flesh man is fragile, and soon Nyxite realities that she has broken the harmony of this strange land as much as the disappearance of her brother Malphite ruined the harmony of her own homeland.

Terrified of what the consequences might be, Nyxite returns to the Monolith, but not before picking up the gem this fragile creature dropped, sense strange magic within.

She takes the gemstone back to the Monolith, where it is analized, and then the rocky people of that land realize what it is. A weapon forged from the same material as the most sacred heart of the Monolith. A weapon unlike anything these peaceful creatures have.

Using the magic of that place, they speak to the gem and learn of it's history, and the wars it has seen. The fear that those who made it will soon follow to claim the heart of the Monolith, the very core of their being, to use in war in one another.

Meanwhile, Tarric's father is able to make whole the innocent that Nyxite hurt. When he hears that a monster came from across the sea to wound him and take his magic gem he suddenly (and incorrectly) realizes that these creatures must have taken his son for the magic he wielded.

When the wise healer, who so long counciled for peace begins to clamor for the nations of that land to prepare for war against an unstoppable army of rock giants, they stop and the listen. Fear grips them, for their greatest protector is missing.

In that fear someone of that land pursues a magic thought long to be too dangerous to wield to find a way to Tarric, to see if he yet lives and can come back to defend them from the coming invasion.

It works, and this individual finds their way to Rureterra and quickly makes contact with their lost hero. Soon, he learns that there is not only a rock creature here, but one that is a friend to his hero. The three talk long, and figure out what has occurred.

The realize that if they cannot get back and explain the misunderstanding, Malphite's and Tarric's people will soon go to war, and millions of lives will be lost. Malphite is in danger of being the last son of the Monolith, rather than it's lost son; or they might wipe out a distant form of humanity in simple ignorance.

There is a problem: Runeterra lacks what is required for them to make the return journey the messenger used to cross the first time. If a new method is not found for them to return, it may be too late.

tl;dr: Malphite and Tarric are from different parts of the same distant world, but neither of them realize this until a new champion comes and reveals that their races are about to go to war over the misunderstanding arising from their disappearances. They must find a way back and prevent untold destruction.

This creates connections between these isolated champions, gives them a story and goals, and lets them all still be heroes.

You can expand this, bringing ind additional champions, e.g. they turn to Ryze as one of the greatest magical minds to help them with this problem.

Thoughts?


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Vongeo

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04-07-2013

**** you.


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Birdy51

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04-07-2013

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**** you.
Vongeo, your harsh reaction is entirely unwarranted here. This the Lore Forum, where all aspects are discussed, including personal ideas. Remember that everyone here deserves to be treated with respect, even when you disagree with their ideas. Disagree if you want to, but insulting ElevenofClubs is entirely uneccessary and only serves to leave a black stain on your honor.


That said, It's an interesting concept, but unfortunately it would be very difficult to pull off in this setting. There are many small details that would have to be ironed out. It also forces Taric and Malphite into a relationship that is a bit of an awkward one, perhaps needless as well. I'd prefer them and their worlds being fully independent of one another, rather than having them take cues from eachother.

Besides, Taric at least has an interesting backstory and personality to support him, which allows him to interact with others despite being an extraterrestrial champion. Malphite not so much, but that comes with the territory. He is essentially a sentinent rock bent on destroying the agents of chaos in the world.


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ElevenOfClubs

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04-10-2013

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Originally Posted by Birdy51 View Post
Vongeo, your harsh reaction is entirely unwarranted here. This the Lore Forum, where all aspects are discussed, including personal ideas. Remember that everyone here deserves to be treated with respect, even when you disagree with their ideas. Disagree if you want to, but insulting ElevenofClubs is entirely uneccessary and only serves to leave a black stain on your honor.


That said, It's an interesting concept, but unfortunately it would be very difficult to pull off in this setting. There are many small details that would have to be ironed out. It also forces Taric and Malphite into a relationship that is a bit of an awkward one, perhaps needless as well. I'd prefer them and their worlds being fully independent of one another, rather than having them take cues from eachother.

Besides, Taric at least has an interesting backstory and personality to support him, which allows him to interact with others despite being an extraterrestrial champion. Malphite not so much, but that comes with the territory. He is essentially a sentient rock bent on destroying the agents of chaos in the world.
Riot has made it very clear that they don't like champions who feel disconnected from the rest of the setting as it is. What I have done is proposed a story that connects Tarric more definitively to other champions and gives him motivations and goals that preserve his current characterization and history.

My primary motivation is to demonstrate that Tarric does not need his old backstory and characterization thrown out to have the sort of connectedness he "needs."


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Mutterscrawl

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04-10-2013

I like the idea of malphite, Taric and maybe Skarner working together on something but I'm not sure I favor this idea for their origin change.