The Defender of Moonlight

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Swiftestblade

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04-08-2013

Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Just a Few things to start off.

This story was kind of something that popped into my head around six months ago, and I started writing it. I left it for a while yet recently took another shot at it after reading a couple of awesome fan fictions.
So yeah, basically it, let's see how this goes and I might post some more of it or perhaps scrap it and start over if it comes to it.

**Two Asterisks signal a change in the point of view of the character,this usually remains in the same area as the previous character. ****four signals a major scene change, or a large passing or time. This is when used between paragraphs of course.

Chapter 1

On the peak of mount Targon, the ruined remains of the Solari temple stand. The genius of Piltover, Jayce, stood before this temple calm as ever. He held his mercury hammer in hand. He looked over the stone doors that lay broken on the ground then with a deep breath walked through the gaping hole left by them. He sighed as he stepped into the shining rays of the sun, bounding from the walls, working specifically as they were designed.

After navigating down several Hallways, he arrived at a central chamber. The walls glowed gold and bright, yet a heavy dust covered every surface. A pedestal stood towards the centre of the room, before a high desk, presumably for the highest of the Solari members. According to the stories he had picked up from the multiple towns he had been to in the past 3 weeks, the pedestal would hold the artefact he searched for. He approached the pedestal, but nothing sat in the small circular indent in its centre. He grunted and slammed his hammer into the pedestal. It shattered into hundreds of pieces before they were sent scattered across the room.

He sighed, he should’ve just let Ezreal handle this; at least he could’ve wasted his time with this instead. Ezreal was an explorer back in Piltover. The Grand Explorer, they called him; or something like that. Then again, Jayce was a hero back in Piltover and it wasn't like Ezreal would have done this for him anyway. This was for his research after all, not Ezreal's. Out here though, nobody knew who he was, or what he was doing. Well, except for Viktor, that half machine bastard that had been following him a few days ago. Not long after though, Jayce realised and forced him off. There had been no sign of him since, though Jayce had no doubt he was off planning.

Sighing as he left the room with his shoulders slouched. He was surprised to have a blade meet his throat at the doorway. The blade cut into his skin, blood began to trickle down. His grip tightened around his hammer; he slammed it into the wall. A female grunt and the sound of a rush of wind followed. Jayce stepped out, finding nobody. He wiped his neck and applied a healing pad to it. The wound wasn’t serious; it wouldn’t take long to heal.

Taking his thoughts away from the predicament he had just found himself in, he thought ahead and continued walking down the sunlit corridors. He stepped by the ruined gates once again and stopped nearby. He had a quick look around; he couldn’t help but feel he was being watched.

He wasn’t sure what he could do next, everything had led here, but here was nothing. He would die if he couldn’t get off this mountain, however. It was freezing in this place; he didn’t know how the Rakkor managed to stay here so long. Speaking of the Rakkor, he had barely made it past them on the way up, how would he manage that again. He stood and began walking; he had to return to Piltover, for all he knew it could be under attack at the moment. He discarded that thought. He would return here later, maybe there was something here for him; maybe he just couldn’t see it yet. Although, next time, he wouldn’t be walking.

**

Outside the ancient temple of the Solari, Diana sat. The cold didn’t faze her as she sharpened her blade. She looked across at the destroyed temple and smiled. She enjoyed seeing the shattered remains of the Solari, the allegiance she once had with them had been destroyed long ago, with the temple and the elders that had punished her. It didn’t give her great satisfaction in killing them, but she knew it had to be done. Very much like the situation with Leona. They had been friends once, but that was gone now…

Anyway, Leona was still out there somewhere, unfortunately protected by the League of Legends that both herself and that Solari annoyance were involved with. Someday however, Diana would end her and the Solari would be eradicated.

“Someday,” she sighed.

She heard a noise from the path down the mountain. She ran to the temple, attempting to hide herself from his view.

A man came strolling towards the temple, his face calm and sure, his hair well combed. He held some sort of hammer in his hand, and his clothing was… Strange to say the least; Diana hadn't seen it before. Slowly retreating further into the temples corridors, she came across an old hiding place she had used during her days as a Solari. A small alcove uncovered via a small switch, it was barely there. She darted in; the man walked by without suspecting a thing. He entered the central chamber just up the hall.

Diana exited her small alcove and clung to the wall next to the entrance to the chamber. She watched as he surveyed his surroundings before approaching the pedestal. He grunted and sent his weapon through it; the pieces flew across the chamber. She guessed he came looking for the artefact that was held here. Diana knew where it was; in Leona’s hands. He turned and Diana stuck back behind the wall. She waited for his footsteps to come near and as he walked through the golden doorway she put her arced blade to his neck.

He gulped as it pierced through his skin, blood dripped from the forming wound. He still couldn’t see her, she laughed quietly at his obliviousness. She noticed the grip around his weapon tighten before he slammed it into the wall she leant against. She leapt back as she took a hit to her shoulder. She grunted and Lunar Rushed back to her nearby hiding place. She watched as he surveyed the area. He then continued walking, applying something to the wound. He exited the temple, stopped for a moment to look around, then left.

Diana began to work on her wounded shoulder, pulling her dark armour from her body.
‘Someday,’ she thought, ‘He’ll pay for that.’

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Hussarlance

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04-08-2013

Interesting mix of characters. Keep going...


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MasqureMan

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04-08-2013

I like it, definitely don't expect to see Jayce and Diana interact usually.


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Swiftestblade

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04-09-2013

Chapter 2

Jayce returned to Piltover empty handed ten days later. He wouldn’t return to the temple for almost two months. Jayce’s research began to slow down during this time, without the artefact, he couldn’t continue to move forward and enhance his Mercury Hammers power.

About a month after his return, however, he was in a Summoners Rift match. His team consisted of Jarvan, Ahri, Vayne and Lulu. The enemy team consisted of Ezreal, Katarina, Shen, Sona and Diana, his top lane opponent.

As she approached, Jayce looked over her, noticing her peculiar features. Her hair was long and white, her face pale and emotionless. She had a glowing symbol on her forehead; A crescent pointing to the sky with a circle above it. She wore black armour, with several symbols the same as her forehead carved into it. He could only think of several stories he had been told, detailing him of the opposite force of the Solari, the Lunari, worshippers of the moon, rather than the sun. Though Jayce had been told they were eradicated by the Solari, who deemed them heretics.

When they met in lane she laughed and muttered something. Jayce didn’t particularly hear it and so he forgot about it and played on.

Ten minutes in and Diana disappeared from top lane. Ahri pinged for help as Diana appeared in the middle lane. Jayce began to head towards middle lane from the river. Ahri was under heavy attack from her enemy Katarina and of course Diana. Jayce reached the brush just in time to see Katarina and Diana attack Ahri a little too close to the tower. Katarina took massive amounts of damage and was slain, but a crescent strike from Diana managed to down Ahri also. Though, the battle left Diana at half her health. Jayce came out from the bush, leaping into the air and slamming his hammer down from behind. Diana grunted as she took the hit. She tried to run, as Jayce changed stance and brought up his accelerator gate. Three Successive auto attacks and a shock blast through the gate saw Diana’s downfall. “You have slain an enemy,” the announcer bellowed. Jayce returned to top lane and Diana had soon returned from her base also.

Things got fairly boring for a while until fights began to break out in mid lane later in the game. Jayce ran to help his comrades; or that was the plan. As he ran through a bush, he was struck by a glowing crescent of energy. He stumbled. A heavy hit was accompanied by Diana’s sudden appearance. He raised his hammer and beat her down. She was knocked back by the force. She grunted and Rushed to him once more. He watched as Diana surrounded herself with a shield, glowing orbs detonating around her. The strikes of her blade kept coming. Jayce tried to fight back, unleashing his Lightning Field, switching stance and activating his Acceleration Gate. He ran, trying to escape. A crescent strike overloaded his weapon. The core overloaded and exploded. He fell to the ground.

Diana stood over him, laughing mockingly, “I should have killed you back in that temple.”

Jayce looked up at her and struggled to speak.

She raised her blade and drove it down through his chest.

He had been slain.

The game continued on after that but Jayce couldn’t keep his head in. Those words kept swirling in his head, he couldn’t get them out.

A team fight began near the baron pit at 30 minutes. Jayce poked down in his hammer stance, waiting for the right time to strike. As some enemies became low he switched stance and leapt to the skies. He slammed his hammer down, the AoE damage hitting Sona, Ezreal and Shen. He knocked one away while he activated his electric shield. Katarina jumped to him, and threw a dagger. She span, slicing him open before she continued to spin, throwing daggers in all directions. Switching stances and activating his acceleration gate, Jayce limped away from the fight.

How unfortunate it was that Diana would meet him. She threw out her strike, it hit Jayce hard. He could tell, however, that she had taken too much from that fight also. He used the opportunity and brought up his acceleration gate once more. He fired his shock blast through, the ball of energy exploding into a brilliant blue and engulfing Diana. Her shield barely kept her alive. It gave her enough time to put ignite on Jayce though. A final auto attack sent Diana to her grave, while ignite burned through the final sliver of health Jayce had remaining. He fell to the ground as Diana’s body phased away into moonlight.

The fight was lost by his team, and with Jayce waiting to respawn. He was forced to watch as the Nexus imploded upon itself. Jayce was revived and the blue rings surrounded him.

He was teleported back home; his thoughts running in circles.

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Jayce stood atop Mount Targon once again. This time, he was ready. He wasn’t even sure if she was still here, really, but he had a feeling she was. He went walking around the temple. It was dark and cold. It wasn’t snowing, but Jayce was chilled to the bone. He looked up at the night sky and saw a strange light shining down from the opposite side of the temple. He ventured around the grand structure and clung to a wall.

Diana was worshipping the moon, absorbing its energy. Her sword was in the ground, its handle pointing to the sky. She was on her knees as she leaned backwards with her arms outstretched. Bathing in the light of the moon, she smiled as it covered her whole person. Jayce thought she looked beautiful like that. He shook his head, not what he was here for. He sighed and Diana seemed to notice. She stood and plucked her sword from the ground,

“Returned have we?” she said, looking off the cliff she stood so close to.

“I figure you know what I’m looking for?” Jayce asked.

She turned, “I do.”

Diana looked at him with an icy stare for a moment then began walking. She motioned for him to follow,

“The artefact you seek is long gone, but I know of another. Follow me.”

Jayce nodded and followed. But for all he knew, Diana could be leading him to hell.

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Hussarlance

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04-09-2013

I'm still enjoying it, but I just have suggestion or two. Try and stay away from meta-game terminology, it takes away from the immersion. When you talk about an "AP Mid", it would be better describe as the team's "Warmage".

Precise descriptions like "he was dead for 70 seconds" make sense when you are playing the game, but don't mean too much when speaking about the fantasy of the world.


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Swiftestblade

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04-09-2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hussarlance View Post
I'm still enjoying it, but I just have suggestion or two. Try and stay away from meta-game terminology, it takes away from the immersion. When you talk about an "AP Mid", it would be better describe as the team's "Warmage".

Precise descriptions like "he was dead for 70 seconds" make sense when you are playing the game, but don't mean too much when speaking about the fantasy of the world.
Fixed it up a bit.

I rewrote those parts last night, guess I was a bit tired.


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saladeo

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04-10-2013

Careful with your neck...


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Swiftestblade

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04-10-2013

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Originally Posted by saladeo View Post
Careful with your neck...
And now I'm confused..


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Kenson

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04-10-2013

I like the potential.

Keep it up- I'm curious to see how this will play out!


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Swiftestblade

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04-12-2013

Chapter 3

Diana led Jayce down another path. They had descended far from the top of the mountain, which now engulfed them as they entered a secluded valley.

“Wait here,” Diana barked, still walking.

Jayce stopped and watched as Diana Rushed to the end of the valley and disappeared behind a slew of cracked walls from what Jayce could only assume were remnants of a long forgotten structure.

He waited.

**

Diana stepped into the shattered remains of the temple. Breathing in the cold air, bathing herself in the moonlight as it bounced from the walls. Up ahead she could see the small area in which she had found the armour she wore today, and the blade that she gripped tightly in her hand. She walked by it, weaving through several more corridors before arriving at a more central chamber, almost identical to the Solari temple.

She stepped inside to see symbols glowing on the wall. Walking to the centre and impaling her sword into the ground, she hoped the artefact was here. A loud metallic grinding was heard as the ancient gears turned and a small pedestal rose from the floor, a glowing white crystal, no bigger than Diana’s hand, atop it. She took the crystal from the pedestal, shuddering as the energy pulsed through her; it reminded her of the night she finally rose against the Solari. She shook her head then turned and walked out.

**

Diana’s sudden reappearance in front of Jayce startled him. He took a step back as she outstretched her arm, revealing a glowing crystal in her hand. She placed it into his hands. He felt an immense power slowly creep into him; something unknown, foreign. Dismissing the thought for now, he threw the crystal into hard case on his belt. The power disappeared in an instant, along with the energy Jayce had; he collapsed.

****

Jayce’s eyes suddenly flashed open. The sunlight cut through his eyes, causing him pain. He grunted as the pain subsided and the world hit him. He reeled back for a moment and closed his eyes. Opening them again, everything came into focus. He held his hand near his eyes, noticing a strange glowing on the back of it; it disappeared without warning. Jayce wondered about it for a moment but the thought was knocked away when Diana came rushing in. She threw her sword to the ground and grabbed his arm.

“We have to leave!” she barked, dragging him towards the gap that separated the valley from the world.

“What's happening?” Jayce asked, Diana answered without turning,

“She’s here, That Sun *****!”

“Leona? Who cares?”

“I have to get you out of here or she-“

“Diana!” a female voice bellowed from behind them.

Diana swore under her breath,

“Leona, you do not need to be here,” Diana growled, turning.

“Why does he then?” Leona asked.

“That is none of your concern,” Diana’s voice became more irritated with every word.

“You think I can’t feel the power of the heretic flowing from him? What have you done Diana?”

“He was dying, I had no choice!”

Jayce was listening intently, trying to piece everything together, though at the time, he didn’t have much time for thinking.

“Lies Diana, all lies! You have betrayed the order Diana, this must stop!”

Leona threw out a solar image of her sword, attempting to catch Diana off guard. Diana of course easily dodged the incoming projectile, sweeping her blade as she side stepped to the right to damage Leona with a perfect crescent strike. Diana activated her Lunar Rush, quickly turning the tables on her opponent. The movements were fast and unpredictable. Jayce watched as over a few seconds the two were clashing blades. Leona had eventually had enough of the child’s play, she calmed herself and raised her sword to the sky.

Looking up, Jayce saw concentrated solar energy falling from above. Diana was at the centre of the attack. In the Fields of Justice, this would cause her to be stunned for a short time. But in this instance, Jayce didn’t know of the consequences of that attack. Bringing up his acceleration gate before throwing his hammer aside, Jayce lunged at Diana, trying to get her out of the attack.

But then, time stopped.

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