9.12: Lore Update

By Riot Ashekandi

Hey everyone!

This week’s lore update takes us deep into the jungle as we uncover a new region: Ixtal! Along the way, we’ll have a chance to get to know the Empress of the Elements, Qiyana.

We also have a new Mordekaiser Color Story to round out his story for his update, so make sure to check it out.

As always, we love to hear your thoughts and theories, so make sure to share them in the comments!

Let’s dive in!
Bret "Ashekandi" Forbus

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New Champion


Bio: Empress of the Elements

Some day, all this will be Ixaocan. A glorious empire, with an empress to fit.

Qiyana, Ixtal, Bio

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New Region


Secluded deep in the jungle for thousands of years, the sophisticated arcology-city of Ixaocan remains mostly free of outside influence. Having witnessed from afar the ruination of the Blessed Isles and the Rune Wars that followed, the Ixtali view all the other factions of Runeterra as upstarts and pretenders, and use their powerful magic to keep any intruders at bay.

Ixtal, Qiyana, Neeko, Nidalee, Rengar, Zyra, Malphite, Runeterra, Region

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Color Story


The Final Reign

- by Michael Yichao

A raised fist. A surge of necromantic power. Before him, the final spire of the final tower takes form, inky smoke coalescing into black iron.

Mordekaiser, Noxus

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COMING SOON: League of Legends: Lux – Issue 2

- by John O’Bryan

Meet… Sylas of Dregbourne! Lux meets in secret with an enemy of the state… But who is Sylas and is he really as dangerous as the stories say…or something far worse? And—will Garen’s plan for Lux prove to be her salvation…or usher in Demacia’s undoing?

We’re fast approaching Lux – Issue 2, which is planned to release on June 13, 2019. If you haven’t read Issue 1, make sure to check it out before the release of the second issue so you can follow along as Lux encounters a darker side of Demacia!

Lux, Garen, Sylas, Demacia, Comic

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Universe Updates

With the introduction of our newest region, Ixtal, we’ve added Ixtal to the Runeterra map, added the Ixtal region page, and associated a number of champions with Ixtal including Malphite, Neeko, Nidalee, and more.
  • Added Ixtal and various points of interest to the Runeterra map.
  • Added Ixtal region page.
  • Added champion associations to Ixtal.
  • Added images to Ixtal region page.

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