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Alune
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   "I am right. This is what the moon tells me."
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Alune is the twin sister of Aphelios Aphelios, a seer of the moon and a member of the 03MT004-full.png Lunari. She currently lives in the Marus Omegnum, also known as LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 The Veiled Temple, a Lunari temple in the Spirit Realm.

Background

Early Life

Alune Alune and Aphelios Aphelios were born to the 03MT004-full.png Lunari during a lunar convergence, when the moon of the spirit realm eclipsed the physical moon, and were hailed as children with an important destiny. Aphelios was physically gifted like the moon of stone, while Alune was magically gifted by the spirit moon. They both grew up as loyal believers in their faith, one of mystery, discovery and reflection, and embraced the night not only due to their belief, but as their only shield against the 03MT082-full.png Solari, who considered Lunari heretics and sought to destroy them. As a result, the Lunari hid away until it was thought they no longer existed.

Alune's twin Aphelios was burdened by the weight of expectations. He trained with his moonstone blades until he bled, ready to protect his fellow Lunari. He bonded only with his sister, preferring her company to others'. Alune herself trained as a seer, revealing hidden paths and truths by moonlight. As she grew in power, however, the tasks she undertook required her to leave their home.

Without his sister, Aphelios grew desperate for purpose. He undertook a journey into darkness, a ceremony which would reveal one's path, one's orbit. Following the moonlight, he discovered a pool where poisonous noctum flowers (03MT073T1-full.png Duskpetal) grew. The blooms could be distilled into a drink that, instead of killing, would open him to the night's power - yet drinking it caused him so much pain that he forgot all else.

Contemporary history

Not long afterwards, the Lunari temple, the 03MT219-full.png Marus Omegnum, began to come into phase, to emerge from the Spirit Realm, for the first time in centuries. Lunari gathered to watch as the celestial cycles turned. Alune was chosen as the single gifted occupant to enter it, following her orbit, and her brother asked to attend as well.

But as the sacred halls entered the physical realm, harsh sunlight alerted the Lunari to their discovery. Somehow, even as the skies turned to their favour, the Solari had found them. They purged the Lunari with fire and steel, defeating even Aphelios as he reached for the noctum. Alune rushed deeper into the temple, reaching its heart - and there, her true potential was reached. She could speak to her brother through the poison in his blood, let him feel her power...and even push new moonstone weapons into his hands.

Like the moon of stone and its spiritual twin, Aphelios and Alune's orbits met...and those Solari would not live to see the dawn. Alune, her power growing, drew herself and the temple back into the spirit realm to keep it safe from the Solari. Inside, she could send power anywhere, as long as it had a focus - like the noctum in her brother's blood. This was their destiny, she finally understood. Aphelios would hollow himself out with agony to make him a vessel of the moon's power. Alune would be isolated within the spirit realm, seeing through her brother's eyes and guiding him. This was how they would become the weapon that the Lunari needed. Pain and sacrifice would be their bond, and only apart could they be together. Like the moons of stone and spirit, distant and yet impossibly close.

Recent events

Alune now enhances Aphelios' training as an assassin, perfecting his new arsenal of mystical weapons over many missions. For, now that the power balance in Targon Crest icon.png Targon is shifting and the Solari know of the Lunari's continuing existence, Aphelios and Alune are needed more than ever.

Appearence

Alune is a slender, white-skinned woman with long pale hair. She wears elegant and sacred clothes with a distinct palette of black, purple, and turquoise, The most distinctive ornament on her attire is the silver diadems Targon Crest icon.png Targonians on his head and the silver necklace with the 03MT004-full.png Lunari symbol.

Abilities

  • Telepathy: Within the Marus Omegnum Temple and there, her true potential was reached. Alune Alune could speak to his brother through the poison in his blood, let him feel its power... and even put new selenite weapons in his hands. Like the stone moon and its spiritual twin, the orbs of Aphelios Aphelios and Alune met... Inside, she could send energy anywhere, as long as she had a noctum-like focus in her brother's blood.
  • Seer: She is able to predict the future in moonlight, where Mother Moon guides her in the choices she can make.

Relations

Aphelios Aphelios

  • Alune Alune and her twin brother Aphelios Aphelios have had a deep connection to each other since birth, one relying on the other.
 
   "Even from across the celestial veil… I will be with you, brother."
Alune
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   "Mother moon, guide them."
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Diana Diana

  • Aphelios is currently searching for the Aspect of the Moon, Diana Diana.
 
   "Our aspect has returned… bringing darkness."
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   "Diana knows the moon's name, Aphelios. I can feel it on her heart."
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Yuumi Yuumi

  • Alune is friends with Yuumi Yuumi and Book Book, who visit her periodically in the Spirit Realm.
 
   "Yuumi is much friendlier when she visits me in the spirit realm, snuggling at my feet while I read Book and imagine the rain."
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Soraka Soraka

 
   "Soraka knows our pain, yet tells us not to feel it. To deny ourselves."
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Senna Senna

 
   "Senna, in darkness, we find each other."
Alune
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Trivia

  • The name Alune is possibly based on Latin luna, which shares the same PIE root *lewk- as Lux Lux and Lucian Lucian.[1]
  • Aphelios Aphelios and Alune Alune are possibly inspired by the Sun and Moon twins from Indo-European mythology; the difference being that both twins belong to the Lunari order.
  • Alune is voiced by Tania Gunadi, who also voices her in Legends of Runeterra icon.png Legends of Runeterra.[2]
  • Laura Vall provided the vocals for Aphelios's theme.[3]
  • Alune spends most of her time in the spirit realm meditating and scrying the future.[4]
  • Alune loves to explore and see beauty and wonder. She sees the world through the temple projecting her thoughts and the eyes of her brother.[5]
  • Aphelios Aphelios can't talk when he consumes poison to connect to his sister. Because of this, all the in-game voice lines are done by Alune Alune.
  • Her and her brother's face tattoos, when placed together, have a similar appearance to Diana's Diana's.
  • Alune and Aphelios' markings are close to a gibbous moon to signify that the Lunari are growing in power again.[6]
  • They are divided to symbolise the true extent of their power while together.
  • In the skin Nightbringer Aphelios, while Aphelios is a Being of Chaos, Alune is a Being of Order.
  • Alune appears in LoR Champion Indicator.png3Aphelios and Alune, LoR Spell Non-Slow Indicator.png1 Gifts From Beyond and LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 The Veiled Temple where LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png2 Calibrum with the statue of LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png1 The Flight, LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png3 Crescendum with the statue of LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 The Sky Shadows, LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png3 Gravitum and the statue of LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png5 The Cloven Way and LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png2 Severum with the statue of LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 The Fangs are featured in the artwork.

Media

Related Music
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Aphelios's Theme (Instrumental)
Lyrics

Awake to my voice
And hear her call within
Embrace the fear inside
Surrender your mind to night again

Close your eyes
Have faith in me
And leave the light behind

You're never alone
Whenever it's cold let the shadows take hold
You're never alone

Let the poison in
Feel the warmth arise

Close your eyes
Have faith in me
And leave the light behind

You're never alone
Whenever it's cold let the shadows take holdv You're never alone
And live within, dreams revealed
I'm with you, never alone

Soon you'll be
Set truly free
From all those chains you bear

You're never alone
And live within, dreams revealed
I'm with you, never alone

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Biography

Starring Champion

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Video

The Weapon of the Faithful (Video)

True power comes at a cost. By taking the poison, Aphelios channels the voice of his sister, Alune. In turn, she grants him her abilities: five moonstone weapons for him to master.

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Short Story

You Are the Weapon

By David Slagle

He started his training with a single breath. In, and out.

Change log

Character blurb
19 Nov 2019 (During V9.23) Added.

References

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