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Aurelion Sol
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Aurelion Sol Aurelion Sol once graced the vast emptiness of the celestial realm with wonders of his own devising, but was tricked by the Aspects of Targon Crest icon.png Targon into revealing the secrets of a sun that he himself created. His awesome power was channeled into immortal god-warriors to protect the apparently insignificant world of Runeterra—now, desiring a return to his mastery of the cosmos, Aurelion Sol will LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png15 drag the very stars from the sky, if he must, in order to regain his freedom.

Aurelion SolSquare.png"Cower. Worship. Marvel. They are all appropriate responses."  Aurelion Sol
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Background

Early Existence

Born at the beginning of creation, Aurelion Sol and his kin were alive for eons before Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra even existed. They wandered through the early universe, seeking to fill it with wonders. Aurelion Sol's passion was creating stars; he forged systems and galaxies as he traveled. He rarely met any equals in power and stayed away from the Aspects, who were egotistical and uninterested in creation, instead focusing on their own philosophies.

Betrayal and Detainment

    "I would burn the cosmos to catch Targon in the flames."
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When Aurelion Sol returned to one of his earliest creations, he was surprised to see that there was a world orbiting it, a planet he had not formed. The Aspects seemed invested in this world, Runeterra, where crude civilizations had sprung up. They urged him to come closer and guide the inhabitants. Flattered by the opportunity to have his glory praised, Aurelion Sol descended upon Mount Targon, taking the form of a cosmic dragon. The Targonians named him Sol, after their sun, and the Aspects demanded they make him a gift to thank him for it. This came in the form of a golden crown, which they offered to him.

As soon as it touched him, though, it became clear that this was no gift. The crown attached to its head, etched with magic so powerful that even he could not remove it. It restricted his powers and placed him firmly in the control of the Aspects. Aurelion Sol realized what was happening, but before he could retaliate, he was thrown back into space and prevented from coming near Runeterra. With Aurelion Sol at their command, the Aspects channeled his powers into a massive Sun Disc that the mortals had made. Using his energy, they raised up mortals into god-warriors, and when the first Sun Disc fell, a more powerful one took its place. Aurelion Sol was forced to watch as these Ascended destroyed first their enemies, then Void-creatures, and finally themselves.

The stars he had created began to fade because of neglect, but he was still unable to free himself and help them. The Aspects ferried him between different planets to complete tasks for them, not realizing that the crown's bonds were slowly weakening. Aurelion Sol decided that when he escaped, he would take revenge on the Aspects and destroy Runeterra for detaining him, and finally got the chance when a series of magical cataclysms rendered the planet almost defenceless.

Twin Dawns

Aurelion Sol was called back to Runeterra by a previous incarnation of Pantheon Pantheon, the Aspect of War. As always, he appeared in the sky as a glowing comet, invoking various reactions and emotions from the people below. As he witnessed the people react to him in ways he had seen before, Aurelion Sol thought about how humans never learned from their mistakes and how circular the pattern of history is. He scoffed at the primitive nature of the people below, hearing their names for him, and deeming them all incorrect, believing that these lowly creatures could never understand what he truly was.

    "They call me a comet. They call me a dragon. They have no words for my true form."
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When he arrived on the mountain on which Pantheon was waiting for him, the Aspect ordered him to seal a breach into Void Crest icon.png The Void that had formed in the mountain. However, Aurelion Sol did not immediately obey, managing to unease the Aspect. Eventually, he was forced to obey the Pantheon, and he destroyed some of the the various energies and Voidborn creatures that emerged from the rift. However, he was not able to seal the rift, as there was a sentient being keeping it open. Aurelion Sol felt the energy eminating from the rift and realized that this being was laughing at him.

Infuriated, Aurelion Sol formed three fledgling stars fledgling stars out of the elements around him and threw all three at the rift. The stars seared the abyss closed, with an explosion so massive that it that it destroyed the mountain that the rift had formed on and everything on it, along with Pantheon's physical form. Across Runeterra, mortals saw what many called a 'second dawn', caused by the light that was released by the explosion.

Aurelion Sol had killed Pantheon's physical form, he had disobeyed orders from the Aspects themselves, and the cost of such insubordination was the life of a star, which physically and emotionally hurt him. His fury that a sun was the cost of an Aspect's physical form was tempered by the knowledge that he had learned from the Aspects' mistakes once again. From across the universe, the Aspects rushed to direct him somewhere else. As he left Runeterra, Aurelion Sol sensed that a new host - possibly Atreus Atreus - was chosen to bear the spirit of Pantheon. As he took pleasure in the confusion and desperation he sensed from the Aspects, Aurelion Sol left Runeterra, knowing that the Aspects were afraid of what he might do next.

"As I launch myself from the gravity of this world, this Runeterra, I sense an emotion I have never felt from Targon before.

Fear."

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Return to Runeterra

Aurelion Sol has been called back to Runeterra, though it is unclear for what purpose. Moreover, he has summoned LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png6 Inviolus Vox to the planet, to await the time when dragons across the universe shall descend upon Runeterra.

Appearance

While most cannot see or even comprehend his true form, Aurelion Sol takes the form of a cosmic dragon when not in the celestial realm. In this form, he is larger than even Mount Targon, Runeterra's tallest mountain. His skin is dark blue, resembling the color of deep space, and glistens with the light of stars. He glows in this form in light and dark shades of blue, and his head is white with sharp spikes resembling teeth around his mouth. What could be considered his hair is a deep purple and dark blue, and attached to his head is a golden crown.

Personality

Aurelion Sol is an arrogant and prideful celestial being. He is angry at the Aspects for imprisoning him and is determined to destroy Runeterra. He is impatient and irritable and is extremely dismissive of Aspects (apart from Zoe Zoe) and anybody that he sees as inferior to him. Made bitter by his imprisonment, perhaps the only things that Aurelion Sol cares about are the stars he has created.

Abilities

  • Celestial: Aurelion Sol is a celestial being. This means that he can access the celestial realm at will, is immortal, and can take whatever form he wants. However, these abilities are impeded by the crown on his head, which puts him under the servitude of the other Aspects.
  • Celestial Magic: Aurelion Sol is skilled in making stars, and can bend their power to his will. This can take many forms, including the ability to make miniature stars and cause supernovas at will.
  • Near-Omniscience: Aurelion Sol is rated as the most knowledgeable champion, apart from Swain.

Relations

Celestials

    "What is this I hear about...siblings?"
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Aurelion Sol has several 'siblings' in the sense that they are celestial dragons like him, including LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png6 Inviolus Vox and LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png8 The Infinite Mindsplitter. LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png8 The Immortal Fire may also be a sibling.

He has also created several constellations, including LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png1 The Charger, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png3 The Trickster, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 The Messenger, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png10 The Scourge, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png0 The Serpent, and LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png9 The Great Beyond. The Great Beyond is what Aurelion Sol considers his magnum opus, and he would like it to be the first to attack Mount Targon.

    "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, do you wonder what you are?"
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He is fully aware of the existence of other celestial entities such as Bard Bard and Soraka Soraka.

Aurelion Sol hates the people of Targon and the Aspects, as they are the ones who enslaved him.

Leona Leona and Diana Diana

    "You and Diana embody the same light. Typical Targon redundancy."
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Aurelion Sol has disdain for both the Solari and Lunari, and by extension Leona and Diana. This is because he sees their divisions as pointless, since moonlight is merely reflected sunlight.

Zoe Zoe

    "Widdle space doggy, you can beg for a treat any time!"
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Aurelion Sol and Zoe are well-acquainted. She is the only Targonian Aspect that appears to offer him aid and protection from the Aspects' wrath. However, he often gets frustrated by her childish behavior and her insistence on him being her pet 'space doggy'.

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Biography

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The Star Forger

By Matthew Dunn

Starring Champion

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Call of the Mountain

The mountain calls. Will you answer?

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He Has Returned

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The Star Forger Returns

Cower. Worship. Marvel. All appropriate responses, really.

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Twin Dawns

By Matthew Dunn

This world's familiar sun still hides below the horizon. Crude and unpolished earth unfurls below. Mountains contort into barriers that stretch like fingers across empty scrub lands. Palaces, or rather, what pass for palaces, fail to loom over anything but the squattest of hills. The curvature of the planet meets the stars with a serenity and grace few of the dwellers below will ever witness. They are so scattered across the globe and grasp so blindly for any sort of understanding that it's no surprise they've been conquered and don't even comprehend their predicament.

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Meet Zoe

By Odin Austin Shafer

The moment she thought of the cake store, Zoe dove into the air, surrendering herself to gravity. While falling, she reached out with her consciousness to form a gateway. Instantly, a portal opened beneath her and connected to the other place. She fell into the gate. Her mass collided and imploded as she traveled.

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The Aspect of Twilight

By Odin Austin Shafer

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The Mountain

By Graham McNeill

Mount Targon is the mightiest peak in Runeterra, a towering mountain of sun-baked rock amid a range of summits unmatched in scale anywhere else in the world. Located far from civilization, Mount Targon is utterly remote and all but impossible to reach save by the most determined seeker.

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The Spear of Targon

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

A lone figure awaited the armed convoy, standing silhouetted against the sun. His heavy cloak and the long plume atop his helm billowed in the hot, dry desert wind. A tall spear was held at his side.

Alternate Universes

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13 regional champions will compete at the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, but there can be only one winner. Who will lift the trophy? Who will represent?

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Narration

The Seeker's Tale

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Trivia

  • When Aurelion Sol dies, he dissipates into a dragon-like constellation. This may indicate that Celestial Dragons, such as himself and Inviolus Vox, are formed as constellations, as are normal celestials.
    • As matter imitates the shape of greater energies, similar to how a logarithmic spiral is found in a nautilus shell and a galaxy, terrestrial dragons are shaped after their celestial counterparts, even though they have no bloodline connection.
  • According to a Q&A with Riot about Aurelion Sol, it is mentioned that during his story's development they had an idea that some of the 'celestial beings' that Aurelion mentions were actually his sisters, whom control other aspects of space such as Gravity or Dark Matter. Whether or not this is still canon is unknown.[citation needed]
  • Narrative Writer Jared Rosen rates him as the most knowledgeable known being in the universe, tied with Swain Swain and ahead of Zoe Zoe.[1]

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References

  1. Riot Games Community. (2020, December 1). Riot Report: December 2020 - Rell Lore Live Q&A, Legends of Runeterra Updates, and League Skins Gal Video. Youtube.

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