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LeBlanc of the Black Rose with General Granth

 
"The Black Rose shall bloom once more."
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Solid Rose Clasic Faction Colors.png Black Rose is a secret organization in primarily stationed Noxus.

Lore

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Remnants of an order that has existed far longer than Noxus itself, initiates of the Black Rose have schemed from the shadows for centuries, guiding the throne of Noxus for more than a thousand years, orchestrating many of the empire's most ambitious campaigns. Though they do not often learn the origins of their matron matron, many have uncovered legends of a pale sorceress who aided the broken Noxii barbarian tribes, in their struggle against the infamous Iron Revenant Iron Revenant.

The Black Rose exists now to further the clandestine interests of those who can wield the magic hidden within the Immortal Bastion—with its rank-and-file composed of mundane nobles, drawn to rumors of miracles, kept in thrall and ruthlessly exploited. Even the most powerful military commander could only ever serve the cult's true masters, as they fight one another for influence in games of intrigue and conquest, both in the Noxian capital and beyond its borders.


Champions of The Black Rose


Other Related Champions

  • Darius Darius had dealings with its members in the past. Part of the Trifarix.
  • Ezreal Ezreal was noticed by Black Rose members when he was in Noxus.
  • Mordekaiser Mordekaiser was betrayed by LeBlanc LeBlanc.
  • Riven's Riven's blade was enchanted by LeBlanc LeBlanc.
  • Rell Rell was an experiment of the Black Rose.
  • Sion Sion was resurrected by the help of the Black Rose and its members.
  • Swain Swain obtained Sion Sion from the Black Rose. Currently planning on taking down the organization.
  • Samira Samira's former superior, Captain Indari, is working for the Black Rose and tasked her with unwittlingy retrieving an artifact for the group. 
  • Veigar Veigar was inside Mordekaiser's Mordekaiser's inner circle alongside LeBlanc LeBlanc and knew about her.

History

Establishment

At the height of Mordekaiser's Mordekaiser's dark reign, it was said that a mythic and bloodthirsty fiend a mythic and bloodthirsty fiend haunted the coastal cliffs of eastern Valoran, demanding young lives and savage worship from the local tribes. Few were welcome in his lair, until the day a pale sorceress pale sorceress approached this barbarian god with an offer. The two feasted together as equals, weaving magic so dark that the wine at their table soured, and the roses withered, vibrant red turning to black.

Thus began the pact between Vladimir and LeBlanc, rife with disputes, and games of politics and war. Over the centuries, others joined them—powerful nobles, exalted masters of magic, and beings darker still. This cabal grew into the hidden power that would guide the throne of Noxus for more than a thousand years, orchestrating many of the empire's most ambitious campaigns.

Modern day

Though the Black Rose had aided his bid for the throne, Darkwill refused the counsel of their hand-picked advisors, requiring LeBlanc to take drastic measures. Manipulating a young nobleman named Jericho Swain Jericho Swain into revealing the cult's plots against DarkwillSwain personally executed the most prominent conspirators. Among them were his own parents, whose whispers of a "pale woman" first alerted him of the danger to Noxus, which he valued more than house or kin.

However, LeBlanc execution had been an illusion, part of her greater plan, In time, she reached out to Darkwill herself, and found an increasingly paranoid ruler, fearful of his own mortality. After promising him the secrets to extend his life, LeBlanc slowly poisoned Darkwill's mind, even as she empowered him. Under his rule, the Noxian reverence of strength became something far more sinister. As Noxus fought wars on too many fronts, lusting over magical relics, the aging Boram Darkwill was clearly growing unhinged.

When Noxus invaded Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia, Darkwill began to move even more brazenly, retasking entire warbands to scour the land for anything rumored to extend a mortal lifespan. That way, LeBlanc and Darkwill ensured Swain's legend would end in disgrace on the Battle of the Placidium.

But as he lay on the verge of death, a raven approached to feed, and Swain felt an old, familiar darkness press upon him again. But he would not let it take him. He could not. Staring into the bird's eye, he saw reflections of the cult thought he ended. A black rose. The pale woman... and her puppet emperor. Swain realized that he had not defeated the hidden cabal, and they had betrayed him to what should have been his death, after seducing Darkwill, the man they failed to overthrow.

All this was glimpsed, not in the mind of a raven, but something more. An ancient demon, preying upon the dying and consuming their secrets.

Cast out of the military for his "failure", considered nothing more than a cripple, Swain set about uncovering the darkness that lay within the Immortal Bastion. Staring into that darkness, he saw what even it could not: a way to wield it.

Though his meticulous preparations took three years, Swain and his remaining allies (among them Draven Draven and General Du Couteau) seized control of Noxus in a single night. Physically restored by the demon, he crushed Darkwill in full view of his followers, leaving the throne shattered and empty. This new Grand General was not interested in his own legacy, but the glory of the empire—and such a man could not so easily be corrupted. After countless centuries, LeBlanc wondered, had she finally found a worthy nemesis?

Swain's vision for the future of Noxus is one of strength through unity. He embraces any who will pledge themselves to the empire—even the Black Rose, though he knows, in secret, they still plot against him.

Government

Members

Notable order members
Lady Cassiopeia Du Couteau Cassiopeia Du Couteau Member of the order. Originally dispatched to obtain godlike powers from the Shuriman Capital, was horribly disfigured by a tomb curse.
Lady Elise Kythera Zaavan Elise Kythera Zaavan Member of the order. Dispatched to obtain artifacts from the Shadow Isles, was mutated by the powers of Vilemaw.
Lady LeBlanc LeBlanc Matron and original the founder of the order.
Lady Soreana Du Couteau Member of the order. Originally dispatched to spread the influence of the order in Shurima, married into the Du Couteau family to do it.
Lord Vladimir Vladimir Patron and one of the orignal founders of the order.

Trivia

  • The Black Rose is older than Noxus itself, being the reason why Mordekaiser Mordekaiser lost his initial empire.
  • While being a founder member of the organization, Vladimir Vladimir has become a more public figure in recent years, even against the wishes of the Black Rose's more cautious members. In doing this, he has founded a cult following of his own in the Crimson Circle and could potentially be planning on leaving the Black Rose entirely.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia was initiated into the order by her mother Soreana. One of her missions tasked by her mother was to retrieve godlike powers that had been the key to Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima's supremacy in ancient times.

Media

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See Also

References

North NoxusDalamor Plain · Delverhold · Drugne · Iron Pinnacle · Ironspike Mountains · Kimir · Morrin · Ruug · UrtisNoxus Map.jpg
East NoxusBasilich · Bloodcliffs · Drakkengate · Drekan · Fallgren · Khworez · Noxus Prime · The Immortal Bastion
South NoxusArgent Mountains · Fenrath · Gates of Mourning · Great Barrier · Glorft · Hvardis · Ironwater · Khom · Kilgrove · Krexor · Qualthala · Rokrund · Rokrund Plains · Trannit · Trevale · Varju Mountains · Vindor
Noxian ShurimaBel'zhun · Tereshni · Urzeris
Noxian IoniaBahrl · Fae'lor · Navori
FactionsSolid Rose Clasic Faction Colors.png Black Rose · Tides of Blood.png Crimson Circle · Immortal Bastion icon.png Iron Revenant · Noble TFT icon.png Nobility · Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus · 01NX053-full.png Reckoners · Apprehend.png Trifarian Legion
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