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"Master Doran, this is from Wukong. He couldn't make the journey with me, but he wanted me to bring you his favorite fruit. He loves his staff, almost as much as he loves making fun of the helmet you gave me."
Master Yi Master Yi, Homecoming
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Master Doran was a Wuju Order member from Wuju, the same place Master Yi Master Yi lived in. He was the master of Yi Yi and the creator of his helmet and Wukong's Wukong's staff.[1] He may have learnt from Ornn Ornn.

Background

 
   "I taught Doran everything he knows."
Ornn Ornn
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Doran is responsible for the creation of several items, such as: Doran's Blade Doran's Blade, Doran's Lost Blade Doran's Lost Blade, Doran's Ring Doran's Ring, Doran's Lost Ring Doran's Lost Ring, Doran's Shield Doran's Shield, Doran's Lost Shield Doran's Lost Shield, Doran's Lost Idol Doran's Lost Idol, Doran's Staff Doran's Staff and Doran's Seven Lenses of Insight Doran's Seven Lenses of Insight.

Trivia

  • Effrem E. Doran is an unknown non-playable character from Ionia and the individual after whom several starter items are named after.
  • Featured in the Journal of Justice (Issue 18: The Mailbag of Justice).
  • His surname Doran comes possibly from Gaelic Ó'Deóradháin "descendants of exiles" < deóradh < Brittonic di-brogis < Proto-Celtic *di-mrogis lit. "away from the border"[2][3]
    • Effrem comes seemingly from Hebrew toponym,[4] tribal, & personal name Ep̄rayim אֶפְרַ֫יִם, from Proto-West-Semitic *piry- "fruit"[5]

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Short Story

Poetry with a Blade

By Mo Xiong

Yi frowned at Master Doran as the elder scrambled up the path toward him.

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Short Story

Homecoming

By Michael Luo

Returning once more to his home, Master Yi faces his past and prepares for what the future will bring.

See also

References

  1. Homecoming (Short Story)
  2. McBain, A. Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic language, p. 117
  3. Matasović, R. Etymological dictionary of Proto-Celtic, p. 97, 280
  4. Encyclopædia Biblica, vol. 2, p. 1309-10
  5. Weninger et al. The Semitic languages, p. 201