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The Golden Age of the Shuriman Empire is a vast timespan in which the Shuriman Empire was the biggest growing power on Runeterra. It covers the events of the construction of The Sun Disc, the Rise of the God-Warriors and the annexation of Icathia.
- 5000 BN
Guided by the divine Aspects in preparation for some unknown future war, the ancient Shurimans used the Sun Disc at Nerimazeth to create the first Ascended. The Warrior Queen of the Ascended, Setaka, becomes an Ascended and wields the , a weapon brought from beyond the mountain and raised aloft at Shurima's birth.
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After a failed Ascension and the destruction of the Sun Disc in Nerimazeth, the Shurimans built a bigger Sun Disc in the current Shuriman capital, likely with the help of Ixtali mages. After its construction, the Oasis of the Dawn appeared inside the structure. Its life giving water poured into the surrounding area, giving life to the desert. Later on, the Oasis would form the Mother of Life River system.
Shurima established its first Shuriman Emperor; and so the Shuriman Empire was founded. The Empire would end up absorbing a great deal of nations and cities as vassal states; including Ixtal and Oshra Va'Zaun.
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Despite Axamuk's, the Mage King of Icathia, calls for peaceful coexistence, Icathia is subjugated by the of this time and her Ascended. Axamuk is killed and his guard, the Kohari Order, threw themselves on their blades. Icathia would be under Shuriman imperial rule for almost nine centuries.
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Renekton earns the title Gatekeeper of Shurima after fighting an invading force from the south coast, striking toward the isolated city of Old Zuretta. Outnumbered ten to one, Renekton and a small contingent faced these aggressors to buy time for the evacuation. He held the pass long enough for a relief force led by to arrive. With barely a handful of warriors left standing, was hailed a hero.
Icathian council submitted countless petitions to the Shuriman emperor, hoping for some of its most notable citizens to be chosen for Ascension. Hostilities towards Shurima grew after each submission was denied, without explanation. Seeking a diplomatic solution, went as an envoy to neighboring Kahleek, Kalduga, and Ixtal, trying to gather potential allies for Icathia's independence movement. All three had turned him down for fear of defying Shurima and its Ascended.
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- arrives on Runeterra
- First records of . He remains a part of Shuriman culture for eons.