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The Guardian's Sea is the sea east of the Valoran continent. It borders with several seas and island archipelagos, such as Ionia, Bilgewater's Serpent Isles, and Shadow Isles.

This sea is a haven for pirates who pillage unsuspecting cargo boats. Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz, the amphibian yordle, dwells here.

Lore

Champions of the Guardian's Sea


Other Related Champions

  • Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank obtained Swain OriginalSquare Swain's flag warship, the Leviathan, on the Guardian's Sea.
  • Hecarim OriginalSquare Hecarim is a specter that attacked Bilgewater during the Harrowing and laid waste to the port of Grey Harbor.
  • Janna OriginalSquare Janna protected Bilgewater and other sailors around the Serpent Isles.
  • Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista is as specter that punishes betrayers in Bilgewater.
  • Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus is as specter that attacked a Bilgewater ship.
  • Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian defended Bilgewater against the Black Mist.
  • Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser is a specter that slaughtered every inhabitant of Port Mourn.
  • Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf defended Bilgewater against the Black Mist.
  • Tahm Kench OriginalSquare Tahm Kench is a glutton that preys on Bilgewater victims.
  • Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh is a specter that attacked Bilgewater during the Harrowing.
  • Zed OriginalSquare Zed is antagonistic towards Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank after the latter ransacked the Temple of the Jagged Knife in Ionia.

History

Swimming City

Fizz OriginalSkin

Fizz, the Tidal Trickster

In ages past, the oceans of Runeterra were home to civilizations far older than those of the land. In the depths of what is now the Guardian's Sea, a great city once stood - it was here that the yordle Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz made his home. He lived alongside the artisans and warriors of that proud, noble race. Even though he was not one of them, they treated him as an equal, and his playful nature and tall tales of adventures in the open sea made him welcome at any gathering.

But the world was changing. The oceans were growing warmer, emboldening fierce predators to rise up from the deepest trenches. Other settlements had fallen silent, but the rulers of the great city could still not agree on how to deal with the threat. Fizz pledged to roam the seas in search of survivors, or anyone who knew what had happened.

Then, one dark day, the gigalodons came.

These huge dragon-sharks stunned their prey with fell shrieking, and the avenues of the great city were soon clouded red. Thousands died in a matter of hours, the immense bulk of their killers crushing towers and temples in a monstrous feeding frenzy. Scenting blood in the water, Fizz raced back, determined to join the fight and save the city.

He was too late. There was nothing left of the city to save. When the debris finally settled, not a single living creature remained, nor any stone upon another, and the ravenous shoal had moved on. Alone in the cold depths, Fizz sank into mournful despair. As his yordle magic began to fade, he let himself be carried by the currents, drifting in a catatonic torpor, dreaming away the millennia...

Wildlife

Wildlife diversity is fairly low around Bilgewater; you're most likely to see wharf rats, seagulls, and Rift ScuttlerSquare Scuttle Crabs.

Various monsters from across Runeterra are shipped through the black market, trained extensively and sold as living commodities for entertainment, industrial use or simply as loyal underlings. The illegal trade is especially prevalent in a pirate haven such as Bilgewater. As is the principle in the black market trade, those who pay more Krakens undoubtedly get better monsters than those who pay less. Examples of these mercenary beasts are: IronbackSquare Ironbacks, OcklepodSquare Ocklepods, PlundercrabSquare Plundercrabs, and RazorfinSquare Razorfins.

Dredge Dredgers

  • Dredge Dredgers
  • Warf Rat, Ocklepod, Plundercrab, and Ironback

Dredge Dredgers are goblin-like creatures that live around the Serpent Isles and the Guardian's Sea. The are sentient and sapient beings able to wear humanoid clothing, use tools, and express themselves. It is unclear if they have one eye or two, since members of their race often wear squids as hats. They have yellow skin and share some visual similarities with Yordles.

Ironbacks

IronbackSquare Ironbacks are squat bipedal creatures that resemble turtles or tortoises. Though not as tall as a human adult, they are far wider and more heavily-built. When domesticated and used for combat, they act as siege engines. Their stout strength can tear down whole structures with ease; and when outfitted with armor to complement their thick hide, they can endure the most grievous assaults.

Wharf Rat

  • Wharf Rats
  • A Wharf Rat and her young

RazorfinSquare Wharf Rats, or Razorfins, are amphibious quadrupeds which are a terrifying blend of shark and rat commonly found on the docks of Bilgewater. These creatures are larger than dogs and are known to prey upon drunks and lone fishermen on moonless nights. They often travel in packs, and are easily capable of biting a man's leg off. Their lithe streamlined bodies allude to their speed; their teeth to their ferocity. Criminal circles often train these creatures to seek out and hound high-value targets. Indeed, once a Razorfin draws blood from its target, only death will deter it.

In Bilgewater one can come across many astounding creatures brought from the dark and mysterious Guardian's Sea, such as dragon-sharks, sea serpents, giant squid, four-eyed hammerhead sharks, and kraken.

There are also more mundane creatures inhabiting the sea, coastlines and docks such as octopi, hammerhead sharks, devilfish, clams, and ordinary fish.

Abyssal Eyes

  • Abyssal Eye
  • Bubble Bear
  • Coral Creatures

Abyssal Eyes are large deep sea fish that live in the seas around the Serpent Isles. Their key features are their large mouths with sharp from teeth and their one purple eye. It is possible that these creatures have been mutated by The Void, are Voidborn themselves, or something other.

Bubble Bears

Bubble Bears are axolotl-like creatures that live in the shallow waters of the Guardian's Sea. Their unique body structure gives them an appearance of a living bubble, with sharp claws and hoof-like feet. They feed on magically infused bubbles that emerge from the surrounding vents where they live.

Coral Creatures

Coral Creatures are semi-plant species of living coral that live in the shallow waters of the Guardian's Sea. They display some form of sentients and sapience, being able to stand up right and have poseable hands with which they use for rudimentary tools and to gather and consume magically infused bubbles that emerge from the surrounding vents. They live in large groups and tend to inhabit areas where non-sentient coral is located which they use to disguise themselves from possible predators.

Dragon-sharks

  • Giant Crab used by a Fish Folk Merchant
  • Dragon-shark hided tent
  • Four-eyed Hammerhead Shark
  • Giant Squid
  • Golden Narwhals
  • A Kraken

Dragon-sharks are a large deep-ocean dwelling species of shark native to the seas around Bilgewater. A hide of one of the sharks is used for creating a shop stand on the Butcher's Bridge in Bilgewater. One of the famous Dragon-Sharks is Chomper, who terrorized the shorelines of Bilgewater before being defeated by Fizz and becoming his companion.

Fish Folk

Fish Folk are sentient and sapient fish people that live around the Serpent Isles. They key physical features resemble that of a cat fish as well as the Demon of Addiction, Tahm Kench OriginalSquare Tahm Kench.

Four-eyed Hammerhead Sharks

Four-eyed Hammerhead Sharks are an ocean dwelling species of sharks native to the seas around Bilgewater. Their brown hide is rough, and almost scale-like. Their head is in the shape of a hammer with two pairs of eyes, and they have five fins for movement.

Giant Crabs

Giant Crabs are native to the seas around Bilgewater. One of their key characteristics is their rough outer shell with many spikes as well as their large oval eyes. Domesticated giant crabs are used by Bilgewater merchants to carry heavy goods on their backs.

Giant Squids

Giant Squids are native to the seas around Bilgewater. They tend to be the size of a house, although some are said to grow even bigger, and can sometimes attack smaller ships. They are also usually hunted for either food or sport. Both objectives are dangerous.

Golden Narwhals

Golden Narwhals are large aquatic mammals that live in the deeps seas surrounding the Serpent Isles. Legends say a pale, horned whale once stole from the Bearded Lady. As punishment, the Lady covered the greedy creature in glittering gold, so it would forever tempt the avarice of others.

Krakens

Krakens are massive serpentine leviathans that have been sighted in the seas around Bilgewater. They possess a set of tentacles and five eyes, two pairs and one large one at the center of the forehead. There is enough mythos behind this species on the Serpent Isles and that many structures in honor of this species were constructed by the original denizens of Bilgewater. Their image has been used for the currency of Bilgewater, know as Krakens Golden Krakens.

Longtooths

Chum the Waters Longtooths are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, two to three gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Unlike other shark species, they seem to possess some form of higher intelligence, being able to follow orders and display visible emotions like anger or glee. Their appearance resembles real-life great white sharks, with some exaggerated proportions such as the teeth, head, and eyes. While the name Longtooth primarily refers to Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz's shark, the species itself does not have any known name.

Ocklepods

OcklepodSquare Ocklepods are crustacean-like creatures that magically hover above the ground unassisted. They either inhabit or have been outfitted with a metallic helm with submarine periscope jutting above, the creature's eyes peek through the helm and periscope. This creature is mostly used for intelligence-gathering and support roles as they are capable of magically shielding nearby allies as well as revealing distances. This is especially infuriating in attrition wars as the creature's telepathic sight could easily reveal an ambush and its shielding capability is able to see troops through the thickest of fires.

Platewyrms

Platewyrms are large serpent-like deep-sea fish that have natural bio-luminescence at the ends of their scales. Extremely protective of their large glowing eggs, they can be seen taking out any ship that dares to plunder them.

Plundercrabs

PlundercrabSquare Plundercrabs are large crustaceans that wear cannon-mounted parapets as their shell. It is unknown whether they inhabit the said weaponry naturally, or are purposely outfitted. Used as living artillery pieces, they lay down cannon fire from afar. They seem very intelligent for an animal, as they can trained to pick out high-priority targets to focus fire upon.

Scuttle Crabs

  • A Rift ScuttlerSquare Rift Scuttler
  • The Beast Bellow
  • Shipwreck Hoarder
  • Shellshockers
  • Waveriders
  • Wing-Eared Devours

Rift ScuttlerSquare Scuttler Crabs or Rift Scuttlers live in the fresh waters of Valoran and can be found near the docks of Bilgewater (and in-game, in Summoner's Rift). They are small green-shelled crustaceans with three pairs of legs and one pair of front claws. They sometimes bury themselves into the muck of a river bed to avoid predators and usually flee from danger in any way possible. If corrupted by The Void, a Rift Scuttler turns into a Rift HeraldSquare Rift Herald.

Sea Serpent

Serpent Crest profileicon Sea Serpents are so well known in Bilgewater that the city's crest and Silver Serpents currency both feature them. They can be summoned by serpent-callers; one account from a bygone Harrowing records the might of these creatures, which halted the progress of the Black Mist before it reached Bilgewater, though the beast was slain in the process.

Shellshockers

Shellshockers are turtle-like creatures that live in the shallow waters of the Guardian's Sea. They display some form of sentients and sapience, being able to stand up right and have poseable hands with which they use for rudimentary tools and organic cannons that shoot out magically infused bubbles.

Waveriders

Waveriders are large aquatic herbivores that resemble geckos. They live in the shallow areas of the Guardian's Sea. They are a great mode of transportation for the Shellshockers, who use them as their war steeds.

Wing-Eared Devours

Wing-Eared Devours are large deep sea fish that live in the seas around the Serpent Isles. Their key features are their numerous tentacles, their wing like fins, as well as their anglers that they use to lure prey so that they can gobble them up in their large mouths with sharp teeth.

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