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High Noon Gothic is a series of alternate future/universe skins in League of Legends. Set in a desert setting, each champion is a "western" hero, villain, or creature.


Lore

 
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"Last time I went to your universe, I almost got eaten by a cowboy demon... Good times."
Ezreal PulsefireCircle Pulsefire Ezreal
At the height of the industrial revolution, travelers begin pouring into the untamed west, searching for fortune and prosperity among the unknown horrors of cruel and ancient world. It is a time of brave gunslingers and rotten scoundrels, inscrutable gods, and savage demons.
Sheriffs
  • Caitlyn SheriffCircle Sheriff Caitlyn
    The Old West lies far outside the government's jurisdiction, leaving local peacekeepers to enforce whatever passes for justice on the high frontier. As lone sheriff of the town of Progress, Caitlyn has found that the arm of the law is roughly as long as the range of her rifle.
Cowboys
  • Alistar LonghornCircle Longhorn Alistar
    A handful of the Old West's more pragmatic individuals have integrated into human society—the hulking minotaur Alistar among them. Working as muscle for hire, he can be found breaking up saloon fights as often as knocking down bank vault doors. If it pays, the longhorn's on board.
  • Ashe HighNoonCircle High Noon Ashe
    Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Nomad, Obsidian, Ruby
    A mechanical angel built at the dawn of the pioneer age, Ashe is fueled by the blood of deities gunned down in the infamous land rush that destroyed Heaven. She has adopted a devil-may-care attitude as she seeks adventure, choosing to forgive and protect the same mankind that forever robbed itself of eternal paradise.
  • Cassiopeia DesperadaCircle Desperada Cassiopeia
    Enterprising creatures of the Old West often fall in with more successful bandit clans, serving as nightmarish enforcers, unafraid of a little casual violence. Cassiopeia became infamous as one such outlaw, but following a bloody coup now leads an enclave of her own.
  • Darius HighNoonCircle High Noon Darius
    Chromaskins Chromas: Emerald, Nomad, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    The once-human Darius was a terrifying manhunter, feared throughout the West for his cunning and brutality. Famously defeated by his brother in a widely publicized duel, his wounded pride eventually twisted into obsession, leading him to strike a deal with the devil Hecarim...
  • Jhin HighNoonCircle High Noon Jhin
    Need a man dead? Hire any sun-baked lunatic looking to make a name for themselves in the Old West. Need to set an example? Then you should seek out the mechanical assassin known as Jhin—and no one will ever forget what happens at the crossroads of murder and art.
  • Lucian HighNoonCircle High Noon Lucian
    A former federal marshal and gunslinger for hire, Lucian's soul was corrupted when he made a deal with the devil in order to spare the life of his one true love. Double-crossed, and cursed with the powers of hell, he now hunts this devil across the high frontier, seeking revenge.
  • Miss Fortune CowgirlCircle Cowgirl Miss Fortune
    No bounty hunter on the prairie is as skilled as Sarah Fortune, but she doesn't work for anything less than top dollar. Cause enough trouble on the high frontier and, sure enough, she'll come calling—with two gleaming pistols, and a bullet with your name on it.
  • Twisted Fate HighNoonCircle High Noon Twisted Fate
    Resident cardsharp of every dice parlour and gambling den on the high frontier, Tobias 'Twisted Fate' Felix likes to split his time between Buzzard Gulch, and the more civilized border towns. He specializes in breaking the hearts and bank accounts—in either order—of amiably naive debutantes.
  • Yasuo HighNoonCircle High Noon Yasuo
    Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Emerald, Jasper, Obsidian, Sapphire
    The mysterious and reluctant sheriff of a two-street town, Yasuo is in self-imposed exile after being accused of murder in the eastern territories. Even so, he has driven off entire bandit gangs as well as many of the desert's deadliest threats, saving hundreds of lives along the way.
Creatures
  • Kog'Maw SonoranCircle Sonoran Kog'Maw
    Long considered a pest by frontier settlers, Kog'Maw critters have been growing in number as more dangerous beasts are pushed to the brink of extinction. And they are very, very hungry.
  • Skarner SandscourgeCircle Sandscourge Skarner
    Travelers seeking their fortune on the open prairie must take special care at night, when massive, carnivorous scorpions are lured by the flickering light of campfires. More than one caravan has been lost to the creatures, the bones of their passengers picked clean.
Devils and Demons
  • Fiddlesticks BanditoCircle Bandito Fiddlesticks
    If the day ever comes, riding those dusty trails, when a thin man in a wide hat appears far in the distance… run. Ride hard and fast and never look back, lest the horror known as Fiddlesticks drag you to from your saddle, and into darkness.
  • Hecarim HighNoonCircle High Noon Hecarim
    Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Emerald, Nomad, Obsidian, Ruby
    When Heaven was destroyed by mortal men, it was only a matter of time until Hell overflowed onto the prairie, bringing with it all the devils who had waited so patiently to escape their confinement. Hecarim and his black riders revel in this newfound freedom, razing everything before them to ash as they stampede across the frontier.
  • Thresh HighNoonCircle High Noon Thresh
    Chromaskins Chromas: Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    An ancient devil who stalks the great expanses of the Old West, Thresh's cruel visage is burned into the minds of all living things who fear the day he will come to claim their souls. His arrival spells doom for any settlement, its residents flayed and left to rot in the sun.
  • Urgot HighNoonCircle High Noon Urgot
    Chromaskins Chromas: Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
    Jeremiah James was once a famed railroad baron and millionaire industrialist, who bet his own heart on a game of chance… and lost. Left alone in the desert to die, he bargained with a passing devil, trading his immortal soul for a twisted, monstrous body of gears and iron.

History

One Simple Rule

Devils live among us

The Man with the Grinning Shadow

A New Devil's In Town

High Noon A New Devil's In Town
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Reveal

A New Devil's In Town

By Numerous creators

With Hell Before Them

High Noon With Hell Before Them
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Short Story

With Hell Before Them

By Jared Rosen

June 7th, 1868

Trivia

  • This theme was inspired by American westerns.
  • The High Noon skinline was rebooted in 2018 to be based off of Western Gothics.[1][2]
  • One of the possible directions Riot could have taken with Lucian HighNoonCircle High Noon Lucian, was having him ascend and become an angel rather then a demon.[3]
  • The New World became infested by devils and demons because as heaven was destroyed by the early settlers, human souls can only go to hell and later overcrowd it, allowing the devils to come to the land of the living to join the already existing demons.
    • Most of the gods and angels were killed. Ashe HighNoonCircle Ashe, who is fueled by the blood of the slain angels, is the only artificial angel ever built, the secrets of how to create her are lost.
      • Ashe HighNoonCircle Ashe teamed with Darius HighNoonCircle Darius to kill Hecarim HighNoonCircle Hecarim; however, upon finding him, Darius HighNoonCircle Darius revealed that he was working for Hecarim HighNoonCircle Hecarim the whole time and betrayed her.
      • She is looking for Lucian HighNoonCircle Lucian and his allies to fight back the monsters who want to burn and destroy the whole continent.
  • While not being part of the skin line, alternate versions of Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus and Senna OriginalSquare Senna exist in this universe and appear in the color story The Man with the Grinning Shadow.
  • Draven OriginalSquare Draven defeated Darius HighNoonCircle Darius in a well-known duel.
  • Alistar LonghornCircle Longhorn Alistar and Cassiopeia DesperadaCircle Desperada Cassiopeia are New World creatures blending in with the human society and are currently residing in Angel's Perch.
    • Alistar LonghornCircle Alistar is an old friend of Lucian HighNoonCircle Lucian.
    • Cassiopeia DesperadaCircle Cassiopeia works as a saloon girl, covering her eyes with veil to avoid turning her customers to stone.


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