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  • After an extended demonstration period, the League of Legends Wiki is moving forward with its planned restructuring of Character pages.
  • Character pages will now be structured more similarly to the character pages of other Fandoms and will provide editor-written overviews of important stories and relationships.
  • A champion's Biography will now be found on a dedicated article - as with other story articles.
  • Lore and Relations trivia has been moved here from Karthus/Trivia, and should only be found here henceforth.
  • The League of Legends Wiki is stepping into new territory with these truly character-focused articles - so any and all contributions would be appreciated!
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The harbinger of oblivion, Karthus Karthus is an undying spirit whose haunting songs are a prelude to the horror of his nightmarish appearance. The living fear the eternity of undeath, but Karthus sees only beauty and purity in its embrace, a perfect union of life and death. When Karthus emerges from the Shadow Isles Crest icon.png Shadow Isles, it is to bring the joy of death to mortals as an apostle of the unliving.

Karthus OriginalSquare.png"Death is not the end of the journey, it is just the beginning... "  Karthus
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  • In life Karthus was a tally-man of Kindred Kindred and, to this day, he wears the vestments and carries the staff, which he still etches every time he 'releases' a mortal soul from life.
  • Unlike most Shadow Isles champions who have a direct relation to the Ruined King the Ruined King and/or the Ruination that destroyed the Isles, Karthus is one of two champions with no connection to the Isles' origin.

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Biography

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Biography

The Deathsinger

By Graham McNeill

Starring Champion

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Short Story • 4 Minute Read

Burial at Sea

By Graham McNeill

The sea was mirror-smooth and dark. A pirate's moon hung low on the horizon as it had for the last six nights. Not so much as a whisper of wind stirred the air, only that damned dirge carried from who knew where. Vionax had sailed the oceans around Noxus long enough to know that seas like this only ever presaged ill-fortune. She stood on the Darkwill's foredeck, training her spyglass on the far ocean, searching for anything she could use to plot their position.

Mentioned Champion

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Narration

The Princeling's Lament

By Graham McNeill

Scrape the bench of sunless moss.

Alternate Universes

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Short Story

Attack of the Demon Poros

By POPSTAR URF

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Music Video

Grasp of the Undying

By Pentakill

No one shreds like the undead.

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Video

Just One More

Every League of Legends player knows what it's like to chase the next win. Inspired by the true story of the five North American League of Legends players with the longest losing streak in one sitting. It's On.

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Music Video

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter

By Pentakill

Join Karthus, Mordekaiser, Sona, Yorick, Olaf, and Kayle to do battle with Viego and the Dissonant One, as the future of all Metal hangs in the balance...

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Music Video

Smite and Ignite

By Pentakill

The era of metal has begun.

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Short Story

The Man with the Grinning Shadow

By Jared Rosen

“You the marshal?”

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Comic

A Fireside Frightener

By Luchador Teemo, ZeOcelot

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Short Story

The Dissonant Verses

By Ian St. Martin

I: Herald of the Forbidden God

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