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A headstrong young vastaya of the seas, Nami Nami was the first of the Marai tribe to leave the waves and venture onto dry land, when their ancient accord with the Targon Crest icon.png Targonians was broken. With no other option, she took it upon herself to complete the sacred ritual that would ensure the safety of her people. Amidst the chaos of this new age, Nami faces an uncertain future with grit and determination, using her Tidecaller staff to summon the strength of the oceans themselves.

NamiSquare.png"I decide what the tide will bring."  Nami
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Early Life

Nami Nami was born and raised in the territory of the Runeterra Crest icon.png Marai, a tribe of Vastaya icon.png Vastaya that live underwater in the sea on the coastline of Targon Crest icon.png Mount Targon. Nami grew up to be a stubborn but fierce fighter, but it often got her in trouble. She aspired to become the tribe's Tidecaller, a title given to a strong warrior who would go into the depths of the sea to find a pearl. The Marai would give this pearl to a group of humans in exchange for a moonstone, a glowing rock that would ward off dangerous creatures from the deep sea. A Tidecaller is titled and sent on their quest whenever the moonstone's light starts to dim. The deep sea is wrought with dangerous creatures, so the warrior titled a Tidecaller must be strong enough to survive them and find the pearl.

The Moonstone Dims

During Nami's adolescence, the moonstone in the center of the Marai's village began to dim. Nami Nami attempted the trial of the Tidecaller, but she was denied due to her impulsiveness. Instead, another warrior named Rasho was sent down into the deep sea to retrieve the pearl. But after a month, Rasho had not returned. Determined to prove herself and save her people, Nami took her mother's staff and plunged into the depths.

After several days, Nami returned with the pearl and Rasho's staff. She was designated Tidecaller by her people and she went to the surface to trade with the humans for the moonstone. However, when she arrived to the surface, a woman told Nami that the Aspect of the Moon Aspect of the Moon, the person that made the moonstones, had fled Targon and as such they could not give them the stone. Nami then vowed to find the Aspect and retrieve the moonstone. Then, Nami used the Tidecaller staff to summon a perpetual pool of moving water underneath her fins and set out on her quest.


Nami is a slender Vastaya Marai, with green scales and sand-colored skin, long hair with a distinct palette of yellow, and a long fin instead of legs. She wears no clothes, her body is covered in green scales. The most distinctive ornament on her attire is the Tidecaller crown, which is dark and has a light blue amulet in its center on her head. She carries with her the Tidecaller staff.


Nami is a very kind and friendly individual, but she is also extremely protective and determined in her duty to protect her people, the Marai and she is loyal to her cause.


  • Vastayan Physiology: Nami is a Vastaya, an ancient race of demi-humans changed by magic of the Spirit World. The connection to the Spirit Realm increased their longevity so they can live for centuries, and granted them powerful magic. The Vastaya are divided into several different tribes, each one defined by an specific animal. Nami is a Marai, a type of aquatic Vastaya .
    • Amphibious: Being a Marai, Nami is adapted to survive underwater. She can breathe underwater, survive intense pressures, and swin at great speeds.
  • Water Magic: As a Vastaya Marai, Nami is able to control water magic in the form of Imprison others in water bubbles Imprison others in water bubbles, increase the power of others or herself increase the power of others or herself and Summon powerful waves Summon powerful waves. She can move it, turn it into different shapes, and even make it fly in the air fly in the air.


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Nami is in a bisexual polyamorous relationship with LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Loto and LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Tama.[1] Nami refers to LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Loto as "My heart" and also refers to LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Tama as "My soul". LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Tama refers to Nami as "Pele'ai" means "Beloved one", a term of close endearment. LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Loto refers to Nami as "Beloved".

Diana Diana

She is searching for the Aspect of the Moon Aspect of the Moon, which is the only one that can create the Moonstone her people need to survive. Nami refers to Diana Diana as "Luminous Wanderer", "Child of the moon" and "Marai's light".

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Nami is friends with Fizz Fizz and is implied to personally know his pet shark LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Longtooth

Marai Tribe

Nami is currently the Tidecaller of the Marai tribe. She is the emissary of everyone in the tribe as LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Tama, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Greatmother, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Ai'la, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png3 Journeying Sandhopper, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Loto and LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png6 Leo'lei.

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The Tidecaller

By Rayla Heide

Starring Champion

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Short Story • 5 Minute Read

First Steps

By Rayla Heide

She brings her curiosity and a dire message. They bring torches and a violent fear.

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Into the Abyss

By Rayla Heide

Deep in the oceans of Runeterra, the Marai are protected from terrors by the light of a moonstone. Through an ancient ritual, the Marai choose one of their people to dive into the abyss and retrieve an abyssal pearl, which is exchanged with a landwalker for the moonstone. Their chosen Tidecaller has not returned. Nami, a headstrong girl of the Marai, decides to descend into the black before the moonstone's light dims forever…

Alternate Universes


  • Nami's tribe, the Marai, were possibly named after the Latin word for 'sea' (mare).
  • Nami is over 180 years old.[2]

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