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This article has recently been converted to the new character-focused layout but it needs a lore enthusiast to help fill-out the sections. In addition, 'Relations trivia' and 'Lore trivia' have been moved here but need restructuring into article content - lore is no longer trivia.

If you're eagar to help but would like to reference a completed character article: Aurelion Sol, Brand, Soraka, and Viego are excellent.

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 Lore

Nasus Nasus is an imposing, jackal-headed Ascended being from ancient Shurima, a heroic figure regarded as a demigod by the people of the desert. Fiercely intelligent, he was a guardian of knowledge and peerless strategist whose wisdom guided the ancient empire of Shurima to greatness for many centuries. After the fall of the empire, he went into self-imposed exile, becoming little more than a legend. Now that the ancient city of Shurima has risen once more, he has returned, determined to ensure it never falls again.

Nasus OriginalSquare.png"What was fallen will be great again."  Nasus
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Early Life

Contemporary history

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Relations

  • When the Shurima Empire still existed, Nasus fought alongside other Ascended hosts including those that would later become the Darkin.
  • Nasus was a warrior scholar who spearheaded the military and cultural uprising of Ancient Shurima, but Azir's Azir's misled misled arrogance led to the empire's downfall, costing him his own brother Renekton Renekton.
    • Nasus was forced to imprison his own brother with the betrayer Xerath Xerath, who would later drive Renekton into madness. After being freed, Renekton started to hunt down Nasus, believing he was the cause of all his suffering.
    • Nasus hopes he can cure Renekton Renekton of his madness, so that the united brothers might defeat Xerath Xerath and restore Shurima to greatness together with their resurrected emperor Azir Azir.
  • Nasus first sought Sivir Sivir for her royal bloodline and finds in her the hope of a reborn Shurima and the key to defeating Xerath Xerath.
    • Nasus encountered Taliyah Taliyah when she was protecting an injured Sivir.
    • Nasus would later confront Xerath himself to buy time for the two to escape alongside other citizens.
  • Myisha, the previous Aspect of Twilight Aspect of Twilight, led the Darkin Ta'anari to Nasus who guided them to the Chalicar, the blade that belonged to the Ascended queen Setaka and belongs to Sivir Sivir in the present day, which Ta'anari later used to perform a ritual that reverted the Ascension of the nearby Darkins, vaporing them.
  • Long before Shurima rose again from the sands, Ryze Ryze and Nasus delved into a ruined archive beneath the Great Sai and fought its awakened protector.

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Biography

Starring Champion

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Short Story • 36 Minute Read

Bloodline

By Graham McNeill

Taliyah had almost forgotten how much she'd missed the furnace heat of Shurima – the sweat and crush of hundreds of people pushing, cursing, haggling and speaking with such passion and speed that outsiders often thought they were fighting.

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Fall of the Empire

By Numerous creators

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Ouroboros

By Ryan Verniere

Nasus walked at night, unwilling to face the sun. The boy followed in his wake.

Mentioned Champion

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Call of Power

Ryze scours Runeterra for fragments of a forgotten past, each step bringing him closer to incredible power—and terrible ruin.

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Short Story • 4 Minute Read

Darkness Renews

By Graham McNeill

Am I a god?

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Descent into the Tomb

Scroll after scroll in Noxian libraries chronicle the power buried within Shurima. Now Cassiopeia thinks she's found the key. Learn how the saga began.

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Halfway Between the Stars and Earth

By Katie Chironis

It was a perfectly good night for a cup of tea. Chilly, certainly, but clear—as crisp a night as frigid Mount Targon ever got, really. Soraka was expecting a visitor. The snow in the stone kettle had already begun to melt over the hearth at the center of her little yurt; as it grew warmer, the room was suffused with the smell of dried tea leaves and sparse mountain herbs.

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Homecoming

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Monstrous

By Graham McNeill

There's light under the earth, if you know where to look.

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Rise of the Ascended

Discover the tale of Ancient Shurima, where the fates of Azir and Siver intertwine.

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Biography

The Battle Mistress

By Rayla Heide

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Biography

The Emperor of the Sands

By Graham McNeill

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Biography

The Magus Ascendant

By Graham McNeill

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Twilight of the Gods

By Graham McNeill

They came to a dead city in the mountain's shadow under cover of night.

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Where Icathia Once Stood

By Graham McNeill

My name is Axamuk Var-Choi Kohari Icath'or.

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With Teeth

By Graham McNeill

Firewood was precious in the desert, but the blackened ruins of Vekaura offered a plentiful supply of charred timbers to hurl on bonfires.

Alternate Universes

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Unite Against The Dark

Hear the story of Lunar Empress Lux, Lunar Guardian Nasus, and Lunar Guardian Warwick as we celebrate the Year of the Dog in League of Legends.

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WARRIORS

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The battle begins, and sixteen teams across the globe are fighting towards one goal – to win the League of Legends World Championship.

Trivia

  • Nasus is over 3796 years old and less than 3900 years old.
    • He fought alongside Setaka for 3 centuries before she died in the battle of Icathia, which happened around 2500 BN or 3500 years ago.
    • Nasus Nasus is Renekton's Renekton's older brother and both became Ascended at the same time.
  • Renek was one of the nations that belonged to the ancient Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima Empire and was possibly located somewhere near the Renek River. The siblings may have originated from here and Renekton Renekton may have been named after it.
  • He may be immune to Amumu's Amumu's power due to his power's connection to death.
  • The Ascension Ritual takes a long time and Xerath Xerath kept it going far longer than was normal (hence his body was all but obliterated...) so that gave time for Nasus Nasus and Renekton Renekton to get back (and a day for mortals, might only be a few hours for Ascended beings...).

Change log

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