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"It is just as the spies described."

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 eager to help but would like to reference a completed character article: Aurelion Sol, Jinx, Mel, and Viego are excellent.

This article was last edited by Ruwbz on 11-May-2022 05:31.
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A lonely legend as old as the first piers sunk in Bilgewater Crest icon.png Bilgewater, the armored goliath known as Nautilus Nautilus roams the dark waters off the coast of the Blue Flame Isles. Driven by a forgotten betrayal, he strikes without warning, swinging his enormous anchor to save the wretched, and drag the greedy to their doom. It is said he comes for those who forget to pay the "Bilgewater tithe", pulling them down beneath the waves with him—an iron-clad reminder that none can escape the depths.

NautilusSquare.png"When consumed by utter darkness, there is nothing left but forward."  Nautilus
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  • While the Gangplank Gangplank - Miss Fortune Miss Fortune combined armada fought the Black Mist on Bilgewater's shores (eventually succeeding but at great cost) Nautilus managed to stall and/or defeat the rest of the undead threat a few miles from the port city itself.
  • Nautilus hates Fizz Fizz and would like to see him dead.

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The Titan of the Depths

By Ariel Lawrence

Starring Champion

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Short Story

Dead in the Water

By Graham McNeill

Red tide out, red tide in.

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The Ophidian

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

No, no, that seat's not taken. Pull up a chair, and sink a few, friend... Though that might be a poor turn o' phrase, given my history. Heh.

Mentioned Champion

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The Lucky Kraken

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

Eh! Well, 'allo there, young 'uns. Shouldn't you cheeky little sprats already be a-bed? What's that? You want a suppertime story from old One-Legged Lars, eh?

Outdated Lore

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A New Dawn

Day breaks over a landscape consecrated by blood and steel. A battle begins as a new dawn rises.

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First light after the Harrowing

By Pabro

Though the Black Mist fades and the souls it claimed will soon forget their past, the threat of the fell tide will not be forgotten. Worse than all previous years, those who lived are left to wonder where it will return, and whether anyone will survive when it does.


  • Nautilus' backstory might be referencing The Pirates of Dark Water.
  • Despite similarities to Nautilus's lore, Riot decided to keep Pyke's Pyke's lore the same because they felt there was enough room for two deep sea revenants that desired revenge.[1]

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All know the tales; all pay the Bilgewater tithe. Since time immemorial, Nautilus has roamed the dark waters off the coast of the Blue Flame Isles, dragging impious sailors to their doom. The armored goliath strikes without warning, his inexorable footfalls churning the waters, before swinging his enormous anchor upward to shatter mast and keel alike. He then pulls the flotsam beneath the waves to appease the wrath of the Bearded Lady.


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