The Noxian Invasion of Ionia (or the Noxian-Ionian War) was period of war where a weakened Noxus sought to reclaim its former glory by invading Ionia and the Freljordian Ironspike Mountains. The actual invasion takes place between 984 AN and 989 AN.
- These snippets are from the Noxian Calendar from Realms of Runeterra. However, they may be incorrect or biased due to the Noxian point of view or the old age.
- 984 — The Invasion of Ionia
Following many years of scouting and preparation, Grand General Boram Darkwill ordered a large-scale occupation of Ionia by Noxian forces. Though initially met with little resistance, the warhosts' brutal advance across the provinces soon gave rise to fierce retaliation from various Ionian militias, which became more organized after the infamous Battle of the Placidium.
- 989 — Jericho Swain seizes Noxus
In spite of his dishonorable discharge from the military, former General enacted a coup within the Noxian capital, deposing and killing Boram Darkwill. In less than a year, Swain had ended the occupation of Ionia, vastly reduced the influence of the noble houses, and established the Trifarix council to govern the empire.
- 974 AN
Continuing his pursuit in reclaiming Noxus' former glory, Boram Darkwill further expanded the Noxian border towards The Great Barrier in the south of Valoran. The largest Minotaur clans who lived in this region start to ally themselves with Noxus. The clans who rejected the alliance, like and his clans' warriors, were branded as rebels, captured and sent to the Reckoner arenas. All of these warriors died in the arena except for .
- 976 AN
Darkwill and his advisors pay a fortune for the private release of mercenaries, prisoners, and Reckoners alike to be conscripted into the empire's warhosts. They became known as “soldiers-of-misfortune” and were sent to deal with tasks unworthy of a veteran warband's attention, as hostile nations were provoking rebellions all along the Noxian frontier. One fleet of these "soldiers-of-misfortune" is sent to Kalstead, a coastal fortress allied to Demacia that had rebelled against the empire. Defeated by the Demacians, the surviving Noxians are allowed to live, after promising to leave Kalstead in peace. One of the soldiers, moved by this gesture of mercy, the Reckoner , pledges his allegiance to Demacia and is granted the honor of being the personal guard of King Jarvan III.
- 981 AN - 982 AN
After Grena, the mother of Avarosans. The Winter’s Claw then instigated a series of conflicts with other neighboring tribes, attempting to reclaim the lands and honor they had lost, but these desperate tactics only led them further into ruin. With her youth fading, Grena would soon began her quest for the “Throne of Avarosa”, a supposed hoard of treasures and magical items that she hoped would return her people to greatness. Her search would end up severely weakening the Avarosan tribe., questioned Hejian's treatment of her granddaughter, , an affronted Hejian cuts all ties with the
- 984 AN
Following many years of scouting and preparation, the Grand General of Noxus, Boram Darkwill, ordered a large-scale occupation of Ionia. The highly defensible fortress of Fae'lor, built upon the westernmost island of Ionia, is overrun after a long siege during the very early stages of the Noxian Invasion. The fortress had a strategic significance as it was used as the Noxian base of operations during during the remainder of the invasion.
Later, resistance of Navori. , having struggled with his teachings after the investigation, sought any means to surpass , and found the forbidden shadow techniques. He is banished from the Kinkou Order. At some point he changes his name into . Kusho's refusal to help the war effort ends allegiance. While not directly opposed to them, he begins to view the Kinkou Order as rivals. Zed gathers followers that serves as a splinter group of the Navori Brotherhood.old home and family are massacred by Admiral Duqual and his forces. There, discovers the power of her ancient dances and later joins the growing
- 985 AN
After their caretakers struck a deal with a Demacian trader, and a handful of her friends are bundled onto one of the last ships to escape Ionia before the Noxian blockade of its western coast. After months at sea, they arrive in Demacia. Sona is taken in by the Buvelle family.
Noxians attack the Bards, a society of Ionians living on a trio of mountains. At some point in the past they made a deal with the celestial being they called “citation needed] The Noxian attack forces an elder of the village to use the egg's power, sundering the mountain. This immediately alerts , who swoops in and transports the egg and altars to a location beyond Runeterra. This is the most recent known time had intervened in Runeterran activities. Some Vastayan tribes ally with Noxus in order to protect themselves, while others remain to fight for Ionia. At this time and his followers were openly hostile against the Vastaya.” to safeguard a celestial egg and three altars in exchange for some magical benefit. [
- 986 AN
Hirana Monastery, as monks from every province had fallen back to defend the holy monastery. and actions lead the Ionians to victory, but also bring the holy monastery and its ancient knowledge to ruins. The warriors helped to rebuild the monastery and parted ways.and engage the Noxians at the
Noxus attacks the town of Pallas primarily due to belief that the temple it was built next to held powerful secrets. and fight to repel the invaders, is mortally wounded. shoved Kai and himself into the pit in the center of the temple of Pallas, subsequently awakening the Darkin within. The Darkin known as fuses with Valmar and Kai and is freed from his prison. attacks and kills most of the initial Noxian invading party before setting off from Ionia.
The Placidium of Navori and take its defenders hostage, possibly with the help of the Vastaya Kalan (later rewarded with the role of governor of Fae'lor), hoping to lure the inevitable reinforcements into a trap. revolutionary army hold a final stand against the invading Noxian army. In the resulting battle loses his arm to and is discharged from the Ionian front. For her victory, becomes the leader of the growing resistance. Later, escapes the clutches of death by taking control of Rhaum, the Demon of Secrets. His lost arm is replaced by a demonic one. He returned to Noxus where he was dishonorably discharged.captures
The Noxian army surrounded the city and Zed and his acolytes were cut off from the rest of The Navori Bortherhood's forces. After leaving the survivors in the city's tunnel shelter, Temple of Thanjuul. returned to the Kinkou Temple for the Tears of The Shadow. Despite Master Kusho trying to stop his former student, Zed rushed inside the Temple, followed by Kusho. Afterwards, Kusho was believed to have been slain inside and Zed emerged with the Tear of The Shadow in hand. Some Order members joined Zed's ranks while the others were allowed to flee. However, Kusho and Zed worked together to fake the former's death. This event would result in the disappearance of Tahno Jhomen Tethi, father. The Shadow Order was formed with as its leader.took the Scimitar and Chimera Units and marched towards the Kinkou
Kinkou Order under the Order's three ancient fundamental philosophies.fled into the eastern mountains along with Mayym, , , and a handful of other acolytes. becomes to new Eye of Twilight, and then sets out to rebuild the
- 987 AN
Epool River. He slaughtered many Ionians and Vastaya before he was captured by . He later joins the Shadow Order. Meanwhile the Noxian warbands march north to the The Placidium of Navori and Temple of Koeshin. Because of these events and their recent losses at the hands of the newly-formed Shadow Order, the surviving Kinkou Order decides to temporarily relocate to a long-abandoned temple east of Thanjuul, high up in the mountains where glacial water ran. The neophytes of Kinkou Order, including and Faey, ward of the Navori Brotherhood from finding the temple. They however are attacked by an evil nature spirit. In the ensuing fight Faey loses her leg but survives thanks to , and mother.Noxian forces landed at the mouth of the
A Noxian warband leader, Emystan, deployed Wuju is almost destroyed as village is decimated by the Chem-bombs developed by . and her warband served as scouts for Emystan's warband, bringing the chemical weapon to Navori. The moment the warbands are attacked by Ionians chemical weapon activates and kills everyone on both sides. , believing herself to be the only survivor, fled. At the same time, tried to enter the same battle after abandoning his duty of protecting Elder Souma, but only finds the aftermath. A betrayed Riven finds Souma and asks him to help her destroy the blade gifted to her by the empire, which accidentally causes Souma's death. Yasuo returned and was then framed for the murder of Elder Souma. He later escaped after finding out he is being convicted for murder and not for his abandoning his duty. and Quilleta retreat from the Ionian front, partially due to a fatal chemical infection on Quilleta's arm caused by chem bomb. Her arm was amputated and she became the steward of Basilich.to attack the Ionian region of Navori. The way of
The Avarosans lead by Grena set out on a dangerous quest for the truth behind an ancient myth of Avarosa's Throne. The journey took them deep into hostile territory of the Ice Children Village, where the Avarosan Frost Priest Maalcrom and the Hearthbound ultimately turned back. Grena, her daughter , and their Bloodsworn brave the punishing climate. After days of trekking, the Iceborn are ambushed at their camp by the Draklorn. Grena and other Bloodsworn such as Yrael, Rorn, Grimshall, and Logren die at the hands of a disguised Maalcrom.
After traveling unforgiving ice cliffs for days, Ghulfrost. Though Grena expected to find Avarosa's Throne, a hall and hoard of treasure, found merely an unmarked cairn in the snow... only to discover a legendary bow made entirely of True Ice buried in the rocks. With that bow she vowed to slay any Draklorn Frostguard servant, including Maalcrom who was disguised as their leader.reached the edge of her mother's maps:
After finding her tribe dead, Ursine. and travel by boat for days before reaching the Winter's Claw. welcomed Ashe into her tribe, and they become Battlesisters. Other tribesmen such as the Frost Priests and her mother Kalkia refuse to accept Ashe as one of them.found and together, they slay a grellfeen. They reunited five years later, escaping group of
Trying to challenge her mother's rule, Avarosan, after the tribe her mother once led.stages an attack on the Ebrataal tribe, whom were allied to Winter's Claw but were weak and had no Iceborn among them. Finding out the true nature of this attack, refused to go further with plan and stood to protect the assaulted tribesmen, vowing to take them away across the Ice Sea. Enraged by decision, and the other Winter's Claw allies left the Ebrataal tribe, branding as a traitor. took the Ebrataal tribe upon herself and renamed them to the
In an attempt to gain access to Black Iron, a metal only found in the Ironspike Mountains, Boram Darkwill sends and his warhosts to Freljord to battle against the local Freljordian tribes. 
Drüvask and take it as war mount. Hearing of 's plans to challenge her mother, the Frost Priests intervene, but Kalkia dies in the struggle, making the new warmother. As the new leader of the Winter's Claw, began attacking and absorbing nearby tribes, gathering a veritable horde of followers formed by outcast shamans, spirit walkers, Iceborn, Stormborn, worshipers of the old gods and a growing resistance against Noxus. The campaign drags on for years as a bitter stalemate. With narrowly survived assassination attempts, ambushes, and even capture by the vicious Winter's Claw.successfully raided a Noxian warship hoping to get support to seize the leadership of her tribe. There she would free the
- 989 AN
In spite of his dishonorable discharge from the military, former General Ionia. Meanwhile, revolutionary forces win a striking victory against the Noxian invading army at the Battle of Dalu Bay. They defeat Admiral Duqal and end the invasion and the war. With the threat to her homeland gone, leaves the leadership of the resistance. Because the vacuum of power she created, many groups tried to take control over Ionia, including the Navori Brotherhood and the Shadow Order.with the help of and General Du Couteau enacted a coup within the Noxian capital, deposing and killing Boram Darkwill. This coup would later be known as the Trifarian Revolution. In less than a year, Swain ended the occupation of
However, some Ionian territories remained in Noxian control. Occasional skirmishes around these territories continue to the present day. Shadow Order started consolidating power, doing unspeakable things to get it. He continues hostility with Noxus and many Vastayan tribes.and the
- 990 AN
Freljordian campaign demanding compensation after narrowly surviving assassination attempts, ambushes, and even captures by the Winter's Claw.  He however is greeted by who makes a proposes the formation of the Trifarix of Noxus. represents Vision of the Trifarix, represents Might of the Trifarix, and an unknown figure within the assassin guilds known as Faceless represents Guile of the Trifarix. Over the next year, Swain vastly reduces the influence of noble houses over Noxus. Because of increasing control over Noxus, manipulates General Granth into planning to kill for her, though she only wants to use him as a test for Swain.returns from the
- 973 AN
- Temple of Thanjuul as a servant in the kitchens. enters the
- 975 AN
- is taken in as Master Kusho's apprentice with the help of .
- 977 AN
- Kusho, and began to track down a serial killer known as . All three would be mentally scarred by murders.
- Kusho gives Govos a new Kinkou name, .
- 978 AN
- Amakra was attacked by cultists that worshiped . She and her family migrate to Bel'zhun. She would quickly join a Noxian warband and start her training as a soldier. home of
- killed parents in a raid, orphaning her.
- 980 AN
- Reincarnated reemerges from within a 12-year-old .
- Jyom Pass on the Ghajan River. He is taken to Tuula and imprisoned there. , , and Master Kusho finally track down and capture in
- 981 AN - 982 AN
- , after two years, finished her training as a Noxian soldier (early 981 AN).
tries to protect a girl from the Mageseekers but ended up absorbing some of the girl's lightning magic. Unable to control it, he released it, killing everyone around him.
- After months, was captured by the Mageseekers and branded as "The Most Dangerous Mage in The Land".
- 983 AN
- High Silvermere to join the army as a squire. During this time he met and later became friends with him. left
- started her elemental studies. Within weeks she mastered advanced techniques.
- 984 AN
- obtained her first blade from her father for her birthday.
- 986 AN
- obtained from his father.
- reopens a Void rift, causing an earthquake that swallows her entire village beneath the Sai desert.
- mortally wounds a voidling, which fuses with her skin to save its own life.
- Zirima, where he would drown away his sorrows. , striken with grieve of losing his wife and , is dragged back to
- 987 AN
- kills parents. Vayne vowed to learn everything about Dark Magic to enact revenge against the demon that killed her family.
- took to the Black Rose academy.
- 988 AN
- Gregori and Amoline Hastur left Noxus Prime to live in isolation somewhere north of the Ironspike Mountains. mother Amoline dies, leaving to .
- is first forced into combat with another student.
- 988 AN - 996 AN
- Void. hears of a who made life sacrifices to the
- Enraged by realising this prophet's actions was the cause of the loss of his family, Void. ends up calling in every favor he could to fight and the
- 989 AN
- has served with honor in several campaigns along the Freljordian border by this time, playing a key role in purging cultists from the Silent Forest and having fought alongside the defenders of Whiterock.
- , with the help of a servant girl named Ayelia, was able to escape the Reckoner arenas of Noxus. Weeks later, a political coup shook the empire to its dark foundations, and the arena minotaur's escape was forgotten.
- Realms of Runeterra, Page 66/67