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This article was last edited by Ruwbz on 11-May-2022 05:56.
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As mercurial as he is charming, Rakan Rakan is an infamous vastayan troublemaker and the greatest battle-dancer in Lhotlan tribal history. To the humans of the Ionia Crest icon.png Ionian highlands, his name had long been synonymous with wild festivals, uncontrollable parties, and anarchic music. But this energetic, traveling showman has left his old life behind, dedicating himself to the cause of his lover, the rebel Xayah Xayah. Together, they seek to free Ionia’s wild magic, restoring the vastaya’s birthright.

RakanSquare.png"I got freedom. I got a lady lady. I got a cause I'd die for."  Rakan
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Background

Early Life

Contemporary history

Recent events

Relations

  • Rakan is a Lhotlan Vastayan who travels Ionia as a wandering entertainer. After meeting and getting in a relationship with Xayah Xayah, both travel Ionia to preserve Ionia's natural magic from being controlled by humans.
    • They are not married, since Xayah Xayah wants to hear him proposing to her everyday.
  • Rakan and Xayah Xayah fought Zed Zed and his Order of the Shadow in Wild Magic to prevent them from harvesting a magical grove for the Kashuri Armories, the creators of Jhin's Jhin's Whisper Whisper.

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The Charmer

By Odin Austin Shafer

Starring Champion

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A Piece of Shadow Cake

By Odin Austin Shafer

Xayah jumped upward into the trees' foliage, dodging the gunfire that exploded from the temple's walls.

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Short Story • 8 Minute Read

Nothing Rhymes with Tubebow

By Odin Austin Shafer

Two paths lead to the monastery fortress from the villages below it,' Xayah begins.

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Wild Magic

Restoring the wild magic of Ionia won't be easy when a deadly enemy lurks in the shadows.

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Puboe Prison Break

By Matthew Dunn

Rakan is the worst.

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The Rebel

By Matthew Dunn

Alternate Universes

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Ambition's Embrace

By Michael Yichao

Bound by darkness.

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Light and Shadow

By Numerous creators

A cosmic darkness threatens to overcome three former teammates who were thought to have perished.

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A New Horizon

A mysterious new team arrives: Star Guardian Ahri, Miss Fortune, Syndra, Soraka, and Ezreal.

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RISE

By Numerous creators

Reaching the peak takes more than skill. Only those with the ambition to RISE above all others will know its height.

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Starfall

By Ariel Lawrence

A team bonding trip will test Lux's leadership and confidence as the group welcomes new stars during the annual meteor shower.

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The Twilight Star

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I have too many questions I want to ask her.

Trivia

  • Rakan is confirmed to have ADHD based on his in-game voice lines and short story.[1]
    • This was confirmed by Odin 'WAAARGHbobo' Shafer, who explained that they indirectly gave Rakan ADHD through piecing parts of their personality together, as well as events from their friends and family, to create him.
  • His tribe's name, Lhotlan, was named after Lhotl, a Vastayashai’rei hero during the war against a race of titans from the sky.
  • He was originally intended to be 28 in equivalence to human age, but due to being a young Vastaya, he is over a few hundreds years old.[2][3]
    • This can be explained that as one enters a vastayan forest, time — as we know it — becomes to be less reliable. This is the border to the spirit world, so time can go strangely; days can become years, or months can become seconds in the world outside of the forest.[4]
  • Rakan's emotional intelligence and self-awareness is through the roof. He is evidently also very present at any given time; he lives in the moment. Rakan was aware of his emotional interest in Xayah Xayah as it happened. It's not a singular moment for Rakan, it was a journey.[5]
    • The Vastayan culture's relationship and marriage rituals are somewhat different than ours, in part because magic is largely integral to them and their landscape. Their culture is big on declarations. Symbolically when you declare something, it becomes true; with Vastayan magic, these sort of declarations also form a weak charm. Reinvoking it maintains its status and makes others aware. From a human perspective, they are not married nor engaged, and would self-describe as a "couple". But for a Vastayan, declaring someone your companion is equivalent: it means you are allowing your magics to entwine.
  • Vlonqo, the town where Xayah Xayah and Rakan first met, is a town with a monastery and a Quinlon.[6]
    • Quinlons are the magical filters and damns scattered around Ionia that attempt to contain the amount of magic released into the region, or limit it to positive and helpful magic, which in turn affect the Vastayan livelihood due to their dependence on magic.[7]
      • In Wild Magic, Xayah Xayah and Rakan destroyed one of the Quinlons that Zed Zed and his Shadow Order use to create their Ichor which is used to channel Shadow magic .

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As mercurial as he is charming, Rakan is an infamous vastayan troublemaker and the greatest battle-dancer in Lhotlan tribal history. To the humans of the Ionian highlands, his name has long been synonymous with wild festivals, uncontrollable parties, and anarchic music. Few would suspect this energetic, traveling showman is also partner to the rebel Xayah Xayah, and is dedicated to her cause.

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