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The product of brutal experimentation at the hands of the Solid Rose Clasic Faction Colors.png Black Rose, Rell Rell is a defiant, living weapon determined to topple Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus. Her childhood was one of misery and horror, enduring unspeakable procedures to perfect and weaponize her magical control over metal... until she made a violent escape, killing many of her captors in the process. Now branded as a criminal, Rell attacks Noxian soldiers on sight as she searches for survivors of her old “academy”, defending the meek while delivering merciless death to her former instructors.

RellSquare.png"Forge your heart into something strong. Unbreakable."  Rell
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Background

Early Life

Born in Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus as the daughter of a foot soldier and a noble of a fallen house, Rell was an innate mage with the power of ferromancy, a breed of magic seldom seen across Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra. Her parents saw her ability as something they could exploit, which they claimed would be beneficial to her. They tried to hire powerful mages to tutor her in the hopes that she would one day be drafted into the Noxian hierarchy, but all of their attempts failed. One day, LeBlanc LeBlanc visited Rell's parents, striking a deal to tutor Rell so she could one day defeat Noxus' biggest foe Mordekaiser Mordekaiser.

Rell was enrolled into a boarding school for mages run by the Solid Rose Clasic Faction Colors.png Black Rose, which was secretly a plot to turn her into a magical weapon that could defeat Mordekaiser. They made her spar with her classmates starting at the age of eight, where she defeated one of her classmates and had a sigil grafted onto her skin to amplify her magical abilities, but she never saw him again. As she sparred more and more, she got more sigils and became increasingly powerful, but more of the students disappeared. After a spar during her sixteenth birthday, she grew fed up and pushed past the guards to venture into a forbidden part of the school. To her horror, she found all of her classmates had been Nullified: their magic was forcibly extracted from them (turning them into emotionless husks) and turned into her sigils, and her mother was involved the whole time as the headmistress of the school, whom told her that everything she did had been for her.

In a fit of rage, Rell unleashed her full power and destroyed the school, killing most of the staff and freeing the remaining students within. Constructing a metal horse and lance through her powers, she became a crusader dedicated to destroying the Black Rose for what they've done, killing those responsible and hoping to one day destroy Noxus for doing nothing about them. But in the end, Rell's main goal is to protect the meek, rescuing kids like her whom also fell victim to the Black Rose.

Contemporary history

Recent events

Appearance

Rell is a dark-skinned teenage girl with yellow eyes and blonde hair with bright yellow near her head. She wears a light suit of armor with leather pads on the shoulders and hips, as well as armguards and boots. She wields a large metal lance which glows with golden magic. Rell is usually accompanied by a horse construct made of metal which she manipulates with her ferromancy. It can also be reshaped into a suit of armor in the set of a chestplate and large kneeguards.

Personality

Rell is impulsive, restless and aggressive. Due to her trauma from the Black Rose's academy, she became vengeful and misanthropic, having a distrustful attitude towards most people and feeling no hesitation to kill. She feels nothing but hatred towards the Black Rose for their atrocities and Noxus as a whole for ignoring them. In spite of this, she still cares about the fellow students of the Black Rose academy and wants to rescue them. To her allies, she takes on a protective role as she rallies them to fight alongside her, but occasionally shows a gentler side by feeling gratitude if they help her.

Rell is also shown to be easily flustered towards those she feels a romantic attraction to. She is hinted to be bisexual, having romantic feelings for both males and females.

Abilities

  • Magicborn: Rell was born with natural magical ability, which can grow the more she trains and expand her knowledge about magic.
    • Ferromancy: Rell posses the rare talent of Ferromancy, the ability of using magnetism, mainly to control metal. Having been trained by Noxian authorities since she was a child, Rell is a master of her powers. She can move metal with her mind alone, and mold it to create new forms and shapes to her wishes. She managed to free herself from her prison by destroying the building she was in with her power, and later has resisted any attempts to recapture her by subduing any army that comes at her.
  • Trained Warrior: Rell ha been trained in the ways of Noxian combat.

Relations

  • Rell was once part of a secret academy held by the Solid Rose Clasic Faction Colors.png Black Rose and was brutally experimented on before escaping. Now, she seeks the survivors of her old “academy” and destroy her former instructors.
    • LeBlanc LeBlanc wants to use Rell's talent to defeat Mordekaiser Mordekaiser when he returns.
    • Samira Samira was sent to find Rell under LeBlanc's instruction without knowing it.

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Biography

Starring Champion

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The Iron Maiden (Video)

An armored metalmancer fights back against those who betrayed her.

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Short Story

The Second Grave

By Jared Rosen

Rell thought about the Null often.

Mentioned Champion

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Daredevil Impulse

By Michael Luo

The weapons shop looked grimy—just the way Samira liked it.

Alternate Universes

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Short Story

Battle Queen Crests

By Cat Manning, Jared Rosen

To be a Battle Queen is to see with open eyes. As you complete Keystone Crest Missions, you’ll be rewarded with a story of nobility.

Trivia

  • Rell was first mentioned in Samira's Samira's story, Daredevil Impulse, prior to her reveal.
  • Rell is 16 years old as mentioned in her biography (as of 996 AN).
  • Rell is implied by her voice lines and multiple Rioters to be bisexual.
  • As revealed in her lore live Q&A:
    • Rell's parents come from very different parts of Runeterra, making her biracial.
      • Rell is half black.[1]
    • Rell shapes her mount as a horse instead of a basilisk as a form of rebellion against Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus' military system.
      • Rell's horse does not have a name.
    • Her armor is partly extracted from the ground, partly from other people's gear, so it sometimes has steel, pig iron, and various other alloys depending on what's available.
    • Rell's power is largely not electromagnetic based. At the moment, it's unlikely that she is capable of pulling metal from inside others' bodies.
    • Rell likely does not have knowledge of Mordekaiser Mordekaiser. Her connection to the Iron Revenant was kept secret during production to enforce this speculation.
      • Currently Morderkaiser has not given attention to Rell yet either.
    • Rell could defeat Mordekaiser's Mordekaiser's physical metal form, since he's not aware of her or her power, but he could just retreat to the death realm to reform, likely without a metal armor.
    • While there is no concrete answer on whether Rell's power works on Demacia Crest icon.png Demacian steel, it can be inferred that should a Demacian group of soldiers try to fight Rell, they will fail miserably and swiftly.

Change log

Character blurb
23 Nov 2020 (during V10.24) Added.

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