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Runeterra Prime is an unofficial term that refers to the primary universe of the League of Legends intellectual property. Most stories and characters originate from this universe and the wider community commonly refers to it as the "canon" lore.

Runeterra Prime currently consists of Void Crest icon.png The Void and three realms of existence, Celestial (Runeterra Crest icon.png Targon Prime is located here), Spirit (Bandle City Crest icon.png Bandle City and Marus Omegnum are located here; The Death realm is also part of it, including Mitna Rachnun), and Physical (the planet of Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra is located here) realms. The Void is the unknowable nothingness outside of existence which interacts with it through the Watchers and Voidborn.

This universe has its own well-documented timeline of events separate from those of the Alternate Universes' which are commonly referred to as "skin" lore.

Lore

Canonical Skins

The following skins are alternate skins of champions from the main universe that appear or appeared in the present or in the past. Skin lines that are part of this list include linkSpirit Blossom (Universe) Spirit Blossom (one skin), and linkThe Ruined King Saga (Universe) The Ruined King Saga:

  • Sentinel Diana Sentinel Diana
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
    The Ruination of Targon and the loss of the Aspect of War devastated the Rakkor tribes. But the only way to fight an Aspect's power is with another Aspect—and so Diana takes up her blade as a member of the Sentinels, knowing that Viego would destroy everything the moonlight touches.
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png2Sentinel Diana (LoR Champion Indicator.png2Level 2)
      The Sentinels followed the Black Mist to Targon, where it had begun to encroach on the mountains. Diana stood as a bulwark against it, radiating light in the dark, just as the moon shines brightly in a starless sky.
      Fingers of Black Mist reached for Diana, questing for her anguish, her sorrow, her fear. But the Chosen of the Moon, daughter of the Lunari, and Sentinel of Targon shone with a light so radiant that no shadow could ever take hold.
  • Ruined Draven Ruined Draven
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Citrine, Cursed, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    A showman no matter the circumstance, Draven challenged Viego to a duel that the Glorious Executioner immediately lost, resulting in his ruination. Unlike his ruined brethren, little has changed about Draven save for a white shock hair on his head and a slightly more vicious personality than usual.
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png3Ruined Draven (LoR Champion Indicator.png3Level 2, LoR Spell Non-Slow Indicator.png0 Spinning Axe)
      Viego's powers were so incredible that he was able to bend the wills of some of Runeterra's most charismatic icons. And while most simply accepted their fate, there were the odd few cases of extreme personality lingering...
      "CHECK ME OUT--I'M RUINED, FOOLS!"
      "It's Ruination time!" - Draven
  • Captain Gangplank Captain Gangplank
    Gangplank was a legendary murderer and cutthroat, prior to having his ship blown up while he was still on it. The silhouette of his famed captain's jacket is still burned into the memory of more than one unlucky sailor... with many convinced the man is somehow still alive.
  • Cutthroat Graves Cutthroat Graves
    Do you want to do extreme damage to someone (or something) in a loud, noticeable fashion? Look no further than Graves and his slippery pal Tobias, two men who will blow up anything (must be destructible) or anyone (must be destructible) for the right price (no ghouls please). Inquire within!
  • Sentinel Graves Sentinel Graves
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tanzanite
    Graves could give a damn about saving the world, but the Ruined King is getting in the way of his criminal undertakings, and that he cannot abide. When the Sentinels come calling, Graves reckons he can play the hero for once—long enough to make sure there's a world left to rob, anyway.
  • Sentinel Irelia Sentinel Irelia
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
    After the fall of the Ionian Grand Temple, Irelia could not stand idly by while her home was ravaged by the Black Mist. Deputized by the Sentinels, she fights the Ruination as one of their comrades: a natural-born leader who understands the threat that Ruined Karma poses, she will stop at nothing to save the Spirit of Ionia.
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png3Sentinel Irelia (LoR Champion Indicator.png3Level 2, LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png7 Irelia's Vanguard's Edge, LoR Spell Slow Indicator.png2 Flawless Duet, LoR Spell Non-Slow Indicator.png0 Bladesurge, LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png1 Blade)
      When she first faced the Mist, Irelia knew her blades would not find the same purchase against the incorporeal and the undead, but that she must try to stop them regardless. Her home, and so many others', was at stake.
      The Sentinels saw Irelia's spirit for what it was; a shining beacon of hope, determination, and strength. It was that which imbued her blades, and they flew farther, and cut deeper, than ever before.
      "Stand firm, Sentinels. Remember what you must protect." - Irelia
      "Follow my lead, Sentinels. I will show you how to dance." - Irelia
      "You know the Light, but you do not know its song. Until you have found your feet, I will lead." - Irelia
      "Even, balanced, and finely honed. This is a blade that will cut through darkness." - Irelia
  • Ruined Karma Ruined Karma
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Cursed, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    Surviving the initial ruination of Ionia, Karma is ultimately lost during a second one led by Viego himself. With the Spirit of Ionia itself removed from the continent, the Ionian people must band together to save one another, even as Karma twists the souls of millions to a new, horrific purpose.
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png5Ruined Karma (LoR Champion Indicator.png5Level 2)
      "Balance in all things. With joy, sorrow. With hope, despair. With life... death."
      "Light cannot exist without darkness."
  • Spirit Blossom Kindred Spirit Blossom Kindred
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Catseye, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Peridot, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    In the Ionian tradition, the Kindred are interpreted as a child and her beastly companion, endlessly playing games with one another until they are called to perform their duties. The two do not know where they came from, but it is said they feel a sense of loss for someone they knew long ago…
  • Captain Fortune Captain Fortune
    In another life, Sarah Fortune would have been a respected ship captain, supported by the love of her mother and the admiration of her city. But the things Bilgewater takes, you can't always get back, and that particular dream died a long time ago.
  • Ruined Miss Fortune Ruined Miss Fortune
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Catseye, Cursed, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    Miss Fortune thought that being the Pirate Queen of Bilgewater would be enough. Even with her revenge complete, Sarah now faced a new chaos with Bilgewater's factions vying for control. Viego's arrival offered her an opportunity to seize the strength needed to crush anyone beneath her heel, even if it came at a price.
  • Sentinel Olaf Sentinel Olaf
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
    After a vicious encounter on the Freljordian front, Olaf is convinced to join the Sentinels to satiate his hunger for battle. Only then would he have the power to challenge Viego, the greatest threat the world has ever known, and satisfy his urge to fearlessly face death in glorious combat.
  • Ruined Pantheon Ruined Pantheon
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Citrine, Cursed, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    The Mist did not just subsume Atreus, but also resurrected the long-dead spirit of Pantheon: the old Aspect of War himself. With Atreus' stubborn defiance silenced, Pantheon can resume control and revel in battle once again. It doesn't matter to him whose banner he fights under. If that banner is the Ruined King's? So be it.
  • Sentinel Pyke Sentinel Pyke
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Citrine, Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
    Pyke may seem an unlikely Sentinel to take up the oath, but Viego's name is next on his list. Pacified—for now—by the influence of Nagakabouros, the real danger is that he might snap at any moment, killing allies and enemies alike.
  • Sentinel Rengar Sentinel Rengar
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Citrine, Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    What game is bigger than a King? As a hunter, Rengar could not pass up the opportunity to take on what would be his ultimate prey, and the ultimate trophy. Even with Sentinel weapons in hand, they will need the skills of a true apex predator to take Viego down.
  • Sentinel Riven Sentinel Riven
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Pearl, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
    Riven joins the Sentinels hoping to atone for her role in the Noxian invasion of Ionia. After fighting her way out of a rapidly destabilizing City of Noxus, she understands that her time may be fleeting. However, she believes her life is a small price to pay to make amends.
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png3Sentinel Riven (LoR Champion Indicator.png3Level 2)
      Even that which is fragmented can be made whole, reforged in purifying light.
      All repaired objects show their wear, yet light shines through their cracks, showing the beauty of things broken and remade stronger.
  • Young Ryze Young Ryze
    Given to players who pre-ordered the Retail Collector's Edition of League of Legends.
  • Ruined Shyvana Ruined Shyvana
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Cursed, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    Shyvana's ruination brings a newfound darkness, as well as clarity. Turning swiftly against Demacia for its persecution of magic, and sinking into her more draconic emotions, she appears as an avenging beast of old, ready to topple Demacia for its ignorance.
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png4Ruined Shyvana (LoR Champion Indicator.png4Dragon Shyvana)
      The people of Demacia had always treated Shyvana with distrust and suspicion, as if she might at any moment shed her humanity and turn on them. It wounded her deeply... and stoked the fire of her rage.
      If it was a monster they wanted... then a monster she would be.
  • Divine Soraka Divine Soraka
  • Freljord Sylas Freljord Sylas
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Pearl, Ruby, Turquoise
    Free from the kingdom that once imprisoned him, Sylas of Dregbourne marches from Demacia to the Freljord. With every step he takes, he remembers what others have branded him: Mage, Traitor, Kingslayer—names he revels in as he endures the bitter cold, his heart warmed by the fires of rebellion. It will be here, in the icy north, that he will seize the ancient power needed to fuel his revolution…
  • Unbound Thresh Unbound Thresh
    With every soul the Ruination seized, Thresh's lantern burned brighter. He had planned for this moment, after all: the chance to scour far beyond the Shadow Isles, the Mist's reach so much greater than his own. Reaping all he had so meticulously sown, Thresh was at last unbound from the shackles of the isles. He had forgotten how good it feels to have skin...
    • LoR Champion Indicator.png5Unbound Thresh (LoR Champion Indicator.png5Level 2)
      As the mist spread, Thresh awakened a previously untapped well of energy and, bolstered by the Black Mist, reclaimed power he thought long lost among the Blessed Isles.
      He seized soul after soul, relishing their agony. Each one was reduced to a mere glowing fleck within his lantern, yet it shone brightly.
  • Cutpurse Twisted Fate Cutpurse Twisted Fate
    Looking to hire some muscle for an above-the-board, highly legitimate business venture? Look no further than Twisted Fate and his furry companion Graves, two men who will do anything (and we mean anything) to anybody (and we mean anybody) for the right price (any price). Inquire within!
  • Spirit Guard Udyr Spirit Guard Udyr
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Bear, Phoenix, Tiger, Turtle
  • Sentinel Vayne Sentinel Vayne
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Emerald, Resolute, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    Ever striving to become a better monster hunter, Vayne joins the Sentinels primarily to advance her own arsenal and learn from their battle with the Black Mist. It doesn't hurt that she is also defending Runeterra from evil, of course. If she must endure the friendship of a fool like Graves to do so, she will. The cause is worth it.
  • Runeguard Volibear Runeguard Volibear
  • The Thousand-Pierced Bear The Thousand-Pierced Bear
    Ancient Freljordian legends speak of spirit walkers consumed by the true spirit of the unrelenting bear—a force older than the Freljord itself. Those who dare to invoke its name cannot fathom the terrible, primal power they call down upon themselves.
  • Viscero Xin Zhao Viscero Xin Zhao

Representative Skins

The following skins are representations of different characters within the main universe that do not directly correlate with the champion the skins were made for. The skinline that is part of this list is linkSpirit Blossom (Universe) Spirit Blossom:

  • Spirit Blossom Ahri Spirit Blossom Ahri
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Ahri-versary, Aquamarine, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz
    The famed Spirit of Salvation, and the fox all mortals are beckoned towards when their souls arrive to the spirit realm. A capricious, whimsical spirit who sees the fate of the living as a game of chase, she offers the chance for souls to find their final rest… but will not intervene if they stray from the path.
  • Spirit Blossom Cassiopeia Spirit Blossom Cassiopeia
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
    Rumored to have once been a beautiful princess, legend says Cassiopeia vanished into the mountains when her sister staged a coup, never to return. So great was her beauty, and so renowned her cunning, that a shrine was built to honor this 'spirit of temptation', until her story was accepted into popular folklore.
  • Spirit Blossom Lillia Spirit Blossom Lillia
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Citrine, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
    A shy fawn spirit, Lillia once served as the guardian of a sacred Ionian forest—until her grove was destroyed and cast into flame. Consumed by loss, she now slumbers in the spirit realm, reliving the destruction in an unending nightmare—unaware of the timid hope still waiting to bloom...
  • Spirit Blossom Riven Spirit Blossom Riven
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, Emerald, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
    A brave warrior from an ancient land, Riven was ignobly cut down in the heat of battle thousands of years ago, her sword shattering in the process. Unable to find peace, she obsessively scours an otherworldly battlefield for pieces of her broken blade, possessed by a horrific darkness that guides her into oblivion.
  • Spirit Blossom Teemo Spirit Blossom Teemo
    A trickster spirit and a child of the forest, Teemo is famed across Ionia as the embodiment of nature… though his more onerous accolade is the king of pranks. A consummate gadfly and lover of all things annoying, his exploits in tricking mortals have graced the pages of Ionian history for hundreds of years.
    • Prestige Spirit Blossom Teemo Prestige Spirit Blossom Teemo
      Having abstained from pranking his “best friend forever” literally once, the Spirit of Salvation has gifted Teemo with his wildest dream—becoming shiny and gold. Never one to leave anybody alone, ever, he has promised his BFF to prank them at every opportunity, every day, until they die and join him in the spirit realm. Good luck to them.
  • Spirit Blossom Thresh Spirit Blossom Thresh
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, Emerald, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    An ancient demon of obsession, Thresh delights in tormenting the spirits of those he deems as flawed, but blossoming with potential. He haunts the spiritual afterlife as a supreme collector of souls, tempting the dead away from their path to salvation until they are trapped for eternity within their own memories.
  • Spirit Blossom Vayne Spirit Blossom Vayne
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tanzanite
    Vayne came from a lost clan of monster hunters, annihilated to the last when the primordial demon of pain chanced upon their hidden village. Unable to let go, and doomed to her own obsessions for eternity, she hunts the creature without end, always unable to catch it.
  • Spirit Blossom Yasuo Spirit Blossom Yasuo
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, Emerald, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    Long ago, two brothers fought a bitter war across Ionia. Yasuo, the younger brother, was a warlord renowned for his roguish demeanor—until he was accused of crimes against the country and took up arms to defend himself. Both were fated to fall in their final duel… a lesson, perhaps, in pride and hubris.
  • Spirit Blossom Yone Spirit Blossom Yone
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Catseye, Emerald, Night Blossom, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tanzanite
    Long ago, two brothers fought a bitter war across Ionia. Yone, the older brother, was a warlord renowned for his adherence to honor and duty. He fought to defend the country against those who would break its rites and rituals - until he was forced to confront his own brother for his crimes. Both were fated to fall in their final duel… a lesson, perhaps, in pride and hubris.

Trivia

  • While the Death realm is a part of the larger Spirit realm, it is its own distinct section. Mitna Rachnun is Mordekaiser's Mordekaiser's domain within the Death realm which he corrupted and twisted for his own dark purposes.[1][2]
  • All voice-overs, flavour text and card art from Legends of Runeterra icon.png Legends of Runeterra are considered canon to this universe, or to hypothetical situations within it.
  • While linkArcane (Universe) Arcane reference elements from Runeterra Prime (nations, characters, general political structures, tech levels, and similar magic systems), the universe has divergent plotlines and character developments.
  • While Mad Scientist Ziggs Mad Scientist Ziggs is part of the linkMad Scientists (Universe) Mad Scientists Universe, Ziggs can be seen with a similar outfit in Bombs: A Tribute.

See Also

References

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