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Shurima Continent is the southern continent of Runeterra. The most predominant nation on this continent is Shurima from which it gained its name. This continent is now connected to Valoran through a small artificial land bridge where modern day Piltover and Zaun are located. This continent was part of Valoran before the event that shattered the continent into two.


The Rune Wars

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Centuries ago, magical artifacts called 'World Runes' have been rediscovered. Over the following decades after such event, knowledge of the Runes began to spread as more were unearthed. The world's brightest minds studied the ancient glyphs, attempting to determine the powers they possessed. Few could even begin to understand the importance of their origins, or the sheer power held within them. Some surmised that the Runes were integral to the creation of Runeterra itself. The first use of these mysterious artifacts proved catastrophic, as they reshaped the landscape of entire nations. Mistrust quickly grew as those who knew of the Runes imagined such “Makers' Might” being used as a weapon. Conflicts later related to these magical artifacts were known as the Rune Wars.

Open warfare raged across Runeterra. The first horrors of the Rune Wars sparked fear and aggression among those who now realized the power at their command. Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze and his master, Tyrus, have sought out to lock away every World Rune beyond the reach of man for the protection of Runeterra. Some complied with their pleas, others dismissed them due to their new found powers and influence. After an incident with Tyrus, Ryze later on continued his journey alone in gathering all Runic artifacts so as to prevent another Rune War from starting and possibly destroying the world.


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Map of Shuriman (Continent)

There are many regions and settlements on the Shuriman Continent. The most well-known are:


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Shurima Crest icon Shuriman Continent
North ShurimaAurma · Noxus Crest icon Noxus · KumangraShuriman Continent
East ShurimaHarelport · Ixtal Crest icon Ixtal · Ixtal Jungle · Kiilash Village · Mudtown · Venaru
South ShurimaVoid Crest icon Icathia · Void Crest icon Void
West ShurimaMount Targon Crest icon Mount Targon
Central ShurimaShurima Crest icon Shurima
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