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This article has recently been converted to the new character-focused layout but it needs a lore enthusiast to help fill-out the sections. In addition, 'Relations trivia' and 'Lore trivia' have been moved here but need restructuring into article content - lore is no longer trivia.

If you're eager to help but would like to reference a completed character article: Aurelion Sol, Jinx, Mel, and Viego are excellent.

This article was last edited by Ruwbz on 10-May-2022 18:28.
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One of the brackern, Skarner Skarner is an immense crystalline crystalline scorpion from a hidden valley in Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima. Known for their great wisdom and deep connection to magic, the brackern’s bodies are fused with powerful life crystals which hold the living thoughts and memories of their ancestors. In an age long past, they entered hibernation to avoid destruction—but recent, threatening events have roused Skarner, and he now strives to protect his dormant kin from those who would harm them.

SkarnerSquare.png"We are one. We cannot be shattered."  Skarner
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  • Brackern Physiology: Skarner is a Brackern, an ancient race of crystal scorpions. The Brackern are formed around the Namestones, powerful gems that were stolen to be used as fuel for Hextech. The Brackern possessed immense powers that are still unexplored.
    • Telepathy: The Brackern had a powerful hive that they could use to communicate with eachother. They could also talk with non-Brackern throught their minds, which the human mind interpreted as songs.
    • Superhuman Strength: Skarner possesses immense strength, thanks to his enormous size and mineral body.
    • Superhuman Durability: Because his body is made of minerals, Skarner is pratically indestructable.
    • Energy Manipulation: Skarner can manipulate the power of the crystal in his body for a variety of purposes. He can use it to increase his already amazing physical abilities, like speed or strength, make a shield around his body, or emit powerful rays of energy. These rays of energy can both be used as concussive blasts, or as a way to immobilize and catch enemies.


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The Crystal Vanguard

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  • The Brackern are VERY old. They've been around far longer than humans, and because of their long life they experience time in a very different way than most other beings.
    • The crystals existed before even the Brackern, who evolved with the life stones' power. The Brackern possibly don't know how to create a new one, so it's possible they could eventually run out of stones if they're all destroyed.
      • Since Skarner has one of the oldest and strongest life stones in existence, he is the most powerful Brackern, but he's not stronger than all of them put together. Also, the consciousness within the stone chose Skarner in particular, not just for his strength but for other qualities like his persistence and courage.
  • The Brackern's experience with humans has been steeped in violence. They believe humans caused so many conflicts and forced the Brackern to go into hibernation. Now that humans are exploiting the sleeping Brackern for their crystals, they're not going to become BFFs anytime soon.
  • Skarner certainly had trouble communicating with humans. The Brackern use their life stones to communicate telepathically by sending raw emotion, images, and thoughts into each others minds in a kind of melody. That's part of why Brackern without life stones cannot communicate as well with their species. His connection to his fellow Brackern is very nearly unbreakable. Their minds reach out to each other and sing over great distances, even while they are unconscious - for example, they can hear each other's dreamsongs while hibernating. Skarner has never spoken in any other way, so he doesn't understand the human tongue, at least not yet. By the end of Dreamsong, he does learn to understand (and speak) their language of violence. However, it's possible that Skarner could learn to trust a human, though, if they can hear his song or communicate another way.
    • Seraphine Seraphine is able to hear Brackern soul crystals, and her special interaction with Skarner implies that she is aware of the brackern's existence and Skarner's grief for his kind, so she is possibly the most likely to be able to communicate with him.

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V9.12 (25 June 2019) Updated to current version.
MISSING Skarner is an immense crystalline scorpion from a hidden valley in Shurima. Part of the ancient Brackern race, Skarner and his kin are known for their great wisdom and deep connection to the land, as their souls are fused with powerful life crystals crystals which hold the living thoughts and memories of their ancestors. In an age long past, the Brackern entered hibernation to avoid untold magical destruction, but recent, threatening events have roused Skarner. As the only Brackern awake, he strives to protect his kind from those who seek to harm them.


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