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"It is just as the spies described."

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.

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This article was last edited by Jeon Moonn on 18-Jun-2022 15:33.
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Sona is a virtuoso of the stringed etwahl, speaking only through her graceful chords and vibrant arias. Her genteel manner has endeared her to the Demacia Crest icon.png Demacian nobility, though some speculate her arresting melodies actually emanate magic—a dangerous prospect in the kingdom. Silent to outsiders but understood easily enough by close companions, Sona plucks her harmonies not only to soothe injured allies, but also to strike down unsuspecting enemies.

SonaSquare.png"My spies whisper to me of this Ionian treasure—that her melody moves the soul, and her silence sunders the body."  Jericho Swain Jericho Swain
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Background

Early Life

Sona was left in a monastery as an infant in the Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia province of Galrin. No other clue about how origins is known besides a mysterious magical instrument that was delivered with her. She has a close relationship with the other children on the monastery as they would seek comfort with her. She was moved to Demacia Crest icon.png Demacia with other children when Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus started its invasion on Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia, around 985 AN. She was eventually adopted into the Buvelle noble house, who were art patrons of the nation, because they took interest in her musical abilities.

Contemporary history

Some years later, around the year 990 AN, her adoptive father was killed in the Battle of the Gates of Mourning. The family mourned, so Lestara took Sona back to Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia, so she could understand more of herself.

At some point, Sona would aid Ryze Ryze against the Navori Brotherhood so he could gather a World Rune.

When Sona perceived the animosity and disunion that struck the First Lands, she decided that was no place for her in Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia anymore and she went back to Demacia Crest icon.png Demacia with her mother.

Recent events

Appearance

Sona is a slender, pale-skinned woman with long blue hair and yellow at the ends. Her robes is a long, elegant gown with a distinctive palette of blue, dark blue, turquoise and gold. The most characteristic ornaments of her attire are the golden diadem on her head between her hair. She also has an Etwahl Etwahl that floats along with her.

Personality

TBA

Abilities

  • Magical Bonding: Sona has a special bond with her instrument Etwahl. It seems to possess limited sentience and cannot be removed too far from Sona, as it will teleport back to her. She is also the only person in the world who can play it and can understand is behavior.
    • Sound Magic: Sona is able to send forth blasts of sound energy and create shields.
    • Empathy Magic: Sona and her instruments are able to tap into people's memories and emotions and play music that will touch people's souls or that have special meaning to them. She is also capable of controlling people's emotions and actions, forcing Mageseekers to dance when they were hunting her. She can also heal other with her magic.
    • Synesthesia: Sona is able to see music as a visual stimulus rather than just sonorous.

Relations

Buvelle House Crest icon.png Buvelle House

Sona is the adoptive daughter of LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png2 Lord Barrett and Lady Lestara from House Buvelle, and adopted sister of Kahina. She is very close to all of them, especially her mother Lestara. They also know that she is magical and protect her from the Mageseekers.

Irelia Irelia

Sona Sona met Irelia Irelia at some point when she came back to Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia

Taric Taric

She met Taric Taric before his exile.

Ryze Ryze

During the events of Call of Power , Sona traveled with Ryze Ryze to the Hirana Monastery after the Noxus Crest icon.png Noxian invasion and fought the Navori Brotherhood who ambushed them.

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Trivia

  • Sona comes from Proto-Italic verbal root *swen- "to sound"[1] plus feminine suffix -a
    • *Swen- historically yields Proto-Italic *swenos > Latin sonus > French son > English sound.
    • Her title Maven references her musical skill with her Etwahl. & comes from Yiddish:
      • From Hebrew מֵבִין meḇin & מבינה meḇinah, active participles of hebin < bān < Semitic root b-y-n "to separate, to discern";[2]
    • Her instrument's name is based on & pronounced the same as French étoile [etʷal] < PIE root *h₂sters (> English star)[3]
      • Etwahl's shape is based on the Chinese Guzheng.
  • Sona is mute. She communicates with others mostly by using sign language.[4]
  • Sona is possibly in her early - mid 20s.
  • Her Etwhal Etwhal is an ancient magical musical instrument that was made thousand years ago.
  • Her adoptive parents led a hunt party that hired Quinn Quinn and her brother Caleb to kill a giant tuskvore. The events led to Caleb's death. Later, Lestara sponsored Quinn to be a knight as a repayment for saving her husband's life.
  • Her adoptive father died in the battle of the Gates of Mourning, the loss of which led to Jarvan IV Jarvan IV being captured by the Noxus Crest icon.png Noxian army.
  • Her adoptive sister Kahina introduced Lux Lux to the Illuminator Crest icon.png Illuminators.
  • Jhin Jhin sees Sona as an art rival, stating that his form of art leaves longer, more lasting imprints though she doesn't know about him.
  • Lux Lux and Ezreal Ezreal are fans of her performance. Swain Swain is also interested in her etwahl and potentially a fan.

Change log

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Sona is Demacia's foremost virtuoso of the stringed etwahl, speaking only through her graceful chords and vibrant arias. This genteel manner has endeared her to the highborn, though others suspect her spellbinding melodies to actually emanate magic—a Demacian taboo. Silent to outsiders but somehow understood by close companions, Sona plucks her harmonies not only to soothe injured allies, but also to strike down unsuspecting enemies.

References

  1. DeVaan, M. Etymological Dictionary of Latin, p. 574
  2. http://www.semiticroots.net/index.php?r=root/view&id=131
  3. DeVaan, p. 585
  4. How Sona communicates

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