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The Sun Disc

The Sun Disc is a megastructure built in the center of the Shuriman Continent and functions as the ancient and modern capital of Shurima. Build with the aid of Mount Targon and Ixtal, the Sun Disc is the primary mechanism for creation Shuriman Ascended. Damaged during Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath's ascension, it has recently been repaired with the resurrection and ascension of Azir OriginalSquare Azir.


Lore

The Sun Disc map

The Sun Disc Map

Fashioned under the guidance of the Targonians, the great Sun Disc brought the favor of divine, celestial powers to Shurima. Once it was complete, it is said the waters of life flowed through the canyons surrounding the city, bringing life to the desert. For eons, the sun worshippers of Shurima owed their society's prosperity to the incredible power of the sun. Thanks to the prodigious disk that hovered above the capital city, ancient Shurimans could wield raw celestial magic to make their land more bountiful. The Sun Disc was the center of all Shuriman culture; it permeated every aspect, from religion to icons to dress and so on.


Champions of The Sun Disc


Other Related Champions

  • Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox was an Ascended before Shurima's fall.
  • Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia hired Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir to raid the Tomb of the Emperors and later was transformed by a Shuriman curse.
  • Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast was an Ascended before Shurima's fall.
  • Varus OriginalSquare Varus was an Ascended before Shurima's fall, and is currently searching for his Darkin sister Valeeva in a Shuriman tomb.

Locations

  • The Sun Disc 1
  • The Sun Disc 2
  • The Capital (Ruins)
  • The Capital (Reborn)
  • The Rebirth
  • Inner City
  • Scholes Palace
  • A Lost City
  • Capital Cliffside Entrance

An oasis in the desert, it fell to ruins after Azir OriginalSquare Azir's failed Ascension, but has risen again since the emperor was revived by Sivir's blood. In its prime, it was the center of Shuriman society. Because of its immense importance as the center of trade and culture of the empire, many cultural, educational centers and markets bringing goods from all over the Empire sprung up. It also housed special burial grounds for the most influential of its citizens, such as The Tomb of the Emperors. The city is divided by ringed districts and city levels. The city's wealthiest citizens lived in the top rings of the city, while middle and lower classes (with slaves) lived mostly in settlements built on the rocky cliff sides of the outer and lower rings. The Palace of Ten Thousand Pillars, Scholar's Palace, Temple of the Sun and Oasis of the Dawn are located at the center of the city. The most important road in the city was the Emperor’s Way. The city was built around the ancient Shurima's Legacy Sun Disc that floats above The Circle of Ascension and the city itself. The city also had the most advanced irrigation system of its time, seemingly unsurpassed until recently. Floating gardens decorated with palms and other flora protected its many terraces from the burning sun.

  • Circle of Ascension: Located at the very center of the city, above the Grand Temple, Oasis of the Dawn and the Imperial Place, The Circle of Ascension is the main focal point from which the privileged and accomplished harnessed the powers of the Shurima's Legacy Sun Disc and became Ascended beings. It was also the epicenter of Ancient Shurima's destruction and its modern rise from the grave. The circle is accessible via the Stairs of Ascension and the Emperor’s Way.
  • Oasis of the Dawn: Described as the Mother of Life, the oasis is located near The Tomb of the Emperors and was the city's main source of fresh water. The water is infused with unknown magical properties and has immense healing powers. It is said that any edge dipped into this pool will stay sharper and strike truer than any other sword. It had almost all dried up until the newly resurrected Azir OriginalSquare Azir brought a dying Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir to what little remained. The waters' powers healed her fatal wounds. This act of selflessness from Azir made him worthy of Ascension, which ultimately revived his broken city.[1]
  • Tomb of the Emperors: Deep in the capital city lies the Tomb of the Emperors. For the last millennium it has acted as the makeshift prison of Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath and Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton. It is guarded by the statue of a huge serpent. When the tomb opened the serpent came to life, impaling Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia on its fangs, its venom transforming her into a terrifying half-snake creature.[2]

Culture

Architecture

  • The Sun Disc
  • Shuriman Sun Temple
  • The Great Sun Disc: Fashioned under the guidance of the Targonians, the great Sun Disc brought the favor of divine, celestial powers to Shurima. Once it was complete, it is said the waters of life flowed through the canyons surrounding the city, bringing life to the desert. For eons, the sun worshippers of Shurima owed their society's prosperity to the incredible power of the sun. Thanks to the prodigious disk that hovered above the capital city, ancient Shurimans could wield raw celestial magic to make their land more bountiful. The Sun Disc was the center of all Shuriman culture; it permeated every aspect, from religion to icons to dress and so on.

Clothing

  • Upper Class City Dwellers
  • Nobility
  • Lower Class City Dwellers
  • Nomad Scouts
  • Traders
  • Full Purse
  • Scavangers
  • Noxians In Shurima
  • A Dormun Rider
  • A Raider
  • A Shakkal Raider
  • Shuriman Pendant

The general styles of clothing tend to differ depending on the era and social status. Regular lower class city dwellers tend to wear simple practical garments for the harsh desert lifestyle. The upper class city dwellers tend to wear loose flowing clothing with a lot of decorative gold jewelry on the feet, hands, head, or torso. Sun Disk symbols were and still are a prevalent motif in Shuriman clothing; common colors include gold, white, red, and emerald green.

  • Bone-Braces and Polearms : The Shakkal use these to vault towards their victims at terrifying speeds.
  • Claw Grips : Dormun-riders use claw grips to traverse the complex series of ropes that connect the mobile village's dwellings.

Government

Empire

Name Description
Azir OriginalSquare Omah Azir Resurrected Emperor of ancient Shurima turned Ascended. Currently is residing at Shurimas original capital built upon The Great Sun Disc. Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir is his royal descendant.

Media

Runeterra Adventure Shurima

Runeterra Adventure Shurima

Related Music

Shurima Rise of the Ascended Cinematic - League of Legends

Shurima Rise of the Ascended Cinematic - League of Legends

Related Videos

See Also

References

North ShurimaBel'zhun · Crystal Scar · Kalamanda · Nashramae · Tereshni · Urzeris · ZurettaShuriman Continent
East ShurimaAmakra · Great Sai · Mother of Life River · Kenethet · World Rune Archives
South ShurimaAntathir · City of Gardens · Faraj · Kahleek · Kahleek River · Marrowmark · Renek River · Sai Faraj · Sai Kahleek · Valley of Song · Vekaura · Zirima · Zoantha Cascade
West ShurimaGreat Sai · Mother of Life River · Nerimazeth · Saikhal · Shurima City · Sun Disc · Tomb of Ne'Zuk
FactionsNoble TFT icon Nobility · Noxus Crest icon Noxus · Shurima Crest icon Shurima · Void Crest icon Icathia · Void Crest icon Void
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