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"Time was the one inescapable constant, in all things. Even the mighty god-warriors were not immune to its passage… though they were revered above all others in Shuriman culture."
Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean, The Chronokeeper


This article compiles all the official timelines and sources published by Riot Games into a non-exhaustive timeline of recorded important events in the League of Legends Runeterra universe. This should not be considered as an official timeline but should be as accurate as, and more complete than, any timeline that Riot Games has provided.

Numbering in this timeline is based on the founding of Noxus Crest icon Noxus, as this is the method used by the official sources. All dates are considered to be spans of time from one to the next since many events are only given vague ordering and estimated dates.

For easier navigation, the timeline is also split into several key eras.

Lore

With territories spread across Runeterra, the empire of Noxus Crest icon Noxus has united and assimilated countless smaller nations over the course of centuries. Aside from its obvious military strength and stable, central governance, Noxus takes great pride in "bringing the calendar" to every corner of the globe.

But to be Noxian is to subscribe to their notion of world's history, which begins long before the Rune Wars that gave rise to the empire. Since many historical records were lost in those dark times, the precise details of anything earlier are likely based on conjecture, or popular myth.

Prehistory

These timelines encompass history predating the formation of Runeterra, as well as timelines after its formation until the emergence of modern Humans.

The Origins

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The Star Forger

Events from the origins of the universe to the Creation of Runeterra.

  • Nothingness came to be.
  • Nagakabouros came to be.
  • The Multiverse came to be.
  • The Void Crest icon Void and the main League of Legends universe comes to be.
  • Timeless eons pass until the first breath of creation
  • Kindred OriginalSquare Kindred came to be.
  • Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol and Bard OriginalSquare Bard came to be, alongside many other cosmic entities.
  • The Watchers develop sentience in response to life in another universe, and formulate the goal of ending it.
  • Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol formed the first Stars.
  • Creation of the first Celestial beings.
  • Founding of the stellar Mount Targon Crest icon Empire of Targon.
  • Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol created Runeterran Solar System.
  • Runeterra Crest icon Runeterra formed by the World Runes.

The Formation

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The Call Of Power

Events from the Creation of Runeterra to the creation of modern humans.

  • Birth of Magic on Runeterra.
  • Surface of Runeterra becomes stable enough to support first primitive life.
  • Creation of the first spirits and demons on Runeterra.
  • Emergence of the first plant life.
  • Emergence of the first animal life.
  • Creation of Terrestrial Dragons.
  • Creation of Yordles.
    • Founding of Bandle City Crest icon Bandle City.
    • Yordles construct the threshold gateway system, gaining access to Runeterra.
    • Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz arrived on Runeterra.
  • Formation of the continents of Valoran and Ionia.
  • Formation of the Blessed Isles.
  • Creation of the first Runeterran Civilizations beneath the Oceans and Seas such as the Guardian's Sea.
  • Firstborn came to be.[1][2]
  • According to myth Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn terra-forms the land that will eventually be called the Freljord.
  • Origins of Snow.
    • Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn constructs his home and calls it "Horn Hall".
    • Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia, annoyed by Ornn for felling her favorite perching trees to build his home, decides to teach him a lesson. In an attempt to tickle Ornn's nose with her feathers, she caused Ornn to sneeze a gout of flame that set fire to his bedsheets, eventually spreading to the floor. Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia panicking, flapped her wings to fly away, but this only stoked the fire hotter with the dry Freljord air. Soon, all of Horn Hall was alight. The fire raged for days, darkening the skies with ash while Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn slept through the whole thing. He awoke atop a pile of ashes in a very bad mood. But he did not know what Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia had done. And to this day, she has never told him the truth.
    • Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn sought out to construct his second home, with non-flammable material. He fashioned himself a spade, a lever, and a fork. With these tools, he could dig for ore, move mighty pillars, and eat the delicious spiced cherries he so enjoyed.
    • Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn hammered and shaped chunks of ore until a black mountain stood. Inside was a great forge that channeled the primordial molten flame from deep within the earth. He was pleased with his new home dubbed "Hearth-Home".
    • Due to his home being too hot for even Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn to endure, he dug a trench from the sea, straight to the mountain. The Seal Sister allowed cold waters to rush through the trench and cool the Hearth-Home. Great plumes of steam rose up. It took three days for the mountain to cool enough for Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn. In that time, the ocean that fed the river dipped several inches.
    • So much steam had risen from the waters that the perpetual blue sky was mottled with darkening gray clouds. As these new puffy forms gathered and cooled, they grew heavier and heavier until they burst with snow.
    • It snowed for a hundred years, being the primary reason why the land later called the Freljord is covered in snow to this day.

History

These timelines of Runeterran history detail recorded events since the creation of modern humans (which marks the beginning of history) to the most recent events in history.

The First Lands

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An Ancient And Respected History

  • Creation of modern Humans.
  • Creation of the first human settlements across Runeterra.
  • Some yordle start to live openly among the hardy tribes of the northlands in what would later be known as Freljord.
    • Gnar OriginalSquare Gnar arrived on Runeterra.
  • Destruction of the Civilization beneath the Guardian's Sea. Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz goes into a catatonic state due to his fading Yordle magic, hibernating for millennia.
  • Founding of the Vastaya icon First Lands known as Ancient Ionia Crest icon Ionia.
    • Humans in Ionia adapt to live in harmony with their environment. They live in relative peace for an unknown period of time.
9000 BN
  • Start of the Titan War.
  • To defend themselves against the titans that came from the skies enlightened humans of Ionia took the power of the spirit realm into themselves and become the first Vasthayshai'rei.
9000 BN - 8000 BN
  • Vasthayshai'rei are victorious against the titans. Vasthayshai'rei such as noble Kiila, dutiful Chyr and cunning Lhotl are hailed as heroes.
  • End of the Titan War.
  • Vasthayshai'rei decide to live among their mortal kin. Their later less magical descendants would be known as the Vastaya.
  • The Oovi-Kat tribe splinters from the rest of the Vastayashai'rei tribes, living in isolation on an unknown island far east of Ionia.

The Three Sisters

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Warded Gateway To The Howling Abyss

9000 BN - 8000 BN
  • Founding of the Freljord Crest icon Freljord.
  • The Three Sisters, Avarosa, Serylda, and Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra were born with Iceborn powers. They enter on a quest to control the extra-dimensional powers at war.
  • Avarosa, Serylda, and Lissandra unite together.
  • Dreamwalking due to her blindness, Lissandra managed to communicate with the Watchers. Even though the tiny, mortal minds that reached out to Watchers were as fleeting motes of light at the very edges of the abyss, in them, the Watchers saw a chance to invade the material realm. And so, unknown to her sisters, Lissandra struck a deal on their behalf with the Watchers. They would grant them near-immortality in exchange for preparing Runeterra for the coming of the Void.
    • Three Iceborn sisters, Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra, Serylda and Avarosa receives immortality from the Watchers
  • The three sisters request Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn to construct a massive bridge above the Howling Abbys, where the Lissandra's palace would later be built. Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn, using a hammer constructed from a meteor gifted by the three sisters, built the bridge on his own.
  • Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn, meanwhile, realized he did not like people asking him favors, and threw his spade as far to the west as he could. Where it landed, no one knows, and its fate is lost to darkness.
    • Then he turned east and threw his favorite eating fork as far as he could. It landed in the Great Sea. Later, a mer-king found a powerful trident at the sea-bottom, and still uses it to rule his kingdom.
  • Ivern OriginalSquare Ivern the Cruel born.
  • Events of Green Father.
    • Before the Three Sisters can take over everything with their Iceborn horde, Ivern sets out to search for a means to stop them, travelling to the fabled First Lands, rumored to be the source of all magic. Here he and his fellow warriors are escorted by the natives to Omikayalan, where the God-Willow is found. The Vastayashai'rei of the land slaughter Ivern's followers but Ivern strikes at the tree, killing it but being himself transformed into the sappling of the next God-Willow.
    • The Death of the God-Willow and the Birth of the Ivern OriginalSquare Green Father.
8000 BN
  • The Three Sisters unite Freljord and defeat the demigods of the North.
  • Start of the Three Sisters War.
  • A feud between Lissandra and her sisters involving the future of their empire grows into open conflict.
    • Freljord weather changes. The sky became darker, and the winds colder. The mortal tribes who had once foraged together started battling each other as Seylda and Avarosa armies encroached Lissandra palace.
  • Humans and Willump OriginalSquare Yeti battled each other, but the fight is interrupted by the opening of an abbys.
  • Battle of Ornn's Bridge.
    • Avarosa and Serylda armies siege the Frostguard Citadel, facing Lissandra and her allies at the bridge of the Howling Abyss, at the same time, the Watchers materialize in the Freljord from the Howling Abyss.
      • Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra sacrifice her sisters and all the armies gathered upon the Howling Abyss in a ritual to emtomb the Watchers in True Ice.
        • Death of Avarosa.
        • Death of Serylda.
        • Gnar OriginalSquare Gnar tries to fight the Watchers, but gets encased in true ice from an unknown source. Gnar remains in ice for millennia.
        • Watchers are imprisoned in ice between The Void and physical realm.
  • End of the Three Sisters War.
  • Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra sets about removing history of the frozen watchers from the world as a whole, and is mostly successful in doing so. She secretly remains in power over the Frostguard until the present day.
8000 BN - 6000 BN
  • The settlement of the Hearthblood was founded by a group of humans that wanted to dedicate their lives to crafting various weapons, tools, and objects. Their settlement was built under the mountain where Hearth-Home was located.
  • Destruction of the Hearthblood.
    • Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear demands that Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn's workers create weapons of war for him. When Ornn refuses this request Volibear takes a piece of armor from the walls of Ornn’s forge. This enrages Ornn, and the two battle each other for six days. The battle ends with the destruction of the Hearthbloods and their homes.
  • The Watchers that weren't imprisoned craft the first voidborn prototypes within the material universe.

The Westward Migration

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An Unexplored Frontier

6000 BN
6000 BN - 5000 BN
  • Founding of Bilgewater Crest icon Buhru
    • Humans settle in the Serpent Isles and eventually manage to canalize the power of Nagakabouros.
  • Founding of the Blessed Isles Crest icon Blessed Isles
    • An enlightened society of scholars devoted to studying the world’s mysteries is formed on the Isles and eventually they receive knowledge from the nature spirit Maokai OriginalSquare Maokai as a gift for the respect they had for the land and it's magic.
  • Founding of Ixtal Crest icon Ixtal.
    • Ixaocan is built and it's inabitants dedicate themselves to mastering elemental magic.
  • Founding of Unknown Faction icon Shurima.
    • Nerimazeth is built as the original Shuriman capital.
  • Founding of terrestrial Unknown Faction 2 icon Targon, later also known as Mount Targon Crest icon Mount Targon.
    • Discovery of Mount Targon by mortals which would create a culture centered around the celestial powers that created the mountain.
    • Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol tricked into Targonian servitude.

The Rise Of The God-Warriors

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Risen From The Sands

6000 BN - 5000 BN
  • Events of Twin Dawns.
    • Constructon of the Sun Disc prototype.
    • Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol visits Runeterra again.
    • Void Rifts open up near Mount Targon.
    • Massive Void Rift sealed by Aurelion Sol. A "Will" mocks him from beyond the rift.
    • One of Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol's stars is destroyed due to killing a Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon on the field when he sealed the Void Rifts. At that point Aurelion Sol sensed that Targon feared his power.
5000 BN
  • Creation of the first Ascended.
    • Guided by the divine Aspects of Targon in preparation for some unknown future war, the ancient Shurimans used the Sun Disc at Nerimazeth to create the first Ascended.
    • Setaka becomes Ascended and wields the Chalicar, a weapon brought from beyond the mountain and raised aloft at Shurima's birth.
5000 BN - 3400 BN
  • Construction of The Sun Disc.
    • After the fail in Nerimazeth, the Shurimans built a bigger Sun Disc in the Shuriman capital, likely with the help of Ixtal mages. After its construction, the Oasis of the Dawn appeared inside the structure. Its life giving water poured into the surrounding area, giving life to the desert. Later on the Oasis would form the Mother of Life river system.

  • The Shurima Crest icon Empire of Shurima established with the first Shuriman Emperor.[3]
  • Founding of the Void Crest icon Kingdom of Icathia.
  • Amumu OriginalSquare Amumu arrives on Runeterra.
  • Ixtal joins the Shuriman empire.
  • First records of Rammus OriginalSquare Rammus. He remains a part of Shuriman culture for eons.
  • Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox born.
  • Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox becomes Ascended.
3400 BN
  • Despite Axamuk's, the Mage King of Icathia, calls for peaceful coexistence, Icathia is subjugated by a Shuriman Empress and her Ascended Host, toppling Axamuk. Icathia will be under Shuriman imperial rule for almost nine centuries.
3400 BN - 2500 BN
  • Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus born.
  • Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton born.
  • Renekton earns the title Gatekeeper of Shurima after fighting an invading force from the south coast, striking toward the isolated city of Old Zuretta. Outnumbered ten to one, Renekton and a small contingent faced these aggressors to buy time for the evacuation. He held the pass long enough for a relief force led by Nasus to arrive. With barely a handful of warriors left standing, Renekton was hailed a hero.
  • Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus and Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton become Ascended.
  • Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast born.
  • Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast becomes Ascended.
  • Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean Icath’un born in Icathia.
  • Young Zilean joins Icatia’s political council.
  • Jax OriginalSquare Saijax Cail-Rynx Kohari Icath'un born in unknown location, went to live in Icathia.
  • Varus OriginalSquare Varus born.
  • Icatian council submitted countless petitions to the Shuriman emperor, hoping for some of its most notable citizens to be chosen for Ascension. Hostilities towards Shurima grew after each submission was denied, without explanation.
  • Seeking a diplomatic solution, Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean went as an envoy to neighboring Kahleek, Kalduga, and Ixtal, trying to gather potential allies for Icatia’s independence movement. All three had turned him down for fear of defying Shurima and its Ascended hosts.

The Void War

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The Fall of Icathia

2500 BN
  • Fall of Void Crest icon Icathia.
    • Loyal citizens and soldiers to Shurima are ether killed or banished from Icathia. Icathian citizens loot and pillage Shuriman homes and settlements inside Icathian territories.
    • The Council of Icathia crowns a new Mage King, sending a message of independence to Shurima.
    • Varus OriginalSquare Varus' home gets attacked but he stays and defends his post.
    • Varus OriginalSquare Varus becomes Ascended.
    • The Council of Icathia discovers a closed up Void rift, intent to use it against Shurimas army. Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean, returning from his diplomatic missions, opposes these decisions.
    • Events of Where Icathia Once Stood.
      • Shuriman Ascended, led by Setaka, charged against Icathia in the hundreds.
      • The Void Rift of Icathia opens up, causing the Voidborn to seep into the physical realm. Setaka died near the end of the battle.
2500 BN - 2000 BN
  • Start of the Void War.
  • In desperation, Zilean urged as many Icathian citizens as he could to take refuge in his tower and soon after removed the entire structure from time. Every person he saved inside the tower remained in temporal stasis, while Zilean continued existing beyond time, searching for a way to save his homeland.
  • Saijax was able to escape the battlefield. Would roam Shurima for millennia, at some point changing his name to Jax OriginalSquare Jax.
  • Wishing to preserve what little remained of their nation, Ixtal mages drawn the wildness around them like a shield, isolating Ixaocan from the rest of the world.
  • Shabaka and Shabake, Raven Ascendeds, help seal the Great Rift at Icathia.
  • End of the Void War.
    • The Sai Kahleek region becomes a place of Void infestation, ruled by Rek'Sai OriginalSquare Rek'Sai of the Xer’Sai.
  • The surviving Ascended that fought in the Void War entitled themselves "Sunborn". It is unclear if all the remaining Ascended, assuming there were Ascended that didn't participate after the events of Where Icathia Once Stood, accepted this title.

The Fall of Shurima

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The Ruins Of Shurima

2500 BN - 2000 BN
  • Siege of Nashramae.
    • Shurima lays siege to the city of Nashramae, with Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus and Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton at the helm. Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton almost burns the entire city to the ground, but Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus stops him.
  • Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus rediscovers the Tomb of the Emperors.
  • Azir OriginalSquare Omah Azir born in Shuriman Capital.
  • Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath born in Saikhal.
  • Xerath saves the life of Azir from an assault that claimed all of his brothers, Azir promises that one day, Xerath and all of the slaves of Shurima will be free once he becomes emperor.
  • In an attempt to ensure Azir's future as the ruler, Xerath causes all of his brothers to be stillborn, however the Queen manages to bore a son, so Xerath feels obligated to kill her. Azir's father (the emperor) was present when it happened, ans so Xerath killed him as well.
  • Azir OriginalSquare Azir is crowned Emperor, his first act was the prosecution of the killers of his mother and father, whom Xerath ensured were mages from another land. In secret to everyone, Azir begins his plan to free all the slaves.
  • Founding of Unknown Faction 3 icon Oshra Va’Zaun, a port city which would later be known as Zaun Crest icon Zaun.
  • The infamous Nether Blade Nether Blade of Horok is used to slain a thousand deceivers in the latter days of the empire.
2000 BN
  • Events of Unbound.
    • As his last act as a human, Azir OriginalSquare Azir frees all the slaves of Shurima. By this point, Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath's plans are irreversible.
  • Events of Fall of the Empire.
    • Due to the machinations of Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath and Azir OriginalSquare Azir's attempted Ascension, Shurima’s empire collapses. The capital is blasted beneath the sands with all of its inhabitants being obliterated.
    • Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath, now an Ascended, is locked in the Tomb of the Emperors with Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton, where he then works on corrupting Renekton and driving him to madness. Nasus goes into self imposed exile at this time. The spirit of eternal fire, who had been imprisoned by Shurima, was set free and his fate after this remains unknown.

The Great Darkin War

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The Great Darkin War

2000 BN - 550 BN
  • The Sun Disc, with no power left, is buried beneath the sands and all knowledge of how to perform Ascension is lost with it.
  • The people of Shurima scattered, living in nomadic tribes or around deltas and oases from this point onwards.
  • Destruction of Nerimazeth at the hands of the Ascended as a form of revenge against Xerath OriginalSquare the one who lead Shurima to its downfall.
  • The God-warriors control Runeterra for centuries of uneasy alliance.
    • With no emperor to lead them, many of the surviving Ascended began to fell to their older, petty ambitions. They came to view themselves as the rightful inheritors of the world, enslaving mortals and forcing worship. The scattered mortal populace named these new tyrants darkin, a curse translating roughly in ancient High Shuriman as “the fallen.”
    • Darkin master many forbidden forms of primal magic, crafting their own flesh and armor with equal ease until they were completely unrecognizable as the noble warriors they had once been.
  • Start of The War of the Sunborn / Great Darkin War.
  • Without any Azir OriginalSquare monarch to defend, or the existential threat of the Void to test them, Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox and the Sunborn began to clash with one another.
  • Unknown Faction 3 icon Oshra Va'Zaun was resettled and renamed into Unknown Faction 4 icon Kha’zhun, at some point in time it would be renamed to Zaun Crest icon Zaun.
  • Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus kills fellow Ascended Moneerah for delving the charred ruins of Nashramae’s great library.
  • Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir born.
  • Vladimir's father traded young Vladimir to an unknown Darkin in exchange for the safety of his kingdom. Within a year he would break his oath.
    • Instructed by his master, Vladimir destroyed the kingdom of his father and presented his fathers head to him.
    • Taught by his Darkin master, Vladimir became the first human to learn blood magic, the arts of crafting flesh and transmuting blood. Over the course of his life Vladimir would govern over his master's subjects. Darkin master would later teach other mortals blood magic.
  • Zoe OriginalSquare Myisha leads Ascended Ta’anari to Nasus, who gives the panther Ascended the location of the Boomerang Blade Chalicar of Setaka, with which Ta’anari hopes to stop the civil war and unite the other Ascended Darkin.
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To Slay Legends

  • Events of Twilight of the Gods.
    • Ta'anari calls for a gathering of the Ascended. Enakai (Tiger), Syphax (Chameleon), Zigantus (Bull), Xuuyan (Turtle), Shabaka and Shabak (Raven twins), Valeeva (Unknown), Cebotaru (Wolf), and Naganeka (Snake) come to this gathering.
    • Ta’anari proposes that the next wielder of the Boomerang Blade Chalicar would be Sivunas Alahair, the Bringer of Rains, one of Azir OriginalSquare Azir's remaining descendants.
    • Xuuyan disagrees and tries to take the Boomerang Blade Chalicar by force. Ta’anari is forced to slay him using Portal Jump Portal Jump. The usage of such magic break the fetters that bound the immortal breath of the gods to Ta'anari's human flesh.
    • The other Darkin disagree with uniting to stop the war against the other Ascended and Darkin. Ta’anari, with the aid of Zoe OriginalSquare Myisha, used Boomerang Blade Chalicar to heavily funnel his vitality rather than being drawn mad, and release an empowered form of Moonfall Moonfalling to reverse the Ascension of the Darkin.
    • Shabaka and Shabake were vaporized instantly by the Moonfall, with Syphax, Zigantus and Enakai dying to the moonfall a few moments later.
    • Ta'anari's ascension was reverted and he was human once again. Zoe OriginalSquare Myisha later removes his heart, killing him.
    • Naganeka, Valeeva and Cebotaru managed to escape still as Ascended. Whether they are still alive or were eventually sealed, is unknown to this day.
    • Ta'anari's three warrior former-queens (Teushpa, Sulpae and Idri-Mi) are the ones tasked with commanding their weaponsmiths to seal away the Darkin into weapons under Zoe OriginalSquare Myisha's tutelage.
  • Zoe OriginalSquare Myisha, the Aspect of Twilight of the time gives Runeterrans the knowledge to seal away the Darkin.
  • Newly reborn Aspect of War united many in fighting back against the Darkin.
  • Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir's Darkin master instructed him to lead his armies in his defense against his unified enemies. Instead, Vladimir killed him and drank in a measure of his power, enough to renew his mortal flesh and enable him to be near immortal.
    • Few surviving mortals flee, taking what knowledge they had of blood magic with them.
  • Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox is defeated and sealed away within his magical sword.
  • Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast is defeated and sealed away within his magical scythe.
550 BN
  • Varus OriginalSquare Varus is defeated and sealed away within his magical bow by vastayan moon-stalkers and human mages in service of a golden-armored warrior queen.[4]
    • Golden-armored Warrior Queen uses Varus's bow in the final battle of the war.
  • End of The Great Darkin War.
    • Golden-armored Warrior Queen commanded her followers to bury her alive in a well of a mountain temple overlooking the village of Pallas.

The Reign Of The Iron Revenant

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The Dread Lord

550 BN - 400 BN
  • Founding of Modern Ionia Crest icon Ionia.
  • Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Sahn-Uzal born.
  • Immortal Bastion icon Sahn-Uzal begins his conquest of Valoran.
  • Warlord Sahn-Uzal rampaged across the northern wildlands. Driven by dark faith, he crushed every tribe and settlement in his path, forging an empire in blood and death.
  • Death of Sahn-Uzal.
    • Disappointed by the afterlife, Sahn-Uzal refused to fade away and began to call out across the veil between realms, promising his indomitable strength to any who dared listen.
400 BN
  • Coven of Sorcerers resolved to bring Sahn-Uzal back from the dead. Lacking any flesh or bone, he spurred them to make him stronger than any mortal, binding his spirit-form in dark metal plates wrought in the likeness of his old armor.
  • Sorcerers had hoped to use him as a weapon in their trivial wars. Instead, he slew them where they stood, their weapons and magic useless against him. They were unable to bind him as he was reborn as Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser.
400 BN - 100 BN
  • Mordekaiser start building the Immortal Bastion in the center of his empire.
  • At the height of Mordekaiser's dark reign, it was said that a mythic and bloodthirsty Vladimir OriginalSquare fiend haunted the coastal cliffs of eastern Valoran, demanding young lives and savage worship from the local tribes. Few were welcome in his lair, until the day a LeBlanc OriginalSquare pale sorceress approached this barbarian god with an offer. The two feasted together as equals, weaving magic so dark that the wine at their table soured, and the roses withered, vibrant red turning to black.
  • During his conquest, Mordekaiser demicimate an order of Noxii mages who had renewed the study of ancient celestial magic. Between the mages, Mordekaiser found an Yordle named Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar, recoginizing the Yordle's true nature, Mordekaiser trapped Veigar in the Immortal Bastion, bounding him in the physical plane so he couldnt escape to Bandle City and forced him to permoged grim enchantments, some which strengthened Mordekaiser's dominion, some only bringing terror. The Yordle capture was also done to fulfill Mordekaiser's quest for all the knowledge of spirits and a true understanding of the realms beyond.
  • The Iron Revenant was defeated by an alliance of Noxii tribes, and LeBlanc OriginalSquare betrayal from within his own inner circle. This hidden cabal managed to sever the anchors of his soul from his armor, and sealed the empty iron shell away in a secret place. His soul returned to the Hall of Bones where he amassed his power for centuries.
100 BN - 25 BN

The Ruination

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The Ruination Blast

25 BN
  • There was an empire conquering many lands. Its king had many enemies and during an assassination attempt on the king, only the speed of general Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista's sword arm could avert disaster. Howver, in saving the king, Kalista caused the assassin to slice the king's wife with his poisoned blade, dooming her to certain death. The king dispatched Kalista to quest for a cure, with Hecarim OriginalSquare Hecarim replacing her role in her absence.
  • On her journey, Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista set sail for the Blessed Isles. The island's inhabitants accepted Kalista's request and asked her to bring the queen to the island, where they would cleanse her.
  • While Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista was away, the king descended into madness, locking himself in a tower with the queen's corpse upon her death. Hecarim led the Iron Order. The kingdom was in darkness when Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista returned from her quest. She found the cure for the queen, but it was too late to save her.
  • The king asked Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista for what she had found. Upon seeing the king's mental state, Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista refused to reveal what she discovered and was named a traitor.
  • Eventually, at Hecarim's behest, she revealed what she had discovered.
  • The king sailed for the Blessed Isle and asked the island's guardians to resurrect the queen. The guardians refused and the king flew into a rage.
  • The City was ransacked in order to find the thing the king was seeking. A custodian later known as Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh guided the King to the spirit waters of the island where he could perform his resurrection ritual. The ritual was half-successful, bringing back his deceased wife but in a decaying body in which she begged for death again. Grief overtaken the king and he performed a ritual to end their lives and bind them together for all eternity. His conjuration was successful, but unwittingly empowered by the many potent magical artifacts stored on the island, its power was increased a hundredfold. 
  • A terrible accident occurred in the arcane vaults beneath the city of Helia, hidden away on the Blessed Isles Crest icon Blessed Isles. With the barrier between the material and spirit realms shattered, the souls of the dead were trapped in eternal torment withing the coiling Black Mist, and the newly dubbed Shadow Isles Crest icon Shadow Isles were abandoned by all right-thinking mortals.

The Rune Wars

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  • Rediscovery of the World Runes.
  • With Helia lost, the remnants of an ancient order from the Blessed Isles whose mission had been to gather and protect the most dangerous artifacts in Runeterra struggled to keep knowledge of the World Runes at bay.
  • Political tension follows as nations are unwilling to trust one another for fear of being unwittingly destroyed by these Runes.
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  • Start of the Rune Wars.
  • Destruction of Khom is among the first locations decimated by the World Runes.
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  • Tension reaches its boiling point and magical warfare erupts. Entire nations are decimated and the world is brought to its knees from the sheer amount of magic being used. At this point Ryze works with his master to try and claim the Runes and put them in hiding, while the world continues be imperilled.
  • Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze confronts his master, Tyrus, who tried to use two World Runes to power himself. Ryze kills him and vows to never use a World Rune, but instead safeguard them from everyone.
  • The Brackern sense the magical conflict and choose to hibernate underground; opting to wait out the conflict with the hope that humanity will destroy itself and they can then live in peace again.
  • Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle and Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana born on Mount Targon.
  • Towards the end of the Rune Wars, desperate cabals of warrior-mages cast off their flesh, entering and dominating the spirit realm. Their shadow magic corrupted the thoughts of mortals everywhere, giving fuel to ever more horrendous acts in the war.
    • Nocturne OriginalSquare Nocturne is created as a byproduct of shadow magic and tirelessly hunts each shadow mage, ending their dark domain.
  • Poppy OriginalSquare Poppy arrived on Runeterra.
  • Refugees of the Rune Wars find a land with magic nullifying Petricite, and settle there. Kilam took Kayle and Morgana there.
  • Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle and Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana received their mother's Starfire Spellblade Starfire Spellblade and unlocked their celestial power, becoming additional ascended hosts for the Aspects of Justice. Together, they protected Demacia.
  • Kled OriginalSquare Kled arrived on Runeterra.

The Birth of Nations

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The Immortal Bastion

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  • End of the Rune Wars.
  • Founding of Noxus Crest icon Noxus.
    • Noxian capital, Noxus Prime, built on top of the derelict Immortal Bastion.
    • This point marks the beginning of the Noxian calendar.
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The Grand Plaza

  • Founding of Demacia Crest icon Demacia.
    • The nation was founded in western Valoran by the great champion Orlon.
  • The Kinkou Order Crest Kinkou Order seals away the forbidden shadow techniques.
  • Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn took her lustful form.
  • Events of the Battle of Zeffira.
    • Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle and Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana flew to aid the people of Zeffira. While Kayle was busy dealing with the frontline attack, Morgana learned of a hidden wave of enemies attacking the city and left the frontlines to aid the citizens.
    • After the battle Kayle lost trust in her sister for leaving her on the battlefield.
  • Events of the Battle of the Winged Sisters.
    • Warriors flocked to Kayle’s banner at Silvermere’s Peak, where she founded a judicator order to enforce the law, and hunted down rebels and reavers with equal fervor. Kayle allowed Morgana to rehabilitate wrongdoers who appeared humble enough to admit their guilt.
    • Gradually Kayle’s followers started to resent Morgana. Kayle’s protege, Ronas, attempted to imprison Morgana for her actions, which resulted in his death.
    • Kayle consumed by rage, looked down upon the city, and summoned her divine fire to cleanse the city of its sins. Morgana flew up to meet her, raising her blade to defend the innocent bellow. The Battle raged on, ruining the city and killing numerous of its inhabitants, until it was abruptly halted by their father’s anguished cry.
    • With the death of their father Kilam, both Kayle and Morgana left Demacia. Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle isolated herself near the slopes of Mount Targon, seeking perfect celestial clarity. Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana remained at the outlying wilds of Demacia where she rectifies wrongs she sees fit on an interpersonal level as the Veiled One.
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  • Galio OriginalSquare Galio was constructed by Durand.
  • Noxus continues to forcefully annex numerous territories.
  • The fall of the The Drakkengate.
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  • The Noxus Crest icon Empire of Noxus is established with the first Grand General.
    • The noble houses swore, though it might take a thousand years,to unify all the nations of Runeterra beneath a single banner, and elected a Grand General to lead their warhosts to victory.

The Price of Progress

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  • Zaun finalizes its plans to destroy a portion of the isthmus connecting Valoran and the Southern Continent, allowing safe sea passage between eastern and western Valoran. The plan involved using thousand of chemtech bombs to create the passage, but the results were catastrophic, as in what seemed to be an accident the bombs triggered a series of earthquakes that completely destroyed the isthmus and sank large districts of Zaun and thousands of its citizens, while also leaking poisonous gas in to the city's surviving areas.
    • Janna OriginalSquare Janna, empowered by the prayers of Zaun's people, arrived and blew away the gas, saving many lives and being eternally remembered by Zaun's denizens, converting her from a goddess of faith for sailors to a guardian deity for Zaun. She has yet to leave Zaun following this event.
  • Eventually Zaun was rebuilt. In order to regulate the oceanic passage they were built over, the Sun Gates were constructed, forcing all transport through the waters to be regulated by Zaun. This brought immense wealth to the city and likely led to Piltover's construction and elevation from Zaun, as the merchant clans were in control of most of the money coming through this trade route.
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  • Founding of the city of Piltover Crest icon Piltover.
    • The Sun Gates are constructed.
  • Progress Day is celebrated as the anniversary of when the gates opened for the first time, allowing trade to pass easily between the east and west of Valoran.
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  • Immigrants from Demacia, Freljord, and Ionia settle on the Serpent Isles.
  • Construction of the Sun Gates led to great changes in eastern Valoran and the eastern seas, as Noxus was from this point on able to more easily pool together resources from across its empire without needing land travel.
    • With more and more bedraggled fortune seekers washing up on their shores, missionaries from the Buhru granted these paylangi outsiders refuge in the southern island bays. While there were many years of cultural confusion, even including the name of the Serpent Isles, this settlement would eventually grow into a bustling port city in its own right.
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Bilgewater Bay

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  • Events of From the Ashes.
  • Kegan Rodhe becomes Brand OriginalSquare Brand.
  • Discovery of the First Hex Crystals.
    • In an effort to find suitable fuel sources for hextech, the Ferros Clan, led by Elicia Ferros, went on an expedition to Shurima. There they found the slumbering Brackern and attacked them, ripping their lifestones out of the creatures' bodies. Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner awakes and lashes out, killing several people. Elicia is injured and the Clan is forced to retreat. Several weeks later Skarner began his quest to recover the stolen lifestones, and succeeded in retrieving one. Many were brought to Piltover and used to fuel hextech, becoming known as the first "Hex Crystals". The ultimate fate of these crystals remains unknown.
    • This attack on the Brackern seemingly led others to also hunt the Brackern, but to what extent remains unknown. In the modern era, rings made from "sing-stone" are traded by the Shurimans of Kalamanda and Urzeris.
    • After decades of shadow investments in chemtech and runic alchemy, the Ferros family brought to market the less powerful, but easier to procure, synthetic hex-crystals. The production of synthetic crystals is rumored to be a heavy contributor to the Zaun Gray.
  • Singed OriginalSquare Singed born in Zaun.
  • Sion OriginalSquare Sion born in Noxus Prime.
  • Start of the first Demacian-Noxian War.

The Age of Legends

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The Era of Legends

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  • Death of Rhodri Ferros.
  • Death of Gemma Ferros.
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  • Stevan Ferros personally oversaw the induction of Hakim Naderi as the lead artificer for the Ferros family, a promising young crystallographer from the Shuriman coastal city of Bel'zhun.
    • Camille OriginalSquare Camille with the help of Hakim augments her body, installing a Hextech Heart that slowed down her aging while changing her personality to be more cold and calculating.
  • Half a century passed before Sion OriginalSquare Sion's tomb was reopened. Noxian dominance had waned in the years since Sion’s death, and the ruling Grand General of the empire, Boram Darkwill, was willing to pay almost any price to restore its lost glory. Darkwill’s allies, a mysterious cabal known as the Black Rose, reanimated the long-dead hero using forbidden magics, and presented him to the Grand General.
    • After a few battles, Sion blood lust was deemed uncontrollable and Boram ordered for his imprisonment. Hundreds of warriors died trying to restrain him before he was finally bound in chains and dragged back to the Immortal Bastion. Without slaughter, the blood magic that sustained him quickly engulfed his mind in an all-consuming rage. His roars finally fell silent as he was sealed in beneath his giant statue.
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  • Darius OriginalSquare Darius', Draven OriginalSquare Draven's, and Quiletta Varn's home of Basilich is annexed by Noxus. All three of them join the Noxian army.
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What Once Sailed Free

  • Darkwill and his advisors pay a fortune for the private release of mercenaries, prisoners, and Reckoners alike, to be conscripted into the empire’s warhosts. They became known as “soldiers-of-misfortune” and were sent to deal with tasks unworthy of a veteran warband’s attention, as hostile nations were provoking rebellions all along the Noxian frontier.
    • Events of What Once Sailed Free.
      • One fleet of soldiers of misfortune is sent to Kalstead, a coastal fortrees allied to Demacia that had rebelled against the empire. The surviving noxians there are allowed to live by Demacia after promising to leave Kalstead in peace. One of the soldiers, the Reckoner Xin Zhao OriginalSquare Xin Zhao is granted the honor of being the personal guard of King Jarvan III.
  • Kai'Sa OriginalSquare Kaisa born in the Sai deserts of Shurima.
  • Sona OriginalSquare Sona born. Later adopted and named Sona Buvelle.
  • Qiyana OriginalSquare Qiyana Yun Tal born in Ixaocan.
  • Orianna OriginalSquare Orianna Reveck born in Piltover.
  • Lux OriginalSquare Luxanna Crownguard born in High Silvermere.
  • Ezreal OriginalSquare Ezreal born in Piltover.
  • Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn born.
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  • Kusho, Shen OriginalSquare Shen and Zed OriginalSquare Zed track down a serial killer known as Jhin OriginalSquare Khada Jhin. Kusho has him incarcerated. From this point on all three men would be mentally scarred from having seen Jhin OriginalSquare Khada Jhin's murders. Jhin OriginalSquare Jhin is from this point on imprisoned in the Tuula Prison.
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  • Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank killed Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Sarah's parents in a raid, orphaning her. For Fifteen years she would plot to take down Gangplank.
  • Events of Demacian Heart.
    • Finding a young mage girl in the countryside, Sylas OriginalSquare Sylas urged the other Mageseekers not to capture her, trying to convince them that she was no mage.
    • Trying to save her child, the father of the mage girl lunged at Adept Vannis at the sight of a petricite emblem. Adepts Graymark and Vannis managed to take down the father and while moving for the girl, Sylas placed himself in front to protect her.
    • Brushing the girl, Sylas unintentionally absorbed some of the girls lightning magic. Unable to control this power, the magic dispersed around him.
    • Death of Adept Graymark and Adept Vannis at the hands of Sylas.
    • Grief stricken by the unintentional death of the girl and her father, and fearing Mageseeker retribution, Sylas fled into the wilderness.
  • After Months, Sylas was captured by the Mageseekers and branded as "The Most Dangerous Mage in The Land".
  • Imprisoned, Sylas OriginalSquare Sylas would remain in the lowest dungeons of the Mageseeker Compound for 15 years.
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  • Garen OriginalSquare Garen leaves High Silvermere to join the army as a squire. During this time he would meet Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV and later become friends with him.
  • Lux OriginalSquare Lux visits Fossbarrow with her family after Garen joined the army.
  • Qiyana OriginalSquare Qiyana starts her elemental studies. Within weeks she mastered advanced techniques.

The Invasion of Ionia

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Mural Of The Noxian Invasion of Ionia

  • Kai'Sa OriginalSquare Kaisa obtains her first blade from her father for her birthday.
  • Start of the First Noxian-Ionian War.
  • Following many years of scouting and preparation, Grand General Boram Darkwill ordered a large-scale occupation of Ionia by Noxian forces.
  • The highly defensible fortress of Fae’lor, built upon the westernmost island of Ionia, is overrun after a long siege during the very early stages of the Noxian invasion. The fortress served as an important noxian dock during the rest of the invasion.
  • Riven OriginalSquare Riven joins the Noxian-Ionian War effort.
  • Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia's old home and family are massacreted by Admiral Duqual and his forces, there Irelia discovers the power of her ancient dances and later join the growing resistance of Navori.
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  • Zed OriginalSquare Zed, having struggled with his teachings after the Jhin OriginalSquare Jhin investigation, looks to any means to surpass Shen OriginalSquare Shen, and finds the forbidden shadow techniques. He is banished from the Order.
    • Kusho's refusal to help the war effort ends Zed's allegiance. While not directly opposed to them, he begins to view the Kinkou as rivals.
      • Zed gathers followers that serves as a slinter group of the Navori Brotherhood.
  • Battle of Bard Mountain.
    • Noxians attack the Bards; a society of Ionians living on a trio of mountains. At some point in the past they made a deal with the celestial being they called “Bard OriginalSquare Bard” to safeguard a celestial egg of sorts and three altars in exchange for some magical benefit.
    • The Noxian attack forces an elder of the village to use the egg’s power, sundering the mountain. This immediately alerts Bard OriginalSquare Bard, who swoops in and transports the egg and altars to a location beyond Runeterra.
    • This is the the most recent known time Bard has intervened in Runeterran activities.
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  • Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV obtained Martial Cadence Drakebane from his father.
  • Some Vastayan tribes looking for a better deal and ally with Noxus, others remain to fight for Ionia. At this time Zed OriginalSquare Zed and his followers are openly hostile against non-humans.
  • Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr and Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin engages the Noxians at the Hirana Monastery, where monks from every province had fallen back to defend the holy monastery. Lee Sin and Udyr acts utterly lead to the victory of the Ionians, but they also bring the holy monastery and it's ancient knowledge to ruins, the warriors helped to rebuild the monastery and then patterd ways.
  • Events of Heartlight.
    • Battle of Pallas.
      • Noxus attacks the town of Pallas primarily due to its Temple's secrets.
      • Valmar and Kai fight to repel the invaders, Kai is mortally wounded.
      • Valmar shoves Kai and himself into the pit of Pallas, subsequently awakening the Darkin within.
      • Events of As We Fall.
        • The Darkin known as Varus OriginalSquare Varus, fuses with Valmar and Kai and is freed from his prison.
      • Events of Retribution.
        • Varus OriginalSquare Varus attacks and kills most of the initial Noxian invading party before setting off from Ionia.
  • The Great Stand at Navori.
    • Swain OriginalSquare Swain captures the Placidium and take its defenders hostage, possibly with the help of the Vastaya Kalan (later rewarded with the role of governor of Fae'lor), hoping to lure the inevitable reinforcements into a trap.
    • Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia's revolutionary forces win a striking victory against the Noxian invading army.
    • Swain OriginalSquare Swain loses his arm to Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia and is discharged from the Ionian front.
      • Irelia becomes the leader of the growing resistance.
  • Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi heads to aid Ionia in Navori.
  • Kai'Sa OriginalSquare Kaisa reanimates a Void rift, causing an earthquake that swallows her entire village beneath the Sai desert.
  • Kai'Sa OriginalSquare Kaisa mortally wounds in desperation a voidling, as this fuses with her skin to save its own life.
  • Zed returns to the Kinkou Monastery for the last remaining knowledge of Shadow techniques. Despite Master Kusho trying to stop his former student, he is ultimately killed by Zed. Some students ally with Zed while others flee.
  • Death of Master Kusho.
  • Dissapearence of Tahno Jhomen Tethi.
  • The Order of The Shadows Crest Shadow Order was formed.
    • Zed OriginalSquare Zed becomes the master of the order.
  • Akali OriginalSquare Akali flees into the eastern mountains along with Mayym, Shen OriginalSquare Shen, Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen, and a handful of other acolytes.
  • Shen OriginalSquare Shen becomes to new Eye of Twilight, and then sets out to rebuild the Kinkou under the Order's three ancient fundamental philosophies.
  • Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn's Noxian forces landed at the mouth of the Epool River. He slaughtered many Ionians and Vastaya before he was caught by Zed. He later joined the Order of Shadows.
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Warmother

  • Events of Warmother.
    • The Avarosan lead by their leader Grena set out on a dangerous quest for the truth behind an ancient myth of Avarosa's Throne.
    • The Journey took them deep into hostile territory of the Ice Children, where the Avarosan Frost Priest Maalcrom and the Hearthbound ultimately turned back. Grena, Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe, and their Bloodsworn brave the punishing climate. After days of trekking, the Iceborn are ambushed at their camp by the Draklorn.
      • Death of Grena and other Bloodsworn such as Yrael, Rorn, Grimshall, and Logren at the hands of Maalcrom.
    • After traveling unforgiving ice cliffs for days, Ashe reached the edge of her mother's maps: Ghulfrost. Though Grena expected to find Avarosa's Throne, a hall and hoard of treasure, Ashe found merely an unmarked cairn in the snow... only to discover a legendary bow made entirely of True Ice buried in the rocks. With that bow she ultimately slays any Draklorn Freljord Frostguard Frostguard servant, uncluding Maalcrom who was disguised as their leader.
    • After discovering her tribe were dead, Ashe found Sejuani OriginalSquare Sejuani and together, they killed a grellfeen. They reunited after five years apart. They escaped after being chased by a group of Spirit Bear profileicon Ursine.
    • Ashe and Sejuani travels on boat for days before reaching the Freljord Winters Claw Winter's Claw.
    • Sejuani welcomed Ashe into her tribe, becoming Battlesisters, but the other tribesmen such as the Frost Priests and her mother Kalkia refuse to accept her among them.
    • Trying to challenge her mothers rule, Sejuani stages an attack on the Ebrataal tribe who was allied to Winter's Claw but were weak and had no Iceborn among them.
    • Founding out the true nature of this attack, Ashe refused to go further with Sejuani's plan and stood to protect the assaulted tribesmen, vowing to take them away across the Ice Sea.
    • Enraged by Ashe's decision, Sejuani and the other Winter's Claw allied to her left the Ebrataal tribe, branding Ashe as a traitor.
    • Ashe took the Ebrataal tribe upon herself and renamed them to the Freljord Avarosan Avarosan, after the tribe her mother once leaded.
  • Noxian warband’s leader, Emystan, deployes Singed OriginalSquare Singed to attack the Ionian region of Navori.
    • Riven and her warband serves as scouts for Emystan's warband, bringing the chemical weapon(whose true nature was unknown to both warbands) in the way to Navori, on the moment the warbands are attacked by Ionians, the weapon is used and both the warbands and the Ionians die in horrifying ways, Riven being the only survivor.
    • Darius OriginalSquare Darius and Quilleta retreat from the Ionian front, partially due to a fatal chemical infection on Quilleta arm caused by Singed's chem bomb, her arm was cut off and she became the steward of Basilich.
  • Darius and his warhosts are sent to Freljord, where they meet growing resistance from the Winter's Claw.
  • The way of Wuju is almost destroyed as Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi's village is decimated by Chem-bombs developed by Singed.
  • Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo tries to enter the Noxian-Ionian conflict, but is then framed for the murder of an Ionian Elder, which lands him in prison. He later escapes after finding out he is being convicted for murder and not for his going AWOL.
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The Twilight of Change

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The Noxian Grand General

  • By this time Garen OriginalSquare Garen has served with honor in campaigns along the Freljordian borders, played a key role in purging cultists from the Silent Forest, fought alongside the defenders of Whiterock, and started the trials necessary to join the ranks of the Dauntless Vanguard Crest icon Dauntless Vanguard.
  • The Shadow Order works to repel Noxus, doing unspeakable things to get the job done.
  • Trifarian Revolution.
    • Swain OriginalSquare Swain obtains demon magic.
    • In spite of his dishonorable discharge from the military, former General Swain with the help of Draven and General Du Couteau enacted a coup within the Noxian capital, deposing and killing Boram Darkwill. In less than a year, Swain had ended the occupation of Ionia, vastly reduced the influence of the noble houses and established the Trifarix council to govern the empire.
    • Darius OriginalSquare Darius returns from the Freljordian campaign demanding compensation after narrowly surviving assassination attempts, ambushes, and even captures by the Winter’s Claw.
    • Trifarix of Noxus was formed.
  • Battle of Dalu Bay.
    • Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia's revolutionary forces win a striking victory against the Noxian invading army, defeating Admiral Duqal and ending the Invasion and the War.
  • End of the First Noxian-Ionian War.
    • Some Ionian territories remain in Noxian control. Noxian-Ionian skirmishes around these territories continue to the present day.
  • Zed OriginalSquare Zed starts consolidating power. He continues hostility with Noxus, and increases hostility against many Vastayan tribes.
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The Rebirth

  • Events of Shurima's Rise.
  • Events of Arisen.
    • Azir OriginalSquare Azir learns of Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath's treachery and vows to punish him for his actions.
  •  Azir OriginalSquare Azir preaches to the nomadic Shurimans about a newly rebuilt empire.
  • Azir OriginalSquare Azir terraforms the land around the capital. Restores the long dried up waterways, sending water through Shurima into the capital and, presumably, the Oasis.
  • Events of Water.
    • Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir, unsure about what to do, leaves the capital and tries to put this ancient stuff behind her, to little effect.
  • Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath starts gathering people to serve under him and begins to build a power base in the long forgotten city of Nerimazeth. He also has the emperor’s lineage on his hit list.
  • Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton sets out to kill his brother Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus.
  • Events of Ouroboros.
    •  Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus receives word about Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath building a new empire from Nerimazeth, and prepares himself to confront the magus and also to find the emperor’s lineage before Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath does.
  • Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia, transformed by the poison of the Tomb of the Emperor’s guardian, looks to explore and utilize her new found powers to their fullest. She returns to her family home in Urzeris not long after these events. After some time she accepts her new form and is ready to use it to further the goals of The Black Rose.
  • Events of Flesh and Stone.
    • Lux OriginalSquare Lux meets Galio OriginalSquare Galio for the very first time.
  • The Crownguards leave Garen OriginalSquare Garen in the capital to train with the Dauntless Vanguard.
  • Yvva attacks ​ Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana​ and her adopted father. The father dies afterward.
  • Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV becomes General.
  • Battle near the Argent Mountains.
    • Jarvan’s armies won victory after victory against the noxian presence beyond the Argent Mountains
    • The newly formed Trifarian Legion is sent to the Gates of Mourning, sucefully taking the Gates after a clash againt the Demacian Vanguard.
    • Jarvan marched to noxian territory and was encircled and defeated by Noxian warbands.
    • Jarvan hid in the forests and was found by Shyvana​.
  • Shyvana carries Jarvan to Castle Wrenwall.
  • Battle at the Castle Wrenwall.
    • Yvva comes to Castle Wrenwall where she ends up fighting her daughter Shyvana in the sky.
    • Death of Yvva at the hands of Shyvana.
  • Jarvan IV and Shyvana head back to Demacia City with the head of Yvva.
  • At some point the Kinkou Order and Shadow Order broker an uneasy accord to fight against Noxus instead of each other.
  • Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah arrives in Ionia.
  • Events of The Bird and the Branch.
    • Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo starts teaching Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah the Wind technique.
    • Word of Azir OriginalSquare Azir's return and Shurima’s revival reach Ionian shores, and Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah's ears. Choosing family over Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo's teachings, she opts to return to Shurima to ensure her tribe’s safety.
    • Over the course of weeks or months Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah finds passage to the Freljord, which she then crosses to take a ship around the west side of Valoran, winding up in the port town of Bel'zhun, which itself is north of the Sai in Shurima. From there she skirted the Sai, going from town to town to eventually start heading inland.
    • Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo set off to his home village to confront his past, after years of wandering Ionia.
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Confessions Of A Broken Blade

  • Senna OriginalSquare Senna's death.
    • While scouring a forgotten vault for a cure to Senna OriginalSquare Senna's curse, her and Lucian were attacked by the sadistic wraith Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh. So close to finding answers about the Ruination and Senna’s curse, Lucian refused to turn back, attacking Thresh blindly. When the wraith got the upper hand, Senna stepped into Thresh’s path to protect her husband and had her soul sealed within Chain Warden's latern.
  • Events of Confessions of a Broken Blade.
    • As the trial concludes, Riven OriginalSquare Riven must finally face the horrors of her past.
    • Riven OriginalSquare Riven stands trial for the murder of Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo's master.
    • In the wake of the war between Noxus and Ionia, Riven OriginalSquare Riven is accused of a heinous crime. After the reveal of the truth, her sentence is lowered to community service.
  • Events of Bloodline.
    • Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah finds a wounded Sivir outside of the city of Vakaura and tends to her wounds. Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus and Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath, both drawn by Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir's blood, venture to Vekaura to find her.
    • Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus meets Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah and Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir, they exchange words and Nasus gives the two an amulet to hide them from Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath so they can escape. He then engages in battle with Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath, losing but living. Thanks to Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah's efforts Nasus is able to get himself up and away with ease, and some of Vakaura’s population survive despite the city’s devastation.
  • Events of Echoes in the Stone.
    • Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah eventually splits up with Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir and reaches the capital city; Shurima. There she hears the echoes of the people who died at Shurima’s fall in the stone, and ventures deep into the bowels of the city to find her family.
  • Events of Dark Kin.
    • Varus OriginalSquare Varus arrives in Shurima where he senses another Darkin presence in a Shuriman tomb.
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  • Akali OriginalSquare old2 Akali formally entered her Kinkou training, determined to succeed her mother as the new Fist of Shadow.
  • Events of Frozen Hearts
    • Nunu OriginalSquare Nunu got a flute from his mother Layka, so he could learn to play her melodies himself. In the safety of their cart, the two bundled together and followed the knotted string that served as Layka’s heart-song, recording everywhere they’d been together, as the years came and went.
  • When the caravan was attacked by raiders, Nunu was separated from his mother. Dragged to safety by a band of Freljord Frostguard Frostguard, the surviving Notai children were taken to the Foundling Village near their towering Frostguard Citadel. Nunu was left to wonder what happened to Layka, waiting to hear her songs on the wind.
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  • Lux OriginalSquare Lux traveled with her parents Pieter and Augatha to their formal residence in the Great City of Demacia, to witness Garen OriginalSquare Garen's investiture into the honored ranks of the Dauntless Vanguard.
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  • Events of Annie: Origins.
    • Annie OriginalSquare Annie unlocks her powers.
    • Annie and Daisy play in the woods. She is unable to save Daisy after she slips in a river.
      • Death of Daisy Hastur.
    • Arriving home, Annie is confined in her room. Engulfed in sadness, Annie doesn't realize her mental state caused a fire, burning down the entire house. Gregori dies saving Annie.
      • Death of Gregori Hastur.
    • Leanna blames Annie for everything and attempts to rip apart Tibbers. Annie's inner rage manifests outwards and transforms Tibbers.
      • Tibbers OriginalSquare Tibbers awakened.
      • Death of Leanna Hastur.
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Shadows and Fortune

  • Events of Burning Tides.
    • Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune concocts and puts into action a plan to get rid of Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank once and for all. She commissions Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate to steal a magical dagger from Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank and then tips off Graves OriginalSquare Graves, who’s still on the hunt for him. The two confront one another and this leaves Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank vulnerable.
    • Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune's attack on Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank leaves him nearly dead and with the population having not seen him survive Bilgewater descends into chaos as the man who kept all of the gangs in check isn’t around anymore.
    • Graves OriginalSquare Graves and Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate reconcile about what happened ten years prior, and resolve to leave Bilgewater behind and start their partnership up anew. Their sights are set on Piltover, both to perform a great heist and to get Graves a new gun.
  • Graves OriginalSquare Graves obtains his second gun, New Destiny.
  • Events of The Burden.
    • Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank is rescued by servants of the Buhru chiefs, and he meets Illaoi for the first time in a long time. He begs for her support and that of Buhru, and Illaoi OriginalSquare Illaoi sees he needs to be tested. He overcomes the test and Illaoi OriginalSquare Illaoi pledges the support of Buhru’s chiefs to Gangplank as he works to reclaim his title of Reaver King.
    • Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank has acquired a prosthetic arm for himself.
  • Events of Shadow and Fortune.
    • A Harrowing sweeps over Bilgewater with Hecarim OriginalSquare Hecarim and Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh leading the way. Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian, Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf and Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune are brought together by circumstance and fight the Harrowing in their own ways. Illaoi manages to perform a ritual to invoke Nagakabouros, which showers Bilgewater in the goddess’s light and repels the Harrowing, cleansing some of it and freeing many souls from its grip.
    • Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian confronted Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh for the first time since Senna’s death. He learned Senna was imprisoned by Thresh, and has found new strength to both save her and destroy the Black Mist.
    • Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune had revelations about herself and has resolved to clean up Bilgewater of all crime.
    • Illaoi OriginalSquare Illaoi hopes to fix Bilgewater and has it in mind to work with both Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune and Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank to achieve this.
    • Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf failed to die and presumably went back to the Freljord.
  • Events of Senna OriginalSquare Senna's Return.
    • Events of Homebound.
      • After aiding Venaru villagers that were ravaged by the Harrowing Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian finally decides to stop chasing the Black Mist around Runeterra and go directly to the Shadow Isles to save Senna.
    • Events of Dark Passage.
      • Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian finally arrives on the Shadow Isles to save Senna and confront with Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh.
    • Events of The Climb.
      • Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo is attacked by Noxian soldiers which provoke him into fighting them.
      • Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah fights against Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath.
      • Ekko OriginalSquare Ekko and Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank fight against Zaunite Vigilnauts.
      • After a naval battle, Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune survives from a sinking ship.
      • Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian fights over numerous undead to finally confront with Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh.
    • Events of Shadow's Embrace
      • Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian succeeds at releasing Senna OriginalSquare Senna's soul from Thresh OriginalSquare Thresh's lantern. Senna reconstitutes as a specter. Thresh escapes the encounter after his lantern repairs itself.
  • Events of Fortune Smiles.
  • Events of Progress Day.
    • Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn sniffs out potential Noxian spies in Piltover, and manages to out one named Tamara, deporting her to Bel'Zhun with discretion. Another, Colette, manages to infiltrate Clan Medarda's ranks. Vi began the process of interrogating a prisoner in relation to the spies, though whether she discovered anything about the second spy is unknown.
  • Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger and Ziggs OriginalSquare Ziggs arrive and set-up shop in Piltover.
  • Events of Paint the Town.
  • Events of Blood of Noxus.
    • Battle of Basilich.
    • Darius OriginalSquare Darius, Draven OriginalSquare Draven, and Tamara lay siege on the city of Basilich.
    • Draven OriginalSquare Draven storms the walls, nearly dying in the process.
    • Darius OriginalSquare Darius and Draven OriginalSquare Draven confront Quiletta Varn, but she is double-crossed by her second-in-command Invetia Varn.
    • City of Basilich is retaken by Noxus.
  • Events of The Whispering Doodad.
    • While heading back from Basilich to Noxus Prime, Draven OriginalSquare Draven and Tamara fought and later fled from Lulu OriginalSquare Lulu and Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana who were guardian a Bandlewood in the area.
  • Noxus obtains Piltover's Clan Medarda's trading map.
  • Events of For Demacia.
  • Events of Into the Abyss.
    • Nami OriginalSquare Nami becomes the Tidecaller and ascends to the surfface world to track down the Aspect of the Moon.
  • Events of First Steps.
    • Nami OriginalSquare Nami learns that the Aspect of the Moon is traveling to Ionia and heads there as well.
  • Events of The Principles of Strength.
    • The Delverhold strengthens its ties with Noxus. Alyssa Roshka Gloriana val-Lokan becomes its leader.
  • Events of Stains on a Name.
    • A decade after the Battle of the Placidium, Ionia honors the Irelia OriginalSquare young woman who inspired a revolution.
  • Events of Then, Teeth.
  • Events of Breach.
    • Events of The Girl Who Came Back.
      • Kai'Sa OriginalSquare Kai'Sa decides to give up her life of self-isolation in the Sai desert's underground and live again on the surface.
  • Events of The Dreaming Pool.
    • Syndra OriginalSquare Syndra is freed from her prison inside Dael'eh Ahira, Fae'lor of Ionia.
    • Death of Okin.
    • Fae'lor ruined castle is lifted by Syndra OriginalSquare Syndra into the sky and transported northwards to an unknown location.
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Turmoil

  • Events of Lux.
    • Garen OriginalSquare Garen and Tianna discuss the possibility of Lux OriginalSquare Lux marrying Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV.
    • Lux OriginalSquare Lux finds out about a hidden Mageseeker prison housing mages, where she meets imprisoned Sylas OriginalSquare Sylas.
    • Through careful manipulation with teaching her how to control her magic, Sylas convinced Lux to smuggle in various books and forbidden tomes into his cell, such as the original writings of the great sculptor Durand, detailing his work with petricite.
    • Finding about their secret meetings, Tianna and Garen forbid Lux from seeing Sylas, while later issuing his public execution. Lux escapes her house to stop the execution, only for Sylas to use her power to escape, murder the gathered public, free imprisoned mages, and charge straight for the royal palace. Garen remains injured after his fight with Sylas.
    • Events of The Unshackled.
      • Sylas OriginalSquare Sylas escapes Demacian prison and execution with the unwilling aid of Lux OriginalSquare Lux's magical powers. He is currently leading a massive Mage Rebellion against the anti-mage government.
    • Hearing what happened in the city, King Jarvan III tasked Xin Zhao OriginalSquare Xin Zhao to send a letter to the Head Mageseeker, ordering all mageseekers from rounding up and imprisoning mages in hopes of preventing further escalation of events which would end with a potential civil war with Demacia's mages. Xin Zhao pleaded his friend to not send him away while he should sand by his side and protect him. Jarvan III urged him that this was necessary and that his duty is to Demacia.
    • An unknown figure infiltrates the royal palace and assassinate the King.
    • Not even half way to the the Mageseeker complex, Xin Zhao heard an explosion and rushed by to the Palace, learning about the fate of the King.
    • Events of Aftermath.
      • A day after the King's death, Xin Zhao OriginalSquare Xin Zhao and Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV met before an urgent council meeting. After a quick sparing match to vent built up frustration, Jarvan renewed Xin Zhao's vow and asked him to serve as his Seneschal. Right before the meeting Jarvan IV asked Xin Zhao to give the letter from father. After reading it he ordered him to destroy the letter.
    • A funeral for Jarvan III is held some time after the council meeting. Jarvan IV vows to capture all mages and bring them to justice. All mages within the city are being hunted down by Jarvan IV and assisted by forces lead by Garen, both rebels and innocent people.
    • Lux decides to aid innocent mages to escape the city as well as prevent any mage from joining Sylas' cause, such as traveling to one of the safe houses in Dregbourne. There she came across familiar mages and assures them she knows safe passage out of the city.
    • Obtaining a mage staff from woman named Cim, she and the party came at the end of the tunnel that was caved in by Sylas. Garen was waiting for them in the area. By revealing her true intentions and mage nature, Garen finally was assured of his sister being a mage. However, Lux and Garen part ways in good terms.
  • Events of Turmoil.
    • A month after Sylas's escape, Demacian Mageseekers have began to systematically gather and imprison or exile all known Mages within Demacia.
    • Demacian cities and villages revolt against the sudden harsh laws against anyone who has even small traces of magical abilities. A revolt in Meltridge was averted by the quick actions of a soldier named Cithria.
  • Events of Meet Zoe.
    • Coming back to Runeterra after millennia, a misunderstanding with a town's citizens leads local soldiers to try to banishing Zoe OriginalSquare Zoe only to be met with a meteor summoned by her, the resulting crater would lead mortals to discover a World Rune nearby.
  • Events of Awaken.
    • Jhin OriginalSquare Jhin travels to Piltover and has as strong enough presence to get the attention of Clan Ferros and Camille OriginalSquare Camille.
    • Riven OriginalSquare Riven is captured or travels to Noxus where she ends up fighting in the Fleshing Arena.
    • Start of the Second Noxian-Ionian War.
      • Sion OriginalSquare Sion joins the invasion efforts.
      • Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia's resistance has a last stand near a seaside village, before being aided by the Kinkou Order members such as Akali OriginalSquare Akali and Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen, as well as the spiritual leader Karma OriginalSquare Karma and the redeemed Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo. This ultimately turns the tide of the battle.
  • Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol returns to Runeterra.
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