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This article was last edited by Ruwbz on 11-May-2022 06:24.
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Deadly and precise, Xayah Xayah is a vastayan revolutionary waging a personal war to save her people. She uses her speed, guile, and razor-sharp feather blades feather blades to cut down anyone who stands in her way. Xayah fights alongside her partner and lover, Rakan Rakan, to protect their dwindling tribe and restore their race to her vision of its former glory.

XayahSquare.png"Ever been stabbed by a feather?"  Xayah
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Background

Early Life

Contemporary history

Recent events

Appearance

Personality

Abilities

  • Vastayan Physiology: Xayah is a Vastaya, an ancient race of demi-humans changed by magic of the Spirit Realm. The connection to the Spirit Realm increased their longevity so they can live for centuries, and granted them powerful magic. The Vastaya are divided into several different tribes, each one defined by an specific animal. Xayah is a Lothlan, a type of birdlike Vastaya.
    • Enhanced Agility: Lothlan are much more agile than a normal human.
    • Magical Plumage: Xayah has a "wing" on her left shoulder that produces magical feathers that can be used as throwing weapons. The feathers are sharp enought to pierce throw armor,and can be called back to Xayah, damaging anything that it's in the way.

Relations

  • Xayah is a Lhotlan Vastayan who travels Ionia on a crusade to ensure her people's survival and independence. After meeting and getting in a relationship with Rakan Rakan, both travel Ionia to preserve Ionia's natural magic from being controlled by humans.
    • They are still not married, since she wants to hear him proposing to her everyday.
  • Xayah and Rakan Rakan fought Zed Zed and his Order of the Shadow to prevent them from harvesting a magical grove (sabotaging the Kashuri Armories, the creators of Jhin's Jhin's Whisper Whisper and other firearms by using Ionia's abundant magic reserves, might be next).

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Biography

The Rebel

By Matthew Dunn

Starring Champion

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A Piece of Shadow Cake

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Xayah jumped upward into the trees' foliage, dodging the gunfire that exploded from the temple's walls.

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Puboe Prison Break

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Rakan is the worst.

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Wild Magic

Restoring the wild magic of Ionia won't be easy when a deadly enemy lurks in the shadows.

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Nothing Rhymes with Tubebow

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Two paths lead to the monastery fortress from the villages below it,' Xayah begins.

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The Charmer

By Odin Austin Shafer

Alternate Universes

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Ambition's Embrace

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Bound by darkness.

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Light and Shadow

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A cosmic darkness threatens to overcome three former teammates who were thought to have perished.

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A New Horizon

A mysterious new team arrives: Star Guardian Ahri, Miss Fortune, Syndra, Soraka, and Ezreal.

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RISE

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Reaching the peak takes more than skill. Only those with the ambition to RISE above all others will know its height.

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Starfall

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A team bonding trip will test Lux's leadership and confidence as the group welcomes new stars during the annual meteor shower.

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Take Over

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We're Taking Over.

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The Twilight Star

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I have too many questions I want to ask her.

Trivia

  • Her tribe's name, Lhotlan, was named after Lhotl, a Vastayashai’rei hero during the war against a race of titans from the sky.
  • Xayah was originally intended to be 23 in equivalence to human age, but due to being a young Vastaya, she is possibly a few hundreds years old.[1][2]
    • This can be explained that as one enters a vastayan forest, time—as we know it—becomes to be less reliable. This is the border to the spirit world, so time can go strangely—Days can become years; or months can become seconds in the world outside of the forest.[3]
  • Xayah's cloak is actually her wings disguised by Vastayan magic (to blend in with humans).
  • Xayah and Rakan are sometimes depicted together with combined wings. The one-winged Jian bird in Chinese mythology has a similar codependency, which represents the bond of two lovers.
  • Xayah does not lay eggs.[4]
  • Xayah is somewhat prejudiced to Yordle due to people confusing yordles for Vastaya and lumping them together as “magical creatures”, the yordles’ association with humans, and the magic of human ideals.[5]
  • Vlonqo, the town where Xayah and Rakan Rakan first met, is a town with a monastery and a Quinlon.[6]
    • Xayah views their relationship as starting after a tavern brawl. They had the sexy time there—it's very scenic. It's just a nice memory.
      • The Vastayan culture's relationship and marriage rituals are somewhat different than ours—in part because magic is literally a part of them and their landscape. Their culture is big on declarations. Symbolically when you declare something it becomes true—but with the magic the vastayan's use—those sort of declarations also form a weak charm. Reinvoking it maintains its status and makes others aware. From an American perspective Xayah and Rakan Rakan are not married or even engaged, and would self-describe as "a couple."—But for a Vastaya declaring someone your boyfriend/girlfriend is a much bigger deal than for Americans. It means you are allowing your magics to entwine.[7]
    • Quinlons are the magical filters and damns scattered around Ionia that attempt to contain the amount of magic released into the region, or limit it to positive and helpful magic, which in turn affect the Vastayan livelihood due to their dependence on magic.[8]
      • In Wild Magic, Xayah and Rakan Rakan destroyed one of the Quinlons that Zed Zed and his Shadow Order use to create their Ichor which is used to channel Shadow magic.

Change log

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7 July 2020 (During V10.14) Added.

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