Runeterra is vast. With 155 champions, there are many League of Legends lore and stories to explore.
The League of Legends universe is rich with many tales. Some are short, others are very detailed, but one thing is for sure — League of Legends lore will surely have you wanting more.
Here are five champions with the best League of Legends lore throughout Runeterra.
Fiddlesticks is not just a Runeterran myth
Fiddlesticks is a living demon who relies on collecting the fear of its enemies. This demon takes the form of a scarecrow, patiently waiting in the fields of Demacia to terrify any unfortunate souls that pass by it.
According to the people of Demacia, the legend of the demon Fiddlesticks is nothing but a mere story to frighten children.
However, Fiddlesticks is real, and he instils fear into anyone who ever doubts his existence. The demon is “an entity so utterly alien that it defies almost all contemporary knowledge of magic” in Runeterra, according to Fiddlesticks’ official lore.
Aside from Fiddlesticks, there are also other demons with their own League of Legends lore. Champions such as Nocturne and Evelynn are closely related, and are said to be the embodiment of dark entities in Runeterra.
Fiddlesticks is the demon of fear, Evelynn is the demon of pain, and Nocturne is the demon of nightmares.
Braum is a big man with an even bigger heart
Braum is a hero hailing from the cold lands of Freljord in Runeterra. He is known to be a man of valor who has plenty of impressive feats.
During his teenage years, Braum was widely recognized throughout the Freljord because of his heroic deeds, where he rescued children from icy ravines, and protected adventurers from dangerous monsters.
Braum’s League of Legends lore spoke about a time when he was trying to rescue a boy from a frozen cellar, but could not budge its large door. He punched through hard rock and ice, and ripped open the frozen hatch out of its hinges to get to free the trapped boy.
Freljord may be the coldest place in Runeterra, but Braum’s kindness provided warmth to its citizens. As his escapades multiplied, Braum gradually turned into a mythical figure, a folk legend among the denizens of Freljord.
Shurima was once the glory of Runeterra, according to Azir
Several thousands of years ago, during the Shurima empire’s heyday in Runeterra, Azir sought to be on par with the gods.
The emperor expanded the borders of his empire, bringing in wealth through trade and great victories. With the Shuriman empire at its peak, Azir attempted to perform the Ascension ritual to transform himself into a powerful god.
However, at his greatest moment, Azir was murdered by one of his closest advisers, the shaman Xerath. Since then, Azir reincarnated as a demigod, and is seeking to reclaim his glory days of the empire.
Ivern’s League of Legends lore explains how he became a tree
Ivern is friendly to all creatures living in the forest. However, he was not always a sociable being according to League of Legends lore.
Long ago, Ivern was a ferocious human warrior built with an iron will and unshakeable determination. He sought to usurp an ancient, magical power hidden deep in the woods of Ionia.
Ivern believed that the power of the forest will serve as a game-changer in the battle against the Iceborn, that is, Freljord champions including Ashe, Braum, Sejuani, and more.
When Ivern finally found the source of the forest’s magic, the forest fought back and entangled him in wood and leaves that shattered his human body.
At that moment, a voice deep within the woods saved Ivern, and taught him lessons about compassion and restraint. The illustrious warrior was later on transformed into a friendly tree.
This is Jinx’s League of Legends lore and origins
Before becoming the deranged, explosive-loving champion that she is today, Jinx was a sweet kid. During her childhood, Jinx was a budding tinkerer whose ideas were always too great for Piltover, the City of Progress.
However, her experiments and inventions flourished in the undercity district of Zaun. Also known as the City of Iron and Glass, Zaun is more open and liberal to the development of volatile technologies as opposed to the utopian city of Piltover where experiments were kept to high humane and ethical levels.
Over time, Jinx demonstrated the fruits of her labor by “pranking” the people of Piltover. Her jokes varied from harmless dynamite displays to full-blown acts of violence. She eventually became a threat to the city.
To this day, Jinx is still being pursued by Piltover’s main crime-stoppers, Vi and Caitlyn.
More will be revealed about Jinx and Vi’s League of Legends lore and backstories in the upcoming Netflix anime series “Arcane”. League of Legends’ Arcane anime will premiere exclusively on Netflix later this fall 2021, sometime between September to November.