February 23: An urgent dispatch from the League!
See the Storyline page for an overview of the story to date.
Zed’s ninja assassins have paralyzed the Ionian military with a series of lightning raids against key targets. Multiple Ionian military and civilian leaders are dead and the population is in panic. Feeling her hand has been forced, Karma has ordered the Ionian military to mobilize to destroy the Noxian refugee settlement and forcibly remove the Noxians, claiming she has evidence that Noxus is behind these attacks and has thus forfeited its refugees’ humanitarian immunity under the laws of the Council.
Rather than dispute the accusations, Noxus has bypassed the naval blockade with Zaunite war-zeppelins and airdropped several of its elite legions behind enemy lines. Their engineers have swiftly converted the refugee settlement into a military encampment.
In a last bid to avoid full-scale war, Karma has convened the League of Legends for a second tournament. An Ionian victory will force Noxus to withdraw under threat of Council intervention. A Noxian victory will mean open warfare.
March 1–2 Tournament thread: http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=4291529
Roleplay thread: http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=4309914
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