The Shon-Xan Arc Has Ended!

3/25 EDIT: Click here for the interactive lore event, through which we’ll decide how this result actually plays out. Both Noxian and Ionian Summoners may participate. Also, as the victors, Ionians get to vote to add a third playable faction to next arc’s lineup.


Here are the key points:

  • Victory for Ionia. The Shon-Xan dispute has ended! Ionia has won a decisive victory, beating Noxus by more than 30 points when all matches were scored. If you’d like to watch a recording of the final pick-up match of the arc, click here.
  • Factions for the next arc. The League community has selected two of the factions which will be featured as playable factions in the next arc: Piltover and Bandle City. (Close runners-up: the Void and the Shadow Isles.) Ionian Summoners will soon have a private vote to add a third faction. Once the third faction has been set, Factions staff may add a fourth faction that seems like it would be a good addition for story or gameplay reasons.
  • Major interactive lore event for both factions. An interactive lore event will begin on March 25. I’ve planned out the basics. It’s going to be pretty intense. The bottom line is that Ionia is going to win, but they are going to have some choices to make about how they want to leverage that victory and how ruthless they want to be. Noxus must make some hard decisions: does it accept defeat and cut its losses, or does it resort to desperate measures? What costs are too high?
    • Chats. Noxian and Ionian Summoners are encouraged to join the NOXUS and IONIA in-client chats to get talking about this. (Ionians are also free, even encouraged, to start talking amongst themselves about which faction they want to vote in for next arc.)
      • Ionia: Do you want to make peace, or break Noxus once and for all?
      • Noxus: Will you cut your losses or double-down? What lines will you cross?
  • Schedule. See this post for more tentative scheduling information.
  • GD thread. You can talk about the arc and what’s next on this GD thread.

Stay tuned for more updates. Please bear with us, as significant parts of will be out of date until we get around to revising everything.

So what’s going on now? Well, feel free to play some Intermission Matches to start with. And stay tuned for the interactive lore event that will launch tonight: we think you’re really going to enjoy it, whichever side you’re on.

Thanks all! This has been a very interesting  episode of the Factions saga, and I eagerly await the final conclusion after the interactive lore event. I’m also looking forward to the next storyline — let’s face it, I think we’re all pretty tired of Noxus vs. Ionia matches. We also have lots of exciting new initiatives planned to improve Factions, which I’ll get to talking about more later as we progress.

If you have any thoughts about the previous arc, or ideas for the next one, or anything else you’d like to tell us, click here to send us a message.


Caitlyn, you monster.

Posted in Uncategorized
One comment on “The Shon-Xan Arc Has Ended!
  1. […] has won by a significant margin, but that victory may come in many different forms depending on what each side decides to do. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: