The Shuriman Dispute Has Concluded


Hear ye and be warned! The League of Legends, final arbiter among nations and guardian of Valoran’s peace, has declared an end to the Shuriman Dispute which began this year upon the discovery of the dark sand in Shurima.

All Summoners and Champions of every nation are absolved of their oaths of allegiance henceforth — save their first oath, to the League of Legends. Whosoever may summon ye to battle on the Fields of Justice shall have your entire loyalty, undivided.

The Council shall now convene to reflect upon the events of recent days and the outcomes of the martial contests held on the Fields of Justice, that a victor may be determined and just terms promulgated.

Let the word of the League be as law, lest all the powers of Runeterra array themselves against ye. There may be no appeal.

Thus concludes the Hextech Revolution storyline. We aim to have the final scores announced no later than July 15. If you’d like to help, please consider reading over the scoreboard computations (see the “computations” tab of this GDoc) and checking for any errors or discrepancies.

Once we have the final Balance of Power ready to go, we’ll announce the winner. Demacia will also be getting something for winning the final tournament, and Zaun will have Merricurry’s assistance going forward.

Intermission has begun. Here are some things you can do:

  • Relax with a frosty beverage.
  • Post your thoughts on the Hextech Revolution arc, and your ideas for upcoming arcs, on the discussion thread. What was good? What was bad? What should we keep? What rules should change? Anything that comes to mind.
  • Play some Balance Matches. These are non-Factions custom games that give us valuable data for improving our skill-adjust algorithms. They’re also a chance to kick back and play some regular LoL matches with your Factions friends (and frenemies). You’re all just Summoners of the League now.
  • Write something for the Herald, or a Beyond the Battlefield piece.
  • Play some Intermission Matches.

The arc-ending lore, the last set of research rolls, and a few other things are forthcoming, but we’re going to take our time with them.

Intermission will run at least until August. The next arc will not begin until we’ve really nailed down all those rule changes and organizational issues that were so sorely needed during this arc,  but which we didn’t really have the time or energy to put together while running from one “fire” to the next.

Caitlyn, you monster.

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26 comments on “The Shuriman Dispute Has Concluded
  1. Companion Prism says:

    Between the repeated “you guys are behind; have a free champion”, the alliance, and the loss of Malzahar, I’d say Zaun actually got the worst end of the stick.

    • StormRevolver says:

      yea but u cant say they played that ethical at the end again. They have used most of their A team to beat up pick-up teams for points practicaly

    • CupcakeTrap says:

      One major problem with a lack of prewritten, clear, agreed-upon rules: it’s possible to have a situation where every single party genuinely feels they’re being persecuted.

      For example, the “you guys are behind, have a free Champion” mechanism really needs to be clarified. Do we want a mechanic like that? If so, when exactly does it take effect?

      Same for alliances. When can they be formed? How do they work? Do we want them at all?

      At the risk of sounding rather repetitive, this is why we’re going to take our time during intermission. The next arc doesn’t start until we have everything hammered out. Naturally, there are going to be some unforeseen circumstances, and there are going to be some surprises, but ad hoc decisions should be the exception rather than the rule. For the most part, it should be crystal clear what’s going to happen and why.

      • Companion Prism says:

        Good to hear Cupcake! Just trying to point out some counter-examples that prove it wasn’t all sunshine and happiness in Zaun this whole arc.

      • Rick6tkh says:

        prism, I need the number for your drug dealer…

  2. InsertCleverNicknameHere says:

    So glad it’s over. This one was a bit too long imo. On a side note, I won’t be joining Bandle City for a while. We got crushed in everything…

    • Rick6tkh says:

      crushed, Read: Screwed. the entire thing was skewed in zaun’s favor from the start. even after being crushed in the final tournament and getting stomped during the void invasion, zaun might still win, looking at the balance of power. if they’re involved AT ALL in the next arc, I’m not even bothering with factions. it’s not fun when the folks in charge show blatant favoritism.

      • Rick6tkh says:

        hell, even two of the factions teaming up couldn’t do anything in the end.

      • InsertCleverNicknameHere says:

        I know, I mean Zaun got freakin RENEKTON! BC got Amumu, who should’ve had him as a normal champion in the first place.

      • Companion Prism says:

        My bias sense is tingling.

      • Wizard996 says:

        Hahahaha…oh wait, you weren’t joking about the favoritism. You realize that Zaun was the only true faction heavily involved in our own research, right? We had a 7+ page GDoc just for ideas that we wanted. BC and Piltover didn’t get a bone thrown to them, they got a goddamn skeleton with the alliance. Zaun was screwed at literally every turn (3 vs 2 war anyone?), and starting that war gives MAYBE a few minor sanctions. It’s hilarious how everyone blames Zaun completely for the Voidpocalypse, but turns a blind eye to NEFARA, and with the Void incident, there was no negotiation; it was just a matter of ‘We don’t like what you’re doing so instead of giving great reasons for you to stop we’ll just take it by force and explain later.’

      • StormRevolver says:

        wizard we didnt even got the chance to give our ideas about the research… i alone had a round 5-10 research ideas for piltover but since we never got the chance to pick up main research…

    • CupcakeTrap says:

      I agree. In the future, we should set the end date from the start. 3.5 months was just too long, especially since Zaun established dominance pretty quickly and only occasionally lost it.

  3. XeronNosoul says:

    Need to work on the Balance of Power! Quite a few of those matches near the end don’t have skill adjustments.

  4. Companion Prism says:

    Perhaps for winning the tourney, Demacia gets a ‘pass’ for their totally illegal invasion.

    • XeronNosoul says:

      So using dangerous high level magic, instigating a major war that could have destroyed Valoran, and possibly causing a Void Apocalypse? All blown away because of a tourney? I still say we fleece the lot of them.

      • BlackRose02 says:

        We should sue those self-righteous fanatics for everything they have, and see them pay through the nose.

      • StormRevolver says:

        the void apocalypse is on zauns hand

      • Rick6tkh says:

        ZAUN caused the void apocalypse, get your facts straight. zaun wont be fleecing a thing because it turned out Ceruleana was right.

      • RaptorAttacks says:

        Zaun caused the void Apocalypse, but Demacia decided it was a good idea to invade private territory because “The Ocean Goddess” told them too,

      • rick6tkh says:

        and go figure! she was right.


    I would like to thank CCT and all of the factions staff for all of their hard work this arc, to me Hextech Revolution was a resounding success and I am looking forward to the next arc immensely.

    • CupcakeTrap says:

      Thanks! The community’s been awesome this arc. (The occasional flash of inter-faction rage continues to trouble me, but hopefully laying down some clearer rules will help extinguish those embers.)

  6. StormRevolver says:

    wee time to get to the drawboard :)

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