The Council has banned any travel to the continent pending the formal initiation of a League adjudication to govern the matter. The nations of Valoran are now petitioning the League to be among those factions chosen to voyage to this new continent and represent Valoran to whatever peoples may there be found.
Bilgewater was the first nation to have its petition approved. As the de facto representative of maritime interests, this development was unsurprising.
After much debate, in which the voices of over 500 Summoners were heard, the League has announced a favorable ruling on two more petitions. The Serene Realm of Ionia, as well as emissaries of the necromantic domain of the Shadow Isles, will be participants in the pending adjudication, and shall be authorized to travel to and explore the new continent when that adjudication begins.
Upon hearing the news, rumors have begun to circulate of dark pacts made between the necromancers of the Shadow Isles and Council Summoners. Some suspect corruption and bribery; others believe that the Council is attempting to stave off an undead invasion by handing over this new land and its inhabitants to the Isles.
Many now turn to Ionia, hoping that these guardians of balance and harmony will find a way to keep the likes of Karthus and Mordekaiser in check.
Karma delivered a short address from the Ionian embassy on the grounds of the Institute.
“We humbly receive the trust the Council has placed in us. Our own lands have been invaded three times in recent memory by violent aggressors. We are resolved to ensure that this latest discovery will bring knowledge and happiness, rather than avarice and bloodshed.”
The Shadow Isles, traditionally a minor participant in the League’s disputes, has already begun soliciting recruits for its cause.
“Summoners of the League,” proclaimed Karthus those gathered in the audience hall. “There are many who fear us. Perhaps you, too, wish to be feared.” The air reportedly turned cold as he spoke. “Lend us your magic, fight for us with all your cunning and expertise, and you shall receive such gifts as none but we can offer. Come, all you mortals who fear your end, and make death your ally.”
It is reported that a visibly intoxicated Gangplank then entered the hall in which Karthus was making his address. “Yar har har! Ye dry sack o’ bones!” The pugnacious Champion’s brandishing of a cutlass brought the Institute’s guards forward to restore order. Before being hauled away, the swarthy pirate flung an empty rum bottle into a crest of the Shadow Isles hung upon the wall.
He then once more addressed the gathered Summoners as the guards moved forward and seized him. “He’ll make dead men of the lot o’ ye! Exceptin’ those who wind up a meal for the Spider Queen or share the Widowmaker’s bed!” One shove threw a guard from his burly arm, enabling him to loose a sack of coins and scatter them among the crowd. “Those doubloons be but a token! Top rate is what we pay our crew! So all ye robey wizards and witches get on board a’fore we sail!” Several more guards hurried forth, and together they were able to haul him off. As he was dragged out through a side door, he shouted, “TOP RATE SAYS I!” one last time.
There were reports that he was struggling to draw a weapon to use against the guards. However, the pocket he was reaching for was later determined to contain only a small citrus fruit.
Zaun’s Viktory Vote
Sources close to the League anticipate that a fourth faction will be granted authorization to stake its claim on the Fields and explore the new continent. Summoners from Zaun have been seen in frequent consultation with high-ranking members of the Council in recent days.
Summoners who declared for Zaun in Hextech Revolution may cast their viktory vote here.
Coming soon™ are the following:
- A final Hextech Revolution lore event
- Lore Update 10, covering the near-Voidpocalypse
- An epilogue leading into the next arc
- Final discussion of rules, procedures, and other matters of Factions administration
See you on the Fields, Summoners!