This is the third and final Nyroth Loresplosion, which is a cute name for “let’s slap something together and get this lore finished so we can move on”. Don’t expect masterpieces, especially from the exploration posts. You can think of them as “lore stubs”, quickie entries that summarize the basics of what happened and might later be expanded. (For example, I think you could have tons of fun writing Mag Mell from the perspective of a scout, adventurer, or Summoner.)
Edited Nyroth Lore
An airship expedition travels to the island of Nyroth and reports back.
Interactive Lore Event I
A brief interactive lore event following the prologue.
Update 1: The Harrowing Approaches
A brief introduction to the Harrowing season.
Update 2: Time To Troll
The Freljord recruits Trundle by petition and wins Udyr’s allegiance on the Fields.
Update 3: Not Your Hero
Nami hires the mysterious mercenary known as Jax to fight for Bilgewater.
Update 4: Avalon (Exploration by Bilgewater)
Bilgewater liberates an island from berserk hextech automata.
Update 5: The Harrowing
The Harrowing comes to Runeterra.
Update 6: Death and the Dead (Exploration by the Shadow Isles)
The Shadow Isles discover an island of undeath: and necromantic forces beyond even their control.
Update 7: Emain Ablach (Exploration by Bilgewater)
Bilgewater restores a verdant island to prosperity, and gives Maokai hope of one day revitalizing his home in the Isles.
Update 8: The Automata (Exploration by the Freljord)
The Freljord pursue automata spotted on the mainland of Nyroth.
Update 9: The Ancient Library (Exploration by Ionia)
This is where the jokes about Ionia and libraries come from.
Update 10: Aeaea (Exploration by Bilgewater)
Not all island have to be sinister. This one has sunshine, parties, and fruity drinks, as well as plentiful vowels.
Update 11: Argyre (Exploration by the Freljord)
The Freljord discovers a splinter civilization of “prehistoric” yordles, worshipping their own Mothership.
Update 12: Korag (Exploration by the Shadow Isles)
Remember the crabs? This is where they came from.
Update 13: Sannig Kloster (Exploration by Ionia)
Ionia decides to check out some more books. What could go wrong?
Update 14: Return to Argyre (Exploration by the Freljord)
The mighty warriors of Avarosa versus tiny little yordles.
Update 15: Neritum (Exploration by the Shadow Isles)
The Shadow Isles does battle with Kaius, the Millennium-Tyrant of Neritum.
Update 16: Mag Mell (Exploration by Bilgewater)
Bilgewater explores a volcanic island of great saurian creatures.
Update 17: Lack of Jurisdiction
Swain brutally displays the might of Noxus.
Update 18: Kibu (Exploration by Bilgewater)
Bilgewater has magical pixie adventures on an island that is home to a dimensional rift.
Update 19: Scheria (Exploration by Ionia) [incomplete]
Something very mysterious happens.
Update 20: Krocylea [incomplete]
I have some drafts written up, but for an event this important, I think there needs to be some more discussion first.
tl;dr: All four factions joined forces to defeat the Void. The Shadow Isles (under Aatrox) then turned on the others, intent on massacring the Krocyleans. Bilgewater fled. Ionia and the Freljord, together with the Krocyleans, very narrowly defeated the Isles, but took catastrophic losses in the process. They restored the nexus and everyone learned an important lesson about subjective truth and the evils of war.
Lore Event IV
The factions complete some additional explorations.
Lore Event V [brief writeup only]
This covered the Battle of Stormhaven. I can’t seem to find a “proper” resolution.
Basically: there was an epic battle, and the less Aatrox-y elements of the Shadow Isles used the opportunity to regain control after Aatrox got himself eaten by a Kraken. Bilgewater successfully defended Stormhaven.
Lore Event VI
Factions make their final decisions.
I will roll the dice to resolve Lore Event VI. There will be a final post-arc vote for each faction to set its path going forward (the “autopilot” or “AI” vote). An epilogue, along with more polished lore for many of these updates, will happen at some point.
I’ve created a forum discussion thread here.