Here are the August 14 recruitment results.
14 August, 25 CLE—Riven, the Exile enters the dispute on behalf of Noxus. Riven has been a divisive figure in Noxian society ever since her desertion during the Noxian invasion of Ionia in 13 CLE. She returned from exile in the Mirrorwater conflict, but has not set foot in Noxus itself since the bombing of Shon-Xan and the civil war, instead living among the Noxian refugees from the Void War who have dispersed across Valoran. Many now work the pyrikhos mines in Shurima, and upon Riven’s arrival have come forth demanding the honor of fighting alongside her for the glory of Noxus.
During the Hextech Revolution, the “lost legion” of Noxian exiles and refugees came to Piltover under Riven’s leadership, and swore their allegiance to Piltover in gratitude toward the Piltovian physicians and researchers who found ways to treat their Void sickness. Noxians being Noxians, neither Riven nor the members of the lost legion see anything troubling about crossing blades on the Shuriman battlefield, saying rather that they should be so fortunate as to fall to so worthy an opponent.
14 August, 25 CLE—Blitzcrank, the Great Steam Golem, enters the dispute on behalf of Piltover. He is particularly curious to investigate whether Shurima ever possessed the capability to construct golems, and if so, whether any might still exist.
14 August, 25 CLE—Alistar, the Minotaur, enters the dispute on behalf of Shurima. His declared intention is to thwart Noxian plans to subjugate yet another proud people, and to secure a place for the minotaur tribes in Azir’s new Empire. The minotaur tribes of the Great Barrier were never formally a principality of Shurima, but Nasus has brought forth ancient Shuriman records that suggest they did at times shelter within Shurima when the Rune Wars swept through that region, and otherwise had friendly relations with the Empire. Alistar and the minotaur tribes have historically relied upon Demacia for protection, but especially with Demacia withdrawing more and more from world affairs since the Battle of Shurima during the Hextech Revolution, Alistar is no longer confident that Demacia’s protection will be enough.
Detailed voting results are available here:
The runners-up were Viktor, Galio, and Varus.
- 5 June, 25 CLE
- 12 June, 25 CLE
- 26 June, 25 CLE
- 3 July, 25 CLE
- 10 July, 25 CLE
- 24 July, 25 CLE
- 7 August, 25 CLE
Recruitment opportunities occur about three times per month. Factions may recruit either a Secondary or a Tertiary, but if they recruit a Tertiary, it also consumes their next selection. Factions may not recruit two Tertiaries in a row, unless they have exhausted their Secondary options.
I had these songs as placeholders while writing the lore snippets.