Factions Friday—23 June, 27 CLE

Welcome, Summoners, to the Insurrection Week Five Factions Friday at Five event for the Insurrection arc! Factions Friday is directed primarily at people who are new to Factions. Summoners are encouraged to set up matches starting at 5:00 PM Pacific,

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Herald Vol. VI, Iss. 3 published

Here it is! —CupcakeTrap

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Week 4 Streamed Weekend Pickup Matches

With the first half of the arc complete, I’ve inserted a one-week “break” before the tournament that marks the midpoint. In lieu of Featured Matches this weekend, I’ve encouraged people to run streamed pickups at the usual times. To get

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Factions Friday—16 June, 27 CLE

(Thanks to Mike for the bingo card.) Welcome, Summoners, to the Insurrection Week Four Factions Friday at Five event for the Insurrection arc! Factions Friday is directed primarily at people who are new to Factions. Summoners are encouraged to set

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Week 4 Schedule Update

This week’s focus will be the resolution of Lore Event II: The Festival of Might. That’s taking a bit longer than expected, so I’m moving the tournament originally scheduled for Week 4 (this week) ahead to Week 5. In place

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Week 3 Featured Matches (June 10-11)

Featured Matches will be held for Week 3 of the Insurrection arc on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. These matches will significantly influence the outcome of Lore Event II: The Festival of Might. There will be three matches per day,

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(First) Factions Friday!

(Thanks to Mike for the bingo card, and to Endgame for posting the Reddit thread.) Welcome, Summoners, to the first Factions Friday at Five event for the Insurrection arc! Factions Friday is directed primarily at people who are new to

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Insurrection Week 3 Champion Recruitment

As the dispute enters Week 3, Noxus and Zaun have an opportunity to recruit another Champion to aid them in the struggle on and off the Fields. Voting links are below. Voting is restricted to Summoners pledged for that faction.

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Lore Event II Voting Open

Voting is now open for Lore Event II: The Festival of Might! —CupcakeTrap

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Herald Vol. VI, Iss. 2 published

I have just published Vol. VI, Iss. 2 of The Summoner’s Herald. Thanks to Jondor Horoku, Editor-in-Chief of the Herald, and his staff for their help on this! —CupcakeTrap

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June 3-4 Featured Matches (Lore Event II)

Alright, once again sorry for the late post. We’ll be starting Lore Event II this week with matches based on the Noxian and Zaunite NPC’s trying to gather resources for their faction. I’ll leave the full post to give the

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Revolt in Qa’hhar—Summoner’s Herald Vol. VI, Iss. 1 published

In a conference room within a Zaunite office complex, corporate climbers with bloodshot eyes set upon a new packet of Shuriman intelligence briefings from “Apple-Eye” Valenzek like wolves who’ve been tossed a hunk of brisket. Inside the halls of the Noxian

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Lore Event I Voting Open

Voting is open for Lore Event I: Tarnished Sun. Voting will close on Tuesday, May 30. —CupcakeTrap

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May 27-28 Featured Matches (Lore Event I)

The first Featured Matches of the Insurrection arc have been scheduled for May 27–28, in the year 27 CLE. They are connected with Lore Event I.   Stream Information Matches will be streamed at twitch.tv/LeagueFactions. Sign Up Sign-ups complete. Scoring

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Launch of Part X—Insurrection

Part X: Insurrection has begun. The site is still being updated, but the crucial links are on that page. To the Fields of Justice! —CupcakeTrap

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April 29-30 Featured Matches

What is this, a featured match post? Well you may not believe it, but it is. It seems I shall finally have enough room in my schedule to organize some of that sweet sweet candy you all know as Intermission

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Lore Event II—Hey, Ionia, Stop Being So Balanced

This is Syndra. When the Black Winter swept over Shon-Xan, desperate local leaders sought a means of survival. Syndra proclaimed the advent of a cult of the dishonored dead, mocking Ionians for their long neglect of the tremendous power that

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March 18-19 Featured Matches

Most everyone ought to have realized at this point that I’ve been slacking off a bit…okay a lot in organizing the featured matches. Unfortunately I’ve just been incredibly busy with real life that’s gotten in the way of me setting

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Black Winter Lore Event II: Voting Open

Voting links are now live for Black Winter Lore Event II. I plan to close the polls and announce the results this coming Wednesday. —CupcakeTrap

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February 19 Arc X Planning Meeting

This week’s planning meeting, which is likely to be the last one before the arc starts, will take place on Sunday, February 19th at 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern) on the Factions Discord server. Meeting Notes —CupcakeTrap

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February 18-19 Featured Matches

Well, I was writing up a backstory for the first set of games, with Jarvan and Garen in a parallel universe traveling betweeen realities, but it was dragging on and I had no idea how it was going to result

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Feb 12 Arc X Community Planning Meeting

Tonight’s Arc X planning meeting will take place on Discord at 7:00 Pacific (10 Eastern). Here’s the agenda. The goal is to discuss a somewhat detailed arc draft, and figure out what we’re doing this coming week so that we can

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Arc X Planning Meeting 4

The fourth, and likely final or penultimate, Arc X community planning meeting will take place tonight at 7 PM Pacific (10 Eastern) on Discord. Here’s the agenda GDoc. Key topics will include the Black Winter lore wrap-up, focusing on the

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Jan 28 Arc X Planning Meeting

We’re holding another Arc X planning meeting on Discord at 6 PM Pacific tonight, January 28. Everyone’s encouraged to begin the discussion in written form on the discussion thread created for this meeting. Overall, we’re making some good progress. I’d

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Jan 21 Arc X Community Planning Meeting

I will be holding an Arc X community planning meeting at 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern) tonight, Saturday, January 21, on the Discord server. All are welcome to join in. Links Jan 21 Meeting Agenda First main issue: Working

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January 21-22 Featured Matches

I’m drawing a blank on ideas here, so I’ll keep this post short and simple. Arc X will be starting next Monday, January 23. We have are last set of intermission featured matches before the next arc this weekend. Sign

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Demacian Summoners: Vote for Arc X’s second faction

The general Factions community has voted in Zaun as Arc X’s first faction. It is Factions tradition that Summoners who represented the winning side in the previous arc get to vote in a faction for the next arc. In accordance

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Zaun Selected as First Faction for Arc X

The public poll has closed, and Zaun has been selected as one of the two factions that will compete in Arc X. Forum thread: Arc X First Faction Selection Vote Prologue section: Acquisition of Personnel What’s Next It’s Factions tradition that the

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Last Call for Arc X Public Faction Vote

The public vote to select a faction for Arc X will close in the next hour or so. If you have not already voted, here’s the forum thread containing the vote link. Once this vote closes, our next task will

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Jan 14 Arc X Community Planning Meeting

I will be holding an Arc X community planning meeting at 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern) tomorrow, Saturday, January 14, on the Discord server. All are welcome to join in. Links Meeting Agenda Arc X Community Meeting 1 Discussion

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Select Arc X’s first faction

The tenth Factions arc is slated to begin in late January of 27 CLE. The first step in creating this arc is to hold a community-wide vote to select the first faction that will be featured in this arc. Like

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Demacia Wins Black Winter!

“It’s amazing how quickly Nyroth has become part of the Runeterran community. What an achievement. What an achievement for Nyroth, a country that’s only begun to rebuild from, from dirt, from nothing. And now Nyroth has ambassadors with every nation in

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January 14-15 Featured Matches

Intermission Arrives! With Arc IX ending tonight, January 9, intermission will soon begin. Arc X will begin in 2 weeks, giving us a short break between story lines. So, after blasting the last few hours of the arc with a

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Ionia Wins! (EDIT: Or not.)

The final match has been played, and the results tallied. Ionia has won Black Winter, by 4 points! I’m keeping this a provisional win until Wednesday. I want to give people time to check over the Balance of Power math

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Black Winter Ends January 9

Arc IX: Black Winter will conclude on 9 January, 27 CLE. From this point onward, the Balance of Power will be “dark”, to maintain the suspense. At about 7:00 PM Pacific on January 9, I’ll close the match submission form

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Black Winter Week 5 Champion Pickups

Final Champion pickups for the arc: Demacia has recruited Alistar, the Minotaur. Ionia has recruited Zed, the Master of Shadows. —CupcakeTrap

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December 31 – January 1 Featured Matches

I apologize on the late post, the shift of the last set of matches to be during the week threw everything out of wack for me. The featureds are back to the weekend again and their usual start time of

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Factions Friday (Dec. 23)

I’ve created a signup for Factions Friday today. Rather than have people sign up for specific matches, this just puts your name in a list that match-creators can access when looking for people to invite.   Enter your name here

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December 26-27 (Monday/Tuesday) Featured Matches

Merry Christmas! VODs December 26 (all 3 games) December 27 (all 3 games) Original Post It’s Christmas this weekend! As much as we would like spend the holiday in your fine company, we figure you probably have other plans that

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Black Winter Week 4 Champion Pickups

Summoner PONCHOGRANDE has posted the Champion pickup polls for Week 4: Demacia Ionia If you can’t access your faction’s thread, you’ll probably want to post here first so staff can give you permission. Polls will close on Wednesday, December 21. At

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Black Winter Week 4 Schedule

I’m rather pleased that, for the first time in Factions history, we have a schedule. I figured I would start doing weekly schedule posts, to lay out what’s happening in the coming week. With the Week 3 tournament complete, we’re

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Black Winter Tournament

Stream: Twitch.TV/LeagueFactions In October of 26 CLE, the Black Mist swept through Bilgewater and enveloped all of Valoran. It collided with a snowstorm descending from the Freljord, and began the Black Winter. High Councilor Vessaria Kolminye, knowing that the League

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Factions Friday (Dec. 16)

We’ve had such good turnout in previous weeks that I’m going to be moving away from the prior signup approach for this week’s Factions Friday matches. There will still be a signup, but you can also just join the Discord

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Week 3 Champion Pickups

In Week 3, Ionia recruited Jax, and Demacia recruited Kayle. (Nyroth—13 December, 26 CLE) The Nyrothian militia brought their shields together in a defensive wall. The forest lay under a quieting blanket of snow. In that soft white silence, anxious

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Black Winter Tournament Signups Posted

This weekend, December 17-18, Demacia and Ionia will clash in a two-day tournament. Whereas Featured Matches use pick-up teams, tournaments are competitions between premade teams that have more opportunity to practice together and coordinate strategies. Team submission forms are linked

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Black Winter Lore Event I

One of my major objectives for this arc has been to have some exciting lore events. To that end, I’ve spent the past several days churning through ideas, trying to come up with something with dramatic potential. Thanks to some

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Factions Friday—Sign up to play! (Dec. 9)

You can also sign up for this weekend’s Featured Matches, which will be fought against the Shadow Isles. I’ve been thinking about how to adapt to the removal of public chats from the client, which has made match organization more

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December 10-11 Featured Matches – Holding Back the Black Mists

Behold the Might of the Shadow Isles In Lore Event I, Demacia and Ionia were given a decision about where to focus their efforts. Demacia decided to focus on defending Piltover, while Ionia deployed the majority of its forces to Nyroth.

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Streaming Week 1 Featured Matches on Twitch

The first round of Featured Matches for Arc IX: Black Winter are streaming now at twitch.tv/LeagueFactions. Matches start at 1/2/3 PM Pacific time on Saturday and Sunday. —CupcakeTrap

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Factions Friday (12/02/2016)

I’ve been thinking about how to adapt to the removal of public chats from the client, which has made match organization more difficult. Certainly, greater use of the Discord server is part of the solution, but I felt we needed

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