Matches: 28–29 September, 29 CLE

A fair number of new people, and some really bonkers matches this weekend. Match Overview Skill matchups, with predicted winrates based on prior matches, given as subpoints. Saturday, September 28 Piltover v. the Shadow Isles DGSBU v DGGSB (37% winrate)

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Poll: Best time for Sat/Sun matches?

I’ve set up a poll to gather information on what Saturday/Sunday times work best for people. I picked 2 PM somewhat arbitrarily, and it occurs to me we might want to try a new time. —CupcakeTrap

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Matches: 14–15 September, 29 CLE

Some fun matches this weekend. Match Overview September 14 matches Demacia v. Bandle City Demacia v. Zaun September 15 matches Piltover v. Noxus Piltover v. Ionia Prior Recordings September 1 Matches Piltover v. the Freljord DPGBB v GGSSU (75%) Zaun

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Factions Matches: 1 September, 29 CLE

We had a fun pair of matches today, and got some attention on our Reddit post. Match Recordings Piltover v. the Freljord DPGBB v GGSSU (75%) Zaun v. Piltover GGGBB v PPGBU (36%) Ziggs Changing Allegiances? Ziggs was Summoned for

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Twisted Treeline To Be Decommissioned

The Field of Justice known as the Twisted Treeline is being decommissioned. The Council itself has not yet made an announcement, but on 31 July, 29 CLE, Summoner Mort of the Riotous Fists Clan revealed that the decision had been

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Factions Matches: 27–28 July, 29 CLE

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes.  

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Factions Matches: 20–21 July, 29 CLE

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: 13–14 July, 29 CLE

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: 6–7 July, 29 CLE

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: 29–30 June, 29 CLE

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: 22–23 June, 29 CLE

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: June 15 and 16 (29 CLE)

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: June 8 and 9 (29 CLE)

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Factions Matches: June 1 and 2 (29 CLE)

After a long hiatus, Factions is back. Factions is a community-run League of Legends game mode based on faction versus faction matches, like Noxus versus Ionia, played using faction-specific Champion lineups. We also write lore based on match outcomes. We’ll

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Match scheduling: Sat/Sun at 2 Pacific

Factions has been dormant for a while, because I just have not been able to make the time to commit to running the previously planned twelfth arc, Ysantis. But I have been missing Factions—the weird matchups, the thrown-together lore, and

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Published: Summoner’s Herald Vol. VIII, Iss. 1 (Ysantis discovery)

The first issue of Volume VIII of the Summoner’s Herald has been published at the Institute of War. Lead stories: Battle at Harrow’s End over Ruins of Ysantis Discovery of Ysantis Confirmed by League Emissary Other news: Piltover overturns Bandle

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Arc XII: Ysantis Actually Happening Now

So, I had this idea. What if we, like, selected two factions, and then let people play matches using Champions from those factions, and told a story based on what happened? I’ve been away for quite some time due to

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Arc XII: Mirrorwater Begins April 1

On this first of April, in the year 28 CLE, I am pleased to announce the launch of Arc XII: Mirrorwater! After reviewing some of the more recent Riot lore, I have decided that it’s time to revisit the original

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Arc XII First Faction Selection Vote

The public vote to select the first faction for Arc XII is now open. All Summoners of the League in good standing are invited to cast their vote. Arc XII First Faction Selection Vote This vote will close Sunday, November

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Herald Vol. VII, Iss. 3 Published! (Week 3/4 FMs)

I hope you’ll all pardon the Harrow’s End delay. Here’s Vol. VII, Iss. 3 of the Summoner’s Herald, which covers events surrounding the Week 3 and Week 4 FMs. —CupcakeTrap

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Kin-Fire Week 5 Featured Matches (Nov. 11–12)

The final week of Featured Matches for the Kin-Fire arc is here. I’m not able to participate much myself this weekend, due to a friend’s birthday party, but I’ve asked Summoner Arkilusal and others to pitch in. If possible, matches

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Kin-Fire Week 4 Featured Matches (Nov. 4–5)

Before we head into our fifth and final week of the Kin-Fire arc, we’re having a round of Featured Matches in which factions other than the Freljord and the Shadow Isles will meet on the Fields of Justice. Timeshift 12:30

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Factions Friday (Nov. 3)

Factions Friday for Week 4 of the Kin-Fire arc begins at 5:00 PM Pacific (8:00 PM Eastern) today. It’s intended as a designated “pickup day” to complement the Featured Matches held on the weekend, and is particularly oriented toward new

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FM Timeshift Poll

We’ve been discussing moving the FMs later in the day. Currently, we hold FMs at 12:30/1:30/2:30 PM Pacific (3:30/4:30/5:30 PM Eastern) on Saturdays and Sundays. I’m thinking about moving that forward, perhaps to 2/3/4 PM. To that end, I’d like

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Featured Matches, Oct 28–29 (Kin-Fire Week 3)

Featured Matches will be held on October 28–29, concluding the second week of the Kin-Fire arc. Matches will begin at 12:30 PM Pacific (3:30 Eastern) on each day, and will be streamed on twitch.tv/LeagueFactions. “What’s Factions? What’s a Featured Match? HELP“

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Factions Friday (Kin-Fire Week 3) Recordings

Here are some recordings from yesterday’s Factions Friday event. Thanks to everyone who participated. First match Second match I fumbled OBS on the third match, though, so only the audio was recorded. The Balance of Power has been updated on

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Summoner’s Herald Vol. VII, Iss. 2 Published!

The Summoner’s Herald has just published Vol. VII, Iss. 2, which deals with the Week 2 Featured Match resolutions. —CupcakeTrap

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Factions Friday (Oct. 20)

Factions Friday at Five continues this evening. Starting at about 5 PM Pacific, we’ll be (we are?) running Factions matches oriented toward first-time players. Join the Factions Discord server and hop into the #match-creation channel, if you’re interested in participating.

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Kin-Fire Week 2 Champion Pickup and Highlight Votes Open

This week, each faction will recruit one new Champion. That Champion will be featured in the Saturday FMs this weekend, with the outcome of those matches determining whether their story develops positively or negatively. This Champion must be summoned (and

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Featured Matches, Oct 21–22 (Kin-Fire Week 2)

Featured Matches will be held on October 21–22, concluding the second week of the Kin-Fire arc. Matches will begin at 12:30 PM Pacific (3:30 Eastern) on each day, and will be streamed on twitch.tv/LeagueFactions. “What’s Factions? What’s a Featured Match? HELP“

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Summoner’s Herald Vol. VII, Iss. 1 Published

The Summoner’s Herald Vol. VII, Iss. 1, the first issue since the beginning of the Kin-Fire dispute, has been published. Grab a copy from the Herald’s office at the Institute, or any licensed Herald reseller. —CupcakeTrap

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Kin-Fire Week 1 Featured Matches (Oct 14-15)

The first round of Featured Matches for the Kin-Fire arc will be held this weekend, October 14 through October 15, starting at 12:30 PM Pacific (1:30 Mountain, 2:30 Central, 3:30 Eastern) on each day. Something new I’m trying with Kin-Fire

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Signups Open for Arc XI: Kin-Fire

While the website is still being updated, I thought I’d share the sign-up link for Arc XI: Kin-Fire here, along with the roster section of the arc manual draft: Faction declaration form Faction declaration form responses (in lieu of a

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Summoner’s Herald Vol. V, Iss. 4 (Black Winter conclusion) published!

I have just posted up Herald Vol. V, Iss. 4, the final Herald issue for the Black Winter arc. It ties up some loose ends from that arc, and consolidates various lore tidbits into a citable document. Speaking of citations,

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Herald Vol. VI, Iss. 6 Published

The final issue of the sixth volume of the Summoner’s Herald, covering the events of Insurrection, has been published. Thanks to everyone for their contributions, and in particular to XalkXolc for his notes on the various NPC storylines. —CupcakeTrap

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Arc XI Community Planning Meeting: Sunday, August 20 at 1:00 Pacific

We will be having a community planning meeting on Sunday, August 20 at 1:00 Pacific (4:00 Eastern) to establish the plan for the eleventh Factions arc, which will be between the Freljord and the Shadow Isles. It will take place

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Factions: Melee Begins

After a great deal of community discussion, we have completed the rules and rosters for the new Melee mode. Melee is designed to run in parallel with arcs. All factions are always playable in Melee matches, which will be scored

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Arc XI Second Faction Selection Vote Posted

Factions tradition gives Zaun, as the victor of Insurrection, the right to select a faction for the next arc. I have posted a poll link to a private Zaun forum thread. The voting will close no earlier than 11:59 PM

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Herald Vol. VI, Iss. 5 Published

Emperor Azir leads his soldiers into Qa’hhar in Vol. VI, Iss. 5 of The Summoner’s Herald. Also covered is the Noxian Festival of Might and the Zaunite TeknoFest. Special thanks to Lord Magmar and themushroomwizar for their help with this

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Lore: You Have the Water

I’ve just published You Have the Water, a narrative piece that shows some of the events leading to the Insurrection arc. It definitely focuses more on Noxus than Zaun; more from the Zaunite side will be forthcoming. Next up, though, I’ll

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Factions Melee Roster Review

Now that we’re between arcs, I think it’s a good time to finish launching Melee, a new Factions mode in which all factions are playable. Melee is intended as a complement to arcs, and represents the many matches that are

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Arc XI First Faction Selection Vote Posted

The final matches of the Qa’hhar dispute have been fought, and the Council has gone into closed session with representatives of Noxus and Zaun to draft the edict which will conclusively resolve the dispute. It is generally believed that Zaun

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Arc X: Insurrection Ends July 18

I will be closing the match submission form late on Tuesday, July 18. This gives today and tomorrow for people to get in a last round of pickup matches. —CupcakeTrap

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BREAKING NEWS: Mayhem in Qa’hhar! Azir Enters City, Challenges Zaun, Noxus on Fields

The following is a report on breaking news. Details may change as new information becomes available. BREAKING NEWS: MAYHEM IN QA’HHAR! AZIR ENTERS CITY, CHALLENGES ZAUN, NOXUS ON FIELDS Emperor Azir has challenged Zaun and Noxus to a contest of

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Factions Friday and FM Signups

Factions Friday (14 July, 27 CLE) Summoners of all experience levels are invited to join in for the last Factions Friday event of the Insurrection arc. If you’re new, here’s a quick guide: Select a faction. In this storyline, Noxus and

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Roster Update: Blitzcrank, Riven

The Summoner’s Herald Vol. VI, Iss. 4 records the entry of two more Champions into the Qa’hhar dispute, with Riven pledging for Noxus and Blitzcrank for Zaun. —CupcakeTrap

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Factions Friday—30 June, 27 CLE

Welcome, Summoners, to the Insurrection Week Six 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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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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