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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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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