There are thirteen main territories established in League of Legends, and one of the most mysterious and magical is Ionia. It has a long and interesting history, having brought many of our favorite characters into the world. Although the inhabitants are a pacifist and caring people, Ionian has been involved in three wars to date and most expect someone much more dangerous to challenge the peace again soon. .
This list hopes to provide a little more backstory about Ionia, and shed some light on the mystical happenings of this seemingly peaceful land.
Ionia was one of the first lands in Runeterra
During the formation of Runeterra (the physical world of the League of Legends universe), continents rose from the sea and fractured to form the modern regions known today. Ionia was one of the first regions inhabited by mortal civilizations. Up until that point, it was only demons and primitive creatures roam the land and water.
The archipelago of islands has since been called the First Lands, and there people live in a peaceful balance with their environment. Due to this balance, the curtain between the physical and spiritual realms becomes thin, giving these lands a wealth of magic.
Reaction to the Noxian invasion that divided the country
As a place of peace and quiet, Ionia has been targeted for its ‘weakness’, as well as its magical artifacts, and General Darkwill has sent Jericho Swain to attack the island. The people of the First Lands were not of a bloodthirsty nature and so quickly fell to the throngs of Noxian soldiers. Village after village has been ravaged, and this would continue across the islands if it weren’t for a fearless few determined to fight back.
Originally a member of the Kinkou Order, Zed founded the Order of Shadows repel the invaders. He has used dangerous dark magic to become more powerful, and can be quoted as saying “Balance is king of fools” to refer to those who oppose fighting back. When the hoarders came to the village where Darha Karma lived She made a difficult decision, going against all the voices of the peaceful rulers in her head. Using her boundless strength, Ionian’s avatar easily defeated the Noxians, and betrayed the teachings of her own religion. Irelia leads the initial resistanceand has since grown disgusted with the pacifists who will not fight to defend their home.
Ionian has lost all balance, with individuals arguing over whether they should fight or preserve their pacifism and die as they have lived.
Swain lost to a 14 year old girl
In Navori, the Spiritual Center of Ionia exists as a beautiful city called Placidium. It is home to the largest collections of mystical teachings and spiritual enlightenment, and the area is often teeming with scholars and theists. Of course, the Noxian army had already poured into it, hoping to take the innocent villagers in captivity and use them as bait.
Among those captured was a small group of resistance fighters, led by a child Irelia. She found her family was killed and her home in the process of being ransacked. The mark of her family was smashed to pieces on the floor, and using Ionian’s magic, she used shards and her jumps to destroy those around her.
The Ionian avengers met with a large battalion and a great war ensued. Swain is a legendary leader and warrior, arrogant in his sure victory over several peasants and a child. But Irelia’s pain gave strength to her blades and cut off the general’s left hand. The Placidium was protected, and Irelia joined Karma in the Ionian council as an elder, both wearing the Ornamental Cloak.
Vastaya originated from Ionia
At the beginning of recorded earthly history, the Titans fell from the sky to the First Lands. These resemble images from Greek mythology, standing higher than mountains and resembling natural forms; rock, air, water, lightning, etc. In order to save their small tribes, some of the most knowledgeable humans broke the thin barrier between the spiritual and the physical, merging to become magical, shape-shifting demigods, Vastayashai’rei. They were able to use the natural world as a weapon, and defeat the Titans, turning them into the vestiges we see now.
For the first time, these demigods were quite comfortable, and lived happily among their own people, even going on to have children. These hybrids are the heritage of humans and Vastayashai’rei, and still exist today as Vastaya. Of them Magic is watered down strongly descended from god-like bloodlines, but they still retain a deep connection to nature, an unusually long lifespan, and the traits of nearby animals. Some tribes split up early and all Vastaya resemble a certain family of animals, such as Nami on the seaand Neeko as a chameleon in the forest.
Reincarnation Existence, Kind
In fact, there are religions that believe in the reincarnation of the soul, and many cycles of life and death. Karma as a value of soul value also exists in Hinduism and League of Legends has borrowed both concepts to create this embodiment of Karma. For the first decade of her life, each life, she lived a fairly normal life and was unaware of her responsibilities. The monks of the Last Altar journey through Ionia to find their Karma for each reincarnation. She is ancient, timeless, and has accumulated much wisdom throughout her life with which she guides her people.
Each host’s voice advises peace in Darha Karma’s mind, providing their own experiences, allowing the current Karma to make tough decisions. During the invasion of Noxus, she resisted all the voices in her head and fought back. The monks at her command are now starting to question who Darha is and Is her motive suitable? with people they have worshiped for centuries.
Her guilt for not acting earlier in the invasion left her languishing in Viego’s quest to bring Isolde back.
A Kashuri benefactor sponsors a serial killer
Zhyun Island in the Ionian Islands is known for the coastal town of Kashuri, which produces fine weapons. Their products used to fit Ionian ideals of simplicity and harmony, but when the invasion struck, Kashuri raised their complexity, attempting to recreate them. Hextech weapons are developed in Piltover.
Jhin’s ‘antics’ were felt throughout Zhyun, and he was quickly dubbed as golden demon. His innocent victims are often left to the dramatic entertainment of the stage. Many people were sent to track him down, but only when Kinkou’s orders were convinced, Khada Jhin was finally stopped. His weapon is strange and strange, like an Ionian hextech item, but imbued with powerful magic.
Jhin is still imprisoned during the war, but someone from Kashuri with a lot of will intrudes the Ionian council free him when it’s all over. He was re-equipped with new weapons and armor, thanks to the Kashuri arsenal, and stepped out into the world. For what purpose, no one is sure.
Ivern cut down the magic willow tree
We all know Ivern; Green friend of the gang, good at fencing and has a big rock friend named Daisy. But do you know? Was Ivern a bloodthirsty Frejlordian lord? A worshiper of Volibear, Ivern the Cruel led a crusade against Lissandra and her witch sisters. When that failed, he led an army to Ionia to find the strength to defeat his enemies, chopping down anyone who stood in his way. This includes guardians of the Heart of the World, Omikayalan, where Vastaya protects the Willow God. Anyone else might think twice about destroying such a thing, but not Ivern!
After chopping it down with his battle axe, magic enveloped Ivern and destroyed his very nature. Floating like a person without consciousness, he watched the speeding cycle of life, along with the decay of all things. He is captivated by the beauty of life and feels the urge to protect it at all costs.
Syndra is the cranky teenager OG
Now, Vex seems like the epitome of teenage anger and emotions are unpredictable, but Syndra is really out here Show her frustrations like power balls. As a child, she was bullied by her brother and was often left out of childish activities. She spent time sitting under the Magic Tree, confiding her problems in it, and having a bit of magic in it. When her brother and his friends find out her best friend is a tree… ahChildren are cruel. Crying and embarrassed, Syndra unintentionally strengthens her feelings and throws them at the bullies.
She was later exiled for self-defense, and sent to a mentor on the small island of Fae’lor. When, after years of training, she discovered Her teacher is binding her magic slowly she knocked down a temple on both of them, trapping her, where her isolation turned to anger at the world that had let her down.
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