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The Crystal Scar

Crystal Scar is a Field of Justice in League of Legends made for Dominion. The arena is situated on the village once known as Kalamanda.

Lore

“What do you think would have happened if the League hadn’t stopped Demacia and Noxus in Kalamanda? I can sum it up in four words: the sixth Rune War.” –-  Ryze, the Rogue Mage

The League of Legends, in its 21 years of existence, never had its mandate of keeping the peace between Valoran's city-states put to a serious test. All of the political disagreements that the city-states could muster had been resolved securely on the Fields of Justice. Never before was the League forced to intervene in any dispute.

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Demacian (left) and Noxian (right) camps outside Kalamanda

That is, until Kalamanda.

The conflict between Demacia and Noxus in Kalamanda, a village nestled within the Great Barrier’s Odyn Valley, would provoke the League’s first show of force. It all began when a treasure trove of natural resources was discovered there. The city-states flocked in, each hoping to secure the lion’s share of that treasure for itself. Enormous profits were turned from mining the vast crystal deposits, and with the added strikes of enchantable gold and rare gems, the city-states thrived from their newfound riches.

This time of prosperity was short-lived, as the temptation to seize full control of the mines proved too difficult for the city-states to resist. In a period of months, Kalamanda was transformed from a sleepy mountain village to a stage for open war between two ancient and powerful foes. Demacia and Noxus came to blows for control of the village, triggered by the assassination of Noxus’ longtime leader, General Boram Darkwill.

The battle raged on despite severe warnings, and the League was forced to resort to a terrifying show of power. A temporal stasis field was summoned over the entire village, trapping inhabitants and combatants alike. Time magic on such a scale had not been seen since the Rune Wars. None of Valoran’s city-states had the slightest inkling that the League preserved such secrets, let alone possessed the will to use them.

Kalamanda's FoJ

The re-construction of Kalamanda to become a Field of Justice.

While removing the trapped people from the village, the League found that the use of such powerful magic had rendered Kalamanda completely uninhabitable. After the stasis field was removed, Kalamanda was transformed into the newest Field of Justice, the “Crystal Scar”. It stands as a chilling reminder of the destructive consequences of magic to Runeterra, and the lengths to which the League will go in order to enforce the peace in Valoran.

Timeline

  • 13 July, 20 CLE (Common League Era) – Mayor Anson Ridley reports discovery of precious mineral deposits and two nexuses within the village of Kalamanda. The League and all major city-states send representatives for research and mining purposes.
  • 25 January, 21 CLE – An earthquake causes the collapse of Demacia’s #1 Loadstone Mining Consortium. The trapped Demacian miners are rescued a month later and the body of a Noxian soldier surrounded by arcano-charges is discovered nearby, suggesting Noxian sabotage.
  • 24 February, 21 CLE – Before the investigation surrounding Noxian sabotage is complete, the Kalamanda Village Council grants an exclusive mining contract to Demacia, making Kalamanda a province of Demacia. Noxus refuses to vacate the village, claiming that they were falsely accused.
  • 1 July, 21 CLE – The leader of the Noxian High Command, General Boram Darkwill, is assassinated while on the road to Kalamanda. Open warfare erupts throughout the village between Demacian and Noxian military forces. The League’s Council of Equity demands that all hostilities stop within 24 hours or “face dire and lasting consequences”.
  • 29 July, 21 CLE – The League summons a temporal field over the village, freezing everyone and everything inside it in time. All fighting instantly ceases. Valoran is in shock, as no one believed the League possessed such might, let alone the will to use it.
  • 3 August, 21 CLE – The League releases the temporal field that had engulfed the village and claims it permanently as League territory. The village is transformed into the League’s newest Field of Justice, “Crystal Scar”.

Ancient creature awakens

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Skarner awakens from his sleep.

For ages, A race commonly known as the Brackern has slept below the grounds near Kalamanda. The brackern were unusual beings blessed with the earth's primal magic, embodied in the form of crystals. Their kind knew of an arcane ritual to bind their life's essence to a crystal, communing with the magic embedded in it.

A vicious battle was fought near the Odyn Valley and unleashes a chaotic magic that poisoned the crystals. To avoid extinction, The brackerns only course was to hibernate underground until the wars stopped. The strongest, most intelligent brackern hibernated closer to the surface to awaken first and assess the world's condition for the return of their race. The recent mining operations and violent escalation in Kalamanda were enough to awaken  Skarner the Crystal Vanguard. He lashes out in anger and confusion. Reason eventually won out over his anger when he realized that the agents of the League who found him were simply functionaries. For now, there is a place where Skarner can use his power to change the world into one to which his kind could eventually return: the League of Legends.

Gameplay

The Crystal Scar Map.jpg

Map of the Crystal Scar.

Unlike other maps, the Crystal Scar features a capture-and-hold style of gameplay. This new League of Legends experience is called Dominion. Here two teams of five players battle over a circular map and fight for control over five capture points in an effort to destroy the opposing team’s Nexus, which has a starting health of 500. The team that has captured more points than the other begin to deal damage to the opposing enemy nexus until its health reaches 0. This gameplay is designed to be fluid, with both teams constantly seizing the advantage from one another.


In-Game Description

Crystal Scar Map Preview

Crystal Scar Map Preview

The Crystal Scar was once known as the mining village of Kalamanda, until open war between Demacia and Noxus broke out over control of ist vast underground riches. Settle your disputes on this Field of Justice by working with your allies to seize capture points and declare dominion over your enemies!


Features

The outer ring of the Crystal Scar is approximately 28,000 units around, taking about 80 seconds for the average champion to run around without any boots.

Capture Points

Capture points represent important strategic locations across the map. Controlling these points and defending them against the opposition is the central focus of Dominion. These locations are:

The Quarry

Master Yi attempting to capture the Quarry

Buffs

In the crystal scar there are several fixed position buffs that are placed in strategic locations on the map and come in three different forms:
Greater Relic Nidalee

Nidalee obtaining The Greater Relic

Greater Relic

The Greater Relic grants two powerful, short duration combat buffs, Storm Shield Shield and Storm Shield Lightning, giving an absorption shield and a damaging nuke (that attacks and spellcasts proc) to any one teammate. There is one relic for each team and are team-specific. Positioned right next to each other the relics are located at the very center of the Crystal Scar.

Speed Shrines

Speed Shrine Nidalee

Nidalee running through a Speed Shrine

The Speed Shrines are three areas on the map that grant a significant, yet short duration, movement speed bonus to any champion that passes through them. These relics are located in a triangle around the seal.

Health Relics

The Health Relics are placed in ten areas on the map that grant a replenishment of health and mana for the champion that walks over it. A health relic is located behind every capture point and the rest are positioned around the seal (ten total).

Items

Due to the different pace of the game, Dominion offers new items available only on the Crystal Scar and also prohibits other items to maintain balance. Each champion is also provided with a set of recommended items specially for Dominion mode.

The Crystal Scar Shop

The Crystal Scar Shop

Replaced items

Many Summoner's Rift items are replaced with other items to maintain balance. For instance, the Prospector items replace the Doran items with double the stats and a passive that adds health, but is unique to prevent stacking. They are a variation of the original item, but remains beneficial to the fast-paced game style that is Dominion.

  • Many of the replacing items are also used on other maps to maintain balance as well.


Replaced items:

Original items Dominion items Twisted Treeline item Howling Abyss  item
Banshee's Veil Odyn's Veil      
Doran's Blade Prospector's Blade      
Doran's Ring Prospector's Ring      
The Bloodthirster Sanguine Blade      
Zhonya's Hourglass Wooglet's Witchcap      
Rabadon's Deathcap Wooglet's Witchcap      
Deathfire Grasp Blackfire Torch      
Wriggle's Lantern Grez's Spectral Lantern      

Notes

Unavailable items

List of Items

Consumables

  • Sight Ward
    SR TT CS HA
  • Vision Ward
    SR TT CS HA
  • Elixir of Fortitude
    SR TT CS HA
  • Elixir of Brilliance
    SR TT CS HA
  • Oracle's Extract
    SR TT CS HA
  • Crystalline Flask
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ichor of Rage
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ichor of Illumination
    SR TT CS HA
  • Health Potion
    SR TT CS HA
  • Mana Potion
    SR TT CS HA
  • Poro-Snax
    SR TT CS HA
  • Total Biscuit of Rejuvenation
    SR TT CS HA
  • Trinkets

  • Sweeping Lens
    SR TT CS HA
  • Oracle's Lens
    SR TT CS HA
  • Scrying Orb
    SR TT CS HA
  • Farsight Orb
    SR TT CS HA
  • Warding Totem
    SR TT CS HA
  • Greater Stealth Totem
    SR TT CS HA
  • Greater Vision Totem
    SR TT CS HA
  • Soul Anchor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Exclusive items

  • Bonetooth Necklace
    SR TT CS HA
  • Head of Kha'Zix
    SR TT CS HA
  • The Hex Core
    SR TT CS HA
  • Augment: Power
    SR TT CS HA
  • Augment: Gravity
    SR TT CS HA
  • Augment: Death
    SR TT CS HA
  • Boots and enchantments

  • Boots of Speed
    SR TT CS HA
  • Berserker's Greaves
    SR TT CS HA
  • Boots of Mobility
    SR TT CS HA
  • Boots of Swiftness
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ionian Boots of Lucidity
    SR TT CS HA
  • Mercury's Treads
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ninja Tabi
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sorcerer's Shoes
    SR TT CS HA
  • Alacrity
    SR TT CS HA
  • Captain
    SR TT CS HA
  • Distortion
    SR TT CS HA
  • Homeguard
    SR TT CS HA
  • Furor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Starting items

  • Doran's Blade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Doran's Ring
    SR TT CS HA
  • Doran's Shield
    SR TT CS HA
  • Prospector's Blade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Prospector's Ring
    SR TT CS HA
  • Basic reagents

  • Ancient Coin
    SR TT CS HA
  • Amplifying Tome
    SR TT CS HA
  • B. F. Sword
    SR TT CS HA
  • Blasting Wand
    SR TT CS HA
  • Brawler's Gloves
    SR TT CS HA
  • Chain Vest
    SR TT CS HA
  • Cloak of Agility
    SR TT CS HA
  • Cloth Armor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Dagger
    SR TT CS HA
  • Faerie Charm
    SR TT CS HA
  • Giant's Belt
    SR TT CS HA
  • Hunter's Machete
    SR TT CS HA
  • Long Sword
    SR TT CS HA
  • Needlessly Large Rod
    SR TT CS HA
  • Negatron Cloak
    SR TT CS HA
  • Null-Magic Mantle
    SR TT CS HA
  • Pickaxe
    SR TT CS HA
  • Recurve Bow
    SR TT CS HA
  • Rejuvenation Bead
    SR TT CS HA
  • Relic Shield
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ruby Crystal
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sapphire Crystal
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spellthief's Edge
    SR TT CS HA
  • Advanced reagents

  • Aegis of the Legion
    SR TT CS HA
  • Aether Wisp
    SR TT CS HA
  • Avarice Blade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Bilgewater Cutlass
    SR TT CS HA
  • Catalyst the Protector
    SR TT CS HA
  • Chalice of Harmony
    SR TT CS HA
  • Fiendish Codex
    SR TT CS HA
  • Forbidden Idol
    SR TT CS HA
  • Frostfang
    SR TT CS HA
  • Glacial Shroud
    SR TT CS HA
  • Haunting Guise
    SR TT CS HA
  • Hexdrinker
    SR TT CS HA
  • Hextech Revolver
    SR TT CS HA
  • Kindlegem
    SR TT CS HA
  • Madred's Razors
    SR TT CS HA
  • Nomad's Medallion
    SR TT CS HA
  • Phage
    SR TT CS HA
  • Quicksilver Sash
    SR TT CS HA
  • Quill Coat
    SR TT CS HA
  • Seeker's Armguard
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sheen
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sightstone
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spectre's Cowl
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spirit Stone
    SR TT CS HA
  • Stinger
    SR TT CS HA
  • Targon's Brace
    SR TT CS HA
  • Tear of the Goddess
    SR TT CS HA
  • The Brutalizer
    SR TT CS HA
  • Tiamat
    SR TT CS HA
  • Vampiric Scepter
    SR TT CS HA
  • Warden's Mail
    SR TT CS HA
  • Wicked Hatchet
    SR TT CS HA
  • Zeal
    SR TT CS HA
  • Finished items

  • Abyssal Scepter
    SR TT CS HA
  • Archangel's Staff
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ardent Censer
    SR TT CS HA
  • Athene's Unholy Grail
    SR TT CS HA
  • Atma's Impaler
    SR TT CS HA
  • Banner of Command
    SR TT CS HA
  • Banshee's Veil
    SR TT CS HA
  • Blackfire Torch
    SR TT CS HA
  • Blade of the Ruined King
    SR TT CS HA
  • The Black Cleaver
    SR TT CS HA
  • The Bloodthirster
    SR TT CS HA
  • Deathfire Grasp
    SR TT CS HA
  • Dervish Blade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Entropy
    SR TT CS HA
  • Essence Reaver
    SR TT CS HA
  • Executioner's Calling
    SR TT CS HA
  • Face of the Mountain
    SR TT CS HA
  • Frost Queen's Claim
    SR TT CS HA
  • Frozen Heart
    SR TT CS HA
  • Frozen Mallet
    SR TT CS HA
  • Grez's Spectral Lantern
    SR TT CS HA
  • Guardian Angel
    SR TT CS HA
  • Guardian's Horn
    SR TT CS HA
  • Guinsoo's Rageblade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Hextech Gunblade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Hextech Sweeper
    SR TT CS HA
  • Iceborn Gauntlet
    SR TT CS HA
  • Infinity Edge
    SR TT CS HA
  • Last Whisper
    SR TT CS HA
  • Liandry's Torment
    SR TT CS HA
  • Lich Bane
    SR TT CS HA
  • The Lightbringer
    SR TT CS HA
  • Locket of the Iron Solari
    SR TT CS HA
  • Lord Van Damm's Pillager
    SR TT CS HA
  • Manamune
    SR TT CS HA
  • Maw of Malmortius
    SR TT CS HA
  • Mejai's Soulstealer
    SR TT CS HA
  • Mercurial Scimitar
    SR TT CS HA
  • Mikael's Crucible
    SR TT CS HA
  • Moonflair Spellblade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Morellonomicon
    SR TT CS HA
  • Nashor's Tooth
    SR TT CS HA
  • Odyn's Veil
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ohmwrecker
    SR TT CS HA
  • Orb of Winter
    SR TT CS HA
  • Overlord's Bloodmail
    SR TT CS HA
  • Phantom Dancer
    SR TT CS HA
  • Rabadon's Deathcap
    SR TT CS HA
  • Randuin's Omen
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ravenous Hydra
    SR TT CS HA
  • Rod of Ages
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ruby Sightstone
    SR TT CS HA
  • Runaan's Hurricane
    SR TT CS HA
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sanguine Blade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spirit of the Ancient Golem
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spirit of the Elder Lizard
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spirit Visage
    SR TT CS HA
  • Statikk Shiv
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sunfire Cape
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sword of the Divine
    SR TT CS HA
  • Sword of the Occult
    SR TT CS HA
  • Talisman of Ascension
    SR TT CS HA
  • Thornmail
    SR TT CS HA
  • Trinity Force
    SR TT CS HA
  • Twin Shadows
    SR TT CS HA
  • Void Staff
    SR TT CS HA
  • Warmog's Armor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Will of the Ancients
    SR TT CS HA
  • Wit's End
    SR TT CS HA
  • Wooglet's Witchcap
    SR TT CS HA
  • Wriggle's Lantern
    SR TT CS HA
  • Youmuu's Ghostblade
    SR TT CS HA
  • Zeke's Herald
    SR TT CS HA
  • Zephyr
    SR TT CS HA
  • Zhonya's Hourglass
    SR TT CS HA
  • Transformations

  • Feral Flare
    SR TT CS HA
  • Muramana
    SR TT CS HA
  • Seraph's Embrace
    SR TT CS HA
  • Upcoming items

    Removed items

  • Cloak and Dagger
    SR TT CS HA
  • Eleisa's Miracle
    SR TT CS HA
  • Elixir of Agility
    SR TT CS HA
  • Emblem of Valor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Explorer's Ward
    SR TT CS HA
  • Force of Nature
    SR TT CS HA
  • Greater Lens
    SR TT CS HA
  • Greater Orb
    SR TT CS HA
  • Greater Totem
    SR TT CS HA
  • Heart of Gold
    SR TT CS HA
  • Ionic Spark
    SR TT CS HA
  • Innervating Locket
    SR TT CS HA
  • Kage's Lucky Pick
    SR TT CS HA
  • Kitae's Bloodrazor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Leviathan
    SR TT CS HA
  • Madred's Bloodrazor
    SR TT CS HA
  • Malady
    SR TT CS HA
  • Mana Manipulator
    SR TT CS HA
  • Meki Pendant
    SR TT CS HA
  • Oracle's Elixir
    SR TT CS HA
  • Philosopher's Stone
    SR TT CS HA
  • Priscilla's Blessing
    SR TT CS HA
  • Regrowth Pendant
    SR TT CS HA
  • Runic Bulwark
    SR TT CS HA
  • Shard of True Ice
    SR TT CS HA
  • Shurelya's Reverie
    SR TT CS HA
  • Spellbreaker
    SR TT CS HA
  • Soul Shroud
    SR TT CS HA
  • Zhonya's Ring
    SR TT CS HA

  • Development

    Image Gallery

    • Dominion Logo
    • Crystal Scar Concept Sketch
    • Crystal Scar Concept Art
    • The Crystal Scar Map
    • The Crystal Scar
    • Dominion Artwork 1
    • Dominion Artwork 2
    • Dominion Artwork 3
    • Dominion Artwork 4
    • Dominion Artwork 5
    • The Quarry
    • The Boneyard
    • The Drill
    • The Refinery
    • The Windmill
    • Nidalee Obtaining the Greater Relic
    • Nidlaee running through a Speed Shrine
    • The Shop
    • Artwork

    External Links

    Associated Champions

    Champion Ties
     Garen Crownguard, the Might of Demacia Broke the inter city-state brawl
     Jarvan Lightshield IV, the Exemplar of Demacia Led the Demacian army in Kalamanda
     Katarina Du Couteau, the Sinister Blade Broke the inter city-state brawl
     Skarner, the Crystal Vanguard Site of emergence
     Jericho Swain, the Master Tactician Led the Noxian army in Kalamanda
     Talon, the Blade's Shadow Believed to have assassinated General Boram Darkwill
     Zilean, the Chronokeeper Developed the temporal stasis field

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