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Lore EditValoran, Soraka will not allow herself peace.
Soraka lived for centuries in an enchanted grove. A being of the stars, she healed the wounded and sick that sought her out. One man called Warwick came to her grove and begged her to heal his wife, who lay lifeless in his arms. His despair touched Soraka's heart. Though it was too late to save his wife, she offered to help heal the pain of his loss. Unwilling to let go of his grief Warwick ran from the grove, but returned over the following days to hear Soraka's guidance. She began to grow attached to the grieving man. One day Warwick told her he had found the men who killed his wife. He believed revenge would heal his pain – and if he died fighting, he would at least find peace. Though she pleaded with him, Warwick ignored her and left the grove. The voices of the stars warned her not to follow him, but Soraka had to intervene.
She stepped into the mortal world for the first time, and soon found Warwick desperately fighting a group of men. She tried to heal him, but for every wound she closed, the men inflicted two more. Soraka realized that she would have to fight to save her friend. The stars screamed in her mind, telling her not to use her powers for harm. Ignoring their warning, she struck the attackers with a flash of brilliant light. Crying out in terror and shielding their eyes from her divine radiance, they fled. Soraka's celestial form faded and the stars fell silent – for her transgression, she became mortal. She still felt the power of the stars within her, but they no longer offered her guidance. She took comfort in Warwick's safety, gently healing his wounds, but the man she had called her friend slipped a dagger between her ribs. As her blood spilled, Soraka realized he had fooled her, and everything he had done was a complicated ruse. Feeling humiliated and betrayed she called once more on the power of the stars, searing his flesh and cursing his cruelty. He retreated with an agonized howl, leaving Soraka to reflect upon her fate. Though her life had changed, she felt empowered and renewed with a singular purpose. No longer bound to the grove, Soraka set out into the mortal world, vowing to heal the wounded and protect the helpless.
"The cruelty of one will not blind me to the suffering of many."―Soraka
- Upon selection
- "Let me guide you."
- "By the power of the stars."
- "They will know serenity."
- "Be at peace."
- "Violence cannot go unanswered."
- "They will go no further."
- "What must be done."
- "Such hatred in their hearts."
- "This is my path."
- "For peace of mind."
- "Where am I needed?"
- "I heed their call."
- "Every step: a new journey."
- "To heal and protect."
- "Never waste a breath."
- "The whole world in balance."
- "I lend my aid."
- "No, I'm not happy to see you. Yes, that is a horn growing out of my head."
- "Yes, that was a banana. *giggles* No-one expects the banana."
- "Do you always fight so poorly?"
- "I will not save you."'
- Using Wish
- "Stars hear me!"
- "For life!"
- "Have hope!"
Co-op vs. AI ResponsesEdit
- "Fight without hatred in your hearts!"
Player team victory
Player team defeat
- "May the stars remember this day!"
- "Your crimes will catch up with you, Warwick."
Celestine Soraka Edit
Announcement made by RiotWenceslaus:
The stars themselves have conspired to reform Soraka into a mighty battle cleric. An empyrean being of grace and poise, Celestine Soraka radiates with new particles and effects. New animations grace the Star Child, too: Celestine Soraka levitates towards the heavens as she returns to base, and when she is taken in battle, she dissipates into stardust before readying for her return to the Fields of Justice.
Visual Upgrade: Soraka, the Starchild Edit
Announcement made by NeeksNaman:
We’re thrilled to announce that the stars have aligned and Soraka will soon be receiving a massive visual upgrade. Her classic look and skins will feature all-new models with revamped animations, visual effects and VO along with stunning splash art to introduce you to her new look.
Old Lore Edit
Soraka's lore was officially updated on September 18th, 2012.
Soraka, the Starchild of Ionia, was the first of her kind. While there are many who tap into the rich magical energies of Valoran, she was the first to tap into the magic of the cosmos itself – the celestial sea in which it is theorized that Runeterra swims among other like bodies. While Runeterran magicians are limited by the finite (though tremendous) powers of runes, there have always been those who have searched to go further. Reaching beyond the terrestrial firmament of Runeterra, Soraka was capable of invoking the power of the stars, evolving beyond her kin. This power has changed her in fantastical ways – it is for this reason that she became known as the Starchild.
Though Soraka was once trans-human, Soraka has fallen since she let the most primal of emotions rule her. Warwick, a mercenary chemist in the service of Noxus, had caused untold suffering and death among Soraka's people. An alchemical genius who took no responsibility for the atrocities he'd caused, Warwick became known as "the Deathmaker" by the Ionian people. As Noxian murder and terror pushed ever-forward across her land, unstoppable anger and hatred welled within Soraka. She called down the power of the heavens to curse and forever change the Deathmaker, and she mutated the man into a werewolf – a wild, murderous beast. For this misstep, Soraka lost much of her power, sacrificing her trans-human ascension and sliding several steps down the evolutionary ladder in an instant. Though she is still a champion of the Ionian people, Soraka has joined the League of Legends in hopes of reversing her curse and redeeming herself in the eyes of the stars.
"Though having fallen from grace, Soraka is nonetheless determined to once again be one with the stars."