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A Clock Mechanism for measuring time.

The Timeline is a display of a list of events in chronological order within the League of Legends Universe. It primarily focuses around the events of Runeterra.

The timeline is split into Prehistory (Origins and Formation) and History (Ancient, Middle Ages, and Modern).


Prehistory

These timelines encompass history predating the formation of Runeterra, as well as timelines after its formation until the emergence of Humans and human writing.

Origins

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Origin of the Universe.

Events from the origins of the universe to the Creation of Runeterra.

Formation

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A World Rune of Runeterra.

Events from the Creation of Runeterra to the emergence of Humans and human writing.

  • Birth of Magic on Runeterra.
  • Creation of Elemental Runes.
  • Formation of the continents of Valoran and Ionia.
  • Formation of the Blessed Isles.
  • Surface of Runeterra stable enough to support first primitive life.
  • Creation of the first spirits and demons.
  • Emergence of the first plant life.
  • Emergence of first animal life.
  • Creation of Terrestrial Dragons.
  • Creation of Yordles.
    • FizzSquare Fizz arrived on Runeterra.
  • Creation of the first Runeterran Civilizations beneath the Oceans and Seas such as the Guardian's Sea.
  • Around 8000 Years Ago[1]
  • According to myth OrnnSquare Ornn terra-forms the land what will eventually be called the Freljord.
  • Origins of Snow.
    • OrnnSquare Ornn constructs his home and calls it "Horn Hall".
    • AniviaSquare Anivia, annoyed by Ornn for he had felled her favorite perching trees to build his home, decided to teach him a lesson. In an attempt to tickle Ornns nose with her feathers, she had caused Ornn to sneeze a gout of flame that set fire to the bedsheets of his bed that spread to the flood. AniviaSquare Anivia panicking, flapped her wings to fly away, but this only stoked the fire hotter with the dry Freljord air. Soon, all of Horn Hall was alight. The fire raged for days, darkening the skies with ash while OrnnSquare Ornn slept through the whole thing. He awoke atop a pile of ashes in a very bad mood. But he did not know what AniviaSquare Anivia had done. And to this day, she has never told him the truth.
    • OrnnSquare Ornn sought out to construct his second home, with non-flammable material. He fashioned himself a spade, a lever, and a fork. With these tools, he could dig for ore, move mighty pillars, and eat the delicious spiced cherries he so enjoyed.
    • OrnnSquare Ornn hammered and shaped chunks of ore until a black mountain stood. Inside was a great forge that channeled the primordial molten flame from deep within the earth. He was pleased with his new home dubbed "Hearth-Home".
    • Due to his home being hotter for even OrnnSquare Ornn to endure, he dug a trench from the sea, straight to the mountain. The Seal Sister allowed cold waters to rush through the trench and cool the Hearth-Home. Great plumes of steam rose up. It took three days for the mountain to cool enough for OrnnSquare Ornn. In that time, the ocean that fed the river dipped several inches.
    • So much steam had risen from the waters that the perpetual blue sky was mottled with darkening gray clouds. As these new puffy forms gathered and cooled, they grew heavier and heavier until they burst with snow.
    • It snowed for a hundred years, being the primary reason as to why the land later called the Freljord is covered in snow to this day.
  • GnarSquare Gnar arrived on Runeterra.
  • Creation of modern Humans.
  • Creation of the first human settlements across Runeterra.



History

These timelines of Runeterran history detail recorded events since the creation of human writing (which marks the beginning of history) to the most rescent events in history.

Ancient History

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The crest of Mount Targon.

Events from the creation of human writing to the fall of Shurima.

  • Founding of Mount Targon Crest icon Mount Targon.
  • Great Void War.
    • Destruction of the Civilization beneath the Guardian's Sea. FizzSquare Fizz goes into a catatonic state due to his fading Yordle magic, hibernating for millennia.
    • End of the Great Void War.
  • Founding of Ancient Ionia Crest icon Ionia.
    • Fleeting human from the Great Void War refuge in the continent of Ionia, sharing the land with the Vastayashai'rei, eventually reproducing with them.
    • Creation of the Vastaya.
  • Founding of the Freljord Crest icon Kingdom of Freljord.
  • IvernSquare Ivern the Cruel born.
  • The Three Sisters, Avarosa, Serylda, and LissandraSquare Lissandra were born.
  • The Frozen Watchers arrive in the Freljord.
  • Events of Green Father
    • Before the Frozen Watchers can take over everything with their Iceborn horde, Ivern sets out to search for a means to stop them, travelling to the fabled land of Ionia, which is said to be filled with magic. Here he and his fellow warriors are escorted by the natives to Omikayalan, where the God-Willow is found. The Vastaya of the land slaughter Ivern's followers but Ivern strikes at the tree, killing it but being transformed himself into the next God-Willow.
    • The Death of the God-Willow and the Birth of the IvernSquare Green Father.
  • Watchers enslave the Freljord.
    • The Frozen Watchers appear in the Freljord. Originating from the Void, they set about transforming the native human population in to the iceborn, who are exceptionally long lived and have incredible magical powers. The iceborn are tasked with creating an empire for the watchers, which they do, plunging Valoran in to an ice age which presumably lasted for several centuries.
    • This marks the first time in recorded history where true ice is used as a material for creation, and with it various tools and weapons are made by the iceborn. Artifacts such as the Frozen Mallet, Seeker’s Armguard and the Frozen Heart likely originated from this era.
    • Three human sisters, LissandraSquare Lissandra, Serylda and Avarosa become iceborn during this time, becoming important figures in the empire. LissandraSquare Lissandra as a human was blinded by an ursine’s claws and thus is wholly committed to the watchers for giving her a form of sight again, who elevate her to the status of “Seeker”, their mouth piece to the people.
    • Two of the three sisters ask for aid from Ornn to help them fight against the Watchers. Avarosa was the initial instigator for this request and Serylda request for the creation of a bottomless ravine.
  • Iceborn Rebelion against the Watchers.
    • Avarosa led a rebellion to overthrow the Watchers, which culminates in a battle close to Ornn's bottomless ravine. The battle ended with the Iceborn throwing the The Frozen Watchers are thrown into the ravine.
    • The three sisters requested from OrnnSquare Ornn to constrict a massive bridge overlooking the Frozen Watchers in the ravine. OrnnSquare Ornn, using a hammer constructed from a meteor gifted by the three sisters, built the bridge on his own. The bridge, was named “The Howling Abyss” (as the event was always remembered as when they threw the watchers “howling in to the abyss”). Howeever, without OrnnSquare Ornn's permission the LissandraSquare Third Sister walked the length of the bridge, reciting strange incantations across the entire span. This turned the bridge into a crossbar that sealed the beasts below within the abyss, ultimately structurally weakening the bridge. The Three Sisters vowed never to speak of Ornn again.
    • OrnnSquare Ornn, meanwhile, realized he did not like people asking him favors, and threw his spade as far to the west as he could. Where it landed, no one knows, and its fate is lost to darkness.
    • Then he turned east and threw his favorite eating fork as far as he could. It landed in the Great Sea. Later, a mer-king found a powerful trident at the sea-bottom, and still uses it to rule his kingdom.
    • Following this Avarosa becomes the Frost Queen and rules the iceborn’s empire for an unknown period of time.
    • Artifacts such as the Guardian’s horn and the Frost Queen’s Claim originate from this time period.
  • The settlement of the Hearthblood was founded by a group of humans that wanted to dedicate their lives in crafting various weapons, tools, and objects. Their settlement was build under the mountain where OrnnSquare Ornn's Hearth-Home was located.
  • Destruction of the Hearthblood.
    • VolibearSquare Volibear demands of Ornn for his workers to create weapons of war for him. With OrnnSquare Ornn's refusal of such request VolibearSquare Volibear took a piece of armor from the walls of Ornn’s forge. This action finally enrages OrnnSquare Ornn and the two battle each other for six days. The battle ended with the destruction of the Hearthbloods and their homes.
  • The War of the Three Sisters.
    • Disagreements between Avarosa, Serylda and LissandraSquare Lissandra eventually culminate in to a civil war that destroys the empire the iceborn built. Avarosa is killed, Serylda’s fate remains unknown, Lissandra goes in to hiding, corrupting a human tribe called the Frostguard for her own goals.
    • The iceborn descend in to bitter infighting between tribes, and with no leader to unify them the empire collapses entirely.
    • LissandraSquare Lissandra sets about removing history of the frozen watchers from the world as a whole, as is mostly successful in doing so. She remains in power over the Frostguard secretly until the present day.
  • Founding of the Shurima Crest icon Empire of Shurima, around the Oasis of the Dawn.
  • Founding of the Void Crest icon Kingdom of Ichatia.
  • AmumuSquare Amumu arrives on Runeterra.
  • Events of Twin Dawns.
    • Construction of the Sun Disk.
    • Creation of the first Ascended.
    • Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol visits Runeterra again.
    • Void Rifts open up near Mount Targon.
    • Massive Void Rift sealed by Aurelion Sol. A "Will" mocks him from beyond the rift.
    • One of Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol's stars is destroyed due to killing a PantheonSquare Pantheon on the field when he sealed the Void Rifts. At that point Aurelion Sol sensed that Targon feared his power.
  • Shurima find the Chalicar, a weapon brought from beyond the mountain and raised aloft at Shurima's birth.
  • First records of RammusSquare Rammus. He remains a part of Shuriman culture for eon.
  • Setaka becomes Ascended.
  • AatroxSquare Aatrox  born.
  • AatroxSquare Aatrox becomes Ascended .
  • NasusSquare Nasus born.
  • RenektonSquare Renekton born.
  • NasusSquare Nasus and RenektonSquare Renekton become Ascended.
  • RhaastSquare Rhaast becomes Ascended.
  • Icathia is subjugated by a Shuriman Empress, toppling its last Mage King, Axamuk. Renekton claims the weapon of an Icathian Warrior King as his own after destroying his army.
  • ZileanSquare Zilean born in Icathia.
  • JaxSquare Saijax Cail-Rynx Kohari Icath'un born in unknow location, went and live in Ichatia.
  • Fall of Void Crest icon Icathia.
    • Shurima and Icathia get in to a major conflict due to Icathias drive for independence.
    • VarusSquare Varus' home gets attacked but he stays and defends his post.
    • VarusSquare Varus becomes Ascended.
    • Events of Where Icathia Once Stood.
      • Shuriman Ascended, led by Setaka, charged against Icathia in the hundreds. Setaka died near the end of the battle.
    • Second Void War
      • Wanting to revert the corruption and fall of his homeland, ZileanSquare Zilean tries to use time magic but is ultimately locked in a temporal singularity.
      • Shabaka and Shabake, Raven Ascendeds, help seal the Great Rift at Icathia.
      • End of the Second Void War.
    • Icathia's Sai region becomes a place of Void infestation, ruled by Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai of the Xer’Sai.
    • The surviving Ascended that fighted in the Second Void War entitled themselves as "Sunborn". It is unclear if all the remaining Ascended, assuming there were Ascended that didn't participate after the events of Where Icathia Once Stood, accepted this title.
  • KayleSquare Kayle becomes Ascended.
  • MorganaSquare Morgana becomes Ascended.
  • Siege of Nashramae.
    • Shurima lays siege to the city of Nashramae, with NasusSquare Nasus and RenektonSquare Renekton at the helm. RenektonSquare Renekton almost burns the entire city to the ground, but NasusSquare Nasus stops him.
  • NasusSquare Nasus rediscovers the Tomb of the Emperors.
  • Fall of Shurima.
    • AzirSquare Omah Azir born.
    • XerathSquare Xerath born.
    • Death of the Empress of Shurima and Azir's newborn brother.
    • Death of Azir's father due to suicide.
    • AzirSquare Azir is crowned Emperor.
    • Events of Unbound.
      • As his last act as a human, AzirSquare Azir frees all the slaves of Shurima. By this point, XerathSquare Xerath's plans are irreversible.
    • Events of Fall of the Empire.
      • Due to the machinations of XerathSquare Xerath and AzirSquare Azir's attempted Ascension, Shurima’s empire collapses. The capital is blasted beneath the sands with all of its inhabitants being obliterated.
      • XerathSquare Xerath, now an Ascended, is locked in the Tomb of the Emperors with RenektonSquare Renekton, where he then works on corrupting Renekton and driving him to madness. Nasus goes in to self imposed exile at this time. BrandSquare Brand, who had been imprisoned by Shurima, was set free and his fate after this remains unknown.
    • The Sun Disc, with no power left, is buried beneath the sands and all knowledge of how to perform Ascension is lost with it.
    • The people of Shurima scattered, living in nomadic tribes or around deltas and oasis’ from this point onwards.

Middle Ages

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The crest of The Darkin.

Events from the Fall of Shurima to the Founding of Zaun.

  • Around 3000 Years Ago
    • Destruction of Nerimazeth at the hands of the Ascended as a form of revenge against XerathSquare the one who lead Shurima to its downfall.
    • The War of the Sunborn / Great Darkin War.
      • Without any AzirSquare monarch to defend, or the existential threat of the Void to test them, AatroxSquare Aatrox and the Sunborn began to clash with one another.
      • Numerous Sunborn corrupted each other and become the first Darkin.
      • Darkin create Haemomancy to reshape themselves.
      • NasusSquare Nasus kills fellow Ascended Moneerah for delving the charred ruins of Nashramae’s great library.
      • ZoeSquare Myisha leads Ascended Ta’anari to Nasus, who gives the panther Ascended the location of the Boomerang Blade Chalicar of Setaka, with which Ta’anari hopes to stop the civil war and unite the other fellow Ascended Darkin.
      • Founding of the city of Zaun Crest icon Zaun, previously known as Kha'zhun.
      • Events of Twilight of the Gods.
        • Ta'anari calls for a gathering of the Ascended. Enakai (Tiger), Syphax (Chameleon), Zigantus (Bull), Xuuyan (Turtle), Shabaka and Shabak (Raven twins), Valeeva (Unknown), Cebotaru (Wolf), and Naganeka (Snake) come to this gathering.
        • Ta’anari proposes that the next weilder of the Boomerang Blade Chalicar would be Sivunas Alahair, the Bringer of Rains, one of AzirSquare Azir's remaining descendants.
        • Xuuyan disagrees and tries to take the Boomerang Blade Chalicar by force. Ta’anari is force to slay him by using Riftwalk Riftwalk.
        • The other Darkin disagreed with uniting to stopping the war against the other Ascended and Darkin. Ta’anari with the aid of ZoeSquare Myisha used Boomerang Blade Chalicar to heavily funnel his vitality rather than being drawn mad, and release an empowered form of Moonfall Moonfalling to reverse the Ascension away from the Darkin.
        • Shabaka and Shabake were vaporized instantly by the Moonfall, with Syphax, Zigantus and Enakai dying to the moonfall a few moments later.
        • Ta'anari ascension was reverted and he was human once again. ZoeSquare Myisha later removes his heart, killing him.
        • Naganeka, Valeeva and Cebotaru managed to escape still as Ascended. Whether they are still alive or were eventually sealed, is to this day unknown.
        • Ta'anari's three warrior former-queens -Teushpa, Sulpae and Idri-Mi- are the ones responsible to carry away the duty of commending their weaponsmiths to seal away the Darkin into weapons with ZoeSquare Myisha's tutelage.
      • ZoeSquare Myisha, the Aspect of Twilight of the time gives Runeterrans the knowledge to seal away the Darkin.
      • Newly reborn Aspect of War united many in fighting back against the Darkin.
      • AatroxSquare Aatrox is defeated and sealed away within his magical sword.
      • RhaastSquare Rhaast is defeated and sealed away within his magical scythe.
      • VarusSquare Varus is defeated and sealed away within his magical bow by vastayan moon-stalkers and human mages in service of a golden-armored warrior queen.
      • Golden-armored Warrior Queen uses Varus's bow in the final battle of the war.
      • End of The Great Darkin War.
    • Golden-armored Warrior Queen commanded her followers to bury her alive in a well of a mountain temple overlooking the village of Pallas.
  • Founding of Modern Ionia Crest icon Ionia.
  • Order of The Black Rose was formed.
  • LeBlancSquare LeBlanc became the matron of The Black Rose.
  • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser's Conquest.
    • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser's begins his crusade. The seat of his power is the Immortal Bastion. He either was already a lich or became one during his war. He resurrected by his necromancers each time he is defeated.
    • LeBlancSquare LeBlanc betrays MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser and severs his ties to the Immortal Bastion, rendering him weaker than before.
    • The Immortal Bastion is successfully attacked and MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser's skull was hidden on the Blessed Isles. Without it, MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser necromancers could not revive him and his defeat was seemingly final.
  • Around 1000 Years Ago
    • ZoeSquare Zoe born on Mount Targon.
    • ZoeSquare Zoe becomes the Aspect of Twilight some time during her pre-teen years.
  • RyzeSquare Ryze born.
  • VladimirSquare Vladimir born.
  • Orlon born.
  • Humans nations begin to clamour around a new discovery; World Runes. Political tension follows as nations are unwilling to trust one another for fear of being unwittingly destroyed by these Runes.
  • Rune Wars.
    • Tension reaches its boiling point and magical warfare erupts. Entire nations are decimated and the world is brought to its knees from the sheer amount of magic being used. At this point Ryze works with his master to try and claim the Runes and put them in hiding, while the world continues be imperilled.
    • RyzeSquare Ryze's confronts his master, Tyrus in Icathia who tried to use two World Runes to power himself. RyzeSquare Ryze defeats him but willingly magically alters himself with his masters Runes to continue his journey of protecting Runeterra.
    • The Brackern sense the magical conflict and choose to hibernate underground; opting to wait out the conflict with the hope that humanity will destroy itself and they can then live in peace again.
    • End of the Rune Wars.
  • EvelynnSquare Evelynn took her lustful form.
  • KledSquare Kled arrived on Runeterra.
  • Founding of the Noxus Crest icon Empire of Noxus, centered on the derelict Immortal Bastion.
  • Refugies of the Rune Wars find a land with magic nullifying Petricite.
  • PoppySquare Poppy arrived on Runeterra.
  • Founding of the Demacia Crest icon Kingdom of Demacia.
  • Events of the Ruination.
    • There was an empire conquering many lands. The king had many enemies and only the general KalistaSquare Kalista can avert disaster. By saving the king, the assassin slice the king's wife, pushing her to danger. The king dispatched Kalista to quest for a cure. HecarimSquare Hecarim replaced her role during this time.
    • On her journey, KalistaSquare Kalista set sail to the Blessed Isles. The island inhabitants accept Kalista request and ask to bring the queen to the island, where they would cleanse her.
    • When KalistaSquare Kalista away, the king gone madness, graving the queen. Hecarim led the Iron Order. The kingdom was in darkness when KalistaSquare Kalista returned from her quest. She found the cure for the queen, but it was too late to save her.
    • The king asked KalistaSquare Kalista for what she had found. KalistaSquare Kalista denied and named as a traitor. Hesitating at first, she answer the request.
    • The king sailed for the Blessed Isle and ask the island's guardians to save the queen. The guardian deny and the king flawed into a rage.
    • Ruination of the Blessed Isles and the formation of the Shadow Isles Crest icon Shadow Isles.
  • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser's skull was freed by the Ruination, which attracted his liches that resurrected him with his complete remains. He becomes a ruler of the Shadow Isles, rivaled only by the Ruined King himself.
  • Events of From the Ashes.
  • Kegan Rodhe becomes BrandSquare Brand.
  • Founding of the Bilgewater Crest icon Bilgewater.
  • FizzSquare Fizz surfaces above the Guardian's Sea for the very first time. Lived around Bilgewater ever since.
  • Start of the Demacian-Noxian War.
  • Death of Orlon.
  • Durand born.
  • GalioSquare Galio was constructed.
  • Death of Jarvan I Lightshield.
  • Death of SionSquare Sion.
  • Demacian-Freljordian War.
  • Kinkou Order seals away the forbidden shadow techniques.
  • Events leading to the Birth of Progress Day.
    • Zaun finalizes it's plans to destroy a portion of the isthmus connecting Valoran and the Southern Continent, allowing for safe sea passage between eastern and western Valoran. The plan involved using thousand of chemtech bombs to crack open an area of the land such that a cavern could be created, but the results were catastrophic, as in what seemed to be an accident the bombs triggered a series of earthquakes that completely destroyed the isthmus and sank large districts of Zaun and thousands of its citizens, while also leaking poisonous gas in to the city's surviving areas.
    • JannaSquare Janna Windforce, empowered by the prayers of Zaun's people, arrived and blew away the gas, saving many lives and being eternally remembered by Zaun's denizens, converting her from a goddess of faith for sailors to a guardian deity for Zaun. She has yet to leave Zaun following this event.
    • Eventually Zaun was rebuilt. In order to regulate the oceanic passage they were built over, the Sun Gates were constructed, forcing all transport through the waters to be regulated by Zaun. This brought immense wealth to the city and likely led to Piltover's construction and elevation from Zaun, as the merchant clans were in control of most of the money coming through this trade route.
    • Construction of the Sun Gates led to great changes in eastern Valoran and the eastern seas, as Noxus was from this point on able to more easily pool together resources from across its empire without needing land travel, and Bilgewater's pirates found the seas brimming with trade ships waiting to be plundered, feeding in to the criminal underbelly of the city.
  • Founding of the city of Piltover Crest icon Piltover.

Modern History

Events after the founding of Piltover to the present day.

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The crest of Piltover.

  • Discovery of the First Hex Crystals.
    • In an effort to find suitable fuel sources for hextech, the Ferros Clan, led by Elicia Ferros, went on an expedition to Shurima. There they found the slumbering Brackern and attacked them, ripping their lifestones out of the creature's bodies. SkarnerSquare Skarner awakes and lashes out, killing several people. Elicia is injured and the Clan is forced to retreat. Several weeks later Skarner began his quest to recover the stolen lifestones, and succeeded in retrieving one. Many were brought to Piltover and were used to fuel hextech, becoming known as the first "Hex Crystals". The ultimate fate of these crystals remains unknown.
    • This attack on the Brackern seemingly led others to also hunt the Brackern, but to what extent remains unknown. In the modern era, rings made from "sing-stone" are traded by the Shurimans of Uzeris.

80-51 Years Ago

  • 80 Years Ago
  • Stevan Ferros born in Piltover.
  • CamilleSquare Camille becomes Clan Ferros' Principal Intelligencer.
  • 55 Years Ago
    • Death of Rhodri Ferros.
    • Death of Gemma Ferros.
  • 54 Years Ago
    • Events of The Weakest Heart.
      • Stevan Ferros personally oversaw the induction of Hakim Naderi as the lead artificer for the Ferros family, a promising young crystallographer from the Shuriman coastal city of Bel'zhun.
      • CamilleSquare Camille with the help of Hakim augments her body, installing a Hextech Heart that slowed down her aging while changing her personality to be more cold and calculating.
      • CamilleSquare Camille and Hakim part ways.

50-41 Years Ago

  • 49 Years Ago - The Shroud. The first known furthest extents of any known Harrowing.

40-18 Years Ago

  • 37 Years Ago
    • The Maelstrom. The frigate Light-Bringer’s Bane is swallowed by the sea while sailing to outrun the Black Mist.
  • 33 Years Ago
    • The Flower of Ionia. An Ionian fleet of unknown size lost to the Harrowing.
  • 32 Years Ago
    • The Battle of Port Mourn of Bilgewater. The revenant Mordekaiser leads the Harrowing on a night of slaughter, and Port Mourn falls to darkness.
  • 22 Years Ago
    • The Death of the Conqueror. The mighty galleon Conqueror is lost to the depths, along with 30 battleships.
    • DariusSquare Darius', DravenSquare Draven's, and Quiletta Varn's home of Basilich was Annexed by Noxus. All three of them join the Noxian army.
  • JinxSquare Jinx born in Zaun.
  • ViSquare Vi born in Zaun.
  • 20 Years Ago
    • Kai'SaSquare Kaisa born in the Sai deserts of Shurima.

17 Years Ago

  • EkkoSquare Ekko born in Zaun.

15-8 Years Ago

  • KarmaSquare Karma reincarnates within 12-year-old KarmaSquare Darha.
  • Start of the Noxian-Ionian War.
  • Events of Heartlight.
    • Battle of Pallas.
      • Noxian attack town of Pallas primarily due to its Temples secrets.
      • Valmar and Kai fight to repel the invaders, Kai is mortally wounded.
      • Valmar shoves Kai and himself into the pit of Pallas, subsiquently awakening the Darkin within.
      • Events of Retribution.
        • Darkin of Retribution, known as VarusSquare Varus, fuses with Valmar and Kai and is freed from his prison.
        • VarusSquare Varus attacks and kills most of the initial Noxian invading party before setting off from Ionia.
  • Battle of Bard Mountain.
    • Noxians attack the Bards; a society of Ionians living on a trio of mountains. At some point in the past they had made a deal with the celestial being they called “BardSquare Bard” to safeguard a celestial egg of sorts and three altars in exchange for some magical benefit.
    • The Noxian attack forces an elder of the village to use the egg’s power, sundering the mountain. This immediately alerts BardSquare Bard, who swoops in and transports the egg and altars to a location beyond Runeterra.
    • This is the the most recent known time Bard has intervened in Runeterran activities.
  • RivenSquare Riven joins the Noxian-Ionian War effort.
  • SingedSquare Singed is brought to Ionia and engages in horrific war crimes against the Ionian people.
  • ZedSquare Zed, having come to struggle with his teachings after the JhinSquare Jhin investigation, looks to any means to surpass ShenSquare Shen, and finds the forbidden shadow techniques. He is banished from the Order.
  • Kusho's refusal to help the war effort ends Zed's allegiance. While not directly opposed to them, he begins to view the Kinkou as rivals.
  • Zed gathers followers that are related to the Navori Brotherhood.
  • 12 Years Ago
    • Kai'SaSquare Kaisa obtains her first blade from her father KassadinSquare Kassadin for her birthday.
  • IreliaSquare Irelia takes up command of Ionia’s defending forces and becomes a master of the Blade Dance.
  • UdyrSquare Udyr engages the Noxians and does a great job at keeping them down.
  • 10 Years Ago
    • Some Vastayan tribes looking for a better deal and ally with Noxus, others remain to fight for Ionia. At this time ZedSquare Zed and his followers are openly hostile against non-humans.
    • Master YiSquare Master Yi heads to aid Ionia in Navori.
    • Battle of the Placidium of Navori, IreliaSquare Irelia's revolutionary forces win a stricking victory against the Noxian invading army.
    • SwainSquare Swain loses his arm to IreliaSquare Irelia and is discharged from the Ionian front.
    • A Vastayan known as Kalan allies with SwainSquare Swain and is later given the island of Fae'lor to govern for Noxus.
    • Kai'SaSquare Kaisa reanimates a Void rift, causing an earthquake that swallows her entire village beneath the Sai desert.
    • ZedSquare Zed witnesses War atrocities and travels to Kinkou Monastery to ask for assistance.
    • Zed returns to the Kinkou Monastery for the last remaining knowledge of Shadow techniques. Despite Master Kusho trying to stop his former student, he is ultimately killed by Zed. Some students ally with Zed while others flee.
    • Death of Master Kusho.
    • Death of Tahno Jhomen Tethi.
    • ZedSquare Zed forms the Shadow Order.
    • AkaliSquare Akali fled into the eastern mountains along with Mayym, ShenSquare Shen, KennenSquare Kennen, and a handful of other acolytes.
    • ShenSquare Shen becomes to new Eye of Twilight, and then sets out to rebuild the Kinkou under the Orders three ancient fundamental philosophies.
  • 9 Years Ago
    • The Shadow Falls. The Black Mist overcomes the defenses of the Southern Beacon of Bilgewater, and it sinks beneath the sea. Its guiding light is now lost to Bilgewater.
    • Noxian warband’s leader, Emystan, deployes Singed  attack in Ionian region of Navori injures or kills both Ionian and Noxian soldiers. DariusSquare Darius and Quilleta are sent from the Ionian front, DariusSquare Darius returns to the Noxian Freljord front.
    • The way of Wuju is almost destroyed as Master YiSquare Master Yi's village is decimated by Noxian forces and Zaunite mercenaries.
    • RivenSquare Riven is shocked by the attrocities comitted by her contrimen and leaves the Noxian army to live as an exile in Ionia.
    • YasuoSquare Yasuo tries to enter the Noxian-Ionian conflict, but is then framed for the murder of an Ionian Elder, which lands him in prison. He later escapes after finding out he is being convicted for murder and not for his going awol.
  • Gregori and Amoline Hastur left Noxus Prime to live in isolation somewhere north of the Ironspike Mountains.
  • NunuSquare Nunu born in Frostguard Citadel.
  • Events of Shurimas Ascension.
    • SivirSquare Sivir's and CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia expedition to Shurima.
    • CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia betray SivirSquare Sivir, opening the Tomb of the Emperors with Boomerang Blade Chalicar.
    • XerathSquare Xerath and RenektonSquare Renekton are freed from the Tomb of the Emperors.
    • AzirSquare Azir is resurrected.
    • AzirSquare Azir becomes Ascended.
    • Shuriman capital rises from the sands.
    • Events of Arisen.
      • AzirSquare Azir learns of XerathSquare Xerath's treachery and vows to punish him for his actions.
    •  AzirSquare Azir preaches to the nomadic Shurimans about a newly rebuilt empire.
    • AzirSquare Azir terraforms the land around the capital. Restores the long dried up waterways, sending water through Shurima in to the capital and, presumably, the Oasis.
    • Events of Water.
      • SivirSquare Sivir, unsure about what to do, leaves the capital and tries to put this ancient stuff behind her, to little effect.
    • XerathSquare Xerath starts gathering people to serve under him and begins to build a power base in the long forgotten city of Nerimazeth. He also has the emperor’s lineage on his hit list.
    • RenektonSquare Renekton sets out to kill his brother NasusSquare Nasus.
    • Events of Ouroboros.
      •  NasusSquare Nasus receives word about XerathSquare Xerath building a new empire from Nerimazeth, and prepares himself to confront the magus and also to find the emperor’s lineage before XerathSquare Xerath does.
    • CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, transformed by the poison of the Tomb of the Emperor’s guardian, looks to explore and utilise her new found powers to their fullest. She presumably returns to Noxus not long after these events.
  • At some point the Kinkou Order and Shadow Order broker an uneasy accord to fight against Noxus instead of each other.
  • KaynSquare Kayn Noxian forces landed at the mouth of the Epool River. He slaughters many Ionians and Vastaya before he was caught by Zed. He later joined the Order of Shadows.

7 Years Ago

  • The Order of Shadows works to repel Noxus, doing unspeakable things to get the job done.
  • SwainSquare Swain obtains demon magic.
  • With the help of DravenSwainSquare Swain manages to become Grand General of Noxus following Boram Darkwill’s demise.
  • DariusSquare Darius returns from the Freljordian campaign demanding compensation after narrowly surviving assassination attempts, ambushes, and even captures by the Winter’s Claw.
  • Trifarix of Noxus was formed, with Swain representing Vision, Darius representing Might, and an unknown figure representing Guile.
  • Battle of Dalu Bay, IreliaSquare Irelia's revolutionary forces win a stricking victory against the Noxian invading army defeating Admiral Duqal and ending the Invasion and the War.
  • End of the Noxian-Ionian War.
  • Some Ionian territories remain in Noxian control. Noxian-Ionian skirmishes around these territories continue to the present.
  • ZedSquare Zed starts consolidating power. He continues hostility with Noxus, and increases hostility against many Vastayan tribes.
  • AnnieSquare Annie Hastur born in Noxus near the Ironspike Mountains.
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah arrives in Ionia.
  • Events of The Bird and the Branch.
    • YasuoSquare Yasuo starts teaching ​TaliyahSquare Taliyah the Wind technique.
    • Word of AzirSquare Azir's​ return and Shurima’s revival reach Ionian shores, and TaliyahSquare Taliyah's ears. Choosing family over ​ YasuoSquare Yasuo's​ teachings she opts to return to Shurima to ensure her tribe’s safety.
    • Over the course of weeks or months TaliyahSquare Taliyah​ finds passage to the Freljord, which she then crosses to take a ship around the west side of Valoran, winding up in the port town of Bel’Zhun, which itself is north of the Sai in Shurima. From there she skirted the Sai, going from town to town to eventually start heading inland.
    • YasuoSquare Yasuo set off to his home village to confront his past, after many years of wandering Ionia.

6 Years Ago

  • Events of Confessions of a Broken Blade.
    • As the trial concludes, RivenSquare Riven must finally face the horrors of her past.
    • RivenSquare Riven stands trial for the murder of YasuoSquare Yasuo's master.
    • In the wake of war between Noxus and Ionia, RivenSquare Riven is accused of a heinous crime. After the reveal of the truth, her sentence was lowered to community service.
  • Events of Bloodline.
    • TaliyahSquare Taliyah finds a wounded Sivir outside of the city of Vakaura and tends to her wounds. NasusSquare Nasus and XerathSquare Xerath, both drawn by SivirSquare Sivir's blood, venture to Vekaura to find her.
    • NasusSquare Nasus meets TaliyahSquare Taliyah and SivirSquare Sivir, they exchange words and Nasus gives the two an amulet to hide them from XerathSquare Xerath so they can escape. He then engages in battle with XerathSquare Xerath, losing but living. Thanks to TaliyahSquare Taliyah's efforts Nasus is able to get himself up and away with ease, and some of Vakaura’s population survive despite the city’s devastation.
  • Events of The Echoes in the Stone.
    • TaliyahSquare Taliyah eventually splits up with SivirSquare Sivir and reaches the capital city; Shurima. There she hears the echoes of the people who died at Shurima’s fall in the stone, and ventures deep in to the bowels of the city to find her family.
  • Events of Dark Kin.
    • VarusSquare Varus arrives in Shurima where he senses another Darkin presence in a Shuriman tomb.

5 Years Ago

  • AkaliSquare Akali starts formally entered her Kinkou training, determined to succeed her mother as the new Fist of Shadow.

4 Years Ago

  • The Wild Hunt. HecarimSquare Hecarim marshals a spectral host and lays waste to the port of Grey Harbor.

3 Years Ago

  • The Battle of the Serpent. A Blue Flame leviathan is goaded to the surface by a serpent caller to face the Harrowing. The Black Mist is dispersed before it reaches Bilgewater, but the giant from the depths is slain in the process.
  • Events Leading to the Freljordian Civil War.
    • AsheSquare Ashe takes on leadership of her tribe and forms the Avarosan; a faction dedicated to uniting the Freljord in the name of peace and stability.
    • SejuaniSquare Sejuani takes leadership over her tribe and forms the Winter’s Claw; a faction focused around conquering and battle, with the ultimate aim of uniting Freljord around these concepts.
    • LissandraSquare Lissandra the Ice Witch, under the guise of Lissandra the Ice Dervish, pledges the Frostguard to the Avarosan cause with betrayal in mind for later on.
    • TryndamereSquare Tryndamere, after surviving an attack on his people by Aatrox, goes on a bloody campaign which eventually winds up with him becoming the Barbarian King
    • NunuSquare Nunu and Willump leave the Frostguard tribe behind and wander the wastes before meeting Ashe and joining the Avarosan cause.
    • GragasSquare Gragas destabilizes a potential conflict between the Avarosan and another tribe, earning everyone’s admiration and Ashe’s respect.
    • AniviaSquare Anivia senses a growing corruption in the Freljord and allies with the Avarosan in the name of protecting the frozen north.
    • OlafSquare Olaf pursues his glorious death and eventually sides with Sejuani to find it.
    • UdyrSquare Udyr returns to the Freljord at the behest of the spirits and works with the Winter’s Claw to protect the land.
    • VolibearSquare Volibear pledges the Ursine them to the cause of the Winter’s Claw.
    • TrundleSquare Trundle, using his wits, manages to become Troll King and has his trolls working in a tenuous alliance with the Ice Witch.
  • Start of the Freljordian Civil War.

2 Years Ago

  • Events of The Blade of Millenia.
  • Events of Golden Excellence.
    • JhinSquare Jhin is released from his prison and is currently on an assassination mission in Zaun for the Ionian government.
    • ShenSquare Shen (accompanied temporarily with AkaliSquare Akali) and ZedSquare Zed team up to track JhinSquare Jhin down and finish him.
  • AkaliSquare Akali disapproves of the Kinkou Orders rules and regulations and sets off to fight as a Rogue Ronin Assassin. ShenSquare Shen and her have parted on neutral terms for the time being.

1 Year Ago

  • The Battle of Knife Straits.
    • An enormous Harrowing swells over Bilgewater, forcing Miss Fortune and Gangplank to fight together to keep it at bay.
    • NautilusSquare Nautilus appears and stands alone against the Harrowing, splitting its forces almost singlehandedly. Some go west and some go north, with a portion of the Mist being forced to contend with Nautilus.
    • The north force arrives at Smuggler’s Cove and decimates it, leaving no survivors.
    • The west force meets the combined armadas of Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune and GangplankSquare Gangplank, and is thwarted. Bilgewater survives.
  • Events of Origins.
    • AnnieSquare Annie unlocks her powers.
    • Death of Daisy Hastur.
    • Death of Gregori Hastur.
    • TibbersSquare Tibbers awakened.
    • Death of Leanna Hastur.

Present Year

  • Events of Burning Tides.
    • Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune concocts and puts in to action a plan to get rid of GangplankSquare Gangplank once and for all. She commissions Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate to steal a magical dagger from GangplankSquare Gangplank and then tips of GravesSquare Graves, who’s still on the hunt for him. The two confront one another and this leaves GangplankSquare Gangplank vulnerable.
    • Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune's attack on GangplankSquare Gangplank leaves him nearly dead and with the population having not seen him survive Bilgewater descends in to chaos as the man who kept all of the gangs in check isn’t around anymore.
    • GravesSquare Graves and Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate reconcile about what happened ten years prior, and resolve to leave Bilgewater behind and start their partnership up a new. Their sights are set on Piltover, both to perform a great heist and to get Graves a new gun.
  • GravesSquare Graves obtains his second gun, New Destiny.
  • Events of The Burden.
    • GangplankSquare Gangplank is rescued by servants of the Buhru chiefs, and he meets Illaoi for the first time in a long time. Begs for her support and that of Buhru, and IllaoiSquare Illaoi sees he needs tested. He overcomes the test and IllaoiSquare Illaoi pledges the support of Buhru’s chiefs to Gangplank as he works to reclaim his title of Reaver King.
    • GangplankSquare Gangplank has acquired a prosthetic arm for himself.
  • Events of Shadow and Fortune.
    • A Harrowing sweeps over Bilgewater with HecarimSquare Hecarim and ThreshSquare Thresh leading the way. LucianSquare Lucian, OlafSquare Olaf and Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune are brought together by circumstance and fight the Harrowing in their own ways. Illaoi manages to perform a ritual to invoke Nagakabouros, which showers Bilgewater in the goddess’s light and repels the Harrowing, cleansing some of it and freeing many souls from its grip.
    • LucianSquare Lucian confronted ThreshSquare Thresh for the first time since Senna’s death. He learned Senna was imprisoned by Thresh, and has found new strength to both save her and destroy the Black Mist.
    • Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune had revelations about herself and has resolved to clean up Bilgewater of all crime.
    • IllaoiSquare Illaoi hopes to fix Bilgewater and has it in mind to work with both Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune and GangplankSquare Gangplank to achieve this.
    • OlafSquare Olaf failed to die and presumably went back to the Freljord.
  • Events of Fortune Smiles.
  • Events of Progress Day.
    • CaitlynSquare Caitlyn sniffs out potential Noxian spies in Piltover, and manages to out one named Tamara, deporting her to Bel'Zhun with discretion. Another, Colette, manages to infiltrate Clan Medarda's ranks. Vi began the process of interrogating a prisoner in relation to the spies, though whether she discovered anything about the second spy is unknown.
  • HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger and ZiggsSquare Ziggs arrive and set-up shop in Piltover.
  • Events of Paint the Town.
  • Events of Blood of Noxus.
    • Battle of Basilich.
    • DariusSquare Darius, DravenSquare Draven, and Tamara lay siege on the city of Basilich.
    • DravenSquare Draven storms the walls, nearly dying in the process.
    • DariusSquare Darius and DravenSquare Draven confront Quiletta Varn, but she is double-crossed by her second-in-command Invetia Varn.
    • City of Basilich is retaken by Noxus.
  • Noxus obtains Piltovers Clan Medarda's trading map.
  • Events of For Demacia.
  • Events of Into the Abyss.
    • NamiSquare Nami becomes the Tidecaller and ascends to the surfface world to track down the Aspect of the Moon.
  • Events of First Steps.
    • NamiSquare Nami learns that the Aspect of the Moon is traveling to Ionia and heads there as well.
  • Events of Meet Zoe.
    • ZoeSquare Zoe returns to herald change.
  • Events of The Principles of Strength.
    • Delverhold strengthens its ties with Noxus. Alyssa Roshka Gloriana val-Lokan becomes its leader.
  • Events of Stains on a Name.
    • A decade after the Battle of the Placidium, Ionia honors the IreliaSquare young woman who inspired a revolution.
  • Events of Then, Teeth.
  • Events of Breach.
    • Events of The Girl Who Came Back.
      • Kai'SaSquare Kai'Sa decides to give up her life of self-isolation in the Sai desert's underground and live again in the surface.
  • Events of The Dreaming Cave.
    • SyndraSquare Syndra is freed from her prison inside Dael'eh Ahira, Fae'lor of Ionia.
    • Death of Okin.
    • Fae'lor ruined castle is lifted by SyndraSquare Syndra in the sky and is was transported northwards to an unknown location.
  • Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol returns to Runeterra.

+50 Years

  • Events of The Wonder Above.
    • An Ionian elder retells the story of BardSquare Bard to children from the Floating Villages.

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