In the final part of our series on the mythical locations that make up the history of League of Legends, we delve into the realms of Ionia, the City of Bandle, Zaun, Mount Targon, and the Void. Each zone is home to a unique set of champions with their own stories and connections to their respective regions.
Ionia: The First Lands
Ionia, also known as the First Lands, is a realm of harmony where magic and spirituality intertwine. This region is a land of tranquility and conflict, which Noxus has invaded in the past. The champions of Ionia can be said to reflect this dichotomy. For her part, Irelia, the Sword Dancer, is a defender of Ionia who fought against the Noxian invaders. While Karma, the Enlightened One, embodies the spiritual aspect of Ionia and uses her inner spirit to protect her people. Meanwhile, Yasuo, the Unforgiven, represents the turmoil within Ionia, a wrongfully accused man who seeks to clear his name.
Bandle City: A Whimsical Wonderland
Bandle City is a whimsical and unpredictable place, home to the Yordles, a race of magical and diminutive creatures. In this region, the Yordle champions are as diverse and quirky as their homeland. On the one hand, Tristana, the Yordle gunner, is a fearless and optimistic warrior. On the other hand, we have Lulu, the Fae Sorceress, who personifies the whimsical nature of Bandle City with her magic that can turn enemies into adorable creatures. Also from this region is Teemo, the swift scout, a lovable but lethal yordle who uses his stealth and poison to outwit his enemies.
Zaun: The Underground City
Beneath the shining city of Piltover lies Zaun, a place of darkness, pollution, and unregulated experimentation. In this region, the champions are survivors molded by the harsh reality of the undercity. Among the champions is Ekko, the Child Who Shattered Time, who uses his time manipulation device to protect his friends. Like Jinx, the Loose Cannon, he is a chaotic and unpredictable force of destruction. In addition, this Warwick, the Unchained Wrath of Zaun, is a tragic figure transformed into a monstrous werewolf by cruel experiments.
Mount Targon: The Top of the World
Mount Targon is the highest peak in all of Runeterra, where mortals can ascend to become celestial beings. Their ascension can be said to bind all of Mount Targon’s champions. Leona, the Radiant Dawn, is a warrior imbued with the sun’s power. Diana, the Moon’s Scorn, wields the power of lunar light. Aurelion Sol, the Star Forger, is a celestial dragon who creates stars.
The Void: The Abyss
The Void is a terrifying realm of darkness and chaos, a place that seeks to consume all of Runeterra. The champions of the Void are monstrous creatures, each a harbinger of destruction. Kassadin, the Voidwalker, entered the Void seeking vengeance for his lost family. Malzahar, the Prophet of the Void, is a seer who has embraced the madness of the Void. Cho’Gath, the Terror of the Void, is a monstrous creature that consumes everything in its path.
From the tranquil lands of Ionia to the chaotic abyss of the Void, the realms of League of Legends are as diverse and complex as the champions that inhabit them. Each region offers a unique perspective on the world of Runeterra, and learning about these places enriches our understanding of the champions we play and the battles we fight.