Netflix’s ArcaneThis series is extremely stylish and each character is full of detail. While the setting of Zaun and Piltover is dense with characters and conflict, it’s just a vertical slice of the larger League of Legends lore. If you’ve finished ArcanePerhaps you are looking for deeper lore in the Runeterra world. There’s nothing else quite like ArcaneIt is possible to find a wealth of information out there. League content that’s tough to sift through. If you’re looking for more, especially while waiting for the next season, here are some recommendations on how to start getting into the rest of the world.
Take a look at the different regions
The official Universe page collects all of Riot’s written lore, but it’s overwhelming to take in, all at once. The official Arcane promotional page includes a visual novel that is meant to be an entry into the world of Runeterra — quite literally, the player character is someone who was browsing the Internet before getting pulled into a fantasy world — but that’s not exactly canon.
It’s easier to parse when you dig into specific corners of the universe. You can explore the Universe page for a wide variety of areas, champions, and supporting characters. For instance, there’s Piltover and Zaun, which you’re familiar with from ArcaneBut you might be able to look into unknown characters, such as Camille. These comics and stories are a good way to get more information about the world. There are also links. For instance, there’s a Caitlyn story where she hunts down a Noxus infiltrator. Not only do you get some Caitlyn history, but also more information about Noxus. Starting there you may start reading about champions such as Swain or LeBlanc. These links will take you to the plot threads and other Champions. You will soon be lost in fantasy fiction. Some of it is quite good.
Are you unsure where to begin? Dana Luery Shaw’s Get up with meThis is the story of a brief love story between two members of an ancient religion, set on Mount Targon’s slopes. VoicesJared Rosen, a., Here’s a scary tale about an evil demon who attacks villagers. Finally, The Eye in the Abyss by Anthony Reynolds is a longer piece that’s a mix between an epic adventure and a cosmic horror nightmare.
Ask the professionals
Even with the Universe collecting all of the lore in one place, it’s still a LotsIt’s important to sort through. Here’s where content creators in the community really pull through. An example is Necrit, who serves as the universe’s unofficial archivist, historian, and analyst. His videos give you a broad overview of the story, so it’s easy to learn all of it without needing to go searching for every piece. For instance, if you enjoyed any of the stories above, you can punch the character names in and search Necrit’s channel, and he’ll be happy to explain everything you need to know about them in depth.
Necrit can also make more focused videos like those that explore every Easter egg. ArcaneA review of a short story, and some speculation about its meaning. It is best to uncover fiction directly from its source, but sometimes it helps to have a guide. Necrit excels at providing that service. She also explains deep lore mysteries and speculates about what it might all mean in the long-term.
You can also find other LeagueWhile YouTubers are great to watch, not all can provide as much information and explanations about Necrit. If you’re totally lost, there are few better places to start.
Check out the Riot Games
It’s very difficult for me to encourage someone to play League of LegendsIt will be 2021. It’s not a BadUnfortunately, it is not a game. Arcane, and it’s very difficult to pick up fresh. Riot is constantly updating its game catalog with newer options. This is an example: Ruined Kings: A League of Legends StoryThis is an excellent RPG, which focuses on regions like Bilgewater or the Shadow Isles. It’s a great way to meet a handful of champions like Miss Fortune, Pyke, Ahri, or Yasuo.
Legends of RuneterraAnother good option is the one above. The game’s new Path of Champions mode includes short comics starring the Arcane cast in a more current-day version of Piltover and Zaun, and even though it’s not technically canon, these comics are super cute. It’s also a helpful way to see new sides of champions.
Nami, the mermaid Nami on her quest to save her people is an example. This is In League, she’s fine, but a little flat. You can find it here Legends of Runeterra, we get to see that she’s in a polyamorous relationship with two of her companions, which drives her forward on her mission. Art and vocal work. Legends of Runeterra is gorgeous, and even if you don’t play the game, it’s worth looking through the art gallery for a new perspectiveOld characters.
Finally, Wild RiftIs a mobile port for League of Legends that’s much more forgiving. It’s still a competitive MOBA, so it might still be too high a barrier of entry for some, but it smooths away many of the rough parts of LeagueIn pursuit of a simpler starting experience. You are unable to find the right person for you. Arcane has ignited your interest, there’s a whole canon of League You are just a click away from a world of legends. It’s up to you where to begin.
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