Paladins Wiki
Lore Image Resistance

Welcome to the Lore Page where you can easily navigate through the various characters, groups, locations, races, and events in Paladins' story.

Almost all Paladins media is still considered canon[1][2][3], with the only exception seemingly being the Alpha lore, which was retconned,[4] Paladins Strike, which is an alternate universe,[5] and champion anniversary / other special images, which just aren't canon.[6][7][8][9] It's unknown if or how Realm Royale connects to the lore.

Most group icons have not been officially confirmed and are largely for presentation.

Please avoid adding fanfictional content, this is an archive for official lore. Even if a theory is plausible, only add confirmed information.

Complete Timeline[ | ]

The complete main Paladins timeline can be viewed here.

Major Events[ | ]

Individual pages on notable events in the lore can be viewed here.

Story Arcs[ | ]

Individual story arcs can be found here.

  • Crystal Arc
    Crystals are discovered and subsequently result in the Realm-wide Crystal War between the Magistrate and Resistance.
  • Darkness Arc
    The Darkness monster Yagorath is awakened centuries after shattering the moon and being trapped by Io, now intent to consume the Realm and everyone in it.
  • Ska'drin Arc
    Following the defeat of Yagorath, Karne gives control of the Magistrate to House Aico, while a New Resistance randomly forms to oppose the discrimination of the ska'drin.

Major Factions[ | ]

New Magistrate[ | ]

The New Magistrate is the original Magistrate following Grand Magister Karne stepping down and entrusting leadership of the group to House Aico.

New Resistance[ | ]

The New Resistance is a group of former Resistance members and Zhin's Thousand Hands Guild that emerged after House Aico took over the Magistrate. Though seemingly fighting for the freedom of the common folk and against Ska'drin oppression, Zhin's ulterior motive is to take the throne Lian sits on.

Champion Zhin Icon Zhin (leader)[12]

Champion Buck Icon Buck[13]

Champion Koga Icon Koga

Champion Talus Icon Talus

Champion Vatu Icon Vatu

Champion Ying Icon Ying

Champion Skye Icon Skye (informant)

New Paladins[ | ]

Store Crystal Icon
The New Paladins are a new iteration of the group formed after the original Resistance's disbandment, in an effort to protect the Realm against any arising threats.

Champion Inara Icon Inara (leader)

Champion Grohk Icon Grohk

Champion Cassie Icon Cassie

Champion Barik Icon Barik

Champion Grover Icon Grover

Champion Tyra Icon Tyra

Champion Furia Icon Furia

Champion Pip Icon Pip (ally)

Champion Bomb King Icon Bomb King (ally)

Champion Strix Icon Strix (ally)

Champion Jenos Icon Jenos (ally)

Champion Tiberius Icon Tiberius (ally)

Champion Skye Icon Skye (informant)

Magistrate[ | ]

The Magistrate was the leading power of the Realm that took over once the chaos of centuries past had ended. They decided to ban crystals in fear of the chaos that could be caused. They would later be replaced by the New Magistrate once Karne decided to entrust leadership of the group to House Aico.

Resistance[ | ]

The Resistance was a group led by Valera that opposed the Magistrate's decision of banning crystals. After Yagorath's defeat and Lian's ascent to Grand Magister, Valera departed to look for a new fight, and the Resistance disbanded.

The Abyss[ | ]

Abyss Icon
A dark and mysterious dimension from which dangerous and mysterious monstrous forces seem to originate.

Champion Nyx Icon Nyx (Queen)

Champion Seris Icon Seris

Champion Lillith Icon Lillith (linked)

Champion Omen Icon Omen

Champion Dredge Icon Dredge

Champion Raum Icon Raum

Champion Androxus Icon Androxus (linked)

Darkness[ | ]

Darkness Icon
A universe subsuming threat from beyond the Realm.

Champion Vora Icon Vora (transformed)

Champion Yagorath Icon Yagorath

Directions[ | ]

Characters who share similar goals, but most often do not work together to accomplish them.

Anti-Abyss[ | ]

Those opposed to the Abyss.

Anti-Darkness[ | ]

Those opposed to the Darkness.

Nature Protectors[ | ]

Those who either protect nature or their people who live in it.

Neutral[ | ]

Champions and groups with no interest in picking a side in major conflicts such as the Crystal War between the Magistrate and Resistance.

Other Groups[ | ]

BombKingdom Icon Bomb Kingdom
The Bomb Kingdom is the unofficial name given to Betty La Bomba's former kingdom prior to Bomb King destroying the entire thing.

Deepwerks Symbol Deepwerks
A Magistrate facility located within a mountainous area of Crosswind Hold.

HouseAico Icon House Aico
House Aico is a royal house loyal to the Magistrate, ruled by the heiress and Scion of the Ruby Throne, Lian.

Greenwood Symbol House Arturos
House Arturos is a royal house that's heavily implied to rule over Greenwood and was originally loyal to the Magistrate, before slowly shifting to favor the Resistance.

OuterTribunal Icon Outer Tribunal
The Outer Tribunal is a group who, on behalf of the Magistrate, hunt down criminals and battle supernatural horrors in the name of the law.

Resistance icon Paladins (Former)
The Paladins were a group of magical warriors who united the Realm through strife and sacrifice during the time of chaos centuries ago.

Sentinels Icon Sentinels
The Sentinels were an elite military unit working under the Magistrate.

Shadow Tribunal Symbol Shadow Tribunal
The Shadow Tribunal is a group led by Corvus after he was exiled from the Magistrate that intends to achieve his goals and support the Magistrate's original goals to restore peace and defeat the Resistance.

Summer Court Icon Summer Court
The Summer Court is a group of faeries who wage an endless war against the encroachment of modern civilization.

Red River Orcs Icon Red River Orcs
The Red River Orcs is a tribe of orcs that reside in a river located in Greenwood.

EternalPyre Icon The Eternal Pyre
The Eternal Pyre is an otherworldly force opposed to the Abyss.

ThousandHands Icon Thousand Hands Guild
The Thousand Hands Guild is a criminal organization currently led by Zhin.

Warder Icon Warders
The Warders were an ancient group who were able to command dragons and channel their power with items such as the Warder's Relic. It was their efforts that paved the way for the Realm to enter its golden age.

Followers of Io Symbol Followers of Io
Followers of Io are those who live in the Shattered Desert and worship the Moon Goddess Io.

TauKor Monastery Icon Tau-Kor Monastery
The Tau-Kor Monastery is a group of monks that reside at Ascension Peak and are dedicated to carrying on Jenos' legacy.

Champion Generic Icon Unknown Groups
On top of the various known groups, there's also several other mentioned or implied groups that have yet to be given an official name or explored in greater detail.

Noteworthy Items / Forces[ | ]

  • Crystals
    Crystals are a new form of magic with enough power to rival that of the Magistrate itself. It was due to these crystals that the Resistance was created and the Crystal War started.
  • Magic
    Magic is forces in the Realm that can be manipulated and utilized by various species and individuals for special powers and abilities.
  • Souls
    An immaterial force present within many living creatures in the Realm that's a resource for groups such as the Abyss.
  • Warder's Key
    The Warder's Key is a powerful keystone that can unlock the Warder's vaults.
  • Warder's Relic
    The Warder's Relic are two ancient gauntlets used by the Warders to command dragons. They eventually ended up back with their rightful owner, Imani.

Notable Positions[ | ]

The Realm[ | ]

Paladins is set in the world known as the Realm.

Main article: Realm

Races[ | ]

This list only accumulate the base skins and skills. Alternate skins and lores are not taken into consideration.

Champion Lore[ | ]

Updated individual champion lore can be found here.

Official in-game bios can be found here.

Other[ | ]

NPCs[ | ]

A list of known NPC characters can be found here.

Alternate Realities[ | ]

A list of known alternate realities can be found here.

Statues[ | ]

A list of figures appearing as statues can be found here.

Legends[ | ]

A list of various legends and myths in the Realm of Paladins can be found here.

Canon Skins[ | ]

A list of canon and potentially canon skins can be viewed here.

Misconceptions[ | ]

A list of notable lore misconceptions and unconfirmed theories can be viewed here.

Retcons / Plot Holes[ | ]

A list of various retcons and plot holes throughout the years can be viewed here.

Character Feats[ | ]

A list of various feats and anti-feats performed by the various champions can be viewed here.

Alpha Lore[ | ]

The old non-canon alpha lore of the game can be viewed here.

Videos[ | ]

A Realm Divided[ | ]

Siege of Ascension Peak[ | ]

Rise of Furia[ | ]

Koga's Revenge[ | ]

Dragon's Call[ | ]

Dark Tides[ | ]

A Conflict Reignited[ | ]

Emergence[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • It's been mentioned and implied numerous times that the reason so little attention and development is given to the lore is due to Evil Mojo's marketing department severely limiting the amount of lore related reveals and information that can be presented for no apparent reason, such as telling the game's lore team to focus more on the development of the lore instead of revealing anything during streams focused on the lore, as well as forcing information revealed to only be lore closely related to new champions, such as new information on goblins being incredibly unlikely unless a new goblin champion is released.[14][15][16][17]
  • The development of the lore was largely unorganized prior to around Atlas and the Shattered Desert, which is when a group of developers unofficially came together to discuss the lore, and around the time Corvus began coming into the picture, the group was largely made officially responsible for deciding on lore related topics.[18][19]
  • However, the game's lore team has since dissolved around the time Azaan defeated Yagorath due to "shifting priorities" within the company, ultimately preventing any planned future lore from occurring.[20]
  • During the period around the Siege of Ascension Peak, it was said the lore wasn't intended to be a linear narrative, with it instead being intended to simply be a world full of different stories and interrelated characters; with the siege being built on later to show how it affected the Realm... which aside from one brief offhand mention of it by Jenos in the End Times story, didn't happen.
  • An "Atlantis" inspired race that preceded the current portion of history and wielded advanced runic technology has been brainstormed for years, but never saw the light of day.[21]
  • Paladins artist ThunderBrush has apparently pitched a story mode for the game internally several times to no avail.[22]


Major Factions
Magistrate  •  Resistance  •  Abyss  •  Darkness

Anti-Abyss  •  Anti-Darkness  •  Nature Protectors  •  Neutral

Bomb Kingdom  •  Deepwerks  •  Eternal Pyre  •  Followers of Io  •  House Aico  •  House Arturos  •  Outer Tribunal  •  Paladins (Former)  •  Red River Orcs  •  Sentinels  •  Shadow Tribunal  •  Summer Court  •  Tau-Kor Monastery  •  Thousand Hands Guild  •  Warders  •  Unknown Groups

Noteworthy Items / Forces
Crystals  •  Magic  •  Souls  •  Warder's Key  •  Warder's Relic

Notable Positions
Abyssal Lord  •  Border Lord  •  Grand Magister  •  Pyre Lord

The Realm
Abyss  •  Aico Tundra  •  Crosswind Hold  •  The Eight Oceans  •  Enchanted Forest  •  Greenwood  •  Lunar Coast  •  Seris (Village)  •  Temple Isles  •  Trade Row  •  Warder's Watch

Abyssal Creature  •  Animal  •  Construct  •  Darkness  •  Dragon  •  Deities  •  Dwarf  •  Elemental  •  Elf  •  Faerie  •  Goblin  •  Human  •  Leipori  •  Orc  •  Pyre Creature  •  Ska'drin  •  Spirit  •  Stagalla  •  Tigron  •  Transformed  •  Undead  •  Vulpin  •  Wyrin

Complete Timeline
Complete Timeline  •  Paladins Chronicles

Story Arcs
Crystal Arc  •  Darkness Arc  •  Ska'drin Arc

Time Periods
The Ancient Age  •  The Age of the Paladins  •  The Golden Age  •  The Age of Resistance  •  The Lost Future

Notable Events
Dragon Scourge  •  Goblin Scourges  •  Golden Age  •  Crystal War  •  Koga's Revenge  •  Destruction of Seris  •  Battle of Ascension Peak  •  Warders Return  •  The Fight of the Shattered Desert  •  Shattered Goddess' Return  •  The Summoning of Raum  •  The Darkness Released  •  Shift of Power

NPCs  •  Updated Bios  •  Alternate Realities  •  Canon Skins  •  Statues  •  Legends  •  Misconceptions  •  Retcons  •  Character Feats  •  Alpha Lore