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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[4] and Paladins Strike, the latter of which is an alternate universe[5]. It's unknown if or how Realm Royale connects to the lore.

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.

  • Dragon Scourge
    Boasting incredible power, dragons ruled the world, and served as the impetus for the formation of an ancient civilization known as the Warders.
  • Goblin Scourges
    The Goblin Scourges were encroachments of goblins that ravaged the north of the Realm, until they were eventually repelled by the newly formed original incarnation of the Paladins, with the help of the Stagalla.
  • Crystal War
    The war over crystals that arose from conflicts between the Magistrate and Resistance, and still influences the Realm to this very day.
  • Koga's Revenge
    Koga returns to face his old master and demand answers.
  • Destruction of Seris
    A village once home to an Abyssal portal, in an effort to satiate the Abyss, the force was unintentionally unleashed, destroying the village and almost everyone in it.
  • Battle of Ascension Peak
    Jenos returns from the cosmos, attracting the attention of House Aico. Khan, the Primus of the house, is sent to recruit him, and he doesn't take "no" for an answer.
  • The Darkness Released
    Believing her goddess to have abandoned her, Vora would release the seal containing the Darkness, using its power in the hopes of bringing about the end of the Realm and everything in it.

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, which results in the Ska'drin receiving even worse discrimination than before, sparking a New Resistance to emerge.

Major Factions[]

New Magistrate[]

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The New Magistrate is the original Magistrate following Grand Magister Karne stepping down and entrusting leadership of the group to House Aico. Under Lian's new rule, discrimination against the Ska'drin became far worse.




New Resistance[]

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The New Resistance is a group that emerged following the increased discrimination of the Ska'drin under House Aico's leadership of the Magistrate. It's unknown if the group has any connection to the original Resistance.


Champion Zhin Icon.png Zhin (assumed leader)

Champion Koga Icon.png Koga

Champion Talus Icon.png Talus

Champion Vatu Icon.png Vatu

Champion Ying Icon.png Ying



Magistrate[]

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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 (aka Paladins)[]

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The Resistance (also known as the modern Paladins) is a group led by Valera that oppose the Magistrate's decision of banning crystals. It's unknown what happened to this group following Karne stepping down as Grand Magister.




The Abyss[]

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


Champion Androxus Icon.png Androxus (linked)

Champion Dredge Icon.png Dredge

Champion Lillith Icon.png Lillith (linked)

Champion Raum Icon.png Raum

Champion Seris Icon.png Seris



Darkness[]

Champion Generic Icon.png
A universe subsuming threat from beyond the Realm.


Champion Vora Icon.png Vora (transformed)

Champion Yagorath Icon.png Yagorath



Neutral[]

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



Directions[]

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

Anti-Abyss[]

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Those opposed to the Abyss.



Anti-Darkness[]

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Those opposed to the Darkness.



Nature Protectors[]

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



Other Groups[]

BombKingdom Icon.png 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.

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

OuterTribunal Icon.png Outer Tribunal
The Outer tribunal is a group who, on behalf of the Magistrate, hunt down criminals in the name of the law. They also battle horrors and supernatural threats for the side of justice.

Resistance icon big.png 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.png Sentinels
The Sentinels were an elite military unit working under the Magistrate.

Shadow Tribunal Symbol.png 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.

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

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

EternalPyre Icon.png The Eternal Pyre
The Eternal Pyre is an otherwordly force seemingly opposed against the Abyss.

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

Champion Generic Icon.png 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.

Champion Generic Icon.png Wekono
Wekono is the Mother of Sorrow and Revenge who every cycle, selects a champion to evangelize her faith by laying waste to those who would oppose her, with Mal'Damba being her current champion.

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

Champion Generic Icon.png 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.png 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[]

  • Magic
    Magic is forces in the Realm that can be manipulated and utilized by various species and individuals for special powers and abilities.
  • 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[]

  • Border Lord
    Currently unknown individuals who seem to rule their own domains in the Realm.

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 Raum Icon.png Champion Dredge Icon.png* Champion Seris Icon.png*
Luna Po-Li Zigs Mal'Damba's Snake
Champion BombKing Icon.png Bolt Champion Inara Icon.png Champion Terminus Icon.png
Champion Yagorath Icon.png
Champion Io Icon.png Champion Jenos Icon.png* Champion Makoa Icon.png
Wekono
Imani's Dragon Dragon Dragon's Call Dragon
Drogoz's Former Master
Champion Barik Icon.png
A Great Frost Elemental whom Evie tricks and imprisons
Champion Skye Icon.png Champion Torvald Icon.png Valera Icon.png Champion Ying Icon.png Champion Vora Icon.png
Champion Saati Icon.png
Champion Willo Icon.png
Champion Ruckus Icon.png
Champion Ash Icon.png Champion Atlas Icon.png Champion BettyLaBomba Icon.png Champion Buck Icon.png Champion Cassie Icon.png Champion Corvus Icon.png Champion Evie Icon.png Champion Fernando Icon.png Champion Imani Icon.png Karne Icon.png Champion Khan Icon.png* Champion Kinessa Icon.png Champion Koga Icon.png Champion Lex Icon.png Champion Lian Icon.png Champion Maeve Icon.png* Champion Octavia Icon.png Champion ShaLin Icon.png Champion Strix Icon.png Champion Tyra Icon.png Champion VII Icon.png* Champion Viktor Icon.png Champion Old Viktor Icon.png Champion Vivian Icon.png Champion Zhin Icon.png
Champion Moji Icon.png Champion Rei Icon.png
Champion Grohk Icon.png
Champion Azaan Icon.png Champion Furia Icon.png*
Champion Mal'Damba Icon.png Champion Talus Icon.png Champion Vatu Icon.png
Champion Grover Icon.png*
Champion Inara Icon.png Champion Terminus Icon.png
Champion Maeve Icon.png* Champion Tiberius Icon.png
Champion Androxus Icon.png Champion Dredge Icon.png Champion Furia Icon.png Champion Jenos Icon.png Champion Lillith Icon.png Champion Mal'Damba Icon.png Champion Seris Icon.png Champion Terminus Icon.png Champion Vora Icon.png Kraken
Wekono
Champion Dredge Icon.png Champion Seris Icon.png Champion Terminus Icon.png
Champion Pip Icon.png
Champion Drogoz Icon.png

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.

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[]

A list of various retcons throughout the years 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[]

Trivia[]

  • 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.[6][7]
  • 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.


Lore

Affiliation
Resistance (aka Paladins)  •  Magistrate  •  The Abyss  •  Darkness  •  Neutral

Directions
Anti-Abyss  •  Anti-Darkness  •  Nature Protectors

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

Noteworthy Items / Forces
Crystals  •  Magic  •  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

Races
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

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

Time Periods
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

Other
NPCs  •  Updated Bios  •  Canon Skins  •  Statues  •  Legends  •  Misconceptions  •  Retcons  •  Alpha Lore

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