As mentioned here, official in-game champion bios are meant to represent champions as they are at initial release, and it is unrealistic for them to constantly be updated every time something changes. This page is meant to be an unofficial updated version of every champion's lore collected in a quick and easy collection. Keep in mind, these descriptions are not official and may contain some inaccuracies. Content is also subject to change as more information is released. Some information is not included due to not being that important or directly relevant; other details and lore trivia on various champions can be found in the trivia section on individual champion pages.
Updated Bios[edit | edit source]
Once a noble lawman of the Outer Tribunal, Androxus and his former partner Lex were relentless in their pursuit of criminals and anything that threatened the natural order of the Realm. However, during a tragic confrontation with a sinister Abyssal entity claiming to be a goddess, Androxus changed; now afflicted with an otherworldly disease cursing him with an endless hunger for souls, Androxus abandoned his duties, quickly rising to the top of the most-wanted list. Though he appears to wish to redeem himself in the eyes of the Magistrate, Androxus is currently stuck with the curse for the eternity, as he is hunted down by his former partner, wielding Androxus' own former magnum.
While lacking finesse and subtlety, Ash more than makes up for with her brutal tactics and general overkill, making a name for herself by volunteering for front-line duty using experimental heavy armor and siege weaponry, earning her the "War Machine" nickname. When the Crystal War broke out, Ash led the charge against the newly formed Resistance, shattering the Stagalla known as Terminus to pieces.
In the Lost Future, Ash was seemingly killed at some point.
Atlas was born as the son of Lex in the Lost Future of the Realm, each day a fight for survival as Atlas and the other survivors work towards defeating the Darkness responsible for the dark future. Atlas would lose his arm to a future version of Vora, but would push on nonetheless... until the final stand against the Darkness failed.
Out of desperation, Atlas studied old books regarding crytal magic, and eventually gained the ability to manipulate time. After researching old tales for possible sources of the Darkness, Atlas was eventually forced back in time after being cornered by the monsters.
Arriving in the Shattered Desert of the past, Atlas encountered the Resistance. Using their power, he managed to prevent both them and the Magistrate from releasing the Darkness as was told in the tales of the future.
The Darkness would later be unleashed by the warrior known as Vora, who would come into conflict with Atlas and Lex in the town of Bazaar, before later coming into conflict again when Atlas gathered a group of champions to travel into the Shattered Desert and defeat the Darkness monster Yagorath before it was too late.
A clever inventor and resourceful engineer, Barik would eventually join the Magistrate facility known as Deepwerks, where he would help create many pieces of crystal-powered technology that initially swept the Realm following their discovery, notably creating one of the goblin mining suits such as the one used by Ruckus, crystal-powered wings that would eventually come into the possession of Drogoz, and the various weaponry used by the Magistrate and Resistance.
However, Barik would leave Deepwerks after a falling out with a corrupt Magistrate commander, instead pledging his allegiance to Valera and the Resistance.
Accidentally brought to life by the warlock of a clever warlord during a fortress siege long ago, possibly the result of crystals, after destroying the warlord's entire army singlehandedly, Bomb King struck out on a delusional quest to visit every land under his rule, which happens to be all of them.
Originally a member of the Thousand Hands criminal empire, Buck would eventually leave and become a member of the Magistrate and their elite military group known as the Sentinels. Following the group's disastrous final mission, now broken, Buck left once again, eventually climbing Ascension Peak and becoming a monk, where he would later meet Jenos upon his return, and be shown the various cosmic wonders he had seen while in the cosmos, as well as a dark threat that would one day threaten the Realm. Following this, Buck would join the Resistance for an unknown reason.
Watching her friends leave Greenwood to join the Crystal War, Cassie lamented the curse that prevented her bloodline from leaving their home; that is, until a mysterious oracle offered her advice that would let her finally leave her homeland, which Cassie jumped at, despite the sacrifices she was well aware of. After taking her father's crossbow and her bird Zigs, Cassie raced off to join the fight. She would later battle Terminus, and eventually be recruited by Atlas to help fight Yagorath deep in the Shattered Desert.
Originally a member of the Outer Tribunal in his early life, Corvus would encounter many supernatural and odd occurrences in the Realm, which led to him being the expert on Abyssal research and phenomenon.
Eventually joining the Magistrate itself, Corvus would attempt to avert a crisis in the village of Seris by offering a girl to the Abyssal portal present in the village, however, this would prove to backfire, as an Abyssal Lord would emerge from the portal, take the girl's body, and destroy the village; Corvus being one of the only survivors thanks to an unknown force.
At a later point, Corvus would lead a group of soldiers through the Shattered Desert, where he would come into conflict with the Resistance and the time-traveler Atlas, at first gaining the upper hand, only to be driven away when Io appeared to protect her people.
Having barely escaped with his life, Corvus became fearful, believing the Resistance had gained two godlike beings on their side, he feared the Magistrate's time was running out. This was taken advantage of by the Abyss, using the body of the girl who had been sacrificed at Seris, it appeared before him, offering him a force that would annihilate anything that stood in its way. Corvus would recklessly accept, unleashing the Abyssal Lord Raum into the Realm, who immediately left to cause destruction.
Releasing Raum would significantly damage Corvus' reputation, causing him to be tried for his crimes and exiled from the Magistrate. However, Corvus remain undeterred, and with those still loyal to him, he now attempts to utilize the power of the Abyss, despite his father's wishes, to defeat the Resistance and control the Abyss.
Judd Roberts, also known as Admiral Dredge, was the most feared pirate of the Eight Oceans, until one treasure ended up being more than he bargained for. Attracted by the power of ancient Warder Relics carried by the Resistance, Judd easily stole the treasure from them, however, the Warder dragon found him unworthy of carrying the relics, attacking his ship and easily defeating him, sending him down to what should have been his watery grave.
But down in the depths, Judd encountered the Abyssal Lord Dredge, who granted Judd new life. With his new power, Admiral Dredge would reclaim the Warder Relics before docking at his hideout of Marauder's Port. He was later defeated by Imani, who came to retrieve what was stolen from her.
Over the course of a single night, the power-hungry Evie went from apprentice sorceress to Winter Witch following her clever imprisonment of a greater frost Elemental within a magical gemstone, though this came at the cost of no longer being welcome in her home village.
However, Evie found her talents to be in high demand with the Resistance and their battle against the Magistrate. Her true motivations remain unclear, as does how much longer she can prevent the elemental from taking over her mind.
When the knight he served met his untimely fate, Fernando took up the identity and personality of his former master, his lack of formal training and not of noble birth not stopping him. From there, Fernando wandered from one adventure to the next, making a name for himself throughout the Realm. When the Magistrate called on all loyal houses to assist them in their battle against the Resistance, Fernando answered the call with pride. So long as he can keep his secret safe, he may end up becoming the champion he knows he can be.
Sarah once lived peacefully in the village of Seris alongside her sister Abby, that is, until Corvus arrived, believing sacrificing an individual to the Abyssal portal present in the village would prevent any disasters from occurring. Sarah tried to fight the Magistrate, to prevent her sister from being taken, but a normal girl was no match for the Magistrate, and Abby was taken away.
With nothing left but a lock of Abby's hair, Sarah turned to the Eternal Pyre, where she prayed for the strength to fight the Abyss and prevent anyone from being lost to it again. As the village of Seris was destroyed, the Pyre answered her prayers and transformed Sarah into Furia, the Angel of Vengeance.
Following being struck several times by lighting, Grohk eventually realized he had been imbued with electrical powers, using his abilities to defend his tribe, the Red River Orcs, from a goblin attack. This prompted his tribe to appoint him as chieftain, believing his powers were a sign from the weather spirits. Now, Grohk joined the battle between the Magistrate and Resistance.
When nature is threatened, it fights back, which is exactly what Grover is. Having defended the Realm from the ancient Goblin Scourges of the past, Grover awoke once again when nature was threatened once more by the growing conflict between the Magistrate and Resistance.
Despite this, Grover would later join the Resistance for some reason.
The last known member of the ancient group called the Warders. When their beacon was lit, Imani was the only one left to return, though she came back late and missed the battle between the Magistrate and Resistance, she somehow learned Dredge was in possession of her gauntlets, causing her to travel to Marauder's Port, defeat Dredge, and reclaim her gauntlets. Having found traces of the Resistance, Imani traveled to their base, believing them to be the ones who had lit the beacon. Once learning who really lit the beacon and their goals, Imani now works to prevent the Darkness from destroying the Realm, preventing Corvus from unleashing it during the battle at Bazaar, and later working with various other champions to fight Yagorath.
Created centuries ago to help the original Paladins fight off the ancient Goblin Scourges, Inara, alongside her partner, Terminus, was woken from her centuries-long slumber by Valera during the Crystal War to fight for her side. Though Inara was reluctant to join, she was oath-bound to accept.
During an early battle between the Magistrate and Resistance, Terminus would be destroyed and seemingly killed by Ash, filling Inara with rage, causing her to rally the Resistance and throw herself into battle with every fiber of her being.
Io watched over the Realm for eons, waiting, dreaming of the day she could finally meet those who lived within in. Io's dream would come true, but not in the way she had hoped, for Yagorath would unexpectedly collide with the moon, shattering it to pieces, some falling into the Realm itself, and on these shards, came Io, along with the Darkness that had broken her. Io was broken, unwhole, yet despite that, her followers would watch over and care for the pieces of her that had fallen, along with guarding the pieces which contained Yagorath, all while Io herself hid away in the shadows for centuries, Luna, Io's fox companion, the only part of Io that accompanied the followers through this hard time.
Io continued to hide, until the home of her followers became the conflict of yet another battle between the Magistrate and Resistance. Io did not wish to fight, but she also did not want to see her people hurt. Eventually, her contemporary, Jenos, who had been participating in the battle himself, urged her to join the fight as well, and so, after centuries of hiding, Io appeared once more, to fight for her people. She would successfully chase the Magistrate away after severely injuring Corvus, and would later assist Atlas in one of his battles against Yagorath.
Once simply a young monk and reprieve of the Second Goblin Scourge, Jenos climbed Ascension Peak in search of greater wisdom, and he eventually found his answers in the stars, allowing him to ascend into the cosmos himself, where he remained for centuries, leaving behind a group of loyal followers.
Eventually, Jenos would return. He had seen countless wonders in the cosmos, talked with powerful forces, and learned of a dangerous threat that would one day threaten the Realm. He shared this information with Buck, who was a monk at the time, and soon enough, news began to spread of Jenos' return. As news spread, Jenos left to accomplish his own mysterious goals, the first step being to light the Warders's beacon.
The news of Jenos' return eventually reached House Aico, and the head of the house, Lian, decided to recruit Jenos into their ranks, and Khan was sent out to bring the self-proclaimed god back. Jenos returned to Ascension Peak once more to give his response, however, it was not what House Aico wanted to hear, but Khan wasn't one to take "no" for an answer, leading to Siege of Ascension Peak.
Jenos would eventually defeat the siege and leave for the Resistance's base to witness the outcome of events that followed the Warders's beacon being lit. Only one Warder, Imani, was left to answer the call. Following this, Jenos would partake in the battle at Bazaar and later urge the moon goddess Io to join the fight as well, which she would accept.
Once a normal captain for House Aico, after doing everything in his power to ensure House Aico's banner remain upright in a loyalty test disguised as a test of strength, Khan's devotion paid off, and he was promoted to Primus of House Aico, Lian's personal advisor and protector.
When news that the self-proclaimed god, Jenos, had returned, Khan was tasked with recruiting him into House Aico's ranks. Though Jenos refused, Khan is not someone who takes "no" for an answer, leading to Siege of Ascension Peak, though unfortunately for Khan, the siege would end in failure.
Once a young recruit in the elite Magistrate unit known as the Sentinels, Kinessa's eagerness was enough to surprise her mentors such as Strix. However, this soon changed, as Kinessa grew frustrated with the rigors of military life, and also thought it overall more lucrative to simply be a mercenary for hire, leading to her leaving her training early and accepting many vigilante contracts; which there was no shortage of as the Realm fell into the Crystal War.
Originally a nameless thief and street rat, he was one of the few individuals with enough courage to challenge Zhin, leader of the Thousand Hands directly. This bravery impressed Zhin, and he took the boy in, giving him a new life, a new family, and his new name: Koga; in time, Koga became their finest ninja.
But eventually, jealousy sprouted in other members of the Thousand Hands, causing lies and false evidence against him to be planted, which unfortunately Zhin believed; his ensuring rage so great Koga was forced to flee.
Koga would return at a later point to take his revenge, but before he could face Zhin directly, he was interrupted by Skye. The outcome of this battle is unknown, but all involved parties remained alive.
The most merciless and oathbound judge of the Outer Tribunal, Lex used to work with his former partner Androxus and battled all sorts of criminals and threats to the Realm; that is, until a tragic confrontation with a sinister Abyssal entity claiming to be a goddess appeared, changing Androxus, who abandoned his duties and quickly rose to the top of the most-wanted list. Now wielding his former partner's own magnum, Lex will stop at nothing to bring his old friend in dead or alive.
He would encounter Androxus again, though the outcome of this encounter is unclear. At a later point, Lex would also save Pip.
While Lian had to use a ploy to set herself up as the legitimate heiress of the Ruby Throne, her sincere dedication to her family's legacy and skill with the rifle won her the respect of of her family's royal guard, as well as the title of "Scion".
When the Magistrate called on all loyal houses to aid them in their battle against the Resistance, Lian was honor-bound to accept, journeying from her far-off homeland to represent her house alongside her personal advisor and protector, Khan.
Following this, news would eventually reach House Aico of the self-proclaimed god, Jenos', return from the cosmos. Lian decided to attempt and recruit Jenos into House Aico's ranks, and sent Khan to bring him back. Though while Khan was dedicated to bringing Jenos back, House Aico was ultimately unsuccessful in recruiting the self-proclaimed god.
Though she may have lost her leg in battle, Octavia reenlisted in the Magistrate as soon as she got her prosthetic leg; she now serves as a commander in the Magistrate's army, and is outfitted with advanced and classified technology. When Yagorath began to cause trouble, Octavia sent letters to higher ups in the Magistrate to convince them of the threat, and would also fight the beast on the battlefield herself.
While most vulpin are pacifists, Pip chooses to specialize in weaponized explosives, causing him to leave his home of Brightmarsh in search of adventure. He now splits his time between fighting the Magistrate as a result and creating restorative potions to aid his friends. He has also partially joined the Resistance.
Consumed by conflict, tempered in the Abyss, all fear his name, for Raum has only one goal: annihilation. Though few remain worthy of his attention, he would be summoned into the Realm by Corvus as a result of being tricked by Seris, giving Raum a new world to rampage in.
Once a regular goblin miner, Ruckus eventually stumbled upon the long lost-mind stone of an ancient war-golem, to which he installed it within his mechanical digging suit, merely hoping it would allow him to outperform the other miners. However, the stone instead brought the digging suit to life. While the conciousness, Bolt, resented what had become of it, he nonetheless agreed to a tentative partnership with Ruckus, as they both headed out into the Realm in search of fame, fortune, and upgrades.
Once a normal girl named Abby, she lived in the village of Seris alongside her sister Sarah. Until one day, Corvus arrived; he believed sacrificing someone to the Abyssal portal in the village would prevent anything disasterous from occuring, and Abby was the one chosen to be sacrificed. While her sister Sarah tried to prevent her from being taken, she was no match for the Magistrate, and Abby was taken away, with only a lock of her hair being given to Sarah as a memento.
Following this, the sacrifice would begin, however, it soon became apparent the Abyss did not hunger for a soul to satiate its hunger, but for a body to control. The Abyssal Lord that appeared took Abby and destroyed the entire village. From the ruins, emerged the girl, now a controlled oracle for the Abyss, one who had taken the name of the village it had just destroyed, Seris now roams the Realm, mysteriously appearing here and there as part of a larger plan to rule the Realm.
Seris would later reappear to Corvus, taking advantage of his desperation to trick him into summoning Raum. Despite this deception, Seris would later seemingly work with Corvus again to fight Yagorath.
Tales have spread across the Realm of the legendary adventurer Sha Lin, toppling warlords, recovering long-lost artifacts, and betraying the criminal organization, the Thousand Hands are some of the stories told about the bow-wielding adventurer. Now he currently fights alongside the Resistance, and seems to be rather fond of Ying.
Abandoning her noble family, Skye left in search of excitement and adventurer, soon discovering her obsession with killing, leading to her joining the criminal organization, the Thousand Hands, where she was trained, and later defended Zhin when Koga returned for revenge.
However, her assassinations did not go unnoticed, and eventually attracted the attention of the Magistrate, leading to her leaving the Thousand Hands and becoming Grand Magister Karne's closest advisor. Though whether or not she still remains in this position or with Magistrate in general, is unknown.
Strix has spent most of his life in the military, naturally landing him in the elite Magistrate group known as the Sentinels, where he was tasked with training their other sharpshooters such as Kinessa; however following the failed final mission and subsequent disbanding of the group, Strix was reassigned to the front lines in battles against the Resistance.
At a later point, following Corvus' release of Raum, as with most of the Magistrate, Strix was not satisfied with him and decided to investigate in an attempt to figure out what was going on behind the scenes. During this, he met up with Tyra, who wanted to know the same thing, and as the two shared no individual bad blood with another from their time in the Sentinels, they decided to work together, later coming into conflict with Corvus directly, though the outcome of this fight is unclear. Despite this, Strix is still part of the Magistrate.
While most Ska'drin hide away in fear, the young Talus has other plans, proudly presenting his ska'drin heritage, believing if people simply get to know him, they'll see the ska'drins aren't worth hating. As part of this plan, Talus set out on a quest for knowledge, from abandoned island paradises to the Deepwerks facility where he learned the history and magic of his people from Torvald's research. When the Crystal War broke out, Talus joined the Resistance, hoping to prove the ska'drin deserve a place in the Realm.
Originally an ancient Stagalla created by the original Paladins to help fight off the Goblin Scourges, Terminus and his partner Inara were awoken from their centuries-long slumber by Valera, hoping to have them fight for the Resistance, which the Stagalla were oath-bound to accept.
In an early battle between the Magistrate and Resistance, Terminus easily defeated many Magistrate soldiers, until he was shattered and seemingly killed by Ash. However, death is not what awaited the Stagalla, as his body was collected by the Magistrate, revived using Abyssal magic, and now controlled by Corvus as an instrument of war against his will.
Having mastered the chakrams of his people when he was young, Tiberius stands as the pinnacle of tigron values. Adored by all and feared in battle, Tiberius journeyed through the Realm, searching for foes to test his skills; though he won every battle, he was also searching for something else; a legend of the sword that had no master. Eventually, he would find the blade in an ancient temple as it called out for a hero when the village of Seris was destroyed.
Tiberius trained with the blade, it becoming something more than a weapon, but an ally.
When the Abyssal Lord Raum appeared in the Realm and began causing a rampage, Tiberius stepped up to stop the beast. Using his sword of the heavens capable of banishing unspeakable evils, the two sides fought to a draw; Raum's rampage temporarily halted.
The ranking scholar and leading Magistrate expert of runic lore of the Deepwerks facility, Torvald has his hands in many different fields, from the initial wave of crystal-powered technology, ancient Ska'drin runes, and advanced prosthetic legs.
Though he would much rather be buried in an old history tome or stick his hand into a magical vortex, Torvald joins the Magistrate's effort to put down the Resistance, as he understands the Magistrate is the driving force behind his research. He hopes to get back to work as soon as the Crystal War is over.
From a cold frontier, Tyra joined the Magistrate army at a young age, and eventually became part of their elite military unit, the Sentinels. When crystals were discovered and soon after banned from commoners, Tyra was one of the individuals not fond of this approach, and following the disastrous final mission of the Sentinels, left the Magistrate entirely; heading back to her homeland and making a living tracking down monsterous threats from beyond the fringes of the Realm.
At a later point, following Raum being unleashed, Tyra began to grow suspicious of what was going on in the Magistrate. She headed back and began to investigate, where she encountered Strix, who wanted to know the same things; thus the two, sharing no bad blood due to their time in the Sentinels together, decided to work together, later coming into conflict with Corvus in the Magistrate's Archives.
Once the commander of the elite Magistrate group known as the Sentinels, after taking the blame for their disastrous final mission, Viktor was stripped of his rank and reassigned to a lower position by Karne himself. Despite this, Viktor is still completely loyal to the Magistrate, and is determined to regain his standing, pushing himself far beyond his limits in the battle against the Resistance.
Viktor would later fight against other former Sentinels Strix and Tyra when the two began investigating Corvus after he had been tricked into summoning Raum. Following this, Viktor would also join Atlas and various other champions in the battle against Yagorath in the Shattered Desert.
Vivian's clever and persistent scheming allowed her to rapidly rise through the Magistrate's ranks, eventually being appointed to the Deepwerks facility, where she was one of the first individuals to see the military potential in the research they were conducting.
When the Crystal War broke out, Vivian joined the fight not out of loyalty or to prove anything, but to silence the one witness to her real plans.
When Corvus was exiled from the Magistrate, Vivian would continue to work with him out of personal ambition, even assisting him when Strix and Tyra began growing suspicious of what was going on behind the scenes.
Her entire life, Vora had been told of Io, how she loved and cared for everyone, even when she was broken. Vora swore an allegiance to protect the ancient seals of Io which held chaos at bay, just as Io would protect her.
But, things soon became darker and then even darker, as there were crusades, a battle between the Magistrate and Resistance right in her home town; innocents died, Vora's fellow warriors, her friends and family, and yet Io was nowhere in sight. Vora gave everything for Io, and the goddess couldn't be bothered to appear the one time she was needed.
Vora had an epiphany, from the Magistrate and Resistance claiming to fight for justice, but destroying her hometown and leaving without helping pick up the pieces, to the gods who appreciate you when useful, but ignore you otherwise, Vora realized everyone was just a pawn in a grand game of chess between the gods and other powerful factions. Vora found this existence insulting, and though she could try to make her own faction, she instead decided to flip the table entirely. Vora will bring an end to the suffering, to the wars and chaos, by bringing an end to the Realm itself. She is more than happy to assist bringing the Realm towards the destruction it is currently heading towards.
In this moment, the very chaos Vora had sworn to keep sealed, whispered to Vora and made her an offer, to which she gladly accepted, unleashing the Darkness into the Realm, granting her the power she needed to accomplish her goals and protect herself.
Vora would first head back to her home, where she would destroy Io's statue, and later come into conflict with Atlas and Lex. Following this, she would assist Yagorath in another battle against Atlas and a number of other champions. She would also attack Octavia after this, and Vatu at another point.
A separate, yet small piece of the universe-subsuming threat known as the Darkness, Yagorath arrived in the Realm centuries ago, shattering the moon to pieces and destroying all surrounding life where she landed in the Realm, but also being imprisoned within shards of the moon by its goddess Io.
For centuries, Yagorath remained sealed deep in the Shattered Desert, with a martial order of guards composed of Io's followers being created to protect the seal. It would not be until a battle between the Magistrate and Resistance led to a chain of events allowing Yagorath to make an offer to the broken Vora, finally breaking the seal and allowing Yagorath to reawaken and consume the Realm.
Though the time-traveler Atlas would gather a group of champions to fight the beast before it could leave the Shattered Desert, however, despite their best efforts, Yagorath would still manage to leave, growing larger and attacking Crosswind Hold, leaving behind a massive trail of destruction.
Though robbed of his noble lineage, Zhin would carve out his own thrown in the criminal underworld, gaining the loyalty of enough thieves, assassins, and corrupt bureaucrats to form his shadowy empire the Thousand Hands.
At some point, Zhin would come across a nameless street-rat who was brave enough to challenge him. This impressed Zhin, and he took the boy in, giving him a new life, a new family, and his new name: Koga.
But, due to jealousy, false evidence and lies would be spread about Koga, which Zhin believed, enraging him to the point Koga was forced to flee. Though Koga would later return for revenge, and come to battle with Zhin and Skye, though the outcome of this fight is unknown.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Information comes from Grohk's bio.
- Information comes from Ruckus' bio.
- Information comes from Willo's bio.
- Information comes from Yagorath's bio, Io's teaser trailer, Yagorath's kill taunt towards Io (▶️), one of her taunts (▶️), her kill taunt against Grover (▶️), Yagorath's own teaser trailer, Vora's teasers, dev statements, this dev stream, and Octavia's teaser trailer, and the Fight of the Shattered Desert story.
- Information comes from Ying's bio.