Irelia: Ionian Fervor – 21

23 Aug

The two stood still, peering around. Irelia couldn’t see anything around her, but pressed her back against Vlad’s, to keep as much of their surroundings in their vision as possible. A projectile flew out from her left and she ducked to avoid it. She felt Vlad do the same and saw an electrified shuriken fly above her. She knew well that the Kinkou did not take kindly to people finding their temple home, and she’d been foolish not to think of them.

Suddenly a green blur came flying out of nowhere and crashed into Vlad with a strong kick. He flew backwards, hitting the ground hard. Irelia turned to try and help him, but suddenly heard a sound behind her. She instinctively ducked and a sword went flying over her head. Turning, she saw a ninja dressed in dark blue standing there. She turned to fight him and her blades danced around her hands, ready to strike.

The ninja, who Irelia knew as Shen, suddenly dove forward after her. Irelia sidestepped and thrust her blades into his side. Before she could make solid contact, his swords seemed to move of their own accord and blocked the stab immediately. Irelia desperately wanted to help Vlad, but knew she didn’t have any option, with Kennen still lurking somewhere unseen. She swung her blades again, but felt a stabbing pain in her side as she tried.

Looking down, she saw a shuriken sticking halfway out of her. She grimaced and focused on the fight again. She saw Kennen off behind Vlad and quickly dashed to him. She stabbed him directly in the side and he let out a small yell before changing his body into a small ball of lightning. He zipped away and Irelia had to refocus again. She saw Shen and Akali going towards Vlad, and he appeared to melt down into a pool of blood. The two ninjas were caught in it, and both appeared to fall slightly into a vortex, their feet getting caught.

Suddenly Vlad was whole again and launched out blood projectiles, hitting both of them. They recoiled slightly upon getting hit and Irelia jumped in towards Akali. She threw her enchanted blades towards her, forcing the ninja in green to dodge left and right. Finally, the third and fourth blades struck her in the leg and the stomach, causing her to double over. Irelia went in for the killing blow when she ran into an energy shield.

It caught her by surprise, and she had the wind knocked out of her slightly. She looked around and saw Shen standing in one spot with his hands pressed together. Suddenly he teleported to Akali’s side, and Irelia realized he had been putting up the shield. At this point, Kennen came running back out and the three ninjas stood side by side. Vlad walked up to Irelia’s side, and the two prepared again for a fight.

The woman in the middle, Akali, stepped forward and said, “You fight well. Hesitation is the seed of defeat, and you showed none.” Irelia eyed her warily and Vladimir said, “Why have you attacked us?” Shen answered from behind, “You are inside our ancestral temple grounds. We defend it fiercely.” Irelia called out, “We merely stumbled here by accident. Ionia is in an upheaval, and Karma has attempted to let us fall to the Zaunite invasion.”

Kennen answered, “We know. We’ve seen everything.” Vlad looked confused, so Irelia stepped forward and said, “If you know, why have you done nothing? The balance of Ionia has clearly been upset, and that is your only job!” She grew angrier as she spoke, feeling the pain in her side and letting it fuel her. “Instead, you sit here, guarding your home, and attacking loyal Ionians as they pass? You all should be ashamed of yourself.”

Akali’s head dropped slightly, and Irelia knew she had hit a nerve. “We did try to help. We were ordered back.” Shen spoke, “It was my opinion that if Ionia didn’t want our help, we were not obliged to give it. I always had feeling the Duchess is frightened of us, and is punishing the people for it.” Vlad stepped forward, causing all of them to be rather close to each other. Irelia tensed in case the fighting broke out again, but for now it appeared they wished to speak.

“Why would you abdicate your duties to the people around you, just because of the slight of a leader?” Vlad’s voice was quiet, but carried conviction, and the ninja’s looked slightly ashamed. Kennen spoke up, “We know it was not the correct course, but by the time we realized our mistake, there was no way we could help.”

Irelia walked up to Akali’s face and kneeled, leaving her neck completely open to her. Still facing the ground she said, “Please, ancient guardians of the Kinkou; please come with us and help us repel the invasion.” She sat there for a long moment before she heard rustling in front of her. The three ninjas had all gotten down and kneeled before her.

Shen said, “Irelia, captain of the guard, let us serve you. We wish to help Ionia, and have lost our way.” Stunned, Irelia stood up and looked to Vlad. He wore a bemused expression on his face and she turned back towards the Kinkou. “Please, stand. We would love to have you, and if you can help us win back Ionia from the evil that invades our shores, all will be forgiven.”

The ninjas all assented as one and Irelia smiled. Turns out her intuition hadn’t been so off after all. Vlad muttered under his breath, “Well, like they always say, I’d rather be lucky than good.”

I will be adding the promised picture later. Gotta play some league now xD. Have a good one summoners.

Lol. These are how I pictured Vlad’s chambers swimming with the blood of etc etc. I believe this is from Crimson Elite 9 or so? Anyway, Enjoy. (Aren’t you glad you waited for this?)

-League Tales

 

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8 Responses to “Irelia: Ionian Fervor – 21”

  1. Reader August 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    If Ionia and Zaun keeps up their number of reinforcements per story, it’ll be a quick battle ^^

  2. Reader August 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Hey I just noticed, Zaun and Ionia are both in the League and therefore not allowed to wage war, for the same reason that Noxus had to call of the invasion? Or is this a deviation from the official storyline, or is the League going to interfere later, maybe?

    • League Tales August 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

      I don’t know if you’ve read the earlier ones, but there’s a different reason noxus called it off. Try the end of crimson elite.

    • Reader August 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

      (Not that I mind; I think the official story should adapt to yours)

      • Reader August 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

        No I’m afraid I only joined in this month, but that answers it I guess 🙂

      • League Tales August 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

        What? Go back and read them from the start!!! Riven and Vlad must’ve seemed totally random! Lol

      • Reader August 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

        Ah well they are both outcasts, but it did add a few details yes :p

  3. Merandil August 25, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Weeeeeeell, now zaun is in a very….bad position xD

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