Filler 13: Reader Diana Story

6 Sep

Well this is a treat, and a first! We have a reader submission for a night where I can’t write. (If I’m being honest, I played league all night for the first time in a week, so I kinda let you guys down a bit… but at least I had something ready xD.)

Regular readers and commenters will surely recognize the name Yuri_PT, and this story was written by him and translated to English. Enjoy.

The clock marked 10 minutes until the arrival of midnight. Diana moved surreptitiously between the rocks that composed her Lunar Sanctuary. It was in this place that Diana lived and rested during the frequent Sun peaks of the (for her) arduous Summer months. Finally, she found her bed, which was at the center of a small open area that formed a semi-circle before her nocturnal themed environment.

Exhausted from her first summoning on the League of Legends, she lay down over her mantle of wool. It was a fascinating silver color that reminded her of shimmering moonlight. She prepared herself to contemplate the stars and, more concretely, the celestial body she loved as a mother, the Moon.

It had certainly been an exquisite experience, she now reminisced. Unlike what many seemed to believe, Diana wasn’t in any way affiliated with any of the creatures she stood alongside when she arrived at the Nexus base of her team. In fact, it was quite the contrary. She had gained knowledge of threats to the world of Runeterra and learned of the most intense dangers (such as the abominable Cho’Gath and Kog’Maw, the Prophet of the Void Malzahar or the deceiving LeBlanc). She realized that her objective of purging the land of beings of evil intent would be a lot harder than she thought at first when, a few years earlier, she donned the vests of her precursor in the pursuit of the mystical and arcane path of idolatry of her celestial mother.

Relieving the pressure of her hand on the blade handle, Diana left the weapon ringing on the rocky soil of her shelter. She then vividly remembered the moment that changed the logical course of her life forever. Previously a mere acolyte of the Solari, a Sun-worshipping tribe, Diana discovered through an ancient encrypted manuscript lost on a tome of the vast library of its people the location to an abandoned temple which had been, not so long ago, devoted to the cult of the Moon. Her natural curiosity had always led her to periodically question the domain of the solar body on the culture of the Solari. This same curiosity had become amplified by realizing the reason why her questions were always treated by the venerable ancients of the solar cult as a forbidden theme, a taboo.

Her resolution led her to visit the mentioned temple on one night, and by finding artifacts of combat in the temple referring to the Moon, she sought to present these evidences of an ancestral veneration of the nocturne sky symbol to the elders of her people. Faced with relics of an opposite cult of the Supreme Temple of the Sun, the elders despised Diana, branding her a heretic and seeking her immediate and quick death. Diana, constricted and placed on mere seconds on top of a sacrificial altar, was about to breathe for the last time.

It was then that, incited by the sadness and fury born of the betrayal she suffered at the hands of her own people, she begged for salvation to the Moon. Receiving a colossal infusion of power, Diana released herself from the bonds which deprived her of movement and she slaughtered the elders.

Horrified by her actions, Diana quickly recovered from the mental trauma. She had done what was necessary for her survival. However, she didn’t know the route she should follow from that moment forth. Although she had now a companion in the sky providing her support, the episode that had just occurred made reconciliation with the Solari community impossible; not that she would ever desire such a possibility. She then decided to withdraw and reach a way to commune with the symbol of the Night, taking solace on a valley contiguous to the base of the mountain where the Solari resided.

Returning from her recollections of the past, Diana initiated the ritual of dialogue with the Moon. Midnight soon arrived when she finally went in a state of profound trance, once again embracing the heresy.

Personally, I really enjoyed this! Long time readers will know I’m a huge Leona fan (although she’s taken a backseat to the new love in my League life) and was delighted when they announced Diana. A huge thanks goes out to Yuri_PT, and if anyone else has submissions, I can always use them on filler days!

Yuri has a small blog going that he says might be updated in the near future, so go on and check it out! http://tfoxhound.blogspot.pt/

Have a good one talers and I’ll be back writing tomorrow.

-Tale Master

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7 Responses to “Filler 13: Reader Diana Story”

  1. fernand2390 September 6, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Not bad Yuri, yet it’s not much of a filler.

    Instead, it seems like like a prologue to a new story.
    Perhaps you should write one Yuri, as this would be a nice start for a new fanlore 🙂

    Thumbs up.

    ‘N “Tale Master”, enjoy League, i’m gonna play tomorrow again 🙂 what server do you play?

    • Yuri_PT September 6, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      Hi man,

      I know it has a “prologue-like” feel. I tried to write a consistent story from there around one month ago but it was getting to be too similar to the story of the Dark Elf Drizzt, if anyone knows Forgotten Realms from Dungeons and Dragons you might be acquainted with the character.

      Anyway, I suppose that I can pick that project again and try to develop it. My main problem (and also one of the things that fascinates me on Tale Master), is that I usually leaves my stories halfway (like around chapter 5 or 6), since I lack creativity for next developments because of the need to be coherent with what I have already established on the earlier chapters.

      I’ll try to overcome this problem, so I will try to write a story anew from the beginning of this small prologue-like chapter ^^

      • Yuri_PT September 6, 2012 at 8:30 am #

        I’m a little distracted today, it’s over 30º Celsius where I live right now. Forgot to say: Thanks for the reply and feedback fernand2390! 😀

    • League Tales September 6, 2012 at 9:39 am #

      NA. My name is silly season

  2. fernand2390 September 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    crap, i play europe west, hate to say it but my main account got banned a little while ago, for nothing that was in conflict with the rules, but unbanning is in conflict with the rules, yay riot xD i might go to na some of these days…. eu west is full of 12year olds and people that think themselves awesome with 1200 rating 🙂 ( dont get me wrong, i dont play ranked lately but i dont brag with 1200 either xD )

    • League Tales September 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

      Lol I hover between 1200-1300, but I don’t consider myself an expert… Just a tale master

  3. fernand2390 September 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    and yw Yuri, just gimme a thumbs up when you’re reviving it, i’d love to check it out 🙂

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