A Sword Without a Sheath [Champion Preview: Yasuo]

A Sword Without a Sheath

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

What is a sword without the man behind it? Teaching a swordsman to kill is simple. The true challenge lies in teaching him not to kill.

When I watched my young brother Yasuo begin training, he breathed life into the blade at first touch. One heard whispers in the halls comparing him to the sword masters of old. But as he grew and his skills increased, so did his ego. He was impetuous and boastful; he ignored our master's lessons and knew nothing of patience.

Fearing my brother had strayed too far from the way, I went not to warn him, but to make an appeal to his honor. I gave him a maple seed, our school's highest lesson in humility…one Yasuo seemed to have forgotten. A seed is just a seed, but given time one may come to know the beauty it holds within. Yasuo took my gift, and the following day he accepted a modest guard post. I had high hopes he would learn the patience and virtue required of a true swordsman.

It was not to be.

Today, Yasuo committed an act of treason by murdering the very person he was sworn to protect. He has betrayed his nation, his friends, and himself.  Were it not for my actions, I wonder if he would have been swept down this dark path.  But my task is not to question; I must bear the burden of my duty.  At first light tomorrow, I set out to capture a sword without a sheath: my brother Yasuo.



  • #125 haisoon

    Actually it might not be yashao who is next, but yone. I say this because yone is the narrator, and yone is setting out to go find him. Yone may go to the league for help to help track down Yasou(of course while joining the league)

    It is most likely that the new champ will be a swordsman, and as such will be top/jung

    Ao shin sounds like a mid/jung to me(jungle for sure, because he is hinted to be udyrs rival)

  • #123 Waaargh

    @Keleyr: It's Yggdrasil. The "d" is important to the pronunciation.


    Last edited by Waaargh: 11/18/2013 2:10:48 AM
  • #120 anotoman123

    I hope their father is none other than the great... Youmuu.

    BA DUM TSS...

  • #119 hereaux

    I think Yasuo is a framed Samurai. Note that the story is being told on the perspective of Yasuo's brother/sister, Yone. When the actual champ is released, i think Yasuo is going to tell his side of the story. Yasuo side of the story being a Samurai that's on his path of humility, only to be framed by someone who clearly took advantage of his previous ronin (rogue) like status... If this is not the case, i think it would be a pretty cool story.

  • #117 acheron16

    Anyone else notice that the katana's hilt resembles the new Youmu's Ghostblade's one?

    And the champion will be obviously from Ionia, funny how many of the "rogue"-like champions are from there...

  • #114 Keleyr

    So my impression from the description tells me that he will be a support, that plants trees.

    His will play something like this, he stand in bot lane and water the bushes. And after some time you get a random effect, either a man eating plant appear or garen does. If he have done a good work for 40 min then he manage to review Yggrasil and trough that tree he summons Odin.

    Odin will bring with him everyone that have fallen in battle to fight on Yasus side.

  • #108 dnagemo

    For fucks sake rito why did you sneak peak us with ao shin and then don't release him for 3 months , i already got my ip saved for him

  • #109 RoakOriginal

    they told, they are just starting work on him so he wont be released soon, and are showing it to us to get some feedback on dragon champs...

  • #107 Anemaron

    Schichigoro from Afro Samurai anyone?
    The artwork though, not his story.

  • #106 Coykoi

    God, I know it's cliche, but I'm still a massive sucker for this. 

  • #105 Rewenger

    Zileas probably watched a lot of samurai anime and got all fancy about them. Then "ohwait samurai in teh my league where" followed by "gotta create one". And that's what we get.

    Last edited by Rewenger: 11/14/2013 9:48:59 PM
  • #102 vo0d0ochild

    Its Karel from FireEmblem :D !!!

  • #94 OJFrost

    'Champion Preview: Yasuo' implies that they are previewing the champion *Yasuo*. The brother/sister will be a later champion. I don't think Riot's trying to dupe you guys lol...

    Lore wise, Yasuo is running, and the League offers a sort of haven. There are other criminals and such already there.

  • #87 Hyp3r1on

    Riot seem like they are chasin me this week i told in a Thread i wish they would bring out a real Samurai looking Character and now this

  • #85 enterthehydra

    Wait, is it confirmed that it's Yasuo and not Yone? Or are you just guessing that. I could technically see it being either....but idk

  • #84 Philly484

    To me it just seems like another typical tale that we have all heard a dozen times. The student want's to surpass the master yada yada yada. I mean the character may be cool, but story wise they need to quit with the grudge matching among character stories. I mean You have Jinx and Vi, Tresh and Lucian, Soraka and Warwick, Kayle and Morgana. I mean honestly it seems like a male counter part to Morgana. 

  • #80 Deliqe

    Is this Ao Shin?

  • #95 Kiminara

    nonononono.  firstly he's a dragon.  secondly they've only been working on him for a couple months now

  • #96 OuterRaven

    Quote from Kiminara »

    nonononono.  firstly he's a dragon.  secondly they've only been working on him for a couple months now

    Don't bother replying to him, he's our resident troll (not affiliated with troll king Trundle). Though lately his trolling has been kinda meh.

  • #79 RoakOriginal

    xins bro or sth like that? semi-samurai like yi?


    seems like another melee carry anyway...-.-''

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