(Sorry for the semi-necro)
... I know this goes against what I've said before, but really? This is honestly, quite frankly pathetic and insulting. This is extremely unfair to the portion of the people who enjoy the lore and do not browse reddit, or simply people who don't browse reddit in general. I even have an account on reddit, am subscribed to the LoL subreddit and had no clue this existed. The fact that the lore forums was not informed is showing that Riot is losing it's vision of communicating with the community, when the community that is INCREDIBLY relevant to that AMA was informed of it, not by Riot, but by a player.
Riot used to be a company that at least seemed to value player interaction within their own community, and while the LoL community on Reddit is part of that, it still feels like stabbing players in the back when you do not inform the ones that browse your own site of this. Information regarding the altars was posted on reddit, yet if no one posted it here it's unlikely that half the people on this forum would ever see this.
Sigh. The point of my rant is that the further Riot acts, the farther they go on and grow, the farther they seem to be moving away from who they originally were. I understand that it should be expected, but there is always that hope that things won't change radically, especially not for the worse.
And yes Slyph, while the AMA was on your thread, it is the point that Riot wouldn't link it to us, and were it not for your, and Grand Viper's diligence, very few people would have known about it from the lore forum.
The man and the women are husband and wife. They died thousands of years ago and their spirits are forever bound to the place of their death. Over time they have forgotten much of what they knew of their life.
The husband has almost completely forgotten his life, and his wife, to the point where he has become a zealot for the shadow isles. He literally doesn't remember he was ever alive, except in rare moments of lucidity. He is proud and eager to serve those who represent the interests of the shadow isles.
His wife still remembers fragments of her life, and her humanity. She is tormented by her undead state, and longs to be free. She misses her husband, wants to be with him, and also wants him to be set free. Though she is a tragic character, she is also a vengeful one. She judges the champions of the shadow isles for their actions both in death, and in their former lives./
Is the part about the altars I was discussing earlier for those interested.