Originally Posted by Zaylnmarou
Why are you so focused on fighting and such, when you could be focused on a love life? Why are you avoiding a thing like that? Surely you have someone in mind Miss Riven.
I have no need for a love life, or anything of that sort...
My heart belongs to Noxus, and to those she has wronged. I will bring true strength back to Noxus and Valoran, and prevent any more needless suffering. Having a "Love Life" would only serve to distract me from the purpose.
Besides, even if I did have someone in mind, I would not discuss it here. I know what happens when people expose any personal details about their life. I would never hear the end of it, just like that awful bunny suit...
Originally Posted by xcyper33
How does your vision of Noxus differ from Demacia, Riven?
Both seem like vast empires built to admire strength and honor and the protection of the weak.
Demacia values honor, Noxus admires strength...
There were once those in Noxus that valued honor as well, but many of them have been weeded out by the blackness and corruption that now holds a cold grip around the neck of my homeland. Underhanded plots are used to gain power, tearing it away from those who rightfully earned it. The war machines of Zaun are unleashed to "better" our military via ruthless avenues of cowardice... That is not how Noxus should be... That is not true strength...
True strength is having nothing, and working hard to make yourself something through your meritorious actions... True strength is having the strength to use your power to protect those that are not as powerful as you, and showing them the way to improve themselves through determination and training. Those who are "weak" are simply those who do not try. If Noxus was truly strong, we would use our might to stand tall as the symbol of strength throughout all of Runeterra. Instead of seeing it as ours to take, we should see it as ours to protect. We should inspire others to be like us merely by standing tall and holding true to our pillars of determination.
Demacia is all about light, right, and justice. They are a powerful city-state with mighty warriors. But they are not like the Noxus I wish to create. Strength, honor, and determination to succeed under our own strength, rising above the "need" for Zaun's chemical weapons, to accomplish through our own power and determination anything we set out to do for the betterment of all... That is what Noxus should be. Rise above those around you, stand out and seize the moment, apply your strengths to your goals, and reach for them with all your might.
Right now, my homeland is seen as a scar of darkness across Valoran by many... I seek to change that. Even Demacia is seen as extreme in their views on justice and righteousness. There are, after all, no misdemeanors in Demacia. Bringing judgment upon others because they do not bow before your "high laws" or march to a different drum than the state is not the way either... I heard a story once where a Demacian soldier fought to rescue Noxian refugees from persecution and was exiled for not bringing justice upon them for their crimes when they were a part of Noxus.
Those people were attempting to escape the darkness of Noxus and live their own lives, and they were counted as guilty for the crime of being a Noxian citizen. Granted, these were older times of war, and not these times of...loose and fragile peace. However, this is not the way. Demacia, for all the light it holds, is not perfect, and for that matter, neither is Noxus. I have met several Demacian Champions, and while they are pleasant people, and some even people I would call friends, I see them as individuals, and not as judgmental as the homeland they represent. They extend the same courtesy to me...and I wish they would do the same to the greater portion of Noxus as well...
The Noxus I wish to bring about would accept all that wish to better themselves, to grow stronger and make something great of themselves, no matter their homeland of origin. If they wish to create death and suffering with their newfound power, or to corrupt others with it, to gain selfishly, it is the job of the strong to police the selfishness and ruthlessness of others for the betterment of all. Taking from others who have earned with their own struggles does not make you the rightful owner... While Demacia and my vision of Noxus may be more easy allies, I do not see my ideologies meshing with a large portion of Demacians. Noxus can be a beacon of strength, honor, and determination. We can succeed without the blackness of assassination or underhanded plotting. We can accomplish much with our own power, without relying on the cowardice of Zaun's machines.
...I was once blinded by the flawed ideals of the current Noxus, but I can see now the path to true strength... I have done terrible, horrible things, but if this life that was spared on the fields of Coeur that day can bring about a greater Noxus, and a greater Valoran...then, perhaps others will see what true strength is, what real power is... If those who claim strength would abuse it to bring suffering and death, that is not strength...that is cowardice and weakness.
I will show my homeland what they can do with their own two hands...
Or, I will die trying...
It is really that simple.