Originally Posted by …zrŽal
A letter arrives for Riven, addressed from Piltover.
It is my understanding you wish to change Noxus for the better, correct? If you are successful, which I hope you are, what do you plan to do? Will you overtake Swain as leader, or simply return to the military?
P.S. - I seem to notice your glove is very similar to my gauntlet. You wouldn't happen to have been trying to copy me, now would you?
Neither. When I have achieved my goals, I will likely give the position to someone I can trust, and someone I know will lead Noxus with honor, strength, and integrity. I'm not a noble, nor am I cut out for such a political position. I'm a soldier, and I will have won the war I so desperately wanted to win. My heart and sword will always belong to Noxus, but I do not need to rule her to fight with her and see her through her struggles.
As for my gauntlet, the visual similarity is merely a coincidence.
Originally Posted by Ask the Lunari
Diana would listen to Riven with a curious expression, but it would soften as Riven's resolve was reaffirmed within her last statement.
Proving your love with your life, for what it stands for, and the deeds you must perform... even if dastardly... I know of this well, dear.
Diana's expression would change to that very similar to a leader-figure giving a speech, an almost completely different voice follows, one with a hint of malice & serenity... not heard from Diana in a long time.
We must both prove to the world of our Ideal's, and we must both prove that we are correct. You must reform Noxus back to it's original glory, and I must restore the Lunari back upon the very world. Very same, yet oh so very different. Diana stated firmly.
We both have trials that can be closely linked to each other, and we could help each other if possible... even if we are both outsiders to each others worlds. I feel more inclined to trust you with matters that others would not understand... as we both have been brought into exile, labeled, and otherwise hurt by the very ones who we thought could be trusted.
Diana would then sigh, taking a small breath.
The League will not help us, I already know this; It only shelters, limits, and even provides protection to those who oppose us, and protection to ourselves, as it's rules and regulations are possibly the true reason everything is messed up & our missions are halted. So to prove our worth is simply more than being the lands temporary amusement; We must prove this... by all means. as we must fight for ourselves each and every day, to show our worth to the world! A reformed Noxus & Lunari... such a world for us both.
"I do not think we are as similar as you seem to believe, Lunari." Riven said calmly. "I do not seek a path of violence or extermination, only change and understanding for my people. You were betrayed by those you loved, as I was, but rather than turn my blade on them in anger, for revenge, I seek to show them how they have erred. That way none shall have to suffer as I, and how those that Noxus has wronged, have." She shook her head.
"Violence only breeds more violence and hatred. Look at the Arrow of Retribution, a product of my homeland's greed and warring ways. Look to the Wuju Master, scorned in the same way. Look to the barbarians of Freljord and their hatred toward my people for what they were forced to endure, and even to the eyes of any aged Demacian soldier." Riven's eyes rose to meet Diana's. "The moment you gripped your blade and struck down those that sought to destroy you, rather than simply escaping, you set into motion a chain of anger that will last beyond your years."
"The Lunari will rise, the Solari will fall, and what then? Will you then see fit to condemn the next soul who asks to worship the sun as you do the moon? Will your followers? Your chosen path leads only to more death and violence, on both sides. Your anger and hatred for those that labeled you a heretic is what makes you different from me, Lunari." Riven sighed and leaned against the wall.
"The difference between you and I, Lunari, is that you come for vengeance and anger, and hate those that spurned you. I still love my homeland, even after all I have been through..."