Something I noticed when looking for Riven's lore is that, well, she doesn't have anything to be "exiled" for. If anything, she'd be a Noxian dissident, which could get her exiled but doesn't, by itself, exile her. The term used is "Self imposed exile," which is interesting, but not terribly informative, and all in all I think her backstory is a bit...off.
Normally I wouldn't bring this up as I don't have any good solution myself, but I was looking through her trivia and saw that initially, her backstory was that she was a Demacian officer who was exiled for harboring Noxian fugitives. Now THAT sounds much more interesting, and gives a very intriguing view into the Demacian hypocracy, which in turn makes Noxus more sympathetic (Which is a good thing: You guys have worked hard to make the rivalry between Demacia and Noxus one of more ideology than GOOD VS. EVIL, PUNCH UP COMMENCE!)
What really bugs me is why you didn't go with that backstory. There is so much potential for character interaction there! From distain from the Demacians for her shirking of duty and a degree of respect and gratitude (however begrudging) from the Noxians, to the smaller, interpersonal clashes, like perhaps a degree of resentment from Irelia and the other Ionians that someone would protect their enemies, making a benevolent act outright aggressive in the eyes of a lot of people.
Look, all I'm saying is that I think there was a major missed opportunity with The Exile. She could've been used to paint basically every faction in a different light, but as is, all she really is is the one sensible Noxian who happened to find something wrong with using biological warfare on EVERYTHING.
Think it over. I'd like to hear a full version of the other story.