For a millennium, the archmage Ryze scoured the world, seeking out ancient runes and storing their power in his arcane scroll. Time has changed him, and this year he's changing once again, leading many to ask whether he's achieved his final form. The Rune Mage's travels now bring him to the PBE.
A hooded stranger comes to the ruined desert city of Vekaura, one who has walked the sands of Shurima for millennia. He comes in search of one of the Ascended Bloodline, a mortal whose lineage stretches back to the the golden age of Shurima. But he is not the only one searching, for great power flows in this mortal’s veins, power that could decide the fate of Shurima.