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    Introduction:
    I have not been here for a long time, but I have noticed that a lot of people talk about lore, mostly about the lack of it. I do understand why is that, this game is mainly focused on battle/arena based repeatable PvP, and making interesting and complex lore is, and in my opinion should not be the main focus of the developers, plus hiring a good and imaginative writers can be expensive, depending on the part of the world you hire them from. And adding just a few sentences of bland lore is in my opinion really lame, if you want to do something then do it right, or at least improvise the fun way.
    And so, back when I saw Brainstorming topic, I had this idea that we, the community of players, could create the lore or at least try to. If there is already a topic like this I could not find it and I am sorry for double posting, if not, lets continue.

    How will it work:
    Well the basic idea is that all of us interested in making the lore will contribute a little or much if you are really creative person. For example on the topic of world, we should all give some idea then improve upon them, like progressive-creative conversation, everyone adds something and then the story will form eventually, and we are sure to agree upon something, we can also use things from the game to give us some direction and inspiration. And if you think that it is impossible to form the world this way, think about Forgotten Realms for example, most of it was created by bunch of people playing tabletop. This idea is still work in progress and there is a many ways it can go, we can make continuous story by people just adding upon stuff on topics, or we could compile everything into one big piece of lore, or topic could just die out, I do not know, and we wont know unless we try it.
    I think that we should use this topic for discussion about the general idea, and about the game World itself, and that we should create separate topics for characters, for example I am willing to start a topic about Tyra mostly coz that banner I made few days ago came up batter then I have ever expected, and so I would create a topic "Unofficial Lore: Tyra, and if for example any of you have some basic idea about lore, origins of lets say Skye, feel free to make a topic called Unofficial Lore: Skye, or how ever you want to name it. I wont create Tyra topic atm, I will do it later.

    Well, lets start with the World:
    since I think that we can use this topic for the World, Factions, Conflict, Flora&Fauna, and anything else that comes on mind
    So I will start like this, I will write some basics, if you have different vision please write so.
    What we already know is that Paladins is set in a vast world which contains frozen mining cities in the presumably north part of the world where different factions are battling for dominance, mining escorts consisting mostly of Paladins are often attacked by other paladins, since north is so unreachable various factions are able to organize raids, on the other hand, newly discovered tropic lands which contain ruins of the Ancient Civilizations are main interest of factions looking to establish foothold bases and plunder the temples of once thriving civilization. There is also some unrest in the mainland, two factions are trying to destroy other factions bases in both high city and common markets.I am no good at creating stuff, I am much better and improving another creation, so this was just to give the basic idea. We should discuss anything we get idea about, details about the world can and should also be written, etc ,etc ,etc


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    Well, I remember reading somewhere that crystals are some sort of power source in the Realm and that they are highly valuable. If you look closely at all the champions, every weapon and/or piece of armor have implemented crystals. We could use that.

    P.S. Awesome idea with community created lore. It brings the cooperation between players and developers to the next level. I like it
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    I LOVE THIS!

    Know that I'm a french Canadian and that my English skills are not perfect. Thanks!

    General stuff (including questions)
    We should make a Google Docs document for all the final lore lines. It would be easier later on to read what we have already talked about.

    We should talk about the goal of capturing and pushing a payload (this will be hard)...
    Will we talk about the non-theme breaking skins (ex : Pumpking) ? (I thinking about Cassie's northen watch skin, that could have a bit of lore. Ex: after exiting the Grand Forest (Cliché...) she had a great adventure and now she has a better equipment. (We could talk about a very long/hard quest she had in the past and that she got promoted Paladin after this quest...)
    In my descriptions, I will add some events that may add to the story.

    But for new, let's stick with the world itself.

    All the ruins sites contain a piece of the puzzle to obtain the power of the Artifact, a unique relic Crystal that contains an infinite amount of energy. So it's owner will be able to create a whole new empire to rule on with it's power.
    The ones that obtain the Artifact are called Paladins, and since the a team of five Champions, the new empire will be ruled by the Concil of the Fives, the Paladins.

    The different Champions decided to form groups to get the Artifact easier. However, getting to the supposed Artifact is harder than thought since other Champions constructed some fortresses to keep the ruins sites. This is how the battles started.

    All the Champions are from different locations in the World, and all of them have their own stories and experiences.



    I wanna talk about Cassie's lore

    Cassie always has been really good a shooting with a bow and a crossbow. When she was younger, she lived near the Timber Mills in a small shack with her father. They loved to hunt together. Cassie never knew her mother, since she died young because of the Rebellion of the Nature. One day, when Cassie was still a child (~6-7 years old), she discovered a perfect place to hide and play in the forest, she could also hunt and pratice shooting. However, at one point some trees started to move and then she got attacked by them. But, fortunately, a young tree, called Grover , decided to protect her as she did not intend to hurt the nature (Cassie and her father hunted to get food only, as they learned not to kill the nature without reason). After this, Grover and Cassie were friends.
    A few years later, the Lumber Mill revealed ruins and a the king's army decided to capture the location. Cassie's father gave her his poewrful crossbow and told her to flee. For protecting the nature (that is an obstacle to the ruin that is under the forest), Cassie's father was captured. By now, Cassie had no home and hid with Grover a few time. After the step of fear, she decided to become stronger and liberate her father. To do this, she had to get the Artifact to be powerful enough to liberate her father and make an empire where they could live in harmony with the nature.

    Rebellion of the Nature

    Event where the nature revolted against the lumberjacks at the Lumber Mill. All the living creatures were attacking the citizens. (Is it too dark for the light theme of Paladins?)
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    I have idea about Pushing the payload:
    When payload is gold, its either escorting plunder from the ruins, or escorting tax collections,ransom,loot,etc etc etc
    And I somehow see Paladins as representatives of their factions, Faction Champions, some belong to Important faction of the world and some are hired by factions that did not have their representative, for example Ying could be chosen of the Elvs, and Skye who is elf is a mercenary champion.

    And as for Cassie, feel free to make a topic, and I will edit it in the first post as for example
    Characters Lore:
    Cassie
    Tyra
    etc etc etc

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    Ok, I like your idea

    Will the factions will be Good/Bad based or theme based? Maybe even custom ?

    I'll make a list that would be correct to those aspects.

    1 - Good/Bad based factions

    - Good

    Barik
    Cassie
    Fernando
    Grover
    Makoa
    Pip
    Ying

    - Neutral (There was too difficult choices)

    Bomb King
    Tyra
    Kinessa
    Sha Lin
    Viktor
    *Torvald

    - Bad

    Androxus
    Buck
    Drogoz
    Evie
    Grohk
    Mal'Damba
    Skye

    2 - Theme Based

    - Forest
    Cassie
    Grover

    - Ice
    Evie

    - Nordic
    Tyra
    Viktor

    - Desert
    Buck
    Kinessa
    Ying
    Sha Lin

    - Water
    Makoa

    - Dark
    Androxus

    - Mechanic
    Barik
    Ruckus

    - Castle
    Drogoz
    Fernando
    *Torvald

    - Jungle
    Grohk
    Mal'Damba

    - Science
    Pip
    Skye

    - Other
    Bomb King
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    This is awesome!!! Not much different from my thread, but dedicated to lore. I think the same rules from my thread should apply. Keep it civil, give an idea before you comment, give an explanation for your comment (don't just say you hate it, tell us why) and read the entire thread before posting. Simple rules to keep it organized. Do you have a plan for compiling the data? Since it is running parallel to my thread, I could do it. If you like?

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    I or someone will think of something for compiling the data, and making it into one lore something, if you have any good idea feel free to do it, the whole point of this is to be a community thing, coz I do think that we can come with interesting lore for this game.

    And I do like Diablos idea about faction/character alignment, I think that I have a good idea how to work it into something.
    Want to participate in creating the lore:
    Unofficial Lore Project
    Skye: Unofficial Lore Should I do another basic character lore ?

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    I think good/bad based factions is what almost always is done with the lore on other games. I think it's a good thing to use odd, flexible factions. Sometimes what we call a 'bad' character could team up with 'good' ones, for some common interest. Some territories have things that can't be found on others and this forces characters to eventually do uncommon team formations so they can get something important for their own objectives. Their own goals should be important, more than a faction goal.

    Maybe the center of the story shouldn't a direct source of power, but a couple of things happening in the world that involves all champions and make them try to use the resources found/bought/hidden on the places where the matches occur. For example, the Rebellion of the Nature idea makes Grover and Cassie having something to do. Grover specially would do anything to protect the nature. Grover would need to eventually team up with others, and his actions would make him turn into a champion of the realm, as a powerful guy of this realm would note him, support him, and prize him with this title.

    Let's say BK is king of something and doesn't like Grover because he contradicts BK's intentions. But there is other king who is more nature-lover, so Grover will turn into someone that will fight champions of other powerful guys who can potentially hurt nature. So Grover with other champions, steal from the enemy castles (stone keep?), escort resources obtained from ruins and mines...
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    These ideas seems interesting?

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    I made a Google Document, reading the file is open to everyone but writing in it is closed by default. If you want the right for writing in the document, please ask me, I will need your Gmail email in order to give you rights.

    Here's the link : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...6zyETUDGkyWlhE
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    I read what's been posted so far. I think there is a certain way we need to build this up, so we are at least all on the same topic of discussion, unless you make your own thread.

    When you talk about lore, there is a lot to be discussed. If we want to just talk about the world, we should stick to talking about the world, until we feel comfortable moving on to things like alignment, reason for battles, pushing the payload, ect, ect.

    As far as I can tell at the moment we are working with the basics: The world, the factions, ect.

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