The battlefield never stopped during the battle between Katarina and Garen, yet it definitely felt like it for the Dauntless Vanguard.
The night was already upon them all, Though Explosions of dying P.I.Ns and flaming torches from soldiers made it seem as bright as day. Bodies piled above each other as they started dying and corroding from the abominations venomous blood.
Each and every guard heard the voice of their captain, the same one they thought was long gone and will never return to the service of Demacia. And as they heard his roar, their mind blinked out.
The screams of agony of their fellow soldiers turned silent, and burned away as the flame in their hearts bursted into fire.
Their stern faces smiled with joy. 'He is back!' they all simultaneously thought. They remembered his greatest and most important lesson to them.
'As you march through the fields of justice, march forward! Mind not your enemy, not the ones already gone, but the ones behind you, trusting their lives to your protection!'
And with that thought, they heard his voice again, this time towards them.
"GUARDS OF DEMACIA!" Garen shouted, yet everyone but them stared at the giant as he was accompanied by the Noxian. "Who are you defeating?!" He still spoke to his men.
The guards in the front bashed the P.I.Ns from them with unbelievable force, pushing them 3 meters away. "THE ENEMIES OF JUSTICE!" they replied
"And who are you protecting?!" He shouted again, getting closer to them
"THE FIGHTERS OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT AND JUST!" the front guards stepped forward in a single march, pushing the P.I.Ns even further back.
"THEN OBLITERATE THEM!" Garen commended, and his mighty guards answered with an iron shield wall that marched forward, pushing the P.I.Ns against one another, killing some on the impact.
As Garen approached the army, three people approached him.
Vayne, Quinn and Xin Zhao got close to him and would not believe it was him.
The Garen they were used to seeing was blue, mighty and proud of his Demacian crest and colors.
Yet the man they saw in front of their eyes did not look like him. He was gray, unshaven, dirty and with a big smile on his face.
But Garen suddenly realized that something was out of place with the champions that were around him.
He saw that someone was missing.
Garen looked at Xin Zhao and asked him a question.
"Where is the Prince?" The might of Demacia asked
"He left, Garen" Xin answered
"Where did he leave to, Xin?"
Xin told him about what happened just 7 minutes ago...
As Xin and Jarvan fought the enemies around them side by side, he suddenly saw Jarvan murmuring something after looking upwards.
"What's wrong, Jarvan? Fight!" Xin shouted, thrusting his spear forward and piercing an enemy
"He is alive..." Jarvan whispered to himself as he saw a crow flying above the battlefield.
"What?" Xin asked, not understanding what the prince is thinking about in a time like this.
Jarvan suddenly set his eyes out to the city of Zaun.
"I feel his presence... Xin, I'm going in there!" Jarvan shouted as he rushed towards the giant army of mindless Zuanian beasts.
Xin was suddenly overwhelmed by the P.I.Ns, forcing him to retreat from his current position and go back near to Demacian army.
While being ran over by the army of creatures, he suddenly heard a gust of sound, a sound he thought he would never hear again.
The six-eyed crow's shout murmuring through the win.
Katarina heard the conversation as she slowly regained her strength. "He went to kill Swain" she said, thinking of the only logical explanation.
"I want to join the fun so much... but Jarvan is going to just meet a body." She continued
Garen looked at the wounded Scarlet lady. "And why is that, Miss Katarina?"
"I sent out the best Noxian after the bastard." She smiled
A flurry of green explosion erupted away from the back of the army where the Zaunian champions walked towards the allied forces.
The Shadows Blade approached the line of enemies he is about to face, showing himself from the explosions he created with each P.I.N death.
He wore different clothes, ones who looked far more Ionian then Noxian in nature.
Behind him, over 10 bodies, each filled with blades for head to toe. Talon then took out of his pocket a small blue hoddie, then put it over him.
"SWAIN!" He shouted, unlikely to an assassin like him.
With his call, he took the attention of the one he was searching for. "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" He shouted again, filled with rage.
Jinx bit her lip with excitement to the shout of an enemy. "Ohhhh plz plz plz PLZZZZZ can I bomb him? CAN I? I'll go like POW POW POW and RATATATATATA! and..."
"No." Swain answered. "Leave him to me..." He smiled after waiting for this moment for a while.
"After all, we have an unfinished business to attend to. Don't we, Talon?" He said loudly, just enough for his enemy, 20 meters away, to listen.
Swain jumped off the ledge of the wall he and his allies were standing on. As he jumped down, He landed safely on the ground thanks to his raven Beatrice returning to him after looking around the battlefield and her using her black magic.
Swain looked at Viktor.
"Do what you need, Tyrant." Viktor's robotic voice spoke as his staff sent glowing red energy into Swain, creeping towards the Noxian and engulfing him with red rays. "This is Diana's gift to us. Swain, do not waste it." Viktor said.
"Thank you, friend." Swain changed his gaze, turning from his ally to his enemy.
Talon had small armor on him, Most of what he was covered with was weapons and cloth.
His colors were filled with red and silver and his expression showed anger and fury. Vengeance boiled in his blood.
"Worry not." Swain told Viktor "The battle will be quick" He smiled maniacally.
"Shall we begin, little boy?" The tyrant asked
Talon grabbed the yellow rod that was given to him by Katarina and held it tightly. On its top edge, there was a skull and a small blade, making it a scythe.
"This Vampiric Scepter..." The assassin changed his position, Crouching on his left knee and ready to jump
"Will me cut you down!" he ran towards Swain, rushing headfirst into him.
Midway in his run, he threw three spinning blades into Swain's direction.
The mage did not flinch, and was prepared for such attack. He jumped up 4 meters in the air, knowing that he evaded this simple strike from the assassin.
'Pitiful' the tyrant thought 'Assassins are all the same, predictable.'
Swain looked at Talon, hoping to see disappointment, yet only saw a smile.
The rush was not the real attack.
Talon suddenly changed his position, jumping up, spinning and kicking him, knocking them both back away from each other.
The tyrant saw Talon holding his hand in an unnecessary position, as if he is about to catch something, and with a sudden flurry Swain felt the blades going back through him, from his back towards their master.
"Bleed to death, filth." Talon commanded, already used to killing simple humans from one blade. Three are supposed to rapture his internal organs completely, causing him to have agonizing bleeding for less then 10 minutes before dying out of blood lose.
Swain fell down to the ground and blocked the wounds with his hand while Talon landed safely 6 meters away from him.
Viktor looked down upon his ally, watching him die.
"Let's move." The creator spoke "We have our own enemies to face."
Sejuani jumped down from the wall, followed by all of her allies. One by one they jumped to the ground level where the true battle consists.
But as she fell, she saw Bristle up there, afraid of heights.
She shouted him to jump, and as he did, she caught him in her arms.
"My sweet little piglet..." She spoke to him softly, as he was her truest and closest brother in arms "Run back towards the Freljord, This fight is not yours."
She let him down on the ground, and Bristle whimpered to her to not say that
"Leave, Bristle... I don't want you as a part of this fight." She looked at him
He softly curled his head in her stomach, showing her that he wants to stay.
But suddenly, he felt a chill. A chill so deep down his spine, he never felt anything like it before.
It was like a Tsunami was coming, an earthquake, a natural disaster in the size of an unimaginable destruction.
He felt that danger is coming from the mountain top, and that he should run. Even without Sejuani.
His instincts took over him, blocking all emotion and giving him only one thought.
Without saying a word, he ran towards the other direction of the mountain.
Scared and frightened, he ran as a mighty steed outside of Zaun, fearing his life.
Sejuani stood with no understanding on the ground. To her, Bristle was afraid of nothing. She then looked directly at the opposite direction of which he ran from.
As she looked at the mountain, she knew that something was wrong. 'Diana...' she thought to herself.
A powerful metallic stomp hit the ground "Move! Minions, Show them your true power!" Viktor shouted, breaking the wall behind him.
6 metal giant exited out of it, each with they own ancient origin, and walked and floated towards their master.
"You are not going anywhere!" Talon shouted at them "I'll kill you all before you can reach my lady!
"Is she alive as well? Damn, I was hoping for her to die most..." The tyrant spook as he stood back up, cleaning the dirt off him.
Talon could not believe his eyes, he saw Swain not only talking, but also standing straight with gallons of blood on the ground he lied in.
"The moonstone truly is a powerful artifact." Swain smiled. "Beatrice!" He called his most trusted ally. "Seize him."
Talon then saw a tether appearing between him and the bird, damaging and slowing him.
The assassin jumped forward and Shunpo-ed behind Swain, preparing his Noxian strike towards his neck.
As he appeared behind him, he no longer saw a human, but a monstrosity. He also noticed that the tether created between him and Beatrice, was gone.
Talon thrusted his blade forward, yet was unable to cut through the massive powerful feathers on his enemies back.
"You are nothing to me, Du Coutau!" The monster spoke, while birds flew from it towards Talon, damaging the assassin and replenishing health back to their master.
The Shadow's blade decided to use his ultimate strike. He threw 8 blades all around him and disappeared into thin air.
"My eyes might no see you, Assassin." Swain searched for flying birds, and as he saw one, he summoned a magic circle in the area where it came from. "But my magic can!" Swain shouted, catching his enemy. Talon suddenly felt his himself stuck to the ground, rooted by giant talons that would not let him move an inch without being penetrated by the giant claws.
2 Seconds later, the blades returned, as well as returning Swains vision of Talon.
Swain's giant claws slowly closed into the assassin chest, stabbing him and making him bleed. After a second, Swain's magic disappeared and released Talon, making him fall aimlessly to the ground.
A kilometer away from the fields of battle, two warriors imbued with ancient magic were about to execute vengeance upon each other.
Near Leona, 10 meters away, stood Diana, awaiting for the barrier the moon itself created to expire. She tried punching it again, to see if it might break, but her power was not enough to break something created by her goddess.
Diana seemed helpless to both her master and her enemy, stuck in a Hexagon of lunar magic.
The Solari's necklace was glowing.
Leona's Eclipse broke, and from it, waves of solar magic swept around her.
The suns waves have struck light upon the battlefield, showing daylight even though it was night. As the giant wave swept above the fighting forces, the P.I.Ns were unable to withstand it's power, erupting in a massive explosion, 3 times it's normal size, killing almost immediately every warrior that was near them. The only exclusion was the Champions, which instead were blessed with the shield of the Iron Solari from the Locket Leona was wearing.
The wave was so fierce and filled with power, it even broke the Moon's blockade in an instant, yet not enough to Kill Diana with it.
As the blockade evaporated, Diana stood up and pointed her blade towards her nemesis.
"Diana..." Leona whispered "You killed him..."
"YOU BITCH! SHUT UP AND FIGHT ME!" Diana shouted, grabbing her blade with fiercness and power "BATTLE ME WITH ALL YOU'VE GOT SO I CAN KILL YOU WITH HONOR!"
Leona just stared at her, but then inhaled the air around her, then shouted "KILL ME? LUNARI, PREPARE TO BE SMITTEN BY LIGHT!" Leona swept her blade, causing a spectral copy of it to go forward, just that this time it was 3 times larger, unable to miss it's target.
As the blade hit Diana, Leona instantly teleported behind her and cut her back open with a single swift.
Diana swirled around and faced Leona, trying to shield her body with her blade. Leona charged her shield of Daybreak with power and hit Diana with it's sun-ornamented top, breaking the Lunar Scimitar in half. The shield did not stop with the blade, and continued towards her body, cutting her stomach open, breaking 4 ribs and damaging her body in a way that is unhealable.
Diana was knocked back by the shield by 10 meters. As she fell on the ground, she was filled with blood and pain.
Leona walked towards the half-dead opponent and looked down on her. Still filled with rage and agony, Leona gently placed her blade over Dianas chestplate.
"Please" Diana begged her "Have mercy on me, please." She kept asking.
Leona was emotionless towards the enemy, as this enemy destroyed her everything.
"You deserve no mercy, Heretic."
The Zenith blade penetrated Dianas body with just a single inch in, starting from her chest, and slowly getting towards her neck, cutting it open and making sure that Diana would feel every inch of her blade destroying her.
Diana wanted to beg, yet Leona had cut her voice away. She was not at the mercy of time.
The blade reached her neck and stopped, Leona then found some mercy in her heart.
The mercy she found was towards Pantheon, not to Diana.
The sun's warrior deepened the sword into Diana's neck, then she struck it out, leaving her to bleed to her death.
Leona dropped her sword and shield and left the enemy she has killed.
She walked towards where Pantheon's body was supposed to be, but the body has burned from Leona's eruption.
She sat on the ground with her legs crossed and closed her eyes.
She was tired and sad.
Every last piece of energy on her body was used to killed Diana.
As Leona waited for a bit, she fell asleep. While sleeping, Her body slowly turned to dust, starting from her hands, and slowly eating her body away.
While sleeping, she dreamed of a time where she and Pantheon could live peacefully.
Leona, in the real world, smiled. That was the last emotion she had experienced.
As she went to her final destination, she saw herself and her beloved sitting on a hilltop , cuddling and hugging near each other, Laughing and smiling together.
This was the last memory she saw before she died with a smile on that place in the hilltop
Near her Beloved Herodotus.