Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Don't worry. None of this blood is mine.

League of Legends: ‘From the Ashes’ and ‘Ryze: The Burning Lands’

So, uh, I may have dipped my quill in some League of Legends-coloured ink.


My short story ‘From the Ashes‘ is about a Freljordian tribesman called Kegan Rodhe, who in time will become… a certain fiery fellow you may be aware of, by the name of Brand. It was awesome to write some characters outside of ceramite armour and carrying bolters, for a nice change of tone and pace.

I also recently co-wrote the comic Ryze: The Burning Lands with Ant Reynolds (of the Word Bearers Trilogy fame). Ant is now at LoL HQ over there in the New World. I’m given to understand Ant is also still irritatingly good-looking, but let’s not hold that against him.

(But seriously, just look at the handsome fucker. So annoying.)

In a move that will shock nobody, Ryze: The Burning Lands is about (gasp!) the Rune Mage, Ryze.


Both of these projects were an absolute dream to work on, not least because I got to brainstorm with Laurie again, as well as meeting some ace people at Riot Games, who I won’t namedrop here for fear of embarrassing them. (But really, their names were Ariel Lawrence and Ellie Pyle, and they lovely and blessedly generous with their ideas.)

If you’re into LoL, I hope these new tales scratch some of your itches. If you’re a stranger to it, I hope you dig this look into Runeterra.

July 25, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized



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    Comment by bigblackfiend | July 25, 2018 | Reply

  2. Havent played LOL in years, wont be playing it for a few more seeing as i dont own a pc anymore😔. Definatly will be checking out the stories tho.

    Comment by savageddt | July 25, 2018 | Reply

  3. Haven’t played LoL in some time; after about a year’s worth of play time, I never seemed to improve and swiftly found myself growing more and more frustrated. I gave it up, as I was not having fun anymore. With that said, the game is still cool. I just can’t play it if my life depended on it.

    Glad to see more of the Black Library’s author pool chipping in at Riot Games; I know they’re huge fans of 40k, so don’t think you’ve escaped the ceramite yet Aaron. For the uninitiated, see the following champions: Garen, Sion, & Urgot.

    Comment by Kyle Nguyen | July 25, 2018 | Reply

  4. What is league of legends? 😉

    Comment by sammus27 | August 1, 2018 | Reply

  5. Just read this short piece and loved it!! Great character development for Kegan 😉

    Comment by Daniel B. Rivas | October 10, 2018 | Reply

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