// She’s new, she’s cute and most importantly -

She’s open for asks!

So give this adorable baby girl some of that good ol’ community loving. <3

And keep your nasty anon M!A’s for later. Good side first, we want to make a good impression here!

// Wellp I’m out.

So, for future reference, if French is considered 'Old Noxian', what is the Demacian equivalent? Any other language parallels you can enlighten us on?
Anonymous

asktheexemplarofdemacia:

summoner-tybresa:

// Truth be told, I was not the one who officially pin-pointed French as being Noxus’ old language, but credits goes to generalswain in collaboration with matronoftheblackrose (reading their posts and RP’s, I eventually picked up their headcanon).

To be completely honest, I didn’t give this much thought, but if I were to go on a hunch … I believe that at some point in time, before the first Rune Wars, Demacia and Noxus was one super-state, else I can’t seem to explain the apparent similarities between the two (being the source of French-sounding names like DuCouteau/Leblanc for Noxus and Buvelle/Laurent + FIORA HAS A DAMN FRENCH ACCENT NEED I SAY MORE?)

To start off with a list, it would be something like:

Ancient Valorian (Encompassing the center of the continent, including Demacia+Noxus): Latin

Old Noxus: French

Old Demacian: This is … going to be difficult to pin-point accurately, but I am going with a hunch that it is one of the Romance languages (starting from Latin) and having to pick between Italian and Romanian … I feel I might go with the former. So Old Demacian is Italian, after my hunch. Don’t ask me why

Ancient Shurimani: Egyptian Hieroglyphs?

Common Shurimani: Arabic languages (I leave this to ask-sivir's expertise)

Ancient Freljordian: Ancient Nordic Language?

Common Freljordian: I’m going to randomly throw out Dutch. 

Zaun: Russian?

Piltover: I’m going to go with English as well as variations/dialects, mostly because I -don’t- think Piltover has any kind of seniority compared to the other city-states to have established its own language (how old is Piltover? I don’t think it has more than 300 years of historical existence, compared to Valoran’s 5k+ age)

Common Valorian (the international language): English

Ionia: Depending on regions, it can vary between Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

This is just my hunches and first impressions, so anyone who has more substantial analysis and explanations to offer are free to do so.

Also pinging my trusty lore nerds for help. LORE RANGERS - UNITE!

generaldarius; generalswain; ask-sivir; sheriff-caitlyn; progenitorviktor; ask-summoner-rena halp plz

I’m not one of them, but i see a few flaws on that exposition. First, languages evolve through human interaction, so i will explain this a little.

First, we’ve got so far a somewhat “Imperial” Language, spoken natively by all the population of central Valoran. Alongside this, there is a couple of tongues northwards (old freljordian or Iceborn tongue, and a norhteastern language) and another few southwards (ancient shuriman and whatever the yordles spoke at that time). Ionia has his own ancient speech too.

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Then, maybe because of the first Rune Wars, that could have been a civil war, why not, the old empire collapses and is followed by a series of rump-states, each making the language evolve on his own way. So, we get a couple of western dialects, and an eastern one. Freljordian could possibly have interacted with the north-western dialects (kalamandan) and the north-eastern languages (old piltovian), whilst at the same time the eastern dialect and the old zaunite could have interacted with each other.

In the shout a similar process could have ensued, thus making the shuriman, urtistan, and icathian variants, being possible that one of those influenced yordle-speech.

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This way, various sister tongues appeared, mutually interlegible, but drifting apart from each other because of isolation, and external influences.

In a third stage, we could have seen the dawning of the current languages, each with their own language group, common lexic constructions and words, etc etc.

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How to explain this more easily, and in a way all could understand? If we assume that the old language is latin, then we can explain why Piltovian is english. English evolved based on the celtic language spoken in the british isles, but influenced by the saxon and anglic languages (nordic in essence), and later this old anglo-saxon language was influenced by French to a great degree, thus making old english, and nowadays, English.

See what i did here? The primordial language of the northeaster region was first influenced by the freljordian (wich takes the place of the nordic influence in celtic) and later by another tongue, the old demacian and kalamandan (taking the place of French). And thus, Piltovian is born.

The cool thing about this is that, with this scheme, we can explain the relationships between the languages of the continent in a logical way.

// Ladies and gentlemen:

The Hero Runeterra needs.

I’ll make a mental note to tag you in these kind of matters next time. <3

// WOOOWWWW.

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced this kind of heartbreak as much as I just realized generalswain has stepped down from her place as The Best Swain Ever Written. Ever.

I was actually wondering where her posts went … and now I know.

Oh gods, I think I might tear up ;w;

I’m … just going to take a moment to mourn the loss of one of the deepest fonts of inspiration this community and I ever had.

And I think it hurts even more that I never got to RP with her.

onecardtwocardredcardbluecard:

[[ ahhhhhh. I’ve heard so much about you. hello hello!! summoner-tybresa. ]]

// I’ve seen you around for a pretty long while, but it was the eyebrows that told me to click the shiny button on the right corner.

Yes harro, this is Tyb-mun. Considering you’re amongst the first people who didn’t start spazzing out the moment they saw I followed them, let me hug you.

» The More You Know

mirathemessenger:

summoner-tybresa:

mirathemessenger:

"I never knew that Tybresa was open to discussing private topics of a sexual nature. I had always thought that she would find it too embarrassing or impolite. At the very least, I have become accustomed of hearing about these discussions only at the beginning, or end depending on the calendar, of the week. Is it the seventh day already? Either way, I am glad to hear that Tybresa enjoys sexual activity in a variety of very healthy and common preferences. Maybe she would even be willing to discuss the topic with me sometime in the future!"

summoner-tybresa

MIRA NO.”

"Why not, Tybresa? Sexual intercourse is a perfectly healthy activity that does not necessitate procreation. The act is a good form of cardiovascular exercise and engages practically every bodily system in some manner. I think it can be discussed academically or on a personal level without need for any sense of shame. Sexual exploration should be encouraged so that an individual may find their preferences or lack thereof. Please, Tybresa? It would be a rather interesting topic for discussion!"

Tybresa could not abstain herself from raising both her hands to cover her face and hold them there, gently massaging her cheeks as she tried to quell down the blush of embarrassment and humiliation she was feeling. Out of all the things the Grey Faces could do to further cause her misery, it was forcing this kind of talk upon her and Mira …

Tybresa certainly is considered a mature woman, yes - but having been born in a place where prudishness was deeply embedded in its social standards, talking about matters like sex in public was an almost-fatal taboo, something only the most foolish, the most bold, or simply the ignorant could do.

Of course, when she had first come to the Institute and heard this lewd subject being discussed in a public hallway for the first time, she was utterly horrified. Ever since she came to the Institute, her new life had often torn apart the teachings her Demacian upbringing had inoculated on her - and even though she had changed a great deal of her morals and thinking, some things had remained as staunch as a cliff side stood against the stormy sea’s waves.

Her bashfulness and prudishness counted amidst these ‘virtues’, something only a Grey Face curse could break through - as witnessed now.

"Mira …" She called out softly, now rubbing her eyes with two of her fingers as she kept her hands covering her face still. "This is … not an appropriate time and place to have these … kind of discussions.”

Fetish: Darius. (Obvious, but always fun.)
Anonymous

the-noxian-bloodletter:

summoner-tybresa:

the-noxian-bloodletter:

summoner-tybresa:

Tybresa simply covered her face with her palm, if only to hide the burning blush rising in her cheeks.

"WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE!" She screeched from behind her hand.

fetish: go away | no | rather not | please God no I dunno | I guess | sure | yes | FUCK yes | oh god you don’t even know | right here, right now

"Tybresa. What?"

The woman lets out an aggravated sound from her throat and immediately turns tail to scurry away in her embarrassment.

The Hand of Noxus gives pursuit of the rogue summoner, and he pulls her down, twisting their bodies so the general takes the shock of the fall.
summoner-tybresa

The woman was too absorbed in her exasperated embarrassment to have realized the champion had given her pursuit, having angrily stomped in her pace as she aimlessly walked … somewhere, if only to give the burning sensation in her cheeks some pause.

This is utterly humiliating and ridiculous … -why-, oh -why-, do I have to suffer through such indignities … She thought to herself, cheeks puffed up in an expression of indignation that made her look more silly than serious, like a child that had been denied dessert after dinner.

It was only after a vice-like grip wrapped itself around her wrist that she registered the pounding of heavy footsteps around her, which shocked her with its suddenness, making her yelp out as she twisted and turned her body - …

Inertia from one side, leading to force from another - it was a comical situation nevertheless as the two managed to end up toppled on the floor, with Tybresa breathlessly crashing on top of Darius’ steel armor with a loud thud. The woman let out a low groan as she was utterly breathless, the sudden impact knocking the air from her lungs as her cheek rested against the rough metal of the General’s armor, only to gradually regain her senses, pressing one hand over the steel’s surface to try and push herself up …

Only to end up staring straight into Darius’ face with a perplexed expression, the whole situation actually dawning upon her.

And it did not help her in the least bit when her cheeks started flaring up again sheepishly, like she had just been caught red-handed with her hand in the cookie jar.

This was hardly even her fault!

All she could do was to just lay there, her purple-clad form pressed against his bulkier, steeled body, utterly frozen in shock and embarrassment as she blankly stared at him.

"... Maurice ...? Maurice. Mau, wake up. Why are we in the same bed in the first pla-... ahh, my head ... Maurice ... Come on, wake up. Hey, sleepyhead! You were not such a heavy sleeper before."

summonermau:

Her voice seemed distant in his ears at first, as though part of a dream. As she continued to call to him, the heavy fog of sleep receded and argent eyes flickered open, glossy as they stared at the woman. With the return of consciousness also came the dull throbs of pain along his back, the slumber giving him only temporary relief from the ache. Brows knitted together as Mau tried to piece together the time beforehand, slowly remembering how Tybresa had pretty much fainted and how his back had begun to give out on him at a rather delicate time.

He was relieved that they had made it to a room before it had completely succumbed. The warmth next to him was a deep comfort but focus came with some difficulty given the sharp pangs along his poorly augmented spine.

"I must have been very tired." Came his voice, a bit husky from the slight strain on his body as he gave the Steward the barest of smiles.

"You…fainted, I believe. I carried you back here but…my back started up again. I had to rest…My apologies."

Tybresa blinked her eyes, having since long rubbed the sleep in her eyes as she had woken up with a bit of a start - in a foreign bed with a familiar warm body resting next to her …

Really, it felt like a particular curse-gone-wrong all over again. At least they had their clothes on.

The throbbing in her head, however, had stopped her from throwing a fit of hysterics, forcing her to think past her pain and more clearly, without the shroud of past emotions clouding her thoughts. She could recall their past conversation and the words she spoke, and she remarked just how cruel and downright ruthless she had been - indeed, where did all of that come from? She couldn’t believe it had come from her own self … it must have been an outer influence.

She couldn’t have truly meant that, right?

Tybresa looked over Maury as he laid on his back as she herself was propped up on her elbow, her braided hair disheveled from her sleep, stray strands of golden hair hanging before her eyes and over her ears. Her breathing was steady and her expression gentle - really, a breath of fresh air considering how she had been hours prior.

"Do not apologize." She promptly replied, bringing one hand to gently lay it on his arm. "I … should thank you for carrying me, in fact. I do not fancy the prospect of … sleeping on the Institute’s floor."

She paused for a moment, averting her gaze thoughtfully. “What about your back?” Was the first thing she inquired afterwards, her eyes pinned on the soldier once more.

// cries don’t use google translate that French is p awful -speaks French-

// WELL SORRY FOR NOT HAVING MY OWN POCKET-SIZED FRENCH SPEAKER TO TRANSLATE FOR ME THE STUFF I NEED.

Language Anon here - Tybresa will now speak only French (or Old Noxian as you call it) for three days.
Anonymous

Tybresa blinked her eyes as the poof of Grey Face Magic stuck to her form, only to disappear just as it had first appeared - she immediately inspected herself, remarking that nothing had changed at her on a more physical appearance, and found herself sighing in mild relief.

"Remercies le Createur pour que …"

"…"

”!!”

"Quoi?" She exclaimed, the revelation finally dawning upon her.

"… nom d’un étron de faucon." Tybresa cursed as she slapped her palm across her face.

// LET THE TERRIBLE GOOGLE TRANSLATE FRENCH COMMENCE.

shugishugishugii:

"Arribardo!"

summoner-tybresa

"Awww …" The Steward cooed as she crouched down to pet the little yordle as he drew her attention to the crudely-drawn depiction of her. "It is perfect - I love it! Thank you." She giggled and beamed happily, lovingly stroking Gnar’s head to convey the appreciation she felt for the drawing - no matter how basic it was - through actions than words.

At least, that way, she was certain she would not end up being misunderstood.

So, for future reference, if French is considered 'Old Noxian', what is the Demacian equivalent? Any other language parallels you can enlighten us on?
Anonymous

// Truth be told, I was not the one who officially pin-pointed French as being Noxus’ old language, but credits goes to generalswain in collaboration with matronoftheblackrose (reading their posts and RP’s, I eventually picked up their headcanon).

To be completely honest, I didn’t give this much thought, but if I were to go on a hunch … I believe that at some point in time, before the first Rune Wars, Demacia and Noxus was one super-state, else I can’t seem to explain the apparent similarities between the two (being the source of French-sounding names like DuCouteau/Leblanc for Noxus and Buvelle/Laurent + FIORA HAS A DAMN FRENCH ACCENT NEED I SAY MORE?)

To start off with a list, it would be something like:

Ancient Valorian (Encompassing the center of the continent, including Demacia+Noxus): Latin

Old Noxus: French

Old Demacian: This is … going to be difficult to pin-point accurately, but I am going with a hunch that it is one of the Romance languages (starting from Latin) and having to pick between Italian and Romanian … I feel I might go with the former. So Old Demacian is Italian, after my hunch. Don’t ask me why

Ancient Shurimani: Egyptian Hieroglyphs?

Common Shurimani: Arabic languages (I leave this to ask-sivir's expertise)

Ancient Freljordian: Ancient Nordic Language?

Common Freljordian: I’m going to randomly throw out Dutch. 

Zaun: Russian?

Piltover: I’m going to go with English as well as variations/dialects, mostly because I -don’t- think Piltover has any kind of seniority compared to the other city-states to have established its own language (how old is Piltover? I don’t think it has more than 300 years of historical existence, compared to Valoran’s 5k+ age)

Common Valorian (the international language): English

Ionia: Depending on regions, it can vary between Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

This is just my hunches and first impressions, so anyone who has more substantial analysis and explanations to offer are free to do so.

Also pinging my trusty lore nerds for help. LORE RANGERS - UNITE!

generaldarius; generalswain; ask-sivir; sheriff-caitlyn; progenitorviktor; ask-summoner-rena halp plz

iloveudarius:

Darius Bedroom Chambers 2

Darius on his bed 

// AND NOW WE WAIT.