Mount Targon in League of Legends is a mysterious region newly relevant to fans with the release of Aphelios, the game's newest champion.
League of Legends is not only known for its action-packed gameplay, but also for its deep lore that surrounds every champion, item, and location in the game. One area Riot Games has shaped an interesting backstory and mythos around is a region known as Mount Targon, an area inspired by Mount Olympus from Greek mythology.
Here is everything you need to know about Mount Targon in League of Legends
Targon League of Legends: Everything You Need to Know
Mount Targon is a remote region in Runeterra sought out by extraordinary adventurers who are determined to reach the top of its notoriously impossibly dangerous peak. It has become the source of many legends of those who have survived the ascent and made it to the top of mountain, and has been known to have completely reshaped those beyond recognition and imbue them with inhuman powers. These powers are believed to be from powerful ancient stellar beings known as Aspects.
Many champions in League originate from Mount Targon.
Aurelion Sol was tricked to serving the empire of Mount Targon, and originates from the vast nothingness of the cosmos.
Pantheon, a former unwilling host of the Aspect of War, was born on the hostile slopes of Mount Targon as Atreus, and has sworn to battle against the cosmos and the divine, having lost the power of the Aspects but having an undying will that fuels his weapons.
Diana is a warrior of the Lunari, a fleeting faith in Mount Targon, that has been imbued with the power of an Aspect and is the embodiment of the silver moon's power.
Leona is a warrior templar of the Solar and defender of Mount Targon imbued with the Aspect of the Sun, wielding her Zenith Blade and Shield of Daybreak
Soraka is a compassionate celestial wanderer that gave up her immortality to protect the mortals from their own violence and now calls the western peaks of Mount Targon her home.
Taric wields the Aspect of the Protector as Runterra's guardian of life, love, and beauty, who sought redemption at Mount Targon after being exiled from his homeland in Damacia.
Zoe is the cosmic messenger from Targon with the Aspect of Twilight and is the embodiment of mischief, imagination, and change and heralds cataclysmic events with nonchalance.
Aphelios League of Legends
The newest champion announced for League of Legends is Aphelios, a mute marksman of Lunari faith that originates from Targon an arsenal of moonstone weapons.
Riot Games has released a developer diary featuring a concept artist and writer that worked on creating the lore behind Mount Targon to explain more in depth the origins and stories of those from Mount Targon
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