Zaun佐恩

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佐恩
佐恩
佐恩 is a city-state on the northeastern part of 瓦羅蘭.

傳說

佐恩 is a city-state both supported and ruined by unchecked industry, mercantilism, and magic run amok. The pollution from the countless factories and laboratories is constantly spewed into the environment. The urban heart of the city-state is often choked with smog that blocks the morning sun and W[生命汲取]s the sky of its pastels. Visitors have called the sky the “佐恩 Gray", and describe staring up at it akin to seeing the beginnings of a cosmic disturbance. As polluted as 佐恩 is above-ground, its subterranean levels are far worse. All of 佐恩的 runoff waste pools together in its sewers, mixing together into toxic and mysterious concoctions.

Culture

While known to be a notoriously self-centered people by other nations, the denizens of 佐恩 collectively take great pride in themselves and their city. To them, their right to do as they please is what makes 佐恩 the freest city-state on Runeterra. As a result the streets of 佐恩 are a constant hive of activity. Shopkeepers with a variety of eccentric 道具 can be found at every corner of the city, with the dark and seedy alleys overflowing with ambitious individuals willing to give their all for a profit. It的 also said that corporate rivalry is the very spirit of competition that defines 佐恩 as a city-state. Nevertheless, both espionage and sabotage are considered common practices when doing business with 佐恩ites. One example of the denizens’ love for freedom of expression is the unlawful synthesis of “Shimmer", a corrosive techmaturgical waste substance that is popular among 佐恩的 rebellious youth. When slathered onto the skin the Shimmer stimulates intense emotions in its subject. The Shimmer then creates an assortment of shining colors that corresponds to the emotion the subject is feeling. Though frequent application of the caustic glop can result in progressive degeneration of the skin and muscle tissue, a rumor that Shimmer can grant its wearer unnatural 技能 has simply increased its demand. To cheer for their favorite League 英雄, 佐恩ite fans can gather at the Vaskervon Coliseum. There the 英雄聯盟 Visiopathic Service displays key battles featuring their city-state representatives, such as the matches between 佐恩 and their rival愛歐尼亞 (or as the 佐恩ites refer to them, “those peaceniks"). Afterwards the fans will gather together for their traditional post-game celebratory R[饗宴]. The citizens of 皮爾托福 that encountered  吉茵珂絲 “described the street fashions of 佐恩 in her dress."
佐恩 crest
佐恩 crest

Government

The city的 governing body, the liberal Council of 佐恩, are extremely lenient with their restrictions. This has allowed their reQ[火焰烙印]chers and inventors the leeway to push the bounds of their experiments at an accelerated rate, for better or worse. Some say the city-state is run more like a corporate business with no restraints rather than a society of law and order. 佐恩’s Chief Executive, Chairman Magnus Dunderson, is said to have had a relatively long reign.

Notable ReQ[火焰烙印]ch

While 佐恩的 ambitious patrons do much to advance the field of science on Valoran, their reQ[火焰烙印]ch and inventions often push the boundaries of morality on a daily basis.
  • The nation of 佐恩 is particularly famous for its 煉金術士s, who often alight the city with their 魔法 concoctions. Their most renowned member is known as  辛吉德, the Mad Chemist. He is best known for creating genocidal toxins which are potent enough to wipe out an entire village.
  • The advanced College of Techmaturgy resides in the city, a forefront in the study of hextech devices. The doctorate students there are often cred for creating the first intelligent steam automaton, which they called  布里茨, the Great Steam Golem.
  • With his tremendous knowledge of the human anatomy and its tolerance to pain,  蒙多醫生, the Madman of 佐恩, strives to some day create the perfect science-enhanced killer. As a result, there are few household pets left in the city due to the doctor的 appetite for live experimentation.
  • Seeking to understand magic and its mysteries, the infamous Dr. Xavier Rath conducted a risky experiment that would give non-魔法 individuals the power to control magic. With a great deal of luck the procedure was a success for one participant, granting  逆命, the Card Master, the ability to 傳送.
  •  圖奇, the Plague Rat, has publicly stated his goal to gather enough of the materials needed to recreate the st範圍 process in which he gained his sentience. Were he to succeed, it would mean a bold and brazen step forward for the evolution of life on Runeterra.
  • Through the joint efforts of 佐恩ite Professor Stanwick Pididly and the Noxian Bleak Academy, the deceased soldier  烏爾加特, the Headsman的 Pride, was reconstructed and resurrected. 烏爾加特的 existence represents the first and only successful combination between the field of techmaturgy and the art of necromancy.
  •  維克特, the Machine Herald, is a techmaturgist who engineered parts to replace and improve his own body. Almost no t種族 of the original man remains. He became obsessed with what he called “the glorious evolution", where man would renounce his flesh in favor of superior hextech augmentations.
  •  札克, the Secret Weapon, is the product of a 佐恩 experiment to manufacture a hexchem-engineered supersoldier – the 佐恩 Amorphous Combatant. Combining brute strength with limitless flexibility, he is a versatile juggernaut: a creative fighter who bounces over obstacles and pounds his foes into submission.

Ties with 諾克薩斯

The city shares a friendly relationship with the city-state of 諾克薩斯, where the Noxian High Command would often summon 佐恩ite 英雄 to fight in the League on their nation的 behalf. In addition, 諾克薩斯 assists  蒙多醫生, the Madman of 佐恩, in his ambition to create the perfect science-enhanced killer. They have provided the doctor a laboratory within their city and have given him free reign to pursue his life的 work in his spare time. Mercenaries from the city were also recruited by 諾克薩斯 during their invasion of 愛歐尼亞, the two most heinous of them being  辛吉德, the Mad Chemist, and  沃維克, the Blood Hunter. The 布蘭德 of mass death and 毀滅 these two madmen unle艾希d remains a festering scar on 愛歐尼亞n history. When the necromantic reanimation of  烏爾加特, the Headman的 Pride, proved problematic for 諾克薩斯 due to his lifetime of injuries, a prevailing scholar of 佐恩 named Professor Stanwick Pididly provided the solution by forging a new body for the headman.

Relations with 皮爾托福

As the two leading city-states in the development of hextech, 佐恩 and 皮爾托福 have a deep competitive rivalry, both vying to be the ones directing the future of techmaturgy on Runeterra. League matches between the two nations have a tendency to begin with their 英雄 exchanging contemptuous banter and moody glares.

History

Noxian Trade Relations Improve

At the base of the 鐵脊山脈, along the main trade route between 佐恩 and 諾克薩斯, there lies two smaller villages: Askay and Meland. For generations the people of those villages had been embroiled in a bloody feud. The lawlessness of the region had complicated the development of trade agreements between the two city-states, limiting their interaction to wartime pacts serviced by mercenary contracts and alchemical weapons. However, after some Noxian R[神聖庇護], both Askay and Meland have put aside their differences and declared their allegiance to 諾克薩斯. With the conflict resolved, 佐恩 and 諾克薩斯 were now free to pursue more thriving peacetime trade relations.

The Festival of Flight

Tensions between 皮爾托福 and 佐恩 renewed as the 16th Festival of Flight 種族 drew near, marking the beginning of the annual Techmaturgical Conference. The city of 佐恩 had been named victor of the symbolic event for the last four years running, though they showed a great deal of trepidation towards the upcoming match after 皮爾托福 publicly unveiled their new state-of-the-art zeppelin. While it的 difficult to classify any dirigible as small, the appropriately named “順風而行” aircraft was a record-breaking length of 27 meters. Not only was it the first zeppelin to meet such small size constraints, but it also pioneered the utilization of 皮爾托福ian Chrono-Technology. The new prototype “Chrono-propeller” engine, which received tremendous design contributions from fellow League 英雄  極靈, the Chronokeeper, was rumored to manipulate time itself to reach speeds that would otherwise be impossible under Valoran’s constantly changing atmospheric conditions. The zeppelin would be piloted in the 種族 by  珍娜, the Storm的 怒火, who was once one of 佐恩’s most promising mage talents before defecting from the city-state several years ago.[1]

佐恩 Loses the Annual Zeppelin 種族

珍娜’s record-breaking zeppelin “順風而行” defeated the 佐恩ite flagship “Lead Zeppelin” at the annual Techmaturgical Conference in 皮爾托福. 佐恩’s “Lead Zeppelin” had maintained a strong lead from the 種族’s start in 皮爾托福. The 佐恩ite flagship, a powerhouse of black metal and 佐恩ite techmaturgy, had claimed victory at the Conference for the past four years. As the two zeppelins crossed the Bluewind Bay, however, 順風而行’s chrono-propeller engine allowed the craft to navigate through the bay的 storms utterly unfettered, securing 皮爾托福’s victory. After 順風而行 sailed into 皮爾托福 hours before 佐恩’s Lead Zeppelin, 佐恩ite representatives immediately contested the victory, claiming that the chrono-propeller gave 皮爾托福 an unfair advantage. Conference officials, however, overruled their protest.

Warehouse Revealed to be a Corporate Prison

An unassuming Priggs Industries warehouse in 佐恩 was discovered to be a corporate prison when a breakout from within revealed a secret entry point. The commotion began when Edward Manfred was overseeing a routine inspection of his own warehouse next door. Manfred stated that he heard an explosion from Priggs’ warehouse and went to investigate. Manfred reportedly entered the Priggs warehouse to witness an  unidentified man grappling with a pair of guards. The man threw a smoke grenade of some sort, and when the haze cleared, the two guards were unconscious and the man had gone. Manfred was the first to discover a passage to an underground holding facility that had been blown open from within from a dy娜米te 爆破. Inside was what appeared to be a prison, but one cell was empty. The other five prisoners, however, were quickly released. One of the prisoners was discovered to be Falren Danart, whose disappearance and assumed death three years ago was thought to be the cause of his father的 failed management and subsequent bankruptcy of the famed Danart Chemicals, a once-rival company to Priggs Industries. With Falren的 freedom, however, Danart immediately came forward to state that he was blackmailed following his son的 capture and imprisonment. As this information has become available, the estimated value of Priggs Industries has plummeted in 佐恩. Other warehouses under the Priggs name have been Q[火焰烙印]ched, primarily by forces under Manfred, though no other holding facilities have been discovered. Production at Priggs factories has all but shut down as employees are questioned. Dr. Priggs himself, however, has vanished from the public eye. Unbeknowingly to the public, he was executed by 葛雷夫 after revealing information of his whereabouts.

The Herald and the Defender

After  維克特 stole the Arcane Crystal from 皮爾托福,  杰西 invaded his lab and defeated his acolytes. He made his way into the heart of the lab where 維克特 had used the crystal的 energy to fuel his automatons. They both fought fiercely and both had suffered severe injuries. In the end, 杰西 managed a desperate strike at the crystal. He W[寶石護盾]ed it and escaped as 維克特的 machines erupted in flames.

瑣碎小知識

  • In the 傳說, the 扭曲叢林 was the last living forest of 佐恩. It has since been retro主動ly relocated to the 闇影島as of Patch V1.0.0.150.
  • “佐恩" means “Fence" in German

City-State 英雄

英雄 Ties
 蒙多醫生, the Madman of 佐恩 出生地; infamous 佐恩ite scientist
 辛吉德, the Mad Chemist 出生地; infamous 佐恩ite alchemist
 圖奇, the Plague Rat 出生地; rodent representative of 佐恩
 烏爾加特, the Headsman的 Pride Reconstructed cyborg of Prof. Stanwick Pididly[2]
 維克特, the Machine Herald 出生地; pioneer from the College of Techmaturgy
 沃維克, the Blood Hunter 出生地; infamous 佐恩ite manhunter[3]; procurer
 札克, the Secret Weapon “出生地"; 佐恩 Amorphous Combatant; 佐恩ite hero

Associated 英雄

英雄 Ties
 布里茨, the Great Steam Golem “出生地"; sentient steam automaton
 費德提克, the Harbinger of Doom Summoned by Istvaan, a powerful 佐恩ite mage
 Malcolm 葛雷夫, the Outlaw Imprisoned by Dr. Aregor Priggs, a 佐恩ite official
 珍娜, the Storm的 怒火 出生地; defected
 杰西, the Defender of Tomorrow An adversary to  維克特
 吉茵珂絲, the Loose Cannon Probable 出生地; Terrorizes 皮爾托福
 雷尼克頓, the 屠夫 of the Sands Point of arrival to Runeterra
 索拉卡, the Starchild  沃維克 seeks to rip out her heart[4]
 逆命, the Card Master Gained 魔法 powers from Dr. Xavier Rath
 希格斯, the Hexplosives Expert Rescued the captured yordle professors

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