Lore: Did you know that Tibbers and Mordekaiser were ALLIES?
06/06/22 0 comments
Riot finally revealed to us more information about Tibbers, and surprisingly it has a connection to none other than Mordekaiser and Leblanc!Edit Article
AnnieBefore I talk about the relationship between Tibbers and Mordekaiser, it is important to contextualize what we had in terms of information before the reveal of this connection. Annie is a girl with big powers and, as part of the manifestation of these powers, she summons her "Bear" Tibbers - a bear almost three meters tall which has flames coming out of its body and protects and follows Annie's orders. Annie didn't have full control of her powers, which resulted in a catastrophe: The death of her entire family.
The CatastropheAnnie was raised by her father Gregori, her mother Amoline had abandoned the family while Annie was still a child. Years passed since Amoline ran away, life moved on, Gregori met a woman called Leanna and her daughter Daisy, so he married Leanna and Annie now had a sister with whom she used to play. One day, while Annie played with her sister, Daisy went after a butterfly, and while she skipped above rocks in a river, slipped and fell in the river. Unfortunately, Daisy was taken by the current and passed away. Leanna blamed Annie for Daisy's death, which made the girl feel extremely guilty and drove her to desperation. Her pyromantic powers started to spread through the whole house, which caught on fire. At the end, Annie found herself alone, having lost her sister to the river and her father and stepmother to the flames.
Ravenbloom ConservatoryAfter this catastrophe, Annie was found by
Fynn Retrick, a member from the Noxian Conservatory called Ravenbloom (Yes, in reference to Swain and LeBlanc's family), which focused on the development of gifted kids. When there was news of a lost girl burning with anger at the Ironspike Mountains in the north, Fynn Retrick reluctantly gathered his things and went to investigate, sometime later finding Annie and taking her to the Conservatory. There, Annie was able to meet a lot of kids who, just like her, were special. Annie met Daani, a vastayah from the Oovi-kat family (the same as Neeko), a boy named Sydell Kythera who has spider-like powers (yes, he is Elise's relative) and "The Prefect", a girl who controls rocks just like Taliyah, but less powerful. And it is here, in Ravenbloom Conservatory, where we give start to the revelation between Tibber and Mordekaiser's relationship.
truthis that Amoline escaped - but not from Swain, and instead, from the Ravenbloom Conservatory, because she couldn't take the experiences she was put through anymore, even coming so far as Leblanc and company putting a
droplet of firein her forehead. And that is when we come even further into the past and have the big revelation.
A pale woman smiled. At her feet lay the metal titan, destroyed. The two beasts that served him were beaten, forced back. Robed figures surrounded them, chanting in a tongue unknown to her. How the two raged. Amoline saw them falter. She saw their strength sapped until their power was whittled down into two droplets, small as rain. Amoline followed the droplet of raging fire, trapped now inside a small warded vial." These beings that accompanied Mordekaiser were demons, one described as being a force made of fire and the other a force made of shadows. We have the
theorythat the shadow force was the demon Raum (the same one which today is "controlled" by Jericho Swain and is the primordial Secret demon). As for the fire demon, we have the
confirmationthat it is called Tybaulk, possibly a primordial demon which represents Frensi. In Annie's launch in Legends of Runeterra, we had the plot twist that the demon was imprisoned in Amoline, somehow came to be in Annie's control and the "Teddy Bear" Tibbers is the physical manifestation of Tybaulk. That means, Tibbers was one of the primordial demons which supported Mordekaiser's Reign, and was directly connected to him, even maybe being a prominent member of this Revenant's forces.
"Have you seen my Bear Tibbers?"