Lore: Thresh, The Biggest Villain alive in Runeterra
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Get to know Thresh, the being that orchestrated everything behind The Ruination and the most cruel and sadistic villain existing in Runeterra.Edit Article
Introduction - Thresh, the Chain Warden
Thresh, the Chain Warden.
ViegoViego after having his love wounded by a poisoned arrow got desperate, obsessive and to save his loved one, would do anything! He sent Kalista, his niece and most notable warrior, to search for a hope. After days of searching, Kalista found a magical kingdom, and there all good in the world prospered, it was a kingdom hidden from the world behind a sacred mist. The kingdom’s name? Helia, in the Blessed Isles.
Helia, Capital of the Blessed Isles
Viego and ThreshViego prepared his army — he didn’t care if they would be welcomed in Helia, no one would stop him from saving his love. Isolde, the loving queen, died, and because of that was forbidden from having contact with the Waters of Life, and Viego went mad and caused the biggest slaughter that ever took place in the sacred island. Thresh, taking advantage of the delicate situation, helped Viego and took him willingly to the Waters of Life. Thresh was a sadist and his objective was to see pure chaos, terror and agony. And that was exactly what he saw.
Shadow Isles and the Cataclysm
Thresh’s crueltyThresh started to imprison and torture the existing souls in the Isles, his lantern was only one of the ways he could imprison these souls. Thresh took an old building and remodeled it in the shape of a great dungeon. Ledros, the old commander from Viego’s army, was one of the souls that Thresh took most pleasure in tormenting. Ledros was seeking to free his loved one, none other than Kalista. And Thresh for centuries let Ledros almost free her, only to fend him off just at the last second, and leave him suffering for longer. This was something quite similar to what the warden of the chains did with Lucian, however with Ledros was different, because this torture had been going on for thousands of years.
The Ruined King GameCenturies passed, Thresh tormented all the souls in the Isles. However, that became not enough for him, the existence only in the Isles no longer satisfied his pleasure. And when opportunity came knocking, the warden grasped it with all his chains. Gangplank, who was almost killed by Sarah Fortune - more commonly known as Miss Fortune - made a deal with Thresh: he would help free the ruined king and, in exchange, Fortune would be killed and Bilgewater would come back into his control. In the blink of an eye (as he doesn’t even have lids to blink) Thresh accepted the deal, and that way the game’s storyline begins. Some champions tried to stop the awakening of the ruined king, but failed. Viego awoke and decided he would revive his love, however his queen’s soul was fragmented in many pieces, and that way Viego decided to go all over Runeterra in search of reuniting his love’s soul.
Sentinels of LightLucian and Senna started to gather people who could help them fight off the Ruined King. They went to all regions in Runeterra and gathered the ones available (yes, kinda cringe, but it was like that) and started to face Viego and his forces. During all this process, Thresh was absorbing Viego’s strength and the souls who belonged to the people killed by the Ruined King and their strengths too. Thresh was immensely powerful and, when Viego was defeated, his whole scheme came to light: Thresh manipulated Gangplank to free Viego and that way he would be able to absorb an amount of Black Mist which would make the warden of the chains free and he would be no longer stuck to the Shadow Isles.