Riot is teasing a new League of Legends contender today, and his/her name is Yasuo. A new post, done in the style of a journal entry, by someone named "Yone" introduces this troubled warrior, describing him as a "sword without a sheath."
Apparently, Yasuo was once a man who knew honor, but according to Yone, this man (also their brother) was a betrayer. What else would you call a guy who kills everyone he was supposed to protect? I guess "murderer" would work, too.
Some have speculated that the new champion is actually Yone, the one writing about Yasuo. I'm still going to put my money on the murderer, though.
Anyway, you can read the entry about Yasuo below. The portrait of him closely resembles Stanley Lau's style; Lau has done official League of Legends artwork before, so that's entirely possible.
What is a sword without the man behind it? Teaching a swordsman to kill is simple. The true challenge lies in teaching him not to kill.
When I watched my young brother Yasuo begin training, he breathed life into the blade at first touch. One heard whispers in the halls comparing him to the sword masters of old. But as he grew and his skills increased, so did his ego. He was impetuous and boastful; he ignored our master's lessons and knew nothing of patience.
Fearing my brother had strayed too far from the way, I went not to warn him, but to make an appeal to his honor. I gave him a maple seed, our school's highest lesson in humility…one Yasuo seemed to have forgotten. A seed is just a seed, but given time one may come to know the beauty it holds within. Yasuo took my gift, and the following day he accepted a modest guard post. I had high hopes he would learn the patience and virtue required of a true swordsman.
It was not to be.
Today, Yasuo committed an act of treason by murdering the very person he was sworn to protect. He has betrayed his nation, his friends, and himself. Were it not for my actions, I wonder if he would have been swept down this dark path. But my task is not to question; I must bear the burden of my duty. At first light tomorrow, I set out to capture a sword without a sheath: my brother Yasuo.
Hey, I can dig it. Take my money (again and again), Riot!