None escape their shadow.

Independent roleplaying blog for Zed, the Master of Shadows from the League of Legends universe. Feel free to send me any form of starter, or ask questions. I will attempt to tend to anything you may want with me.
Brave the shadows, find the truth.

commanderholly:

daxdaydreams:

becausebirds:

A penguin who was previously made a Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Army has been knighted at Edinburgh Zoo.

Penguin Nils Olav has been an honorary member and mascot of the Norwegian King’s Guard since 1972.

Over the years, he has been promoted through the ranks after being adopted by Royal Guard who visited the zoo.

During the ceremony, Nils had a sword dubbed on each side of his head, where his shoulders should be, to confirm his regimental knighthood.

The proud penguin was on his best behavior throughout most of the ceremony, but shortly before the ritual was concluded and possibly suffering a bout of nerves he was seen to deposit a discreet white puddle on the ground.

Sir Nils Olav the penguin.

Sir Nils Olav. Living the dream.

Amazing. 

((Norway represent.))

vicelishigh:

Syndra & Zed by ES嵐

vicelishigh:

Syndra & Zed by ES嵐

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embrace-the-shadow:

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"The command was to embrace wasn’t it? Will Syndra get mad?"

"It’s a metaphor for the truth and the inevitable, you stuffed plaything!"

"Well to me, it seems that you and other darkness-loving grumps need more of these hugs.”

"Truthfully, considering what mood you are putting Syndra in, I believe she is the one in need of a hug. Probably many. Preferably from me. Not you.”

tumblfiddle:

"The command was to embrace wasn’t it? Will Syndra get mad?"

"It’s a metaphor for the truth and the inevitable, you stuffed plaything!"

emeraldpriestess:

Rip the mun’s heart out please.

(Source: nerdyspeedstergirl)

"So, Master of Shadows, if you were given the opportunity to present an argument whether to join this Order of shadows you hold so dear or the Kinkou, how would you present the facts? I already know that you are a seeker of the truth and wish to enlighten the masses. That much is certain. But what else do you have to offer. Go on. Impress me."
Anonymous

"The Order of Shadows is more than a band of assassins, fool, it is a symbol of liberation and veracity. The Kinkou were followers of balance, of ‘harmony’ and ‘equalisation’. They believe that if evil is commited, it must be vanquished to restore the balance, but in the end, they restore ‘balance’ by committing the same crime as their victims. They aim for an equilibrium created from mutual bloodbath, simply because it assists their vision and helps acquire followers. Light needs darkness, good needs evil. They require these concepts so that they can make sense of their existence and cause - they are deceived. Akali, Shen, Kennen, and every monk of the Kinkou: none want to know what is true, which is why they resort to their faith in balance.

What I learnt when I opened the box so many years ago; what the shadows whispered in my ears so tenderly made me realise that the Kinkou’s purpose was oppression. Their preaching of balance was only to attract believers. It was becoming a sickening religion that restricted its followers without them knowing. They rewarded restraint; containment of one’s potential. My techniques were locked away because they threatened their vision of symmetry, because it was too powerful. Once I obtained this power, I could finally see clearly. I attempted to enlighten my fellow ninjas at the temple by making use of those techniques. I estimated they would accept it if they saw it used properly. I defeated Shen, but the sensei did not approve. I had become something foul, an obstruction for their mad obsession with balance.

While exiled, I came to realise that if they could enforce equilibrium, I could enforce truth! With the lies of the Kinkou far away, I could embrace my destiny entirely.

If you ask ninjas of the Kinkou why you should join them, they will tell you it is because balance will bring peace and understanding. Despite their claim of peace, they still train warriors for the express purpose of removing whatever causes imbalance. I have seen both sides of the conflict, and the Kinkou exists only because of indoctrination of their followers. 

What I teach as the Master of Shadows, is that existence is meaningless, but it is what you do with your life that defines you. The Order of Shadows offers liberation from the constricting grasp of balance and ethics; we grant you unparalleled freedom in addition to power that goes far beyond the feeble concepts of morals. Morals are mere concepts formed by us humans to keep us in check - to deny us our rightful power. The Kinkou gives you an illusion of a worthwhile existence, but hope in reality is the worst of all evils as it prolongs the torment of men. By joining the shadows, you will see the truth: we are worth nothing, and life is expendable. The weak-minded tremble at this suggestion, and the strong embrace the undeniable truth I speak. Do not fear the shrouded path, for it will free you from the shackles of reality and unlock your true self. We are the shadows and the darkness because it represents certainty. Even when the sun has risen, the shadows will still be there; you cannot escape the darkness, for it is absolute and eternal. Dark can exist without light; and true humans can exist without restrictions!”

"Zed, when I previously lived in the Jungle and spent much time with the Kinkou, you came up on numerous occasions. I am not saying go turn yourself in, I merely want to ask a question; do your powers make you feel like everything you have gone through is...worth it?"

The Master of Shadows had been asked this so many times that it nearly bored him; though it was a peculiarity that the Huntress had questioned it. “Do you question yourself when you commit something deemed a crime? Sacrificing something or someone for a greater purpose will always make you evil in outsiders’ eyes. The power I possess goes beyond the flimsy concept of morals; it allows me to see the truth of the world. What I have done cannot be un-done, and I do not wish for it to be. The Kinkou had to be eradicated - be it for better or for worse. My ‘crime’ was necessary, and what I gained in return far outweighs the enemies I have made.”

-Word Association Game- "Shen."

themasterofwuju:

embrace-the-shadow:

themasterofwuju:

embrace-the-shadow:

"Slave."

"I am not sure what I was expecting actually…"

"You seek my counsel and opinion of that fool; there is no room for critique. Even with your Seven Lenses of Insight you cannot see the truth. Shen’s beliefs imprison him, swordsman, and he is not the only one."

He was strangely silent for a moment before he said, “Perhaps you are right. I personally do not agree with some of the Kinkou’s teachings… but I do not agree with yours more. I believe you are in no position to judge who is a slave and who is not Zed.”

"I am the only one in a position to make such claims! I was a student under the Kinkou, I followed their code, their traditions - it was not enough for them. I have fought Shen as a Kinkou, but also as the Master of Shadows. I know the facets and nuances of both factions, and that is why I have embraced my power rather than restrained it.” Zed breathed heavily after his passionate monologue. Such accusations infuriated him more than anything; he was above the other ninja, for he had seen both sides - contrary to the blind followers of balance who knew of nothing else. “Master Yi,” he continued, “your prowess with your sword is outstanding, but your ignorance baffles me: can your enhanced vision truly not see the atrocity that the Kinkou symbolised?”

-Word Association Game- "Shen."

themasterofwuju:

embrace-the-shadow:

"Slave."

"I am not sure what I was expecting actually…"

"You seek my counsel and opinion of that fool; there is no room for critique. Even with your Seven Lenses of Insight you cannot see the truth. Shen’s beliefs imprison him, swordsman, and he is not the only one."

"Fire."

"Purging."