Grib had committed his act of fan fiction most foul, but I have all kinds of things I want to write and don't, for any one of ten thousand reasons. "I can't draw" is a big one. Writing something without impetus from him would be… rude, according to the unwritten tenets of our arrangement.
But I had to try.
Leona was the champion that got me into League of Legends to begin with - I got in there way late, messed around with it, understood that it was important, but I was just picking characters and random to be confused by and I had fairly vast gaps in my terminology. My role here and elsewhere is to help legitimately competent people succeed to a greater extent, so I tend to play Support roles generally. As soon as I saw Leona, I knew that I had a "main." Her kit is heavy on the crowd control, and her Ult mapped fairly well to the Garen I was flailing at. And she didn't have any of the pin-up, sexy pirate, scary girl detritus that is sort of the norm when you are reaching into the big ol' bag of subconscious archetypes.
Diana isn't a character I would play, because she is the wrong playstyle, but she's the Moon Cultist to my Sun Knight. I hadn't seen her in a game for a couple years, and when she ended up down in bottom lane, creeping out of the river, I knew on some level how that must have felt. So I wrote it, and shared it, and a week later he sent me this which makes no sense. And then I couldn't stop writing stuff like this, really. I should have the next one, for a different game, done this afternoon.
There's a couple headcanon-y things in the piece, but not as much as you might think given the official lore. It's fairly sparse, which serves my needs as a guerilla creator well. There were knobbly bits in each backstory that seemed to mesh into each other. I know there's lore dorks out there that, like me, want to see more stuff like this from official channels. I hope that fans of these champs have a good time with it.
Oh! And I would also like to suggest a Tycho Leona skin. I'm just saying. I just made you this cool comic; it's literally the least you could do.