Hello Summoner and welcome to the Withered Rose skin line. This set of skins actually belongs to the same universe as the Crystal Rose skin line. In fact, they both feature characters that partake in the same story and event.
The lore tells of the Evening of the Crystal Rose, an event attended by the powerful once every year. At this gathering, guests are expected to leave all hostilities and Rivalry at the door, thereby opening an avenue for the forging of alliances and truces.
However, as everything good attracts evil, some certain powerful characters believe the Evenings to be a sham. These beliefs arise from a variety of feelings including plain villainy. These people fall under the Withered Rose category and even though love might touch the heart of some of them, it might never change their plans and actions.
Withered Rose Elise
Elise has never been invited to the event for quite a lot of reasons. However, this has not stopped her from attending every year and perpetrating her usual webs of deceit and evil.
Elise is in attendance at every annual gala, despite never once receiving a formal invitation. Rumour has it she’s been blacklisted for spinning webs of lies, forming and disbanding allegiances in the span of a single evening. Attendees have also noted her suitors never seem to make a return visit to the festival.
Withered Rose Syndra
Some believe that Syndra is right to be angry at the organizers for excluding her all this time. Even though her support of Zed caused it, she has decided to take matters into her hands and destroy everything once and for all.
Syndra has been shunned from the festival for years over her support of the disgraced Zed. Unable to bear this slight any longer, she is determined to infiltrate the event and poison the very heart of the Crystal Rose itself with her sweetly dripping ichor.
Withered Rose Talon
Talon also plans to destroy the practice that brings these people together. His actions stem from a place of revenge and the desire to avenge his family’s honour
After the alliance his adopted sister Katarina formed at the last festival was broken, Talon swore revenge. He intends to restore their family’s honour by exposing and shattering the entire concept of this celebration of glittering finery and sacred vows. Nothing and no one at this year’s festival will escape his wrath.
Withered Rose Zeri
Zeri believes that an Event like this one should involve everyone and not just the powerful. She has decided on a bold plan and will carry it out regardless of whether a special someone is present or not.
Zeri’s not one for the backstabbing schemes at the Festival of the Crystal Rose. She’d rather take action than formulate some complicated plan; and that’s why partygoers will never suspect that this year, she’s got one: Crash the party in the name of the rejects! No one—not even a dashing, would-be rival—will see her coming.
You will notice from the stories surrounding the Withered Rose characters that almost all of them thrive on negative emotions. This point is in line with the characters of the Crystal Rose doing the exact opposite.