League of Legends has gotten updated with the patch 9.20 that presented players with new High Noon skins for Ashe, Darius, and Hecarim, along with a number of champion balance updates. The introduction of new High Noon skins has further enrichened the lore of League’s alternate universe.
From October 10, League players are able to purchase three new High Noon skins with Ashe, Darius, and Hecarim joining the cowboy theme. Each of the new skins also has different chromas and new storylines in the High Noon Gothic lore.
The High Noon universe takes place in the untamed west during the industrial revolution, and features 16 skins that represent western characters. From Caitlyn being a town sheriff and Miss Fortune a bounty hunter, to Twisted Fate as a gambler and Thresh as a devil, the lore has something for everyone.
Although inspired by American westerns, the lore features a lot of original fiction, with Heaven and Hell being actual realms playing host to devils, angels, and beasts. Heaven has, however, been gunned down by humans who neglected the eternal paradise.
Humans built Ashe as a mechanical angel that was fueled on the blood of deities from Heaven the humans have since killed. While she serves as humans’ protector, her careless and easygoing personality keeps her searching for new adventures.
High Noon Ashe skin features Amethyst, Aquamarine, Nomad, Obsidian, and Ruby chromas.
Once a human, High Noon Darius used to be a brutal and cruel manhunter. Even though he’s feared by almost everyone, he was defeated by his brother Draven in a famous public duel. This defeat hurt his pride enough for him to strike the deal with Hecarim, a devil.
Featured chromas for High Noon Darius skin include Emerald, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, and Tanzanite.
One of the devils from Hell, Hecarim escaped to the human realm as soon as Heaven was destroyed. Now finding freedom, Hecarim and his black riders march through the old west eliminating anyone who finds themselves in his path.
High Noon Hecarim has Amethyst, Emerald, Nomad, Obsidian, and Ruby chromas.
More information on the High Noon Gothic lore and its characters is available here.