League of legends takes place in the world of Runeterra, and in Runeterra there are two large states, Demacia and Noxus. Riven comes from Noxus, a place that praises trickery, strategy, and ruthlessness. Out of those three Riven was strong and ruthless and became a young soldier who forced herself to adapt to carrying a long sword that was almost the size of her. She was fearless and entered battle with no doubt and no fear of death. The High Command realized her and made her the leader among her soldiers and gifted her a black stone rune sword forged and enchanted with Noxian magic.
Noxus was invading Ionia, so Riven was sent there to lead her soldiers for the invasion. A lot of death was happening as Riven carried out her orders by killing weak and injured Ionian soilders although it wasn't what she liked. She wanted worthy battle.
Riven and her soldiers got surrounded. She watched as horrible green biochemical acid and gas killed her fellow soldiers and Ionians as they cried in agony. Riven somehow managed to escape but could not escape the memories. She shattered her sword to break ties with Noxus and to help forget the past, although she couldn't.
This is Riven's lore in short and in an attempt in my own words. I think she's a super cool and fun to play champion. I love her voice lines and everything so I decided to draw her with my favorite skin; Battle Bunny Riven! :D
I have a few photos of the process of me drawing it so I thought I would also share them!! (the last one is the actual splash art by League of Legends for the skin) IMG_4460.jpg