Luxanna Crownguard hails from Demacia, a realm where magical abilities are viewed with fear and suspicion. Lux has the ability to bend light to her will, she grew up dreading discovery and exile and was forced to keep her power secret in order to preserve her family’s nobility. However, Lux’s optimism and resilience have led her to except her unique talents, and now she seeks to bring greater tolerance and understanding to her homeland.
Lux, her prefered nickname—grew up in the Demacian city of High Silvermere, along with her brother Garen. They were born to the noble Crownguard family, which had served for generations as protectors of the kings of Demacia. Their grandfather saved the king’s life at the Battle of Storm’s Fang, and their aunt Tianna was named commander of the Dauntless Vanguard regiment before Lux was born.
Garen took to his family’s role with fervor, joining the military when he was still little more than a boy. Lux, while her brother was away, was expected to help run the family’s many estates—a task she disliked, even as a young child. She wanted to explore the world, to see what lay beyond the walls and borders of Demacia. She idolized Garen, but railed against his insistence that she put her own interests aside.
To the endless frustration of Lux’s tutors, who ought to prepare her for a life of dutiful service to the Crownguard family, she would question their every sentence, examine differing perspectives, and seek out truth far beyond what they were prepared for. But in the end only few could stay angry at Lux, with her love for life and intoxicating optimism.
Little did any of them know a time of change was coming. Magic had once brought Runeterra to the brink of annihilation, and Demacia had been founded as a place where such powers were forbidden. Many of the kingdom’s oldtales told of pure hearts turned dark by the veil of magic. Lux and Garen’s uncle had been slain by a rogue magician some years earlier.
And there were some whispers, gossip from beyond the great mountains, that magic was rising once again…
Riding home one night, Lux and her horse were attacked by a sabrewulf pack. In a moment of fear and desperation, Lux let loose a magical light from deep within her, routing the beasts but she was still shivering in fear. Magic, the terror of Demacian myths, was as much a part of Lux as her Crownguard lineage.
Fear and doubt took her mind. Would she become evil or was she an abomination, to be imprisoned or exiled? In the end, if her powers were discovered, she would disgrace Crownguard name forever.
With Garen spending more time away from home, Lux found herself alone in the halls of their family home. She became more familiar with her magic, and began experimenting in secret, playing with sunbeams in the courtyards, bending them into solid form, and even creating tiny, glowing figures in her hand. She decided to keep it a secret, as much as she could.
When she was 16, Lux travelled with her parents Pieter and Augatha to their residence in the Great City of Demacia, to witness Garen’s acceptance into ranks of the Dauntless Vanguard.
Lux was mesmerized by the city. It was a monument to the noble ideals of the kingdom, with every citizen protected and cared for and it was there that Lux learned of the Illuminators. Illuminators were a charitable religious order working to help the sick and the poor. Spending more time in the capital, Lux has finally begun to learn about the world she always wanted—about its diversity and history.
She now understands that the Demacian way of life is not the only way, and with clear eyes she can see her love for her homeland standing alongside her desire to see it made more just… and perhaps a little more accepting of mages like her.