LoL Lore: The Story of Caitlyn, The Sheriff of Piltover

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Caitlyn protects Piltover. | © Riot Games

Caitlyn is a well-known and popular AD Carry on Summoner’s Rift. She has some of the best range in the game and her shot almost never misses. Why is she part of the League of Legends cast, though? We take a look at her champion lore to find out.

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Who is Caitlyn According to LoL Lore?

Caitlyn is the daughter of influential hextech artificers. She grew up learning the etiquette of the high class in Piltover, but her true passion was the hunt. She loved to go out of the city to hunt and track various animals, but her biggest strength was her willingness to learn and her sense of right and wrong – which her parents had taught her.

Caitlyn’s mother told her of the seduction of Piltover, and the greed which came with success. At first, Caitlyn did not mind those words, but one day, when returning from a hunt, she found her home ransacked and destroyed – and her parents were missing.

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She used the tracking skills she’d acquired over time to track down her parents. She found various thugs who had broken into her home and interrogated them, only finding out that the person who hired them was known as ‘C’.

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Piltover thrives thanks to its trade. | © Riot Games

Eventually, Caitlyn managed to find the trail to her parents. They were held captive at a competitor's hextech facility and forced to labor for them. She rescued them and relayed all the information to the Piltover Wardens so that the rival hextech clan would get arrested.

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Caitlyn and her parents moved on, rebuilding their lives. Caitlyn, though, didn’t want to follow in her family's footsteps and work in the hextech business. Instead, she chose to help those in need in Piltover. She used her tracking skills to help find lost children and protect the people of the city.

While working, she continued to look for clues as to who the mysterious ‘C’ could be. Word spread of Caitlyn’s skill, and her parents even made a unique hextech rifle for her to help her with her endeavors.

Eventually, Caitlyn was recruited by the Wardens. At first, she wanted to refuse, but she realized that by working with them, she could have a better chance of getting any information on ‘C’. She has since become a highly respected officer in the ranks and recently even started working with a new recruit from ZaunVi.

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Sidereal Avenue, entrance to the Piltover Treasury. | © Riot Games

Where is Caitlyn From According to LoL Lore?

Caitlyn is from Piltover. Piltover is a rich and thriving city in Valoran. The power of this city is not from their mighty army, but rather through their engines of commerce and forward-thinking. It is a place where people can make fortunes and their dreams come true. Some of the most skilled craftsmen call Piltover home thanks to the vast richness of hextech technology.

What Other Champions Are From Piltover According to their Lore?

According to League of Legends Lore, Camille, Jayce, Seraphine, Orianna and Ezreal come from Piltover. In Caitlyn’s champion lore, Vi is also mentioned, but she is originally from Zaun, the city which is under Piltover.

Vi also becomes a Piltover Warden and Caitlyn’s partner. The two are an unlikely duo, but work really well together according to League of Legends lore. Hopefully, we get more information on their relationship through the Netflix show Arcane.

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