Syndra is an Ionian sorceress whose limitless potential the Ionian establishment tried and failed to repress. She commands a skyborne fortress that floats over Ionia, and stalks the corridors of power as a Champion of the League of Legends.
Born with immense magical potential, Syndra loves nothing more than exercising the incredible power at her command. With each passing day, her mastery of magical force grows more potent and devastating. Refusing any notion of balance or restraint, Syndra wants only to retain control of her power, even if it means annihilating the authorities that seek to stop her.
Throughout her youth in Ionia, Syndra's reckless use of magic terrified the elders of her village. They took her to a remote temple, leaving her in the care of an old mage. To Syndra's delight, the mage explained that the temple was a school—a place where she could develop her talents under his guidance. Though she learned much during her time there, Syndra no longer felt her power growing as it had in her youth. Her frustration grew, and she finally confronted her mentor, demanding an explanation. He revealed that he had dampened Syndra's magic, hoping to help her learn control and restraint. Accusing him of betrayal, she advanced on the mage, commanding him to lift the spell that was holding her back. He backed away, telling her that if she couldn't control herself, he would be forced to nullify Syndra's magic completely. Furious, she summoned her power and dashed the old man against the walls. With her mentor dead, Syndra felt the rush of her unbounded potential for the first time in years. Though she had won her freedom, she refused to return to the society that had tried to steal her gift. Instead, Syndra decided to claim her former prison as a stronghold. Pushing the boundaries of her magic, she tore the structure from its foundations and raised it into the sky. Free to delve further into her art, Syndra now aims to grow powerful enough to destroy the weak, foolish leaders of Ionia—and anyone else who would dare shackle her greatness.
Syndra entered the League of Legends on 13 September, 22 CLE.
During the 24 CLE war for Shon-Xan, Syndra approached Noxian leaders with an Icathian tome containing a destructive runespell. Noxus considered invoking this in their final assault before the truce, but ultimately rejected her offer as too dangerous.
When the Black Winter spread through Shon-Xan in 26 CLE, Syndra gained local power as the leader of a cult of the dishonored dead, which drew upon the power of ancestral spirits orthodox Ionians had refused to acknowledge on account of the destructive deeds they wrought in life.