Bombs: A Tribute

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Bombs: A Tribute

By Abigail Harvey

Good, Zaun. I'm already here, I'm hairy and I'm dying to blow up anything.

Starring: Ziggs

Mentioned: Heimerdinger, Jinx

Lore

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Well,  Zaun. I'm already here, I'm hairy and I'm dying to blow up anything.



I spent a lot of time out in  Piltover, preparing high-quality pyrotechnics for ungrateful fools, Heimerdinger hid me behind all that useless glamor and never let me do what I wanted ... And the only thing that left me was a huge appetite for KA-BOOM!

But Jinx was right? Is the sad, stinking suburban district brimming with explosive potential?

Let's see what we have here. What is this that I am seeing? Boring building, boring building, slightly bigger boring building, explosives factory, another boring building, abu building… WAIT! THAT?!

Explosives factory ?! Dreams can come true!

No, I am not crying. It's just the Calima de Zaun that got into my eyes.

Heavens, the things that must be in there… But it looks so normal. Even boring. There are no flashing lights or bright signs… just a bunch of old bricks and iron. It's like nobody cares how a bomb is made. And it's quiet ... OH! They sure soundproofed it for all the bomb tests! I have to enter! Oh, I bet there's a super-secret passageway ... or maybe you have to blow up the front wall or ...

Ah, wait, there is the door.



Wait, what is this?

ABANDONED BUILDING
NO TRESPASSING

Can not be! Why? How? How could they leave this holy place? How can anyone show so little respect towards the creation of the beautiful explosives and shut this down for good and…? What's that noise?

Hey, I'm sure the locks shouldn't look like this, like they've been smashed. Looks like the door was forced open. I will take a look…

I think I'm seeing a couple of angry young humans. And there are no bombs. Humans. In an empty room. Pretty boring. At least they haven't seen me.

"This is disgusting," says one. It seems that he shares my same disappointment. "You said there would be bombs everywhere." We are already looking everywhere and there is nothing! -.

Don't go on, kid. It is painful.

The other kicks an empty box. "And how was I to know they had taken everything ?!"

Did no one read the sign? I swear, humans never pay attention ...

"Whatever," the first sighs. Wow. It was not over. How rude. -I am bored. Let's go-.

Not before me, today I'm not in the mood for them to play with my fur. See you guys!

Wow, I can't believe it. My first adventure in the suburban district and I find a bomb factory! Specialized in making bombs! It could have been my home. But no, it was more like the home of broken dreams.

I have to do something about it. Yes. Yes. That's it. It is what I must do. It was what it was made for ...


I'M GOING TO LEAVE THE PLACE FULL OF BOMBS!

Ah hello! Welcome to my laboratory. Well, it's more like Jinx's. Let me stay here while I find a place in Zaun. She thinks I only exist in her head, so I guess I don't take up much space. Plus, with the piles of junk and piles of garbage everywhere, I'm sure I'm not the only furry thing around this place.


What, these? They are just a few hexplosives that I am working on. They are of their own design, obviously.

These imps will give that old factory the goodbye it deserves. He will leave with a little dignity.

I can't leave her as I found her, waiting for another hopeful innocent arsonist to arrive and break her heart without giving her a single spark. It was a real mix of emotions.

No, I will fill the place with my devices and they will explode one after another like fireworks. A flash! Bang! Tssss! Flash! Bang! Tssss! Over and over again until the place falls apart amid explosive chaos.

I call them chain smokers.

I'm almost done. I just put this here and this over here and… Perfect.

Let's blow up some things!

Well, I'll go back to the building. Poor sign of —PROHIBITED THE PASSAGE—, it is useless.

My little chain smokers are in position, ready to show Dad what they can do.

But, Ziggs, you say, how are you going to appreciate the results of all your talents if you can't see them in action? I was thinking exactly the same thing. I have an extra surprise for all of us: I'm going to blow up the front wall first!


This projectile over here is called the Spoiler, and it will create the ultimate opening!

Alright, time to push the button! Three… two… one… Great kabum!

... in sixty seconds.

That? I have to get out of here right now, I don't want to blow up!

Come on, come on, come on, I'm done! I have a beautiful pile of junk to hide from. A perfect distance. And ... explode!

Nope. Forty seconds left. It seems like crossing the street doesn't take long.


Hey, why did the yordle cross… oh no, what are those guys doing there ?! They are going to eat a whole handful of the wall if they don't get away. Go away. Go away!

They don't go away. They are painting the wall. For the love of…

"Hey!" I yell at them from behind the junk pile. -Kids! Get away from there!

Yes, I got their attention. A real Ziggs, in the real world. Although they are still there, immobile.

-That? They had never seen a yordle? Really, get moving! They are going to get hurt!

Are they ...? Yes! They are laughing at me! Well, maybe it's best to let them explode, after all! Jinx sure would.

Ahhhhh, yeah. Jinx is a psychopath.

Ah! Ten seconds!

And I'm running I'm running right over to where those brats are. Better to get hit by a yordle than crushed by a building. That's my motto.

They no longer laugh. The oldest is opening his mouth. "What are you doing ...?! -.

-There is no time! Move!-.

BOOM!

We hit the other side of the street as the wall goes up.

Yes! Bombs out!

Destello! Bang! Tssss! Destello! Bang! Tssss!

It is mesmerizing. Little lightning bolts hitting every surface. Bricks falling apart. There is smoke everywhere and it engulfs the inhabitants who stopped to watch.

Destello! Bang! Tssss!

Wait, why are all these people looking at me and not my work?

Destello! Bang! Tssss!

The roof came down. It's magic. No, I already told you, it's the Calima! I'm not crying.

Destello! Bang! Tssss! Destello! Bang! Tsssssssss!

Haha! Yes! I can't help it. I'm going to make my dance happy. That was perfect!

Those two guys are looking at me like I've slapped their grandmother. I suppose the Zaunites are more used to collapsing buildings than happy furballs.

But I dont care. I'll go look closely.

My chain smokers worked perfectly; what was once a solid structure is nothing more than a heap of blackened rubble. That useless "NO ENTRY" sign sticks out of the roof debris. I'll take it as a keepsake for the lab.

Flash! Bang!

Ah! One of those naughty hexplosives was waiting for me to see everything from the front row. I think I'm on fire, but ...

—¡Aaaaah! -.

... I'm flying through the air ...

—¡And, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and!

... I have a trail of smoke ...

"Oh, it burns!" And it tickles! But it burns a lot! Ha ha ha!-.

... And all eyes are on this furry rocket.

"Do you see it, children?" This is how bombs are made! ▲ UP ▲

References

 v · eHistories and Events
History events

Some random short stories:

  • For the Fallen
  • Raised
  • The biter bit
  • The Man with the Steel Staff
  • The Design of the Nightmare
  • Los Axioms
  • Monsters (Short Story)
  • The Shadow Gate
  • Perennial
  • Not to attack
  • The Last Light
  • The Thrill of the Hunt
  • Do not harm
  • The Elixir of Uloa
  • Shadow and Fortune: Chapter One
  • The True and Spooky Story of the Beast of Boleham Tower
  • A Huge Catch
  • Dead in the Water
  • The Second Tomb
  • With teeth

All 208 short stories ...

Some random videos:

  • The Rise of the Ascended
  • Terror in Demacia
  • The Red Dock Ripper (Video)
  • Book of Thresholds
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy
  • Kingdom (Video)

All 68 Video Stories ...

Some random comics, narratives, or reveals:

  • Spider god
  • The Lucky Kraken
  • Reborn
  • X WUZ HERE

All 0 comics, 8 narratives and 9 revelations.

Calendar of Events

Annual

  1. Lunar Delight (Chinese New Year)
  2. League of Lovers (Valentine's Day)
  3. Masquerade (Carnival Season)
  4. Great Hunt (Easter)
  5. Urf's Day (Fool's Day)
  6. Summers (Summer)
  7. Anniversary (October)
  8. World Championship (October)
  9. Harrowing (Hallowe'en)
  10. War of Nine (Christmas)

Others

  • Blood Moon (Blood Moon Hunt)
  • Winter Olympic Games
  • Legends of the Field (FIFA World Cup)
  • Camp Yordle (BR)
  • Cosmonautics Day (UK)
  • Ocean Week (OCE)
Historical
  • Diaries of Justice
  • Judgment
  • Instrument of destruction
  • Shadows of condemnation
  • Shadows beckon
 v · eHistories and Events
History events

Some random short stories:

  • For the Fallen
  • Raised
  • The biter bit
  • The Man with the Steel Staff
  • The Design of the Nightmare
  • Los Axioms
  • Monsters (Short Story)
  • The Shadow Gate
  • Perennial
  • Not to attack
  • The Last Light
  • The Thrill of the Hunt
  • Do not harm
  • The Elixir of Uloa
  • Shadow and Fortune: Chapter One
  • The True and Spooky Story of the Beast of Boleham Tower
  • A Huge Catch
  • Dead in the Water
  • The Second Tomb
  • With teeth

All 208 short stories ...

Some random videos:

  • The Rise of the Ascended
  • Terror in Demacia
  • The Red Dock Ripper (Video)
  • Book of Thresholds
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy
  • Kingdom (Video)

All 68 Video Stories ...

Some random comics, narratives, or reveals:

  • Spider god
  • The Lucky Kraken
  • Reborn
  • X WUZ HERE

All 0 comics, 8 narratives and 9 revelations.

Calendar of Events

Annual

  1. Lunar Delight (Chinese New Year)
  2. League of Lovers (Valentine's Day)
  3. Masquerade (Carnival Season)
  4. Great Hunt (Easter)
  5. Urf's Day (Fool's Day)
  6. Summers (Summer)
  7. Anniversary (October)
  8. World Championship (October)
  9. Harrowing (Hallowe'en)
  10. War of Nine (Christmas)

Others

  • Blood Moon (Blood Moon Hunt)
  • Winter Olympic Games
  • Legends of the Field (FIFA World Cup)
  • Camp Yordle (BR)
  • Cosmonautics Day (UK)
  • Ocean Week (OCE)
Historical
  • Diaries of Justice
  • Judgment
  • Instrument of destruction
  • Shadows of condemnation
  • Shadows beckon


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