Progress Day is FULL of bits
// Oh my lord I’ll try to touch on them all. My brain is on overload… Oh, and SPOILERS FOR THE STORY. So, read the story first!!
List of Details:
Piltover has two main districts to it, Northern and Southern, and the Northern District is where all the Clans make their homes, while the more generalized citizenry live in the Southern side. There is a massive chasm separating the two halves, apparently caused by “The Incident” in which a terrible upheaval pulled the two continents apart. Much of Zaun was drowned in the flooding that took place in the incident, and it has developed in the chasms and canyons beneath Piltover itself.
Piltover has a very small crime rate (probably thanks to Caitlyn being amazing). This also suggests that violence is a trait more often found in Zaun, or in high places where the law cannot truly reach. And, any crime that takes place is very likely low-key and carried out in secret without much fuss. Assassinations are likely the tools of the trade in Piltover, unless one counts the number of muggings from “sumpsnipes”, which seem to overtake people who are careless.
While it is almost certainly a thing that higher-class Piltovian homes have some kind of indoor plumbing due to their technological prowess and ability to pump water, lower classes still make use of chamber pots and other such items. And all of that waste is dumped through disposal chutes that lead below to Zaun. Talk about a shitty place to call home…
Zaun has some type of transportation called the “Rising Howl” that apparently allows Zaunites to more easily reach the upper levels of Piltover. Details beyond this are fairly slim at this time, but it’s important to know nonetheless.
Piltover’s buildings are shimmering testaments to their “clean and pristine” image and lifestyle. The people of Piltover dress brightly, and almost in a flamboyant manner. Apparently fake hextech augments are also a thing, where the more wealthy will wear them to look more sophisticated.
Tapping one’s head followed by one’s heart in Piltover is a sign that they were born from mixed parents of Piltover and Zaun. The two entities are far more intertwined than they ever were before.
Piltovian language is affectatious and sounds more high-class, while Zaunite language is more familiar and casual. Think Caitlyn’s dialect versus Vi’s dialect. Their way of speaking is perfect to show this distinction.
“Dearheart” is apparently a casual term of endearment, similar to “dear” or “hun” in Piltover.
Piltovians enjoy their tea.
Sayings of placing where the “ZaunGray” is in relation to a person’s door can be either a way to give a blessing, or a curse. To give a blessing, one might wish “The Gray never reaches your door.” while a curse would be “May the Gray always be at your door.”
Zaunites are not banned from entering Piltover, and vice-versa. Zaun, however, was apparently the original “City of Progress” before the wealth and power of the Sun Gates, which control the flow of water between almost all shipping lanes in Valoran, came to be. Piltover was built out of that new money, while Zaun was largely crushed underfoot and shoved into Piltover’s gleaming shadow. Given that placement, it’s no surprise why so many Zaunites bear a dislike toward the snobby Pilties.
Progress Day in Piltover celebrates the opening of the Sun Gates. In Zaun, it remembers those that were lost on the day the earth split in two and drowned much of the district.
Same sex relationships or casual flings seem to be accepted in Piltover, and possibly Noxus, at least within certain classes), according to the language of the story. Tamara has turned down a woman several times for advances, but considers possibly accepting if she gets to stay in the city. That’s a nice tidbit I’m sure many people will enjoy!
Statues of “Honesty” and “wealth” flank one of the crossings of “Techmaturgy Bridge” a bridge that connects the northern and southern halves of Piltover.
Never doubt the level of badass or cunning of a Noxian woman.
Caitlyn is confirmed for being an absolutely incredible detective, and also a complete and total hardass on those that would cause trouble for her city.
Piltover’s port hosts some very specific ship designs that give us insight into the level of technological progression when it comes to the world of sail and trade. Barques, galleys, wooden ships of antiquity are the norm.
However, PILTOVER HAS ITS OWN WARSHIPS. And, not just that, but SQUADRONS of them. This is an enormous development. We’ve never been given evidence to suggest Piltover has an army of any kind, however, these vessels are ebon-hulled, carry metal rams on the front, have twin banks of oars, and are rumored to have hidden hextech components as well. Piltover is ready to protect their power over the trade of Valoran in spades, it seems.
That’s good, though, because Noxus is apparently planning a possible invasion of Piltover. Noxus has specific agents that belong to the “Order of Warmasons.” They’re spies that infiltrate deep into territory to learn the lay of the land, gather information, and send it to those in Noxus that plan the invasions of territories. And, they always work in pairs. Tamara’s associate, Collette, managed to make it into Clan Medarda in the story, and so, it’s possible she’ll be sending hextech schematics and samples of technology to Noxus in the future.
Camille is NOT a part of Clan Medarda. An earlier release had her listed as part of Clan Medarda, but this was an error. She is really part of Clan Ferros as described in her longer and more detailed lore.