Tahm Kench: The River King | New Champion Teaser – League of Legends


Into a sunken town, the Handsome
Gambler ran. For he owed gold and blood, and yet had none to spare.
Desperate and forlorn, he was about to change his path and walk away. When he
heard a song that called on him, to chance his luck again. Now the singer was a creature, with the
biggest mouth the Gambler had ever seen. “Excuse my song,” the monstrous siren
said. “The tune’s purpose was your attention.” “For I knew you had troubles and I can
offer absolutions.” “Can you carry me from this bind?” the
youth asked. “Boy, the world’s one river and I’m its
king.” “Ain’t no place I ain’t been. Ain’t no place I can’t go again.” “…And the price is a minuscule thing. See, I got hungers that ain’t easily fed. But those finest tables? They ain’t never got a seat for me. So I need men, like yourself, to
let me in.” Now the Gambler’s only hunger was dice
and cards. So this bargain? It seemed too easy a price.
“If you’re offering a ticket,” the youth finally said.
“That’s a deal. I will take.” And before another word was spoke, the
monster snapped him up and fled. To a faraway land the Gambler was
conveyed. At a palace of chance, he was left. Years passed. And love the Gambler found.
His bride a princess. And the wedding? None would miss. Now when that hungry beast finally did
arise. The family screamed and fought. And although the Gambler tried to cast
him out… It ate the gifts, and house, and gold!
For its hunger? Nothing satisfied. “Please, not now, not this time!” the bride did cry. The beast’s response? To her it purred,
“This hunger’s a burden but it’s the last time I swear. So please, forgive.” Now the creature’s lies, so melodic and
sincere, charmed that bride. And thus she failed to recognize when that demon’s jaw unhinged. She screamed, just once. As I snapped her
bones and crushed her limbs! Now that meal? It left me satisfied. So cry if you want boy, ’cause you had a chance to walk away. Instead you’re the fool, the fool who
let me in.

100 thoughts on “Tahm Kench: The River King | New Champion Teaser – League of Legends

  1. can i take this intro in my video because i want to transfomation it in arabic

  2. Am I the only one that watches this teaser every week? Only because I think it's really cool and I basically main Him?

  3. I just LOVE how the "folk tale" version of the Devil was used for him! 😀 All the little details, it's truly amazing. And it took me quite the time to connect the dots. You hid it well, guys. 🙂

  4. A talking catfish

    And still grave can't cigar

  5. I wish this trailer was in the form of a poem, that would be amazing.

  6. When I 1st saw the Pyke teasers/art, I thought Pyke was going to be a relative to Tahm Kench but boy was I wrong

  7. Returning 3 years later to decipher the language. It seems there should definitely be an outcome. If I see Fiddlesticks, Evelynn or Nocturne get teased with this language then there's definitely an outcome.

  8. I think I understand : see, Tahm Kench is a demon with hungers that ain't easily fed, but he doesn't speak of food. In fact, Tahm Kench offers a bargain to those who are desperate but asks something in exchange, he feeds on others despair, and here, the gambler's dispair is to lose his wife.

  9. There's a saying in gambling, "The one who is a fool is at fault" and for that Tahm Kench won this game.

  10. To those who always says that Graves can't have a cigar are very annoying

  11. Please bring back tahm kench as a support! Make him a support again! Him being as a top lane is a disadvantage! Please please please!

    – Support Main 2015 – 2019

  12. tahm kench: this world's a river, and i'm its king.
    river shen: yes, but actually no

  13. why is this in my recommends

  14. When he said

    “Your the fool the fool who let me in”

    All I could think of was the meme
    let me in LET ME INNNNNNNN

  15. I’m not usually one for long comments but here goes.

    As many of us know there is an underlying idea that whilst Tahm Kench can take physical form and does so in the form of a monstrous silver tongued catfish, he is believed to infiltrate the minds and souls of his victims through his deals. So we understand that on the gamblers wedding day Tahm Kench came forth and took everything he loved, and when the bride begged that he stopped he was able to fool her. This was because the bride had seen Tahm Kench living within the gambler for so long, she recognised his greed and hunger as she had seen it in the gambler time and time again, this is why when Tahm Kench turned to her and asked for forgiveness it worked, because she still saw the gambler who she had come to love.

    So after Tham Kench destroyed the gamblers life and left him alone in his misery the gambler desperately tried to forget the life he had lost because of his greed, but no matter what he did or where he went he still felt the hunger and temptation echoing away inside him, he still heard Tham Kench’s voice whispering to him, and tormenting him. As he traveled he made a diary of his past and eventually returned to the sunken town where it all began. Driven mad by the desperation and pain he cast the book away and watched it disappear down the river. Then as he looked over the edge of the boat at his own reflection he begs for the misery to end, and for his suffering to be over, then as he stares into the water he sees it, the river kings face where his once was. Tahm Kench still resides within his soul and smiles at him one last time before fulfilling the gamblers wish and swallowing him whole.

    This means that at the end of the trailer when Tahm Kench says:
    “So cry if you want boy but you had a chance to walk away, instead you’re the fool, the fool who let me in”
    It’s not the physical form of Tham Kench beneath the water we are seeing, it’s the gamblers reflection looking back it him, with Tham Kench still living inside him.

    What do you guys think?

  16. Into a sunken town, the handsome gambler ran, for he owed gold and blood, and yet had none to spare, desperate and forlorn he was about to change his path and walk away, when he heard a song that called on him, to chance his luck again. Now the singer was a creature, with the biggest mouth the gambler had ever seen

    – Excuse my song – the monster siren said – the tune's purpose was your attention, i knew you had troubles, and i can offer absolutions
    – Can you carry me from this bind? – the youth asked
    Chuckles – Boy, the world is one river and i'm it's king, ain't no place i ain't been, ain't no place i can't go again, and the price is a minuscule thing. See, i got hungers that ain't easily fed, but those finest tables, they ain't never got a seat for me. So i need men, like yourself to let me in.

    Now the gambler's only hunger was dice and cards, so this bargain, it seemed to easy a price.

    – If you're offering a ticket – the youth finally said – that's a deal, i will take

    And before another word was spoke, the monster snapped him up and fled… to a far away land the gambler was conveyed, and a palace of chance he was left.
    Years past, and love, the gambler found, his bride? a princess, and the wedding? none would miss. Now when that hungry beast finally did arise, the family screamed and fought, and although the gambler tried to cast him out, it ate the gifts, and house, and gold, for it's hunger, nothing satisfied.

    – Please, not now, not this time – the bride did cry

    The beast's response, to her it purged

    – This hunger is a burden, but it's the last time, i swear, so please forgive

    Now the creature's lies, so melodic and sincere, charmed that bride, and thus she failed to recognize, when that demon's jaw unhinged

    – She screamed, just once, as i snapped her bones and crushed her limbs, now that meal – chuckles – it left me satisfied. So cry if you want boy, 'cuz you had a chance to walk away, instead, you're the fool, the fool who let me in

  17. my cajun king <3 my only good memories of when I used to play this game all come from this froggy fucker

  18. 4 year later and he is bottom of the barrel because of y'all riot. Stop nerfing him asshats

  19. Tahm Kench making a deal with a gambler.
    The gambler loses his wife to TK.
    What are the tools of a gambler? Cards.
    Which champion uses cards? Twisted Fate.
    His "undead" lover? Evelynn.

    This is a good backstory

  20. This is still like the best teaser for a champ to this day, it’s works so well with his lore and the idea of his character

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