#Seven years of Snowdown on The Summoner's Rift
HELLO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S ME, YOUR HOST, KILLER DELDE, AND LET'S GET ROOIIIGHHTTT, INTO THE NOOOOSE!!!
[I made a bet :) I had to say]
Afternoon guys, before we start, there are a few things I want to say. I created this Poem around mid November, the idea struck while I was having breakfast.
First of all, everytime an event comes by, much like The Lunar Revel, The Harrowing or Snowdown, I take one full afternoon to create a thread in order to explain what the event is about, what we should expect from the event and what goodies we get in return. I make these threads because I find that this is very important information that every player should know, almost LORE levels of importance. Why you may ask? Well, Riot created Runeterran Holidays, that are extremely similar to our Real World holidays (Lunar Revel = Chinese New Year; Harrowing = Halloween; Snowdown = Winter Holidays), so believe it or not, its kinda like LORE, its stuff that happens in Runeterra.
The reason I make such a big deal out of these threads is because you cannot find this information ANYWHERE within the League of Legends Website, you either have to go to Riots Support page OR visit previous year event promo pages, and I dont find the information very accessible for **NEW PLAYERS** that are getting into League of Legends, and I wish Riot could find a solution to this "problem".
Anyway, now that that is all said, please enjoy my Snowdown thread in poetry form, which I must say, is the first time I create a thread with this type of editing so if the poem doesnt look symmetrical, I apologise in advance. Also, the cool thing about poems is that they dont necessarily need to rhyme :p
For a full reading immersive experience, please watch the videos later, so read the whole poem first without interruptions.
[I wrote this poem in **American English**, so please take that into consideration when pronounciating]
(Background music, low volume)
|Good afternoon players of Europe Boards,|
|The time has come again on The Summoner´s Rift|
|Now lets all hope you´re anything but bored|
|Cause it´s time I take you all on a trip.|
|Now let me just say,|
|That Ill be typing this as poetry|
|So don’t expect this to stay,|
|Cause it´ll be a thread of rarity :p|
|What is Snowdown you may ask?|
|Well it´s that time of the year,|
|Where no other seasonal event comes near.|
|It´s Riots Christmas you see,|
|A time of magic and mystery,|
|So sit down my friends,|
|It´s time for you to listen.|
|A trip through memory lane we´ll take,|
|From years 2009 to 20-16,|
|Now this won't be a piece of cake,|
|So let me start up that old time machine.|
|While nothing special from the start,|
|It surely was in Riots heart,|
|For they had created a tradition unlike any,|
|I wonder if they knew that this would be the first of many|
|Snowdown returned for a second year running,|
|Making this year even more stunning!!|
|[Just look at Sona play with Koggy](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A0ar6-dJgI),|
|Tis the season to be jolly!!!|
|Third time's the charm, is what people say,|
|However something happened that year that would no longer stay.|
|While Riot gave the community another wonderful gift,|
|It would be the last year of snow on the Summoner's Rift.|
|Snowdown is a magical time, no question,|
|Yet this year caught our attention.|
|While there wasn’t any sort of mystery,|
|This was the first naughty Snowdown in history :p|
|It truly is incredible how time flies.|
|Four years of Snowdown have already passed,|
|And Riot still manages to keep giving us a surprise!|
|Look at that Singed GO!!! Man he´s having a blast :D|
|It´s 2014 and Snowdown is still amazing,|
|[Cause now the Poros have started playing, oh how breathtaking!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdQXAvqh3a0)|
|I remember it like it was yesterday,|
|Both the games and the amazing Log-in Screen.|
|Now, excuse me if I make a scene,|
|But I have a Santa Baron to SLAY! :D|
|Sadly our incredible travels have ended.|
|Now, now, tis no time for crying,|
|This year will be splendid.|
|Look! I see something flying!|
|Could it be? Riot on a sleigh?|
|What´s that they are holding? is that a gift?|
|Open it quick! There´s a card inside, oh what does it say!?!?!||
|It can't be! Snow has come back to THE SUMMONER´S RIFT!|
Now, you may be asking yourselves; Whats with all the champion skin videos? Well... every single skin you just saw will be available for purchase during the Snowdown event, both in the form of multiple bundles or sold separately (your choice).
Also, for those that missed out on some relatively old information. Riot will be making some Hextech Snowdwon theme goodies!
**New Hextech Crafting Assets & Chests**
Several new Snowdown themed hextech crafting assets were added in the 6.24 update. No release or promotion details yet.
Thanks for taking your time to read my thread, really means a lot :)
[Small edit: Seeing how a lot of you have enjoyed my poem, I think its time I stepped my event thread qualities up a notch, so expect some creative poems in the future]
Merry Christmas in advance.