Riot Games has sadly posted of the demise of Urf the Manatee. Urf died doing his duty patrolling the river near Summoner's Rift. All that is known is that a blue streak of -something- took him out. Read more of the tragic League of Legends tale below:
Riot Games has very sad news to announce regarding the world of popular PC Game League of Legends. The ongoing story of Urf the Manatee took a tragic turn, for as Urf was swimming along, dutifully guarding the river in the Summoner's Rift, he met with a tragic demise. Eye-witness accounts agree that just before it happened, a blue streak was seen darting out of the nearby jungle, followed by the doleful screams of a manatee done wrong. In the end, all that was left of this majestic Prince of the Sea Cows was his skin... and even that was stolen by a most nefarious of perpetrators.
Urf the Manatee's final resting place is the Skins section of the League of Legends Store. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family.
In memorium of the loss of the bravest and noblest of sea cows, Riot Games is holding a vigil in his honor by conducting an online memorial on their site. Those moved by the loss of Urf should compose a picture, poem, video, song, requiem, or any other form of eulogy and post it to the League of Legends community forums at the following link:
The summoner whose tribute brings tears to the eyes of the most Rioterz will receive a bounty of 5,000 Riot Points, along with a unique the honorific 'Friend of Urf' forum title.
The contest will end at 6 PM PST tomorrow, April 2nd.
Help honor Urf the Manatee by sharing the news of his demise.
*sniffles* Rest in peace, good manatee.