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Treasure Cruisin' - Manaless Dredge
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Quote from SteamMage »
    Rereading Hour of Devastation and at the part where Jace tries to get into Bolas' mind and losses his focus when a memory of something akin to Bolas' mental defences flashes to the front of his mind. I know people think it was a memory of Ugin's mind, but since Jace remembered Alhammarret here, I think that memory was Alhammarret's mind and his own mind pushed it down.
    People think its Ugin due to the similarity in words used to describe them.
    The walls around the dragon's mind were smooth and featureless, like dark obsidian. There seemed to be no entry, nothing to even latch onto. Jace had never encountered a mind so impenetrable, except for . . . the merest moment of a memory surfaced of a mind as smooth and dazzling as a wall of crystal. But even as the thought entered his mind, it erased itself, and he could not remember where he had seen such a thing—or even what kind of thing it was.
    Jace tried to read the great being's mind, to verify his story, but found it as smooth and dazzling as a wall of crystal.

    Jace never describes Alhammarret.
    True, but did Ugin do any mind magic to make Jace not remember trying to read his mind. I wouldn't put it past the creative team to make any mind mage have a similar mental defence
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Rereading Hour of Devastation and at the part where Jace tries to get into Bolas' mind and losses his focus when a memory of something akin to Bolas' mental defences flashes to the front of his mind. I know people think it was a memory of Ugin's mind, but since Jace remembered Alhammarret here, I think that memory was Alhammarret's mind and his own mind pushed it down.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on What can be moved from plane to plane?
    From what I understand about it, a Planeswalker projects a field as they 'Walk, which is what makes it so thier clothing and equipment come with them. We don't know how much they could carry, but I'd wager that they can't 'Walk with something much larger/heavier than they are, or the greater the object(s)mass, the more taxing it is to 'walk with.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    I think it's worth mentioning, from those that bring up the Meditation Realm as the blip in Project Lightning Bug, that we only know about anything the project reads because of Ral, who we now know is an Agent of Bolas. The Meditation Realm doesn't have to be hidden, Ral just has to not mention it.

    Also, I don't know if Bolas does know about Jace being there.

    Edit: My phone's autocorrect is super bizarre.
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    I think it's worth mentioning, from those that bring up the Meditation Realm as the blip in Project Lightning Bug, that we only know about anything the project reads because of Ral, who we now know is an Agent of Bolas. The Meditation Realm doesn't have to be hidden, Ral just has to not mention it.

    Also, I don't know if Bolas does know about Jace being there.

    Edit: My phone's autocorrect is super bizarre.
    I think Bolas made Jace 'Walk to Ixalan. He left an imprint of the Meditaation Plane for Vraska so she could pay him a visit. Plus it seems the compass pointed Vraska to Jace and the cards show Jace figures out how to use it.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Omnirahk »
    Quote from SteamMage »
    Good story this week, the shoe thing aside. I wonder if Bolas knows Ixalan is a Planeswalker gravity well and knows if the Sun is what makes it that.


    Yes he does, and yes he does. Here are the relevant quote:

    "Depart for your voyage. You will not be able to return until your task is complete."

    It shows that he knows planeswalkers can't leave (You will not be able to return) and that he knows his mission for her will remove that restriction (until your task is complete).
    I have got to stop speed reading these things.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Good story this week, the shoe thing aside. I wonder if Bolas knows Ixalan is a Planeswalker gravity well and knows if the Sun is what makes it that. I really like the Vraska characterization, ends justifies the means but she still has standards and morals and for all the freedom she could have in the Muliverse, she still wants to lead her Guild to a better place.

    Jace continues to be a better character( and I had no issues with him before), now that his baggage has been removed, for now. Hope when he gets his memories back he'll be closer to who he is now( and it looks like that's more likey, given the 1st Ixalan story), than his old Living Guildpact self.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on First planeswalk planes
    Quote from SteamMage »
    Somewhat off topic, but are first time planeswalk more, energetic i guess is the best term, than others? Because Huatli manaaged to 'see' Kaladesh before she got pulled back, while Jace didn't seem to see anything in particular, just "light and color and the idea of being away"

    Could be that natives get just a little further before the binding kicks in? But I do remember from other stories that the first time is erratic and wild because they don't know what they're doing and I would imagine memory-less Jace should have had a similar experience then?
    While Jace lacks his personal memories, on some fundamental level, he's still Jace, Planeswalker, Illuionist, Mind Mage. At his core, he knows haw to 'Walk, so there's less of the super erratic nature of the 'Walk.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on First planeswalk planes
    Somewhat off topic, but are first time planeswalk more, energetic i guess is the best term, than others? Because Huatli manaaged to 'see' Kaladesh before she got pulled back, while Jace didn't seem to see anything in particular, just "light and color and the idea of being away"
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    I have to wonder if we won't get a traditional villain in Rivals. The set name indicates to me we'll get the various factions racing to find/use the Immortal Sun, with some having really bad intentions on getting it.

    On that note, if the Sun is what Bolas sent Vraska to Ixalan for, I bet it is/ can be used as a power source he needs for the Planar Bridge.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    If he is from an already-known plane, my money is on Dominaria.

    I'd wager that's what we've got here:
    His name is similar in formation to Tahngrath
    His chain magic is evocative of Chainers
    A number of Dominarian Minotars went to Otarai after the Invastion
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    I love Angrath's magic. Would be cool if he's from Otaria
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Treasure Map DFC's are back
    Whenever I flip this, I'm saying "Land, Ho!"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Given how each time a god dies, they refernece the lay lines snapping. So I think Bolas has to kill the gods, so the plane's mana will become unstable and he can use it, either like the Conflux to boost his power or to transport the Eternals.
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  • posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from smashkicker »
    Is it a coincidence that the Gatewatch ahowed up just before the hours began? Or is it possible that their presence alerted Bolas prompting his return? It would help explain why hes doing this now.
    I think he was planning to unleash the Hours soon, as he most likey has a Planar Gate about to go online. He may have pushed up the timetable so he could wrap up the Gatewatch in the choas and throughly wreck them.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Amonkhet Art Book Discussion (spoilers)
    About planeswalkers working together, there are precedents, like the Nine Titans or the closing of the Time Rift (which Bolas obviously knew). Not forgetting Sorin, Nahiri and Ugin. So it could happen, but it is a very rare event... Not worthy of building a plane around it, in my opinion.
    I think that the cunning of Bolas has been vastly overrated (from fans and creative alike): it's difficult to give him a really brilliant plan in the long run, more even so if creative didn't think of his motivation before.

    Let's not forget that was went Walkers for 'all-powerful' and Bolas was shown to be able to take on any one-on-one. He bested Teferi in his own field of time magic and Leshrac need a trump card from a similar powerful entity to stand a chance against him. But now he, and every other Walker, is mortal, more or less. It's more likely that he figured that now that they are killible flesh and blood, they'd be more likely to team up. So he needed somewhere where he could have a force devoted to him that eh could use as a meat shield. The fact that he could make the Eternals is more of an after the fact benifit
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