Another good reason why this world has matrix vibes all over it.Quote from Mercury01 »Quote from Ertai Planeswalker »As for the person asking where the people come from, the people tend to group themselves in "Crops". Vegetables are "Crops" too. So even if it isn't for PW's Amonkhet is Bolas's farm for something. I'm not sure PW's are the thing though because with what we've seen so far in the stories is that first time sparks are usually caused by a traumatic event. From an initiate's point of view, finally receiving the divine blessing you fought so hard for is hardly a traumatic event. If any, it would be the most relaxed moment of the entire trial: finally no more competition, you have won.
As for what it is for, could it be that Amonkhet is used by Bolas as some sort of source of lifeforce? Bolas used to be immortal as an oldwalker, now he is aging. Even if increasing his longevity is not achieved though this, I can totally see him trying to fight against the decay of aging by infusing himself with lifeforce from others. Of course, he only wants premium lifeforce, so only those that prove themselves "worthy" can be lifesnacks. It provides for a theory of why death is so abundant outside the Hekma (area fully drained) and allows for a good story hook where Nissa reimbues Amonkhet with life, maybe even with those seeds she got on zendikar for those trees specific for the tribe she comes from whom's name I can't remember right now.
Nicol Bolas: Did you know that the first Amonkhet was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered. Where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the world. Entire crops were lost. Some believed I lacked the insight to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why Amonkhet was redesigned to this... the peak of your civilization. Now I say "your" civilization, because as soon as I started thinking for you, it really became my civilization, which is, of course, what this is all about.
Also about the comparison with Griselbrand, is it known info that Liliana is killing the demons in a weak to strong order? Also, power in story does not always translate to power in cardboard. Razaketh card could be weaker that Griselbrands while he is more powerfull storywise. I hope it is, because otherwise it will probably be banned very quickly as Griselbrand is too.