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    posted a message on Magic Storyline Resources (The Stories and Lore Are Here)
    Guys,

    today I did some spring cleaning with my daughter and I came across FP brochures from Kamigawa Block Fat Packs (the last ones that were A4-format). Would you be interested in scans? Smile
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Where can I find the story for original Innistrad?
    Quote from Quannage »
    hey, where can we get all of the collected letters that were scattered around Innistrad? the ones between Gisa and Geralf were hilarious.


    The viral emails story is here:

    http://www.mtgfiction.com/2011/08/innistrad-viral-emails.html

    Gisa and Geralf:

    Old Innistrad (aka preview of black Mikaeus): http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/preview-article-mikaeus-unhallowed-2012-01-16

    Shadows: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/games-2016-04-27

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    posted a message on Could Avacyn Be Brought Back as a Zombie?
    Given that she has not left any physical remains, no. If anything, then as incorporeal undead (wraith, spectre). But because she was essentially a very peculiar type of mana construct, and Sorin vaporized/dissolved her altogether, then even this is highly improbable.

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    posted a message on Amonkhet Official Packaging & Art!
    I wonder why Liliana on the PW deck seem to have green leaves flying around her... Smile

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    posted a message on Amonkhet Scene art
    Quote from Xenocyde3000 »


    Also, this pice of art is pretty old, not sure why open a new thread about it.


    Exactly what part of "Did not seen it here. Merge with other thread if necessary." do you not understand?

    *I* found it today. *I* have not seen the whole art before, just the right part, that is a front cover of the Amonkhet artbook. *I* have not seen or found it discussed it anywhere else here.

    And judging from the ongoing discussion, maybe it was worth its own thread.
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    posted a message on Amonkhet Scene art
    An extended version of the artbook cover. Did not seen it here. Merge with other thread if necessary.



    What can be seen here?

    Offler Crocodile-headed ?female? giant descending the stairs.

    Two (or three) animal-like humanoids on the bottom left terrace.

    The one facing us seem to be modeled after a ram, another one of the same sort is bottom right.

    Of course, these might be Stargate Jaffa-like headdresses, but the one bottom left seem quite bulky for a human.

    The another one bottom right seem to be jackal-headed "Anubis", with its back to the observer.

    To its left, a thing with white wings. I daresay it is not an angel, but an ibis-headed aven (note the head-thing between the wings.
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    posted a message on Leaked Artwork for Amonkhet?
    Quote from nerf »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Dunno, first thing I thought was that this is a mummy that was subject to Liliana's more classic necromancy (note the violet glow). The Bolas-orb is nice touch.

    I hope that we FINALLY learn in Amonkhet what the orb is (Gem of Becoming is what is closest, but it is apparently not the original thing).


    Isn't it Myojin of Night's Reach's mask? I thought that was covered in the Timespiral block books.


    It is not. That was just a fan theory.

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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Has this been seen in such quality?

    It is an extended version of the artbook cover.

    What is seen here:

    A large statue of Offler...umm, sorry, a crocodile-headed god(dess?) EDIT: You are right, it is not a statue, it is descending the stairs OMG

    Two (or three) animal-like humanoids on the bottom left terrace. The one facing us seem to be modeled after a ram, another one of this sort is bottom right.

    Of course, these might be Stargate Jaffa-like headdresses, but the one bottom left seem quite bulky for a human.

    The another one seem to be jackal-headed "Anubis", with its back to the observer. To its left, I assume it won't be an angel, but I am willing to guess it is an ibis-headed aven (note the thing between the wings)

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    posted a message on Leaked Artwork for Amonkhet?
    Dunno, first thing I thought was that this is a mummy that was subject to Liliana's more classic necromancy (note the violet glow). The Bolas-orb is nice touch.

    I hope that we FINALLY learn in Amonkhet what the orb is (Gem of Becoming is what is closest, but it is apparently not the original thing).
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    posted a message on Seeking primary sources for Rabian lore
    You are welcome.


    Another archive worth digging is Jeff Lee's Legends of Magic.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010628234031/www.ccgnews.com/mtgstory/index2.html
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    posted a message on Is Nicol Bolas a clockworker?
    Quote from Jay13x »
    Bring it back to Bolas and Clockworking. There are threads already for other discussions.

    In any case, Test of Metal is as not-canon as something can be without being explicitly retconned. Nothing in it will likely ever be mentioned again, and it's worth noting that the process for creating Etherium described in it has been retconned by Breya, Etherium Shaper's story. Pieces of it were already retconned in Dark Discoveries.

    Tezzeret's characterization in Kaladesh matches up with the Tezzeret in Agents of Artifice, not the one from Test of Metal. Liliana and Tezzeret are reluctant allies in Test of Metal, and the events between them (and Jace) are never mentioned in Kaladesh, only Agents of Artifice is referenced.


    I think you mean Baltrice. Liliana was antagonistic to Tezzeret in that dross of a book.

    Otherwise, you are of course fully right about everything.

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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    The gods of Theros are literally gods. The elements and mana of Theros itself bend at their will. Their metaphysical interaction with the plane is undeniable. Even the mechanics of the game classify them officially as gods.


    Ajani has yet to meet any being labelled or labeling themselves god that: he could not kill ("gods" of Naya; gods of Theros); did not betray him (Marisi, who had been near deified; Heliod, who killed Elspeth out of hubris); or who were not just straight up monsters (Bolas).

    I don't blame the guy for looking at any being labelled god and going "Yeah, that's bull."
    The Theros pantheon is stabilized with the gods believing in one another. Medomai confirmed this. Ajani can't "kill" the Theros gods. Even Kiora admits to Thassa's divinity. Sure he's turning their followers against them, but given Theros's traditions and the fact it's Greek myth based, I doubt his plan will succeed. It may re-spawn a god of love, but it won't kill any gods. People need to stop applying the Christian concepts of a god being benevolent to villains in MTG or to Greek-inspired entities, who are not benevolent but are essentially divine meddling mages.


    Jenrik, I do not know where you got the bolded part. It was explicitly said that without followers and faith, the Theros gods can wither and cease to exist. Ajani cannot kill a Theros god directly, but if he convinced Therans that someone is not worth worshipping, it would effectively "kill" the said god until he or she is remembered and started being worshipped again.

    And as said above, they can kill one another (Heliod vs. Purphoros).
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    That was a great reading.

    Though when using Dark Intimations as the poster image, one would expect to read about Tezzeret as well. But we have a truckload of time for that until Amonkhet.

    I wonder what part was written by whom...

    Poor Ajani...swearing his oath and immediately getting into conflict with the rest... though I must admit that their reasoning for immediate action kind of makes some sense.

    Yahenni's part was beautifully written. Also the fact that she (they) relinquished her life draining abilities as soon as the revolt was over. And Nissa....:jam:

    I second what is said about Amonkhet, impeding defeat and loss.

    In my opinion, the most probable candidate for death or enslavement is Gideon. His would be the greatest fall from grace in case of enslavement or corruption, he is also from a Greek-inspired world, where tragic endings of heroes are abound. And with Ajani joining the GW, they would have two physically imposing leader characters. Not to mention that his Cap America/Superman character is hard not to be boring and it is downright asking for something like that.

    Also remember the (noncanonical) Duels of the Planeswalkers trailer some years ago, when Gideon lies broken and defeated on a stone floor with Bolas's shadow looming over him.

    It would also make sense that the GW will have to pull back defeated and "leaderless", and Ajani takes up the helm.
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    posted a message on Story quality since BFZ
    Overall:

    BFZ was quite all over the place. There were two or three great pieces (Noyan Dar or Tazri's story), the rest was average, and chaff. Especially the unending sural-whipping and Nissa-crying-for-Ashaya was bad. They also needed to establish the Gatewatch, but the stage and enemies they chose for it were...well...unlucky choices, to put it politely.

    SoI was far better, with some really outstanding stories (Rise of Emrakul, The Promised End, and the worldbuilding ones), and a nice twist on the end.

    Kaladesh kept the general quality, with almost all stories average or higher, and masterpieces by Chris L'Etoile. Too bad that the story climax was written quite blandly.

    So, they are getting the grip, and I am sure it would be better over time.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Okay.

    James Wyatt managed to screw things up again, though this time in a different way.

    His writing was better this time, as well as the Liliana-Tezzeret interaction, but as many people here said, the whole thing just felt totally anticlimactic. Where is the artbook "Tezzeret activated the bridge and the whole aethersphere shook, and Kaladesh with it?". The whole bridge just ended up to be a glowy thing that got blown up.

    Maybe, observed from the outside, it would look otherwise, this was just bland.

    Please, PLEASE, next time, let Chris write the really important parts of the story :-(


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    posted a message on Is Amonkhet the Home Plane of Nicol Bolas?
    Quote from selfter1 »
    Its an interesting theory but i feel like amonkhet is just the plane that nicol bolas uses to make armies and champions so he can just summon them on other planes. btw i will point out that Egyptian false beard nicol bolas wears in his planes-walker card but not his from the vault new art image.


    That is because his FTV image shows him in pre-planeswalker form, as an Elder Dragon (true Elder Dragon , not just some random dragon mook who just managed to not have himself killed in 1200 years...).

    But anyway...yes, his "beard" in planeswalker form is indeed pretty reminiscent of pharaoh masks. I never made that connection before.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Well,I read it thoroughly.

    Alas,no matter how Doug tries,he is not,and will never be a good storywriter.

    It just seems that everything he writes ends up a little off. Too fast pacing. Too cheesy joke. Too descriptive moment,too bad dialogue. A word redundant here,missing there. And when you have the awesome work of Chris L'Etoile with the same characters to compare,this reads like a second-rate fanfic.

    It would also help not trying to cram as many things as possible into one story...and if you really have to,then let someone else than Doug write it. This read a lot of like Battle of Thraben - resulting in not enough time for everything and important things happening too fast (death of Brisela,for example).

    So Dovin just...planeswalked away. And Hungry Flames were just...toothless.

    One thing left me wondering. We are practically at the end of story. Battle is next,and then epilogue (Dark Intimations). Aether Revolt hits shelves this Friday. WHAT are we supposed to read whole February and March?!
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    It is up:

    http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/breaking-points-2017-01-18

    So Dovin just planeswalked away, not even singed by Hungry Flames.

    We are going to the finale next week or so.

    Not entirely bad, for Doug Beyer...

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    posted a message on [[Official]] "PWNED!" Plays Thread
    Aether Revolt prerelease.

    I have Solemn Recruit with no counters on it, Aether Chaser, and two Servos. I am at 12 life.

    Opponent, who rather stabilized, has freshly played Nissa, Vital Force, tapped 5/5 Elemental (who just attacked me), Silkweaver Elite, Defiant Salvager and Cowl Prowler. He is at 7, and tapped out.

    I have two cards in hand. So I just tap the Solemn Recruit to attack. Opponent looks at me quizzically, and then blocks just with Defiant Salvager.

    Invigorated Rampage on the Recruit, making it 6/2 doublestrike trample Smile

    He certainly did NOT see that coming.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt Prerelease Discussion & Over/Underperformers
    Opened promo Pia's Revolution,another one in the pool, Angel of Invention,Exquisite Archangel,Merchant's Dockhand,Solemn Recruit,and Key to the City.

    I built RWb, with aggro beaters and vehicles,splashing B for Vengeful Recruit and Foundry Hornet. I had both trains (Freighter and Untethered Express),Bomat Bazaar Barge,and Gearshift Ace. Also 2 maps,Restoration Specialist,and other things to trigger revolt. Also Siege Modification. Seriously,I was missing just Caught in the Brights Smile

    Went 4-0 (had to drop the last round because of family issues). Won against Chandra two times and Nissa once.

    Overperformers: Solemn Recruit, Invigorated Rampage. I KNEW they were gonna be good,but not this good. I have even won a "lost" game when I was facing Nissa, tapped 5/5 land-elemental, Cowl Prowler,some 2/3 and Defiant Salvager,just about to lose next turn (it was 12-7). So I just attacked with the Recruit (2/2). He blocked only with the Salvager and I gave it +4/+0 and trample,dealing him 10 damage.

    Also,Untethered Express is exactly as sick as you would expect.

    Underperformers: frankly,nothing.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    A tidbit from the FB page of the Consulate...some more of Kari Zev's background:

    This is a message from Sekar Rabi of the Department of Security and Enforcement.

    Sources close to the renegade movement have confirmed that notorious sky pirate Karpani Zevanwat (known by the alias Kari Zev) and her ship, the Dragon's Smile, have been involved in ongoing attacks on our city. Zev, along with her crew and a monkey that goes by the name of Ragavan, is wanted for numerous raids on Consulate skyships and theft of Consulate cargo. Zev has engaged in multiple aerial confrontations with aether collecting vessels and Consulate sky surveillance ships. Next to leviathans and dragons, Kari Zev is the greatest threat to the brave Consulate pilots who patrol our skies.

    When contacted for comment, Zevanwat's parents, both Consulate functionaries, expressed their desperation for their daughter to land her ship and cease her raids. It's heartbreaking to see a family torn apart by the renegade mentality. Zevanwat is just one of many examples of upstanding citizens who were seduced by the lies of the renegades. Don't allow this to happen to your loved ones. Remind your children of the good the Consulate does. Encourage your families to stay safe and stand with their city.
    We understand that recent protective measures the Consulate has been forced to take may have made it difficult for some citizens to access aether, create new inventions, or continue their research. Many brilliant minds within the Consulate have had to postpone their own research as well. We would not ask you to do something we were not willing to do ourselves. We must all make sacrifices for the good of our city and our way of life. Once Ghirapur is safe from the renegade threat—and it will be very soon—all will be restored. Thank you for your patience and continued cooperation.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from OathboundOne »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    With how the story unfolds, I am very afraid that the artbook is again quite innacurate.

    Baral is locked up as of the end of latest story. Jace uses his Illusionist's Stratagem, but not during the rebel attack on the Death Star Aether Spire, but now. And Baral is not the one who dispels it.


    Indeed. I noted the inconsistencies as well. I've prettymuch accepted that the art books need to be taken with a grain of salt, given that they likely go to press FAR, FAR before the website stories are even written.


    Indeed. So I have high hopes for the stories to shed more light on what happens with Dovin.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from OathboundOne »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    [quote from="Mangod »" url="http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-storyline/753571-magic-story-kaladesh-aether-revolt-no-spoiler?comment=606"][quote from="Pollaski »" url="http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-storyline/753571-magic-story-kaladesh-aether-revolt-no-spoiler?comment=604"]

    Perhaps- but Baan strikes me along the lines of Nahiri- outside of the context they were presented in, they probably wouldn't be villians at all.

    Like, now that Nahiri's done on Innistrad, she probably has zero motivation to completely screw up another world. Hell, I'm betting there's a good part of her that's wracked with guilt for what she did on Innistrad.




    Does Nahiri know that Ugin was dead/in a coma while the Eldrazi were breaking free? If not, she'll probably target Tarkir next. She's already tried to murder an entire Plane to get revenge on one guy; I doubt someone like that can even recognize guilt...


    If I am not mistaken, she does not know where Tarkir is, and even that it is Ugin's homeworld. But yeah, all it takes to know is to meet Bolas...


    She'd never been to Inistraad before either, but she managed to find it. If Nahiri vs Ugin is a direction that creative wants to go, there's really no reason that they couldn't just have her figure it out somehow.
    </blockquote></blockquote>

    You are right. I thought he trained her on Innistrad after her ascension, but the Stone and Blood story confirms she has not been there before. Still, she had a special bond with Sorin that allowed her to find him and Innistrad.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    With how the story unfolds, I am very afraid that the artbook is again quite innacurate.

    Baral is locked up as of the end of latest story. Jace uses his Illusionist's Stratagem, but not during the rebel attack on the Death Star Aether Spire, but now. And Baral is not the one who dispels it.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from Mangod »
    Quote from Pollaski »
    [quote from="SteamMage »" url="http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-storyline/753571-magic-story-kaladesh-aether-revolt-no-spoiler?comment=603"]I wonder if Baan is going to be a recurring character, if not full on antagonist. If so I have to think he may taverse the Multiverse warning other walkers of the Gatewatch's marvelous ability to destablize things.


    Perhaps- but Baan strikes me along the lines of Nahiri- outside of the context they were presented in, they probably wouldn't be villians at all.

    Like, now that Nahiri's done on Innistrad, she probably has zero motivation to completely screw up another world. Hell, I'm betting there's a good part of her that's wracked with guilt for what she did on Innistrad.




    Does Nahiri know that Ugin was dead/in a coma while the Eldrazi were breaking free? If not, she'll probably target Tarkir next. She's already tried to murder an entire Plane to get revenge on one guy; I doubt someone like that can even recognize guilt...



    If I am not mistaken, she does not know where Tarkir is, and even that it is Ugin's homeworld. But yeah, all it takes to know is to meet Bolas...
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    posted a message on positive depictions of heavier-set / fat / large people in mtg?
    Definitely Kolo Meha from the Legends II cycle Smile

    http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/Kolo_Meha
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    posted a message on Eight and a Half Tails ability vs Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief ability
    If 8,5 Tails turns Drana white, then the source of the ability (her) is white, no matter what is paid for it. You can then protect your creatures by Tails's first ability.

    Also, wrong forum.
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    posted a message on Full card list
    Quote from WenSon »
    I dont like this set, cause it feels like a draft set.


    Breaking news: Sets are designed primarily for Limited, not for Constructed. If you do not accept this premise, you are in for a constant disappointment ;-)
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt Name and Number Crunch
    Quote from Caranthir »
    The last chance for legendary Advika card requires:

    - that she is an extra rare or mythic
    - that she is multicolor
    - that would allow her to be #126, in which case green would be short a card.

    Well, probably not gonna happen. Slant

    She will probably be an Ovalchase Daredevil/Highspire Partisan/Aviary Mechanic style card, something like "Scrapper Champion".... Same for Surash, I can see a card with something like "Cowl Custodian", etc.

    At least we got a legendary pirate and her monkey...


    EEK! Gaping

    Sorry for blowing my own trumpet, but how often something like that happens to you? Smile


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    posted a message on Aether Revolt Name and Number Crunch
    Quote from Dusk707 »
    Quote from Weebos »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    The last chance for legendary Advika card requires:

    - that she is an extra rare or mythic
    - that she is multicolor
    - that would allow her to be #126, in which case green would be short a card.


    Maybe I'm doing the Math wrong, but if she is 126 Green would have 25 cards, the same as the other four colors in this set. I think it is likely that she is the last multicolor card.


    I moved 126 to the end of the green section last night instead of the start of multi-color. Reasoning: the last predicted rare was spoiled, giving even color distribution amongst rares and all ten multi color pairs have an uncommon already. An additional rare or mythic will skew the color balance



    Well, it would not be for the first time when flavor would lead to color disbalance. We will see in less than a hour.
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    posted a message on Metallic Rebuke (Gatheringmagic spoiler)
    Yeah.

    Why bother with counterspell magic when you have enough replicants metallic spiders to throw in the path of the spell. A representation of Tezzeret-Liliana fight by the Bridge.

    I must say that Tezzeret's lines on his cards are kind of cheesy, but I enjoy them. A lot.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt Name and Number Crunch
    The last chance for legendary Advika card requires:

    - that she is an extra rare or mythic
    - that she is multicolor
    - that would allow her to be #126, in which case green would be short a card.

    Well, probably not gonna happen. Slant

    She will probably be an Ovalchase Daredevil/Highspire Partisan/Aviary Mechanic style card, something like "Scrapper Champion".... Same for Surash, I can see a card with something like "Cowl Custodian", etc.

    At least we got a legendary pirate and her monkey...
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    posted a message on Gifted Aetherborn
    The only problem is that the name is actually as logical as a card named "Blood-Drinking Vampire". But I see they made it for people to make the connection with the flavor of Essence Extraction.
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    posted a message on Kari Zev, her expertise, and her monkey
    Just realized that along with the Plunderer, these are the first standard-legal (normal set) non-changeling Pirates since Mercadian Masques (Conspiracy: TTC and Smuggler Captain does not count).
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    So the red legend is not Advika Taar, but a female pirate named Kari Zev, along with her pet monkey.

    Just realized she was referenced twice in the last story:

    Mom's upstairs, I guess.

    That's where all the other Big Names are. Gonti and Kari and Saheeli and probably some people who don't have names that end in -i


    "I'm sure Jace has six dictionaries memorized. When Captain Zev returns him, we'll ask." He nodded to the renegade minding the door ahead, who pulled it open for them.


    Still it is strange that with Advika on the promo images,she is probably not getting a card, unless she is off-cycle. And we were told she is not the UR artifacts matter legend...
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Yeah,yeah,my bad. I misremembered that the sangrite =/= carmot was a Test of Metal thing,and that they now essentially keep to what they said originally.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Kari Zev, her expertise, and her monkey
    Does that mean no Advika,a character that was used at the ad cards? WTF?!

    Aside that, cool card...
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Jay13x »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Still, etherium is not aether (especially the refined Kaladeshian one), in the same sense that some minerals include water molecules in their structure, but you can hardly drink them ;-) But I can imagine it being used in adapting the device to less ideal conditions than on Kaladesh....

    And we do not know Tezzeret has access to etherium; the card suggests so with him making "etherium cells" , but last time I checked, nobody was able to produce the stuff, just remold it.
    Breya, Etherium Shaper can make it, according to her bio. Presumably Tezzeret could as well.

    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    What about the Blind Eternities?isn't it full of aether?
    There's also that.


    Oh well, Breya, a complementary product character whose six-lines description nullifies what we have known before. But you are right,if they now allow Breya create etherium, why not Tezz. Meh...

    @RedGauntlet: Of course. But I envision it similarly like with water - it is full of oxygen,but unless refined (electrolyzed,for example),you cannot breathe it or burn it. So having Blind Eternities full of unreachable/unusable aether does not help anyway.
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    posted a message on Heroic intervention
    Quote from theMarc »
    All permanents? Gonna need this for my Rhys the Redeemed deck. It'll be a nasty surprise for anyone trying to put the brakes on the pain train.
    Quote from Caranthir »
    That must be a REALLY sharp axe...
    What's funny is that, in one of the story articles, Ajani mentions that his axe doesn't need to be sharp; it's the weight of the blade and the speed of the swing that makes it deadly. So, really, it's not that it's sharp, it's that Ajani can, apparently, swing it really fast.


    :-D

    Must be a hell of a speed when an axe that is not sharp slices a thrown net in twain... oh well,Magic Smile
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/5
    I do not think we are meeting Surash at all. I hope for Advika's card.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Jay13x »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Quote from Jay13x »
    The real question is what was Tezzeret looking for on Kaladesh? Rashmi's invention only barely made it to the fair, he couldn't have known it would be there.


    How I see it is that he (or Bolas) had a knack that with such creative environment full of inventors and innovators, there WILL certainly be something worth, well, stealing. That it, in the end, happened to be the material transporter, was just a lucky result.

    What is more interesting for me...the Planar Bridge works on aether technology, and it could apparently work only with an immense influx of aether, and when Tezzeret activated it, the whole aethersphere of Kaladesh shook with turbulences. It almost seems like it (activating the Bridge) would be a feature achievable only on Kaladesh with its unique properties - much like no other world that the fully metallic Mirrodin could ever serve as world-sized spark transfer lab. So in the end, what use is the planar bridge core to Tezzeret? They would have to find a similar vast source of energy, if they ever want to use it. Of course, if they can use any mana...
    Aether, eh? If only there was some sort of metal infused with the stuff. An Aetherium of some sort, mayhaps. And if only Tezzeret had access to the stuff.

    trollface


    Indeed. My mistake Sweat

    Still, etherium is not aether (especially the refined Kaladeshian one), in the same sense that some minerals include water molecules in their structure, but you can hardly drink them ;-) But I can imagine it being used in adapting the device to less ideal conditions than on Kaladesh....

    And we do not know Tezzeret has access to etherium; the card suggests so with him making "etherium cells" , but last time I checked, nobody was able to produce the stuff, just remold it.

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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Jay13x »
    The real question is what was Tezzeret looking for on Kaladesh? Rashmi's invention only barely made it to the fair, he couldn't have known it would be there.


    How I see it is that he (or Bolas) had a knack that with such creative environment full of inventors and innovators, there WILL certainly be something worth, well, stealing. That it, in the end, happened to be the material transporter, was just a lucky result.

    What is more interesting for me...the Planar Bridge works on aether technology, and it could apparently work only with an immense influx of aether, and when Tezzeret activated it, the whole aethersphere of Kaladesh shook with turbulences. It almost seems like it (activating the Bridge) would be a feature achievable only on Kaladesh with its unique properties - much like no other world that the fully metallic Mirrodin could ever serve as world-sized spark transfer lab. So in the end, what use is the planar bridge core to Tezzeret? They would have to find a similar vast source of energy, if they ever want to use it. Of course, if they can use any mana...
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Xul »
    Isn't Baan working with Tezzeret but still calling the Gatewatch to Kaladesh at the beginning of the story a huge plot hole? It literally makes no sense at all. He most likely knew what was Tezzeret planing and is allied with him but he still called the Gatewatch to stop the inventions thief? How does that make sense?



    You are getting it wrong.

    Read this story. Namely this paragraph:
    The Consulate had recognized his talents, which accounted for his rise to the position of senior inspector, overseeing new designs and setting safety standards. And Tezzeret had seen his potential as well, his ability to spot flaws not just in inventions but in the intricate complexities of the Consulate bureaucracy, the Inventors' Fair, and Tezzeret's own rise to power. Yes, Dovin had seen that, too, and subtly helped the metal-mage correct a flaw or two in his schemes. And Tezzeret rewarded him for it.

    What happened? he wondered.

    Had he lost Tezzeret's favor, somehow? Did Tezzeret hold the arrival of these other Planeswalkers against him? Dovin felt himself growing defensive. Contacting these Planeswalkers—this "Gatewatch"—had been the best possible course of action under the circumstances, given the information available to him at the time. Tezzeret could not blame him for that.


    He just always sought the optimal solution. Tezzeret had no knowledge about the Gatewatch, much less Jace (and Liliana) being a part of it. Similarly, Dovin did not know about Chandra being the long-lost Nalaar daughter.

    And he called them to protect the Fair against the renegades. He did not expect what unfolded afterwards.
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    posted a message on Heroic intervention
    That must be a REALLY sharp axe...

    Not QUITE a rare I would like to have in my sealed pool, but a nice card, that is beyond doubt.
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    posted a message on Aethersphere Harvester - Russian spoiler from reddit
    Yeah, it is a beast even without the lifelink online. Thank god it is a rare.
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    posted a message on Twitter spoiler - Lifecrafter's Bestiary (Korean)
    Quote from YritaEdes »
    So it's a pokedex? Neat.


    Nath'd Grin

    Fun casual card in the very least.
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    posted a message on Aethersphere Harvester - Russian spoiler from reddit



    Aethersphere Harvester 3

    Artifact - Vehicle
    Flying

    When Aethersphere Harvester enters the battlefield, you get EE (two energy counters.)

    Pay E: Aethersphere Harester gains lifelink until end of turn.

    Crew 1 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 1 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)
    3/5

    Source: r/MagicTCG
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    All of Chris's stories - Homesick, that set up the scene for Kaladesh, Release, that introduced Ajani to Kaladesh, and this one, were total homeruns.

    As I say, let him write more, and ideally keep James Wyatt from writing anything, leaving him what he does best - the worldbuilding.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Yeah, the Gearhulks were great to see too. Gideon throwing HIMSELF into the Cataclysmic and Liliana rotting off the Verdurous's tree, that was great.

    I must also admit that I liked the return of Shadowblayde and this...

    "Out of curiosity, did Lili—did Night Queen choose all our codenames?"

    "Oh, yes. She was ever so helpful."


    Beefslab, Night Queen, and Cloak Boy...what to say more...

    I really, really liked the story.

    Gideon reminiscing on Theros, Hixus and the harpy attack on Akros. Him and Chandra remembering Diraden, even kind of explaining that Chandra intentionally lied to him, masking the truth, therefore avoiding a true retcon. His moments when he is invulnerable, but still blacking out from the physical damage, were scary. The moment when he realized he has been duped, just as with the harpies in Akros.

    Dovin Baan is pure gold. His interactions with Tezzeret at the HQ, and his interactions with Baral as well.

    Baral is a bastard, but one that knows very well what he is doing, and one has to admire how he played Chandra exactly where he wanted her. And as mentioned, if not for Nissa, she was dead. Hopefully this contributes finally to her character growth.

    Still, it sets up a number of inconsistencies with what the artbook said. I am curious how it will turn out.
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    posted a message on Eternal Central preview: Hope of Ghirapur (Legendary Thopter)
    Hope of Ghirapur 1

    Legendary Artifact Creature - Thopter

    Flying

    Sacrifice Hope of Ghirapur: Until your next turn, target player who was dealt combat damage by Hope of Ghirapur this turn can't cast noncreature spells.

    The renegades mounted an aether disruptor aboard a lightweight thopter to destroy Tezzeret's Planar Bridge.

    1/1



    Source: http://www.eternalcentral.com/so-many-insane-plays-podcast-episode-61-aether-revolt-preview-hope-of-ghirapur/
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Gerrard"s Mom »
    Also since they already arrested Baral, are they going to release him again to dispel the illusions? I guess maybe Baan would see that possibility and allow it, although I'm not entirely sure why Baan would be motivated to sabotage the "aether disruptor" either, it doesn't seem like his top priority would be to protect Tezzeret's stolen pet project.
    Sounds like Saheeli is probably going to get some kind of "I have to stay and help rebuild" write-off for now, which I guess fits the character so far but does explain why Maro initially said "yeah she's not important to the story".


    Yeah, with Baan's behavior in this story, and Baan-Baral resolution the story outlined in the book does not make much sense. I can see Tezzeret overruling Baral's arrest, for sure, given his "usefulness" and, well, similar mindset to Tezzeret's...but I cannot him risking his life against the whole Gatewatch and sabotaging, unless coerced somehow.

    Well, we have seen "Kiora leaving Zendikar in despair" in the artbook, and then almost ruining the Gatewatch plan by throwing the Halimar Sea on them. So small inconsistencies might arise, but this one would be huge.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    According to the artbook he pulls a Nahiri, so if anything Baan is our second recurring White villain


    And he could be wrong anyway...


    ...or do we have ANYTHING more about him except the three scans Raptorchan posted in his thread? Because there are exactly 2 mentions of him:
    - that he sabotaged the aether disruptor aboard Heart of Kiran (first scan)
    - and that "with both Tezzeret and Dovin Baan vanished from the scene, the Consulate's will to fight was diminished..." (third scan)

    The only thing we know is that Dovin Baan "vanished from the scene", but we do not know HOW. And frankly, with the last story, I still do not believe that Baan could turn outright and intentionally villainous.

    Not to mention that the artbooks have proven to be less than reliable sources of info (Kiora "leaving Zendikar in despair" in the book and then almost sabotaging the Gatewatch plan by throwing the Halimar Sea on them...)

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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Let this man, Chris L'Etoile write more stories. That is all I ask. Okay...maybe fire James Wyatt.

    And I really hope that Dovin Baan will survive. He is too unique to be lost just after two sets.

    Also,Chandra-Gideon's Diraden adventure is acknowledged and referenced. WOW. And even explained a bit - that she confessed "a shadow of truth"...
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    posted a message on Aethertide Whale
    Aethertide Whale 4UU
    Creature - Whale
    Flying.

    When Aethertide Whale enters the battlefield, you get EEEEEE.
    Pay EEEE: Return Aethertide Whale to your hand.

    6/4

    Source: VKontakte (Russian "Facebook")

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    posted a message on Flash Runner (german double striker)
    For a brief second, I thought she had the masterpiece Lightning Greaves on.

    Neat card.
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    posted a message on Untethered Express Wizards Twitter preview
    Holy crap, it is the Triceratops Dínozord! Smile

    Yeah, "Trainceratops" sounds pretty much like a winner.

    At least it is not a friggin' COMMON like Elephant Zord Renegade Freighter....

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    posted a message on Lore spoilers from AER artbook
    Quote from Karric »
    I really want to know what that Liliana art is on, it's tall like planeswalker art.


    Might be just a story art, they tend to make quite a significant number of them now (for Magic Story articles only)...
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    posted a message on Lore spoilers from AER artbook
    Quote from Folza »
    With this story news, I fully expect the Gatewatch to lose on Amonkhet. You don't just walk into your greatest enemy's stronghold and claim victory that easily.


    Indeed. After all these (everytime a bit pyrrhic) wins, a true defeat would be nice to see.

    Overall though, I do like the direction the writers are going with the story, introducing old planes into new material, as well as showing the multiverse of MTG in action, like having Rashmi planes walk through the Planar Bridge and Ajani having knowledge of Dominaria (most likely from his travels after Theros).


    He actually was on Dominaria far before., finding Elspeth as a pit fighter in Urborg, before she left to Mirrodin with Venser and Koth.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Xul »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    And the grand finale just got spoiled (courtesy of the artbook)


    - Rebels and Gatewatch attack the main Aether Spire with the Bridge.
    - Heart of Kiran carries an "aether disruptor" to destroy the bridge.
    - Jace creates an illusionary fleet. Baral disallows it, but it is too late already.
    - The Spire is defended by modified inventions including the Ion Aether Cannon. Pia releases gremlins to eat it up just before it fires on Heart or Kiran
    - Dovin Baan, stowed aboard Heart of Kiran, sabotages the aether disruptor.
    - Liliana faces off Tezzeret but fails to kill him because of shielding artifact minions. Gideon and Chandra arrive aback a thopter, and instead of the disruptor, Chandra releases (for a change) a big BOOM to destroy it. Planar Bridge is destroyed.
    - Tezzeret was beaten, but escaped with the core of the Planar Bridge stowed in his body to Bolas.
    - Dovin Baan's fate after he sabotages the Heart of Kiran is unknown (but he is mentioned as "off the table" at the end, along with Tezzeret, who left Kaladesh
    - With Dovin and Tezzeret off, the Consulate does not want to fight. Pia holds the rebels. Aether flow is reestablished, inventions returned.
    - Baral was arrested.
    - Pia survived and is invited to talks with the Consulate to establish a new, more fair order.

    - The Gatewatch and Ajani concludes Bolas's involvement. Ajani wants to gather more forces and suggest regrouping on Dominaria. The Power Rangers are however all too eager to kick Bolas's ass immediately /and free the oppressed people of Amonkhet/, so they brace for a big fight there. The End.


    P.S. Seems that the dreams of Heart of Kiran as the new Weatherlight would remain just dreams....:)



    Oh, man...

    I don't know about you but I'm getting a bit sick and tired of these ''losses'' that the Gatewatch is experiencing. They did manage to kill Ulamog and Kozilek but Zendikar got ruined. They did manage to save Innistrad but Emrakul had sealed herself in the moon because that was her plan all along. Now they manage to beat Tezzeret but he escapes with the core. It is like the writers are too afraid to make them lose and are giving us these quasi victories so that we won't complain how the Gatewatch never loses.

    Did Ajani actually mention Dominaria? OMG
    I never thought that I would see the day when we return to Dominaria.


    Yeah, he did. It is in the third scan.

    What intrigues me..."They were eager to free Amonkhet from its dictatorial ruler and defeat Bolas once and for all, before he could complete any dire schemes he had put in motion. So they set sights on Amonkhet, bracing themselves to find a hellscape full of Bolas's unwilling slaves."

    It would be ironic for them to find Amonkhet to be a peaceful world, full of willing subjects, not understanding what the heck the group of foreigners want to do here...
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    And the grand finale just got spoiled (courtesy of the artbook)


    - Rebels and Gatewatch attack the main Aether Spire with the Bridge.
    - Heart of Kiran carries an "aether disruptor" to destroy the bridge.
    - Jace creates an illusionary fleet. Baral disallows it, but it is too late already.
    - The Spire is defended by modified inventions including the Ion Aether Cannon. Pia releases gremlins to eat it up just before it fires on Heart or Kiran
    - Dovin Baan, stowed aboard Heart of Kiran, sabotages the aether disruptor.
    - Liliana faces off Tezzeret but fails to kill him because of shielding artifact minions. Gideon and Chandra arrive aback a thopter, and instead of the disruptor, Chandra releases (for a change) a big BOOM to destroy it. Planar Bridge is destroyed. Chandra survives only thanks to Gideon extending his invulnerability shield to her.
    - Tezzeret was beaten, but escaped with the core of the Planar Bridge stowed in his body to Bolas.
    - Dovin Baan's fate after he sabotages the Heart of Kiran is unknown (but he is mentioned as "off the table" at the end, along with Tezzeret, who left Kaladesh
    - With Dovin and Tezzeret off, the Consulate does not want to fight. Pia holds the rebels. Aether flow is reestablished, inventions returned.
    - Baral was arrested.
    - Pia survived and is invited to talks with the Consulate to establish a new, more fair order.

    - The Gatewatch and Ajani concludes Bolas's involvement. Ajani wants to gather more forces and suggest regrouping on Dominaria. The Power Rangers are however all too eager to kick Bolas's ass immediately /and free the oppressed people of Amonkhet/, so they brace for a big fight there. The End.


    P.S. Seems that the dreams of Heart of Kiran as the new Weatherlight would remain just dreams....:)

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    posted a message on Yahenni, Undying Partisan
    Quote from Modest Ohmu »
    I think we already knew this was gonna be a vampire, didnt we? From the info page or something?


    She is not listed on the page. From stories, we knew she was able to perform Essence Extraction, an ultra-rare feat among aetherborn. There are no vampires in the true sense of the word on Kaladesh, but the "gifted" aetherborn are closest things to them. So it is cool for her to have the Vampire type. Smile
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    posted a message on Trailer is online
    Wow, just WOW. So much salt in this thread. Have you guys entirely forgotten how to enjoy things?

    Quote from Sphynx »
    It stinks. Frown

    Probably one of the worst they've ever done.

    Meanwhile the Kaladesh trailer was good.


    You think? My biggest problem with it was that it didn't set up any conflict, everything was happy and peaceful


    And that was exactly what made it stand out among all the others. It is funny...almost every set and every trailer sets up a conflict, hints at "dark clouds on the horizon", and bad things coming, and people have problem with that, because it is the same all over again. And when once, for a significant change, it is bright and optimistic, you have a problem with it? Funny, really.

    Quote from espeyy »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Quote from espeyy »


    edit: I also never understand who there audience is for this stuff. Casual players don't watch this stuff and enfranchised players don't care.


    Rofl You sure have a good proof of this statement, right? Or are you just presenting your assumptions as facts?

    Just FYI, there are people who enjoy it. Not that we cannot live without it, but bashing it and laughing is, well, childish in my eyes.

    What is interesting - compared to other trailers, this one uses less "animated" card art and more of specific art created for this trailer, especially when compared to the Kaladesh one.


    Assumptions based on the salt of fanbois <3


    Heh. Nice one. I hope you understand that I cannot have a grain of respect for someone who uses the word "fanboy", moreover spelled wrong.
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Trailer just went online.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6hoV1EW9s
    Well... It seems they stepped up the quality of the trailer's cgi compared to previous ones where there was hardly any animation at all.


    There sure is more of original pics and not only animated card art, especially when compared to Kaladesh one. KTK and DTK had some CGI parts (always in the beginning and the end with Sarkhan/Ugin), but this is by far the most "original" one.
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    posted a message on Trailer is online
    Quote from espeyy »


    edit: I also never understand who there audience is for this stuff. Casual players don't watch this stuff and enfranchised players don't care.


    Rofl You sure have a good proof of this statement, right? Or are you just presenting your assumptions as facts?

    Just FYI, there are people who enjoy it. Not that we cannot live without it, but bashing it and laughing is, well, childish in my eyes.

    What is interesting - compared to other trailers, this one uses less "animated" card art and more of specific art created for this trailer, especially when compared to the Kaladesh one.
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    posted a message on Trailer is online
    Quote from espeyy »
    Oh lort so corny.


    It's not Kubrick, but well, have you expected it to be? Smile
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    posted a message on Trailer is online
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6hoV1EW9s

    Quite a good one, IMO. Voices for Chandra and Tezzeret included. Also starring: Heart of Kiran, Rishkar, Peacekeeper Colossus (for some time, at least)
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    posted a message on Kamigawa Book Characters
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Quote from SitrusVictory »
    My favorite part of the story is when Hidetsugu fights Keiga. I remember he definitely involves himself with the Yamabushi and may have encountered Kumano.
    Let's see if Caranthir can confirm, but I don't recall Kumano appearing, even by mention. Nor Ink-Eyes either.


    Kumano was not mentioned by name in the novels. Hidetsugu went to persuade some yamabushi masters to join him on his revenge, but they were less than enthusiastic. He ended up killing the masters he negotiated with and taking their eight pupils with him to have his own yamabushi army.
    So it is likely that Kumano is among those yamabushi masters? I don't want to go out on too much of a limb and include him in the list if he's not heavily implied enough, like Sachi was.


    No, it is not likely he was killed by Hidetsugu. Sachi was not "heavily implied", but outright identified by everything but her name. If one of these masters was Kumano, we would have been told. Remember also that Kumano himself was a bit of a hermit.
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    posted a message on Kamigawa Book Characters
    Quote from SitrusVictory »
    My favorite part of the story is when Hidetsugu fights Keiga. I remember he definitely involves himself with the Yamabushi and may have encountered Kumano.
    Let's see if Caranthir can confirm, but I don't recall Kumano appearing, even by mention. Nor Ink-Eyes either.


    Kumano was not mentioned by name in the novels. Hidetsugu went to persuade some yamabushi masters to join him on his revenge, but they were less than enthusiastic. He ended up killing the masters he negotiated with and taking their eight pupils with him to have his own yamabushi army.

    Quote from Malice »
    Did Ink-Eyes evert appear in the novels?


    No. All characters that appeared are listed above now.
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    posted a message on Aether revolt Masterpieces
    Quote from EasyLover »
    Please DONT tell me this is our Christmas-gift ! im grateful, but how can one rejoice to Reprints, which are not affordable & not even T2-legal ?? Im utterly dissapointed

    I am quite sure that the surprise was announced for 26th. We will see.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from Jay13x »
    Quote from RaltheMad »
    Really disappointed with this one. Tezzeret acted like a five year old that had hia favourite toy taken away from him. This is the man who stole the consortium? This is the man who trained Jace and beat him?
    This is the man who lost the consortium too, don't forget. Who lost horribly to Jace. Who couldn't handle the pressure Bolas started exerting on his organization and started taking out his stress on his subordinates.

    While I agree his portrayal in this felt a little one dimensional, the Gatewatch arriving and interfering with his plans puts pressure on him, pressure he showed in AoA he couldn't handle well. He was very much in character for 'Tezzeret stressed out and no longer feeling on top of things'.


    Indeed. This is the man from AoA, just all things amplified a bit. We have seen him roaring in bestial rage and tearing metal things apart when Jace interfered with his plans. I agree with Jay's words - he is cool and all, when he is on the top, and very quickly falls into rage tantrums when he is not, and under pressure.

    It is also the final nail to Test of Metal's coffin concerning canonicity....

    Tezzeret and Thassa are examples of hot-headed Blue characters.


    Also Chiyo, the crazy soratami woman who was really pissed towards Toshi....
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    posted a message on Kamigawa Book Characters
    Eiganjo, Minamo - yes.

    The soratami city above Minamo is in fact called Otawara. Oboro could be a palace in Otawara, though.

    Shinka appears, but just as the name of Hidetsugu's dwelling (cave), definitely not the keep on the card.

    I really do not know we can identify Tendo as the Heart of Frost, as the location was not a bridge at all, if I recall correctly.

    Yeah, I am a big nerd when it comes to Kamigawa novels. These were the first Magic books I translated into Czech Smile
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    posted a message on Kamigawa Book Characters

    Thank you for pointing these out. Damn, my Kamigawa character deck now needs more cards it has no room for. I may sadly have to remove cards like Masako, who doesn't appear in the story (I think) to make room. Does Seshiro himself appear at all in the books? Or just his offspring Sachi and Sosuke?


    Just Sosuke and Sachi. Masako is mentioned by Konda, I think, when Michiko is shown the night of her birth and the theft of TWWT. I am not sure she is "seen", though, and definitely she has not a speaking role there.

    If you guys think of more please let me know. Need to be certain I have all character cards from the books.

    EDIT: I'm assuming the "twins" mentioned in the books are the Brothers Yamazaki, correct?


    Yes, definitely. It is also described how one of them (Shujiro) got the neck arrow wound, and only thanks to Bonds of Ice and Firewe knew that he actually survived.
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