Quote from GuessworkThe Call
You want to know about the Kami War? Well... which one?
The first one was a small thing, the bloody aftermath to a kidnapping. It began in one frayed end of this world and ended in that same frayed end. Among its casualties were a daimyo and a god. But, the great plane of Kamigawa has always been abundant with both daimyos and gods. Some shrines vanished, but new ones arose. Some that arose were much more terrifying than anything which came before. Consult with the spirits of your great-great-grandfather's great-great-grandfathers. The time after the First Kami War was a dark time, not one of peace.
Shall we speak of Oboro's betrayal? Again... which one? The Soratami were agents in the First War and aggressors in the Second. Now their Gallery of Mirrors lies shattered, and their Soulcarvers fled beyond the clouds, shamed to who-knows-where. Some say that the moon shines darker now, due to their absence. All the more reason to travel by day.
Are these not the legends you wanted to hear? What else can I offer you?
What more can be said about the Oni?
That since the Soratami fled in cowardice, the Oni have tormented us with such ferocious cruelty for so many centuries that even the Shogun ceased to keep records of the dead from his ranks? That the Oni decimation of the Orochi tribes was so extreme, so near completion, that the snakes now shun names in honor of the never-hatched who cannot be named? That, through the utter vileness of the Oni, even the ogres who once served the Oni in blood slavery now rise against them in retribution? What is there that you have not heard?
The Call? Some say it is a child's story.
An immortal young woman and her spirit companion, they say. Two sisters who walk as one, with one foot in the Utsushiyo and one in the Kakuriyo, they say. Hidden saviors who whisper secrets about the Oni, they say. The generals of a clandestine war, traveling Kamigawa in silence, to recruit the truest and most faithful warriors. Warriors who will wage a final battle against the powers of darkness, and right the broken magic of Kamigawa forever. That to hear their call is to believe their cause, whether the listener is made of spirit or flesh.
I say, to know of The Call is to be Called. The Sisters have reached out to you this day!
Quote from MajoraXThe explanation is simple: mortals trample; Gods annihilate.
Quote from SecretInfiltratorIt's weird how the card is not white; one of the sisters is and the other seems likely to be as well, both their fathers were, and what they (used to?) represent is white as well...
Quote from chaosof99but it seems that you simply tossed a lot aside for no real reason
Quote from chaosof99Then tell me what they are, because as it appears now there don't seem to be any and I can't find what they are and this thread here doesn't really tell me what they could be.
Quote from chaosof99I'm also not about to go hunt through a hundred different threads for an answer which quite frankly should be the very first thing in this thread, the thread about your set. The central hub of information and the central point of discussion about everything involving your set.
Quote from chaosof99It's also not that you owe me or anybody any answers. I am just interest because I find it so bizarre. But I would question myself if I were designing a set and was unable to actually justify my decisions to the people who come questioning them. That's really the purpose of having a thread in the first place, isn't it?
Quote from helterskelterI, too, am not going to go through a couple dozen threads to track down card comments and catch up on all the designs you have put together so far. If there isn't a post with the cards sorted into some kind of drop-down spoiler, I'm probably not going to have that much interest in keeping up on all the new comments of every micro thread you post in the custom card forum, plus checking back here to get updates on macro-type decisions for the set's direction.
Quote from aver6080this is really fantastic! nice job, cant wait to see it finished! will report back with feedback
Quote from DerenathorBig fan of the set, you did an amazing job on the story!
I do hope to see Moonfolk return from wherever it is they went, as they are probably my favourite blue tribe ever