Quote from SyphonHow, pray tell? Neowalkers CANNOT take others with them across the planes. Not one, let alone entire populations. Of course, they CANNOT do such a thing for as long as it doesn't get in the way of merfolk getting shoehorned in.
Quote from brasswireWe don't even know for sure yet that the Merfolk weren't on Ravnica all along in hiding. So whether or not a neo-walker could have brought them there is immaterial. And if they are new arrivals, they got there somehow. Speculating that Kiora is involved is not the same thing as saying that she planeswalked them there personally.
Quote from JivanmuktaYou're assuming most people understand the lore before they make baseless speculations about it. They don't.
Quote from Metallix87My theory is still that the Simic created the Ravnica Merfolk via genetic mutation while we were away from the plane. Makes sense, and doesn't ruin the story.
Quote from cryogen »I hope for a you ban.
Quote from JivanmuktaAnything that happens "while we were away" that is a major plotpoint absolutely does ruin the story. It's impossible to become invested in a story you missed half of.
Quote from Metallix87How, exactly? We've been gone for hundreds of years. I'm sure we'll be caught up on what's happened since then when we start getting more information on the story.
Quote from JivanmuktaBecause it is bad storytelling to have to explain the past instead of showing what happens. Show not tell is how storytelling works.
Quote from SyphonIt's not "immaterial" , as you say. It is very important. It influences a lot of the background. Why were they hiding? Where were they hiding? Why come out now? Etcetera, etcetera.
Quote from Goldnight"s BladeCURSE YOU HATTEROFMAD!!!
Quote from brasswireI give up. You're right, we shouldn't speculate that Kiora is involved with the Merfolk on Ravnica in any way, because she can't carry other beings with her between planes, even though the Merfolk were probably on Ravnica all along. Yep makes sense.
Quote from SyphonMaybe I should start adding tags to my posts.
I was, for the sake of argument, going along with the supposition that there were merfolk on Ravnica all along. If we were going to assume that that was the case, the things I mentioned before are very important to their story.
Quote from Sam ParkerThat only matters to a small (but vocal) percentage of the Magic community though. A lot of players who weren't around for the first go at Ravnica won't even ask why/ how/ where. A lot of people who WERE around simply won't care.
It's not something I like, since I'm an avid storyline-monger. It's something I've come to realize though.
Quote from krishnathConsidering that Ravnica has both Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (in addition to very spacious sewers) and is a rather large plane from what we know, it is not unreasonable to assume that the plane is home to several types of creatures we did not know of previously, merfolk included.
Also, from what we can see from the newly revealed artwork (apparently showing the various guild leaders), at least some of the Ravnican merfolk are associated with the Simic guild.
Quote from jonnybgood23Niv-Mizzet can "planeswalk" without a spark
Quote from Lbolt187If sparks can be transferred then can they be stolen as well?
Quote from GreenlexlutherSylar, Hunter of Planeswalkers?
Quote from Lbolt187Lol...nice callback to heros.
Seriously, Niv-Mizzet steals Jace's spark.
I just want people who redraft to admit this:
"I can't draft objectively unless I am able to guarantee that I receive at least 3 rares. I am also better than most average/new players so I want to make sure that I get the best rares and they end up with worse ones. I care more about the monetary value of cards than actually playing the game for decent prizes."