Grist was a request of one of our creative directors that went something like, "we have this new character we want to introduce, but she's very weird, so her card will probably be weird, so maybe Modern Horizons 2 is the right place to do it." Sold!
Grist is that one planeswalking insect queen confirmed?
...Might Grist be going to Innistrad with Wrenn (and possibly Seven) if we trust the Wrenn leaks in this year's Innistrad set packaging?
I'm actually impressed by how Wizards revealed basically nothing new about Grist in today's article that we couldn't infer from all card arts combined and Grist's rules text. (All Wizards revealed, as far as I can tell, is that other insects willingly follow Grist - and we could already infer that from the art.)
I guess I'm still buying the fanon theory that Grist is a very powerful planeswalking insect (influence- and maybe size-wise, think a planeswalking Zygarde Core), but Wizards has neither confirmed nor denied this.
I thought the most surprising part about today's article is that Piru and Chromium have children (e.g. Crosis). I guess that might have almost been expected, but based on what I've read about Chromium's personality, I thought Chromium would be the type to not want to have children.
I'm also a bit baffled about what Chromium sees in Piru. Maybe it's the complete lack of evidence that Piru has ever eaten humans?