I'm not sure if Olivia is lying about needing the Moonsilver Key or it actually will genuinely help her in the wedding. I'm very prone to thinking she's lying, but then I'm reminded that Sorin secured the Moonsilver Key for decades for some reason. Sorin keeping the Moonsilver Key in Markov property, so it stayed safe even after House Markov got attacked, smacks even more of Snape being appointed headmaster of Hogwarts now - both now feel like last-ditch attempts to keep some core property or principle safe, even as darkness and terror conquers everything around it, by posting someone with connections to the bad guys to guard it. I'm not sure how much of Sorin keeping the Moonsilver Key was him trying to get back in some vampires' favour and how much was him preventing the other, greedy vampires from grabbing it.
It's quite possible that we'll learn more of the backstory of the Moonsilver Key in Crimson Vow. Maybe it was involved in the creation of Avacyn after all....
In particular, Wizards says that Liesa has reformed from mana and her own essence "Perhaps due to her demonic dealings, or perhaps because of the shared nature of angels and demons". The reforming process took centuries, though. Wizards leaving it completely ambiguous and open about whether Bruna and Gisela can return in a similar fashion yet again.
Ludevic's bio also leaves it ambiguous whether his "final creation" involves stitching himself into it and Ludevic becoming a skaab that way...but Olag's earlier bio does not - Ludevic does not become Olag. Shame; the Showcase art version of their shared card was really leaning into the direction of Ludevic becoming Olag.
I love this part of Rem Karolus's bio, though: "Rem does not wish for a glorious end in battle. Let's be clear: Rem very much enjoys living. After all, the longer he lives, the more fights he gets to have. He's just looking for a little challenge." I think a lot of blood knights in fiction think like Rem.
Interesting implication in the New Characters of Midnight Hunt article: since Warren Betzold's first name is spelled "Warren" in that article and "Worrin" in the latest story, the conclusion that comes easiest to me is that Arlinn cannot spell Warren's name correctly. (The article already admits that Gisa has never bothered to learn Wilhelt's name correctly, so presumably, Arlinn could be following suit.)
Aw, it was very easy for me to agree with the assumption that Olag was who Ludevic stitched himself into as he ended up euthanizing himself and becoming a zombie, not Ludevic's last project who he's still alive to manage.
With Florian's blurb, Wizards has successfully managed to make a blood bank for (less violent) vampires sound horrific (at least IMO). I'm impressed.
There's quite a lot of speculation that the wedding will have Olivia Voldaren as the bride and Sorin Markov as the groom; the box art supports Olivia more than Sorin, IMO. What's the chance that Olivia will marry someone else instead? (I guess Runo Stromkirk could be the priest...or maybe even the groom.)