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  • posted a message on Characters in the "Final Battle" against bolas
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from Boyachi »
    I don’t think “the final battle” is happening very soon, mostly because we are missing a few big planeswalker a: Sorin Markov and Elspeth Tirel. They reminded us recently that Sorin is still stuck in the wall and to my knowledge Ajani has yet to return to Theros to Rescue Elsepth from the underworld, as that is how that plane deals with “death”.
    True the might have forgotten about Elspeth like they forgot about Garruk (who would be the next “big bad” as last we saw him he was hunting planeswalker), but the fact they reminded us about Sorin means there are plans for him.


    Garruk was cured


    He wasn't, he was turning into a demon until you/Jace? stop the transformation but Garruk is still cursed and now reveals in the power it gives him, locking him into being GB.
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/ur/monster-2014-08-20

    and forgoten after M14-M15 and the (last) Duel of Planeswalkers game(2015).


    I really don't get people who are staying this, how has Garruk forgotten?
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Who are the Guild Leaders for Ravnica Allegiances???
    Quote from leslak »
    I don't like that Domri would be the leader for the Gruul (maybe just giving advice for our favorite cyclops could be a thing). If they did like a Giant Planeswalker that won against borbo i would be ok with that.


    Well the Gruul also don't have a real structure, Borborygmos is the most powerful and angerest of the clan leaders (which also include Ruric Thar) and the closest thing the gruul have to a guild master, but they could simply have Bolas help Domri become a leader of a rival clan and just call him "guild master" for the cycle without Domri killing off Borborygmos.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    My thought is Kaya is, like Vraska, an assassin and will do whatever she is paid to do. Kaya has a moral center but if she doesn't know Bolas is evil and he hires her to kill the Obzedat, I bet she would and seeing how corrupt the ghosts are wouldn't have an issue.

    And this me having no hard evidence but I also wonder if Kaya is from Ravnica and from an Orzhov family. She mentions in her pov story she is from a noble family but have had a falling out and her clothing also seems kinda urban and won't seem out of place on Ravnica.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    From what has been hinted its Azorius wtih Dovin from the stream, Orzhov with Kaya from stuff revealing Kaya is around and she is able to kill ghosts and Gruul with Domri since its hinted at he is on plane and I'd find it odd that they would mention he was on plane without a card.*

    *I know walkers can be in the story without a card, but considering Domri hasn't gotten a card in years I think its likely he would get one.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Magic Comic Book from IDW Featuring Chandra
    Quote from Dom4419 »
    Not necessarily, they also show Bolas and Tezzeret.


    True but both Tezzeret and Bolas are characters who have played a huge role in her life, which makes Kaya placement odd unless its a nod to her being a gatewatch member (or a big villain on Ravnica but how they have been setting her up I see Kaya more a hero than a villain).


    Who is the one above Ajani? Elspeth maybe?


    People have guess Pia.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Magic Comic Book from IDW Featuring Chandra
    Two more covers have been shown;
    https://previewsworld.com/Article/219149-Pyro-Power-In-Magic-The-Gatherings-Chandra
    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/10/17/turtles-ponies-ghostbusters-kyle-baker-black-panther-idw-january-2019-solicitations/


    The cover the second shows Kaya, really driving that she is gonna be a gatewatch member

    And the third shows the villain for the first arc, the return of Tibalt.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Story up and we got a Izzet one;
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/testing-dark-waters-2018-10-17

    -I already like these sides to the guides, the Izzet sewer worker and a laid back mushroom eating golgari

    - Ravnica has sewer sirens which look like rats but can't hurt you unless you put your hand in their mouths. Also sewer eels.

    -A note to the main plot, the Izzet higher ups have been putting a lot of pressure on the lower members to make more and bigger discoveries.

    -Again pacing seems to be a bit fast.

    -Wow this turned dark fast.

    Overall nice little story, total didn't except the turns it took, but I really liked the world build of these stories. I wish they would/ could do two sets of stories a week, ones like these the world build and ones the focus more on the plot.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Quote from KarnTerrier »
    Second, I'm concerned that even if we do get an actual story, it won't match up to the story in the novel. They've made similar mistakes in the past, with the events described in the fat pack booklets or the art books contradicting the events we see in the actual fiction. It's not unreasonable to think they'll make a similar mistake here, except this time it'll be the novel that takes precedence over the web stories in terms of the MtG canon, rather than the web stories taking precedence over the supplemental materials. So we might still need to read the book in order to see the true canonical ending to this years-long storyline.


    On that note Greg Weisman is writing both the web fiction and novels so that should keep things a little more cleaner with continuity.

    I'm gonna wait and see what story content is in what before I decide. Too many times people jump to conclusions and then end up angry over nothing.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    Quote from Serberus_08 »
    Vikings would be kinda cool, but then that also is probably similar, mythos-wise, to Trakir.


    ...how?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on As much as I like them trying to put some more focus back on the story, were "story spotlight" cards really necessary?
    Quote from NGW »
    I mean, do they really think we're too dumb to know what's a key moment in the story without a giant planeswalker watermark and a note at the bottom of the card pointing it out to us?


    Other way around, people where complaint during BtZ and SoI that the story spotlights weren't clear enough showing wizards that they need some sort of signal for them.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    The first story is up and it has a preface about what the stories will be like;
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/under-cover-fog-2018-10-10

    Over the next five weeks, Magic Story will be exploring the Ravnica that gets overlooked when the Big Story (not TM) starts cataclysmic upheavals and reordering the cosmic nature of things. These stories are about the people who make up Ravnica, who make up the guilds, and who sometimes don't get the attention they deserve when a giant, genius dragon tries to manipulate the fate of a Multiverse. There's more story to come, but to learn more about the direction of Magic Story and the constellation of what we've got coming up, check out this article from yesterday. Otherwise, enjoy this look at Ravnica.


    -Its looks like they are waiting a bit later to do the main storyline. While this kinda sounds like filler, I'm gonna wait and see the stories detail.

    -And today it looks like a Dimir story.

    -Again wizards trying to show off more accepts of the colors/guilds, we have a Dimir agent who isn't evil or wanting power but just wants to help his family.

    -Interesting looks like we might be getting more story only art with the art of the Dimir agent.

    -I like the scene between the minotaur wife and the thief, funny and tense all at once.

    -The pacing in this story went fast and hope it just for the need to add everything than a reflection on Nicky Drayden.

    -Overall nice little story for the Dimir, I think it had a few telling instead of showing moments and pacing at the end but I like the world building for the Dimir.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Some news about how the magic story is going forward, to sum up;
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/what-expect-magic-story-2018-10-09

    -They are looking to expand and play with magics stories through different mediums.

    -Exploring worlds that aren't the focus of the current card set. This also lets them do more with the stories since they aren't bound by the needs of the set.

    -Reminder that Greg Weisman is writing two novels about the Gatewatch/Bolas conflict and a comic featuring Chandra by Vita Ayala and art by Harvey Tolibao will be out next month.

    -Announcing that Greg Weisman will also write the web fiction for Milk as well.

    -Finally Jay Annelli or Jay13x on here who has worked hard to bring us sourced story summaries and keeping track of the story through out the years, as been brought in as a consultant to help keep continuity.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Quote from Urabrask »
    Ral
    -It's stated that he noticed something terrible is about to happen on Ravnica and that he will do anything to protect it. This seems to further what Command the Storm already indicated, that Ral does not seem to be under control from anyone, as far as he is aware, which makes Bolas statement from Amonkhet even stranger.


    Very possible that Ral dosnt know Bolas full plans like Vraska. Bolas is gathering walkers on Ravnica it seems and its helpful that the guilds he's controlling have walkers who he could also trap on Ravnica.


    Etrata
    -She is not interested in what is going on right now on Ravnica, not even in the Dimir gaining power
    -Her only interest seems to be, being the best spy in Ravnica
    -She thinks of Lazav as the previous generation of the Dimir and longs for the day where his dossier shows up on her hit list


    I like this, a Dimir agent who doesn't seem totally evil.

    Tajic
    -After he was arrested for his partnership with Teysa he was freed by Aurelia
    -He now thinks that there is no peace to be gained between the guilds, as long as the guildmasters are uninterested in the rule of law

    Aurelia
    -Is now a bit less of a warmonger, she wants to bring the people justice, true justice not just the enforcement of law as the Azorius do it
    -She wants a fair equitable relationship between all people on Ravnica
    -It is indicated, that Gideon has left some kind of impression on her, which party led to her change in philosophy


    Interesting to see how these characters have switch. Also I keep forgetting Gideon was with the Boros for a time.

    Emmara
    -She believes they need a replacement for the living guildpact and that all guild leaders should meet to discuss a peace accord


    Cold but very true.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Quote from Chalsis »
    -I have a hard time believing that Gorgons are the most downtrodden of Golgari. The Sisters of Stone Death ruled as tyrants for at least over a century (I don't have the book on hand to see exactly how long.) If they are downtrodden now, then this is a totally new development in the guild. Speaking of which, Ludmilla is still alive. Where is she?.


    Well the Sisters Of Stone Death hadn't been ruling the guild for the last 60+ years.

    Also since Jarad is a Devkarin elf, makes sense the Devkarin became the more powerful group then the Teratogens and it seem like current day the Teratogens are the oppressed ones in reversal of what it was like with SoSD.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Changes to Evergreen? I.E. Where is Prowess?
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    They probably took out Prowess for GRN because it would conflict with the spellslinging concept Izzet has; same way Scry was omitted because it would interfere/overlap with Surveil.

    At least that's how I see it now.

    'buster


    Thats what Maro has said;
    http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/178579451293/why-is-there-no-prowess-in-grn-the-whole-izzet
    http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/178389285603/hey-mark-what-exactly-is-the-problem-with
    Posted in: Speculation
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