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  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
    And we can finally say it, The Raven Man is Lim-Dul and he has been trying to make Liliana into a vessel to be reborn in, a link in a chain of necromancers on Dominaria since the practice started on the plane.

    Also answers a question I had of if Liliana (or any mage) could use necromancy to control phyrexians, which is yes but they have to actively fight to keep control over them.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
    I'm enjoying Karn as a protagonist and the evolved sleepers are horrifying, the fact they don't even know they been compleated means they don't need to act to get in close to targets and hard to sort them out as they likely get around truth and mind magics.

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    So they have a hard time believe karn but then teferi steps in and mentions jin on kamigawa and Vorinclex on kaldheim…and they instantly believe him…man karn can't get a break. (And worse teferi didn't even tell that tezzert is the source with the planar bridge)



    I think it sadly plays into how Karn's personhood is often ignored. Timeline-wise I'm guessing the first episode and Karn being trapped took place during Kamigawa. Gonna guess as well that they didn't quite realize phyrexia could travel planes as Kaya was the one who saw vorinclex and dosen't know about the phyrexians and why Teferi might just asked Arlinn to keep an eye out for them vs asking her right out for help.

    It also seems Teferi already suspects that planeswalkers might now able to be compleated*.

    That said I do wonder who told Teferi about Phyrexia on Kamigawa and Tamiyo being captured but didn't bring up Tezzeret, I'd think the Wanderer or Kaito would have said that.

    *and keep their spark.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
    I like them showing that Sheoldred is just the humanoid bits and her scorpion was something she could pop out of. The art is very H.R. Giger which is very appropriate.

    Also can the lore people just let Karn be happy for once, poor golem can't catch a break.

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    oh and Rona is already working with new phyrexia so clearly one clue for brothers war of being canon somehow (sheoldred has plans for karn according to Rona and I’m sure it’s not to trap him nor compleat him (jins instructions he created).)


    Yeah makes sense that Rona and other modern phyrexia lovers would be willing to jump on board to truly be compleated.

    I do wish we knew how canon "Quest for Karn" is since Karn should be immune to being compleated (again) and wonder if that is all Phyrexia has in store for him.

    I've been thinking that planeswalkers might be turned into planar gates for phyrexia and seemly Vorniclex putting a "seed" in Tibalt and the info we got the leaks makes that more certain for me.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [DMU] A First Look at Dominaria United
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    Hold the phone it looks like the professor is once again gave a wrong on a prediction on no sagas

    Their might be sagas in dominaria United

    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/691356624486596608/hey-mark-i-just-listened-to-your-podcast-about

    Mark is proud on a upcoming one he made


    Why'd the professor think there wouldn' be sagas? It was the most successful mechanic from Dominaria (the set).


    he thought kamigawa neon dynasty was a road block because we already got them there.


    Well this isn't specific on which set it’s in but it’s logical domnaria United because it was introduce there in 2018 and also the “Historic” mechanic.


    They've been doing them once a year for a bit now, bound to have them come closer together at some point unless they wanted to exclusively release them in winter.

    I could maybe see Brothers' War wanting them, but they could easily do Brothers' War related sagas in Dominaria United too, like they did The Antiquities War.


    Maro has said saga are deciduous, they won't show up in every set but they are a tool that design *can* put into any set (like hybrid cards). For saga in practical they tend to want to use them on planes that have a "history" that the players can "get" what the saga is about (so likely returning planes) and often planes that have a theme that work well with sagas. So far the only set that didn't fit this is Kaldheim but the word saga is nordic (was a name for the goddess of stories) and they felt it fit the top design of viking/norse mythology world (Saga is a nordic world and is the name of the nordic god of storytelling.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
    Sorry for this info being tardy, they showed off important dates for the set and relevant dates for vorthos;

    August 10-18th: Dominaria United Story
    August 16th: Worldbuidling Video
    August 18th: Dominaria United debut video and previews begin, along with Wizard Presents*

    Wizards Presnets will be a streamed event that will cover a lot of magic and DnD stuff, I believe (but not 100%) this where we will get info on the 2023 sets.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on More previews and info for Unfinity — blogato live (photos)
    Watched the panel and Maro said name matters and art matter stuff is acorn only so stickers will function like ability counters and effects that change a creatures base power/toughness in eternal formats.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
    I am not okay, Ajani was my favorite walker and Tamiyo was number #2 so I'm hurt. But I knew Jaya and/or Ajani would not make it out whole as mentor figures. For all you who wanted stakes and characters being killed (or worst) you got your wish with this arc.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
    Three major spoilers for the Dominaria story have been leaked by an amazon PLEASE DON"T TALK ABOUT IT OUTSIDE OF SPOILER TAGS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO REMAIN UNSPOILED

    https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Visual-Guide-Annelli/dp/0744061059

    1 and 2) Under the Chandra section it spoils that Jaya will be killed by a Compleated Ajani.

    3) Liliana finds out that the Raven Man is Lim-Dul

    EDIT 4th spoiler possiblely for later on in the New Phyrexia arc;
    We get to see that New Phyrexia as reformed Mirrodin into 9 spheres like old phyrexia. The 9th layer is list as "Seedcore: An incubation chamber for New Pyrexia's Invasion Tree Realmbreaker". Looks like this possiblely why Vorniclex went to Kaldheim to get a sample of the world tree that now New Phyrexia is planning uses to connect planes similar to the world tree connection the realms of Kaldheim.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
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    Def glad to have any sort of confirmation that Sheoldred is actually alive! However, I don't see how Sheoldred could compleat Braids since she's been long dead, like Pre-Mending dead. The vibe I got from the Braids art was that she was being summoned back from dementia space by the Cabal cultists she's draining. Before she died, Braids was hopping in and out of dementia space to "climb" out of a chasm Karona created when the False God slammed the ground back together, burying Braids and hundreds of others alive. She retreated into dementia space as she ran out of air, and that was the last we saw of her. So I'm hoping this art means she's just been chilling in another dimension until the Cabal ritualed her out. Cannot wait to see what she does!


    I'm wondering if she wasn't been dethroned and when to Dominaria looking for remains of old phyrexia to rebuild.

    Seemly Jared and Dihaha are alive and we might get a planeswalker sub-theme to go along with the legends theme if we see all 10 walkers in the Jaya and Teferi cycle show up on cards.

    Jared and Dihada are as alive as Ramirez DePietro, I bet. ...And Ramirez is now an undead spirit according to Ghost of Ramirez DePietro. ...And Ramirez gets a new card this Commander set as a living pirate.


    Except Ramirez is looking like he is in the prime of life while both Jared and Dihada are looking older then we have seen implying to me that they survived up to The Mending.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria United Story, Worldbuilding and Lore
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    Def glad to have any sort of confirmation that Sheoldred is actually alive! However, I don't see how Sheoldred could compleat Braids since she's been long dead, like Pre-Mending dead. The vibe I got from the Braids art was that she was being summoned back from dementia space by the Cabal cultists she's draining. Before she died, Braids was hopping in and out of dementia space to "climb" out of a chasm Karona created when the False God slammed the ground back together, burying Braids and hundreds of others alive. She retreated into dementia space as she ran out of air, and that was the last we saw of her. So I'm hoping this art means she's just been chilling in another dimension until the Cabal ritualed her out. Cannot wait to see what she does!


    I'm wondering if she wasn't been dethroned and when to Dominaria looking for remains of old phyrexia to rebuild.

    Seemly Jared and Dihaha are alive and we might get a planeswalker sub-theme to go along with the legends theme if we see all 10 walkers in the Jaya and Teferi cycle show up on cards.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [B&R] Alchemy Ban July 5th
    People actually listen to that incoherent mess of a youtube?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2X2] Monastery Mentor, Jeskai Ascendancy, and Prowess cards — Weekly MTG previews
    Cute they kept in the promos the fact that Young Pyromancer grows up to be Seasoned Pyromancer. Wonder if they keep being a fan of Chandra, would make sense as the promo art are Kaladesh flavor.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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