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  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising- Lore and Story
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    @sormaro They mentioned a few times the roil was always apart of Zendikar but the eldrazi presence made go into the out of control and chaotic state it is in now and it might be stuck like this or take while for it to calm down. As Zendikar is a more "alive" than other planes makes sense it always have the, to use thier comparison, an immune system that would act when something was messing with it.
    As with far too many things they were annoyingly inconsistent about the Roil when Zendikar first came out. The books specifically say that there was a time in Zendikar's history where there was no Roil and it was the coming of the Eldrazi that started it. While another source from the same time says what you said. The Roil was always there but the Eldrazi made it worse.

    One of the key reasons Nissa sets the Eldrazi free is because Anowan tells her it would end the Roil. Sorin says that it wouldn't and they should all stop being stupid children and listen to the only adult around, himself.


    If you mean "In the Teeth of Aksum" they said its not canon (along with Quest for Karn and Test of Metal).
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Full set reveal
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    What I’m surprised at is no manlands besides Crawling Barrens


    The MDFC that where part creature, part land played ended up taking up that room.
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  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising- Lore and Story
    @sormaro They mentioned a few times the roil was always apart of Zendikar but the eldrazi presence made go into the out of control and chaotic state it is in now and it might be stuck like this or take while for it to calm down. As Zendikar is a more "alive" than other planes makes sense it always have the, to use thier comparison, an immune system that would act when something was messing with it.

    And to be fair they did say Emeria, The Sky Ruin was skyclave so while they being ancient Kor fortresses is new is was an aspect of the world that was kinda there already, just very underplayed as I think all we knew is that the merfolk named after Emeria.


    Thought for this week
    -@Mullerornis I think your dead on with the theme of this story being guilt between the main 3 walkers.

    -The foreshadowing of the cleric and wizard aren't in the trailer.

    -Interesting to see how planeswalkers are being more common knowledge due to the results of the eldrazi and Bolas. Zendikar, Kaladesh, Amonkhet and Ravnica all have major leader knowing about walkers.

    -Playing a game based on story and adventures against any planeswalker with a month of being sparking is a losing game, against a old walker? He gonna lose.

    -Hmm was Nahiri talking about Innistrad or War of the Spark when she talked about Sorin.

    -Timeline-wise I think tis safe to guess Nahiri was born into the Ancient Kor so I'm guesses thats where a lot of her "what I think it best is best".

    -Hmm so Jace wanted to find Chandra and bring her but couldn't find her. !)Where is she and 2/3) he is not helping or working with Teferi/Ajani and Karn or bother looking for Kaya?

    -Ah never mind he did send out ping to the rest and couldn't find them.

    -haha Jace said the tagline

    Well the story is feeling like its moving at a fast rate (each part could be fleshed out) but I don't think its a bad think to say I want more and we are only getting 5 chapters to tell the main story.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Charix, the Raging Isle
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    Why THE EVER LOVING HELL was Zendikar ever afraid of the Eldrazi when they had THIS THING lying around????


    Kiora thought the same thing with Lorthos. May he rest in his many cut up pieces.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Nahiri's Binding— The Loregoyfs preview
    Just seal Jace off for a few years' worth of sets please Nahari.
    It's time for a new mono-blue planeswalker to get some time in the limelight.


    Unless you count War of the Spark (which I kinda don't in a way since it had 37 walkers) we haven't had a Jace card since Ixalan and before that Innistrad. We haven't been seeing him except every few years already.

    He also hasn't been in any of the new core sets, its been Teferi, Tezzeret and Yangling. EDIT: and in the last year Will Kenrith as a mono-blue main character in Eldraine.
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  • posted a message on [ZKR] - Scute Swarm - LRRMTG Preview
    Love this design really cool and subtle.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Ondu Inversion//Ondu Skyruins— Card Kingdom preview
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    strictly worse hour of revelation since its 2 or should i say 5 cheaper than this is what I see here but the good part is that it's a land on the other so easier to put in edh decks


    Planar Cleansing is the base for this effect. And I find Planar Cleansing a bit too much to pay sometimes.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Nahiri's Binding— The Loregoyfs preview
    Jace just isn't gonna be having a fun time here huh?
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Maddening Cacophony— ChannelFireball preview
    Okay thats funny cause I though this was a double post on the red MDFC land this is referencing lol.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Mothership 9/7— Forsaken Monument
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    Finally, some Eldrazi stuff in this. I knew they wouldn't be in the set, as much as I wanted them too, but just acknowledging that they existed on Zendikar is good enough for me.


    You know it was one of the photos teased on zendikar

    No, I did not know that. I will say this set seems to be ignoring that an apocalyptic event happened on the plane not that long ago, probably less than a few years in story time, but maybe they discussed that in some article as to why we are spending so much time in the sky this time.


    Guess depends on how you connected you want it, but from lore a lot of the conflict is based on the eldrazi aftermath. Nahiri's whole goal is to stop the roil as is it a reminder of the eldrazi influnce on the plane and her failure to protect the plane by getting the for artifact(s) in the ruins. The sky ruins only activated since the only one left in the air (Emeria, the Sky Ruin) had been guarded by angels who left to deal with the eldrazi and explorers activates them.

    They also mention Drana and the vampires struggling as Drana is the only blood chief (the only kinda of zendikar vampire that can make more vampires) left after the eldrazi whipped them out and is struggling to figure out how her people will survive.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Skyclave Relic—Commander's Quarters preview
    Oh thats a really nice mana rock.
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  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising- Lore and Story
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    Not a lot happened, but it was a nice introduction to two characters we are going to see for a large part of the Zendikar Rising arc, so it's good. I liked it.

    The short flashbacks to the battle at seagate highlight for me the fact that Magic story telling at its core works best as vignettes, rather than continous storylines following the same five planeswalkers. The descriptions of Zareth's and Akiri's experiences at seagate had more atmosphere and feeling than any of Gideon's "I whip my hair back and forth" and Nissa's "Zendikar is crying!" segments, like by a magnitude. The multiverse is a setting of countless worlds, and as a result of countless stories. They need to be told from the perspective of its countless peoples, not someone who's just passing through.

    For the same reason my absolute favourite story (installment) from Amonkhet was the one with the multiple vignettes showing how the Amonkheti survive (or not survive) the onslaught of the eternals. That is where magic storytelling shines the most. The other chapters focusing on the gatewatch were largely not memorable.

    Too bad these two characters are all gonna die...

    Don't be too sure about this. We haven't seen Akiri die on-screen. And she is a master line-slinger.


    Moreover, not everything from the trailers really happened in the story, right?

    For example, garruk never went on his hungry rampage on Eldraine, and the Gingerbread Man still lives. Possibly.


    They have said the trailers lean to non-canon as they want it to show off the themes and feel of the set, with all the trailers having different degrees of matching what happens;

    War of the Spark is looser but all the events happen in some way.

    Eldraine is totally non-canon.

    Theros BD Trailer is hard to tell since we don't have any prose but you can see it as a nightmare Ashiok is giving Elspeth.

    Ikoria is iffy since it could have happened off screen but nothing backs up it did.


    My guess is similar event will happen in Zendikar but might 1 for 1, (heck the first story could be seen as a version of the trailer with Nissa and the elemental swapped in).

    As for Akiri unless we "see" a body I'm not convinced anyone is dead in mtg.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Journey into Oblivion — Casual Magic preview
    This is just a bit too much. This effect should be 2-3 mana normally and I get tacking on an extra mana on cost reduction effect but you'd need 2 or 3 creature just to get it down to what it should be. Should be 3W, worst than typical removal like this normally, fair if you have a party creature, getting a discount with 2-3 party creatures.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Malakir Rebirth///Malakir Mire— RobBubble preview
    Ya those are Nulls, Zendikar zombies. They are formed when a non-blood chief zendikar vampires tries to sire one.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Leyline Tyrant— Brian Kibler preview
    Plays well with Irencrag Feat.
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