yeah I think the "hero of Dominaria" basically just means he'll be the hero representing Dominaria going forward, not that he did anything super-special to earn the title.
Welles is certainly making an effort to inform us that Liliana has changed and Gideon sees some good in her. It's almost like something bad is going to happen to her so we're supposed to feel some sort of sympathy. maybe I'm off-base.
and yes, we're almost at the end of the Dominaria story and the demon is still not presented as a serious threat. heck, the frog demon thing seems like a bigger challenge right about now.
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May 18, 2018Pir and Toothy Previewed here, if it helps any.Posted in: Magic Storyline
May 17, 2018Okay, looks like the lineup we got is the lineup we're going to have.Posted in: Storyline Speculation
Karn is sticking around for the ride, and MaRo confirmed that there will be no Squee. with only two stories left, unless something drastic happens, I don't expect anybody new to jump aboard.
May 16, 2018the buddy-buddy relationship between Shanna and Raff is classic. Kinda reminds me of Tangarth and Squee. speaking of which...no Minotaurs on the new Weatherlight crew? really?Posted in: Magic Storyline
Also, I'm wondering if Lili's new soul searching was inspired in any way by Jace's rather harsh treatment of her. It's easy to use, manipulate and discard people you don't really care about. but I imagine watching her bridge with Jace get burned to cinders might be a real come-to-Serra moment for good ole Lili.
May 16, 2018SLIMEFOOT! YAY!!!!!Posted in: Magic Storyline
Now the party can officially start.
"Because she agrees with us that it has to be done before we face Nicol Bolas again. I don't even know what you're asking me. Are you trying to find out why my first impulse isn't to use information given to me in strict confidence by one friend to manipulate another friend?"
"No, of course not!" Liliana strode away.
Slimefoot heard Gideon murmur, "Her capacity to lie to herself is almost infinite."
Wow. seems like Gideon knows Lili better than she knows herself. (although that doesn't seem to be much of an accomplishment).
May 11, 2018Quannage posted a message on Who, in the fallen Gatewatch, is still some-what loyal to their duties?Depends on what you think the Gatewatch should be focusing on right now. if the focus is Beating the Big Bad, then Jace and Ajani are still doing what they should be doing. Ajani is looking for allies to fight Bolas, and Jace is heading back to Rav with a focus on formulating a way to stop him. if the focus is helping whatever plane you're on at the time, then Lili is technically on task, because the biggest problem on Dominaria is Belzenok, which she just happens to be on a mission to seek and destroy. in Jace, Chandra and now Teferi you have the best of both scenarios. they are going after the Cabal, but the ultimate goal is to get strong enough to take another shot at Bolas. Gideon wants Liliana unfettered by her demon pacts so she can take on Bolas at full strength - and he also might want that blackblade. Chandra is using the Cabal mission as training so she can be better against Bolas. we don't know exactly why Teferi takes the oath yet, but I'm sure he's also eager for a rematch against Bolas.Posted in: Storyline Speculation
May 10, 2018Maybe this Cylix was the weapon decapitated Urza head was thinking about when he suggested the Weatherlight crew blow up half the plane to kill Yawgie?Posted in: Magic Storyline
Urza just happen to bury this artifact in Yavimaya? Close to the site where he ended the Brother's War with the Golgothian Sylex? You know assuming we go with Time Spiral updating the location from Argoth. While slapping a similar name on the object in Question? And said you know what Multani will protect it? That seems like a hell of a stream of coincidences to me.
Meanwhile Teferi had to go tomb raider for his artifact. I said Urza's last defense wasn't Oldwalker Proof but this one especially was not at all. You think Urza would put more protection on device capable of at least according to Karn destroying an entire plane.
And don't forget, Autumn, This Cylix was buried in Yavimaya, under the direct protection of Multani. without the help of two pyromancers and a time mage, Karn's attempts to get the Cylix would have been just as futile as Teferi's attempts to get his Urza artifact.
May 9, 2018The cylix spelling thing is prickly. I can remember it being spelled "Cylix" on certain pieces of media and "Sylex" on others. there was a huge debate, and much bloodletting over the issue back then, if I remember correctly.Posted in: Magic Storyline
the whole "timing" issue between Chandra's stay on Dominaria and Jace's return can be explained. remember, it took a bit longer than mere days for Jhoira to rebuild the Weatherlight and put the band back together. so from the time that Chandra bolted to find Jaya and her return, that time could have (in theory at least) have passed. Also, we have no evidence that time flows the same on Ixalan as it does on Diminaria. so 2 months on Ixalan could equate to less on Dominaria. it's possible.
May 9, 2018Roster update time: The Jace predictions were wrong, as he came and promptly left, probably heading to Ravnica for some Guildpacting. And he doesn't like Liliana anymore, but that's another thread.Posted in: Storyline Speculation
Jaya's now official, and she brought Chandra and Karn with her. the big question is whether Karn is going to stick around, or if he's going to go ahead and take that Cylix to new Phyrexia.
Also. Multani's back, but it doesn't look like he's interested in joining up.
May 3, 2018So with Digges now being gone (and the thread discussing that going waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the rails), do you think his absence will have a negative effect on MTG storytelling going forward? or if you weren't a fan of his influence, do you think things will improve now that he's gone?Posted in: Magic Storyline
May 2, 2018Cool story, introducing the other major players of the story (Jaya, Karn, Multani, Chandra...basically everyone but Squee), and confirming what a few of us suspected all along about Mother Luti. Quite a few of the predictions by this group have been spot on. hope this doesn't mean MTG storylines are getting to be too predictable.Posted in: Magic Storyline
Looks like Chandra is going to be hanging around longer than I expected. I actually thought she was just going to run into Jaya at Regatha, and send her to Dominaria while she continued training or something. yeah I know that sounds dumb, but that's what I thought.
Also, I just realized...they're bringing the old Weatherlight band back together...without a Minotaur? how they gonna disrespect Tangarth like that? I call foul.
Apr 30, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from Catherine Cook »Why is this "unsettling news"? It's an occupational choice. People make those all the time.
there's a chance, though, that the choice wasn't his to make.
MTG Creative has made a lot of strides under Digges. He'll be missed.
Apr 25, 2018To those who were arguing about Teferi settling down and starting a family, it looks like this story is your answer...or at the very least more fodder for debate.Posted in: Magic Storyline
It looks like Martha Welles was reading your minds...
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Oct 11, 2017Kamigawa is one of MTG's most beloved stories for a reason (actually, many reasons). Toshiro is a well-written, likeable antihero, and the war between Konda and O-Kagachi is suitably epic in scope. the books also do a great job of incorporating many of the cards from the set into the story.Posted in: Articles
Not to mention, much of the flavor text on the cards allude to a history of the war that the books can only scratch the surface of telling. It was a masterpiece, and this synopsis is a great way to bring those that missed the books up to speed.
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