Quote from hyalapterouslemur »Why not just use ferocious for Alara? (Also, they need to separate some of their Tarkir factions from their Alara factions thematically moar.)
As for Elspeth, she's dead, but yes, in the underworld. The question is how she can escape and keep her identity (and her spark)? Actually, now that I think about it, what happens to a dead planeswalker's spark? I mean, Venser transferred his spark to Karn, so at least we won't have Phyrexians reclaiming his corpse, resurrecting him, and learning how to planeswalk. (Though a card with a name like Venser the Tormented would be awesome.)
since venser is my favorite planeswalker i am still hoping for exactly that, a revived zombie planeswalker in esper colors!