The Vorthos Guide to Magic: The Gathering
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Welcome back to Archive Trap, the unofficial guide to Magic: the Gathering. Today we will dive in to Alara's story... and it amazes even me that it took more than 5,000 words to get here! Alara's lore is really dense, so in Part I we took a look at the world building of each plane. In Part II we talked about the characters and the backstory of the plane itself. Today we will dive into the story of a Nacatl pariah you might know: Ajani Goldmane. The Ajani we meet in Alara Unbroken is not the same figure we know and love. Alara actually takes place before his first planeswalker card, before he was considered the wise mentor he is commonly thought of as today. This Ajani is angry, he is ostracized by his tribe and even hunted by humans because of the color of his fur. When his world is turned upside down one fateful night, he goes on a quest for vengeance and leaves several bodies in his wake.