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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Quote from Urabrask »

    This plane, book and mythos are just brilliantly remarkable. I just love Theros. Seriously that is one sweet myth, props to the authors for really delving deep into Greek-like stories to deliver such imaginative quality. If you encounter any myths like this from a certain blue female deity I admire (obsessed with), please don't hesitate to post them Grin


    Here are the ones I found under Thassa.

    Callaphe the False
    This is just the Bident story in its Theros version, in which it shattered, instead of being stolen.

    Dreams in the Deep
    Thassa secretly shares similar creative desires to Purphoros, Bored of the predictable creatures of the land and the sky, in the deepest ocean, she wills immortal dreams and nightmares into being. Those creatures are birthed in absolute dark, never knowing the sun, some suffer swift extinctions at the god’s whim. She doesn’t’ welcome sapient mortals in her maddening ateliers, unwilling to reveal her work until the creations are absolutely perfect.

    Thief’s Fate
    A mortal sailor once stole her bident to sink an enemy fleet. Enraged of the thievery she turned his family into eels. He tried to care for the eels, but they blamed him for their fate and disappeared into the sea, leavening him weeping on the shore.

    Every Tear the Sea
    “Few myths tell of those who escaped Thassa’s wrath. This isn’t one of them. When the infamous explorer Rasiao failed to steal one of Thassa’s Tidelock Pearls, wave-controlling treasures protected by vicious mollusks, she spent years avoiding the waves before finding her way back to the mainland. Although she’d failed to abscond with one of Thassa’s treasures, she’d avoided the sea god’s wrath, a claim she valued more preciously than gold. For years, Rasiao lived far from ocean or river, making her home in the driest reaches of Theros. She lived a long life, but on one trip to Akros to resupply and brag, she drowned in a bowl of ox stew. Those who found Rasiao discovered a pearl, too large to pass her lips, lodged in her mouth. Fearing further reprisal, Rasiao’s daughters committed their mother’s body to the Deyda River and Thassa’s clutches. The explorer’s daughters never forgot that just as countless drops make the sea, so too is every raindrop, tear, and cup part of Thassa’s domain.” - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    There is also one for Reviving Melody under the Erebos myths.

    Menelaia’s Song
    "Long ago, a master lyrist named Menelaia mourned her lover, Pero. She entered the Winter Nexus, a cave on the edge of Setessa that leads to the Underworld, and played a love song to lure Pero’s soul back to the mortal world. When Erebos saw this, he became furious, and he extended his whip to draw both of the lovers back. But Menelaia was beloved of Nylea, and that god blocked Erebos’s whip with vines. The two lovers lived long lives together. Erebos had the last word, however, tormenting both of the lovers in the Underworld. To this day, this turn of events plagues Nylea, who seeks a way to bring the lovers peace." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros
    Very interesting! Thank you so much for sharing this. Do you mind posting a screen shot (or PMing it) of the False Callaphe story? I'm really interested in seeing the details of how Theros interpreted the Bident theft story.

    The idea that they believed it shattered is very interesting. I like that. They don't understand that Kiora planeswalked away with it, and Thassa herself probably came to that conclusion as well. I figured they'd think Kiora took it to the Underworld, or was an agent of Phenax, or something else. But this definitely is a good way to resolve the plane-bound confusion regarding the Bident, and a neat Greek-myth style approach in which the myth isn't exactly correct, but is still rooted in fact.

    So sea monsters truly are Thassa's children. I admire that she only releases her creations when they're perfect, as a Blue character this would be a priority. Would Serpent of Yawning Depths be an example of this, I wonder? Enchantment Sea Monsters seem right up the ally of a god creation.

    Ha, I love the pearl story. Thassa is so petty. Kiora truly got lucky at the last moment. If she hadn't been a planeswalker and summoned krakens Thassa had never seen, piquing her curiosity as a blue character, I doubt Thassa would have pinned rather than decapitated her outright.


    Your welcome Smile Just send you a pm regarding Thassa.

    It defiantly looks strange and big enough to be one of those creations.

    Just finished Keranos, here are a few interesting things about him.

    • The skull on his belt is a dragon’s skull
    • Of all the gods he gets along the best with Thassa. He enjoys her love of ancient lore, introspection, and compley patterns. They sometimes talk for days, debating the flaws of ancient sophistries and discussing the meaning of the stars
    • Another relationship he has is with Purphoros, for the combination of his inspiration with Purphoros passion brought for Epiphany, Keranos’s mighty javelin.


    And a myth for Riddle of Lightning
    "Once, an arrogant oracle boasted of her infallible insight, which flowed from Keranos himself. Bemused, the storm lord arranged for the oracle to meet a particularly cunning sphinx and engage in an epic battle of wits. The objective set forth by Keranos was to solve the Riddle of Lightning, an enigma devised by Keranos himself. After days of deliberation, the oracle realized the answer, only to be struck down by a bolt from the heavens. Among the faithful nowadays, the term “Riddle of Lightning” is used to denote a question that one is better off not knowing the answer to." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    Quote from 5colors »
    Anything else on newish stuff that been added for Beyond Death? With no art book, novel or planeswalker guide I just realized this the only source for anything they added in since last time.


    I have almost finished the god section, so far nothing really new, except that even Kruphix doesn't know how the return of Klothys will affect the pantheon. Over the weekend I try to look at the different sections, if there is anything new.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)

    This plane, book and mythos are just brilliantly remarkable. I just love Theros. Seriously that is one sweet myth, props to the authors for really delving deep into Greek-like stories to deliver such imaginative quality. If you encounter any myths like this from a certain blue female deity I admire (obsessed with), please don't hesitate to post them Grin


    Here are the ones I found under Thassa.

    Callaphe the False
    This is just the Bident story in its Theros version, in which it shattered, instead of being stolen.

    Dreams in the Deep
    Thassa secretly shares similar creative desires to Purphoros, Bored of the predictable creatures of the land and the sky, in the deepest ocean, she wills immortal dreams and nightmares into being. Those creatures are birthed in absolute dark, never knowing the sun, some suffer swift extinctions at the god’s whim. She doesn’t’ welcome sapient mortals in her maddening ateliers, unwilling to reveal her work until the creations are absolutely perfect.

    Thief’s Fate
    A mortal sailor once stole her bident to sink an enemy fleet. Enraged of the thievery she turned his family into eels. He tried to care for the eels, but they blamed him for their fate and disappeared into the sea, leavening him weeping on the shore.

    Every Tear the Sea
    “Few myths tell of those who escaped Thassa’s wrath. This isn’t one of them. When the infamous explorer Rasiao failed to steal one of Thassa’s Tidelock Pearls, wave-controlling treasures protected by vicious mollusks, she spent years avoiding the waves before finding her way back to the mainland. Although she’d failed to abscond with one of Thassa’s treasures, she’d avoided the sea god’s wrath, a claim she valued more preciously than gold. For years, Rasiao lived far from ocean or river, making her home in the driest reaches of Theros. She lived a long life, but on one trip to Akros to resupply and brag, she drowned in a bowl of ox stew. Those who found Rasiao discovered a pearl, too large to pass her lips, lodged in her mouth. Fearing further reprisal, Rasiao’s daughters committed their mother’s body to the Deyda River and Thassa’s clutches. The explorer’s daughters never forgot that just as countless drops make the sea, so too is every raindrop, tear, and cup part of Thassa’s domain.” - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    There is also one for Reviving Melody under the Erebos myths.

    Menelaia’s Song
    "Long ago, a master lyrist named Menelaia mourned her lover, Pero. She entered the Winter Nexus, a cave on the edge of Setessa that leads to the Underworld, and played a love song to lure Pero’s soul back to the mortal world. When Erebos saw this, he became furious, and he extended his whip to draw both of the lovers back. But Menelaia was beloved of Nylea, and that god blocked Erebos’s whip with vines. The two lovers lived long lives together. Erebos had the last word, however, tormenting both of the lovers in the Underworld. To this day, this turn of events plagues Nylea, who seeks a way to bring the lovers peace." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Quote from Flisch »
    Perisophia is a centaur? That's news I think.

    Also what's up with all that art of ships; leonin and minotaurs fighting together with humans? Are those historic scenes or did something change on Theors after the events of Xenagos' rise and fall?


    I think it is meant more as a representation of a adventure group for the players. The text under the one with the group in red reads "Drawn together by fate, three heroes—centaur, leonin, and human—pit themselves against sirens in the Dakra Isles". I could be wrong, so far I only got to a few gods and mostly skimmed through the rest.

    Something interesting from the Athreos myths (it’s mostly just a myth, but a cool and cruel one)

    The Athrean Obols
    It states that he doesn’t collect coins out of greed but because he is looking for five specific treasures. It is written in the Underworld library of Oneirrakthys that Athreos was the first mortal to die. When he faced the gods he brought a treasure as an offering to each of the five mighty deities, hoping for a place among them. Through this the gods realized that he was just the first of an endless flood of mortal souls. They were unwilling to spend eternity sorting the stream of souls themselves, they offered him a place among them, by charging him with the task. As a measure of hope, they tossed his offerings back into the mortal world as five coins. He was promised to be free of his service end welcomed among their ranks, if he was able to collect all five of those coins. If anyone brings him one of those coins he is willing to grant any wish within his power, even exception from death.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Quote from 5colors »
    Anything else on newish stuff that been added for Beyond Death? With no art book, novel or planeswalker guide I just realized this the only source for anything they added in since last time.


    I think there are a few things, I sadly don't have much time this week, I will try and get to it on the weekend. I'am still hoping for that book to come out one day Grin

    There is a bit of lore for the woe strider under the Klothys section.
    "Walkers of Woe. The nightmarish creatures known as woe striders are said to be products of Klothys’s punishment. These beings descend from an age when some mortals learned to unshackle themselves from the strands of destiny. To what end is a question lost to time, but Klothys put a quick end to these blasphemers and eradicated nearly all knowledge of their methods. Ever since, the shades of these accursed mortals have walked the Underworld as woe striders, monstrosities endlessly seeking strands of destiny that they might use to replace their own discarded lots." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    And some more under the monster section
    "Woe striders form from the souls of those who’ve broken the bonds of destiny. Over centuries, these cosmic blasphemers transform into hunched, long-limbed horrors. Sadistic things, woe striders seek ways to reweave themselves into the tapestry of destiny. This leads them to search for answers within the bowels of other beings, performing murderous haruspicy in pursuit of their discarded cosmic purpose. When they fail to find answers, their unnatural cries cause reality to shudder, undermining magic and sane minds alike." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    Something else I found was the art for Perisophia, described as a member if the ruling council (the Twelve) of Meletis and some other new art.

    Edit: Found something new on Tymaret, if I'am not mistaken.

    When Phenax escaped the only one to witness it was an unremarkable soul called Tymaret. He shared what he saw with Erebos and received a cursed blessing from him. He restored him as a returned with the task of slaying Phenax. The tasked proved to be difficult, because Phenax was masked, because of that Tymaret slaughtered every mortal he encountered, confident that one of them would be Phenax. When Phenax became a god he evaded Tymaret, leaving him and his legion of Returend to endlessly, fruitlessly kill in Erebos name.

    With this in mind, it makes sense why Erebos choose Tymaret as his champion during THB.

    I also corrected the part with Phenax on my previous post.
    He sacrificed his identity to the memory draining waters and was able to cross the rivers that ring the world wrapped in a shred of Athero’s cloak (not actually hiding in the cloak). Since he had no identity, Athreos couldn’t detect him and Erebos couldn’t use his lash to pull him back.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)

    Does it give any more details about Thassa's new weapon by any chance? Its name, abilities, or how Purphoros forged it? I always wondered why he didn't just make her another Bident, or why the book features Dekella instead of this new spear (from what I've seen in the TOC online). I always preferred the coral-like surface of the Bident, although the new spear being bronze is pretty thematic too. I wonder how she felt about losing it and about this new one.

    BTW the Table of Contents for the link I shared above lists a... Bidet of Thassa.
    omfg


    Sadly not, as far as I could find, its just that he forged it as an replacment. In the section for Purphors it is mentioned that he discovered iron, so maybe he made it from that, but I'am not sure. Under the section of god weapons only Dekalla appears with a stat block. There are no new images of Thassa or Arixmethes, the only new ones I could find, are attached below. For each god there is also a little star sign symbol (attached the one for Thassa).

    Here are the quotes for the Thassa/Purphoros relationship
    "Thassa is Purphoros’s closest ally in the pantheon. Imbued as she is with the malleable, quenching power of water, she knows that he can neither destroy her waves nor reforge them. Because she has no fear of him, she treats him as a friend. Purphoros frequently makes wondrous gifts for Thassa, and her underwater palace holds countless unique creations of the god of the forge." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    "Thassa took pity on Purphoros and aided him when Kruphix hobbled his mind, and Purphoros has not forgotten it. The two of them agree that old things must make way for new things, but Purphoros’s bursts of destructive energy stand in sharp opposition to Thassa’s gradual alterations. Purphoros regularly makes gifts for Thassa, most recently gifting her a new spear to replace her lost weapon." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    There are a lot of smaller details about Thassa, that I'am not sure of, if they are new, like her favourite animal being crabs. Each god gets a few tales, under Thassa we find the Theros version, on how her bident dissapeared. A Triton impersonated Kallaphe and tried to take a kraken from her, after the silent was lifted, she struck her down with such a fury, that the bident shattered.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Nylea is a third generation god, I expressed myself bad. What I wanted to say was, Karametra is the abstract concept of what Nylea is, as the god of nature tamed for human use. It is also stated that sometimes Keranos is seen as the son of Purphoros and Thassa, sometimes literal, sometimes more in the sense, that their characters mix.

    Purphoros made Thassa a new weapon because she treats him like a friend. Because He can't destroy or reforge her domain, she doesn't fear him, like other gods do.

    Sadly it isn't mentioned how Phenax became a god, just that he escaped the underworld by giving up his sense of self and hiding in Atheros Veil, to escape. It is also mentioned, that he found joy in Xenagos ascension, as another mortal becoming a god is a great way to undermine the system. Going by that, he apparently become a god, not the idea of him as a mortal escaping the underworld gave birth to him.

    Edit:
    He sacrificed his identity to the memory draining waters and was able to cross the rivers that ring the world wrapped in a shred of Athero’s cloak (not actually hiding in the cloak). Since he had no identity, Athreos couldn’t detect him and Erebos couldn’t use his lash to pull him back.

    It also confirms, that Klothys came to the mortal realm to set destiny right, not because Xenagos took "her place" in the pantheon, as some sources mentioned. The only thing Xenagos did, to enrage her, was to meddle with destiny.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Sounds interesting! I think there isn't a map of Theros, right?


    There is a complete map of Theros, and some smaller ones for encounters.

    Not sure if I'am allowed to post the map, I attached it, if I'am not allowed a mod can remove it.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    And we get a little bit of a backstory for Arasta.

    She was once a dryad and like a sister to Nylea, until one day, Phenax, envious of those two, transformed her into a terrible monster. He wanted to prove, that the goddess’s love was based on beauty alone. Not realizing, who that creature was, she was horrified and drove it away. Only Phenax can undo the curse, and Nylea has send many of her champions out to learn the secret, that might one day restore her friend.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    So, any new interesting lore from Mythic Odysseys of Theros?


    Just skimming through, but one thing caught my eye, they more or less answered the question, on how Klothys kept herself alive, without worship.

    Worshiping Klothys
    "Klothys doesn’t trace her origins to mortal devotion, and she has languished in obscurity for almost the whole of human history. Unlike the other gods (except Kruphix), she doesn’t need worship to sustain or empower her, and she doesn’t seek out reverence or demand it. By and large, mortals are irrelevant to her, except insofar as they have played a role in tangling the strands of destiny by defying nature’s order." - Mythic Odysseys of Theros

    It also confirms once again, that Phenax was once mortal, we also got the names of the other two titans:

    Phlage, Titan of Burning Wind (described as an all consuming whirlwind of fire, so maybe blue/red)
    Skotha, Titan of Eternal Dark (described as the utter darknes of a starless night)

    The creation of gods is divided in something like generations.

    First generation, before the normal gods and the principle of worship were the titans, which were the fears of mortals, given form by Nyx.

    The second generation were Kruphix and Klothys, which are said to by either offshoot of the titans, born from a sense of inevitability and mystery, or something else, apart from gods and titans (they both don't need worship to sustain themselves)

    Once the mortals could imagine a world beyond the horizon, the ideas in their heads gave form to the third generation, the mono coloured gods. They refer each other as brother and sister.

    The other eight, as the fourth generation represent the application of abstract principles, like Nylea being the god of wild nature and Karametra the god of nature tamed for human use. They recognize the previous generation as their elders.
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  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    The new core set has a lot of exciting new cards, including:

    • A brand new planeswalker (from a plane we’ve visited)
    • A card that lets you draw half of your library.
    • A +1/+1 tribal lord for a creature type that’s never had one. (A creature type with over fifty cards already in print.)
    • A character with a Vanguard card and a legendary creature card gets a second of the latter.
    • A card with thirty-one different options.
    • A card that gains all activated abilities of a certain subset of cards in a place it’s never done it before.
    • A card that uses a nonevergreen named ability over twenty years old.
    • A card with the words “battlefield”, “cast”, “creature”, “converted mana cost”, “end of turn”, “exile”, “graveyard” and “mana cost”.
    • An aura inspired from a cycle from Urza’s Sagablock
    • A nonevergreen enchantment subtype returns

    Core 2021 also has a number of fun reprints, including:

    • A popular character first introduced in flavor text.
    • A French Vanilla mythic rare.
    • A popular aura that started as part of a cycle.
    • A card with a unique protection.
    • Two cards played in tournaments that have been reprinted over twenty times with at least five different pieces of art
    • A card that’s never previously appeared in a premier set.
    • A card that’s never been reprinted before which has a 2, 3, 5 and 6 all appear on the card.
    • A Human Monk.
    • A card from the Time Spiraltimeshifted sheet.

    Source:
    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/619742666224254976/maros-core-2021-teaser
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  • posted a message on Commander 2020 lore
    Got my decks today, updated the original post, was missing a few words on Jirina. I also added the little blurbs on the back of each deck.
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  • posted a message on Commander 2020 lore
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I still don’t see Ruthless Regiment lore characters


    They upload it today, will edit it in a few minutes.

    Updated it with the last deck, Trynn and Silvar sound a bit different, then what we heard before, I am also sad, that we didn't get the part about the Shark Typhoon on Kalamax description. The video with Emily Teng made it sound like they have far more lore for each of those commanders, then the insert gives as.

    Here is the video I'am refering to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eenQmGKtWto
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  • posted a message on Commander 2020 lore
    Updated the list with the Symbiotic Swarm deck.

    Edit: Updated Timeless Wisdom
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  • posted a message on Commander 2020 lore
    Thanks for this, I'll put the info in the wiki! Some years ago, Wizards used to put these info on their site, but the time for updating the lore section of the mothership is apparently long gone now...


    You're welcome Smile

    Sadly yes, I also miss those times, last year the info from the insert was found on the amazon preorder page, instead of the mothership.
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  • posted a message on Commander 2020 lore
    Trader (https://www.youtube.com/user/TraderOnlineVideo/videos) is currently unboxing the decks, one each day, those are the lore snippets of each. I will try to update them each day.

    Enhanced Evolution
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN-y9hq-MPE&t=289s - 3:30 for the insert.

    Entry on the back:
    The mischievous beast Otrimi dwells among the giant roots of Ikoria's largest swamp, constantly growing and mutating. For now, it is elusive, but some hunters fear that it will one day rise as the most fearsome monster on all Ikoria.

    Otrimi, the Ever-Playful
    Very little is known about Otrimi, a mysterious, mischievous creature that lives among the giant overgrown roots of Zagoth’s swamps. Some claim it’s a younger member of the same species as the nightmare beast Brokkos and fear that it will one day grow large enough to challenge Brokkos’s position as the apex monster of Zagoth.

    Zaxara, the Exemplary
    Lurking among the peat bogs of Indatha, Zaxara is a many-headed nightmare hydra that oozes toxins from every pore. Its vivid coloration serves as a warning to any creature that might want to take a bite out of it. Only other hydras seem immune to its toxins, sometimes coating themselves in puddles of Zaxara’s leftover poison to make themselves even more dangerous.

    Cazur, Ruthless Stalker & Ukkima, Stalking Shadow
    In addition to their magical bond, Cazur and Ukkima share and unwavering belief in the survival of the fittest. They constantly challenge each other to grow stronger. By combining Cazur’s understanding of combat tactics with Ukkima’s predatory cunning, they’re able to take down enemies neither would be able to handle alone.


    Arcane Maelstrom
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgW1FMdxzWM - 3:00 for the insert.

    Entry on the back:
    Kalamax is a creature of pure, destructive chaos, whose presence alone moves mountains and reshapes the horizon. It exudes raw elemental energy, power any mage would covet-if they could get close enough to harness it.

    Kalamax, the Stormsire
    Few creatures are as catastrophically destructive as Kalamax, an elemental dinosaur capable of unleashing torrents of earth-shattering lightning. It wanders as it pleases, throwing out enough chaotic energy to powe a city- or demolish one. It’s capable of leveling mountains, whole horizn lines are changed in the wake of its passage.

    Xyris, the Writhing Storm
    Xyris is a giant flying leviathan with a particular taste for humans, regulary raiding the nomadic airship city of Skysail for snacks. Skysail’s soldiers work constantly on new ways to fight back, but no tactic works for long. Xyris will not be denied and invariably finds a way to overcome each new barrier between it and its next meal.

    Haldan, Avid Arcanist & Pako, Arcane Retriever
    The carefree bonder, Haldan and his canine monster friend, Pako, travel all across Ikoria, searching out crystals with unusual properties. Pako is able to sniff out strange and powerful crystals for Haldan to study and experiment with, and Haldan maks sue he always has a special treat on hand for his devoted friend.

    Symbiotic Swarm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq1pbTJcGS4&t=223s - 3:03 for the insert.

    Entry on the back:
    Kathril is a cunning insectile nightmare with powerful shapeshifting abilities. it excels at strategically mimicking other creatures, and delights in luring would-be predators to their deaths.

    Kathril, Aspect Warper
    Kathril is an insect nightmare that lurks in the peaty marches of Indatha. It uses the shifting tendrils on its body to mimic other creatures and deceive would-be predators. Many a monster hunter, seeing only a big bug, has ventured after what the thought was easy prey – a mistake they’ve rarely lived to learn from.

    Tayam, Luminous Enigma
    Tayam is a strange, reclusive creature with a mysterious connection to Ikoria’s crystals. No one has been able to document the exact nature of the connection, which is unusual even among monsters. Some speculate that Tayam can control the crystals effects on other creatures in some way, and scholars are desperate to witness this power in action.

    Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel
    Nikara and Yannik are both outsiders and loners, misunderstood by their home communities. They are bounded only to each other, and they rely on their companionship to help them survive Ikoria’s harsh, monster-riddled wildernesses. From their point of view, there are few you can trust to have your back – but the ones you can, you do without hesitation.

    Timeless Wisdom
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmjkBn2jGo&t=200s - 03:15 for the insert,

    Entry on the back:
    The outlander Gavi spends her days in the wilds, passing on her knowledge to her adopted brood of monsters. Those who mistake her calm demeanor for weakness tend to realize their error as they are devoured by cat-dinosaurs.

    Gavi, Nest Warden
    Adopted as the surrogate mother to an orphaned litter of baby dinosaurs, Gavi has a connection to the creatures of the world few could ever imagine. Though she’s not a bonder, she demands the respect-and often fierce devotion-of even the most ferocious dinosaurs that roam Raugrin’s crags.

    Akim, the Soaring Wind
    Orphaned as a hatchling, the reptilian Akim was adopted by a flock of birds and embraced as a member of the family. Now that it’s fully grown, it has proudly taken on the role of flock leader and is determined to protect its tribe. Under Akim’s lead, the flock has grown more aggressive than ever before, proactively assaulting any perceived threats.

    Brallin, Skyshark Rider & Shabraz, the Skyshark
    A fierce love of adventure and a taste for excitement are the foundation of the bond between Brallin and Shabraz. Their combined knowledge of the air currents and weather patterns around Raugrin is unmatched. Shabraz can most often be spotted soaring around the tall volcanic peaks, with Brallin ridind exuberantly on its back.

    Ruthless Regiment
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wsj0TtJIM4 - 2:47 for the insert

    Entry on the back:
    As captain of her sanctuary's military, Jirina dedicates her life to defending the civilians in her care at all costs. Amid constant monster attacks, she and her troops rely on discipline and precise tactics to keep the danger at bay.

    Jirina Kudro
    The daughter of the former General Kudro, Jirina is a Drannith military commander who tempers duty with compassion, taking less ruthless, less antagonistic approach toward monsters then her father. She carries on her father's legacy of defending the city, even as she seeks to create more humane policies for dealing with bonders and monsters.

    Kelsien, the Plague
    Kelsien was raised on the tales of the lost sanctuary of Orn and its brutal destruction by monsters. Now an adult, he has one goal in mind: wipe out all monsters as payback for the downfall of that ancient city. He conceals his true face behind a terrifying mask as he takes down every creature he comes across with cold, ruthless efficiency.

    Trynn, Champion of Freedom & Silvar, Devourer of the Free
    As a former member of the Drannith military, Trynn watched as Lukka was cast out of the city for violating its laws, and she vowed not to let the same thing happen to her. She keeps her identity as a bonder-and her bonded companion, Silvar-secret, working from within the city to change the people’s beliefs about the monsters outside.
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