Magic the Gathering Storyline questions...

Discussion in 'Storyline' started by Demon Lord, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Demon Lord New Member

    I've been playing Magic now for probably 7 months...and throughout this time, i've gatherred some knowledge about the characters from the story...but I'm so deep into this magic phase... that im actually feinding for the storyline. I have become a "GOD of Black Magic" in my household, and amongst friends. I have aquired most of the Meanest, Most Ruthless Black Creatures and Rares out there, and I'm most interested in learning about the Black Side to these stories. So if someone would be so kind as to summarize this stuff for me, i would be very thankful!:D :cool:
  2. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Okay... Yawgmoth is like the purest evil.... Serra is like the purest good...


    Then you have Urza in between.

    Yawgmoth wants to lay the smackdown on everyone, so sends his machine minions to go mop the floor with everyone. Basically, if your a trekie, you can kinda make an analogy that Yawgmoth is like the Borg kinda.

    Anyways... thats kinda it on the universe side of things...


    On the Plane side tho, theres so many little "bad guys" that its kinda ridiculous. You have Urtai who was good, but turned bad to get back at Gerrard... Mishra who hated his brother Urza... Volrath who was basically evil in the first place, but a minion of Yawgmoth too... Then there is just about every planeswalker who comes by and wants to be a pain in the butt...


    Mainly just read up on the bios of the different characters, and read some of the older books. Dragons seem to be getting the shaft by being called evil critters... but I guess we'll have to get over that...
  3. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    I'm surprise Nightstalkers didn't recommend this:

    www.phyrexia.com

    A great resource for finding out about the stories.

    It is very hard to give an brief overview of the world's events in Magic. There are so many characters, side events, and great wars that things are rather huge to summarize.

    World events are like this, in total watered-down summary:

    -Dominia is a multiverse of many planes.
    -Dominaria is the main world in this multiverse. Two times the size of earth, with supercontinents and much ocean. It has two moons.
    -Thousands of years ago, tw brothers, Urza and Mishra, became powerful wizards and fought in a cataclysmic war, which destroyed lands and changed the climate of the world.
    -Urza killed Mishra, and also journeyed to the worlds of Phyrexia (which was an evil demon/zombie-like place that was later learned to be planning a plot to take over Dominaria) and some angel realm controlled by Serra. At this point, Urza was a planeswalker, equal in power to a Player in the game (thus he is not a creature card).
    -With the global climate ruined, and the world went into a huge ice age.
    -The ice age was cleaned up by the goddess Freyalise and things began to go back to normal, though with much casualty across the world, and with a drawn-out Dark Age afterward.
    -Fast-forward to what was the "modern day" for years in the game, the crew of the airship Weatherlight became involved in stopping the Phyrexian plot to take over Dominaria, by traveling to the planes of Rath and Mercadia, which were friendly to Phyrexia in the takeover mission.
    -When the Weatherlight returned to Dominaria, with a few losses in crew, they were a sort of flagship in the Phyrexian invasion.
    -The cultures of Dominaria, vast and longtime enemies with each other, allied in a Coalition to resist the Phyrexian invasion, which included "overlaying" sections of the world of Rath on top of parts of Dominaria, as well as world plagues that ravaged populations.
    -Ruthless, savage, devastating combat ensued, and the world was left in total ruin. Minimal survivors, and lost empires and extinct species were the result of the eventual Coatlition "victory" over Phyrexia. Yawgmoth, the leader of the Phyrexians, was killed. But not after Urza (who was a planeswalker and thus lived a long time) was killed by Gerrard in a mind control fight staged by Yawgmoth. Gerrard was killed in the Weatherlight attack on Yawgmoth's fort. Apparently, they harnessed the power to cause one of the world's moons to slam into the fort and obliterate it.
    -Karn, a golem made by Urza, and crew member of the Weatherlight, became a planeswalker.
    -Fast forward 100 years, the continent of Otaria, one of the least affected regions of the world, slowly recovers from the war's destruction and the first bits of civilization form, centralizing around gladiator combat.
    -The Cabal, a corrupt crime organization, finds the Mirrari multiple times and launches the continent into frenzied competition over the powerful metallic orb.
    -After wars for the Mirrari and countless deaths, even a change to the continent of Otaria itself, a barbarian named Kamahl attains the Mirrari and it fuses itself with his sword, which is said to be made from the metal of Urza's magical staff.
    -Kamahl fights his sister, Jeska, and nearly kills her. He begins a journey to the forst to find a way to stop the violence caused by the Mirrari, which has maddenning powers that turn its wielder into a destructive maniac. Jeska is captured by the Cabal, and turned into the evil fighter Phage, who's touch can melt any organism.
    -Phage fights a wizard named Ixidor and his fiance in the pits. She kills Ixidor's fiance. Ixidor, stricken with grief, uses his powers to craft Akroma, an angel copy of fiance, and powerful warrior for his maddened vengeance.
    -Phage and Akroma, in an army-vs-army standoff, try to kill each other but merge into one being, Karona.
    -Karona tours Otaria in search of her meaning, but her allure and awe cause hordes to follow her and kill each other over her. She eventually goes mad and is killed by Kamahl's sword with the help of some of Ixodor's former minions.
    -The death of Karona reveals Jeska, as a planeswalker, and she leaves Dominaria to meet Karn in the world of Argentum.
    -Karn and Jeska go planeswalking together and leave the Mirrari, turned into a warden, to watch over the barren plane of Argentum.
    -The warden becomes Memnarch and turns Argentum into Mirrodin, covering the metal world in life that absorbs the metal, by robbing organisms from other planes.
    -Thousands of years later (perhaps 10k), an elf named Glissa discovers the inhabitants of the world have been abducted and brainwashed to populate Mirrodin.
    -Glissa kills Memnarch and returns all organisms to their former homes.
    -Glissa, the necromancer Geth, and Glissa's friend the goblin Slobad, are the only life forms left on Mirrodin, set to wander Mirrodin but with the ability to go back "home" should they ever choose to.

    And at that point, we find the story as it closes at Fifth Dawn. With Kamigawa block, we shall see what a new world is like, and perhaps in a future set, we shall see what happened to Dominaria in all those thousands of years to rebuild after the Apocalypse.

    I hope this helped. ;) :D
  4. 13NoVa The Ruins That We Hold

    Okay 7 months and you say you've aquired some of the meanest black creatures...

    you need more than creatures...

    the meanest black cards:

    Hypnotic spectre
    dark ritual
    yawgmoth's will
    demonic tutor
    vampiric tutor
    chains of mephestopholes
    the abyss
    nether void
    sinkhole
    nantuko shade
    avatar of woe


    more to follow
  5. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    ...continuing from 13NoVa's list...

    Yawgmoth's Bargain
    Necropotence
    Pox
    Demonic Consultation
    Hymn to Tourach
    Duress
    Black Knight
    Order of the Ebon Hand/Knight of Stromgald
    Phyrexian Negator
    Juzam Djinn
    Carnophage
    Sarcomancy
    Phyrexian Ghoul
    Unmask
    Mind Twist
    Diabolic Edict
    Spinning Darkness
    Hatred
    Megrim
    Tendrils of Agony
    Pestilence
    Spirit of the Night
    Contagion
    Nether Spirit
    Skeletal Scrying
    Recurring Nightmare
    Living Death
    Delraich
    Cabal Therapy
    Call to the Grave
    Buried Alive
    Entomb
    Ashen Ghoul
    Phyrexian Plaguelord
    Infernal Contract
    Kaervek's Spite (fun)
    Word of Command
    Plunge into Darkness
    Corrupt
    Hidden Horror
    Kjeldoran Dead
    Spined Fluke
    Victimize
    Abyssal Gatekeeper
    Endless Scream
    Spinal Graft
    Crypt Rats (if you're a true scrub)
  6. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Was the creature that killed the council in Mirage. really nasty black creature that every little boy wants as a pet.


    ...


    Well, at least I wouldnt' mind having one on my side.

    *Rifles through his collection*

    Oh wait, I do! :D
  7. Reverend Love New Member

  8. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Wow, it had been so long since I'd seen that one, I had to click on your link to see what it was. Don't know why I haven't seen it more. It's a cool card...
  9. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    Quite a nice card, especially with black's desire to get critters sacrificed. :D

    Anybody else remember how much WotC pushed at card in ads for Alliances, like THAT particular card was the one thing above all others that was the sole reason to buy a box. Meh. ;)

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