Strictly Vorthos – The Lore of Ravnica

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again and we have something special. We did one of these for Dominaria prior to its release. At our editor’s request, we’re doing a Ravnica Lore Dive! Guilty as charged – Editor Ravnica is a popular plane, and it’s history is very storied and interesting. We’re going to be doing a brief overview/timeline of the plane’s major historical events and a fun little overview of each of the Guilds within the plane. Let’s hop to it shall we? The Erstwhile Prior to the Guildpact, prior to much of Ravnica’s actual history, there was a race of

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Strictly Vorthos – C18 and Lore!

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again, and this week we’re gonna be talking about some of the lore behind some of the characters receiving cards for the very first time in Commander 2018! Let’s dive right in, shall we? Tawnos, Urza’s Apprentice A former toymaker who became embroiled in a war that was not his own, Tawnos was a brilliant artificer who became the apprentice of Urza during his time in Kroog. Tawno’s myriad creations were often based on living creatures, taking cues from nature to improve his machines. Tawnos was also a trusted companion of Urza’s wife, Kayla bin-Kroog, and he

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Strictly Vorthos – The Elder Dragon War

Howdy folks and welcome back to another peek into the history and lore of Magic: The Gathering! This week we’re going to be looking as much as we possibly can into the Elder Dragon War and the major players from it. There isn’t much concrete information yet about the War itself, but with M19 giving us even more backstory on these massive dragons, we’ve got a little bit more to go on now! The Birthing of Dragons The original Elder Dragons were birthed from the Ur-Dragon, falling from the tempest storms upon an unknown plane (largely assumed to be the plane of

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Strictly Vorthos – The Weatherlight

Howdy folks! It’s Joe and we’re here again for another deep dive into Dominaria history! Pretty soon we’ll be jumping into M19 and talking about Elder Dragons, so this is our last little hurrah on Dominaria. This week we’re talking about one of the pieces that ties the whole thing together, the history of the Skyship Weatherlight. Creation of the Weatherlight After the events of the Tolarian Academy explosion, Urza realized that experimenting with time travel was not going to cut it in defeating the Phyrexians. He needed a better plan, a grander plan. One that involved the entire plane of

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