MuYoung Kim’s Moment of Memory art for Agents of the Artifice
What is your favorite Plane?
I’d have to say mine is New Alara. It has some familiarity (Even if my people were once horrible to me) and I’m glad that I was able to save it.
So what’s your favorite Plane and why?
There aren’t a lot of planes in good shape. Dominaria had a bunch…
Most of these conflicts have actually been more or less resolved.
Dominaria is back to it’s old non-rifty state, Teferi, Jeska, Jaya, Freyalise, Lord Windgrace and Leshrac all lost their planeswalker sparks sealing up rifts there and Nicol Bolas and Karn managed to help out as well (that’s how Karn got infected by phyrexia, he stopped being a planeswalker for a bit). That event was called the Mending and now all the rifts are closed, so Dominaria is more or less an alright place.
At the end of the Kamigawa storyline, Michiko Konda and That Which Was Taken joined forces to kill Konda and O-Kagachi, now they protect Kamigawa from intruders, but the war is over.
Lorwyn is as Lorwyn does now, Rhys, Maralen, Ashling and Colfenor’s Sapling managed to end the Great Aurora which was what made Shadowmoor in the first place, wizards haven’t said what Lorwyn is like now, but I imagine it’s back to it’s daytime state, maybe with a more natural day/night state.
I’d have to say my favourite place in the multiverse is Otaria, so Dominaria would be my plane of choice, but Ravnica is pretty cool too.
According to Wizards, Ravnica became isolated from the rest of the multiverse by the same sereis of events that caused the temporal rifts in Dominaria. Apparently, this isolation meant that the spirits of the dead had nowhere to go and remained lingering on the plane, eventually forming the Ghost Quarter of Agyrem. So the question is, why can anyone planeswalk there if the plane is so removed?
Source is this cool article.
I’m pretty sure after the events of Dissension (which weakened the Guildpact) & the Mending (which fixed everything), Agyrem (the ghost quarter where the dead went) dissolved and the plane became accessible to planeswalkers for the first time in 10,000 years.
Why I am different I do not know, but if I can save a single life from being corrupted by the oil, I will gladly do it. My life belongs to the people of Mirrodin.
The last hope for Mirrodin is a small group of individuals who have become immune to the effects of phyresis. Some of this group are Auriok and Vulshok humans. Others are leonin and goblins, and the rest are a broad assortment of lost Mirrodin’s other humanoids: elves, Sylvok, Neurok, vedalken, loxodon, and even several Moriok. With no other choice, these refugees have become resistance fighters. They eke out a life in small encampments close (but not too close) to the lacunae, where they can make forays to the surface to search for food and additional survivors. Their immunity stems from a single woman on whose life the future of Mirrodin may depend: the healer Melira.
Urabrask is called “the Hidden” because he seeks no audience with other Phyrexian leaders or with Karn. He will cooperate when his presence is requested or demanded but speaks as little as possible. His responses to questions about the Furnace Layer operations are detailed and thorough, but he never elaborates or speculates. Urabrask is quick to anger, and his might and temper deter others from prodding.
Urabrask himself lacks a grand plan; foresight is not his strong suit. For now he has commanded the furnace legions to turn a blind eye to the Mirrans among them. But more Mirran refugees arrive every day, and as they do, his status inches from neglect to betrayal of Phyrexia. To buy some time, Urabrask has made only one thing clear to the other factions of Phyrexia: No others are to enter the Furnace Layer, lest the metal be made impure, the Great Work disturbed, the grand system interrupted. For now, the rest of Phyrexia respects his territory and heeds his command.
Melira is called “the Fleshling” because unlike everyone else on Mirrodin, she was born without any metal anatomy. She is unique in another way: she is immune to the Phyrexian contagion.
Melira was born a Sylvok, but she was abandoned in the Tangle as an infant for her so-called deformity—a fully organic body with no trace of metal. Alone in the Tangle, the baby would have died. But she was saved by an unlikely hero: the last troll living on Mirrodin.
The trolls that populated Mirrodin during the Fifth Dawn era had been brought to Mirrodin in Memnarch’s soul traps. Many died in the battle with the Kaldra warrior. Any that remained in the Tree of Tales soon disappeared with the dawning of the green sun. Most inhabitants of the Tangle assumed they were all dead even before the invasion. But there is one left: Thrun. Thrun lives like an ascetic in a tainted area of the Tangle. He’s tattooed his skin with the story of Glissa’s innocence and Memnarch’s treachery. He feels like a coward because he’s done nothing to spread the truth about what happened years ago. During the time he lived in hiding, Thrun discovered evidence of a possible Phyrexian threat, and because of his age and wisdom, he knew exactly what the Phyrexians could do to the world. But still he did nothing.
And then he discovered Melira, an outcast like himself. Thrun adopted her, instilling in the girl the knowledge of Mirrodin’s distant past, along with the skills she would need to survive its present day. Somehow, through an accident of nature, Melira was born immune to the effects of the Spore, the gas produced by the mycosynth that enables the metal anatomy of Mirrodin’s life. Eventually, Thrun recognized the extent of her unique ability. She was not only immune to the Spore. As the Phyrexian threat spread, and she was unaffected, he realized that she was also immune to phyresis. Melira just might be the key to saving all of Mirrodin.