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Factions within Factions

Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

We love the flavour of Magic the Gathering just as much (or even more) than the next player and sometimes even play an unsuitable or underpowered card in a game simply because the card has the flav - - anywhoos - here's some excellent flavour from the Mirrodin Besieged Players Guide which may be had in every Fat Pack - you can't have our guide so get thee to your local Gamery Shoppe and pick one up.

"The plane of Phyrexia was all but destroyed when Urza's Planeswalker allies devastated it during the Phyrexian Invasion of Dominara. But that was not the end of Phyrexia entirely. Yawgmoth and his minions ensured that Phyrexia would endure by creating an insidious colonizing weapon known as "the oil". When Karn unknowingly introduced the oil to Mirrodin, Phyrexia was reborn."

"Access to Mirrodin's interior core of pure mana enabled Phyrexia to accelerate its unnatural evolution in a matter of decades. But Phyrexia is changed by the world of Mirrodin. In its original system, Phyrexia had access only to black mana. Here on Mirrodin, Phyrexia has evolved along each axis of mana color, creating factions in the formerly monolithic threat. This has made Phyrexia both stronger and weaker than before- stronger because it's more varied and adaptable, weaker because it now lacks the unity of purpose it once had."

"Led by Elesh Norn, the white-aligned faction believes that Phyrexia must adhere to the teachings of the Father of Machines. They intend to indoctrinate everyone about the truth, even if it means tearing them limb from limb and reattaching the parts into a creation that is worthy of Phyrexia. They are dogmatic, hierarchal, and orthodox in their methods."

"Led by Jin-Gitaxias, Augur of the Core, the blue-aligned faction uses experimentation to find the ways to perfection. They are clinical, methodical, and research-orientated, with no sense of compassion for the creatures they mutilate in the name of the True Science. They collect scores of research subjects and perform gruesome tests, all in the name of progress."

"Led by the mysterious Sheoldred, Whispering One, the black-aligned faction has one goal: enslave. Believers will serve. Unbelievers will be made to serve. All will bow to Phyrexia. Geth, the undead lord of the Vault of Whispers, had embraced Phyrexia long before the rest of Mirrodin knew the threat. Now, he controls a vast army of undead in service of their goals."

"Under Urabrask the Hidden, the red-aligned faction rejects the hierarchy and order of the main Phyrexian leadership. They cultivate industry and birth-furnaces, which will reforge the world in their perfect vision."

"The green-aligned faction aims to create a natural state in which predation will thrive unhindered. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, seeks to eliminate sentience in favor of power. Consumption and strength are all that matter in the Tangle now. To accomplish his goals, Vorinclex has a powerful and ruthless ally: Glissa Sunseeker has become Glissa, the Traitor."

Next Up . . .

Check out this vid from MTG Mint Card showing some sweet cardboard p0rn in the form of big daddy Jace, the Mind Sculptor . . .

Nice, innit ? Don't know about you but we're salivating.

NOW - The to the assignment . . .

Open up a second window to Barry White's 'Love's Theme' or equally appropriate cheesy 70's skin-flick soundtrack and let the music play in the background while watching the original video of MTG Mint Card showing off Jace 2.0 . . . much better ? Discuss below in the comments.


Screaming Hawk said...

That was mildy disturbing...

Mike M. said...

When I saw that in the Player's guide I commented to my friend that I feel they all but came out and said Phyrexian won. Each color has a phyrexian leader that's mysteriously shaded out so you can't see them. Hmmm.... perhaps each color will have a mythic rare dedicated to each leader with abilites indicated by their personality as laid out by each description of them in the next set.