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6.20.2012

MTG Flavour

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

This is a second post for today, check out the previous post on Duels of the Planeswalker 2013 deckllists here.  Speaking of Planeswalkers, its about time for some more Magic the Gathering flavour which makes this awesome game rather appealing to us.  Here are character bios from our fav 'core' PW's from DotP 2013 :

Ajani Goldmane (Pride's Claw, Vengeant One)
Leonin Male, Apparent Age 30
Height/Weight: 6'6", 250lbs
Style of Magic: White-mana based aura magic
Favored creatures: Other leonin, champions of light
Favored spells: Enhancements and rituals that strengthen others, not himself
Distinguishing features: Blind in left eye. Carries double-bladed axe, one blade which belonged to his brother Jazel, murdered by an agent of Nicol Bolas.
Overview: The leonin Ajani Goldmane wields magic that conjures the soul's light in others - but not his own. He is a master auramancer, enhancing the life-force of allies as he defends them with absolute loyalty. Ajani is the only planeswalker to have faced Nicol Bolas in single combat and lived.
Quote: "One's blade is only as sharp as one's conviction"
Allies: None
Enemies: Nicol Bolas. When Ajani's brother Jazel was murdered, Ajani followed a path back to the dragon mastermind Nicol Bolas. The two faced off at the Maelstrom on Alara, where Ajani conjured Nicol Bolas's double, driving the dragon to a stalemate.
Associations: Sarkhan Vol. On discovery of Jazel's lifeless body, Ajani's Planeswalker spark ignited, sending him to nearby Jund. There he met dragon-worshiping Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol, who encouraged him to channel his rage to planeswalk home.

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Jace Beleren (Illusionist, Memory Adept, Mind Sculptor)
Human Male, Age 23
Height/Weight: 5'10", 160lbs
Style of Magic: Blue-mana based mind magic
Favored creatures: Wizards, Illusions and Mimics
Favored spells: Intellect enhancement, memory manipulation and countermagic
Distinguishing features: Favors a hooded cloak. Often seen with white markings on his chin and right cheek.
Overview: Jace is a prodigy of mind magic, far too smart for his own good and able to peer into the minds of others. But when you can change others' minds as well as your own, how do you know what's real?
Quote: "It's good to learn from your failures, but I prefer to learn form the failures of others."
Allies: None
Enemies: Chandra Nalaar, Tezzeret. While working for the artificer Tezzeret's cabal, Jace pursued Chandra to retrieve a stolen scroll and the two became rivals. Later Jace faced and defeated Tezzeret, then assumed control of the cabal's resources on Ravnica.
Associations: Liliana Vess, Garruk Wildspeaker. Jave and Lilian were formerly lovers. When Garruk began to hunt Liliana, intending to force her to remove the curse she put on him, he sought out Jace, knowing of their association. 

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Liliana Vess (Shadow Caller, She of the Veil)
Human Female, Apparent Age 26, Real Age over 200
Height/Weight: 5'9", 140lbs
Style of Magic: Black-mana based necromancy
Favored creatures: Ghouls, Demons, Imps
Favored spells: Reanimation of the dead and spells that steal life-force.
Distinguishing features: Lines etched into her skin glow violet when she channels mana. Often wears a metal headdress.
Overview: Ravishing, capricious and utterly selfish, Lilian Vess is a formidable necromancer. When her power began to wane, she made a deal with four demons to secure her youth and dark might. Unwilling to serve them, she now seeks a way out of her infernal bargain.
Quote: "Death is no excuse for disobedience."
Allies: None
Enemies: Garruk Wildspeaker. While retrieving a relic for one of her demon masters, Liliana crossed and fought Garruk and used the relic - the Chain Veil - to defeat him. Liliana now seeks to use the Veil to destroy the demons to whom she is indebted.
Associations: Jace Beleren and Nicol Bolas. While working for a cabal on Ravnica, Lilana made a deal with the dragon Nicol Bolas and was involved with Jace Beleren, but in the end abandoned both for her own interests. 

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Chandra Nalaar (The Firebrand, Ablaze)
Human Female, Age 20
Height/Weight: 5'6", 130lbs
Style of Magic: Pyromancy
Favored creatures: Creatures born or made of flame
Favored spells: Conjurations of heat and flame
Distinguishing features: Wears goggles that enable her to see through her own flames. Often wears a mana-enhancing gauntlet on her right arm.
Overview: Chandra is a pyromantic prodigy - a natural talent with fire magic - who despises authority. Her flames run so hot that they threaten to consume her. She seeks a way of controlling her own fire in a way that doesn't dampen her fierce individualism.
Quote: "Who'd want to ignite things one at a time?"
Allies: Gideon Jura. When Chandra's adoptive home plane was threatened, hieromancer Gideon became Chandra's reluctant ally, guiding her through trials that led to the liberation of her people.
Enemies: Jace Beleren, Sarkhan Vol. Jace was sent to retrieve a sacred scroll Chandra had stolen. The scroll contained a map that led them both to Zendikar. When they arrived, the dragon-worshiping Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol, an agent of Nicol Bolas was waiting. Only by combining their efforts could they overcome Sarkhan. 

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Garruk Wildspeaker (Primal Hunter, Relentless, Veil-Cursed)
Human Male, Age 36
Height/Weight: 8'2", 480lbs
Style of Magic: Green-mana based animal magic, especially summoning
Favored creatures: Apex forest predators such as baloths
Favored spells: Invocations that magnify might, size and ferocity
Distinguishing features: Wears a helmet that used to belong to this father's killer. Wields a weapon made from the claw of an ursoth, a Shandalar beast.
Overview: Garruk is a hunter and summoner who believes the way to revere nature is to live like a predator. He has a dark side though - one that fears what happens to a predator when it begins to enjoy the kill.
Quote: "They call me a monster. They're wrong. I am a thousand of them."
Allies: None
Enemies: Liliana Vess. While hunting on Shandalar, Garruk fought necromancer Liliana Vess. She used a relic called the Chain Veil to defeat him. Garruk's magic is now corrupted by the Veil's curse. Now he hunts her, determined to make her lift it.
Associations: Jace Belern. Garruk knew Jace was associated with Liliana and demanded that he reveal her location. Because Garruk wouldn't take "I don't know" for an answer, Jace named a random plane, prolonging Garruk's search.

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Finally,
The folks over at MTG Mint Card has provided this list of the 'Top Ten Selling Singles In June 2012'.  This list was developed from the top ten selling single cards from their website for the first two weeks in June.  Is this where your meta-game is at ?

1. Restoration Angel

2. Wolfir Silverheart
3. Snapcaster Mage
4. Terminus
5. Garruk Relentless / Garruk, the Veil-Cursed
6. Army of the Damned
7. Shardless Agent
8. Lingering Souls
9. Cavern of Souls
10. Zealous Conscripts

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