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MTG Tumblr Thursday

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

As it was with our last post, we want to shunt our Magic: the Gathering fan's attention to our numerous posts on our sister site MTG Realm on Tumblr so that you can get the latest Battle for Zendikar goodness.  We promise a return to our 'normal' content rather soon as we have just about covered off most of the news coming out from Wizards of the Coast's wonderful coverage at PAX Prime 2015.

Magic: the Gathering - Races of Zendikar

These graceful, fearless creatures adventure across the floating hedrons, looking for unknown treasures. Using their hooks and lines to transverse aerial gaps and ensnare foes, they make excellent guides and protectors.

Curious and analytical, the merfolk of Zendikar reside in scattered enclaves throughout the plane. Merfolk long believed that three powerful figures watched over the plane: Emeria (sky), Ula (water), and Cosi (land). In fact, these deities were based on dim memories of the three Eldrazi titans Emrakul, Ulamog, and Kozilek.

The long-lived vampires of Zendikar hid a terrible secret: ages ago, they were enslaved by the Eldrazi. Now that their former masters have returned, many vampires have dedicated themselves to doing everything in their power to prevent a return to subservience.

Goblins have a deep fascination with trinkets and artifacts. They often weave their discoveries into their gear, which they display with pride, regardless of its actual power or importance. All Zendikar goblins belong to one of the three major tribes: the Tuktuk, Lavastep, or Grotag.

The majority of elves live in the treetops of Ondu and Bela Ged. Constantly adapting and remaining ever prepared for danger, the elves of Zendikar expect the same of all others, often valuing self-preservation above all else.

Whether living in settlements or pecking a meager existence in mining or exploration, these hardy folk people just about every region of Zendikar.  The most popular name for male human Zendikar child is ‘Chad’. ~

Magic: the Gathering - BFZ Spawn of Ulamog

From the World Building Panel at PAX Prime Seattle - video linky to Wizards of the Coast over here.
The Eldrazi Titans Kozilek and Emrakul checked out early to om-nom-nom another Plane, while Ulamog is left to clean up after the party.  This of course does not mean that all the spawn of Kozilek and Emrakul left with them.

Magic: the Gathering - BFZ Eldrazi Art Dump 1 0f 2

Images of Eldrazi out of the Battle for Zendikar World Building Panel at PAX Prime in Seattle - watch the video over here.
We can see from the images previewed, a degree of specialization and adaption of some of Ulamog’s spawn as they take to the cliffs, air, and sea. ~

Magic: the Gathering - BFZ Eldrazi Art Dump 2 of 2

Images of Eldrazi out of the Battle for Zendikar World Building Panel at PAX Prime in Seattle - watch the video over here.
We can see from the images previewed here the ‘corruption’ of the Eldrazi, which appears as an intricate meshwork of white filaments.  These presumably sap and collect the Plane’s mana and life-force to feed the Eldrazi Titan Ulamog, ~

Magic: the Gathering - BFZ Ob & Kiora

Certainly digging the preview images Wizards of the Coast have been shipping for Ob Nixilis and Kiora.  WotC world building panel vid over here.
KIORA - The merfolk Planeswalker Kiora believes that only by summoning the fierce krakens, serpents, and other terrors of the deep can she defeat the titans who now rule her home plane of Zendikar.
OB NIXILIS - A cruel, demonic Planeswalker, Ob Nixilis was drawn to Zendikar by its powerful mana, with which he hoped to break the curse that robbed him of his humanity. But when he arrived, another Planeswalker magically snuffed out his spark.

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