Happy Sunday MTG peeps,
Wizards of the Coast continue to deliver loads of goodies for Magic: the Gathering players looking forward to the next set, Shadows Over Innistrad. In Detroit over the weekend, event goers to the Grand Prix event were treated to a lovely re-creation of the Cathedral at Thraben in Innistrad. For fans like us who could not get there, a lot of cool 'clues' were posted by WotC inlcuding some awesome previews and of course, what we've been waiting for - the Shadows Over Innistrad trailer - w000t ! ! Here's the vid -
The residents are unhinged. Markov Manor is in ruins.
The Angels no longer protect us. Prepare to unravel the madness of Innistrad!
The trailer was awesome !
Let's discuss - here's
Here's what Jace says -
Some strange force is working on this world, twisting it into a bent reflection of itself.
I've travelled the roads of Innistrad, searching for the meaning of this change, but all I find is more questions.
Curses grow stronger, Monstrous thirsts cannot be waited and the living are once again haunted by the dead.
The source of this evil must be found, before its dark presence consumes the world, consumes me.
Strange clues, a trail, dark magic, a tangled web of insanity, but the knots are unravelling.
Those who once protected the world, now fly on blood-stained wings.
They've led me here to this consecrated ground, to this, this madness.
In the video, we see Jace seeking 'clues', and finds Tamiyo's famed Journal at what appears to be the ruins of Markov's Manor (he takes the Journal from a dead dude's hands). amiyo is particularly enamored with the mysteries of Innistrad and its silver moon. Observing them for many cycles, she’s carefully charted the forces at work here, including the moon's influence on the lycanthropic curse and the ebb and flow of the vampire frenzies When Avacyn was freed from the Helvault Tamiyo excitedly began writing theories about the angel's influence on the land, its creatures, and the moon. The nature of the Helvault, the creation of the wolfir, the reappearance of the gryffs, and the origins of the newly empowered holy wards have been filling her scrolls with further questions.
There is some interesting flavour text in the new Shadows Over Innistrad card 'Tamiyo's Journal' -
Entry 434: There's more to Avacyn's madness...
There are a few random shots of different locations and creatures, all anticipated to eventually be seen as card arts.
"Wings that bore hope are now stained with blood. She is our guardian no longer."
Legendary Creature - Angel, Mythic Rare
When Archangel Avacyn enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
When a non-Angel creature you control dies, transform Archangel Avacyn at the beginning of the next upkeep.
Avacyn, the Purifier
Legendary Creature - Angel
When this creature transforms into Avacyn, the Purifier, it deals 3 damage to each other creature and each opponent.
"Wings that bore hope are now stained with blood. She is our guardian no longer." —Grete, cathar apostate
Lastly, a leaked image - perhaps the illustration to be the wrap-around art for the Shadows Over Innistrad Fat Pack -
It looks to be Tamiyo and Jace arriving just in time to see the Sorin destroying his creation Avacyn. More plot twists than a M. Night Shyamalan movie !~