Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kaladesh Inventor's Fair!

Welcome to Kaladesh!  World of artificial enchantment! Do watch out for the flying thopters, and remember to register with the fair's local consulate.


We begin with a fresh new Gatewatch.  Liliana Vess has joined their party, and they rest after their battle with Emrakul on Innistrad.  We find them in Jace's Sanctum, on the plane of Ravnica, when an interesting request comes from a planeswalker managing the Inventor's Fair.

The consulate of Kaladesh is hosting the Inventor's fair.  It seems some rebels are trying to disrupt or destroy it.  Yet invitations are still being delivered!
You are invited!

Kaladesh Trailer

An inventor gives it her all with her partner, to do the unthinkable!


Chandra returns to her homeworld, and she and Liliana begin to explore the fair.


The story of Renegade Prime.

Born of the Aether, and Chandra and Nissa search for answers.

Bottled Up, the search for Renegade Prime continues.

Some backstory and a release.

The Gatewatch confronts Tezzeret in this very Arena!

The consulate is grateful for your attendance of the Inventor's Fair!


Aether Revolt


Trailer



Some time has passed, and we find Yahenni in the dead of night.

Gideon's considerations in some Quiet Moments.

While all of this continues, Rashmi has her breakthrough.

The Revolution Begins!

The decisive battle for the Aether Hub commences, and things do burn

Skies over Kaladesh!

Things are coming to a head, and some parts of the revolt are coming to a breaking point.




When it comes down to it for Liliana, most people seem like puppets

The Gatewatch, sucessful, goes through some renewal


Guides, notices, and Making ofs:


Planeswalker's Guide to Kaladesh

Making of Kaladesh: Here

The Consulate released announcements for the people of the fair. 


Bios:
Dovin Baan - a native vedalken planeswalker from Kaladesh.

Saheeli Rai - a native of Kaladesh, she is a prime inventor and competitor for invention battles!

Kaladesh exploration site.

Notes: In the Magic Story Podcast, it was talked about how the Mending occured around 60 years prior to events in this saga- similarly, around 60 years ago in Kaladesh, the great aether expansion and industrialization occurred.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Real concerns with the court of Paliano


A new declaration was made:


The Reign of Brago! Conspiracy 2!


All hail the King and lord of Paliano.  The Eternal, the just, the undying!

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Wait! Assassins! King Brago has been slain!

Apparently, we have an empty Throne!  Conspiracy 2: The Empty Throne!


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But this doesn't end there.  A new heir has been appointed.  Conspiracy 2: Take the Crown.









And so we again begin to conspire.



The story begins, with Kaya,
who is very good at her job.


A message was found on the back of the Eternal Masters tokens... lead to two proclamations!

Proclamation of the new Queen.

Response of Adriana, Captain of the Guard.

Daretti has returned to Fiora, and found himself in league with Grenzo.

An envoy from the city state of Trest has been appointed to Paliano, and he writes back with some dossiers.



You can find the original Paliano lore from Conspiracy 1 here.


Notes:
Edric, Spymaster of Trest was no revealed to be part of the plane of Fiora.  Trest is a port city state, ruled by elves. 
His original description was here