"Why, yes. I can see your bloodlines, and what you may have picked up from them." She looks at his ancestry for a moment, then reconsiders. "I have... gotten into some trouble recently by recovering secrets I should have been left alone, so care to tell me what you're looking for?"
Medea, Harvester of Secrets Legendary Creature - Vampire Lifelink Whenever Medea, Harvester of Secrets attacks, move up to two counters from target permanent onto Medea. 2/2
Aid Seeker - not the biggest fan of this modal type but card's fine. 9/10
He looked at her and his smiled faded. Just into a normal look. He shook his head. "Er, sorry. I... I got ahead of myself." he said, clearing his throat and straightening his armor. He stood for a moment. Smooth, Aiden. Way to make yourself look... no, he cleared his head. "I'll be going now." he said. "Bye Karina, it was good seeing you." he said, smiling at her. He seemed to ignore anything she said other than the gentle "no".
Reyhsia, the Unstoppable: Feels weird but alright. Nice counter. 8/10.
"I suppose that would depend on how much you could find out exactly, and if you would request anything in return for the service," Chrysoplei responds, letting out a sigh. "I found myself in a... situation recently, one that makes me feel... helpless. A wanderer in my own life."
"I'm getting too emotional. That's been happening more often too, though I suppose having just met me you wouldn't be able to tell that. Oh, I'm rambling again, aren't I? I must curb that. Too much thinking out loud." The man, seeming almost shaken, takes a deep breath and looks back to your gaze. "I shouldn't burden you with all this. You aren't a psychologist, after all. At least, last I checked."
"Damn it all." He mutters.
Murky Thought Creature - Nightmare Flying Whenever ~ attacks, defending player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a nonland card. ~ gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is that card's converted mana cost. That player puts the revealed cards into their graveyard. 1/1 Medea, Harvester of Secrets - Nice enough. I'd build around it. Reminds me of Daghatar the Adamant. 9/10
She frowned. "I can't help if you don't tell me what you need."
"I can see your name, your age, your species, and very helpfully, if you are dead. More usefully, I can see the same for your parents and children, if you have them. I can see your blood, and presumably, your spark. My price for those is promising not to attack me for telling you," she said with a smirk.
"If you need some proper research done, I can help for a price, but it's going to depend on what and where we'd need to go to uncover it."
Bane of Sayonia Legendary Creature - Nightmare Mole Menace Whenever a card is put into your graveyard from your hand or library, Bane of Sayonia gets +2/+2 until end of turn. In an underground city, moles become more than mere pests. 3/3
mocandragon5 Murky Thought - i like it, but is probably going to be bigger than blue gets. least you can't block with it iguess. 8/10
"Oh, uh, yes. My apologies. Well, you see my predicament is... Something happened to me, relatively recently, and I awoke with a lot of my memories gone, or at least out of my reach. I know the basics of who I am, where I am, how to cast spells and planeswalk, but that's about it. I suppose we could start with family. Get a better grasp of who I am, I suppose. As for the payment with that, I will promise not to attack you for what you share. After that, we can perhaps start on a research venture together. I'm sure we could come to an agreement on payment for that front."
Divulge Instant Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land card, put it on the bottom of your library. Otherwise, you may cast that card. Repeat this process until you reveal a nonland card and choose not to cast it or you choose to stop. Shuffle your library. As for your concerns, it's a Mindshrieker that's guaranteed to hit something, but only once per turn and only when attacking, but does it for free.
Bane of Sayonia - I can see that effect being on a card. I like it. 9/10
"Alright then. Your parents are both elves and your... your mother is still alive. You should have some animal communication abilities from your father."
Her voice faltered. "I know someone who might be able to bring back your memories, if they are just forgotten and not removed..."
"The last family member is your half-elf child, about five years old." She hesitated, "I don't know anything about the mother, I'm afraid. I can't tell if she's alive, or where any of them are."
Cordelia, Master of Tricks Legendary Creature - Human Jester Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell with converted mana cost 1, you may pay 1 life. If you do, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. 2/1
(gurfafflekins feel free to yell at me :p) Divulge - whew. this is almost certainly too good. Imagine this in something like burn where this pretty easily draws 2-3 burn spells for . Luckily this requires some setup to not burn out, but think this one needs a bit of work, 6/10
Karina looked up from her book as a green portal vmmed to life in Reyhsia's room. What appeared to be a child even shorter than Karina leapt out of it. She was loaded with bags of all shapes, and quickly followed by a gray cat.
"Aha, must be Karina, arentcha? Heard all about this l'il rascal." The kithkin slid a pair of goggles over her eyes, then picked up the cat. "Here, why dontcha play with Brownie here for a sec while I talk with your auntie Reyhs?"
"Glad to see you so soon, Pidge."
"Fastest service in the Verse, the PB&J Delivery guarantee!"
"That's why I messaged. Karina, please keep Brownie out of trouble while I speak with miss Pidge."
"The spell works, I just can't cast it for very long. I was hoping that's where your expertise comes in."
"So weave this thing into a few trinkets is what you're saying? Getcha self a handful of portable planar anchors for... what is this for exactly?"
"Listen, Pidge," she deflected. "I know you've been wanting to set up a permanent post on the Arena. I've been pulling some strings, clearing some buildings... with a little luck we can get you set up in a few weeks."
"I knew you did something for Fese!" the kithkin gave her a playful punch. "Well then dontcha worry Reyhs, I'll get this blended all nice and back to you quick as a merrow!" Reyhsia can now call aid from Lorwyn. Reyhsia has unlocked multicolor level 1.
Chrysoplei gives a slow nod at each bit of information, seemingly deep in thought. His face gains a small frown at the insinuation of his father being dead and raises a slight eyebrow at the mention of a child. When she finishes speaking, he opens his eyes again.
"If you know of anyone from whom I could gain such assistance, please let me know."
Pause for Thought Instant Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner’s library instead of into that player’s graveyard. Draw a card. Cordelia, Master of Tricks - Very nice. I like it a lot. Not entirely sure on power level, but I've seen worse. 8/10
Two glowing figures walked. They walked and walked, circling the 7CI building and eventually finding the location of Reyhsia and Karina by sheer time and chance alone. They approached the two, one was a mother and one was a daughter, and they held hands together. "Greetings." said the mother, her voice slightly echoing. "I am Melody, and this is Rose." she introduces them. The daughter looks at Karina and pouts, turning away. "Now, Rose. Is that any way to treat a sister?"
Friendly Spirits Creature - Spirit Flying When ~ enters the battlefield, target teammate gains life equal to the number of nonland permanents they control (You are not your own teammate.). 2/2
"If you have any details of the plane, the 7CI may be able to point you in the right direction. Unfortunately 'elves' is an incredibly common detail."
"If... if you think these memories have been suppressed or forgotten, I do know someone who can unlock them. I must warn you that she will be in your head, she'll be able to see whatever's in there."
"And I'd recommend bringing some silver if you have any."
Medea, the Frenzied Legendary Creature - Vampire This spell can't be countered. Pay 1 life: Target creature blocks Medea, the Frenzied this turn if able. Pay 2 life: Target spell can't be countered. "When unable to steal memories, Mei's students enter a feral state, and will either kill to survive, or be killed." 3/1
Pause for Thought - don't think that's enough downside to shave a mana off Dismiss. (depending on the spell, that might be upside even) is probably fine at uncommon as well. 7/10 gurfafflekins
Karina gasps. "You really mean it?" she asks. She looks back to Reyhsia, who has a look of concern on her face, but doesn't move to stop her.
"What's the matter Rose? We're more alike than you know. We can get along!"
Bring the Pieces Together Scheme When you set this scheme in motion, search your library for up to three nonland permanent cards with converted mana cost 2 or less and put them onto the battlefield. Shuffle your library.
shall we find the missing member of the sick children club :^) and yes i responded to a team card with a scheme this is Karina don't @me Friendly Spirits - clean team card, 9/10
"Come now child." Melody encouraged, and the child looked back at Karina. "...I'm sorry. I didn't mean it..." she said rubbing ghostly tears from her face, and Melody smiled. "Now, was that so bad?" she said, laughing daintily. She left Rose to interact with Karina and approached Reyhsia. "Reyhsia." she says, gently trying to hold her hands, radiating warmth. "My husband is..." she sighed, even the sigh sounding like a sweet sound. "Adey is troubled. He is getting better, but I do not know how long it will last."
Phantom Seer Creature - Spirit Flying ~ has +1/+1 for each legendary creature you control. "I see your fate, young one... it does not please me." 1/1
Bring the Pieces Together: I don't really know how archenemy works but I DO know that there's a scheme deck type thing. Looks alright to me. Feels like it could even have nonland removed? 9/10.
"I... don't believe I have heard of this '7CI' before. As for this other being, I doubt there is much in my head to keep secret. It's definitely not like I have a habit of thinking aloud anyways." Chrysoplei responds, giving a slight smirk. "Silver? I may have access to some. I honestly do thank you for your assistance, though. If you require any assistance in a field I may be versed in, feel free to call on me if I'm not occupied."
Helpful Assistant " style="max-width:100%;"] Creature - Human Wizard , : Target player draws a card. 1/2 Medea, the Frenzied - Uncounterability for other things is more than , but this works okay as does get limited uncounterability. 8/10
Reyhsia's concern grows as the spirit approaches. Stay calm. Do it for the kid. "I have noticed. He arrived before. He seemed so happy to be with her, but in a moment it all fell apart and he nearly got away before she managed to catch him."
"I don't know how to help him. From what I've seen, only Karina has done anything. Perhaps you know something from when... from when you were together?"
Reyhsia, Junior Archivist Legendary Creature - Human First strike Reyhsia, Junior Archivist gets +1/+0 for each other legendary permanent you control. "Reyhs, one day you'll find there's more to learn from legends than the fights." -Daksha, Senior Archivist 1/1 --- so in case anyone didn't notice, Reyhs's home world has reincarnation. a wandering spirit is usually a bad thing. Phantom Seer - should prob be an uncommon. 8/10 mocandragon5
"The Seventh Circle Initiative is an organization interested in the safety of planeswalkers. Helping lost planeswalkers, keeping track of dangerous planes, dealing with... interplanar... threats." Her hands had subconsciously covered her chest during the last words.
"I'll see when my... acquaintance will be back in town to look at your memories. She tends to work nights. If you still trust me when that's over, I'd be glad to see you around more. As for me, I'm grabbing some silver of my own."
Bag of Greed Legendary Artifact Bag of Greed enters the battlefield tapped with five silver counters on it. , Remove a silver counter from Bag of Greed: Add . Then if Bag of Greed has no silver counters on it, sacrifice it.
(assuming that's a gift? and paying for the 2) Helpful Assistant - nohing flashy but gets the job done 8/10
The ghost let out another sigh. "This has been hard for him. We... do the best we can, but he has learned to control us well. Even now, we escape as he naps." she explained, smiling sadly. "Karina is like a daughter to him. I do not come to you to ask for your aid. I would not put anyone in a position like that - we are but a poor family from some unknown place. I merely come to ask forgiveness of Karina to my Rose - she was still not of herself when she did those things." she said, moving back from Reyhsia - she could feel the apprehension. "But I do have one request. When you speak to my husband next, tell him that he is appreciated. That he has had an impact on the people of this place, more than he could ever know." she turned to Rose. "Come now, child. I feel him awakening." she said, and as she grabbed her child's hand, they waved.
And then vanished.
Melody and Rose, Gentle Spirits Legendary Creature - Spirit Flying When ~ enters the battlefield, search your or target teammate's library for a legendary creature, reveal it, and put it into it's owner's hand. That player shuffles their library. Other legendary creatures you control get +1/+1. 3/3
When Reyhsia covers her chest while speaking, Chrysoplei raises an eyebrow in curiosity but decides not to pursue it.
"Perfect. I sure do hope nothing so bad happens that I come to hate you. At least, nothing thus far has." He states, before giving details as to where he may be found in future, before taking his leave. Bag of Greed - Very much worse Worn Powerstone in almost every situation except for legendary matters. Some sets may want that, sure, but it could be much better. I don't even see the harm in letting it ETB untapped. 7/10
gurfafflekins "I have once before," she sighs. "I had told him how Karina was always so troubled, how he had brought happiness back to her, but..."
"I shall try again. I owe it to him for what he has done for her."
Vijaya, Assigner of Souls Legendary Creature - Spirit First strike If a Spirit entering the battlefield or leaving the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time. "Vijaya welcomes the souls from their past lives, and guides them into their new ones." —Tirvanian Reincarnation 3/3
Melody and Rose, Gentle Spirits - legendary feels a bit out of place here (though given the meeting, maybe not?), djeru shows the effect checks out tho. 9/10 mocandragon5 guess who's got two thumbs and forgot about Worn Powerstone :p did have it without the ETB tapped but the newer mana rocks scared me off Will send Mei your way soon, she's got some business of her own still going on in the boards >.>
(Taking place after whatever happens with Malextros but before meeting Chrysoplei)
A fog rolled into Reyhsia's office as the vampire returned. Hey Reyhs, why didn't you tell me the demon was after her before you sent me out?
"I wasn't sure," she groaned. "He showed up didn't he?" Did more than just show up. That tent is toast now. I'm going to need double-
"It's already in the bag." She waved at a sack on the table. "Mei, we all felt it." The vampire scowled. "There is something I would like to ask though. I did some digging. Found out about that spellbook you took. It led me to Sevid, who swears up and down E didn't help you."
Well sounds right to me, I don't remember any E. It was me, Lucien, his pet, and his weird elf stalker.
"I know Evigal, Mei. She'd kill you before anyone of you smelled that vault without her. Where is she." Her last words hung more like an ultimatum than a question.
Alright, alright. The vampire swept over to her as if to whisper in her ear despite the telepathy. Evigal's trying to disappear. She gave us a ridiculous cut of that vault to keep her involvement, her existence, a secret. She placed a hand on Reyhsia's shoulder. And you know how I feel about secrets.
Reyhsia froze as the vampire yanked a knot of memories from her head. Yellows and blues ran through the silver strands of memory. Her consciousness faded as Evigal was ripped from her head. A fog rolled into Reyhsia's office as the vampire returned. Hey Reyhs, why didn't you tell me the demon was after her before you sent me out?
"I wasn't sure," she groaned. "He showed up didn't he?"
Did more than just show up. Don't worry about payment. Ended up with enough secrets to last me a decade. Reyhsia has spent 100 Valor to increase her converted mana cost to 5.
Reyhsia suddenly feels the earth shake as if the Arena was about to explode. Rocks shoot up from the ground and violently rain all around, devastating anything they touch. This only lasts a few seconds but, once it's over, Reyhsia can see massive cracks on the earth, all converging in the same direction. There is only one person in the Arena with the ability to shape earth and a personality unstable enough to use her talent in such a destructive way...
Meteor Volley Sorcery As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a nonland card. ~ deals X damage divided as you choose among each of up to X targets, where X is the discarded card's converted mana cost.
"Damn it, Mei, this is the opposite of subtle," I grumbled. The only way I was going to fight Aylin was by surprise. The only way I was going to fight Malextros...
I wouldn't be much help trying to join the fight now. Might as well help those caught in the crossfire.
Scerix, the Martyr Legendary Creature - Human Whenever you sacrifice Scerix, the Martyr or another permanent, Scerix deals 1 damage to any target. , Sacrifice Scerix: Up to X target creatures gain indestructible until end of turn. "I am but a mere man, but I will help however I can." 2/2 korakhos Meteor Volley - hrm, not sure how i feel about this. in the fair case it's not great, four mana and a card for what, five, six damage? At the high end tho, this sucker punches people with Emrakul. Might like this better at like 3 mana and only hitting creatures 7/10
Not long after the earthquake, a dark mist Reyhsia recognizes all too well begins to surround her. Even though the demon doesn't appear before her, his voice can be heard. "If only you would've helped... you could've had whatever you wanted" he says sternly "Instead, now I get to take something away from you! Too bad I can't take away your parents, but fate seems to have done that for me..." he adds sadistically "So this bakery you constantly wanted to take me to when we first met..." The mist dissolves, instead heading to Sevid's place and surrounding it entirely.
Impending Catastrophe Sorcery Choose one- • Destroy all creatures. • Destroy all lands.
Sevid sensed the earthquake long before it reached her. She jumped the counter and ran to the map of the Arena in the case. Aylin had punched another hole in her lovely map. Fissures drew themselves along the map as they tore through the real Arena. One was headed for her. She waved a green spell over the Atlas. On the perfect map, the line froze. On the Arena's soil, the fissure stopped in its tracks. Someone needs to teach that kid a lesson.
A blue spell opened the case and floated the Atlas beside her. Guess it's going to be me. --- Sevid was locking up the bakery when the smoke began surrounding it. She looked from the smoke to the Atlas. "Leylines." Stripes of color appeared on the map. She pointed a green spell at the green and white cross where her bakery sat.
Green and white mana exploded from every direction, flooding out the demon's reach.
Atlas of Worlds Legendary Artifact Lands you control have indestructible. Untap all lands you control during each other player's untap step. : Choose a color. If a player taps a land for mana this turn, that land produces one mana of that color instead of any other type or amount. "It is the perfect map. It changes as the world does. The world changes as it does."
korakhos Impending Catastrophe - not so impending anymore but 9/10
Atlas of Worlds:I was choosing the creature destruction mode so your card doesn't answer mine, 0/10. This is a sweet, sweet top-down design. 10/10.
The blast repeals the mist, but its objective has not yet been completed. If it can't destroy it from above, it will try from below. The mist begins to seep into the ground, ready to break the very ground the building stands on.
Break the Foundations Sorcery This spell costs less to cast if it targets a nonbasic land. Destroy target land. The taller they're built, the harder they fall.
Sevid laughs as the mist retreats into the soil. "Oh you poor soul. You're in my world now." Her eyes glow green as her hand turns over the map. "Quicksand." The soil below the mist slumped as the earth obeyed the map. "Whirlpool." The water in the quicksand pit spun violently, dragging in and sandblasting anything unfortunate enough to have found its way inside.
Daron, the Sandblaster Legendary Creature - Minotaur Wizard Haste , Sacrifice a land: Daron, the Sandblaster deals X damage to any target, where X is the number of colors of mana that land could produce. 2/2 korakhos Break the Foundations - p good LD design, and that doesn't happen much. 9/10
The Cannibal King: never actually rated this, whoops! So you heard of pox, then pox-in-a-blanket, now prepare for pox-on-a-stick! I think that this having no restriction other than the creature sacrifice can get out of hand quickly in the right deck, so i'd add a mana payment, and given how black now gets direct damage rather than lifeloss and this has lifelink, it would be cool if it pinged. 7/10.
The mist recedes, apparently defeated, leaving Sevid's place alone.
Reyhsia looked over the map in Sevid's glass case. "Someone out there is after my little girl, Fese. And worse, I'm running out of suspects who aren't Mei."
"Why would she even," Sevid asked as she brought over her muffins. "I don't think she's even met little Karina."
Reyhsia sighed. "I think she's been in my head. I've got too many blanks that weren't there last week. I'm worried I upset her, and now she's taking revenge for something I can't even remember." She slumped into a chair. "I met Mei when she was only a few weeks out of her plane. She might've been more of a kid than Karina is now. If she's targeting her to get back at me..."
Avmmcut her off before she could worry any further, and a kithkin jumped into the room. "Hey Sevid, got the newest-oh, Reyhs!" Pidge looked from the elf to the loremaster, then whispered to Sevid, "I didn't know ya opened this early."
"Well Reyhs, while I'm here, I gotcha a letter from that Flynn kid, and the first prototype Nullifiers of Planar Energy!" She pulled the letter from the side of her bag, then picked up the cat stepping through the portal and unzipped the tiny bag on its back,then shoved her entire arm into it. "Was gonna stop in latter today but, since I ran into ya..." She finally pulled her arm from Brownie's pack, bringing with it a leather bag larger than the cat holding it.
Reyhsia pulled out a box about as big as her fist. "Once you activate it, the area gets cut off from the Eternities entirely. No 'walking, no mana, not even my portals." A red spark from the kithkin's fingers set the nullifier working. Pidge's portal a few feet away fizzled to nothing. "Only lasts for a few minutes at that size. But! I found a way to turn that to our advantage. There's another spell you can use that'll eat up the mana in the area too. Powers the thing for..." she pulled out another gadget, "about fifteen minutes with this mana density."
"It's brilliant, Pidge." Reyhsia smiled. "You might want to keep this off the shelves of your new outpost next week though. Wouldn't want the wrong hands to get ahold of this."
Reyhsia can now call aid from Conspiracy: Take the Crown
Important fact: Pidge's mana measuring device is the Magic Activity Numeration Apparatus. Yes, all her things are named like this.
"With the appearance of the Malextros statue, all my suspects have fallen apart. I'm still worried Mei is involved, but there's no way she'd be able to make that thing on her own. So unless Aylin suddenly learned a whole lot of subterfuge, I suspect our visitor isn't working alone."
"So maybe it's time for me to stop doing so as well."
Flynn, Glad to hear you and Ilieth are getting along now. I've got some friends that would love to meet you two. I'll let you know when to drop by. -Reyhsia
Q, I'm finally calling in that wish. Don't worry, I know you can handle this one. Just don't ask any questions. -R Reyhsia has spent 100 Valor to increase her converted mana cost to 6.
(Just before the whole Aylin shabang happens - due to fuzzy time, you define when "just before" is)
The soldier approaches Reyhsia, worry in his eyes. "Reyhsia." he says, approaching her. "I have something to speak to you about. Karina isn't here, right? She probably shouldn't hear this." he says, his spear at his side, his helmet nowhere to be seen. When she would look at his bloodline, she would see something new - a sun symbol. "I have... a sense of unease. I'm sure you've seen the wandering demon?"
Sunspear Converter Creature - Human Soldier , : Create a token copy of ~. "Boy, the king sure treats us great. If only we had more soldiers to revel with!" 1/3