Checking in on the Planeswalkers (2015)
August 19 2015
Theros is ruled by an awe-inspiring pantheon of gods. Mortals tremble before them, feel the sting of their petty whims, and live in terror of their wrath. It is a plane where barbaric, cave-dwelling minotaurs descend on wayward travelers. Giants stalk the land, drawing strength from the terrain on which they tread. At sea, massive krakens prowl its depths, and sirens lure its sailors to their demise. Yet amid such colossal perils, mortals have found a way to endure, and it is here that the hero's mantle is raised highest.
Not only have the mortals endured, they have managed to thrive, for Theros is also a plane where civilization is protected behind the walls of great poleis, each city-state a bulwark against the raging monsters that roam the more savage places of Theros. Meletis, the polis of learning, progress, magic, and devotion to the gods, is a testament to the achievements of civilized humanity. It is hemmed in by vast golden wheat fields and the Siren Sea, and defended by the Reverent Army. In the polis of Akros, martial prowess is held in the highest esteem. Akroan warriors have reached near-mythic status throughout Theros. The imposing cliff-top fortress of Akros lies at the center of a network of outposts that serve to protect the rest of Theros, a fact that comforts many Therans. Setessa, the isolated polis surrounded by concentric rings of forest, is fiercely independent. Strong bonds connect its inhabitants, and all in Setessa share a veneration of nature.
Kydele serves as the primary oracle to Kruphix, Theros's enigmatic god of horizons and mysteries. For Kydele, there is no greater virtue than seeking and facing the truth. From her seat at Kruphix's temple, Kydele has seen truths that would unravel the minds of lesser mortals. Kruphix revealed to Kydele the true nature of the gods and Theros's place in the Multiverse, a sight she can never unsee.
The polis of Akros is carved into a mountain. Here, the fiercest of Theros live. These warriors prove themselves unparalleled, generation after generation. Most of them diligently travel the countryside, ensuring the safety of the land’s roadways.
The centaurs have formed two distinct bands. The Lagonnas are merchant travelers who peaceful trade and seek to live in harmony with those around them. The Pheres are wandering nomads who raid for what they need and hunt wherever they venture.
Venture to Theros, plane of heroes, gods, and monsters. Here, hydras, gorgons, and satyrs of myth roam in a wild, mystical world, while the brave venture far beyond city walls to untamed lands and raging seas. Will divine oracles chart your destiny, or will you take matters into your own hands?