Checking in on the Planeswalkers (2015)
August 19 2015
"Every nightmare is a caged bird that yearns to be set free."
Ashiok uses fear to terrorize foes with their own darkest, most closely guarded nightmares. Ashiok delights in having the upper hand and watching enemies reduced to quaking cowards.
Because all sentient beings feel fear, Ashiok believes this power is the great equalizer. For Ashiok, fear is a feeling given form by the mind—a quasi-elemental force that can be shaped and wielded to Ashiok's benefit.
Once Ashiok's Planeswalker spark ignited, it was discovered that in addition to culling the nightmares of others, Ashiok could also make their fears manifest in reality. As such, Ashiok embodies the role of a dark engineer, constructing twisted architectures of torment and sorrow. The dread vapors that emanate from Ashiok are an extension of this magic, enabling easy access and manipulation of the fears of those they enshroud.
Ashiok now travels the Multiverse in search of designs for the perfect embodiment of fear. In this search, Ashiok came to Theros, where dreams seem more vibrant than the other planes Ashiok has visited.
Ashiok's story continues in "War of the Spark: Ravnica" -- the new novel from Greg Weisman available here
Theros is a land where the gods of myth and legend rule the populace from the twilight realm of Nyx. Mortals tremble before them, feel the sting of their petty whims, and live in terror of their wrath.
Dack Fayden is the self-proclaimed "greatest thief in the Multiverse." Using his skills in psychometry and deception magic, Dack is able to find anyone or anything in the Multiverse, but searching for his next great challenge puts him at odds with locals and law enforcement every step of the way.
August 19 2015
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