- Magic: The Gathering storylines
Although Magic: The Gathering is essentially a strategy game that uses decks of cards, an intricate storyline underlies the cards released in each expansion. This storyline is shown in the game in the card art and through quotations and descriptions on the bottom of most cards (called flavor text). Novels and anthologies published by HarperPrism and Wizards of the Coast, and the comic books published by Armada Comics complete the storylines hinted at through the cards.
The majority of Magic's story is set on the plane of Dominaria, and can be broken down into several distinct time periods each detailed in certain sets:
- The Thran: The Thran were a race of master artificers who were destroyed by Yawgmoth and his Phyrexians (converted Thran following him) during the Thran-Phyrexian War about 5,000 years before the Brothers. They are only hinted at in the game, but J. Robert King's novel The Thran explores their culture in some depth.
- The Brothers' War: War between Urza and Mishra, two brothers who were trained by the archaeologist and artificer Tocasia in creating magical devices based on ancient Thran technology. As their power as artificers grew, so did their enmity, eventually erupting in an all-out war utilizing powerful constructs. Marshalling vast armies aided by their impressive machines (some of the old Thran Empire, some newly made) the brothers staged a series of battles. The war devastated the land of Terisiare on the plane of Dominaria and culminated in a world-devastating climax on the island of Argoth. This caused the Dark, the climate changes which led to the Fall of the Sarpadian Empires and finally to the Ice Age. This story is the basis for the Antiquities expansion and later the Urza's Saga Block.
- The Dark: The devastation wrought by the Brothers led to the fall of many civilizations and the beginning of a Dark Age in Dominaria. The destruction of Argoth caused a nuclear winter that would later lead to the Dominarian Ice Age. This story is portrayed in the Fallen Empires and The Dark expansions. In this age Terisiare's survivors were bitterly opposed to magic. Tiny, insular villages dotted a wasted, goblin-infested landscape. Fanatical priests controlled a few powerful city-states. Preachers and witch-hunters hunted the countryside for the few remaining wizards. Despite this oppression, it is during this era that mortal wizards first discover the five-color nature of magic. This story is fully explained in the novel The Gathering Dark by Jeff Grubb. The following Ice Age is detailed in Eternal Ice and The Shattered Alliance, also by Jeff Grubb.
- Fallen Empires The harsh climatic changes that followed the destruction of Argoth caused the southern continent, Sarpadia, to struggle for survival. The elves and humans of Sarpadia begin breeding primitive but adaptable subspecies: saprolings and thrulls, respectively. These creatures soon turn on their creators and terrorize the people of Sarpadia, while the Merfolk suffered an invasion of crustacean-like homarids, which benefitted from the cooling oceans. Barraged by invading orcs, goblins, homarids, thrulls, and even fungus, the civilizations of Sarpadia are destroyed, and the continent falls into darkness.
- The Ice Age: The climate-altering effects of the devastation continued leading to a global ice age. New empires rose and fought in the cold. Eventually this cooling climate was reversed and life returned to normal. This story is portrayed in the Ice Age, Alliances, and Coldsnap expansions, and in the novels Eternal Ice and Shattered Alliance by Jeff Grubb. Jeff Grubb also wrote a short story "continuing" the story for Coldsnap, which is located in the Player's Guide insert you can find in a Coldsnap Fat Pack.
- The Homelands This short interlude depicts the decimated plane of Ulgrotha, in which many civilizations struggle for power against Baron Sengir, a powerful vampire who has manipulated a number of other characters into serving his ends. The planeswalkers Serra and Feroz turn the balance in favor of the light, but are killed in battle against a crazed alien planeswalker. The story has no concrete ending.
- The Phyrexian Invasion: After millennia of peace, the machine-like Phyrexians, who originate on a hellish mechanical world, invade the world of Dominaria led by the former Thran Yawgmoth from the pocket universe of Rath. The Phyrexian invasion divides in many sub-stories.
- The Urza Saga: Following the destruction of Argoth, Urza becomes a planeswalker and foresees the invasion of Dominaria. Urza's travels lead the war to the peaceful universe of Serra's realm which is destroyed by Phyrexian armies; survivors of the plane flee to Dominaria and Ulgrotha. In preparation for the invasion, Urza creates the Tolarian academy, a research and development laboratory-school in which he and other mighty wizards train mages for the upcoming invasion and experiment on weaponry development, time-travel and genetic manipulation in hopes of creating a defensive army. The time experiments lead to a temporal collapse and the academy becomes laced with time fractures, which are both dangerous and useful to the inhabitants. Urza himself develops a fearful Legacy Weapon and Karn, a self-aware golem which, combined, can defeat any foe. This story arc is linked to The Thran, Antiquities, The Dark, Ice Age and Homelands and is depicted in the books The Brothers War, Planeswalker and Time Streams.
- The Legacy: This follows the travels of many brave adventurers from all across Dominaria who, aboard Urza's vessel "The Weatherlight", seek to collect the different artifacts left by Urza and necessary to assemble the Legacy Weapon. Opposed to them, many Phyrexian allies or lords will try to stop them from their quest. This story arc is the longest in the Magic continuity, and its characters are depicted in the Weatherlight, Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus, Mercadian Masques, and Nemesis card sets; later, the story continues and concludes in the Invasion arc.
- Prophecy: Parallel to the "Legacy" history, and following the Mirage and Urza's Saga histories, in Dominaria the warrior kingdom of Keld ensues war all across Jamuraa. Many wizards from the Tolarian academy aid the federation of Jamuraa and succeed in stopping the Keldons' warmongering.
- The Invasion: The dreaded Phyrexians finally come to Dominaria across many "planar portals" and Urza, who has been spending thousands of years planning a defense against the Invasion, implements his plans. The Weatherlight leads the Dominarian forces, but the widespread chaos, and the uncompromising nature of Urza's tactics, threaten to destroy the plane. The arrival of Yawgmoth himself leads to the Apocalypse, but he is finally defeated by the fully assembled Legacy Weapon. The Invasion itself occurs in the Invasion block, but is linked to all previous story arcs. From this point on, the publishers switch to a series of self-contained plotlines with occasional links to older stories, rather than sweeping epics spanning years of card releases.
- Otaria: One hundred years after the devastation of the Invasion, Dominaria is still in the process of rebuilding. This part of the story takes place in Otaria, a devastated continent that was, surprisingly, the place least affected by the Invasion. It centers on Kamahl, a barbarian, and his quest to get the Mirari, a magical orb of seemingly endless power.
- Onslaught: Having acquired the Mirari with devastating effects, Kamahl renounces it and tries to be rid of it, but the events he triggered have gone far beyond his control. The story shifts to a battle between Akroma, an angel, and Phage, Kamahl's corrupted sister, who kills with a touch. As zealous armies gather behind each of them, Kamahl needs to end their escalating conflict before Otaria itself is decimated. To this end, he recovers the slumbering Mirari and allies himself with three ancient gods who have been waiting for these events to happen again. This story is linked to Mirrodin, and sets the scene for the first major storyline not set on Dominaria.
- Mirrodin: The story of Mirrodin takes place on a new, metal world, created by the planeswalker Karn and populated by races stolen from other worlds. Glissa, an elf, and her allies strive to assemble the mythical Kaldra, so that they can defeat the crazed Memnarch, who lives inside the hollow world. All the while, we learn about the history of Mirrodin, and its loose, but nonetheless present, connection to previous storylines based on Dominaria. The Mirrodin story is the first of the new year-long, three-set story arcs, having started in 2003 with the release of Moons of Mirrodin and continuing with 2004's The Darksteel Eye and The Fifth Dawn.
- The Kami War: The plane of Kamigawa is naturally divided in two: the kakuriyo Kami world (spirit world) and the utsushiyo material world; both working and operating harmoniously until the Kami began to attack the material world twenty years before the story opens. The books follow the lone samurai Toshiro Umezawa and the princess Michiko as they try to bring peace to Kamigawa. As well as giving the game an unusual, strong Oriental feel, this storyline is interesting in that the designers deliberately tried to give the story a strong influence over the game itself. Instead of relying on the traditional "color wheel" conflict (the game of Magic: the Gathering is based on a five-point circle of allied and enemy color affiliations), the color any given card is may often be less important than whether it has a Kami or Material theme.
- Ravnica: Ravnica is a plane covered almost entirely in cityscape. The city's ten "guilds", political organizations each based on a different two-color mana pairing, warred for a long period of time. After the conflict, a magical document, the Guildpact, was created to ensure that the plane remained at peace and that the guilds would constrain themselves to their social roles. The main storyline begins 9,999 years later, as anticipation of the decimillennial anniversary builds. The once-noble guilds have corrupted and decayed over time, and a great political gridlock is all that keeps Ravnica stable. A series of protagonists - most notably Agrus Kos, a law enforcement officer from the Boros League, and Teysa Karlov, a lawmage from the Orzhov Syndicate, uncover the plots of the various guildmasters, as well as the ambitions of the "secret guild", House Dimir. The flavor of the cards again exerted considerable influence over the mechanics of the game, encouraging players to build decks devoted to a particular guild.
- Time Spiral: The Time Spiral block returns to a post-apocalyptic Dominaria. Teferi, a planeswalker, abandoned Urza during the Phyrexian Invasion by "phasing" (temporarily removing from reality) two landmasses known as Shiv and Zhalfir out. He returns to Dominaria to find it in a state of ruin. In addition to having been almost totally devastated by the Apocalypse, mysterious "time rifts" have opened in the skies across the plane, making planeswalking and spellcasting more difficult. Teferi wants to ensure that Zhalfir and Shiv return to Dominaria safely - however, the time rifts, and the considerably deteriorated state of the plane itself, mean that the two continents no longer "fit." Should Zhalfir and Shiv land, Dominaria and the entire Multiverse would be destroyed. The Time Spiral block was billed as Magic's nostalgia block, and would revisit themes and characters from every storyline up to the end of the Otaria arc. As the Invasion did before, the Time Spiral story is linked to any other story arc before it, harkening back to many earlier settings and characters, even those outside of Dominaria. It was during this block that The Mending occurred, greatly reducing the powers of all planeswalkers.
- Lorwyn: Whereas most blocks consist of three sets, it was decided to turn the 2007/08 block into two mini blocks of two sets each. The focus of the first is the plane of Lorwyn, an idyllic, perpetually sunlit world populated by a wide variety of civilized species. These tribes are generally peaceful but keen to keep to themselves. The story centers around an elf outcast named Rhys who has triggered a series of events foreseen by his mentor, Colfenor, and a flamekin pilgrim named Ashling who believes her path and Rhys's are the same. The coming Aurora, an annual event when the plane darkens and lights appear in the sky, is the key to whatever it is that Rhys needs to do.
- Shadowmoor: Rather than passing harmlessly as it normally does, the Aurora instead transforms Lorwyn into an eerie reflection of itself. The idyllic, sunlit world is replaced by the shadows and omnipresent malice of Shadowmoor. Landscapes, races and even individuals become twisted alternatives with no indication that their Lorwyn selves ever existed. Ashling, now known as the Extinguisher, has a central role in this shift, and it falls to Rhys (an elvish hero in this place) and Maralen, a mysterious elf and one of the very few unchanged by the transformation, to discover why.
- Alara: The plane of Alara was shattered long ago by an unknown force; it is now split unequally into five unique shards, each having no knowledge of the others. Each shard was denied two of the five colors of magic by the event (the inhabitants of each shard have had no recollection of the missing two colors of mana for centuries), and have evolved around their remaining three: The militant, feudal, sun-dappled plane of Bant; the scientific, order-obsessed, windy and cloud covered plane of Esper; the desperate, lifeless, blackened plane of Grixis; the violent, harsh, volcanic plane of Jund; and the green, lush, stampeding plane of Naya. Many species die off, evolve, or border extinction in each shard due to insufficient mana sustenance (Zombies can't survive without black mana, angels can't survive without white mana, etc.), and others thrived. The force that shattered the plane is unknown, but believed to be the five-headed hydra Progenitus (for unknown reasons) who disappears at the shattering of the plane and reappears in the expansion "Alara - Conflux" when the shards are reunited.
- Conflux: As the Shards of Alara draw closer together, the millennia-long machinations of a hidden evil come closer to bearing a dire harvast. Nicol Bolas, once one of the most powerful planeswalkers, has been manipulating the civilizations of Alara for his own reasons. As the shards violently collide with each other after centuries apart, war erupts on all sides, and in the chaos, Bolas seeks to harness the power of the Maelstrom, the chaotic center of the plane where all five colors come together in a magical storm of unimaginable energies and power. The planeswalker Elspeth Tirel and the valiant knight Rafiq start to catch wind of an insidious plot and begin investigating.
- Zendikar: A new plane is introduced: Zendikar, a world with powerful, uncontrollable mana and many dangerous features, including the Roil. Planeswalkers are drawn to Zendikar because of its powerful mana. Many of Zendikar's residents must fight against the land itself as mountains become alive and forests move. It is revealed that thousands of years ago three planeswalkers locked powerful, unstoppable beings known as the Eldrazi in a complex prison on Zendikar, causing the plane's complex problems. When three more planeswalkers enter the prison, the Eldrazi are released and start destroying Zendikar as they cannot escape from the plane.
- Scars of Mirrodin: As the storyline returns to the metallic plane of Mirrodin, it is found divided. A corrupted Karn has returned and brought with him the rot of Phyrexia. As the world faces off, Mirran versus Phyrexian, the idyllic plane is brought to a new form. This set also marked a deviation from the five color wheel, instead pushing players to align their decks to the Mirran or Phyrexian side of the conflict; to reenforce this, they created a web site devoted to the war where the player can switch between sides. In February of 2011, it was announced that Phyrexia had won, and the set New Phyrexia played out as a war amongst five Praetors of Phyrexia, battling each other for dominance.
There are numerous other smaller plots and subplots that take place in Dominaria and on the many planes of the multiverse of Dominia as well as events after the invasion of Dominaria by the Phyrexians.
- The sets from Weatherlight up to Apocalypse follow the epic story arc of the crew of the airship Weatherlight, their trek across several planes, and their ultimate role in defending Dominaria from the Phyrexian invasion.
- The sets from Odyssey to Scourge, set in the era of upheaval after the Invasion, involve the Dominarian continent of Otaria and the struggle between various factions for the powerful artifact known as the Mirari.
- The sets from Mirrodin to Fifth Dawn are set in the world of Mirrodin, where artificial and natural life are inseparably entwined.
- Several Magic: The Gathering video games have their own storylines and worlds.
- Starting with The Mending during Time Spiral, many of the stories revolve around the newly created, de-powered Planeswalkers. These characters recur in multiple sets, and may receive reprints or entirely new cards in new sets.
Settings of Dominia
Dominia is the general name for the multiverse, which, in the books, refers to all of the infinite planes.
Title Type Author release Isbn Arena Novel William R. Forstchen Nov 1994 ISBN 0-06-105424-0 Whispering Woods Novel Clayton Emery Jan 1995 ISBN 0-06-105418-6 Shattered Chains Novel Clayton Emery Mar 1995 ISBN 0-06-105419-4 Final Sacrifice Novel Clayton Emery May 1995 ISBN 0-06-105420-8 The Cursed Land Novel Teri McLaren Aug 1995 ISBN 0-06-105016-4 The Prodigal Sorcerer Novel Marc Sumner Nov 1995 ISBN 0-06-105476-3 Ashes of the Sun Novel Hanovi Braddock Mar 1996 ISBN 0-06-105649-9 Tapestries Anthology Edited by Kathy Ice May 1996 ISBN 0-06-105308-2 Distant Planes Anthology Edited by Kathy Ice May 1996 ISBN 0-06-105313-9 Song of Time Novel Teri McLaren Jun 1996 ISBN 0-06-105622-7 And Peace Shall Sleep Novel Sonia Orin Lyris Jul 1996 ISBN 0-06-105619-7 Dark Legacy Novel Robert E. Vardeman Dec 1996 ISBN 0-06-105697-9
Wizards of the Coast
Title Type Cycle Author release ISBN Brothers' War, The Novel Artifacts (I) Jeff Grubb May 1998 ISBN 0-7869-1170-0 Rath and Storm Anthology Edited by Peter Archer Jul 1998 ISBN 0-7869-1175-1 Planeswalker Novel Artifacts (II) Lynn Abbey Sep 1998 ISBN 0-7869-1182-4 Colors of Magic, The Anthology Jess Lebow, ed. Feb 1999 ISBN 0-7869-1323-1 Time Streams Novel Artifacts (III) J. Robert King Apr 1999 ISBN 0-7869-1344-4 Gathering Dark, The Novel Ice Age (I) Jeff Grubb Jun 1999 ISBN 0-7869-1357-6 Bloodlines Novel Artifacts (IV) Loren L. Coleman Aug 1999 ISBN 0-7869-1380-0 Mercadian Masques Novel Masquerade Francis Lebaron Sep 1999 ISBN 0-7869-1188-3 Thran, The Novel J. Robert King Dec 1999 ISBN 0-7869-1600-1 Nemesis Novel Masquerade (II) Paul B. Thompson Feb 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1559-5 Eternal Ice, The Novel Ice Age (II) Jeff Grubb May 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1562-5 Myths of Magic, The Anthology Edited by Jess Lebow Jun 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1529-3 Prophecy Novel Masquerade (III) Vance Moore Jun 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1570-6 Invasion Novel Invasion (I) J. Robert King Oct 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1438-6 Planeshift Novel Invasion (II) J. Robert King Oct 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1802-0 Shattered Alliance, The Novel Ice Age (III) Jeff Grubb Dec 2000 ISBN 0-7869-1403-3 Johan Novel Legends (I) Clayton Emery Apr 2001 ISBN 0-7869-1803-9 Apocalypse Novel Invasion (III) J. Robert King Jun 2001 ISBN 0-7869-1880-2 Dragons of Magic Anthology Edited by J. Robert King Aug 2001 ISBN 0-7869-1872-1 Odyssey Novel Odyssey (I) Vance Moore Sep 2001 ISBN 0-7869-1900-0 Jedit Novel Legends (II) Clayton Emery Dec 2001 ISBN 0-7869-1907-8 Chainer's Torment Novel Odyssey (II) Scott McGough Jan 2002 ISBN 0-7869-2696-1 Secrets of Magic, The Anthology Ed. by Jess Lebow Mar 2002 ISBN 0-7869-2710-0 Judgment Novel Odyssey (III) Will McDermott May 2002 ISBN 0-7869-2743-7 Hazezon Novel Legends (III) Clayton Emery Aug 2002 ISBN 0-7869-2792-5 Onslaught Novel Onslaught (I) J. Robert King Sep 2002 ISBN 0-7869-2801-8 Assassin's Blade Novel Legends 2 (I) Scott McGough Dec 2002 ISBN 0-7869-2830-1 Legions Novel Onslaught (II) J. Robert King Jan 2003 ISBN 0-7869-2830-1 Emperor's Fist Novel Legends 2 (II) Scott McGough Mar 2003 ISBN 0-7869-2935-9 Scourge Novel Onslaught (III) J. Robert King May 2003 ISBN 0-7869-2956-1 Monsters of Magic, The Anthology Edited by J. Robert King Aug 2003 ISBN 0-7869-2983-9 Moons of Mirrodin, The Novel Mirrodin (I) Will McDermott Sep 2003 ISBN 0-7869-2995-2 Champion's Trial Novel Legends 2 (III) Scott McGough Nov 2003 ISBN 0-7869-3015-2 Darksteel Eye, The Novel Mirrodin (II) Jess Lebow Jan 2004 ISBN 0-7869-3140-X Fifth Dawn, The Novel Mirrodin (III) Cory Herndon May 2004 ISBN 0-7869-3205-8 Outlaw: Champions of Kamigawa Novel Kamigawa (I) Scott McGough Sep 2004 ISBN 0-7869-3357-7 Heretic: Betrayers of Kamigawa Novel Kamigawa (II) Scott McGough Jan 2005 ISBN 0-7869-3575-8 Guardian: Saviors of Kamigawa Novel Kamigawa (III) Scott McGough May 2005 ISBN 0-7869-3786-6 Ravnica: City of Guilds Novel Ravnica (I) Cory J. Herndon Sep 2005 ISBN 0-7869-3792-0 Guildpact Novel Ravnica (II) Cory J. Herndon Jan 2006 ISBN 0-7869-3989-3 Dissension Novel Ravnica (III) Cory J. Herndon May 2006 ISBN 0-7869-4001-8 Time Spiral Novel Time Spiral (I) Scott McGough Oct 2006 ISBN 0-7869-3988-5 Planar Chaos Novel Time Spiral (II) Scott McGough & Timothy Sanders Jan 2007 ISBN 0-7869-4249-5 Future Sight Novel Time Spiral (III) Scott McGough & John Delaney Apr 2007 ISBN 0-7869-4269-X Lorwyn Novel Lorwyn (I) Cory J. Herndon & Scott McGough Sep 2007 ISBN 0-7869-4292-4 Morningtide Novel Lorwyn (II) Cory J. Herndon & Scott McGough Jan 2008 ISBN 0-7869-4790-X Shadowmoor Anthology Shadowmoor (I) Edited by Peter Archer & Susan J. Morris Apr 2008 ISBN 0-7869-4840-X Eventide Novel Shadowmoor (II) Cory J Herndon & Scott McGough Jun 2008 ISBN 0-7869-4868-X Alara Unbroken Novel Alara (I) Doug Beyer May 2009 ISBN 0-7869-5201-6 Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum Novel Zendikar Robert B. Wintermute 2010 ISBN 0-7869-5476-0 Scars of Mirrodin: The Quest for Karn Novel Mirrodin Robert B. Wintermute 2011 ISBN 0-7869-5774-3
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Title Cycle Author release Magic: the Gathering: The Shadow Mage Planeswalker War Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik & James Dean Pascoe (art) Jul 1995 Magic: the Gathering: The Shadow Mage (2) Planeswalker War Jeffrey Gomez (wr.) & Val Mayerik (art) Aug 1995 Magic: the Gathering: The Shadow Mage (3) Planeswalker War Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik & Rick J Bryant (art) Sep 1995 Magic: the Gathering: The Shadow Mage (4) Planeswalker War Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik, Rick J Bryant & Gonzalo Mayo (art) Oct 1995 Ice Age on the World of Magic: the Gathering ? Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Rafael Kayanan & Rodney Ramos (art). Cover by Charles Vess Jul 1995 Ice Age on the World of Magic: the Gathering (2) ? Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Rafael Kayanan & Rodney Ramos (art). Cover by Charles Vess Aug 1995 Ice Age on the World of Magic: the Gathering (3) ? Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Rafael Kayanan & Rodney Ramos (art). Cover by Charles Vess Sep 1995 Ice Age on the World of Magic: the Gathering (4) ? Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Rafael Kayanan & Rodney Ramos (art). Cover by Charles Vess Oct 1995 Magic: the Gathering: Nightmare ? Hillary J. Bader (wr.), Anthony Castrillo & Anibal Rodriguez (art) Nov 1995 Fallen Empires on the World of Magic: the Gathering ? Kevin Maples & Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Alex Maleev & Rodney Ramos (art) Sep 1995 Fallen Empires on the World of Magic: the Gathering (2) ? Kevin Maples & Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Alex Maleev & Rodney Ramos (art) Oct 1995 Magic: the Gathering: Wayfarer Planeswalker War/Wayfarer Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik, Rick J Bryant & Gonzalo Mayo (art). Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Nov 1995 Magic: the Gathering: Wayfarer (2) Planeswalker War/Wayfarer Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik, Rick J Bryant & Gonzalo Mayo (art). Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Dec 1995 Magic: the Gathering: Wayfarer (3) Planeswalker War/Wayfarer Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik, Rick J Bryant & Gonzalo Mayo (art). Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Jan 1996 Magic: the Gathering: Wayfarer (4) Planeswalker War/Wayfarer Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik, Rick J Bryant & Gonzalo Mayo (art). Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Feb 1996 Magic: the Gathering: Wayfarer (5) Planeswalker War/Wayfarer Jeffrey Gomez (wr.), Val Mayerik, Rick J Bryant & Gonzalo Mayo (art). Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta Mar 1996 Antiquities War on the World of Magic: the Gathering Antiquities War (1) Jerry Prosser (wr.), Paul Smith & Thomas 'Tom' Ryder (art) Nov 1995 Antiquities War on the World of Magic: the Gathering Antiquities War (2) Jerry Prosser (wr.), Phil Hester & Thomas 'Tom' Ryder (art) Dec 1995 Antiquities War on the World of Magic: the Gathering Antiquities War (3) Jerry Prosser (wr.), Phil Hester & Thomas 'Tom' Ryder (art) Jan 1996 Antiquities War on the World of Magic: the Gathering Antiquities War (4) Jerry Prosser (wr.), Phil Hester & Thomas 'Tom' Ryder (art) Feb 1996 Magic: the Gathering: Arabian Nights Arabian Nights Jeof Vita & Susan Wright (wr.), Alex Maleev & Rodney Ramos (art) Dec 1995 Magic: the Gathering: Arabian Nights (2) Arabian Nights Jeof Vita & Susan Wright (wr.), Alex Maleev & Rodney Ramos (art) Dec 1995 Convocations: A Magic: the Gathering Gallery - Various Jan 1996 Serra Angel Anthology Margaret Weis & ? Aug 1996 Homelands on the World of Magic: the Gathering Anthology D.G. Chichester (wr.) & Rebecca Guay (art) Feb 1996 Legend of Jedit Ojanen on the World of Magic: the Gathering ? Kenn Bell (wr.) & David Boller (art) Mar 1996 Legend of Jedit Ojanen on the World of Magic: the Gathering ? Kenn Bell (wr.) & David Boller (art) Apr 1996 Magic: the Gathering: Shandalar ? David Quinn (wr.) & Bo Hampton (art) Apr 1996 Magic: the Gathering: Shandalar (2) ? David Quinn (wr.) & Bo Hampton (art) Apr 1996 A Magic: the Gathering Legend: Fallen Angel ? Nancy A. Collins (wr.), Don Perlin, Dennis Callero & Richard Kane Ferguson (art) May 1996 Elder Dragons: a Magic: the Gathering Legend ? Art Holcomb (wr.) & Doug Tropea-Wheatley (art) May 1996 Elder Dragons: a Magic: the Gathering Legend (2) ? Art Holcomb (wr.) & Doug Tropea-Wheatley (art) May 1996 Magic: the Gathering: Dakkon Blackblade ? Jerry Prosser (wr.), Rags Morales & Barbara Kaalberg (art) Jun 1996 Urza-Mishra War on the World of Magic: The Gathering ? Jerry Prosser (wr.), Tom Mandrake & Bill Sienkiewicz (art). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz Sep 1996 Urza-Mishra War on the World of Magic: The Gathering (2) ? Jerry Prosser (wr.), Tom Mandrake & Bill Sienkiewicz (art). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz Oct 1996 Title Type Cycle Author release Gerrard’s Quest (1): Initiation Comics Gerrard’s Quest Mike Grell (wr.), Pop Mhan & Norman Lee (art) Mar 1998 Gerrard’s Quest (2): Legacy Comics Gerrard’s Quest Mike Grell (wr.), Pop Mhan & Norman Lee (art) Apr 1998 Gerrard’s Quest (3): Crucible Comics Gerrard’s Quest Mike Grell (wr.), Pop Mhan & Norman Lee (art) May 1998 Gerrard’s Quest (4): Destiny Comics Gerrard’s Quest Mike Grell (wr.), Pop Mhan & Norman Lee (art) Sep 1998 Gerrard’s Quest Collection Gerrard’s Quest Mike Grell (wr.), Pop Mhan & Norman Lee (art) Apr 1999
- Wizards of the Coast's Magic Expansion Story Summaries
- Phyrexia.com Storyline Central - information about major characters, places, and artifacts.
- The Legends of Magic (Warning: information from this site is pre-revisionist and occasionally inaccurate)
- The Wizards of the Coast Message Board -- Storyline Info Booth
- MTGSalvation Wiki MTGSalvation Wiki with much storyline information
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