black and blue outfit

diagrapher  asked:

Hi. I'm currently making a MTG fan comic, so I want to ask: what outfit would Urza have worn as Lord Artificer? Did he already have the black-blue-and-purple outfit he wears in the Weatherlight period? Also, any other advice for writing Brothers' War era characters?

Good questions! So, if you haven’t read the novel or much about the period yourself, I wrote a two-parter on the Brothers’ War last year. Here’s Part I and Part II (I’ve got a lot of art of people from the time period).  I would really recommend reading it though, it’s one of the few Magic Novels I unabashedly recommend. Here’s the easiest answer to your question:

Vanguard Urza Art by Mark Tedin

However, while this does depict Urza during the Brothers’ War, the art for Retaliation better captures his actual outfit/combat armor during the climax of the war:

Retaliation by Tom Fleming

And of course, the cover of the novle shows him wearing a brown cloak:

As for advice? Remember that there were more than the Brothers’. Feldon and the Third Path, the fae of Argoth, and the other races (like the Sardian Dwarves Urza commits genocide against) all have valid and interesting viewpoints into the conflict. But otherwise, it was a time when the Third Path was only just discovering Magic, and color theory hadn’t even been worked out yet. The most valuable commodity were excavated powerstones to fuel the war machines of both Brothers’.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
We throw around the word never likes its nothing but a small rose petal. The word never is a doubled edged sword. On one side it says ‘I will never leave you’ and on the other it says ‘I will never love you.’
—  The Word Never