the redemption of the champion

you know what upsets me most? it’s because it’s up to them to decide, not ioun. Which, I agree, I think Scanlan would be the best decision as champion. I think Scanlan might even want to be the champion of ioun himself. potentially, he could just thrive for the chance to prove Sprigg wrong, he doesn’t always run. He can take this blessing and prove he’s here to make things right, and even find redemption for Sprigg, being the mirror of someone the previous champion once was. Redemption for both of them. And then the bard tells the story, all across the land.

But I know this won’t exactly be like Keyleth and Vex vying for champion of Pelor. Vex was the obvious fit, in so many ways, and that’s what we see in Scanlan for Ioun.

But if Percy shows one shred of interest in becoming her champion, I’m afraid Scanlan might cave. Might say Percy deserves it. Might not want to “take away” from his teammates again (I don’t think I ever saw Percy and Scanlan as family to each other, even before he left).

Scanlan likes the spotlight, but now it seems like he’s guilted himself into not chasing after what he wants, because he doesn’t think it’s what he deserves.


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Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim (so many pilgrims, so little time) (now with decklist!)

(full decklist will be made available after the release of the  set)

Ayli is a great general. To start off, she only costs two mana to cast meaning you won’t get sick of her any time soon. She also has a 2/3 body which is decently bulky for her cost and she’s got sac abilities so get ready. 

The first thing you’re going to want 4 different versions of is Grave Pact (these 4 cards are dictate of erebos, martyr’s bond, grave pact and butcher of malikir) This will give your deck an extra control element which is much needed because this is after all a control general. Something recommended to go in tandum with these is leyline of void as it will ensure that no graveyard shenanigans take place from your opponents. 

Suture priest is another card that you’ll want a couple different versions of. She will make sure you’re gaining life off all your creatures and she gets really good when your opponents start to sac. Not to mention she’s necessary as you’ve got to get to 50 life to start exiling things. 

Smothering Abomination is a great card as well. Because he’s got card draw out the wazoo it’ll seriously speed up your game. If you aren’t drawing lands or creatures or spells you need, this guy will fix that. Reprocess functions similarly, sac things, draw cards. 

Karlov is amazing. You’ll be gaining plenty of life in this deck so being able to easily exile more things is just icing on the proverbial cake at this point. He’ll do it cheap and he’ll do it well and if there’s nothing to exile he can swing like a hammer. 

Proper burial and angelic blessing are also very highly recommended as they’ll speed up your life gain quite a bit.

Lastly, bitterblossom is amazing in this deck as it will provide one of our last points. Tokens. Having tokens in this deck is essential. They’re a sac outlet for both of your commanders abilities and you can make a thousand of them. Tokens are a requirement for this deck so consider other cards like White Sun’s Zenith and (the ever flavorfully ironic) eldrazi processors. being able to make multipurpose tokens out of the things you exile can serve you to no bound. 

That’s all for this deck, have fun and CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES

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anonymous asked:

Hi! You posted a page titled 'Hope & Heartbreak.... Japanese nationals ushers in a new era' from IFS OLYMPIC SPECIAL MAGAZINE. I can't find it anywhere. Can you post it so that we can read it? The words are too small to read in that post. Thanks in advance!!

It was a free edition limited to app store so I only have a miniature version on my iPod.  I typed it out instead (click read more) SO LONGGG. Here is the post we are talking about to those who don’t know.

Hope & Heartbreak - Japanese Nationals Ushers in a New Era

Yuzuru Hanyu has enjoyed the most successful season in his young career.  In Saitama, he showed that if he performs up to his potential at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month, he will be a force to be reckoned with.

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