why doesn't it ever get shorter

basketofpups  asked:

It's one of my best friend's birthdays today! She loves Magic, but doesn't have Tumblr, so I was hoping to get some trivia on her favorite guild, Selesnya, for her.

Over the years, we’ve learned that faction names work better if shorter. That’s why, for instance, the shards and wedges have one or two syllable names.

Ravnica was our first attempt at faction naming so we didn’t know this at the time. What this means is Selesnya (and Azorius) are the only four syllable faction names we will ever have.

Happy Birthday!