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Feral Abomination Discussion
4 weeks ago
I was poking around ideas for a theme deck when this subject caught my eye. What exactly is a lich lord, and how does somebody become one? I believe it's more than just being a powerful lich. It requires control of a ton of black mana to become a Lich, even a nefarious one, but all the lich lords depicted in cards require green or blue mana. Lich Lord of Unx, Kheru Lich Lord, Dralnu, Lich Lord, and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord are all in Sultai-ish colors. Additionally, they represent this theme across four different planes. Zul Ashur, Lich Lord appears in a lot of flavor text, but doesn't really seem to have any story. Mister Lostspoons says that it's possible for multiple lich lords to coexist, in the flavor text for Feral Abomination. This is reinforced by two of the four lich lords being nonlegendary, although the one from that plane is legendary.
I don't have a comprehensive theory to tie this all together yet. Can anybody else shed some light on the topic, or at least throw in an entertaining guess?