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As you found yourself going through day to day tasks for your guild, you decide to take a break and relax at a local tavern. Even though it is getting late, and you're at the edge of a Rakdos circus, you make an effort to try and enjoy yourself. Within a seedy establishment, scuttlebutt is exchanged in a low roar, blended with some expected foul-Rakdos-language. These cultists sure can speak their mind, and they aren't shy with anything. Occasionally, a very drunk ogre across the bar belches and slams his fist on the table... You can clearly smell his foul rancid breath . Trying to distract yourself from the less than pleasant sight, your eyes are drawn towards a very seductive woman. You strain your hears to overhear this Tavern Swindler. She seems to be trying to entice her audience into a game with a strange parchment. Your attempts to ignore the sultry woman are stamped out by a growing curiosity. As you gaze at the ancient paper, you realize it's akin to the journal you had almost forgotten. You engage in a game with her. The game is simple, but not without it's price... As her blade grazes across your palm, she presses a cruel-looking coin into your grasp. Your blood seeps onto the coin, and she offers you a mocking "good luck" and a wink. The coin sprinkles an insubstantial amount of your blood in random directions as it sails into a spiral. Time seems to pause for a moment, before the gravity compels the coin to fall into the woman's open, gloved hand... Heads.

Because the Simic Combine's funds are almost endless now, I have taken the liberties of fixing up my laboratory at my leisure. I cannot recall all that I have modified, but I do recall paying for the training of some local Gruul Wood Elves. Their desire to re-cultivate Ravnica amused me greatly. As I offered them chances to understand the Simic's ways of re-vegetation, I made sure to give them some peace of mind, and now I will re-purpose their desires to my own cause. Yes, even as I write, these elves are coming to understand the glorious crusade of the Combine.

I have been busy, taking time to study from the tomes my wayward ally brings to me. I see him less and less now. These tomes mention a place called Yavimaya; a land of the vicious cycles of natural selection. It is awe-inspiring to me. I cannot fathom a place so locked away from civilization. In the mind of a Ravnican, how can such a place even be possible? To one of my assistants, Jyrdaern, I entrusted the care of these studies. He quickly and graciously accepted, and several weeks later, the young man is calling himself the " Yavimaya Elder ". It is... quaint, if not a little childish. Still, his words of wisdom are extremely useful, and his understanding of the instincts of survival have helped my experiments greatly. The new bio-mechanically engineered specimens have since had statistically higher survival chance.

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Iksar says... #1


February 10, 2016 11:35 a.m.

Kiduke says... #2

Would you be so kind as to post some of this deck's important interactions and combos? I'm very interested in building Momir Vig but I'm unsure how to effectively utilize him and I'm unfamiliar with UG combos.

August 8, 2016 8:14 p.m.

Octrate says... #3

Kiduke - Hello there, I'm terribly sorry to have kept you waiting... Work has been murder recently. I'd be happy to let you in on this deck's inner workings. I'll have a comment or an updated description up for you sometime this week, as well as an updated list included SOI and EMN cards. Again, I'm sincerely sorry for the wait.

August 15, 2016 1:45 p.m.

sean360 says... #4

I love all your deck builds and descriptions, thanks for posting them! I've been working on my Momir deck a while, I don't have a lot of these cards for financial reasons but if you ever want to chat about substitutions or your deck in general let me know!

January 26, 2017 4:01 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.56
Tokens 4/4 Elemental, Jace, 1/1 Bird
Folders EDH Simic, cockatrice, Commander, EDH, Stolen decks hehehe :), Genious, good EDH decks, Simic, I may build this, Simic Commander Decks, See all 28
Top rank #37 on 2017-06-19
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