MS: Death's Precious Moments

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Posted on Nov. 7, 2018, 12:49 p.m. by RicketyEng

In which we get a look at the life of a kraul, how life and death go in the Golgari, and some insight to Golgari politics and intrigue.

AgentGreen says... #2

Wonder what's next after they hit all the guilds, will they explain what happened leading up to Ravnica: Allegiance

November 7, 2018 12:54 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #3

Again, I really wish that the writers would stop using first-person perspective in these stories, as doing so conceals details that otherwise would be obvious from a third person perspective. At least, this time, it took me only the first several paragraphs to learn Bozak’s name, species, and sex.

This story was not quite as exciting as the past several stories, but I still enjoyed it. Why did the lich favor Zegodonis over Bozak? That was never explained. Also, I found the ending to be somewhat difficult to understand; I understand that it was supposed to be ambiguous if Bozak died or not, but what was his plan to prevent Vraska from being implicated in the Tin Street Massacre?

There have now been stories centering on members of the Dimir, Izzet, Rakdos, and Golgari guilds, four of the five in Guilds of Ravnica, so I believe that it is safe to presume that next week’s story shall focus on a member of the Selesnya guild.

Does anyone know for how many weeks there shall be one-shot stories? I am enjoying them, but I do also wish to know when the story of Bolad versus the Gatewatch shall resume.

November 7, 2018 5:37 p.m.

Flooremoji says... #4

DemonDragonJ, I believe that elves were sort of racists, and the the kraul were discriminated at least in the ranks of shaman. After all, there was only one Kraul in the story who had 'made it big' with the golgari shamans.

We now have two stories referencing the Tin Street Riot. I wonder if this has any implications on the storyline in the futrue.

November 7, 2018 8:30 p.m.

The_Sorcerer says... #5

DemonDragonJ I would say that the lich favored Zegodonis because of Golgari racism. Zegodonis is an elf; and Bozak and/or his sister had mentioned at the beginning how Kraul rarely get into any position of importance in the Golgari hierarchy (except Mazirek which is why Bozak was so honored to be a zombie under his control). Elves are the most dominate race in Golgari.

Based on the descriptions at the end, yes Bozak definitely died and was brought back by Mazirek.

As for his plan for Vraska, he knew that the Boros soldiers planted (I hate myself for the pun) a mushroom onto her outfit to pin her for a murder she didn't commit. So Bozak ate the mushroom to keep her out of association with the Tin Street Massacre.

And yes, the final story will be of Selesnya :)

November 7, 2018 8:32 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #6

Flooremoji, The_Sorcerer, I can understand the Orzhov (and, to a lesser extent, the Selesnya) being racist/discriminatory, but the Golgari are comprised of those whom society has rejected, so they are not exactly in a position to discriminate against others.

Also, mushrooms are fungi, not plants, and what was the other story that referenced the Tin Street massacre?

November 7, 2018 9:22 p.m.

RicketyEng says... #7

The story from last year which featured Mazirek set a lot of the scene of racism within the Golgari. It described Jarad's discrimination against the Kraul (and Gorgons? Can't remember for sure). Despite them being welcomed into the guild they are not treated as equals.

November 7, 2018 11:41 p.m.

Flooremoji says... #8

The boros one, the girl who she freed was related to the arested people who caused the tin street massacre.

November 8, 2018 1:04 a.m.

_Delta_ says... #9

Here is a line from the story RicketyEng mentions:

“The kraul are an insectoid race loyal to the Golgari of Ravnica. They declared allegiance only recently after centuries of living unguilded on the outskirts of the Undercity. Despite their fealty to the Golgari, the kraul are not treated as being on equal footing by the upper ranks of the guild. Mazirek, death priest and leader of the kraul, refuses to sit idly by while his people are routinely ignored by Guildmaster Jarad and his ilk.“

There are more examples of the kraul’s place in the golgari in this story,

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/pride-kraul-2017-05-31

November 8, 2018 8:27 a.m.

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