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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
The Argent Etchings
Enchantment — Saga
(As this Saga enters the battlefield and after your draw step, put a lore counter on it and activate and/or enable the ability of tied to the required number of counters. Sacrifice it after you put a third lore counter on it.)
- Incubate 2 five times, then transform all Incubator tokens you control. (To incubate 2, create an Incubator token with two !/! counters on it and ": Transform this artifact." It Transforms into a 0/0 Phyrexian artifact creature.)
- Creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain double strike until end of turn.
- Destroy all other permanents except for artifacts, lands and Phyrexians. Exile The Argent Etchings, then return this card to the battlefield (front face up).
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202.3b The mana value of a transforming double-faced permanent or spell’s back face is calculated as though it had the mana cost of its front face. If a permanent or spell is a copy of the back face of a transforming double-faced card (even if the card representing that copy is itself a double faced card), the mana value of the copy is 0.
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8 months ago
I believe the original intention was for Norn to be the ex post facto "leader" by essentially being a pronounced zealot toward The Argent Etchings, with Shelly, Jin and Vor basically being her tools. Each having their own unique way of going about their duties, but their duties being to serve Elesh Norn.
However, Urabrask sought his own true path, almost retaining an identity. Ultimately this is why he was recently killed.
The problem is, I think writers lost sight of this and forged identities and motives for Shelly, Jin and Vor. They never should have been fleshed out. That defeats their purpose.
Although, perhaps from a narrative perspective, it could be used to claim how and why they were able to be defeated. Because they lost sight of the bigger picture.