Magic Story: Awaken the Trolls
Posted on Jan. 13, 2021, 4:51 p.m. by DemonDragonJ
Here is a link this week's story, on WotC's homepage.
In today’s story, Tibalt heavily implied that him and Vorinclex both being on Kaldheim was merely a coincidence, but I am not so certain of that, since both Tibalt and Phyrexia disrupt the existing order of planes that they visit. For how long has Tibalt been impersonating Valki, and what happened to the real Valki; actually, was there ever a real Valki, or is Valki merely an alternate identity created by Tibalt?
I see that Tyvar has been to Zendikar; when did he visit that plane? Was it during any of the previous Zendikar blocks, or at some other time? I hope that he explains that in further detail, at some point.
I really like Tyvar not realizing he's a planeswalker because of the structure of the realms of Kaldheim. Not super keen on his "I'm young and cocky" attitude but maybe he'll grow on me. I'm assuming the Tyvar's spark ignited semi-recently, because he seems very young and inexperienced, especially having never met another planeswalker before. I also doubt he's seen the eldrazi, so I'm guessing he went to Zendikar after BFZ.
I hadn't read any stories containing Tibalt before this, and now I love him as a villain haha. His lines are great.
January 13, 2021 6:54 p.m.
Tibalt is a great villain. He's like a very malicious Jack Sparrow with a little Joker mixed in.
When reading this, I realized that Kaya and Tyvar have a somewhat similar magic: Both can change both their body and their surroundings, though Tyvar has a more "practical" approach to it than Kaya. This has the potential for interesting interaction between the two.
January 14, 2021 11:07 a.m.
I actually kind of wonder if Tibalt was telling the truth about Vorinclex being a coincidence.
Tyvar reminds me a bit of MCU Thor. I also liked how he didn't realize he's a planeswalker, and I agree that he probably sparked relatively recently.