After my recent challenge, 'Phyrexian Perfection', I decided I'd think up another similar yet different challenge. My absolute favorite
set in MTG has got to be Innistrad, and all sets based on the lovely plane of insanity. As such I personally made two sets, 'Innistrad return to Madness' and 'Legends of Innistrad', and with those in mind, came the idea for this challenge.
Based around my set 'Legends of Innistrad', I want you (yes, YOU) to make some cards you'd find on Innistrad. Not any cards though, something... legendary. A legend made real you might hear on Innistrad. Though some rules and clarification are needed.
1. A maximum of three cards
2. One of the three must be legendary, the other two can simply support it and give more lore to the legend, but can also be legendary.
3. A lore blurb isn't needed, but it may help you alot. Trust me.
4. No old cards. I know you probably have some good ones, but... well, I want something fresh. Something new.
5. Flavor text! If
you can, try to fit some flavor text on. It isn't needed, but I always love it. Though new interesting mechanics overrule it every time.
- Prizes -
1st place - 5 Favorites of your choosing and a follow
2nd place - 4 favorites, one of my choosing and three of your choosing
3rd place - 3 favorites, one of my choosing, two of your choosing
Honorable mentions - Two will be chosen - Two favorites, one of my choosing and one of your choosing
This contest will end and be judged by the end of the day on August 6th, to give everyone time to make things for this and give time for you all to make some nice legends,
If you want to skip my LONG example, go ahead, can't blame you. But if you don't... here's a legend (A shortened version, as I REALLY don't like my last part of it) and supporting cards I made for a challenge a while ago, useful for an example here.
Growing up, Jarina didn’t have much different of a life as any other person on Gavony. She was told to remain indoors most of the day, come home before dark, and stay out of the woods. (Following a little bit of the stereotype) This however, changed one day. One day in her home, she was awoken by a strange scuttling of claws in the living room, a sound common anywhere but houses in Innestrad. Naturally she followed her child-like instincts and ran to her parents room for safety. What she found was quite the contrary. A demon, one worshiped by the Skirsdag, had come to collect a debt from her parents that they could not pay, forcing it to collect their lives instead, leaving behind a mangled amass of body parts. When it had turned to leave, glowing red eyes and teeth as sharp as spears, it spotted Jarina crying in a heap on the floor in the doorway. Gently it cast a sleeping spell on her to take her away to their cult to worship along with everyone else.
In her new home within caves the cult used for initiates, once she had turned 16, they began to train her in the dark arts, of which she seemed strangely proficient at. Jarina climbed the ranks with due haste, learning more and more as time arose, until she was given one final task to prove herself ready for more dangerous task. She was to collect her first debt from a debtor to the demons of the cult for them. Putting on the clothes of a commoner she silently awaited night and, when the time was right, entered the home of a newly wed couple who had seemingly rather good fortune, all accordance of their demonic dealings. As to be expected they nearly screamed when she awoke them as she was a stranger in their home, though once she explained her reasons for being there, they calmed down and told her they didn’t have their payment. At this she killed them both by slitting their throats, turning around only to be met by her knew demonic commander. The same who had killed her parents. He swiftly silenced her, whispering words into her ear that calmed her down, before awarding her for her work. All his knowledge on harvesting from the living and the dead, ways to kill others, and different spells for calming others… she knew them all now. And that was his last mistake. She knew of the Skirsdag from her parents warnings and schools teachings, and knew they weren’t to be trusted, though she also knew how highly arrogant and sure of themselves the demons were, such as this fool. When he had finished delivering to her his knowledge, she turned on him in a frenzied rage, hurling everything he had taught her at him, leaving in the wake a pile of giblets and gore, as well as (given protection by one of the spells) one of his claws that she kept as an artifact to her accomplishment.
Naturally though, all of this had a toll on her, namely her sanity. From seeing her parents ripped apart to the whispers of demons throughout her childhood, all that truely remained in her mind was what she had been taught, and the memory of her mother and father's fate. Carrying this with her she fled, fleeing to the woods of the Ulvenwald to live away from society and the demons, hoping to never see them again whilst also believing all people were cruel and uncaring, thinking no-one who was alive cared about anyone, even their children. As her parents death taught her, one’s personal wealth is more important than what could happen to one’s family as a result. Keeping this as her motif, and the powers as her method of living, she killed all who crossed her path in the already deadly forest of the Ulvenwald, whether on paths or lost in the winding woods, harvesting from them flesh to eat, bones for tools, clothes to wear, and souls… souls she would eventually use to sustain her life for near-immortality. All having begun due to her parents decision to make a deal with a devil.