Amonkhet (plane)

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Amonkhet
Amonkhet
First seen: Amonkhet
Last seen: Hour of Devastation
Planeswalkers: Nicol Bolas
Status: Unknown

Amonkhet is a plane ruled by Nicol Bolas.

Description[edit | edit source]

Liliana believes the plane was created by Nicol Bolas before the Mending, when a planeswalker would still have had the power to do so,[1] though Nissa later discovered that Bolas had instead corrupted a pre-existing plane and warped its culture to worship him instead.[2] The plane is orbited by two suns that shroud the plane in perpetual daylight without actual nights.[3] The second one has slowly making its path to Bolas' Horn Monument. The people believe that when it appears between the horn, Bolas will return. Amonkhet's ley lines are weaker than other planes, pulsing like the veins of a dying animal. Things that die on the plane transform into undead, which is referred to as the Curse of Wandering.[4][5] If they are embalmed, they become servile mummies.[6]

The only known settlement is the city of Naktamun, where the gods dwell among the population. The people within the city are divided into several districts that prepare for the trials of the five gods, each overseen by viziers. Groups of warriors are referred to as crops that prepare to take trials together.[7] Dissenters against the God-Pharaohs teachings are either locked into sarcophagi or banished into the Broken Lands.

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Gods[edit | edit source]

When God-Pharaoh Bolas departed Amonkhet, he left behind five gods to steward the plane until his fateful return. Physically exemplary and magically unparalleled, these gods are whom the citizens of Naktamun beseech in their time of need. Unlike the distant gods of Theros, the gods of Amonkhet walk openly among their people. The citizens gladly build monuments to these Gods, as well as to the God-Pharaoh Bolas whose return is prophesied.

Originally, there were eight gods. After Bolas took over the plane, only five remain.[2]

  • Nicol Bolas, the God-Pharaoh ({U}{B}{R})
  • Oketra, the cat god of solidarity ({W})
  • Kefnet, the ibis god of knowledge ({U})
  • Bontu, the crocodile god of ambition ({B})
  • Hazoret, the jackal god of zeal ({R})
  • Rhonas, the cobra god of strength ({G})

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mel Li, Kelly Digges, Alison Luhrs, Doug Beyer, and Chris L'Etoile. (February 1, 2017.) “Renewal”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b Alison Luhrs. (April 12, 2017.) “The Writing on the Wall”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Flavor text of Blighted Bat
  4. Michael Yichao. (March 30, 2017.) “Impact”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Flavor text of Lord of the Accursed
  6. Kelly Digges. (April 19, 2017.) “Servants”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. James Wyatt. (April 5, 2017.) “Trust”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Mark Rosewater. (September 05, 2016.) "Is Amonkhet an Egypt-inspired plane?", Blogatog, Tumblr.