|Last seen:||Hour of Devastation|
|Planeswalkers:||Nicol Bolas, the Gatewatch|
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, though Nissa later discovered that Bolas had instead corrupted a pre-existing plane and warped its culture to worship him instead. The plane is orbited by two suns that shroud the plane in perpetual daylight without actual nights. The second one has slowly been making its path to Bolas' Horn Monument. The people believe that when it appears between the horn, Bolas will return. Amonkhet's leylines 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. If they are embalmed, they become servile mummies.
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 the trials together. Dissenters against the God-Pharaohs teachings are either locked into sarcophagi or banished into the Broken Lands.
Known locations[edit | edit source]
- The Luxa River
- Naktamun, the central city-state.
- The Hekma, a magical water-made barrier that protects the city from the dangers of the deserts
- The Children's Quarters
- Sef district
- Nitin district
- Bontu's Monument
- Hazoret's Monument
- Kefnet's Monument
- Oketra's Monument
- Throne of the God-Pharaoh
- Gate to the Afterlife, a massive river gate on the Luxa near the end of the city through which the bodies of the worthy are shipped.
- The Obelisk Path
- The Gauntlet, the training grounds
- The Horn Monument
- The forgotten district.
- The Broken Lands, the desert littered with remnants of lost civilizations and roamed by marauding mummies, ravenous sandwurms, malicious demons, and a host of unimaginable terrors
- Empty underground catacombs
- Lazotep mines; source of the valued blue mineral.
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.
- Nicol Bolas, the Great Trespasser. Later known as the God-Pharaoh ()
- Oketra, the cat god of solidarity ()
- Kefnet, the ibis god of knowledge ()
- Bontu, the crocodile god of ambition ()
- Hazoret, the jackal god of zeal ()
- Rhonas, the cobra god of strength ()
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
- Angels : Angel of Sanctions
- Falcon-Aven : (e.g. Aven Mindcensor)
- Demons : Archfiend of Ifnir
- Dragons : Glorybringer
- Gods : Hazoret the Fervent
- Humans : (e.g. Anointer Priest)
- Khenra (Jackal folk) : Flameblade Adept
- Minotaurs : Ahn-Crop Crasher
- Nagas : (e.g. Watchful Naga)
- Sphinxes : Consecrated Sphinx
- Anointed mummies : e.g. Anointer Priest
- Camels : Supply Caravan
- Cats : Graceful Cat, Sacred Cat
- Pack beasts
- Ammits : Baleful Ammit
- Birds: ibises, vultures, gulls, owls
- Cats : Pouncing Cheetah, lions
- Crabs : Ancient Crab
- Crocodiles : Crocodile of the Crossing
- Hippos : Mouth /// Feed
- Horrors : Grim Strider
- Hydras : Honored Hydra
- Hyenas : Hyena Pack
- Insects : Dune Beetle, Nest of Scarabs
- Lizards : Shefet Monitor
- Manglehorns : Manglehorn
- Manticores : Heart-Piercer Manticore
- River drakes : Angler Drake, Enigma Drake
- Serpents : Cryptic Serpent
- Serpopards :, typed as "Snake Cats": Prowling Serpopard
- Spiders : Giant Spider, Spidery Grasp
- Zombies : e.g. Cursed Minotaur, Gravedigger, Miasma Mummy, Tattered Mummy
Trivia[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Mel Li, Kelly Digges, Alison Luhrs, Doug Beyer, and Chris L'Etoile. (February 1, 2017.) “Renewal”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Alison Luhrs. (April 12, 2017.) “The Writing on the Wall”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Flavor text of Blighted Bat
- Michael Yichao. (March 30, 2017.) “Impact”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Flavor text of Lord of the Accursed
- Wizards of the Coast. Explore the planes: Amonkhet
- Kelly Digges. (April 19, 2017.) “Servants”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- James Wyatt. (April 5, 2017.) “Trust”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Michael Yichao. (May 10, 2017.) “Trespass”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (September 05, 2016.) "Is Amonkhet an Egypt-inspired plane?", Blogatog, Tumblr.