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Obelisk of Alara.jpg
First seen Shards of Alara
Last seen Magic Origins
Planeswalkers Ajani Goldmane, Sifa Grent, Tezzeret
Rabiah Scale 4[1]
Status Reforming

Alara is a plane, which after the Sundering was broken into the five Shards: Bant, Esper, Grixis, Jund and Naya. The event known as the Conflux has recently reunited the shards, causing much chaos and mayhem to their respective residents.

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The rejoined plane flows with all five colors of mana once more. Waves of raw power crash across the former planar boundaries, bringing long-forgotten magics to all the shards and mingling them in unprecedented ways. As the boundaries between the shards dissolve, cultures clash and wars ensue.

The forces of Esper invade the other shards looking for carmot, an element necessary to create more of their dwindling etherium. Hordes of Grixis undead mount an assault to maim, enslave, and drain the life energy from other shards. The warriors of Jund extend their "life hunts" to the newfound game throughout Alara's vast hunting grounds. Naya's forces follow the elves' decrees and march out of the jungle, searching for answers to the Anima's prophetic visions. And the armies of Bant clash with the horrors swarming over their borders, defending their homeland in the name of their guardian angels.

The Maelstrom[edit | edit source]

At the point where the five Shards met, a chaotic storm of mana came into existence: the Maelstrom. Nicol Bolas, the ancient dragon Planeswalker, planned this all along. He came to Alara to feed on its rich mana and, in one massive ritual, restore his lost power. He was ultimately stopped from destroying all of Alara by Ajani Goldmane.

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  1. Mark Rosewater. (November 29, 2016.) "The Rabiah Scale", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (January 8th, 2010.) "Premium Foil Booster",, Wizards of the Coast.