Chain Veil

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The Chain Veil

The Chain Veil is an ancient and powerful artifact that was hidden within the ancient catacombs of the Onakke at Shandalar.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Chain Veil is made of burnished gold and is exquisitely crafted, so fine it appears to have the texture of silk. When worn, it covers the face.

It was created to turn someone into a vessel for the resurrection of the long-dead Onakke. [1] It kills its users if they're not strong enough. Others, like Ob Nixilis, are turned into a demon. [2]

History[edit | edit source]

The Veil has been of great interest to the mysterious individual only known as the Raven Man.

The planeswalker Liliana Vess retrieved the Chain Veil from the catacombs at Shandalar, as instructed by the demon Kothophed.[3] Wearing it over her face she was able to enhance her power, destroy Kothophed and Griselbrand, and pass the demon curse to Garruk Wildspeaker. She appeared to be too strong to be killed or demonized herself. However, as the Veil took hold of her she seemed to become possessed by its eldritch spirits. [4]

On Innistrad, Liliana tried to exorcize the spirits from the veil, with help from the geistmage Dierk and a witchbane orb loaned from Olivia Voldaren. She failed.[5] While drawing upon the Chain Veil, Liliana was able to temporarily harm the Titan Emrakul herself, although it drained Liliana greatly. During the confrontation, the spirits of the Veil urged her to flee numerous times and referred to Emrakul as the "World-Ender" and the "World-Creator", implying greater knowledge about the Eldrazi.[6]

Liliana used the Veil again on Dominaria, in her ancestral home, to break the lich spell that had kept her brother Josu Vess undead and bound to her creditor demon Belzenlok.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kelly Digges. (July 22, 2015.) “Catching Up”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Nik Davidson. (August 6, 2014.) “Dreams of the Damned”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Doug Beyer. (August 31, 2011.) “Liliana's Mission”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. James Wyatt. (July 2, 2014.) “Veil of Deceit”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Doug Beyer. (June 29, 2016.) “Innistrad's Last Hope”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Ken Troop. (July 27, 2016.) “The Promised End”,, Wizards of the Coast.
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