Description[edit | edit source]
She was in life a beautiful but strange, hermetic, antisocial woman who preferred to live far away from human civilization, in manor homes built for her from her seemingly boundless wealth. Like her, Voldaren vampires tend to live in the distant places, in the borderlands and edges of Innistrad's provinces.
Olivia travels often, visiting the far-flung Voldaren manors and fortresses that are scattered across the four provinces of Innistrad. The elite among vampires know that Olivia throws the best parties, and the nobility will happily make the trek out to the estate for her seasonal ball. She is a famous eccentric and bon vivant.
She appears to have developed the ability of flight and has a keen interest in watching Cathars lose their faith right before their demise.
Shadows over Innistrad[edit | edit source]
Olivia was sought out by resident planeswalker Sorin Markov who sought her help in his quarrel with Nahiri. In exchange for Olivia's services, however, Olivia requested that Sorin kill his beloved angel Avacyn. After this wish was fulfilled, Sorin and Olivia assembled a vampire army and went to war against Nahiri.
During the war against Nahiri, Olivia was seen leading her own host of vampires against Nahiri's cultists. When Nahiri finally confronts Sorin on the battlefield, Olivia intervened- telling Nahiri that despite how much Sorin deserves what is happening and how much she would love to allow Nahiri's vengeance, Sorin enlisted her help and she cannot allow Nahiri's revenge. Nahiri then summoned a swarm of Eldrazi fiends to occupy Olivia and her vampires while she dueled Sorin. After Sorin was defeated and encased in stone by Nahiri, Olivia proclaimed herself the new lord of Innistrad and took his sword from him.
After leaving Sorin for dead, Olivia and her vampire army headed to Thraben where the residents of Innistrad were preparing to make their last stand. When Thalia and her fleet arrived the two agree to a temporary truce so they could work alongside one another to purge Thraben of the monsters trying to overtake it. While battling inside Thraben, Olivia killed Seeta - the Leader of the Sinpurged, right in front of Thalia.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
- Represented in
- Depicted in
- Blood Tribute (Commander 2017)
- Call the Bloodline
- Campaign of Vengeance
- New Blood
- Past in Flames (Innistrad)
- Associated cards
- Quoted or referred to
- Dusk Feaster
- Haunted Guardian
- Human Frailty
- Incorrigible Youths
- Russet Wolves
- Stensia Banquet
- Traitorous Blood
- Vampire Noble
- Victim of Night
References[edit | edit source]
- Ari Levitch (April 13, 2016). "Promises Old and New". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer (June 29, 2016). "Innistrad's Last Hope". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ari Levitch (July 6, 2016). "Campaign of Vengeance". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- James Wyatt (July 13, 2016). "Saint Traft and the Flight of Nightmares". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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- Magic Creative Team (November 02, 2011). "A Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad: Stensia and Vampires". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley (September 28, 2011). "The Vampire's Back". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (February 16, 2015). "Kings & Things". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Luis Scott-Vargas (March 16, 2016). "Olivia, Mobilized for War". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.