Planar Bridge

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Planar Bridge. Art by Chase Stone.

The Planar Bridge is an artificial planar portal, created by the inventor Rashmi on Kaladesh.[1][2]

Nature of the Bridge[edit | edit source]

When the Mending occured, all existing planar portals had stopped working.[3][4] The Planar Bridge is the only known example to replicate their function.[5] The Planar Bridge, however, can only transport non-organic or dead matter.[6] Planeswalkers are the one exception.

History[edit | edit source]

The Planar Portal was stolen by Tezzeret, by order of Nicol Bolas[7][8][9] Tezzeret took it off the plane, and incorporated it in his body.[10]

After putting together some of Bolas' machinations on Ixalan and Amonkhet, Jace and Vraska theorized that something on the plane of Ravnica was of extreme interest to Bolas. It seemed to be part of his plan to reclaim his lost power. In order to reach this goal, they reasoned that he planned to use the Planar Bridge to invade the plane with an interplanar army of immortals, while trapping the resident planeswalkers.[11]

War of the Spark[edit | edit source]

Bolas's plan came to fruition, when he opened up the Planar Bridge in the Chamber of the Guildpact on Ravnica, reducing it to rubble, [12][13] and the Dreadhorde invaded Ravnica.[14] It was revealed that planeswalkers could travel through the Planar Bridge without danger. Dack Fayden, Ob Nixilis, Karn, and Samut traveled to Amonkhet and shut it off. The portal inside Tezerret's chest exploded, which lead to the larger portal that Eternals were actually walking through to implode and collapse upon itself. The scar of the planar portal was removed by the combined magic of the guildmasters of Ravnica, reviving Niv-Mizzet in the process.[15]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kimberly J. Kreines (August 31, 2016). "A Time for Innovation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Kimberly J. Kreines (December 14, 2016). "Breakthrough". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Kelly Digges on Twitter
  4. Magic Story Podcast: The Mending (May 3, 2018)
  5. James Wyatt (January 25, 2017). "Puppets". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater (February 26, 2019). "Couldn't the Weatherlight theoretically use whatever technology Rashmi produced to bridge the planes?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  7. James Wyatt (January 25, 2017). "Puppets". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Ken Troop (July 26, 2017). "Hour of Devastation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  9. The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Kaladesh
  10. Flavor text for One With the Machine
  11. R&D Narrative Team (January 31, 2018). "Sabotage". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Flavor text for Emergence Zone
  13. Django Wexler (October 9, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Eighteen. Del Ray.
  14. Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.
  15. Gateway Plaza