Second Sun

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Amonkhet's Second Sun is a celestial object of relevance in the plane's culture, both before and after Bolas's corruption.

Description[edit | edit source]

Described as a "magical orb", this object moves across the sky more slowly than Amonkhet's actual sun,[1] casting the plane in light with rare instances of nighttime darkness.[2] It eventually aligns with Bolas' horns in the middle of Naktamun, announcing his arrival and the start of the hours.[1] This is revealed to have been a repurpose of the sun's original role in Amonkhet's culture.[3]

The Second Sun's light is apparently the source of Oketra's arrows, while Hazoret is said to have been born from the same magic that created it, the "God-Pharaoh's breath". While Bolas deceived the gods into believing he created Amonkhet, the Second Sun is in fact natural to the world.[3]

Nickname[edit | edit source]

Incidently, Nicol Bolas was also known as the Second Sun on early Dominaria.[4]

In-game references[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b Amonkhet Players Guide
  2. Flavor text for Blighted Bat
  3. a b Alison Luhrs. (June 7, 2017.) “The Hour of Revelation”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Kate Elliott. (July 18, 2018.) “Chronicle of Bolas: Blood and Fire”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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