Tangle

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The Tangle. Art by Mark Tedin.
The Tangle, a huge expanse of copper structures rising out of the metal ground, encased in green verdigris and mold, with wires and metal extensions serving as leaves and vines, is the closest thing to a forest on Mirrodin. [1] An abundance of diverse, mutated organisms live in the Tangle, such as the vorrac [2] and the fangren. The elves make their dwellings in the tree-like metal spires here, under the guidance of the trolls, the keepers of Tel-Jilad. Sylvok druids also inhabit the Tangle.

With the advance of Phyrexia, the tangle is infected by growth of lamina, a species of dark green, fleshy fungus. The floor has become spongy and mossy as the lamina contaminates the metal ground and inches up the trees. The ground seeps a substance like yellowish pus, which emits a rotting stench like overripe fruit. Only the largest beasts can navigate the rotting floor of the Tangle.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rei Nakazawa. (September 09, 2003.) “Mirrodin Image”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana. (May 14, 2007.) “The Ferocious Vorrac”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Creative Team. (April 27, 2011.) “A Planeswalker's Guide to New Phyrexia: The Vicious Swarm”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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