The Legacy

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The Legacy
The legacy.jpg
Characteristics
Origin Dominaria
Creator Urza
User Urza, Karn
Status Detonated, fused into Karn

The Legacy was a collection of artifacts assembled by Urza, that work in conjunction to defeat his mortal enemy, Yawgmoth.

History[edit]

In preparation for the inevitable Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria, Urza devised a stratagem to create a champion; Urza's Legacy is more than a collection of artifacts. It is a construct of thought given purpose. During the story of the Weatherlight, it becomes evident that there is some magical force guiding the assembly of the Legacy. It evolves, incorporating artifacts and beings not originally intended as part of its design. In this way, the Legacy represented an intangible but undeniable guiding force; a fate constructed through artifice.

When the Weatherlight's plan to use the stored up white mana in the Null Moon failed to stop Yawgmoth, Urza told the crew the final secret of the Legacy Weapon. In order to fire the weapon they had to combine the various pieces they had gathered in their journey, along with the two stones within Urza's head, Karn's body, and Gerrard's life. Urza and Gerrard died in the activation, but the weapon successfully destroyed Yawgmoth. Karn, now infused with Urza's spark and the power unleashed by the Legacy Weapon, took up his former master's staff and soon left Dominaria.

Inventory[edit]

The complete list of artifacts and beings known to be contained in the Legacy is as follows:[1]

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In-game references[edit]

Represented in:

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Referred to:

References[edit]

  1. Brady Dommermuth (August 19, 2004). "Ask Wizards". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Michael G. Ryan (December 03, 2007). "Maelstrom". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (September 16, 2020). "Could I have the original plan for his story?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (September 19, 2020). "Could you tell me what power this mystical artifact would have embodied?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  5. Mark Rosewater (September 23, 2012). "The Null Rod really was going to be important. And the thing Gerard left behind with his friend did matter.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. Magic Arcana (July 10, 2007). "The Legacy Weapon". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Magic Arcana (July 17, 2007). "Legacy Weapon Answers". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Magic Arcana (February 06, 2002). "Treasure Trove". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.