Trostani is the guildmaster of the Selesnya Conclave on Ravnica, and speaker for Mat'Selesnya. She is a fusion of three dryads. Each of the three heads represents a Selesnyan value: order, life, and harmony.
The Three Sisters[edit | edit source]
Before becoming Trostani, the three dryads had separate names and personalities.
- Oba was wild and full of life. Her hair was tangled with leaves and vines. Her eyes shifting with her moods, from green like flecks of emerald and jade to smoky brown.
- Ses was ordered in manner and speech. Her hair was held in place by a headpiece made of goldenwood, and fell to her shoulders in a cascade of auburn.
- Cim was the eldest and the bridge between the other two sisters. Despite being a small, slight dryad, everyone within the Selesnya Conclave could feel the power within her. She would always find a way to balance the needs of one with the other.
Creation of Trostani[edit | edit source]
The Selesnya Conclave was in disarray because they gradually lost their connection to Mat'Selesnya, the World Tree. Three dryad sisters, Oba, Ses, and Cim, went into a deep trance to try and connect with Mat'Selesnya. During their trance, they were aided by Suniel who bound them to an old oak tree. Upon connecting with Mat'Selesnya, this old Parun fused the three dryads with the World Tree, creating Trostani.
Discord[edit | edit source]
Lately, the three heads of Trostani have been in discord. While Harmony remains mysteriously and utterly silent, Order argues in favor of a peace treaty with the other guilds, while Life wants to focus on building the strength of the Conclave. The fact that the dryads are divided means that Trostani is virtually paralyzed and has faded into the background of current events. Emmara Tandris has stepped forward to fill the void in leadership.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
Quoted or referred to:
- Chorus of Might
- Coursers' Accord
- Growing Ranks
- Selesnya Guildgate (Dragon's Maze)
- Selesnya Guildgate (Guilds of Ravnica, #255)
- Sundering Growth
- Trostani's Judgment
- Trostani's Summoner
- Unflinching Courage
References[edit | edit source]
- Chas Andres. (October 3, 2018.) "A Flavorful Guide to the Guilds of Ravnica", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Adam Lee. (October 23, 2012.) "The Great Concourse", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- James Wyatt (January 2019). "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica". Wizards of the Coast