Ok, before I begin I have a confession to make. The majority of the Svogthir was copied right from the MTG wiki. All the background information was from the wiki. The part about the cards is all me. I’m going to try not to do that to often, but I also want to make sure I give the most complete information as possible, and that is the best place to get that information. Also I wrote the previous article and this one while at work. A place where I’m lucky to go to the bathroom if I have to. Trying to keep a coherent thought going long enough to actually put it down to word, well its more likely that I would take up smoking first. So sadly for this week, the background information is going to come from there. So about the Sister of Stone Death.
The Sisters of Stone Death were usurper guildmasters of the Golgari Swarm on Ravnica. Originally a quintet, the Sisters worked as lieutenants of the Golgari parun, the necromancer Svogthir. They turned against their master and overthrew him, at the cost of the lives of two of them. Thanks to his mystical power, they weren’t able to turn him into stone. They instead imprisoned him, broke every bone in his body, and sealed his remains in the Undercity.
The three sisters wore the names Lexya, Lydya, and Ludmilla. Their reign was built primarily on the support of the non-humanoid teratogen members of the Golgari. However, their rule came to a sudden end when the Devkarin matka Savra (with the help of Szadek) found Svogthir and created a new body for him. The former guildmaster challenged the Sisters and swiftly killed two of them, making Ludmilla the last living sister, and the last living member of the gorgon race on Ravnica. Ludmilla yielded to Svogthir, only to find later that even Svogthir was tricked by the true new guildmaster, Savra. Ludmilla later led the Golgari attack on Centerfort during the Decamillennial. After Savra and Szadek’s fall, the Wojek managed to deflect the attack, with the help of Feather, who granted Ludmilla mercy as long as the gorgon promised to never show her face on the surface again.
So now lets take a look at the card (technically cards, but I’ll get into that soon enough) that are based off of the Sisters. First the actual card.
Ah this card. I like this card. Play it right and you you can really have some fun. The thing that sucks, It costs 8 and an additional 6 to activate all of its abilities. Still a friend of mine helped me get it and for that its not leaving my deck anytime soon. Now the other card… kind of. You se it comes from a format on Magic Online called vanguard. Your avatar effects your hand and life total. It also has some very nifty effects that you can use. One of those avatars is, of course:
Yeah um I wish I could tell you more about this, but the thing is I don’t play vanguard. I don’t know the rules, other then what I can gather from looking at the card. It increases your max hand size to and decreases your starting life by 5. At least that’s what I’m assuming.
Remember, the background information above was provided by MTG Wiki. If your interested in learning about other guilds, or anything else Magic related I suggest you check it out. The above images belong to Wizards of the Cost. Next time, we’ll be going over something of an over sight. In my rush to start informing everyone of the Golgari’s major players, I never actually explained what the Golgari are. Well time correct that. Till next time.