My ideal post- #MTGWAR Magic story:
Tamiyo and Jaya realize that the reason it all went so badly is that, for millennia, planeswalkers have been self-taught loners without social structures that can prevent them from becoming evil and destructive. They recruit Jodah to help them create a school for planeswalkers on Dominaria and use Lightning Bug technology to set up relays that direct new planeswalkers to the school.
Have one set about setting all this stuff up, and maybe one about the first class of planeswalkers gradually buying into the idea of a planeswalker community. In later sets, you can just say "this person studied with the Archmage on Dominaria" as part of their backstory.
@DialMforMara This is awesome, and I would like to subscribe to the Dominaria Planeswalking Academy newsletter
@DialMforMara And then when they have to come up with a name for this venture... they're like "we're not an army, we're not a monastery, we're definitely not another gatewatch..." and they just call it "the Gathering."
@ajanionthespot the community is definitely the Gathering. The school is an Academy.
@DialMforMara Who is Jodah? Misspelling of Yoda? :P
@DialMforMara Some immortal dude being an archmage on Dominaria??
@Ice_In_Disguise precisely. Jodah is nearly three thousand years old due to accidental immersion in a fountain of youth, has mastered all five colors of mana, and was the first planebound person to successfully make a planeswalker sit down and shut up. (It was Freyalise, the self-styled goddess of Dominaria's elves, and he persuaded her to end the Ice Age.) There is no better teacher for a school of planeswalkers.
@DialMforMara Huh. Cool. Thanks for always telling me lore stuff I don't know!
@Ice_In_Disguise You're welcome :D Most of this stuff, plus the best introduction to the mechanics of mana and the color pie I've ever read, is in the novels that go with The Dark and Ice Age block. Here's the first one: https://www.amazon.com/Gathering-Dark-Magic/dp/0786913576
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