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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:13 am 
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"Your contract is in default. You belong to me now. Serve, or die."
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:28 am 
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I guess getting rid of Bolas is going to be just slightly harder than 4 demons...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:05 am 
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Makes me remember...

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So Dominaria has us -2 old Gatewatch members, +1 New (Teferi) and possibly picking up Ajani for the party for real. I'd be kind of comfortable with Ajani in green and Vraska in black. Or, you know, the steady dissolution of the Gatewatch team even as their high ideals proliferate.

Not a fan of Bolas's underbite, seeing it so large and up close. I mean, he had an overbite back in Legends, the bottom fangs just look odd. I suppose I'll get used to it, though.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:14 am 
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Thats not Bolas, thats a gremlin

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:45 pm 
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This might be the first card ever that spoiled a Mothership story article for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Well this answers my question of what happens once the fourth demon is gone.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:13 am 
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lol get rekt liliana

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:16 am 
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I don't get the story exactly. If Bolas can make people do what he wants, why doesn't he just do that to everyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:11 am 
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Flopfoot wrote:
I don't get the story exactly. If Bolas can make people do what he wants, why doesn't he just do that to everyone?

He can do it to Liliana because he was involved somehow with the deals she made to sell (and then resell)* her soul. I don't know the specifics.

*Yeah, she basically wanted to con the demons by selling her soul for power and youth, then promising her now extra-powerful soul to another demon in another world.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:30 am 
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You'd think if he was the most powerful being in MtG's history, he could conjure up some braces or something to fix that overbite.

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Flopfoot wrote:
I don't get the story exactly. If Bolas can make people do what he wants, why doesn't he just do that to everyone?

The same reasons Bolas does anything.
1)Because it's fun (Playing solo tennis with Gideon as the ball)
2)Because he got bored (Memorizing many many volumes of sailing techniques)
3)Because it fits into his larger scheme (Going to the trouble of setting up the entire society on Amonkhet)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Heh. In Boras's Crutches. Heh.

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Flopfoot wrote:
I don't get the story exactly. If Bolas can make people do what he wants, why doesn't he just do that to everyone?

He can do it to Liliana because he was involved somehow with the deals she made to sell (and then resell)* her soul. I don't know the specifics.

*Yeah, she basically wanted to con the demons by selling her soul for power and youth, then promising her now extra-powerful soul to another demon in another world.


Maybe the last few demons (after getting news of her killing of the contractors) made a deal with Bolas to screw her/get something in return. Either full transfer of the deal or maybe Bolas became a shareholder?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:33 pm 
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gd1w wrote:
Heh. In Boras's Crutches. Heh.

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Flopfoot wrote:
I don't get the story exactly. If Bolas can make people do what he wants, why doesn't he just do that to everyone?

He can do it to Liliana because he was involved somehow with the deals she made to sell (and then resell)* her soul. I don't know the specifics.

*Yeah, she basically wanted to con the demons by selling her soul for power and youth, then promising her now extra-powerful soul to another demon in another world.


Maybe the last few demons (after getting news of her killing of the contractors) made a deal with Bolas to screw her/get something in return. Either full transfer of the deal or maybe Bolas became a shareholder?

None of the demons knew of the others.

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None of the demons knew of the others.

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"You really ought to read contracts before you sign them, you know. People hide all sorts of nasty clauses into them. The other co-authors were so straightforward, but I like a little flair in my dealings."


Don't know whether Nicol let Razaketh in specifically, but if he did he might have done the same for Belzenlok.

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