Tarkir Unwritten (my take on an "Unwritten Now" featuring Narset as a protagonist)Login or register to post comments
|Mon, 2017-03-20 13:56|
My laptop may no longer work properly, but that won't stop me from my newest concept: Tarkir Unwritten! I love the Temur concept of the Unwritten Now, a world in which events have played out differently than what is known, and so I figured I would write my own story in an alternate version of Tarkir (one of my favourite planes), with the lead character being not Sarkhan Vol, but Narset (one of my favourite Planeswalkers and one with whom I can relate).
I'm currently working on world-building for the first part of the story, which is called (surprise, surprise) Tarkir Unwritten, which is compiled in a way that it could potentially be the base for a custom set. In this Tarkir, the familiar clans exist, but for each of them, one of their secondary colours is replaced with another, shifting them from enemy wedges to ally arcs. This means the philosophies and ideals of each of the clans is different, though they have a few similarities to the "real" ones; the Jeskai Order, for example, still train to hone both body and mind, but replacing white mana with black mana makes them a lot shiftier, with them sneaking into other clans in order to glean much needed intel in relation to the war, and manipulating the minds of enemies in order to unmask the truths that they keep; this is reflected in their reverence of the aspect of truth, represented by the Eye of the Dragon, whether by seeking or hiding it.
In the storyline, Narset has already ascended as a Planeswalker, but chose to remain in her world of Tarkir in order to learn everything she could, and hopefully find a way to end the war as peacefully as possible. Her quest for peace puts her at odds with the Jeskai's ruthless Khan, Taigam, who exiles Narset and orders her to never return...under threat of execution. So Narset makes her way to the deserts of the Abzan Lorekeepers in order to learn what she can, and hopefully find a way to end the bloodshed. Of course, Narset eventually crosses paths with Vol, but I'm reluctant to reveal his purpose in this version of the story. Anyway, this was just a brief insight into my idea, which is already in the pre-planning stage. More info to come!
EDIT: At long last, the Planeswalker's Guide (other clans and info added later):
A Planeswalker's Guide to Tarkir Unwritten
Welcome to Tarkir, a plane where five distinct clans coexist in relative harmony. That's not to say that no tension lies between them: each of the clans is very protective of the lands they call home, and all are wary of rival clans claiming parts of their territory as their own.
The Abzan Lorekeepers
Favourite 'walkers: Narset, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Ral Zarek and Ajani Goldmane