Alara was a whole world before the Sundering broke it into the five Shards: Bant, Esper, Grixis, Jund and Naya. However the event known as the Conflux has recently reunited the shards, causing much chaos and mayhem to their respective residents and creating the Maelstrom.
- Alara is a planar subtype for plane cards in Planechase.
- An Alara Premium Foil Booster pack contained fifteen foil, black-bordered cards from Shards of Alara, Conflux, and Alara Reborn. It was released on January 8th, 2010 (MSRP: $11.99).
- A Planeswalker's Guide to Alara
- Alara Unbroken
- Doug Beyer. (September 08, 2008.) "Alara, a World Broken", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Rei Nakazawa. (October 20, 2008.) "A Shards Day's Night", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (September, 2008.) "Explore Shards of Alara", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Planes of Existence: Alara, magicthegathering.com
|Expansions: Shards of Alara | Conflux | Alara Reborn|
|Shards: Bant | Esper | Grixis | Jund | Naya|
|Characters: Ajani | Elspeth Tirel | Nicol Bolas | Rafiq | Sarkhan Vol | Tezzeret|
|Others: Etherium | Jazal | Kathari | Leotau | Maelstrom|