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Obelisk of Alara.jpg
First seen: Shards of Alara
Last seen: Magic Origins
Planeswalkers: Ajani Goldmane, Sifa Grent, Tezzeret
Status: Reforming

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.

The forces of Esper invade the other shards looking for carmot, an element necessary to create more of their dwindling etherium. Hordes of Grixis undead mount an assault to maim, enslave, and drain the life energy from other shards. The warriors of Jund extend their "life hunts" to the newfound game throughout Alara's vast hunting grounds. Naya's forces follow the elves' decrees and march out of the jungle, searching for answers to the Anima's prophetic visions. And the armies of Bant clash with the horrors swarming over their borders, defending their homeland in the name of their guardian angels.

At the point where the five Shards met a chaotic storm of mana came into existence: the Maelstrom. Nicol Bolas, the ancient dragon Planeswalker, planned this all along. He came to Alara to feed on its rich mana and, in one massive ritual, restore its lost power. He was ultimately stopped from destroying all of Alara by Ajani Goldmane.

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  1. Product info. (January 8th, 2010.) "Premium Foil Booster", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
Alara block
Expansions: Shards of Alara | Conflux | Alara Reborn
Alara storyline
Shards: Bant Manag.gifManaw.gifManau.gif | Esper Manaw.gifManau.gifManab.gif | Grixis Manau.gifManab.gifManar.gif | Jund Manab.gifManar.gifManag.gif | Naya Manar.gifManag.gifManaw.gif
Characters: Ajani | Elspeth Tirel | Nicol Bolas | Rafiq | Sarkhan Vol | Tezzeret
Others: Etherium | Jazal | Kathari | Leotau | Maelstrom