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Selesnya Conclave

Selesnya Logo.png

Alternative name The Conclave,
Life Churchers[fact? citation needed]
Colors: Manag.gifManaw.gif
Parun: Mat'Selesnya
Guild leader: Chorus of the Conclave
(Ravnica block; deceased)
Trostani
(Return to Ravnica block)
Guild champion: Tolsimir Wolfblood
(Ravnica block)
Emmara Tandris
(Return to Ravnica block)
Guild hall: Vitu-Ghazi
(Ravnica block)
Mechanics: Convoke
(Ravnica: City of Guilds)
Populate
(Return to Ravnica)
Featured sets: Ravnica: City of Guilds
Return to Ravnica
Signet flavor text:
The symbol of the Conclave is one of unity, with tree supporting sun and sun feeding tree.

The Selesnya Conclave is a green/white guild from the plane and city of Ravnica. Introduced in Ravnica: City of Guilds [1], the guild is also featured in Return to Ravnica.

Description[edit]

Founded by parun Mat'Selesnya, a female humanoid elemental formed via the fusion of dryads, the Selesnya Conclave is a decentralized collective variably described as a "selfless, nurturing, spiritual group" or a "brainwashing nature cult",[2] and involves itself in the establishment and maintenance of peace, life, and unity in Ravnica.

Despite their superficial appearance of being a "good" and "peace-loving", in truth the guild, is hypocritical and as sinister, if not more so, as other Ravnican guilds. [3] The Conclave often employs its quietmen and other members to silence the civilians of Ravnica and wreak havoc. The defenders of the Selesnya are the Ledev guardians. In addition to these guards, the quiet-men used to guard Vitu-Ghazi, but Szadek, Lord of Secrets gained control of them and used them to wreak havoc.

Background[edit]

Selesnya is composed mainly of dryads. The "guild leader" of Selesnya in the Ravnica: City of Guilds set is a collective mind known as the Chorus of the Conclave, with the top members of the guild as figureheads.

Mat'Selesnya now resides within Vitu-Ghazi, having offered herself to preserve order in Selesnya. Currently, three dryads, serving as the new guildmaster, serve as her voice.

History[edit]

The main seat of Selesnya's power in the region of Utvara was Vitar Yescu, an enormous living tree that produced a pollen that served as an antigen to local plague. The head of Selesnya in Utvara was elven shapeshifter Wrizfar Barkfeather.

After the Decamillennial, the decimated Wojek League turned to other guilds' similar organizations for temporary help. Many Selesnyan ledev thus serves as "apos", i.e. auxiliary patrol officers, with the wojeks. After the Decamillennial, a new half-military suborganization was also founded - the Knight Order of Mat'selesnya.

During the events of Agents of Artifice, the Selesnya were lynched en masse due to the citizens realising their role in forcing the oppression of the guilds. However, they returned as of the events of Return to Ravnica.

In the game[edit]

Guild mechanics[edit]

Ravnica: City of Guilds: Convoke[edit]

Main article: Convoke


Return to Ravnica: Populate[edit]

Main article: Populate
[4]

Creatures types[edit]

Species and races[edit]

Species and races associated with the Selesnya Conclave include:

Classes[edit]

Classes associated with the Selesnya Conclave include:

Notable members[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Magic Arcana. (October 04, 2005.) "Ravnica Style Guide: Selesnya", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Ravnica: City of Guilds: Selesnya Conclave Minisite — Wizards of the Coast
  3. Ravnica: City of Guilds: Chapter 17 — MTG Fiction
  4. Mark Rosewater. (October 01, 2012.) "Designing for Selesnya", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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