Xenagos

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Xenagos
Xenagos
Birthplace Skola Valley,Theros
Lifetime unknown
Race Satyr Planeswalker
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Xenagos is a satyr planeswalker aligned with red and green mana. He is the lord of Skola Valley and is known at large as "King Stranger".

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History

Like the rest of his kind, Xenagos was once a hedonist, leading a care free life of pleasure without inhibitions. At some point, this kind of lifestyle led to his ascension, his spark igniting during the Bakkeia. [1] Xenagos took advantage of his newfound status and perspective, engaging in relveries elsewhere in the Multiverse and enjoying the new pleasures available to him, but soon he was aware of a grim reality: that he, ultimately, was utterly insignificant in the grand scheme of things, and that the gods' reach was meaningless outside of Theros. Following the trauma of this revelation, and disillusioned with the meaningless hedonism, the satyr became progressively more ambitious.

Return to Theros

Some time later, Xenagos returned to his birthplane, finding his old hedonistic lifestyle exceedingly dull and the gods to be a farce that he was no longer willing to participate in. [2] His ambitions had evolved into a desire for outright godhood, to join or replace the pantheon of Theros, and so he began gathering his forces of eldritch, otherwordly monsters to attack the poleis of Meletis, Akros and Setessa. These attacks became so severe that the gods themselves began to go blind, cut off from their oracles. This drove them into a panic which escalated as they blamed the others of their kind for the transgression. Only Nylea seemed to be aware of the threat he played, but with his otherworldly magic, none of the gods could truly stop him.

In circumstances largely under mystery, he managed to ascend to godhood. This occurred during a minotaur siege at Akros, battled off by armies led by Elspeth. The victory celebration was the final ingredient to Xenagos' divine ascension, and and in the ensuing turmoil the Sun god's champion was ironically scapegoated for this, resulting in her exile to the wilderness. Xenagos now holds the position of the god of the revels, furthering the chaos and distrust of the established pantheon.[3] Heliod was particularly offended by his ascension and sought to destroy the satyr, whom he refers to as "the usurper". He planned to punish all of mortalkind for the actions of the new god.

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Trivia

Xenagos was originally designed with a goat head, but this was scrapped due to him looking "too demonic and inhuman".[4]

Sources

  1. The Magic Creative Team. (September 04, 2013.) "Planeswalker's Guide to Theros, Part 3", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Xenagos. Planeswalkers' Profiles. Wizards of the Coast (2013). Retrieved on October 02, 2013.
  3. The Magic Creative Team. (January 08, 2014.) "Planeswalker's Guide to Born of the Gods", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (12 October, 2013). Inside R&D: Theros, Part 3 (video). Retrieved on October 26, 2013.
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