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Today I decided in light of the wake of the dreaded
Invasion, I would do a
Biographical essay upon the race that inspired the great
war ravaging the
surface of Dominaria as well as the unsung heroes of the
That's right! Strap on your Grafted Skullcap and
prepare to Twiddle your
thumbs while you read about the Thran and Metathran!
Untold millenniums into the mystical past of the
world of Magic: The
Gathering- even before Urza and his infamous
brother Mishra had been
conceived.an ancient race of beings called the Thran
lived upon the plane of
Dominaria.worshipping artifacts and living in a nirvana
of utter contentment
and pacifism.until at one point they vanished off the
face of the multiverse
without a trace of their whereabouts.
The Thran culture itself thrived upon the worshipping
and study of artifacts
and other random mechanical devices. The Thran
believed that it was place
in the fairness of balance that both machine and nature
entwined with one another. each one functioning as an
independent yet able
to work together as one. Actions always speak
louder than words. and thus
the machines the Thran developed were proof of this-
each one was capable of
working alone with still a profitable output, yet the
amplitude of their
efficiency was augmented when they worked together to
perform a single task.
However.the peaceful era of the Thran came to a crashing
halt when one of
the Thran healers in their society, Yawgmoth, sent shock
waves across the
technological utopia when he went rogue as a heretic
preaching about the
idea that nature was to bow down to machines. the only
true perfection of
form being a meld of bio-organic materials melded into a
For this he was outcast by the Thran with his followers
to a dark plane.left
to plan and scheme about a diabolical plot to return to
eradicate it's residents to remake it as he saw fit.
The Thran themselves disappeared off the face of
Dominaria soon afterward,
and they would have remained a forgotten culture on the
surface if it were not for Urza Planeswalker who soon
discovered the merits
of the technology the lost society left behind, adapting
it to his own
accord in his efforts to wage war against his brother.
A gestation period of a few months. Fighting
instincts borne into every
cell in their body. An impenetrable shield of
loyalty and honor.
Shut yo mouth!
I'm just talking about the Metathran!
We can dig it!
When Urza found the remnants of ancient Thran
technology. he began wondering
who these amazing people were, and how they were able to
build such amazing
machines such as the Mana Rig in Shiv that were capable
of creating so much
power with so little effort. Urza soon began
delving into the background of
the mysterious race. He soon found that
although it was impossible to be
able to actually learn from a living specimen of Thran
outside of Yawgmoth (
Good luck! ) , he soon realized that he could do the
next best thing.
By using the ancient technology of the Thran assimilated
into the technology
of the current Magic era, Urza was capable of cloning
the Thran race into a
sub-species known as the Metathran. The Metathran
themselves are knock off
copies off the Thran, aside from a few almost
unnoticeable differences. The
one thing that sets them apart from what the Thran once
were was the way and
for what purpose Urza concieved them for.
When Urza had found he had access to the DNA structure
remnants of Thran
tissue, he knew that it would not only serve him well to
revive this once
vibrant culture for study and social revamping, but also
he could make a
cheap army that were loyal and hardy so he would be able
to combat the
lurking Phyrexian army. Soon he set off designing
an incubator to house the
developing embryonic Metathran- by utilizing both his
own and Thran
technological remains his design was complete and he
thousands upon thousands Metathran soldiers.more or less
regarding them less
than any sort of sentient and more of the products of an
Their worth was finally proved when the combat began
against Phyrexia began.
Although they were much smaller and weaker than
their enemies, the
Metathran's "Never Die" spirit and superior
numbers allowed them to take
short care of the scutas in a savage battle.
However, even with their
spirit, the Metathran were decimated and disintegrated
by the dark Crosis
upon his rampage across Dominaria.