Uril, the Miststalker: A Creepy Thing Not from Grixis

Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2009 by ozymandias
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Alara, fresh off its planar merger with itself, has been beset by all manner of difficulties, ranging from Etherium Abominations devouring Bant birthday parties to Vithian Renegades breaking the Time Sieve breaking the Time Sieve breaking the Time Sieve breaking the Time Sieve…well, that was awkward. In any case, the biggest concern among Alara’s notables was the heretofore unknown entity known only as Uril, the Miststalker, who has been making several entities on Alara very, very uncomfortable.

“He kind of comes over and breathes heavy. It’s really weird,” offered Elspeth, Knight-errant. “Oh, and then he kills a soldier.”

“I tried Threatening him, but for some reason I couldn’t,” reported Sarkhan Vol. “Have I told you how much I like dragons?”

“Sorry, I’ve been too busy distorting Vintage. What were you saying?” asked Tezzeret the Seeker.

The creature, whose motives remain unknown, has a simple modus operandi: it appears out of the mists, approaches with a disturbingly shuffly gait, breathes loudly and makes obscene gestures, and then brutally murders the nearest goblin, thopter, or bird dumb enough to get between it and its object. Though no planeswalkers have been harmed yet, it is beleived it is only a matter of time before one of them takes a beating (not that that prick Ajani doesn’t deserve one).

Uril has become even more disturbing since he inexplicably acquired Asha’s favor. Now endowed with flight, he has become the boogeyman lurking in every window in Alara. Besides the actual boogeymen, of course.

“He was unable to answer my riddle, and yet I spared his life,” puzzled the Sphinx of the Steel Wind, casually munching on a vedalken.

“URIL HAS FOILED ME FOR THE LAST TIME! I WILL GAIN CONTROL OF HIM WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT!” roared Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker. “Oh, I didn’t see you there. Care for some tea?”

Though a solution to Uril’s presence has yet to be discovered, many options are being considered, including some as drastic as Scourglass activation or a Martial Coup. Despite all of the furor, however. it should be noted that some had more positive opinions of the attention.

“I dunno, I kind of like things with 5 power or more,” commented Mayael, the Anima, notorious Nayan size queen.