The Story of Teferi - From Mending to New Phyrexia

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The Story of Teferi - From Mending to New Phyrexia

300 years have passed since Teferi took Zalfhir and Shiv out of Phase. This time, he and Jhoira are back in Dominaria to save the Multiverse with the Mending that changed the history of Magic.

By InvoKando, 06/21/20

This article belongs to the series The history of the planeswalker Teferi:

1. The Story of Teferi - Pre-Mending

2. The Story of Teferi - From Mending to New Phyrexia

Back in Dominaria, Teferi went to Skyshroud Forest, the Rathi forest that appeared next to Keld during Conjunction and there he met

Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury

who told him that Dominaria was almost sterile with mana and temporal cracks they were spread all over the world. The plane was dying and as Dominaria is the nexus of the multiverse, the whole existence is at stake. Teferi asks the elven goddess for help to restore Shiv and Zalfhir, but Skyshroud was under attack by the Keldonians and Freyalise considered Teferi a traitor for having abandoned Dominaria during the Phyrexian invasion. She refuses to help the planeswalker.

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Upon examining Skyshourd's rift, Teferi met with

Radha, Heir to Keld

, a half-elf, half-human warrior who could take mana from the rift just as the rift took mana from the plane. The population of true Keldonians is getting smaller and smaller, their people are hungry, so they attack the forest. Radha was the last descendant of the founding hero Astor and she led the resistance. She wanted to bring the real Keld back and save her people.
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Teferi makes a proposal to her, promising to teach her age-old knowledge of Keld in exchange for her help to find some way to save Dominaria. Radha joins the magician and Jhoira, and the trio went to Urborg. There, they meet

Venser, Shaper Savant

, an artisan who grew up in the land dominated by the planeswalker who hates artisans,

Lord Windgrace

. Teferi was able to see that both Radha and Venser had the Planeswalker Spark, but he realized that it was different from his. Something changed in the multiverse. Venser introduced his visitors to his 'Ambulator', a machine that could imitate a planeswalk. He used remnants of Phyrexian machines to build the artifact. Just as Radha was connected to the first crack, the Venser Machine had some connection with the Urborg rift, and when Venser turns on his artifact the rift reacts violently to Teferi's presence. She pulls the group inside and they fall into the cracks of reality where they witness the devastating events in the history of Dominaria, such as the activation of the

Golgothian Sylex

in the end of the Brothers' War, the temporal explosion and then the obliteration of Tolaria, the battle against Yawgmoth and the scourge of Karona. They can also see several cracks all over the world, Skyshroud, Shiv, Zhalfir, Urborg, Sucker, Tolaria, Madara and Yavimaya. Jhoira, Venser and Radha wake up on a beach in Madara. They were separated from Teferi who is still lost in the temporal fissures. In that place they are attacked by the Nekoru descendants of

Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

, the cat dragons attack and Radha fights against the prince of creatures. While the others are drawn into a conversation with a sinister and disembodied voice, the voice tells Jhoira that it saw them falling into reality and pulled them towards Madara. The voice introduced himself as Sensei Ryu and was very interested in Venser's spark, which was different. Using his mind-influencing magic, Ryu entered Venser's mind and used it as he wished, he crossed the spark of the Artificer and entered the material world, after so many years he was free, the reborn elder, Nicol Bolas.
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The elder Dragon planeswalker was ready to kill everyone, but Jhoira distracted it until finally Teferi managed to get out of the temporal gap. Teferi defies Bolas and in the duel of planeswalkers, the dragon easily defeats the wizard. Teferi was about to be killed, but he shows Bolas the danger of the cracks. If they were not closed, there would be nowhere to live, let alone dominate. Nicol Bolas decides to let the group go, after all it had a revenge to deal with, and it would be a revenge on the name that imprisoned it, everyone connected with the name Umezawa. So the dragon went to Kamigawa. Radha asks Teferi to send her back to Keld and she would do things her way from there, so together with Venser and Jhoira, they go where once was Shiv. Faced with the temporal gap, Teferi uses his vital energy to forge a connection with the local gap, he plans to sacrifice himself to close that temporal gap and in the process Shiv would return to the place it should never have left. Teferi tells his companions that they must do everything to close the cracks or it will be the end of everything. Teferi did not die, but lost his powers to seal the temporal gap and restore the continent to its correct shape. Teferi saved Shiv, but he sacrificed his spark in doing so. He is no longer a planeswalker and this breaks Teferi because now he knows he will not to be able to bring Zalfhir, his homeland, back.

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Teferi continued to help the legends of dominaria to close the other cracks. The Mending that changed and saved the multiverse was completed and Teferi returned to Jamuraa without a spark and carrying the burden for Zalfhir's emptiness. Teferi got married and, seventy years later, he already had a daughter called

Niambi, Faithful Healer

. At this point, he discovers that his former mentor Urza has left behind a series of magical devices and artifacts that may be useful to repair Zhalfir's problem. With the help of his daughter, the new Weatherlight team and the Sentinels, he retrieves one of these artifacts, a delicate dark crystal sphere nestled in a silver cage, but he has not yet discovered how the artifact works. After that, he joins Jhoira to fight against

Demonlord Belzenlok

and The Cabal.
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Unbeknownst to Teferi, Jhoira wore an amulet around her neck, which contained a small stone of energy that contained a fragment of Teferi's Planeswalker spark. She made this stone herself at Mana Rig years ago. And seeing so many planeswalkers appearing in Dominaria and knowing their reasons for fighting for the multiverse, Jhoira finally found the right moment to deliver the amulet to Teferi. The Wizard thought for a moment, he liked the life he was remembering, but Niambi tells his father that he is a hero and will always help people. Teferi returned to being a Planeswalker and took the oath of the Gatewatch promising to help in the fight against Nicol Bolas. Teferi traveled with the sentries to Ravnica for the final showdown against the dragon. Along with many other planeswalkers and Ravnicans, he fought against the Eternals of the hideous horde. At the beginning of the conflict, Teferi slowed the time around the Planar Bridge, greatly delaying the advance of Bolas' army. He also used his time manipulation skills to save civilians and even other planeswalkers. According to Jace, Teferi was the one who saved the most people in this war, he really is a hero. Teferi survived the battle and was present during the ensuing planar celebration, but other major battles await Teferi. He attended Gideon's funeral in Theros. Later, Teferi joined Karn and Ajani Ajani Goldmane at the home of his daughter Niambi in Dominaria. There they started to think of a strategy to help Karn in the battle against New Phyrexia, this time he will not run away, the battle against the Phyrexians is approaching.
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And this is Teferi's story, I hope you liked it.

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My name is Marcos, in love with the lore of Magic: The Gathering. Content editor and creator of the InvoKando channel

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