Pharika, God of Affliction
Deadly poison can be healing medicine in small amounts, and this dichotomy is reflected in the god whose province is such tinctures. Pharika is the keeper of apothecary knowledge, the source of dark magic. She is also the mother of all gorgons, and their snaky bodies resemble hers.
To those who would oppose her, Pharika is a fearsome enemy, but mortals she favors are hard to kill. She bears a potion cup from which she dispenses draughts that simultaneously strengthen her servants and slay her enemies.
Pharika is associated with black and green mana, and her dual nature also governs aging—the stretch of life and the approach of death. Stories say that the secretive god has hidden medicinal knowledge within the natural world. None know whether she did so to reward or to toy with mortals who quest to unearth them.
Yea, Lands are by far the most expensive cards in the game. Turns out mana helps people win. Who knew?
Haha. Truth. I had left the game when fetches came out and we’re cheap.
Magic: the Gathering - Avacyn
Innistrad Block has been in the rear-view mirror for awhile now but I think I still have a thingy for Avacyn, Angel of Hope.