I mean, I get it. I’m probably being narrow minded. Or something. There are any number of reasons why I might be the problem here.
But…we have a giant man-thing made of paper birds(?) floating upside-down. It has no face. Water is coming out of the hole in its head, flowing through the roof of a floating house, and pouring out the door. I certainly get the curiosity bit; if you’re looking to get people’s attention, Mr./Ms./Mx. Go-Shintai, then I’d say you nailed it. But enlightenment?
I dunno. Feels like a scam. I just see myself going into the house and asking the shrine to enlighten me, and it says I don’t have enough heads, and then it graces me with more heads. Or maybe I have too many heads. Or too many faces. Probably too many faces.
That said, the MTG Multiverse does not have a monopoly on defenestration. And I have long been an admirer of the word. So, MTG Multiverse. This is still terrible, and you’re still terrible, but I will give you a point for this one.
Based on the quote, this sounds like a lesser-of-two-evils thing, so I think we can all agree that whatever is going on, it’s bad. And it looks like that whole disintegration thing, which we have seen to be bad. Not that that explains much. This card is missing a lot of context.
I can give it some context though. I’ve never seen or heard of anything remotely like this happening in our world though.
Clearly this fellow does not want to be in this room, and those bars give me a strong inkling the someone else doesn’t want him getting out. Is Innistrad known for being good at mediating conflicts or something? My gut says this is going to end with someone being very unhappy.