Reason #5,512: Aether Portals

That eye there: that’s the eye of confusion. Whatever that thing is, it looks like it doesn’t know where or when it’s been. What is wrong with this place? These portals can displace you in space OR time if you get sucked into one. And they’re just floating across the Mirrodin’s surface. Imagine you’re at …

Reason 3,815: Sudden blasts of hot mercury

The element mercury is best known as the metal that’s also a liquid at room temperature. But you may not know that mercury doesn’t evaporate until its temperature hits 674.11 °F. I certainly didn’t! I had to look it up. That’s 462.11 degrees hotter than the boiling point of water. If you’ve ever scalded yourself …

Reason #2,008: Pretty sure this breaks the Geneva Convention

Rule 92 forbids the use of human test subjects for medical or scientific experiments unjustified for the subject’s health. Mutilation of said subjects is also forbidden. Not that I expect Vedalken physicians care much about the Geneva Convention. The MTG Wiki describes the Vedalken as having “a dispassionate view toward life,” so go figure. I’m …

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