Magic: the Gathering Legendary Compendium

by Chorocojo




What if we had the 1001 Arabian Nights, but, you know, in the Magic Multiverse. That's what this is! Taking place on the plane of Rabiah.
Arabian Nights has no Legendary permanents. It was released before Legends. It does, however have cards that represent unique figures and places, this can be justified because, technically, there are 1001 of them. It's weird how things like that work out, huh?


Millennia ago on the plane of Dominaria, in a time before sorcery, two brilliant artificers went to war. Antiquities depicts The Brothers' War, a war of machines between the artificer brothers Urza and Mishra that would culminate in the destruction of Argoth and a cataclysm that would separate a shard of worlds from the rest of the Multiverse.
Antiquities has no legendary permanents. It was released before Legends.


Across Dominaria are tales of fantastic heroes and villains fighting and doing the things they do. The Elder Dragon planeswalker Nicol Bolas rises to power but is defeated by his own Imperial Champion while a thousand years earlier, a cat man fights a guy who looks like Darth Maul.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Legends-


Years after The Brothers' War has ended, Dominaria has fallen into a dark age. Spellcasters on Terisiare develop powerful magic for the first time and are persecuted by many who don't understand them. All the while hordes of goblins ravage the land. The mage Jodah rises from humble beginnings to become the Archmage Eternal.
The Dark, despite coming after Legends doesn't make use of the Legendary mechanic.


Sarpadian History 101. A retrospective look back at the fallen civilizations of the Dominarian continent of Sarpadia. The vodalian merfolk fight against homarid invaders from the south. The dwarves and orcs have it out while the elves of Havenwood battle their own GM food sources. The Order of the Ebon Hand deal with a Thrull insurrection while the Icatians dealt with the Farrellite zealots.
Fallen Empires, like The Dark has no legendary permanents despite coming after Legends.


Thousands of years after and due to the cataclysm that ended The Brothers' War, Dominaria has entered an Ice Age. The necromancer Lim-Dûl wages battle against the Balduvians and Kjeldorans of Terisiare. Really though it's super cold and everything sucks. The planeswalker Freyalise solves the problem with the World Spell, restoring Dominaria's place to its place in the Multiverse.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Ice Age-


On the plane of Ulgrotha, a bunch of wizards ruined everything for everyone. Centuries later, the efforts of the planeswalkers Feroz and Serra see the plane's mana lines restored. Also there's a cool-ass Vampire lord who's just sort of cool as hell.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Homelands-


As the temperatures rise on Dominaria, the once snowbound cultures struggle to adapt. The rising temperatures and water levels pushes some to conflict.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Alliances-


Centuries after the ice age, on the Dominarian continent of Jamuraa, the planeswalker Teferi experiments with time like it's a play thing. After it goes wrong, his island is gone. Its disappearance attracts the power of three wizards. It goes poorly from there, with the continent thrown into a horrible reign of peace and prosperity. . . . and then the reign of chaos.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Mirage-


Teferi's Isle returns and he finds the interloper Kaervek, causing havoc across Jamuraa. Rather than interacting directly, Teferi sends visions to various people throughout the continent, bringing them together to defeat the mage.
Visions doesn't have any legendary permanents! How weird!


-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Weatherlight-
The first set of the Weatherlight saga, Captain Sisay has been kidnapped! Is Gerrard a bad enough dude to get his crew together, travel to the plane of Rath and get her back?!

SUDDENLY, in Rath, things go downhill really fast. The Weatherlight crashes and everyone gets scattered and/or taken to the stronghold of the evincar, Volrath.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Tempest-


Within Volrath's Stronghold Gerrard discovers, not only the kidnapped Sisay, but also plans for an invasion of Dominaria itself! Oh no!
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Stronghold-


Yo man, we gotta get outta this nutso plane and back to Dominaria and warn them about that invasion thing.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Exodus-


Let's take a break from that thrilling adventure to look at the tale of Urza Planeswalker and his battle and schemes against Phyrexia. Also we'll visit Serra's Realm.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Urza's Saga-


Urza, unable to defeat Phyrexia directly at the then current time, decides to do the only sane thing: build a time machine. It goes EXTREMELY poorly.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Urza's Legacy-


Well, the time machine was a horrible idea. We could always build a super weapon out of artifacts. But we'll need the perfect human to pilot it. If only there were a way to build a person. . .
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Urza's Destiny-


What if Romance of the Three Kingdoms were a bunch of Magic cards?
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Portal Three Kingdoms-


Well, the Weatherlight escaped Rath, but this isn't Dominaria. On the plane of Mercadia, the crew needs to repair the ship's planeswalking engine before they can return home to warn everyone about that approaching Phyrexian invasion.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Mercadian Masques-


MEANWHILE, back on Rath, there's a power vacuum from Volrath's disappearance. Who will be Rath's Next Top Model?
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Nemesis-


MEANWHILE STILL, on Dominaria, the Keldons could not have picked a worse time to invade Jamuraa. Teferi intervenes unlike how he handled the previous War in Jamuraa situation.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Prophecy-


FINALLY the Phyrexian Invasion of Dominaria begins. The Weatherlight returns as all of Urza's plans come into place. All of Dominaria must unite or else it's bad times. Well, it's bad times regardless.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Invasion-


The Invasion is over! Except for the second stage. The plane of Rath is overlaid on top of Dominaria, instantly bringing all of the Phyrexian shock troops using it as a staging ground to Dominaria. Lot of people die!
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Planeshift-


This is it! The final battle for Dominaria! Except for all of the later battles for Dominaria. Yawgmoth himself enters Dominaria to claim his prize.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Apocalypse-


A century after the apocalypse, on the Dominarian continent of Otaria, pit fights are king and everyone is chasing after the shiny magic ball that is the Mirari.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Odyssey-


The Mirari falls in the hands of Chainer, it goes poorly and eventually falls in the hands of Kamahl, the block's protagonist.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Torment-


Kamahl gets hopped up on Mirari power and ends up wounding his sister. Now he's on a quest to heal his sister.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Judgment-


Everyone starts mutating as the Mirari gets stuck in high gear. A lunatic makes an angel that looks like his dead wife. Kamahl's sister goes through a phase.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Onslaught-


The same story as Onslaught but more.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Legions-


Akroma, Phage, an old lady and a donkey explode and merge into a false god. Everyone loves her. A Welshman's brother reincarnates as a city and some non-people turn into cockroaches.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Scourge-


On the world of Mirrodin, Glissa Sunseeker seeks the suns and tries to break into the world.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Mirrodin-


Meanwhile, inside the world, the watcher of the world has been watching the world.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Darksteel-


Glissa found her sun and everything exploded. Everybody dies.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Fifth Dawn-


On the plane of Kamigawa, the plane's myriad gods have gone to war with their followers. Life sucks for everyone because a dude stole a baby.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Champions of Kamigawa-


The quest to retrieve a stolen baby now involves an ogre burning down Japanese Hogwarts.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Betrayers of Kamigawa-


The Kami War concludes thanks to the help of one, jackass rogue.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Saviors of Kamigawa-


On the plane of Ravnica, the blue-aligned House Dimir tries to seize control of Ravnica.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Ravnica: City of Guilds-


On the plane of Ravnica, the member of the blue-aligned Izzet League tries to seize control of Ravnica.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Guildpact-


On the plane of Ravnica, the blue-aligned Azorius Senate and Simic Combine try to seize control of Ravnica.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Dissension-


Dominaria experiences a chilly spring.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Coldsnap-


After nine or so apocalypses, Dominaria finally enters post-apocalyptic status. Time itself collapses.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Time Spiral-


What if Freyalise became Captain America? Dominaria's timestream are thrown into such a disarray that alternate timelines pop up.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Planar Chaos-


Well, they fix the time problems, but a LOT of planeswalkers are about to have a really bad day.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Future Sight-


Lorwyn is a sunny faerie tale world, elves are friggin' murderous jerkfaces.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Lorwyn-


The people of Lorwyn prepare for the Great Aurora, while the sage Colfenor and the Queen of the Fae have their own machinations.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Morningtide-


Shadowmoor is a dark faerie tale world, elves are the last bastion of good against a world that wants to murder them.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Shadowmoor-


The queen of the fae tries to keep her hold on the world. A band of people who don't remember each other try to stop her.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Eventide-


Five worlds, each with only three colors of mana are subtley being driven to chaos and paranoia.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Shards of Alara-


The shards of Alara collide with each other, a certain Elder Dragon capitalizes on the distrust and war he's sown.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Conflux-


The five shards have become one Alara again and everyone's at war. At the literal center of it all, Nicol Bolas seizes literal power.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Alara Reborn-


Chandra Nalaar follows a magical scroll to supposed treasure. Sorin Markov remains punctual.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Zendikar-


Zendikar gets serious. Jace shows up. Nissa is dumb as hell.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Worldwake-


Chandra and Jace and Sarkhan break one of old man Ugin's windows. Cosmic horrors from before time crawl out and annihilate their baseball.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Rise of the Eldrazi-


Something strange is happening on Mirrodin. The baddestass Vulshok of them all recruits help to save his world.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Scars of Mirrodin-


Okay, that didn't work. Mirrodin is in a war for survival. That is Old Kentucky Phyrexia and he has been there.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Mirrodin Besieged-


Well, everyone's dead. Karn is saved and the Phyrexian praetors have a short-lived power struggle.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of New Phyrexia-


There's no real story here, but there are some new Planeswalker versions so.
-Summaries of the Planeswalkers of Magic 2012-


Innistrad's guardian angel is MIA. Liliana comes to town to hunt a Demon.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Innistrad-


Sorin comes home to look for his angel. It turns out she's trapped in a box.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Dark Ascension-


Avacyn gets released thanks to Liliana. Monsters have a really bad day.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Avacyn Restored-


There's no real story here, but there are some new Planeswalker versions and Legendary duders so.
-Summaries of the Planeswalkers of Magic 2013-


Now that the Guildpact's broken, Ravnica is full of jerks. So, no real change.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Return to Ravnica-


The Izzet have discovered a super-secret maze while the guildless of Ravnica get all riled up.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Gatecrash-


Wacky Races thoughout Ravnica's guildgates. Winner gets to be king of the bureaucrats. It's Jace. Jace wins.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Dragon's Maze-


Chandra is angry about being used but ultimately hits a dead end.
-Summaries of the Planeswalkers of Magic 2014 Core Set-


Elspeth kills a hydra on Theros and becomes champion of the sun god, Heliod. There's no way this could go poorly.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Theros-


Xenagos ascends to godhood, everyone blames Elspeth. That's not too bad, right?
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Born of the Gods-


Elspeth has to go murder a god. It goes poorly.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Journey Into Nyx-


Garruk is not doing so well, we should get him to a hospital when he stops killing people.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Magic 2015-


On Tarkir, where dragons are extinct, Sarkhan and Sorin show up and find a dead Ugin.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Khans of Tarkir-


Sarkhan goes back in time, saves Ugin and becomes THE TIME BASTARD.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Fate Reforged-


On Tarkir, where dragons are total dicks, Sarkhan and Sorin show up and find a confused Ugin.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Dragons of Tarkir-


Do you care where Gideon, Jace, Liliana, Chandra and Nissa came from? Well here you go!
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Magic Origins-


Let's solve that Eldrazi problem before they get out of-Oh. Oh no. Two of them are gone and a lot of people are dead.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Battle for Zendikar-


Heeeey we found Kozilek. Turns out he was asleep in this hole. Maybe we should team up and figure this out?
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Oath of the Gatewatch-


Jace, looking for Sorin discovers a mystery and also that he might be crazy. Guest starring Nahiri Mercator as the Hopping Woman.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Shadows over Innistrad-


WELL, GUESS WHAT, WE FOUND EMRAKUL.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Eldritch Moon-


Let's all go to the Inventors' Fair with Nissa, Liliana and Chandra!
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Kaladesh-


Tezzeret done stole all the dang inventions! Let's revolt!
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Aether Revolt-


The Gatewatch breaks into Nicol Bolas's beach house when he's not there. Gideon gets really attached to Bolas's cat.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Amonkhet-


Nicol Bolas arrives and promptly burns down his beach house for the insurance. He planned to do this the whole time.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Hour of Devastation-

==EXTRA SETS==

On Fiora, everyone is trying to figure out how to stick knives in you except for DACK FAYDEN, GREATEST THIEF IN THE MULTIVERSE.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Conspiracy-


On Fiora, someone managed to stick a knife in Brago, the ghost king. Marchesa has assumed the throne but some aren't too happy about this.
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Conspiracy: Take the Crown-

Here's a bunch of legendary dudes!
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Commander-
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Commander 2013-
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Commander 2014-
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Commander 2015-
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Commander 2016-


A couple weirdos from Planechase too?
-Summaries of the Legendary permanents of Planechase 2012 Edition-