|God of Boasting|
Description[edit | edit source]
Birgi calls herself the Envoy of the Gods and has declared it her mission to carry "the good fortune of the gods" to less fortunate realms. But everyone knows that the hedonistic Birgi's sole purpose is to ﬁnd the best feasts and celebrations across the realms and join in the fun.
Birgi is the middle child of Alrund and Cosima, and Toralf's younger sister. While Toralf delights in performing impossible feats, Birgi prefers to boast about what she's supposedly done. She's not above claiming Toralf's feats as her own—for the sake of a good story, of course.
Birgi's magic energizes the people around her, quickly transforming a quiet gathering to a rowdy party...and eventually to an out-of-control riot.
History[edit | edit source]
She once hired a dwarf skald to follow Toralf around and bring back reports of his mighty deeds. But Toralf, preferring to undertake his heroic exploits alone, got tired of the pesky skald and threw him off a cliff. Birgi's response was to hire a sneakier skald, whom Toralf has yet to detect. Birgi loves to tell stories of these exploits at feasts, and if anyone suspects that she is taking credit for her brother's accomplishments, they tend to enjoy her company too much to care.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Birgi may have been inspired by Freyja, the ancient Nordic goddess associated with gold and wealth.
- It may have been inspired by the Fylgjur, supernatural beings or spirits that accompany a person in relation to their destiny or fortune in ancient Nordic mythology.
- It can also be related to the goddess Sága and the god Bragi, both gods linked to poetry and sagas (consequently linked to fame).
Story appearances[edit | edit source]
|Title||Author||Publishing date||Set||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|Know Which Way the Wind is Blowing||Setsu Uzumé||2021-01-08||Kaldheim||Kaldheim||Niko Aris, Fynn, Birgi|
In-game references[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ari Zirulnik (January 8, 2021). "Planeswalker's Guide to Kaldheim, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ari Zirulnik and Jenna Helland (January 21, 2021). "The Legends of Kaldheim". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Setsu Uzumé (January 8, 2021). "Know Which Way the Wind Is Blowing". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.