The Inventors' Fair is a month-long event that was held in Ghirapur to celebrate the myriad inventions of the Great Aether Boom. It drew inventors and fans from across the world and featured expositions of artifice in a variety of fields.
The true purpose of the Inventor's Fair was to gather all the new technology developed by the Kaladeshi in order to test and license them for broad use.
The exhibition[edit | edit source]
Architecture[edit | edit source]
Many of the city's newest buildings are both serving as functional spaces and have been submitted to the Fair's architecture division. They contain graceful arches, orbiting lighting, and mechanized displays of Artani Hall. And also contain brilliant designs of tracks, stages, and arenas of the races and demonstrations.
Aether Science[edit | edit source]
The Inventors' Fair will award prizes to innovators competing in the often abstract and theoretical field of aether science. The Enlighted Keepers of the Consulate have put out a call for Kaladesh's greatest minds to present their findings in the areas of New Refinement Methods, Enhanced Power Extraction Techniques, and the reality-bending concept of Alternate Means of Matter Transportation (Teleportation).
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Demonstrations of a variety of new weaponry will take place under careful supervision and strict regulation. Judges will assess all kinds of weapons, from massive aether projectors to small, personal construct-mounted devices. Categories include Long-Range, Personal Defense, Aether-Firing, Vehicle-Attachment, and Construct-Attachment.
Animal Constructs[edit | edit source]
The hundred-acre interactive "zoo" is not stocked with natural animals, but with marvelous constructs designed to mimic the wonders of nature. This magnificent park is in the heart of Greenwheel. Visitors of every age are allowed.
Vehicles[edit | edit source]
Vehicles of all kinds compete both in their novelty of design and their performance in races. The races are the most popular events of the fair and sell out months in advance.
The attendants[edit | edit source]
Inventors[edit | edit source]
The inventors fuel their creativity with unrestricted aether access. Whether they're a backyard tinkerer or Consulate designer, they can get out their products in front of the eyes of the public.
Benefactors[edit | edit source]
Benefactor will be looking for the next big investment. They will be competing with each other every bit as fiercely as the Fair's inventors. For the right invention, offers can be really high.
Judges[edit | edit source]
The Inventors' Fair judges are of the highest quality, chosen for their experience, acumen, and prestige. And they have all come here hoping to be awed and amazed. It's to the inventors to win over the hearts and minds of these esteemed judges. In exchange, the most talented inventors will receive recognition and honor that will send their careers soaring. The judges are recognized by their red-painted faces.
The Public[edit | edit source]
The Consulate expects to see people from all across Kaladesh arriving in droves for the chance to partake in what promises to be the most thrilling spectacle of the century. The schedule is packed from dawn to dusk daily.
The Inventions[edit | edit source]
|Aether injection system||Aditi Desai||Aetherlogical Society||Consulate research grant recipient|
|Cataclysmic Gearhulk||(not competing)|
|Chalice of the Void|
|Champion's Helm||Adi Thandray|
|Chromatic Lantern||Luminary League|
|Cloudstone Curio||Suja Pavani|
|Combustible Gearhulk||Eshan Baat||(not competing)|
|Crucible of Worlds||Jitya Reyath|
|Fleetwheel Cruiser||Ira Joshi (pilot)||Consulate Pilots' Union|
|Foundry Assembler||Bhavin Jani||Consulate research grant recipient|
|Gauntlet of Power|
|Mana Vault||Aetherological Society||Confiscated|
|Matter Transporter||Rashmi ||Won top prize; repurposed by Tezzeret into the Planar Bridge|
|Mind's Eye||House of Knowledge||Consulate|
|Miniaturized young elk||Himmat Neela||Greenwheel Lifecrafters||Animal Constructs: Miniatures Division: Winner|
|Noxious Gearhulk||(not competing)|
|Pacification Array||Modified by the consulate|
|Perpetual Timepiece||Tiyu Arrun||Aetherlogical Society|
|Platinum Angel||Adi Thandray||Confiscated|
|Rings of Brighthearth||Amrit Vatyam|
|Sculpting Steel||Shanti Makam|
|Servo companion||Ritika||Countless Gears||Winner|
|Sky Skiff||Pihu Laal||Aeronautical Trials: Featherweight Filigree Division|
|Sky-dock Assisters||Modified into the Ensnaring Bridge by a consulate engingeer.|
|Sol Ring||Venya Sangmi|
|Sphere of Resistance|
|Staff of Domination|
|Steel Overseer||Venand Kapur|
|Sword of Body and Mind|
|Sword of Feast and Famine|
|Sword of Fire and Ice|
|Sword of Light and Shadow|
|Sword of War and Peace|
|Torrential Gearhulk||(not competing)|
|Tradewind Airship||Neerav Soni|
|Verdurous Gearhulk||(not competing)|
|Sana Ahir||Aeronautical Design Division: 3rd Place; Consulate research grant recipient|
|Bhejek (pilot)||Ground Grinders|
|Grinning Ren (pilot)||Ground Grinders|
|Depala (pilot)||Derby Crows||Sky Derby: Qualifiers (passed), First Round (passed)|
|Wind-Kin||Sky Derby: Qualifiers (passed), First Round (passed)|
|Cloud Tumbler Society||Sky Derby: Qualifiers (passed), First Round (passed)|
The Finale[edit | edit source]
Head Judge Tezzeret announced that the elvish artificer Rashmi won the Inventor's Fair with her teleportation device. During the grand finale, he was about to execute Renegade Prime, Pia Nalaar, in a quicksmithing duel, until he was interrupted by the arrival of the Gatewatch. Afterward, the Consulate forces confiscated the inventions and took the participants into custody.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Magic at PAX: Kaladesh World-Building Panel
- Kaladesh Consulate - Facebook
- Discover Kaladesh — Wizards of the Coast
- Kimberly J. Kreines (December 14, 2016). "Breakthrough". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- James Wyatt (October 19, 2016). "A Grateful Consulate". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Kimberly J. Kreines (August 31, 2016). "A Time for Innovation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Nik Davidson, Kelly Digges, and Kimberly J. Kreines (January 2, 2017). "Revolution Begins". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mel Li, Kelly Digges, Alison Luhrs, Doug Beyer, and Chris L'Etoile (February 1, 2017). "Renewal". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer (October 12, 2016). "In This Very Arena". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.