|Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, Eventide|
Oona is the queen and mother of the faeries on Lorwyn. She lives in Glen Elendra and sees the world through her children and the harvested dreamstuff they bring her. She is one of the few creatures that retained her memories after the Great Aurora, and was in fact the source of all previous Auroras. Her children refer to her as Mother of All Fae or Great Mother.
History[edit | edit source]
During the events of Lorwyn's storyline, Oona learns of the Great Aurora's approach and makes a duplicate of Maralen of the Mornsong to hold her memories and ensure she remains in power when it happens. She also plots and spies on Colfenor's plan to disrupt her control of Lorwyn, but her plan backfires when Maralen refuses to work for her, leading to unresolved conflict between the two. Oona tasks the Vendilion Clique with spying on Maralen. The three Faeries remain in secret contact with Oona, routinely providing her with updates and whereabouts of Maralen and her party to advance her agenda.
When Lorwyn becomes Shadowmoor, Oona remains with her memories and control intact. During the transition Maralen had gained favor with many Fae, leading to more strife between the two and forcing Oona to make a concerted effort to subdue her. She tries to take the elemental power of Ashling, but is thwarted by Maralen along with Brigid Baeli and Sygg. Oona retreats to Cayr Ulios, taking control of the king and queen there, imprisoning its elf population, and siphoning their lifeforce to supplement her magic. Her control is thwarted by Gryffid who sacrifices himself to sever her connection to the Elves and weaken her. In the skies above Cayr Ulios, Oona taunts the pursuing Maralen by manifesting as a form identical to hers. The two engage in single combat as their Faerie armies clash with each other. Distracted by Maralen, Oona overplays her hand and allows Rhys, Ashling, and The Sapling into her haven at Glen Elendra. With the sacrifice of The Sapling, and the combined power of Maralen, Ashling's elemental, and the Source of the Wanderbrine, she is finally defeated. Maralen takes her place as Queen of the Fae as day returns to the plane.
After her defeat, Oona's consciousness remains fully intact and she creates a new trio of Faeries to replace the Vendilion Clique and vows to become whole again with their help.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Oona is a creature unit able to be summoned in ManaStrike. Similar to her card counterpart, Oona is , and can be summoned by any Planeswalker that can use or mana. She uses ranged attacks against enemy air and ground units, and periodically summons 2 Faeries that melee attack enemy air and ground units. Her description reads: "The queen of a dark, wild kingdom."
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- Doug Beyer (April 9, 2008). "Saving the Queen". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (February 16, 2015). "Kings & Things". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.