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The Hippodrome
First seen Legends
Last seen March of the Machine
Rabiah Scale 8[1]
Status Recovering from New Phyrexia's invasion
Demonym Segovian[2]

Segovia is a plane where everything exists in miniature at about a 1:100 scale.[3][4][5]

Description[ | ]

The largest creature on Segovia, a Segovian Leviathan, is about the size of a Dominarian elephant. When planeswalkers visit this plane they are automatically shrunk down to scale, but items taken out from Segovia are not equivalently enlarged.[2] The people of Segovia watch sports such as chariot races in arenas called Hippodromes.[4] It was once visited by Nicol Bolas, who noted its vastly aquatic nature.[6][7] It features cities both on land and underwater.[8]

During New Phyrexia's Invasion of the Multiverse, Segovia was invaded by at least one Phyrexian centurion.[9][10] Traveling to the plane via Realmbreaker's omenpath did not cause the invading Phyrexian to shrink down to the appropriate size the way planeswalking would.[11]

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Trivia[ | ]

  • Segovian Leviathan was in Legends. Everything about the name and art implied it was a giant creature, but it was only a 3/3. Players would joke about this, so the creative team devised an answer. There was a plane named Segovia where everything was much smaller.[12]
  • The plane has the same name as the Spanish city of Segovia.
  • Segovia's culture appears to be based on Ancient Greece or Rome; it features a hippodrome, and Caetus is named for the Cetus of Greco-Roman myth.

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References[ | ]

  1. Mark Rosewater (November 29, 2016). "The Rabiah Scale". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. a b Alison Lührs (March 24, 2023). "March of the Machine - Ravnica: One and the Same". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Brady Dommermuth (March 19, 2008). "The Known Mutliverse (sic)". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b Doug Beyer (September 02, 2009). "The Planes of Planechase". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Pete Venters (May 1998). "Dominian FAQ" The Duelist #25, p.34.
  6. Scott McGough. Champion's Trial. Seattle, WA: Wizards of the Coast, November 1, 2003.
  7. Post by Scott McGough, Friday, November 14, 2003
  8. Aftermath: The Ultimate Event Set (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (May 11, 2023).
  9. Invasion of Segovia
  10. Mark Rosewater (April 10, 2023). "Choosing Your Battles, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  11. The art of Invasion of Segovia // Caetus, Sea Tyrant of Segovia and Kraken token.
  12. Mark Rosewater (March 31, 2023). "Any insight or trivia on how Segovia got its name?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  13. Emrakul & Chatterfang!? Koma & Toski!? 62 Unknown Magic Cards! (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (May 10, 2023).