Vona of Iedo
|Vona of Iedo|
History[edit | edit source]
The Apostasine Wars[edit | edit source]
First and foremost, Vona is a fighter. It was through feats of arms that she won her nobility during the Apostasine War, where she ruthlessly sacked towns that were sympathetic to the Apostasine Princes. At Magan, where an enemy army had made camp, Vona earned her moniker by sneaking into the walled village at night and slaughtering a dozen officers, including the army's general. After this grisly work, Vona fought her way to the gate and opened it so that her own force could take the village and finish off the enemy. 
Conquest of the free cities[edit | edit source]
Throughout the course of the war and the Vampire Conquest that followed, Vona continued to again fame by participating in the bloodiest battles. With Torrezon's eventual victory, Vona had difficulty transitioning to peacetime. Though she was now a noble with her own lands, the territory was poor and rocky, and she was not an able administrator. Soon she slaughtered her own human serfs and abandoned her humble estate. In the larger cities of Torrezon, she offered her services as a duelist.
Ixalan[edit | edit source]
When word arrived that the queen was assembling a fleet to cross the sea, Vona was on the first ship that left port. Across the sea, there would be more fighting and the prospect of true fortune. Now, Vona, at the head of a company of conquistadors, is cutting a bloody swath across Ixalan. Though officially an agent of the queen, her true goal is to find Elenda of Garrano, in the hope that the first vampire can bring about the same decisive victory that Torrezon won against the Apostasine Princes. With Elenda at her side. Vona is convinced that she could establish a throne in the golden city and rule an empire of her own.
Later, she sought Elenda, the first vampire, to aid in the struggle against the Legion of Dusk's rivals in Ixalan. In the race for Orazca and the Immortal Sun, she managed to steal the Thaumatic Compass from Vraska, but was unaware that Jace Beleren was able to follow her mental footsteps. Huatli and Tishana found her first and retrieved the compass, leaving the vampire surrounded with ferocious dinosaurs.
Joining up with Mavren Fein, she managed to reach Orazca, and threw Kumena out of the window of the Tower of Triumph. After the vampires, came Huatli and her Sun Empire compatriots, Angrath and his pirate crew, and the unlikely couple of Vraska and Jace. While the four factions struggled to claim the sun's power for themselves, the artifact was stolen by Tezzeret and removed from the plane.
After the Immortal Sun was stolen off the plane, Saint Elenda reappeared and told her followers that they were finally free from their ancient duty. An angry and confused Vona asked her why she had left them and denied them immortality. Elenda answered that immortality was not the purpose of her gift, but protection. Deference to forces greater than themselves and humility would lead them to salvation, not the Immortal Sun. She told them that she had found the sun, and decided to become its sentinel within the Golden City while awaiting the arrival of other members of her order. She asked to be brought to Queen Miralda. Vona denied her, but Mavren Fein punished Vona for speaking ill of the living saint. After reprimanding Vona, the three left and the Legion left the continent of Ixalan.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- James Wyatt (2018). "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ixalan". VIZ Media.
- Explore the Planes: Ixalan
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