Posted in Arcana We could create a fine bidding war -enough to fund the final stages of Project Kraj." --from the art description of Experiment Kraj . Question Marks, Episode Two: Don't You Knowa, It's Gomazoas. NM-Mint, English, 4 in stock. Affiliation Go to the Dissension Prerelease April 22-23. Gender Kraj was activated by Vig and Svogthir with the help of dragon cerebral fluid from one of the Cauldron dragons. So, except for the mindless Ursapines of the world and the brown-nosed Simic initiates, nobody has time for the Simic and their crazy operations. MTG Lore is a Magic: The Gathering story compendium site, providing organized resources for new and existing fans. Simic Visionary Color: Multi-Color Card Text: Experiment Kraj has all activated abilities of each other creature with a +1/+1 counter on it. Okay, that's not a factoid about Experiment Kraj. Wizard Any ideas? Simic Combine ability. Project Kraj was a secret project of the Simic guildmaster Momir Vig. Expansion: Guild Kit: Simic. : Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. CAD$ 4.74. Lore on Simic Ascendency? While Experiment Kraj was powerful in it’s own right, it required someone to direct it’s rampage. -Momir Vig (Novijen, Heart of Progress) "Of course it will grow beyond control -it was designed to choose its own evolution." Experiment Kraj Commander / EDH Galdelonian. Ravnica Think of jellyfish, dermoid cysts, bioluminescence, giant microorganisms, slimy marine plants ... this is one giant, bizarre, amorphous ooze-shifter thing. Genius! -Momir Vig (Assault Zeppelid), "The unnatural pressures of life in this city are best withstood by lifeforms that adapt with unnatural swiftness." The injured and infirm often visit the offices of reputable Simic doctors. The genetic infusion process was almost instantaneous, though the assimilation of host genetics was still slow. In the lower right-hand corner, you can see an elven figure with his back to the viewer. Experiment Kraj Printings/Rarity: Cost: CMC: 6 Card Type: Legendary Creature — Ooze Mutant Power/Toughness: 4/6 Oracle Text: Experiment Kraj has all activated abilities of each other creature with a +1/+1 counter on it. Elf I lament quite often that new Simic legends are typically all just card advantage engines, but Kraj doesn’t fall into that simple category. 50% Upvoted. save. Watermark: Simic. Light Play, English, 2 in stock. Rarity: Rare. Class / Profession Experiment, or Project, Kraj was a collection of various cytoplasts that Momir Vig, and Svogthir, parun of the Golgari and financer of Simic projects such as Kraj, would use to wipe out the population of Ravnica. A cytoplast from an intelligent host can be transferred to the head of a doofus - then the bluish blob will begin to incorporate itself into the genetic makeup of the dimwit, increasing his intelligence in the process. That's Momir Vig, the guild leader of the Simic Combine. For example, if the aforementioned doofus were a snake man, the cytoplast would transfer intelligence to the serpentine brain, then absorb biological information from the host and take on a scaly appearance. Yesterday, Mark Rosewater previewed Dissension's Experiment Kraj, a legendary Simic monstrosity capable of "evolving" the strengths and abilities of other creatures. -Momir Vig, Biomancy, vol. Experiment Kraj has all activated abilities of each other creature with a +1/+1 counter on it. But for those who are not currently experiencing the trauma of Clinging Darkness or burns from a run-in with a Pyromatics display, the Simic are viewed as quacks and mutant-makers. The individual on the card seems to be undergoing some form of mutation, but there doesn’t seem to be much explanation in terms of what this may entail. But that was less important. Most of Ravnica's sentient beings are caught up in the hustle and bustle of city life. Male In his mind, the consent would surely come once the people grew attached to their new strengths and abilities. Flavor Text: "Of course it will grow beyond control—it was designed to choose its own evolution." -Momir Vig, Biomancy, vol. Commander Legends releases on November 20, 2020. Still, this new technology required a somewhat willing recipient. These comments from artists are golden — they help the creative team get inside the artist's head, hear that the artist is on the same conceptual page as the art description, and predict what the final, colorized art will look like. Experiment Kraj. Momir Vig, Simic Visionary. I (Biomantic Mastery), "We've bred out the shortcomings of the species' natural form and replaced them with assets of our own design." on April 11, 2006, This is a legendary Simic aberration, a huge shapeshifting mass of stuff that takes on the attributes of whatever other creatures are nearby. Of course, he was not exactly satisfied with such a mundane goal, so he expanded it out to improving the biological construction of all Ravnican beings. This one involved more magic and more mana, but no cutting and, most importantly, no cooperation from the host-patient! That's a mouthful, especially after "Legendary Creature—", and "Shapeshifter" was cut in order for the type line to fit. There's no time for hanging out in a pod-chamber at Novijen, waiting for a sporomantic cell to split and grow you a second pancreas. Activate this ability only once each turn." : Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. Edit Live Edit. Setting Put a +1/+1 counter on one of your opponent’s creatures just to steal its ability! With the holidays upon us, the crew at DailyMTG and the rest of Wizards of the Coast is going to be taking a bit of a break. Vig and his Simic followers do want to make your life better, but they do not feel they need your permission to do so, and they're not asking how you'd like to have it improved. Momir Vig, the Simic guildmaster, wished to fulfill his guild's ancient purpose - to preserve the health of all Ravnican life-forms. MTG Lore is a Magic: The Gathering story compendium site, providing organized resources for new and existing fans. Experiment Kraj now has the "Untap all Forests and all green creatures. Cytoplasts are a wondrous bio-magical invention. Experiment Kraj no longer has the "Untap all Forests and all green creatures" ability. Ravnica. But do it anyway! on April 11, 2006. Magic artist top-gun Mark Tedin was aimed at the task of illustrating the thing. Momir Vig was frustrated by this hindrance to a grand scale overhaul of Ravnican genetics. report . Deckcycle Deckcycle Feature Queue. Most self-respecting Ravnicans are not exactly comfortable with this sort of doctor/patient relationship. Cytoplasts still had to be grafted on to a submissive host. T Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. It was a painstaking process involving scalpels, mana, and a skilled Simic surgeon. Kraj's creature type was originally "Ooze Mutant Shapeshifter." You'll see more of him later. Edit. They are small masses of living magical tissue, usually translucent gelatinous blue-green blobules, that convey genetic information to and from whatever life-form they come in contact with. Vig allied with Svogthir (who now possessed Savra 's body), and together they planned to create and activate Project Kraj to cleanse Ravnica and start over. Posted in Arcana After long periods of cytoplastic connection, the jelly-like bluish cells will also assimilate cellular information from the new host and take on its own characteristics. This thread is archived. --from the art description of Experiment Kraj. Even after cytoplasty led to many successful biological improvements, the people still were not all that jazzed about having living jelly lumps attached to their bodies - even if it meant a higher IQ or a faster time in the Gnat Alley Marathon. -Momir Vig (Experiment Kraj) "Look beyond, to the vascular awareness that all life is a map to greater knowledge." "I must speak with Momir Vig about creating a water-spouting watchdog." Are there any pieces of lore explaining the win condition card Simic Ascendency? Race P/T: 4 / 6. —Momir Vig. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. -Momir Vig (Experiment Kraj), "Look beyond, to the vascular awareness that all life is a map to greater knowledge."