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CardName: The Good Pontiff Cost: Type: Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: An excellent Orzhov fanfiction story. See comments for link. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Conversation None

The Good Pontiff
 
 
An excellent Orzhov fanfiction story. See comments for link.
Updated on 26 Jun 2013 by Alex

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2013-06-25 23:03:27: Jack V created the card The Good Pontiff

http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/29771251/Zachari_Lavar,_the_Good_Pontiff

This was a lovely story that portrayed an Orzhov pontiff sympathetically.

One of the things I loved about Ravnica is the depth of the guilds: each guild was a simple stereotype, but you could easily imagine ten dozen different stories about them.

This story was apparently written in response to the apparent dearth of non-hypocritical orzhov characters.

I enjoyed it as a good characterisation of a well-meaning, harsh but fair, character in the Orzhov hierarchy. And possibly as a "good man in a bad situation". But I was slightly shocked so many people linked to it as an example of a "good" Orzhov without qualification.

Yes, someone who nurtures their slaves and trains them to be healthy, well adjusted and successful is a lot better than someone who treats them cruelly and capriciously. (And some of the time may be more successful too.) But yech, enslaving three generations of a family for a mistake someone else made says "interestingly gray" not "good" to me.

2013-06-26 09:05:25: Alex edited The Good Pontiff:

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