Magic: the Gathering - Elspeth, Knight Errant
S’more Shards of Alara goodness. This block had Ajani Vengeant, Nicol Bolas, Tezzeret the Seeker and Sarkhan Volkswagen. By far, Elspeth was my go-to Planeswalker for most of the decklists I wanted to run. The art from Volkan Baga was pretty damn fine too.
Elspeth is a capable fighter and champion of the nation of Valeron. Her past is a mystery to those around her. She became a squire to a Valeron knight at age 17, and was knighted at 20. But she is not from Bant, and she evades questions about her childhood. No one knows that she’s planeswalker or that she was born in a place of horror and darkness. Her spark ignited when she was just 13 years old, and after fleeing her home plane, she never returned. In desperation, Elspeth sought a place she could call home. Then she found Bant. Elspeth’s most notable trait as a planeswalker is that she doesn’t want to be one anymore. She believes Bant is a true utopia, the best place she could ever make her home.