Urza Part 4: The Nine Titans
Phyrexia was starting to invade Dominaria through the Caves of Koilos. Urza, determined as ever to stop the Phyrexians managed to gather forces against them from all corners of the plane. Elves from Llanowar, Gerrard and the Weatherlight crew and even Metathran, Urza’s own creations banded together to wage the war.
Urza knew that this still would not be enough, Phyrexia itself needed to be destroyed. So in his preparations included building nine giant war machines he named the Titans. Each Titan was designed to be piloted by a planeswalker and to take the fight to Phyrexia. Urza knew that he couldn’t destroy Phyrexia alone so he enlisted help from many of the planeswalkers he knew. The plan involved placing soul bombs throughout Phyrexia and destroying the plane itself.
Some of the planeswalkers did not join Urza’s crusade, notably Teferi, since his plan was to phase out his island and parts of Shiv to save his and Jhoira’s homelands. Urza was furious about this, not just because he was losing Teferi, but also because Teferi was taking many able warriors with him.
The planeswalkers that did join Urza included: Commodore Guff, an old eccentric planeswalker who spent his time with books that had already been written about the future. Bo Levar, an interplanar smuggler who did not get along with Urza very well, but then again who did. Taysir, an extremely powerful planeswalker from Rabiah. Daria, a young planeswalker from Ulgrotha that Taysir had taken under his wing, Daria replaced Teferi on the team. Freyalise, a half-elven planeswalker worshiped by elves as a god. Kristina, the replacement for Parcher who was deemed too insane for the mission. Lord Windgrace, a black panther catfolk, who was older than Urza. And finally Tevesh Szat, a villainous planeswalker that every planeswalker but Urza objected to being included in the mission. Urza said he wanted Tevesh Szat on the team because he had knowledge of the layout of Phyrexia, since he had dealings with the Phyrexians before.
Once the Nine Titans started their assault on Phyrexia, Tevesh Szat killed Kristina, accidentally according to him. Later in the battle when the Titans had become more split up Tevesh Szat diabled the master soul bomb to sabotage the plan, then he hunted down and killed Daria. The other planeswalkers found out about this and to their shock, Urza admitted he had assumed something like this would happen.
Urza then activated a fail safe built into the Titans, which to everyone’s horror killed Tevesh Szat. Urza then admitted that he did not have the energy required to fuel the soul bombs they were placing, and that he needed to kill a planeswalker to use their energy. Barrin and Urza knew this was a moral quandary, so Urza set up a situation where he could morally kill Tevesh Szat.
Bo Levar tried to rally the others against Urza, but they knew even with Urza’s insanity and betrayel they needed to destroy Phyrexia once and for all. Taysir took the Urza’s actions the hardest, since Urza had led Daria like a lamb to slaughter.
Later, to everyone’s surprise Urza started to sympathize with the Phyrexians and Taysir attacked him. Urza activated the same device in Taysir’s Titan that he had with Tevesh Szat’s and killed him.
Left with no other option, Bo Levar led Freyalise, Lord Windgrace and Commodore Guff to place all the soul bombs. Since Tevesh Szat had diabled the master bomb, the remaining planeswalkers needed to manually activate all the soul bombs. They were successful and managed to destroy or devastate many of Phyrexia’s spheres.