On the world of Innistrad, humans have always been pawns. For the
mighty vampire families, humans are the source of blood and the
foundation of their power. For the werewolf packs, humans are prey. For
the ghouls and ghosts of the plane, humans are reminders of lives gone
by, the despised living to be hunted and terrified. And for demons and
devils, humans are targets for their hatred and torment.
Sorin was among the first generation of vampires created on
Innistrad. He saw how his kind spread over the plane, feeding on and
ultimately diminishing the populace. He argued for restraint, but the
other vampire families resented his intrusion. Unknown to his kin,
however, Sorin was a Planeswalker. He traveled the Multiverse searching
for a solution to the grave situation on his home plane. Ultimately, he
created the archangel Avacyn, a protector that would watch over the
humans of Innistrad and serve as the symbol of hope. Thousands of years
later, Innistrad is still afflicted with monstrous creatures, but thanks
to Sorin's intervention, the Avacynian Church continues to lend its
protection to the world's humans.
The fiendish mage Tibalt was born human, but immediately showed a
predilection for inflicting pain. When a dark invocation caused his
essence to be merged with infernal devils of Innistrad, his Planeswalker
spark was ignited. He was free to traverse the Multiverse looking for
new unfortunates to torment, but the innocent people of his native
Innistrad were always his favorite victims.
Sorin, with his long-sighted, vampiric perspective, knows that
humanity may lose its tenuous grip on survival if Innistrad's monstrous
forces hunt too recklessly. The young pain-mage Tibalt, on the other
hand, respects no authority but his own vicious whims. As they clash,
neither will tolerate anything but the utter defeat of his foe. Who will
prevail is up to you.