"Infiltrating the Boros Legion is not an easy task. Boros loyalists are born skeptical and raised questioning. Not exactly the ideal group to try to go undercover in. But if a Boros Garrison is where a rather expensive Spellbook is housed and a rather generous cabalist is willing to pay hand-over-infected-fist to get his hands on it, well, that's just too good of a situation to pass up. Luckily, I look trustworthy. But unlike some Boros recruiters, I know you can't always judge books by their covers.
I have to say, though, it was a welcome vacation from the norm for me. My days are typically filled with running from the authorities and dealing with Alley Grifters, Arms Dealers, and other less savory characters of Ravnica, and my nights often end in a nap at the bottom of an Elkin Bottle. So the life of the Boros, with their stringent rules and rigorous scheduling, allowed me to rest my brain for a minute. Let them think for me for a while! With my hectic lifestyle, some occasional neatness is nice. It gets boring real quick, but it's nice.
I guess what I'm saying is that it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there."
--research notes, journal XXI, page 34
Stand at attention! It's Boros Week, and we are celebrating, in a dignified manner of course, all things red-white. This includes the long and storied history of Magic's most aggressive decks, a look back and a look forward at where aggro came from and where it is going, and also the friends-with-benefits keyword battalion! Legion Loyalists joined the ranks on social media to proclaim their pride in the Boros as well:
Good luck to my Wojek peeps today!Let those other guilds taste the fist of #Boros!!!— Mark Purvis (@WotcPurv) January 26, 2013
Is anyone at the WotC Prerelease not playing Boros? (I assume @maro254 is playing Simic, but no pics yet).— MTG Color Pie (@mtgcolorpie) January 24, 2013
First pack of gtc and I get a foil Gideon! twitter.com/agstrauss/stat…— Andrew Strauss (@agstrauss) January 23, 2013
@misterorange As a representative of the Boros Legion (by way of guild video) I approve.— Gerry Thompson (@G3RRYT) January 27, 2013
One player got Aurelia, Aurelia's Fury and Gideon all in the same Guild Box. Holy Crap. #mtggtc— Don Wiggins (@TheSundry) January 26, 2013
Newsflash! Auriella is really good with batallion. Also, with any other creatures. Or by herself. #mythics— Pat Cox (@wildestnacatl) January 26, 2013
I think ball lightning helix might be a thing— Paul Feudo (@plfeudo) January 26, 2013
Boros sold out within minutes of the store opening at our Prerelease.Lots of everything else left.#MTGGTC— GeneralDamageControl (@GDCCommander) January 26, 2013
So boros is now clearly 100% better than everything else by a large margin.— Jon Johnson (@jjflipped) January 26, 2013
8-0, 16-0 on the weekend. #Boros4Life— Eric Klug (@klug_alters) January 26, 2013
Phone is pretty sure I'm playing a Boris deck. Not sure who this Boris guy is.— Shawn Main (@shawnmain) January 24, 2013
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