Elkord's master was proficient in countless divination techniques and he used them for the benefit of others. He would gladly offer his guidance and advice to all who sought it. However, one of these bewildered souls received a terrible fortune, and killed the considerate soothsayer in a fit of rage. When Elkond learned of this motive, he swore he would do whatever was necessary to avoid the same fate.
Released as part of the Berzerker Rush card pack, on September 2nd, 2014. Highest ATK/DEF Ranking Reward Card for 1st (x2), 2-3rd (x2), 4-15th (x2), 16-40th, 41-100 Places. Altogether 230 cards for two ranking periods.
- Rereleased on December 15, 2014 as a Returning UR in the Dragon's Hoard 7 Box Card Pack.
The augur was a priest and official in the classical world, especially ancient Rome and Etruria; who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. His main role was the practice of augury, interpreting the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds: whether they are flying in groups or alone, what noises they make as they fly, direction of flight and what kind of birds they are. This was known as "taking the auspices." The ceremony and function of the augur was central to any major undertaking in Roman society—public or private—including matters of war, commerce, and religion.
The derivation of the word augur is uncertain; ancient authors believed that it contained the words avi (stem of avis "bird") and gero Latin for "directing the birds", but historical-linguistic evidence points instead to the root aug-, "to increase, to prosper." "Auspices" are from the Latin auspicium (to look, to observe in order to make a prediction; to see omens) and auspex (-spex, "observer", from "specere"), literally "one who looks at birds". Nowadays a synonym of a seer or prophet; a soothsayer.
Artwork by Zinna Du.