Everyone’s frustrated and taking a break right now, so I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to vent about the utterly hideous hand OblivAeon dealt us.
We got the Effusion of Pain - the shield that brings out Nixious and needs environment trash to flip. The environment was Champion Studios, so none of the cards wanted to pop themselves. Other Scion was Borr.
OblivAeon kept moving back and forth, stopping us from ever fulfilling the shield’s d’ast condition. By the time it flipped over, thanks to a combination of awful Aeon Men and an unlucky discard of OblivAeon’s deck that got us four Devastation Tokens, we were on eleven with the Countdown at 1. Oh, and three Scions in one zone in a four-man game - Nixious, Sanction, and Progeny. Then we got another Token.
Start of OblivAeon’s turn, he goes whole ham. Champion Studios is gone, as is Nixious, Sanction, Legacy and Tempest. Only reason Guise didn’t die is because he was such a Total Beefcake that OblivAeon hit Progeny instead. But remember - OblivAeon’s on Phase 1 still. They all get replaced! So we get Dark Mind and Mr. Overtime himself.
Then the token nuke comes in, we lose Guise. Dark Mind and Progeny are gone. There’s no active hero here, so OblivAeon adds four tokens to the pile, then four more from the shield.
So that’s where we stand. Two environments down, everyone except one hero in the other Battle Zone is incapped, they’ve got to deal with Aeon Master, and BZ1 has Voss, Voidsoul, and Empyreon in it. And the second stage of the shield is still up. Nobody’s picked the next hero yet just because we’re all so bloody annoyed with how incredibly awful OblivAeon has been this game.
TL;DR: the title.
UPDATE: We are quite literally out of Scions. All five remaining Scions are in one Battle Zone. How does that even happen?