I'm playing a commander deck with Brago, King Eternal as commander. I also have this card called Alhammarret, High Arbiter I'm considering adding to the deck.

If I cast the arbiter, chose a spell (let's say Shock) and then blink it via Brago's ability, I know I can choose another spell (maybe Goblin Locksmith), but can I have both Shock and Goblin Locksmith 'blocked' at the same time? Does the effect on shock disappear when the arbiter blinks, limiting to one spell 'blocked' at once?

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The effect disappears as soon as you blink the Arbiter.

400.7. An object that moves from one zone to another becomes a new object with no memory of, or relation to, its previous existence.

The rules list a few exceptions, but the situation you describe isn't one of them. The blinked Arbiter does not know anything about the Shock you chose when it was cast.

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