Azor

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Azor
Azor
Birthplace Unknown
Lifetime at least 10 000 years
Race Sphinx, formerly Planeswalker
Sources

Azor is a sphinx of unknown origin and a former planeswalker. He is a lawmage.

On Ravnica, he is remembered as Supreme Judge Azor I and the parun of the Azorius Senate. On Ixalan, he is known as the legendary Last Guardian of the Immortal Sun.

History[edit | edit source]

Azor visited many planes in the multiverse. Numerous ancient civilizations have legend of a semi-divine winged "lawbringer" figure, which can be traced back to Azor.[1] Although his plane of origin is forgotten, sphinxes on many planes, from Alara to Zendikar, show signs of his possible influence in their demeanor and culture.

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

Azor was the author of most of the written part of the original Guildpact. He was present during the Clash of Two Champions, where he proposed the legal covering of the inter-guild pact for the first time. He also created the Implicit Maze.

Ixalan[edit | edit source]

At some point Azor traveled to Ixalan and sacrificed his planeswalker's spark to create the Immortal Sun, a powerful artifact that in addition to other effects prevents Planeswalkers from leaving the Plane.[1] . He first brought the artifact to Torrezon and later to Orazca.[2] He is revered by the River Heralds.[3][4]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name azor is a very popular name for watchdogs in Slavic countries, especially for those in police or military service. It is also the Spanish and Portuguese word for the bird "goshawk".
  • Azor was represented by a human actor on the Thespian's Stage.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ixalan
  2. Chas Andres. (October 25, 2017.) “Ten Burning Questions from the Ixalan Story”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. R&D Narrative Team. (September 27, 2017.) “The Shapers”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Explore the Planes: Ixalan
  5. Chas Andres. (January 3, 2018.) “Azor, the Lawbringer”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Adam Styborski. (January 4, 2018.) “Tapping into Azor's Gateway”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.