Basri Ket

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Basri Ket
Basri Ket.jpg
Demographics
Birthplace Amonkhet
Lifetime Mending Era
Race Human planeswalker
Colors
Center: {W}

Basri Ket is a Human planeswalker and sand-mage from Amonkhet.[1] He's a paladin devoted to Oketra, who evangelized the virtue of solidarity. His magic appears as a swirling aura of sand.[2]

Appearance and characteristics[edit]

Basri Ket is a charismatic young man with black hair and a short black beard, sound of body and mind. His armor is white and gold colorered with lazotep accents; the woven breastplate has an abstraction of Oketra's face across the chest. An empty bandolier that was meant to hold his cartouches hangs from his belt. The base of his weapon is one of Oketra's arrows — specifically the one that he retrieved in the Trial of Solidarity — fitted with a curved blade. He's a master of group tactics and strategy. When he uses his magic, he surrounds himself and his allies with a golden sand-like aura that allows him to reduce incoming damage or enhance the abilities of anyone within it.

Basri believes in fighting for the people around him - and has the perfect set of powers to do so. [3] He protects himself and others with his golden aura of sand and can take damage in place of his allies. Thanks to his power and natural charisma, Basri always has someone to fight alongside him.[3]

History[edit]

From an early age, Basri Ket idolized Oketra — Amonkhet's god of Solidarity — and tried to follow her teachings to the letter. Basri wanted nothing more than to prove himself to her by completing the Trial of Solidarity, and not long before the Hour of Devastation, he got his chance. Thanks to Basri's leadership, his crop survived the ordeal, and Basri himself claimed Oketra's arrow to finish the Trial. In a moment of pure elation, Basri's latent Planeswalker's spark ignited and he found himself on another plane. When he finally learned the truth of what he was, he was eager to return home, but when got back to Amonkhet, it was a smoking ruin. Oketra was dead, and everything he had believed turned out to be an elaborate lie.

With nothing to hold onto, Basri experienced a crisis of faith. It would have been easy for him to forget Oketra and renounce his faith. Instead, Basri saw his people struggling and hurting and understood that he still had a job to do. He rounded up the injured and weary, encouraged them with what he knew, and realized that Oketra's teachings were still true. Her teachings of truth, respect, and solidarity lived on in her people and through him. Driven by his faith, he uses his powers to bolster his comrades on the front lines and to become a force for good in the Multiverse.

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References[edit]

  1. The Core Set 2021 Variety Show (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube.
  2. Liz Leo (June 8, 2020). "Creating Basri Ket". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Wizards of the Coast (June, 2020). "The Lore of Core Set 2021 on the Cards". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.