Borborygmos is an enormous cyclops from Ravnica. He is the largest and angriest of the many large and angry leaders of the Gruul Clans leaders. Although there is little official about the guild, he is often considered to be its Guildmaster. This is because when he gives orders, the Gruul listen.
Borborygmos has a bestial look, with his single eye, a wild mane of red hair and two twisting horns. He only wears a few scraps of leather armor.
Borborygmos led the Burning Tree clan, which is the largest and most diverse of the Gruul Clans. For decades, he commanded the respect and obedience of the Gruul by defeating all who challenged him. He embodied the raging fire that the Gruul believe burns in their bellies, and his wrath toward the civilization of Ravnica knew no bounds.
With Bolas' urging, the planeswalker Domri Rade challenged and defeated the aging Borborygmos by setting waves of beasts on him. The cyclops wasn't killed but lost the Gruul's respect even more. Afterwards he lived as a Trog (hermit) in the Rubblebelt.
War of the Spark
Borborygmos was again acting as Gruul's guildmaster after Domri Rade's death in the War of the Spark. He was convinced by Kaya's group to aid the guilds in the fight against the Dreadhorde. He showed a fondness for Rat, whose parents were prominent Gruul warriors.
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The neolatin noun "Borborygmos" means a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
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