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Daxos the Returned.jpg
Birthplace Meletis, Theros
Race Zombie, former Human
Godsend, Part II

Daxos was a human soldier and an oracle of Heliod living at the temple compound in Meletis on Theros. He became the friend, mentor and lover of Elspeth Tirel.

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Elspeth met Daxos when she first journeyed to Theros, at the time she had witnessed a battle between Heliod and Purphoros and had taken the Sword of Chaos when it was knocked to the mortal world from Purphoros's hand.

When Elspeth returned to Theros ten years later she encountered Polukranos, a massive hydra which had slain countless warriors. Elspeth engaged the hydra with the help of Daxos, and succeeded where many had failed, slaying it. This feat of heroism secured her place at the temple of Heliod as the god's champion. Months passed as Elspeth learned what the priests of Heliod had to teach, but mostly she found she enjoyed the time spent with Daxos.

Elspeth and Daxos were met with the Setessan Hero Anthousa, who told them of the Nyxborn attacking humanity. Then, the ageless sphinx Medomai had nothing but dire predictions for the pair and a vision of Akros under siege. At Agros, they found that the minotaurs had constructed a giant wall to keep reinforcements out. Queen Cymede informed them that the Akroans had captured the satyr Xenagos and that he demanded to speak to Elspeth.

Xenagos told Elspeth that he knew how they could destroy the army without ever battling. At his instructions, they raised the river that ran through Akros and swept the army away.

After leading the armies of Akros to victory, King Anax ordered a celebration which was held to honor her victory. Together, alone in their tent, Daxos and Elspeth finally realized their feelings for each other. But it was not to be. Xenagos appeared as they slept, thrilled with how well she followed his plan. He controlled her and brought back her darkest memory, trapped with the Phyrexian Obliterator, striking out and killing it... only realizing too late that she had just killed Daxos.

Daxos the Returned[edit | edit source]

Daxos of Meletis

Daxos was freed from the Underworld in a cruel bargain with Erebos. Now he is one of the Returned, traveling across Theros in an endless search for his beloved Elspeth Tirel — but she has taken his place in the realm of the dead. His blank, featureless face is hidden behind a golden mask twisted in a grotesque caricature of his grief.[1]

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