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Birthplace Ravnica
Lifetime Mending Era
Race Sphinx

Isperia was the sphinx guildmaster to the Azorius Senate on Ravnica.[note 1][1]

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Isperia had a long, leonine body that was bigger than a cart, made even bulkier by broad, feathered wings. Her enormous forepaws were usually folded in front of her. Her face and head looked more human, framed by long purple hair, her features as famously inscrutable as all her kind.[2]

She had been the guild champion before she replaced Augustin IV. Like other sphinxes, Isperia was aloof, wise, and valued solitude.[3] The process of convincing her to lead the guild took years.[4]

Isperia was devoted to her guild's belief that law is the ultimate bulwark against chaos.[5] As guildmaster she served as the supreme judge, taking advantage of her encyclopedic knowledge of Ravnica's labyrinthine legal system. If an event turned violent, Isperia refrained from using lethal force if possible, preferring to subdue a wrongdoer so that the legal system could mete out justice.

After Nicol Bolas began his manipulations, Isperia was petrified by Bolas' minion Vraska, and replaced by Dovin Baan.[4]

After decorating the Senate Hall[6], Isperia's petrified form sank into the Undercity, where nature's forces of reclamation quickly went to work on the stone.[7]

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  1. In the Dissension novel she was named Hesperia

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