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Martyrs' Tomb

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The Martyrs' Tomb. Art by Anthony S. Waters.

The Martyrs' Tomb, also known as the the Heroes' Memorial, was a monument erected by the planeswalker Freyalise on the shores of Urborg in memory of those who died during the Phyrexian Invasion of Dominaria.

Description[edit | edit source]

The monument listed the names of those who died during the war, and featured busts of Urza and Gerrard Capashen at its highest point.

It has the following inscription:

Honor the brave who fought

Honor the dead who fell

Honor the world they saved

History[edit | edit source]

People used to go on pilgrimages to it, as a symbol of hope in terrible times. The site was still visited by many Dominarians at the time of Karona.[1] However, sixty years after the Mending it had been descrated by Belzenlok's Cabal, who called it the Fools' Tomb.[2][3] Belzenlok himself has taken his claws to the primary inscription, engraving demonic characters as a message of warning to the world.[4]

In-game references[edit | edit source]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. In the webcomic "Gathering Forces Part II", Elspeth and Koth both visit the tomb.
  2. Chas Andres (April 4, 2018). "Memorializing Dominaria". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Martha Wells (May 23, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 11". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. James Wyatt (2018), The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria. VIZ Media.