Serra

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Serra
Serra
Birthplace Dominaria
Lifetime Birth unknown, died ~3980 AR
Race Human planeswalker
Sources Planeswalker, Homelands comic, Scourge

Serra was a human female planeswalker, whose name was based upon the Dominarian goddess of the same name. She created her own heavenly plane, Serra's Realm, formed primarily with white mana and populated by her famous Angels as well as human worshipers she created. Her worldview, beliefs and wisdom are chronicled in the Song of All.[1]

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Serra's Realm[edit | edit source]

Serra's personal realm came to an end when Urza Planeswalker appeared, wounded from an attack by Phyrexians. He spent years there recovering and left the plane in peace. However the Phyrexians attacked shortly thereafter, having tracked Urza to her realm, killing many of Serra's subjects. Worse still, the black mana essence of the Phyrexians tainted Serra's Realm so badly that Serra herself could no longer stand to stay there. She abandoned it woefully, taking those who would come with her and entrusting the archangel Radiant as its caretaker in her absence.

Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]

She wandered the planes for some time afterward, eventually meeting and falling in love with another planeswalker named Feroz. They lived together on the plane of Ulgrotha for some time, protected from the rest of the multiverse by Feroz's Ban, and protecting the people of Ulgrotha from Baron Sengir and his vampires. That is, until Feroz himself was killed before her eyes. Serra, heartbroken, fled Ulgrotha to Sursi on Dominaria where she joined him in death soon after when she was surprised by a thief who was a disguised planeswalker. Though she could have healed herself easily, her will to live had been shattered and she wasted away. Her death inspired Brother Angus, the man who had saved her from the thief, to build the Cathedral of Serra around her tomb.

Scourge[edit | edit source]

J. Robert King's novel Scourge said that Serra and her realm had been returned to existence after the destruction of the skyship Weatherlight released the captured plane, which had served as a power source for the skyship. Serra would later reappear after the false-goddess Karona ended up in her realm, telling Karona and her companions that they could not stay there. After explaining their plight, the angelic figure only mused on the fact that Karona reminded her of another being named Urza, who had unintentionally caused great damage to the multiverse in his efforts to protect Dominaria against the Phyrexians. Serra's only advice was to remind Karona that she was Dominaria’s magic and Dominaria was her true home.

Though Serra's death is prerevisionist, the continuity of the novel Scourge is dubious in many respects, leaving Serra's status questionable. This canon is further called into question given the fact that the Weatherlight's engine became part of Karn, presumably with Serra's Realm still serving as its power source.

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