Tevesh Szat

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Tev Loneglade
Tev Loneglade
Birthplace Dominaria
Lifetime Before the Brothers' War—4205 AR.
Race Human Planeswalker
Sources Fallen Empires, Ice Age, Shandalar, Invasion, Planeshift.

Tevesh Szat, the Doom of Fools, was one of the recurring evil forces of Dominarian history. Several times he would plunge continents and the entire plane itself into utter chaos. Tevesh Szat was not always evil. Growing up, he was named Tev Loneglade and had an extremely neutral disposition, refusing to get involved in others' affairs. The death of his sister would forever change his attitude, as he no longer wanted to remain neutral but to neutralize the world into silence.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Youth[edit | edit source]

Tev Loneglade lived along the Sarpadian coast with his sister Tymolin Loneglade before and during the Brothers' War. Growing up, Tymolin looked after Tev taking care of him and protecting him from threats. An accomplished fighter, Tymolin was highly adept with a blade, able to stand her ground against many foes. After becoming a planeswalker, Tev became fiercely protective of Tymolin enchanting her with eternal youth. During their years they would travel to both Argoth and Terisiare with disastrous results leaving Tev guilt-ridden. Eventually they would return to Sarpadia where Tev would become reclusive.

Sarpadia[edit | edit source]

Tev and Tymolin Loneglade

While living alone in Havenwood, Tev's guilt manifested into a hatred and contempt for everything because of his absolute power and inablity to change people. An old man, Tev has grown callous, caring for no one but his sister. Tymolin however was far his opposite spending time with her Dwarf lover Kaylen thrusting herself into inner-empire affairs. During her marriage Tymolin also had an affair with an Icatian Priest by the name of Oliver Farrel. In 170 AR, during an Orc-Goblin attack on the Dwarven empire, Kaylen would fall in battle stabbed from behind by an orc.

Tev would come to Tymolin's rescue after she was banished from the Dwarven empire. During this time together Tymolin would plead with Tev to intervene and help defeat the forces of chaos. Tev still continued his lack of intrusion refusing to either stop the orcs and goblins or help the Dwarves. He preferred to remain isolated and let the world's events run their course; however, his apathy merely masked a bitter hatred for everything he had developed from his absolute power.

Transformation to Tevesh Szat[edit | edit source]

Travelling near the Havenwood-Icatia border Oliver Farrel and his Farrelites attacked Tev and Tymolin. During this fight Farrel attacks Tev with an aeolipile and Tevesh responds by disenchanting Farrel's powerful cloak from the Farrelite champion Sianna. Tymolin, sensing a new weakness in Sianna, strikes at her and as the Farrelites retreat becomes separated from Tev.[1]

Alone in Havenwood, Tev becomes infuriated at the audacity of the attacked. His grip on humanity begins to slip and his image shifts from that of an old man to a more demonic visage. In his search for Tymolin, he happens upon the elven master-scout Loren under attack by the druid Morgan and several Thallids. Showing his loss of isolationist stance, Tev incinerated the Thallids leaving Loren alone to fight Morgan. Tev did this not out of compassion for Morgan, but out of fairness of the fight. He even commented that if it had been a single thallid and four elves the elves would now be dead.

During this same time, Tymolin had become captured by Vaylesh and the Order of the Ebon Hand. She managed to kill two members of the Ebon Hand, but she was eventually subdued with a sleeping potion. Vaylesh used her to lure Oliver Farrel into a trap, which backfired when Farrel stabbed Tymolin to death. Tev, sensing his sister's demise, lost all grip with humanity and fully transformed into Tevesh Szat's current serpentine dragon-form. Flying into the Ebon Hand encampment, Tevesh incinerated everyone present including Sianna, Oliver Farrel and Vaylesh.

Fall of Sarpadia[edit | edit source]

After their deaths, he renamed himself Tevesh Szat and vowed to seek "Ssssssilence." His first action was to use a Planar Gate to summon the Orc-Goblin army onto Montford. Although Icatia would push back that attack, Szat would methodically orchestrate and deliver killing blows to the various standing empires of Sarpadia.[2]

Ice Age[edit | edit source]

Szat continued destroying civilization after civilization, believing them to lead only to decadence and corruption. It was Szat that manipulated the battle between Freyalise and Jason Carthalion in such a way that the city of Storgard was irreparably damaged. During this time, Szat and another evil planeswalker, Leshrac, acted as patrons to the necromancer Lim-Dûl during his war against Kjeldor.

Szat attended the Summit of the Null Moon, where he fought Freyalise. After that he tried to intensify the Ice Age, but was defeated by Jaeuhl Carthalion and fled to Shandalar, where he was defeated again, this time by Sahrmal.

Nine Titans[edit | edit source]

Szat stopped his rampage for a time and retreated to a plane of perpetual darkness. Here he was visited by Urza Planeswalker, who wanted him to be part of the Nine Titans and attack Phyrexia (Szat had dealings with Phyrexia and knew the layout of the plane). However, Szat betrayed the Titans, convinced Darigaaz to free the Primeval Dragons, and killed Daria and Kristina of the Woods. Urza then revealed that he predicted Szat's betrayal, indeed soliciting his aid precisely to solve a "moral dilemma" of powering up a superweapon, and used Szat's life energy to fuel the soul bombs that devastated Phyrexia. Obviously, fueling the bombs was the end of Szat.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallen Empires: On the World of Magic the Gathering No. 1 - Rumors of War
  2. Fallen Empires: On the World of Magic the Gathering No. 2 - Nations Asunder
  3. Magic Arcana. (May 16, 2007.) “Darigaaz, Legendary Dragon”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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