Tomik is known to fly a gargoyle. He is Ral Zarek's lover, and they had been living together but trying to keep their relationship on the down-low because they're from different guilds. However, it became public knowledge when they worked together to organize the guild summit.
His parents were infamous advokists and oligarchs within the guild. When they died in an accident, they were quickly turned into spirits and continued to raise their son. Tomik grew up with a respect for the law that is unusual among the Orzhov, along with an appreciation for clever loopholes that is very much in character for the guild. His apprenticeship under Teysa Karlov had helped him build a career out of his talents, and during her imprisonment, he had become her lifeline to the outside world. He operated as her right hand, running messages to her old contacts and fostering secret alliances.
Torn between two mistresses
Before the War of the Spark, Tomik helped Kaya and Teysa in their plans to get rid of the Obzedat by offering the assistance of Ral Zarek in return for Orzhov's attendance at the guild summit. Ral, in turn, recruited the Golgari Swarm to stage an attack. When the hierarchs pressured Teysa to get rid of guildmaster Kaya, Tomik felt that Teysa made a mistake in complying. He and Ral helped Kaya escape, and he provided her with the information to bind the hierarchs to her will.
Tomik discovered a legal loophole that allowed Kaya to temporarily transfer her Orzhov contracts and guild responsibilities to him. With Tomik now the acting guildmaster, Kaya was free to planeswalk away for short periods. He proved to be a very efficient manager, and seemingly was able to resist attempts to be controlled by Teysa and the Triumvirate.
Quoted or referred to:
- The art for Ral, Izzet Viceroy shows him holding a piece of white fabric, and he's wearing it on his wrist in the Mythic Edition and in Precision Bolt. This is probably a piece of Tomik's robe. In turn, Tomik, Distinguished Advokist is wearing a piece of Ral's red robe on his wrist.
- James Wyatt (January 2019). "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica". Wizards of the Coast
- Melissa DeTora (April 5, 2019). "Tomik, Distinguished Advokist". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.
- Django Wexler (June 19, 2019), The Gathering Storm/Chapter Three.
- Django Wexler (August 7, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Nine.
- Django Wexler (June, 2019), The Gathering Storm/Chapter Two.
- Django Wexler (July 3, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Five.
- Django Wexler (July 11, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Six.
- Django Wexler (September 18, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Fifteen.
- Greg Weisman (June 5, 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica – Operation Desperation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Greg Weisman (November 2019). "War of the Spark: Forsaken". Del Rey.
- Alison Luhrs (July 25, 2019). "Hooray, somebody found my Easter-Egg". Twitter.