Vannifar is the current guildmaster of the Simic Combine, and speaker of Zonot Three, on Ravnica. She is an elf who has mutated her body into an Proto-plasmic ooze that gives her a jellyfish look. She can absorb oxygen through her skin and can rest parts of her brain at different times so she doesn't need to sleep. She considers herself a superior life-form.
Until recently Vannifar was kind of an outsider to the guild, wanting more direct and faster action with her Adaptionist movement than the more passive Zegana (and her Utopian movement). After the Living Guildpact went missing, causing growing tension between the Ravnican guilds, Vannifar's more action-based philosophy gained popularity. Then Zegana needed her help against the Golgari, who were trying to take a zonot for themselves. After this Vannifar challenged Zegana in the Speaker's Chamber and she was voted in as Prime Speaker.
Under Vannifar the Simic started to mutate their more intelligent members into super soldiers. During the War of the Spark, the Simic participated in the guild meeting after the Elderspell was cast, and Vorel was sent as a representative for Vannifar. Vorel told Ral Zarek that Vannifar was a fighter and had been preparing for war long before Bolas was known to be a threat. Ral then wondered the obvious question of who exactly was Vannifar preparing to war with before Bolas.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
Quoted or referred to:
- Biogenic Upgrade
- Breeding Pool (Ravnica Allegiance)
- Essence Capture
- Simic Guildgate (Ravnica Allegiance, #257)
- Simic Guildgate (Ravnica Allegiance, #258)
- Simic Locket
- Skatewing Spy