Mu Yanling

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Mu Yanling
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Demographics
Birthplace Plane of Mountains and Seas
Lifetime Post-Mending
Race Human planeswalker
Colors
Center: {U}
Sources
Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling

Mu Yanling is a human planeswalker from the Plane of Mountains and Seas.[1]

Appearance and characteristics[edit | edit source]

Mu Yanling is a slender young woman with long, flowing silver hair and azure-colored eyes. She is a hydromancer who can also control air elementals.[2]

Mu Yanling is centered in blue mana. She is capable of flight.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Origin[edit | edit source]

After a violent wave devoured Mu Yanling's homeland, she was saved and raised by a wanderer named Li Shan.[4][5] But when the two were traveling one time to visit the clan of Cloud Dream Lake, Li Shan suddenly collapsed. He was dead before Yanling could react. Holding Li Shan's body, poor desperate Yanling cried and lost consciousness, but when she woke up, Li Shan's body was nowhere to be found. Despite the sorrow and shock, it gave Yanling a glimmer of hope - could Li Shan be alive?

Yanling set off to search every corner of the world for some trace of her beloved mentor, from the Eternal Divided Realm in the south to the Dark Sea of Penglai in the north. She even ventured to the mysterious Ten Wizards Mountain seeking the secrets of time magic that might undo the tragedies of her life. She will not give up her search until she finds the truth of what happened to Li Shan, whether he is alive or dead.

After teaming up with Jiang Yanggu, Yanling journeys across worlds, digging for arcane secrets that might right the wrongs of her past.

War of the Spark[edit | edit source]

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Mu Yanling and Jiang Yanggu were lured to Ravnica by the Interplanar Beacon, and immediately became trapped there due to Bolas's use of the Immortal Sun. Alongside many other planeswalkers and Ravnicans, she fought against the Eternals of Bolas' Dreadhorde.[6]

During the invasion, the trapped planeswalkers got together with Ravnican leaders to strategize. At Jace's recommendation, they decided to split up into teams to focus on specific tasks. Ajani, Huatli, Jiang Yanggu, and Mu Yanling volunteered to help protect and rescue civilians. With the help of Vraska and the Golgari Swarm, they were able to evacuate many civilians to the tunnels beneath the city, where they would be safe from the Dreadhorde.

Yanling was one of the few planeswalkers who chose to remain on Ravnica after Chandra disabled the Immortal Sun, helping the Gatewatch in their fight against Bolas. She and Yanggu survived the battle, and they were among the first planeswalkers to leave Ravnica after Bolas' defeat.

Planeswalkers met[edit | edit source]

Planes visited[edit | edit source]

Story appearances[edit | edit source]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Desperate Operatives Greg Weisman 2019-05-29 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Kaya, Teyo Verada, Nissa Revane, Emmara Tandris, Trostani, Borborygmos, Ral Zarek, Storrev, Izoni, Varolz, Vraska, Ajani Goldmane, Mu Yanling, Jiang Yanggu, Mowu, Huatli
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Ashes Greg Weisman 2019-06-12 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Gideon Jura, Tomik Vrona, Lavinia, Ral Zarek, Jace Beleren, Chandra Nalaar, Teferi, Ajani Goldmane, Nissa Revane, Jaya Ballard, Karn, Kaya, Teyo Verada, Isperia, Dack Fayden, Saheeli Rai, Hekara, Vraska, Nicol Bolas, Borborygmos, Samut, Vorel, Sorin Markov, Nahiri, Arlinn Kord, Feather, Liliana Vess, Oketra, Rakdos, Bontu, Niv-Mizzet, Angrath, The Wanderer, Mu Yanling, Jiang Yanggu, Mowu, Vivien Reid, Aurelia, Exava, Lazav

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blake Rasmussen (May 18, 2018). "Global Series: meet Jiang Yanggu and Mu Yanling". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (June 20, 2019). "What is Yanling's power Suite?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. Mark Rosewater (July 16, 2019). "Why don't more planeswalkers in the story have the ability to fly?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling Video Trailer. Bilibili.com.
  5. Mu Yanling. Planeswalker Biography. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on July 2018.
  6. Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.
  7. a b c d Greg Weisman (May 29, 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica – Desperate Operatives". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.