Borborygmos's Orders

Posted in Feature on January 23, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Borborygmos (sound it out -- it's quite pronounceable, and actually rather fun to say), a cyclops the size of some of Ravnica's tallest towers, is the Gruul guild leader. He holds court over Gruul's motley clans and smashes foes with a maul made from a slab of masonry tangled in the roots of its tree-trunk handle.

Borborygmos art by Todd Lockwood

Check out his improvised metal bracer on his left arm: it's constructed from dozens of scavenged shields, some marked with the signets of other guilds.

In Borborygmos's flavor text, fellow legend Teysa, Orzhov Scion weighs in with a snarky comment about the Gruul clanlord:

“It’s easy to see why those Gruul dirtbags follow him—the only orders he gives are ‘Crush them!’ and ‘We eat!’”
—Teysa

Note that on the Gruul's uncounterable Pillage-variant, Wreak Havoc, our cyclops friend does indeed deliver one of those orders:

Wreak Havoc

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