Domri Rade

Posted in Feature on October 3, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Domri Rade has always had the guts to defy the powers that be. He just never had the strength to stand up to those who oppressed him.

Native to the city plane of Ravnica, Domri was orphaned to the broken streets and decrepit ruins of the city outskirts. He spent his adolescence on the run, making trouble and dodging patrols. Though he longed to fight alongside the Gruul Clans, he was so small and wiry that none of the Clans actually claimed him as their own. When young Domri looked for allies, he found them in the wild beasts of the battle-torn Rubblebelt.

Domri's affinity for wild creatures grew out of his natural distrust of rules, hierarchies, and authority figures. Although he has little talent in hunting and slaying beasts as many Gruul warriors did, he can weave magic that summons, commands, and enhances these beasts. He proved his mettle in combat by spurring a herd of ragebeasts to defend his home turf, nearly singlehandedly destroying an Orzhov procession that sought to exploit the denizens of the region. After that battle, Borborygmos, the Cyclops guildmaster of the Gruul Clans, named him an honorary member.

Domri is now a Planeswalker, but he still has much to learn. As his abilities grow, his restraint fades. Seeing that there are multiple planes has made him even more reckless about the state of his home world. He summons ever more monstrous creatures, revering ferocity over discipline, never curbing his rash impulses.

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