TARKIR (Khans of Tarkir)

Dragons once thrived on the plane of Tarkir. They spawned from mighty elemental storms, filled the sky with their destructive breath, and terrorized the five ancient warrior clans. But the dragons met their fate long ago.

For many years, the clans fought a war against the dragons for their own survival, hoping for some way to gain an advantage in the struggle. At a crucial turning point over a thousand years ago, the dragon tempests stopped coming, and no new dragons were spawned. Their numbers thinned, and the tide of the war changed. Ultimately, the warriors of the clans were able to hunt down the last of the sky-beasts and destroy them. Dragons were rendered extinct on the plane, never to return. In the centuries that followed, the five warrior clans claimed dominion over Tarkir, growing and evolving into today's powerful clans.

LEGENDARY CREATURES

ANAFENZA, KHAN OF THE ABZAN

Anafenza, known as the Foremost, directs battle from the front lines atop a heavy chariot pulled by her two prized ibex. She wages war not to conquer, but to maintain the trade routes that allow her clan to function, and to protect her people and her land.

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TARKIR PAST AND PRESENT

TARKIR'S PAST

Over a thousand years before the present day, the skies of Tarkir teem with dragons. They spawn from mighty elemental storms, fill the sky with their destructive breath, and terrorize the five warrior clans. The clans fight a war against the dragons for their own survival, hoping for some way to gain an advantage in the struggle.

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CLANS

THE ABZAN HOUSES

Abzan society is built around family bonds to survive their harsh desert environment. The Abzan revere their ancestors but also adopt orphans of war from other clans. The scale of the dragon is their symbol: one part among many that forms an impenetrable defense. The clan's center is the fortress-city of Arashin.

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CREATURE RACES

ORCS

Muscular and savage, orcs are well suited to Tarkir's harsh environment. The Mardu clan includes many orc warriors—including its khan. Orcs also share the wild lands of the Temur. The Abzan sometimes adopt orphaned orcs into the clan as "krumar," who are among its most dedicated defenders.

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PLANESWALKER VISITORS

SARKHAN VOL

A red-green shaman, Sarkhan is from a plane where warlords hunted dragons to extinction. He now searches the Multiverse for a dragon worthy of his worship.

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CARD SETS

KHANS OF TARKIR

On Tarkir, the home plane of Sarkhan Vol, five warrior clans vie for dominance on the fields of battle, each wielding its own unique blend of fierce battle magic.

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