History[edit | edit source]
As part of the Cabal, the Demonlord began the process of rewriting history with himself as the lead, claiming evil titles, names, and deeds. After subjugating much of Dominaria beneath his rule, he was ultimately killed in a strike against the Cabal Stronghold by the skyship Weatherlight and its crew. The Planeswalker Gideon Jura infiltrated the Stronghold and seized control of the Blackblade, and in the ensuing battle, Liliana Vess used the legendary sword to slay Belzenlok and end his reign.
Belzenlok could (or at least claimed to be able to) smell if a person was a planeswalker or not.
Titles claimed[edit | edit source]
- Eternal Patriarch of the Cabal
- Evincar of the Stronghold
- King of Urborg
- Master of the Ebon Hand
Names and deeds claimed[edit | edit source]
- Doom of Fools (Tevesh Szat)
- Forger of Blackblade (Dakkon Blackblade)
- Lord of the Wastes (Yawgmoth)
- Scion of Darkness (Kuberr)
- Slayer of Elder Dragons (Dakkon Blackblade)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The unreleased "Salad" set (that was originally planned to be released after Dominaria) was meant to feature the giant fight against the Belzenlok and his evil forces.
- Belzenlok's name is a reference to the biblical demon Beelzebub.
Story appearances[edit | edit source]
|Title||Author||Publishing date||Set||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|Return to Dominaria: Episode 11||Martha Wells||2018-05-23||Dominaria||Dominaria||Gideon Jura, Liliana Vess, Jhoira, Teferi, Slimefoot, Rafwyn Capashen, Chandra Nalaar, Shanna Sisay, Karn, Jaya Ballard, Arvad, Tiana, Yargle, The Cabal, Whisper, Belzenlok|
|Return to Dominaria: Episode 12||Martha Wells||2018-05-30||Dominaria||Dominaria||Liliana Vess, Yargle, Rafwyn Capashen, Jaya Ballard, Shanna Sisay, Arvad, Jhoira, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, The Cabal, Radha, Slimefoot, Muldrotha, Belzenlok, Whisper, Teferi, Karn, Urgoros, Tiana, Nicol Bolas|
In-game references[edit | edit source]
Quoted or referred to:
References[edit | edit source]
- First named in the Magic Duels storyline.
- Squirle (June 11, 2018). "Legends of Dominaria & Magic Story Podcasts". Multiverse in Review. Tumblr.
- Martha Wells (May 30, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 12". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Flavor text for Cabal Evangel
- Martha Wells (March 21, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Martha Wells (May 23, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 11". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Martha Wells (April 11, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 5". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- James Whitbrook (February 14, 2018). Scifi Author Martha Wells is bringing Magic: The Gathering back to where it all began.
- Mark Rosewater (January 11, 2021). "Norsing Around, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.