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Race Elder Demon
Birthplace Unknown
Died 4560 AR

The elder demon Belzenlok was one of the four demons who dealt with Liliana Vess following the Mending.[1]

History[ | ]

Belzenlok fought in something called "The War of the Abyss", and had been stuck in the Abyss ever since.

The Cabal of Dominaria, desperate for leadership after the demise of The First, performed a ritual to summon Kuberr, but accidentally freed Belzenlok from the Abyss.[2]

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.[3]

Belzenlok could (or at least claimed to be able to) smell if a person was a planeswalker or not.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The unreleased "Salad" set (that was originally planned to be released after Dominaria) was meant to feature the giant fight against Belzenlok and his evil forces.[9]
  • Belzenlok's name is a reference to the biblical demon Beelzebub.

Story appearances[ | ]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Return to Dominaria: Episode 1 Martha Wells 2018-03-21 Dominaria Dominaria Sadage, Needle, Dakkon Blackblade, Belzenlok, Jhoira, Hadi, Ziva, Gideon, Liliana, Nissa, Chandra, Raven Man, Josu Vess, Ana
Return to Dominaria: Episode 2 Martha Wells 2018-03-22 Dominaria Dominaria Liliana, Raven Man, Belzenlok, Gideon, Josu Vess, Gerrel, Rael, Corin, Thiago
Return to Dominaria: Episode 3 Martha Wells 2018-03-28 Dominaria Dominaria Jhoira, Ziva, Tiana, Hadi, Tien, Shanna Sisay, Belzenlok, Danitha Capashen, Raff Capashen, Arvad, Ajani
Return to Dominaria: Episode 11 Martha Wells 2018-05-23 Dominaria Dominaria Gideon, Liliana, Jhoira, Teferi, Sayrah, Slimefoot, Arvad, Tiana, Yxarit, Iyrgth, Syl-Stalker, Chandra, Raff Capashen, Shanna Sisay, Jaya, Karn, Yargle, Whisper, Belzenlok
Return to Dominaria: Episode 12 Martha Wells 2018-05-30 Dominaria Dominaria, Ravnica Liliana, Yargle, Shanna Sisay, Arvad, Raff Capashen, Jhoira, Jaya, Tiana, Gideon, Chandra, Radha, Slimefoot, Yxarit, Muldrotha, Belzenlok, Whisper, Teferi, Karn, Urgoros, Nicol Bolas, Jace

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References[ | ]

  1. First named in the Magic Duels storyline.
  2. Squirle (June 11, 2018). "Legends of Dominaria & Magic Story Podcasts". Multiverse in Review. Tumblr.
  3. Martha Wells (May 30, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 12". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b c d e f g Flavor text for Cabal Evangel
  5. a b c d e Martha Wells (March 21, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. a b c d Martha Wells (May 23, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 11". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. a b c d Martha Wells (April 11, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 5". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. a b c James Whitbrook (February 14, 2018). Scifi Author Martha Wells is bringing Magic: The Gathering back to where it all began.
  9. Mark Rosewater (January 11, 2021). "Norsing Around, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.