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|birthplace=[[New Argive]], [[Terisiare]], [[Dominaria]]
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|birthplace=[[New Argive]], [[Terisiare]], [[Dominaria (plane)|Dominaria]]
 
|lifetime=~3655-3863 AR
 
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'''Gatha''' was a researcher on [[Urza]]'s [[Bloodline Project]], who went rogue and continued his research in [[Keld]]. His researches were quite successful and he managed to make the Keldon Witch-King [[Kreig]] so powerful that Kreig nearly killed a [[Phyrexian]] Inner-Circle monster when Phyrexians attacked [[Keld]]. Gatha died that day, after which Urza collected his research results, and applied some of them in the creation of the [[metathran]].
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'''Gatha''' was a researcher on [[Urza]]'s [[Bloodline Project]] on [[Dominaria (plane)|Dominaria]], who went rogue and continued his research in [[Keld]].<ref name="Bloodlines">[[Loren L. Coleman]] (1999). ''[[Bloodlines]]''. [[Wizards of the Coast]]</ref><ref>{{DailyRef|ask-wizards-july-2005-2005-07-01|Ask Wizards - July 2005|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|July, 2005}}</ref>
   
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==History==
Many years later, Gatha's legacy lived on in the remaining Keldons known as ''[[Gathans]]''.
 
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During the time of Urza's bloodlines experiments on [[Tolaria]], Gatha abandoned the project and began his own experiments in Keld. While originally seen as weak and unwanted, Gatha gained the support of the mighty Doyen Kreyohl and was thus able to carry out his work. Gatha's genetic tampering enhanced the Keldons into nightmarish warriors and culminated in the rise of the great Witch-kings, the mightiest of which was [[Kreig]]. Under the direction of Gatha, Kreig had Gatha made a Keldon Doyen thus giving him direct say in Keldon government. Many Keldons had long been insulted by the presence of Gatha and now saw this as a final straw. Led by the Doyen Varden, these Keldons rebelled against Kreig but were easily defeated. Soon, another threat would arise of Gatha and Kreig's rule of Keld. The [[Phyrexians]] had taken notice of Gatha's experiments and invaded Keld, led by the inner circle member [[Croag]]. The Keldons began to lose the battle. Gatha, sensing the grave danger he had put Urza's bloodlines project in, cast himself off a cliff to keep his knowledge from the Phyrexians.
   
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==Legacy==
==In-Game References==
 
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Kreig, inspired by his friend's sacrifice, charged Croag and gravely injured the Phyrexian demon before finally casting himself off the same cliff in defiance of his enemy. With Croag near death, the Keldons won the battle but at a great price. The loss of Gatha and Kreig left a great power vacuum in Keld. The true-blooded Keldons regained control of the Doyen Council and made war on the Gathans, which ultimately led to their destruction.
 
Many years later, Gatha's experiments resurfaced during the Time Spiral crisis. These Keldons were called ''[[Gathans]]''.
   
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==In-game references==
'''Associated cards:'''
 
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{{In-game
* <c>Gathan Raiders</c>
 
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* <c>Aether Sting</c>
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* <c>Æther Sting</c>
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* <c>Private Research</c>
 
* <c>Scrying Glass</c>
 
'''Quoted or referred to:'''
 
* <c>Calltrops</c>
 
* <c>Covetous Dragon</c>
 
* <c>Hulking Ogre</c> (''[[Urza's Destiny]]'')
 
* <c>Strangling Soot</c>
 
* <c>Temporal Adept</c>
 
 
* <c>Treachery</c>
 
* <c>Treachery</c>
 
* <c>Twisted Experiment</c>
 
* <c>Twisted Experiment</c>
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* {{card|Caltrops|Urza's Destiny}}
 
* <c>Covetous Dragon</c>
 
* <c>Gathan Raiders</c>
 
* {{card|Hulking Ogre|Urza's Destiny}}
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* {{card|Temporal Adept|Urza's Destiny}}
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
   
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{{Dominaria|characters}}
{{Story-stub}}[[Category:Storylines]][[Category:Characters]][[Category:Weatherlight Saga]]
 
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[[Category:Humans]]

Latest revision as of 19:49, 8 June 2021

Gatha
Gatha.jpg
Demographics
Race Human
Birthplace New Argive, Terisiare, Dominaria
Lifetime ~3655-3863 AR
Sources
'Bloodlines'

Gatha was a researcher on Urza's Bloodline Project on Dominaria, who went rogue and continued his research in Keld.[1][2]

History[]

During the time of Urza's bloodlines experiments on Tolaria, Gatha abandoned the project and began his own experiments in Keld. While originally seen as weak and unwanted, Gatha gained the support of the mighty Doyen Kreyohl and was thus able to carry out his work. Gatha's genetic tampering enhanced the Keldons into nightmarish warriors and culminated in the rise of the great Witch-kings, the mightiest of which was Kreig. Under the direction of Gatha, Kreig had Gatha made a Keldon Doyen thus giving him direct say in Keldon government. Many Keldons had long been insulted by the presence of Gatha and now saw this as a final straw. Led by the Doyen Varden, these Keldons rebelled against Kreig but were easily defeated. Soon, another threat would arise of Gatha and Kreig's rule of Keld. The Phyrexians had taken notice of Gatha's experiments and invaded Keld, led by the inner circle member Croag. The Keldons began to lose the battle. Gatha, sensing the grave danger he had put Urza's bloodlines project in, cast himself off a cliff to keep his knowledge from the Phyrexians.

Legacy[]

Kreig, inspired by his friend's sacrifice, charged Croag and gravely injured the Phyrexian demon before finally casting himself off the same cliff in defiance of his enemy. With Croag near death, the Keldons won the battle but at a great price. The loss of Gatha and Kreig left a great power vacuum in Keld. The true-blooded Keldons regained control of the Doyen Council and made war on the Gathans, which ultimately led to their destruction. Many years later, Gatha's experiments resurfaced during the Time Spiral crisis. These Keldons were called Gathans.

In-game references[]

Depicted in:
Quoted or referred to:

References[]