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Race Angel, Horror (after)
Birthplace Innistrad

Gisela was an Angel from Innistrad. She was the leader of the Flight of Goldnight. She was eldrazified by Emrakul and slain by her own sister.

The Four Sisters[]

Gisela, Bruna, Sigarda and Liesa are described as sisters and are older than Avacyn.[1]

The Flight of Goldnight[]

Gisela and the Flight of Goldnight are associated with the sun, in contrast with Avacyn herself.[2] Once a year during the Harvest Moon season, the sun will not dip below the horizon for two full days, and during this time the moon isn't visible. Known as the Feast of Goldnight, this is the holiest day for the humans. It is the time when the Avacynian enchantments are strongest throughout Innistrad. Angels from this flight are the most battle oriented among the flights. They also oversee the training of cathars.[3]

Loyalty to Avacyn[]

Of all the angels, Gisela is closest to Avacyn, being her confidante, and fell into the greatest despair over her disappearance.[3]


Brisela, Voice of Nightmare

Perhaps due to this closeness, Gisela fell completely in with Avacyn's will after she was corrupted, siding with her on the desire to wipe out humanity. She, Avacyn and Bruna showed up at Sigarda's home, trying to intimidate her into joining their crusade.[1]

After Avacyn's death, Nahiri managed to summon Emrakul into Innistrad. This resulted in Bruna and Gisela being mutated into a horrific amalgamation Brisela that enforced Emrakul's will.[4] Brisela was killed by Sigarda.[5]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
A Gaze Blank and Pitiless Ken Troop 2016-03-09 Shadows over Innistrad Innistrad Avacyn, Kelse, Maeli, Liont, Sigarda, Bruna, Gisela

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  1. a b Ken Troop (March 9, 2016). "A Gaze Blank and Pitiless". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. The Magic Creative Team (September 27, 2011). "A Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad: Gavony and Humans". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Magic Creative Team (April 11, 2012). "Planeswalker's Guide to Avacyn Restored: Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Kimberly J. Kreines (June 20, 2016). "Emrakul Rises". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. James Wyatt (July 13, 2016). "Saint Traft and the Flight of Nightmares". Wizards of the Coast.