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Race Aetherborn
Birthplace Kaladesh
Lifetime Mending Era

Gonti is a aetherborn crime lord, presiding over Ghirapur's Gonti's Night Market, where Renegades flock to obtain illicit goods and siphoned aether.[1][2] Gonti provided aid to the Renegades in exchange for services rendered later.[3]


Ghirapur's most infamous night market is named for the equally infamous aetherborn crime lord, known as Lord Gonti. Gonti has amassed a fortune as a smuggler of illicit inventions, and in the process acquired an aether-powered artificial heart apparatus that sustains their existence. Despite a reputation for ruthlessness, the crime lord is constantly surrounded by the most entertaining or interesting people they can find. Members of this entourage get to enjoy a whirlwind life of carefree luxury, until Gonti tires of the relationship and bring it to an abrupt and often deadly end.

Lord Gonti lives in a converted warehouse adjacent to the night market, utterly ordinary from the outside, but full of all the luxuries, comforts, and delights that money can buy: a small menagerie of animal-like constructs, a fully animated kitchen that serves every meal to Gonti and their guests, a theater featuring regular performances of music and drama, a trophy room to display their most prized inventions, and a spacious garage to hold Gonti's collection of airships, walkers, and other vehicles. This vast collection of inventions serves to take the edge off Gonti's boredom when the company of sycophants grows tiresome. As a result, Gonti is constantly on the lookout for the next big thing, something exciting and brilliant that has never been seen before, to add a unique flair to their collection.[4]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
In The Dead of Night Alison Luhrs 2016-11-30 Aether Revolt Kaladesh Yahenni, Gonti, Nissa Revane, Chandra Nalaar, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Gideon Jura
Revolution Begins Nik Davidson, Kelly Digges, and Kimberly J. Kreines 2017-01-02 Aether Revolt Kaladesh Pia Nalaar, Chandra Nalaar, Gonti, Sram, Kambal, Rashmi, Mitul

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