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Huatli
Huatli-Heart-of-the-Sun
Details
Race Human
Formerly Planeswalker
Birthplace Ixalan
Lifetime Mending Era
Spouse Saheeli Rai (de facto)
Relatives Inti (cousin)
Colors
Center: {G}[1]
Lost: {R}
Currently: {G}{W}

Huatli is a human and warrior-poet from Ixalan with an affinity for dinosaurs.[2] She is also a former planeswalker.[3] She is the romantic partner of Saheeli Rai.[4]

Characteristics and appearance[ | ]

Huatli is a short, powerfully muscled woman with warm brown skin, dark eyes, and a grim mouth.[4] She is generally armored and armed, with a long tightly braided black ponytail emerging from beneath her helmet, the helm of the warrior-poet.[5][6] She has a special connection to dinosaurs, being able to communicate with them via scent-memories. She is a poet and a singer. When she sings, her voice is a clear, soothing, and warm alto.[7] In addition to her great martial skills she is an excellent and eloquent orator who can inspire her allies in battle. Her powers in battle are complemented by dinosaur companions mystically drawn to her calls.[8] Through her relationship with Saheeli, Huatli picked up some engineering skills, enough to create her own Gold-Forged Thopteryx. She and her cousin Inti were the same age.[9]

Huatli is primarily green-aligned, but now secondary in white mana, having lost red after realizing her nations' xenophobic ways.[1]

History[ | ]

Early Career[ | ]

Born to commoners, Huatli excelled at the battle schooling all children of the Sun Empire receive. Thanks to her skill with both sword and magic and her innate gift for controlling dinosaurs, Huatli rose to a station just short of nobility while battling raiders of the coast near the city of Atzocan.

In the Sun Empire, the arts of poetry and performance are deeply respected. The ideal warrior is not only unmatched in combat but an artist capable of reflecting creatively on the experience. It's noted that Huatli's expressive poems have moved Emperor Apatzec to tears.[10]

Ignited yet unawakened[ | ]

One of the youngest candidates for the title of warrior-poet in generations, Huatli fought against the vampire incursions on the Sun Coast and was honored by the Emperor for her deeds. During her defense of the coastline, she was met by the crew of an unknown creature. The entity called itself Angrath and told her that it searched for the Immortal Sun. In their battle, her spark ignited and she found herself in a wondrous place she had never seen before, only to be ripped back to Ixalan. Angrath recognized her as a fellow planeswalker and offered her assistance in leaving the plane in exchange for help, but she attacked him and fled. Believing the vision to be Orazca, Huatli was proclaimed warrior-poet of the Empire and tasked by the Emperor to reclaim the Golden City for the Sun Empire.[11] Like other planeswalkers, she was unable to leave Ixalan. She described this as a 'golden gale' that prevented her from 'flying away'.[12]

Search for the Immortal Sun[ | ]

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Huatli Key Art from Rivals of Ixalan

Huatli temporarily joined up with the merfolk Tishana, to prevent Kumena from gaining control over the Immortal Sun.[13] In the race for Orazca, Angrath caught up with her again.[14] In an uneasy truce, they traveled together to the golden city. On their way, Angrath rudely questioned Huatli's meager ambition to officially earn the title of Warrior-Poet, showing her the possibilities of a planeswalker. After stopping at a tomb in the jungle, and wakening Saint Elenda, Angrath left her.[9] Huatli reacted by sending a Dinosaur to trample him in the mud.[15]

Rejoining Tishana in battling the vampires Vona and Mavren Fein, they were interrupted by the Siren pirate Malcom, who drew them out of the room they were fighting in. The song ended and Breeches (a goblin pirate) started slashing at Vona's face and eyes. Then, Angrath interrupted them all by barreling through the room they were just in. He had killed the dinosaur that Huatli had used to push him into the dirt. He swung his chains at Breeches, who was pulled towards Angrath. Then, everyone scrambled to touch the Immortal Sun. Tishana put her hand on it, Huatli put her foot on its side, Angrath stomped on the object's center, while Vona, who had just been touching it, put both hands on it once again. A current of energy rushed through them all and Huatli laughed at how good it felt.[15]

The feeling was taken away right after, when Tezzeret stole the Immortal Sun through a planar portal. Now able to planeswalk, Huatli first returned home, using the Elder Dinosaur Zacama as a mount with the remaining power of the sun inside her to demonstrate her success. The emperor finally allowed her to use the title "Warrior-Poet", but his terms were such that she no longer wanted to serve him. After seeking her family's permission, she planeswalked away.[16]

First planeswalk[ | ]

When she arrived in Ghirapur, she was at first overwhelmed by the new experience. Being greeted by Saheeli, the two women shared their experiences, with Saheeli being eager to model an artificial dinosaur after hearing about them from Huatli for the first time.[17]

Sometime later, after spending two months on Ravnica, Huatli began a relationship with Saheeli.[18]

War of the Spark[ | ]

Huatli and Saheeli were lured back to Ravnica by the Interplanar Beacon and immediately became trapped there due to Bolas's use of the Immortal Sun. Alongside many other planeswalkers and Ravnicans, she fought against the Eternals of Bolas' Dreadhorde.[19]

During the invasion, the trapped planeswalkers got together with Ravnican leaders to strategize. Huatli encountered Angrath at the meeting and mocked him for getting trapped by the Immortal Sun again.

At Jace's recommendation, they decided to split up into teams to focus on specific tasks. Gideon, Aurelia, Angrath, and Huatli led a massive force of planeswalkers and Boros, Izzet, and Simic troops into battle against the God-Eternal Rhonas, who was leading a battalion of Eternals to destroy the gathered opposition. Gideon and Aurelia led the aerial units, while Angrath led the ground units. Huatli was suspicious of Angrath, keeping an eye on him to make sure he didn't betray the others, yet she also went out of her way to protect him.

After Gideon killed Rhonas, Huatli joined up with Ajani, Jiang Yanggu, and Mu Yanling, who had volunteered to help protect and rescue civilians. With the help of Vraska and the Golgari Swarm, they were able to evacuate many civilians to the tunnels beneath the city, where they would be safe from the Dreadhorde.

She was one of the few planeswalkers who chose to remain on Ravnica after Chandra disabled the Immortal Sun, helping the Gatewatch in their fight against Bolas. Afterward, she joined the group of planeswalkers that visited Theros to pay respect to Gideon. There, she sang a poem for him.[7]

Huatli Poet of Unity

Desparked on Ixalan.

Phyrexian invasion of Ixalan[ | ]

Sometime following the opening of Orazca, the young raptor Pantlaza chose Huatli as a packmate.[20]

When New Phyrexia's Invasion of the Multiverse started, Huatli led the defense of the plane. Her soldiers of the Sun Empire were joined by Mavren Fein's vampires and a company of raptors under Pantlaza.[6][20] She led a force of roughly one hundred auxiliaries, including her lancers, survivors from various regiments, and newly released prisoners, along with fifty dinosaurs, to call the Elder Dinosaurs to Orazca and break the siege of Pachatupa.

The Lost Caverns[ | ]

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Huatli and Quintorius Kand explore Ixalan's Caverns.

Huatli and Saheeli lost their sparks in the Desparkening, but Saheeli was able to find her way to Ixalan.[3] A year after the Invasion, she investigated an entrance to the plane's core originating in Orazca.[21][4] Leading a party of twenty-two Sun Empire warriors including Caparocti Sunborn, Inti, and Wayta, as well as Pantlaza and the planeswalker Quintorius Kand, Huatli traveled below the plane's surface.[22]

Together with the indigenous Oltec, the warriors battled the vampires of the Queen's Bay Company who had been transformed into demonic vampire-bats by Aclazotz. In this fight, Inti was killed by Clavileño.[23] In retaliation, Huatli summoned dinosaurs and killed the vampire leader, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, with his own lance.[24]

Trivia[ | ]

Artifacts acquired[ | ]

  • During the archeological expedition into Ixalan's Core, Huatli kept notes in her travel journal.[26]
  • Hautli crafted a huipil depicting the rediscovery of the Oltec.[27]

Planeswalkers met[ | ]

Planes visited[ | ]

Gallery[ | ]

Story appearances[ | ]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
A Question of Confidence Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2017-09-13 Ixalan Kaladesh, Ixalan Huatli, Inti, Wayta, Apatzec Intli III, Angrath, Teyeuh
The Race, Part 1 Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2017-10-11 Ixalan Ixalan Mavren Fein, Mardia, Manuel, Elenda, Pedron, Vona de Iedo, Jace, Vraska, Edgar, Breeches, Malcolm, Huatli, Inti, Teyeuh, Tishana
The Race, Part 2 Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2017-10-18 Ixalan Ixalan Vraska, Jace, Vona de Iedo, Huatli, Tishana, Amelia, Malcolm, Breeches, Angrath
Glimpse the Far Side of the Sun Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2018-01-17 Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan, Kaldheim Huatli, Inti, Angrath, Elenda, Jace, Vraska, Zetalpa, Azor
The Arbiter of Law Left Chaos in His Wake Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2018-01-24 Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan Huatli, Angrath, Tishana, Kumena, Vona, Mavren Fein, Jace, Vraska, Azor
Who Tells the Stories Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2018-02-07 Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan Huatli, Tishana, Vona de Iedo, Angrath, Mavren Fein, Malcolm, Breeches, Elenda, Pedron, Zacama, Apatzec Intli III, Inti
Wool Over the Eyes Alison Luhrs & Gregg Luben 2018-02-14 Rivals of Ixalan Kaladesh, Unknown Plane, Ravnica, Meditation Plane, Ixalan, Dominaria Huatli, Saheeli Rai, Angrath, Rumi, Jamira, Vraska, Nicol Bolas, Jace, Jaya, Apatzec Intli III
Rivals of Ixalan Magic Story Alternate Endings Nik Davidson, Kelly Digges, & Kimberly J. Kreines 2018-02-21 Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan Tishana, Huatli, Vona de Iedo, Mavren Fein, Elenda, Malcolm, Breeches
War of the Spark: Ravnica—The Path to Opulent Greg Weisman 2019-05-15 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Teyo, Kaya, Ral, Jaya, Gideon, Krumnen, Gan Shokta, Domri, Akamal Cray, Govan Radley, Sheeza, Jahdeera, Bombop, Vorel, Maree, Kiora, Samut, Eknet, Temmet, Neit, Haqikah, Kawit, Huatli, Saheeli, Kasmina, Oketra, Kefnet, Bontu, Rhonas, Jace
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Rallying the Reluctant Greg Weisman 2019-05-22 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Jace, Kaya, Teyo, Blaise, Teysa Karlov, Armin Morov, Slavomir Zoltan, Maladola, Bilagru, Domri (mentioned), Ral, Maree, Aurelia, Niv-Mizzet (mentioned), Gideon, Yanggu, Mowu, Dack, Saheeli, Nixilis, Davriel, Angrath, Huatli, Samut, Vorel, Vivien, Lavinia, Ajani
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Desperate Operatives Greg Weisman 2019-05-29 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Kaya, Teyo, Nissa, Rhonas, Boruvo, Emmara Tandris, Trostani, Gan Shokta, Borborygmos, Ari Shokta, Ral, Storrev, Azdomas, Izoni, Varolz, Cevraya, Vraska, Ajani, Khazi, Yanling, Yanggu, Mowu, Huatli
Note for a Stranger Alison Luhrs 2022-05-02 Secret Lair: Pride Across the Multiverse Ravnica Huatli, Saheeli Rai
Ixalan: Three Hundred Steps Under the Sun Miguel Lopez 2023-03-21 March of the Machine Ixalan Huatli, Inti, Apatzec Intli III, Caparocti Sunborn, Mavren Fein, Etali, Saheeli Rai, Zetalpa, Tetzimoc, Ghalta, Nezahal, Zacama
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan - Episode 1 Valerie Valdes 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Quintorius Kand, Wayta, Pantlaza, Saheeli Rai, Huatli, Inti, Malcolm Lee, Lank, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Clavileño, Bartolomé del Presidio, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, Breeches
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan - Episode 2 Valerie Valdes 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Wayta, Inti, Caparocti Sunborn, Quintorius Kand, Huatli, Malcolm Lee, Breeches, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Bartolomé del Presidio, Clavileño, Abuelo, Kellan
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan - Episode 3 Valerie Valdes 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Wayta, Quintorius Kand, Abuelo, Huatli, Inti, Caparocti Sunborn, Pantlaza, Malcolm Lee, Breeches, Bartolomé del Presidio, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Kellan, Clavileño, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, Kutzil, Okinec Ahau, Poq, Nicanzil, Pashona
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan - Episode 4 Valerie Valdes 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Quintorius Kand, Huatli, Caparocti Sunborn, Wayta, Nicanzil, Pashona, Clavileño, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, Inti, Bartolomé, Abuelo, Malcolm Lee, Breeches, Mycotyrant, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Anim Pakal, Kellan, Akal Pakal
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan - Episode 5 Valerie Valdes 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Quintorius Kand, Wayta, Akal Pakal, Huatli, Inti, Caparocti Sunborn, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Kellan, Malcolm Lee, Mycotyrant, Breeches, Nicanzil, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, Clavileño, Aclazotz
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Episode 6 Valerie Valdes 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Huatli, Vito Quijano de Pasamonte, Aclazotz, Malcolm Lee, Mycotyrant, Breeches, Quintorius Kand, Abuelo, Wayta, Abuela, Akal Pakal, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Kellan, Caparocti Sunborn
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan - Pawns Miguel Lopez 2023-10-20 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ixalan Saheeli Rai, Huatli, Apatzec Intli IV, Caztaca Huicintli, Chitlati, Elenda of Garrano, Beckett Brass

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