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Race Human
Birthplace Zhalfir, Jamuraa, Dominaria
Lifetime events of the Mirage War
Mirage, Visions, Prophecy'

Jolrael was one of the oldest Zhalfirin mages on Dominaria. Having retreated from civilization, she lived in the Mwonvuli Jungle.

Mwonvuli recluse[]

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts

Generations ago Jolrael used to be a court mage at the royal houses of magic in Ki’pamu, the capital of Zhalfir. After enduring the taunts and imposed isolation of her peers, Jolrael forsook humanity and ordered an expedition to take her into the Mwonvuli. Although the thick vegetation forced her companions to turn back, she alone continued. Thought dead by many, she in fact lived off her magic and the wildlife for some time before ordering the animals and native spirits of the forest, now loyal, to erect a palace for her. A capricious soul at heart, Jolrael soon tired of her home and ordered another one built. And so today myriad beautiful dwellings dot the Mwonvuli, most remaining vacant.

Only once did Jolrael emerge from the deep jungle. This was to witness the return of the planeswalker Teferi. She had served in the royal court while he advised the Zhalfirin king and of all the people she ever met, Jolrael revered Teferi the most. She stayed to watch Teferi crown Queen Yormeba ruler of the nation and when he departed Ki’pamu, she returned to the Mwonvuli.

Mirage wars[]

Jolrael's Spirit Link (Legends) allowed her to commune with creatures.

Teferi made his home in the Chaza Isles where he experimented with time itself. One day the experiments became too much for the time stream to handle and everything on Teferi's Isle was phased out of the present. Jolrael, having felt the enormous energy surge of the cataclysm, traveled there to see what had happened. On the island, she met Mangara and Kaervek, two mages who had also been attracted by the energy. When the three couldn't find anything of use on the now barren island, they traveled to mainland Jamuraa.

Jolrael allowed Kaervek to see the wilder reaches of the continent but was very surprised to find Mangara ruling Zhalfir upon her return. Her natural distrust of humans allowed Kaervek to manipulate her into declaring war on Mangara. But eventually, she overcame that distrust and sensed the truth - Kaervek was only using her to further his ambitions against Jamuraa. She rebelled and attacked Kaervek while they were sailing in the Kukemssa Sea, and although she was knocked unconscious, she managed to severely damage the Urborg mage. After Kaervek lost the war, Jolrael retreated to the Mwonvuli once more, with only the occasional visit by Teferi.

Keldon invasion[]

Later, Jolrael helped defend Jamuraa during the Keldon Invasion.


Her name was misspelled as Jolreal in the Prophecy novel.

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