|Lifetime||After the Mending|
Grandfather Karlov was the greediest of the Orzhov Oligarchs in life. As a ghost he was a member of the Obzedat, the oligarchy that ruled the Orzhov Syndicate on Ravnica. His house sigil was a serpentine ouroboros.
As the head of the council, he gave final approval to its decisions and broke ties within the group. Even if he was long dead, he hadn't lost his wealth, his power and his greed, and clinged fiercely to every scrap of influence his position in the council afforded him. He cast a suspicious eye on the ambitious scheming of his descendant, Teysa. In her position as Grand Envoy, Teysa served as the Obzedat's dealings with the living. Karlov responded to Teysa's schemes with grand plans of his own, growing his power by collecting the tithes of legions of sycophants and servitors.
Karlov was among those killed when the planeswalker Kaya assassinated all members of the Obzedat. After Karlov inquired whether Teysa was the one who sent Kaya and suggested that Teysa was not to be trusted, Kaya plunged her knife into Karlov's heart.
|Title||Author||Publishing date||Set||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|Family Values||Alison Luhrs||2015-11-11||Commander 2015||Ravnica||Teysa, Tajic, Karlov|
|The Gathering Storm: Chapter Seven||Django Wexler||2019-07-17||Guilds of Ravnica / Ravnica Allegiance||Ravnica||Kaya, Ral Zarek, Vraska, Hekara, Karlov|
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- Cory J. Herndon. (2006.) Ravnica Cycle, Book II: Guildpact, Wizards of the Coast.
- Commander 2015 blurbs
- Alison Luhrs (November 11, 2015). "Family Values". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Django Wexler (June, 2019), The Gathering Storm/Chapter Two.
- James Wyatt (January 2019). "The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica'" . Wizards of the Coast
- Django Wexler (July 18, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Seven.