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Race Merfolk
Birthplace Ixalan
Lifetime Mending Era

Shaper Kumena, briefly known as the Tyrant of Orazca, is a brash shaman of the River Heralds on Ixalan.


As Tishana's former apprentice, Kumena had significant prestige among the merfolk, but his beliefs and temperament could hardly have been more different from his mentor's.[1]

He sought Orazca and aimed to wield the power of the Immortal Sun against the intruders of the Merfolk's lands.[2] In the race for Orazca, he was the first to reach the Sanctum of the Sun. He awoke the city and the creatures within, but was bested shortly after by the combined efforts of the vampires Vona and Mavren Fein. They quickly threw him out of the window of the Tower of Triumph,[3] but he was saved on the ground by Tishana.[4]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
The Shapers Alison Luhrs 2017-09-27 Ixalan Ixalan Kopala, Tishana, Kumena
The Flood Alison Luhrs 2018-01-10 Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan Kumena, Mavren Fein, Vona of Iedo, Vraska, Jace Beleren
The Arbiter of Law Left Chaos in His Wake Alison Luhrs 2018-01-24 Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan Huatli, Angrath, Vona of Iedo, Kumena, Tishana, Jace Beleren, Vraska, Azor, Malcolm, Breeches

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  1. Explore the Planes: Ixalan
  2. R&D Narrative Team (September 27, 2017). "The Shapers". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. R&D Narrative Team (January 10, 2018). "The Flood". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. R&D Narrative Team (January 24, 2018). "The Arbiter of Law Left Chaos in His Wake". Wizards of the Coast.