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Ludevic of Ulm
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Race Human
Birthplace Havengul, Innistrad
Lifetime Mending Era

Ludevic of Ulm is a wheezing and reclusive necro-alchemist, and the most influential of Innistrad's merchants.[1]


Ludevic lives in Havengul. In his veritable studies of necro-alchemy, Ludevic aims for more than simply the creation of skaabs or true life, like so many of his colleagues. Instead, he also aims to understand the horror his creations inspire.[2] Some think that Ludevic's consumption of potions and inhalation of toxic vapors has left him no choice but to abandon his experiments, leaving him to devote his sizeable intellect to the problem of making himself and his partners filthy rich. However, he has taken young Geralf Cecani under his wing and trains him in the arts of necro-alchemy.[3][4]


Ludevic had grown ill. Obsessed with making his "final creation," Ludevic returned to the lab. He combined flesh, metal, and pieces from four different brains into a body unlike any Innistrad had ever seen (which is impressive considering the Eldrazi were just here). Calling his creation "Olag", Ludevic activated his machines and breathed life into the creature. Cackling madly, Ludevic ordered Olag to go out into the world and maim, kill, and destroy. "But why?" asked Olag, their voice mellifluous and innocent. Ludevic was disgusted. He did not create this creature to be kind. Olag remains locked away beneath the laboratory until Ludevic figures out how to fix them. Although locked away, Olag is not alone. They have been receiving visits from a mysterious figure who has promised them their freedom very, very soon.[5]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Games Alison Luhrs 2016-04-27 Shadows over Innistrad Innistrad Geralf Cecani, Grete, Gisa Cecani, Ludevic of Ulm, Odric

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  1. Magic Creative Team (October 19, 2011). "A Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad: Nephalia and the Undead". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Creative Team (October 26, 2016). "It's Time to Talk Commander (2016 Edition)". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Alison Luhrs (April 27, 2016). "Games". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Doug Beyer, Ari Zirulnik and Grace Fong (September 17, 2021). "The Returning Legends of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Ari Zirulnik and Grace Fong (September 16, 2021). "The New Legends of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt". Wizards of the Coast.

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