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Lyra Dawnbringer
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Race Angel
Birthplace Serra's Realm (probably)
Lifetime Mending Era

Lyra Dawnbringer is a angel Commander of the Serra Angels of the Order of Dawn and Protector of Benalia on Dominaria.


Lyra is the leader of the Order of Dawn, named for the famous angel Reya Dawnbringer. Reya died defending Benalia during the Phyrexian Invasion of Dominaria. Now Lyra continues Reya's mission of protecting Benalia, and is sometimes accused of being too involved in Benalish political affairs, a course of action she is more likely to justify than to deny.[1]

Lyra bars the entrance of Gideon and Liliana at the gates of the Benalia City, stating that the necromancer cannot enter. After Gideon clarified that they were going to kill Belzenlok, and especially after Lyra read a letter of recommendation sent by Rael explaining the help of the two planeswalkers in Josu's defeat, Lyra agrees with Liliana's entry into the city.[2]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Return to Dominaria: Episode 4 Martha Wells 2018-04-04 Dominaria Dominaria Tiana, Lyra Dawnbringer, Arvad
Return to Dominaria: Episode 5 Martha Wells 2018-04-11 Dominaria Dominaria Ajani Goldmane, Jhoira, Gideon Jura, Lyra Dawnbringer, Liliana Vess, Thiago, Shanna Sisay, Rafwyn Capashen, Arvad, Tiana, Jodah, Naban

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  1. Wizards of the Coast (April 23, 2018). "A host of angels, an avatar, and a battle-worn expert.". The Official Magic: The Gathering Tumblr. Tumblr.
  2. Martha Wells (April 11, 2018). "Return to Dominaria: Episode 5". Wizards of the Coast.