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Nashi
Nashi, Moonsage's Scion.jpg
Demographics
Race Nezumi
Birthplace Kamigawa
Lifetime Mending Era

Nashi is an orphaned Nezumi from Kamigawa. He was adopted by the planeswalker Tamiyo after his village was destroyed, and now resides in Otawara.[1]

Description[]

Nashi is a young Nezumi artificer with bright white fur and gray spots. He wears a black leather jacket with sharp cuts and silver rings along the edge of his ear.[2]

History[]

Nashi was born in a nezumi swamp village in rural Kamigawa.[3] The planeswalker Tezzeret and the Infinite Consortium had come to Kamigawa to acquire magical artifacts from the swamp near Nashi's village. But when the nezumi refused to sell their land, Tezzeret retaliated and set fire to the village inhabited by the Nezumi-Katsuro gang.[4] Nashi's parents died in the process and he was left heavily scarred by the fire elemental controlled by Tezzeret's second-in-command Baltrice. Afterward, Tezzeret was betrayed by his subordinates, who left him braindead in the burned village for the ratfolk to find. The Nezumi kept Tezzeret until the day a dragon arrived and bargained for his body.[2]

Nashi's fur has since grown back but has turned white where his burns used to be, giving him a unique pattern among the nezumi. Nashi was subsequently sent to various houses which he refused as he felt his foster parents were trying to replace his dead parents. This changed when Tamiyo came to him and insisted he called her nothing but Tamiyo.

Though loving his new family, he often felt the runt and was frustrated due to not being able to fly like his Soratami siblings. However, he has learned how to cope with the grief and even make new friends through his interest in technology. When Ajani came to their house, Nashi was initially distrustful, but came to sympathize with the planeswalker and his loss of Elspeth Tirel.[1] He also finds great comfort in the stories his mother has collected around the Multiverse and would like nothing more than to see it for himself one day.

Neon Dynasty[]

Tracking Tezzeret, Kaito Shizuki inevitably tried to track Nashi for information. Tamiyo intercepted him and appealed to leave her son be due to his trauma. Nashi was revealed to be interested in technology and was excited about Kaito's drone.[2]

With Tamiyo's capture by Tezzeret, Kaito felt obligated to inform Nashi and the rest of his family. The young nezumi vowed to find his mother, but unbeknownst to him Tamiyo was compleated and had renounced him in favor of New Phyrexia.[5]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Release Chris L'Etoile 2016-10-05 Kaladesh Kaladesh, Kamigawa Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Oviya Pashiri, Ajani Goldmane, Tamiyo, Nashi
Episode 3: An Unexpected Alliance Akemi Dawn Bowman 2022-01-25 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Kamigawa Kaito Shizuki, Himoto, Mud-Tail, Tamiyo, Nashi, Jin-Gitaxias, The Wanderer

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References[]

  1. a b Chris L'Etoile (October 5, 2016). "Release". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b c Akemi Dawn Bowman (January 25, 2022). "Episode 3: An Unexpected Alliance". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Ari Zirulnik, Grace Fong, Emily Teng, and Gerritt Turner (February 11, 2022). "The Legends of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Ari Marmell (2009), "Agents of Artifice", Wizards of the Coast
  5. Akemi Dawn Bowman (January 27, 2022). "Episode 5: Threads of War". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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