Pia Nalaar

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Pia Nalaar
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Demographics
Race Human
Birthplace Kaladesh
Lifetime Mending Era

Consul Pia Nalaar is the mother of Chandra Nalaar and was the wife of Kiran Nalaar. She was the leader of the Renegades in Ghirapur, Kaladesh, the Renegade Prime, and now serves as the city's Consul of Allocation.

History[edit | edit source]

Pia and Kiran Nalaar

Pia and Kiran Nalaar were inventors, who secretly trafficked a controlled substance, the mystical aether, to those who needed it. When they discovered that their daughter was a fire mage, they fled Ghirapur to escape the Consulate forces that would try to eliminate what they perceived to be a threat.[1] After their hiding place — the village of Burarat — was burned down by the troops of Captain Baral, Kiran was killed, Chandra was taken away to be executed and Pia was jailed.

In her cell, Pia was often visited by Baral, who delighted in reminding her what she had lost. As a consequence, Pia went from optimistic young inventor to impassioned revolutionary, vowing to challenge the Consulate and steer it away from tyranny and oppression.[2]

It is unknown how Pia escaped.

Renegade Prime[edit | edit source]

Mother and daughter reunite after years

According to the Consulate, Pia has a troubling public record, including malicious modification of devices, embezzlement of Consulate resources, and over a dozen counts of aether siphoning. Her appearance at the Inventors' Fair coincided with reports of renegade demonstrations. She was held responsible for organizing these dangerous displays.[3]

Pia had to face a formidable opponent when Head Judge Tezzeret managed to locate her. At the same moment her daughter Chandra, who she had presumed to be dead, showed up with her friend Liliana.[4] When head inspector Dovin Baan also arrived, sending gearhulks against her daughter to restrict her, Pia willingly turned herself into custody again.[5]

Tezzeret set up a quicksmithing duel between himself and Pia, as the culmination of the fair. In reality, this was meant as bait for Chandra and her friends, and a distraction from his theft of the winning inventions and the abduction of the inventors.[6] Pia came away unharmed. She visited Gonti, who promised aid in taking the central Aether hub of the city in exchange for services rendered later. After altering Gonti's hidden cache of artifacts into weapons, the renegades attacked the Aether Hub. The personnel of the hub yielded when faced with the superior numbers.[7]

Consul of Allocation[edit | edit source]

After the successful revolution, Pia Nalaar became the new consul of Allocation.[8]

In Tibalt's clutches[edit | edit source]

Consul and Mother

The planeswalker Tibalt intruded in Pia's home and tortured her, as a way to feed on Chandra's agony.[9]

Story appearances[edit | edit source]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Chandra's Origin: Fire Logic Doug Beyer 2015-06-10 Magic Origins Kaladesh, Regatha Chandra Nalaar, Kiran Nalaar, Pia Nalaar, Oviya Pashiri, Dhiren Baral
Renegade Prime Mel Li 2016-09-14 Kaladesh Kaladesh Pia Nalaar, Dhiren Baral, Venkat, Tezzeret, Dovin Baan, Chandra Nalaar, Liliana Vess, Nissa Revane, Oviya Pashiri
In This Very Arena Doug Beyer 2016-10-12 Kaladesh Ravnica, Kaladesh Jace Beleren, Ral Zarek, Liliana Vess, Nissa Revane, Chandra Nalaar, Oviya Pashiri, Ajani Goldmane, Gideon Jura, Kambal, Pia Nalaar, Dhiren Baral, Tezzeret, Saheeli Rai
Quiet Moments Michael Yichao 2016-12-07 Aether Revolt Kaladesh Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Liliana Vess, Saheeli Rai, Jace Beleren, Nissa Revane, Yahenni, Ajani Goldmane, Pia Nalaar
Revolution Begins Nik Davidson, Kelly Digges, and Kimberly J. Kreines 2017-01-02 Aether Revolt Kaladesh Pia Nalaar, Chandra Nalaar, Gonti, Sram, Kambal, Rashmi, Mitul
Breaking Points Doug Beyer 2017-01-18 Aether Revolt Kaladesh Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Liliana Vess, Pia Nalaar, Saheeli Rai, Rashmi, Ajani Goldmane, Nissa Revane, Oviya Pashiri, Dovin Baan, Vatti
Renewal Mel Li, Kelly Digges, Alison Luhrs, Doug Beyer, and Chris L'Etoile 2017-02-01 Aether Revolt Kaladesh Chandra Nalaar, Pia Nalaar, Dhiren Baral, Gideon Jura, Nissa Revane, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Ajani Goldmane, Depala, Yahenni

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Doug Beyer (June 10, 2015). "Chandra’s Origin: Fire Logic". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. "Planes of Existence: Kaladesh"Wizards of the Coast
  3. Kaladesh Consulate (Facebook)
  4. Doug Beyer (September 5, 2016). "Torch of Defiance". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mel Li (September 14, 2016). "Renegade Prime". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Doug Beyer (October 12, 2016). "In This Very Arena". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Nik Davidson, Kelly Digges, and Kimberly J. Kreines (January 2, 2017). "Revolution Begins". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Magic Creative Team (February 1, 2017). "Renewal". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Vita Ayala (2019). "Magic: The Gathering - Chandra" #3. IDW Publishing.