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Rowan Kenrith
Rowan Scholar Sparks.jpg
Demographics
Race Human Planeswalker
Birthplace Eldraine[1]
Lifetime ~4543 AR
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Center: {R}

Rowan Kenrith is a planeswalker from Eldraine, who specializes in electrical magic. She is the twin sister of Will Kenrith. He and their friends sometimes affectionately call her Ro. Her other siblings are Erec and Hazel, her father is High King Algenus Kenrith, and her stepmother is Queen Linden.

Appearance and characteristics[]

The young warrior-mage twins Rowan and Will Kenrith are unique among planeswalkers in that they share a single planeswalker's spark.[2][3] Rowan, bold and impetuous, augments her swordplay with crackling electrical energy that dances along her blade, while Will, reserved and contemplative, uses his power over ice to control the flow of a fight. They often coordinate their magic to make it more effective.

Together they travel from plane to plane, following the knightly virtues with which they were raised in pursuit of achieving the most good. Like her twin, she is cursed from birth.

Rowan Kenrith is centered in Red mana. Her magic focusses on electricity and Lightning Bolts. According to Liliana Vess, "the girl is a force to be reckoned with already. A few more years, and she'll be truly terrifying".[4]

History[]

Eldraine Key art.

Youth[]

Rowan and her twin were born after a witch had enthralled their father and lived with him for a year. Their birth-mother killed the newborns for their blood, which she would've drunk to extend her life. When Algenus regained his conscience he killed the witch. At the same time, their adoptive mother gave up her sword's power to restore life to the twins and took them in as her own children.

The Wildered Quest[]

Eighteen years old, the twins' quest for their missing father, the High King, who has been abducted by the planeswalkers Oko and Garruk Wildspeaker. Indrelon the Magic Mirror, reveals the location of their father and that he has been transformed into a stag.[5] Later on, Will rescues Garruk from certain death. His act of braveness and persistence summons the Cauldron of Eternity, which cures the hunter of the Chain Veil curse. The twins fail to protect the stag from the Wild Hunt, but Algenus is brought back to life by his wife Linden. This all happens near a witch's cottage at the fringe of the Wilds, actually the house where the twins had been born. As Linden reveals the shocking truth about their origins, Rowan becomes upset that they hadn't been told earlier. The shock ignites the twins' planeswalker's spark and they disappear. Garruk, who is thankful for his cure, promises the King and Queen to track their children and to keep them safe.

Kylem[]

Rowan competed with her brother at the stadium of Valor's Reach on Kylem. No one knew where the mysterious pair came from or why they felt the need to test themselves on Valor's Reach. But anyone who faced them in battle realized very quickly their ability to reinforce each other's powers was a force to be reckoned with.[6] The twins were champions of Valor's Reach.

Together the Twins defeat Extus and undo the Blood Avatar.

Arcavios[]

The siblings were invited to join Strixhaven as students by Kasmina.[7] While Will fit right in, Rowan had problems adjusting. Moreover, Rowan seemed to lose control over her magic, often crackling with electricity when she lost her temper. The twins' arguments became a full-on quarrel before they were stopped by Professor Onyx. She noticed that they were planeswalkers, and tasked them with coming up with a defense against an Oriq attack. While Will studied the books, Rowan tried to gain more power.[8]

After the Oriq and an army of mage hunters began their attack on Strixhaven, Rowan set out to find her brother. After the arrival of the Founder Dragons, Rowan and Will were reunited and saved from an Oriq attack by Professor Onyx. Realizing that the larger assault was only a misdirection, Professor Onyx guided the twins through an old maintenance passage to an area underneath the Biblioplex. There they found Extus Narr who had bound himself to an immense power source called a Snarl. As they attempted to intervene, Professor Onyx was translocated away, leaving only Rowan and Will to face Extus and a summoned war entity, known as the Blood Avatar.[4] Realizing that Rowan had grown in strength during her stay at Strixhaven, but Will had grown in control, they once again joined their powers.[9] With Rowan drawing on the power of the Snarl and redirecting it to Will, her brother managed to wrestle control over the Blood Avatar away from Extus Narr. The Avatar killed the Oriq leader and was sent back from where it came, but not before gravely wounding Will.

Planeswalkers met[]

Planes visited[]

Gallery[]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Episode 1: Class is in Session Adana Washington 2021-03-25 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios, Kylem Liliana Vess, Will Kenrith, Rowan Kenrith, Lukka, Mila, Kasmina, Shaile, Nassari, Lisette
Episode 2: Lessons Adana Washington 2021-03-31 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Lukka, Mila, Liliana Vess, Beledros Witherbloom, Extus Narr, Rowan Kenrith
Episode 3: Extracurriculars Adana Washington 2021-04-07 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Will Kenrith, Rowan Kenrith, Quintorius Kand, Liliana Vess, Kasmina, Lukka, Mila, Extus Narr
Episode 4: Put to the Test Adana Washington 2021-04-14 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Will Kenrith, Rowan Kenrith, Liliana Vess, Imbraham, Kianne, Lukka, Extus Narr, The Blood Avatar
Episode 5: Final Exam Adana Washington 2021-04-21 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Will Kenrith, Rowan Kenrith, The Blood Avatar, Extus Narr, Uvilda, Lukka, Mila, Nassari, Lisette, Liliana Vess, Kasmina

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Note: Rowan Treefolk is not connected to Rowan Kenrith, but rather refers to the Mountain-ash species of tree.

References[]

  1. a b Mark Rosewater (July 21, 2019). "You revealed that the marketing art character is a planeswalker we've seen before whose home plane is Eldraine.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. Magic Calendar 2019
  3. Mark Rosewater (August 23, 2019). "Would Will or Rowan ever be in a set without the other?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. a b Adana Washington (April 14, 2021). "Episode 4: Put to the Test". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Kate Elliott (2019), Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest, Penguin Random House
  6. Rowan & Will Kenrith. Planeswalker Biography. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. a b Adana Washington (March 25, 2021). "Episode 1: Class is in Session". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Adana Washington (April 7, 2021). "Episode 3: Extracurriculars". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Adana Washington (April 21, 2021). "Episode 5: Final Exam". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  10. a b c Raptorchan (August 8, 2019). "[ELD] Rowan deck leaks". MTG Nexus.
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