Rowan Kenrith

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Rowan Kenrith
Rowan Scholar Sparks.jpg
Race Human Planeswalker
Birthplace Eldraine[1]
Lifetime Mending Era
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.

Description[edit | edit source]

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.

History[edit | edit source]

Youth[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Key art Eldraine

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.[4] 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[edit | edit source]

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.[5] The twins were champions of Valor's Reach.

Arcavios[edit | edit source]

The siblings were invited to join Strixhaven as students by Kasmina.[6] While Will fitted right in, Rowan had problems to adjust. Moreover, she seemed to lose control over magic, often crackling with electricity when she lost her temper. Their 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 tries to gain more power.[7]

Planeswalkers met[edit | edit source]

Planes visited[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Story appearances[edit | edit source]

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, Kasmina, Shaile, Nassari, Lisette
Episode 2: Lessons Adana Washington 2021-03-31 Strixhaven: School of Mages Arcavios Lukka, 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, Extus Narr

In-game references[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  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. Kate Elliott (2019), Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest, Penguin Random House
  5. Rowan & Will Kenrith. Planeswalker Biography. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. a b Adana Washington (March 25, 2021). "Episode 1: Class is in Session". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Adana Washington (April 7, 2021). "Episode 3: Extracurriculars". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. a b c Raptorchan (August 8, 2019). "[ELD] Rowan deck leaks". MTG Nexus.