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Race Dwarf
Birthplace Kaladesh
Lifetime Mending Era

Sram is a dwarf instrumental in the maintenance of Ghirapur on Kaladesh for years. He is the Aether Hub's chief architect. In response to the destructive efforts of the Renegades, Sram and his team worked tirelessly to repair the city.[1][2]


It falls upon the highest-ranking edificer in Ghirapur to ensure the harmony of the countless moving parts that make up the city's intricate infrastructure. Currently, this task is carried out by Sram, an eccentric dwarf whose rise through the bureaucracy was more practical than political. The foremost expert on complex systems, he lives by the motto he often repeats: "Think bigger". He speaks of Ghirapur as one enormous machine that is designed to perform a multitude of functions, arguing that a malfunction in any piece of the machine, no matter how small or apparently insignificant, can cause problems in any other part. Thus, no section of the city can be left to languish without the risk of the entire system collapsing. Well aware of the weight resting on his shoulders because of his position, Sram is obsessively vigilant.

Sram has an intimate knowledge of every part of the city. He never relies on blueprints or schematics but can determine with a moment's thought how any given part of the city's machinery is connected to the whole. Thus, when undertaking repairs or routine maintenance, he anticipates every consequence of his team's actions across the rest of the city. While the work is underway, he is a flurry of unrelenting energy until the project is complete.

Sram relates to machines better than he does to people. He fidgets restlessly and keeps a slender, delicate gearcrafter's tool of vedalken design hanging out of his mouth. When asked about it, he replies, "It's important to always have the right tool for the job. This one is for picking my teeth." Rumor has it that the tool once belonged to a high-ranking Consulate engineer who poked fun at the lack of finesse in dwarves' approach to construction.[3]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
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

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