As the khan and First Father of the Temur, Surrak once bested a mighty bear in single combat (by punching it), earning himself the title Dragonclaw. After a time, he, his clansmen, and the same bear he defeated on his trial, repelled Sultai interlopers. Surrak, however, euthanized the animal, which had been hit by an arrow coated in poison, and wore its skin as a cloak afterwards, in order to honor it in a symbolic union of the clan, the bear, and Surrak himself.
Surrak never became khan, but instead the Hunt Caller of the Atarka, the one responsible for leading hunting missions as specified by the Dragonlord, and her chief feeder. In this timeline, his epic confrontation is against a dragon, who tried to steal the meat Surrak and his party hunted for Atarka (despite the dragon depicted in the card being of Silumgar's Brood, without horns, while the one interfering with the feast of Atarka was one of her own brood). It is revealed that, regardless of species, Atarka considers that the strong are always above the weak, hence why she spared Surrak after he killed and ate that interfering dragon.
|Title||Author||Publishing date||Set||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|Awakening the Bear||Jennifer Clarke Wilkes||2014-09-17||Khans of Tarkir||Tarkir||Surrak|
|The Call||Nik Davidson||2015-04-15||Dragons of Tarkir||Tarkir||Surrak, Atarka|
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- Magic Creative Team (September 10, 2014). "Planeswalker's Guide to Khans of Tarkir, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Jennifer Clarke Wilkes (September 17, 2014). "Awakening the Bear". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- The Magic Creative Team (March 18, 2015). "Planeswalker's Guide to Dragons of Tarkir, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Nik Davidson (April 15, 2015). "The Call". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.