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Race Human
Birthplace Tarkir
Lifetime Mending Era

Taigam is a scheming and ambitious human monk from Tarkir.[1]

Original timeline[]

Trained in the Jeskai Way under khan Narset, Taigam defected to Sultai Brood to find true power. Having made a pact with the rakshasa Ebirri, he quickly rose through the Sultai ranks. As Sidisi's Hand, he became the personal enforcer of the Sultai khan.[2]

Alternate timeline[]

Taigam in the old timeline

In the new timeline, however, Taigam never left his original clan. He became Narset's peer as the best human pupil of Ojutai. When Narset discovered the truth of the past of Tarkir and Ugin she was eventually discovered, confronted and ousted by Taigam who hoped to use her downfall to further his own stature.[3] Taigam would later declare Narset a heretic and refer to her as such, despite Ojutai himself showing only appreciation for her.[4]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Taigam's Scheming Matt Knicl 2014-10-01 Khans of Tarkir Tarkir Taigam, Ebirri
A Tarkir of Dragons Kimberly J. Kreines 2015-02-25 Dragons of Tarkir Tarkir Sarkhan Vol, Taigam, Zurgo, Vial Smasher, Kolaghan
The Great Teacher's Student Kimberly J. Kreines 2015-03-04 Dragons of Tarkir Tarkir Narset, Taigam, Ojutai, Ishai

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  1. Commander 2017 Commanders
  2. Matt Knicl (October 1, 2014). "Taigam's Scheming". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Kimberly J. Kreines (March 4, 2015). "The Great Teacher's Student". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Kimberly J. Kreines (February 25, 2015). "A Tarkir of Dragons". Wizards of the Coast.