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Race Demigod, formerly Zombie, Human
Birthplace Theros
Lifetime Mending Era

Tymaret, known by the humans of Theros as The Murder King, is an undead warrior and the de facto leader of Odunos, the polis inhabited by the more violent Returned who have escaped the clutches of the plane's Underworld and its God Erebos.

Tymaret commands its best warriors in organized raids against the living. Their raids are small but effective, and almost always nocturnal. [1]


An unremarkable dead soul and sole witness to Phenax's escape from the Underworld, Tymaret was given a cursed blessing from Erebos, the God of Death: he was restored to the mortal world as a Returned, with the task of slaying Phenax and returning him to the Underworld. As Phenax wears a mask and can disguise himself, Tymaret began slaying any mortal he came across in hopes of finding the escaped Returned. When Phenax ascended to godhood, he escaped Tymaret's clutches, but the Murder King continued to kill with impunity.[2]

When Heliod instructed his champion, Daxos, to remove all trace of the other gods from the city of Meletis, Erebos and the other gods, refusing to stand for such an affront, called upon their own champions from the Underworld. The God of the Death chose Tymaret, the warlike leader of the returned, to become a demigod and serve as the leader of his forces.[3]


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  1. The Magic Creative Team (September 4, 2013). "Planeswalker's Guide to Theros, Part 3". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2020), D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros, Wizards of the Coast
  3. Wizards of the Coast (December 16, 2019). "The Theros Beyond Death Story on Cards". Wizards of the Coast.